4 tips to surviving your first semester at CofC

Transitioning from high school to college is harder than it may seem. It is an exciting to be away from home and to make new friends and create new memories. Going to school at America’s Most Beautiful College Campus is going to be one of the most exciting times in your life and going to […]

5 places to escape home for the holidays

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold, find a romantic hideaway or just get away from your daily routine, the holidays offer exciting opportunities for adventure and trying new things. Mix things up this holiday season and let us help you find the perfect place to enjoy your vacation. Whatever your reason for getting away, […]

Remembering the greatest comic book story creator – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

With great power comes great responsibility — something that Stan Lee had taken to heart in all of the work he put in to the Marvel Universe, and something that has stuck with me from childhood into my adulthood. Stan Lee passed away Nov. 12 at 95. Stan “The Man” Lee made an impact on […]

3 simple things to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Everyone is always searching for the next best thing in creating a healthier lifestyle. Truth be told, it’s much more simple than you think. A few little changes to your daily routine can prove extremely beneficial in the long run. Minor tweaks to your everyday habits will create a much more positive future for your […]

5 reasons to visit Krakow

When people think of going abroad, their minds rarely think of Poland as an option. I know mine did not. Students who study abroad usually go to Italy or Spain, but more need to give Poland a chance. When I chose a study abroad program in Poland, I had no idea what to expect, but […]

7 fun things to do when the weather gets cooler

Find some ghosts Ghost tours are pretty popular and super informative – and they’re even better when the weather is cooler and even a little eerie. It’s a great way to learn about the many legends haunting the Holy City. There are many different tours to choose from with different themes.   Crawl through a […]

How to be a functional, anxious college student

Anxiety is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.” Anxiety is something that thousands […]

5 reasons to invest in Canada’s cannabis stock

While the legalization of marijuana in Canada this past October may sound wonderful for anyone who likes weed, it was really great news for people who like to make money. That’s because thousands of people had been buying tons of cannabis stock, making it a great investment. Strict federal guidelines may keep profits to a […]

Going for a run? Here are the 5 best places in the Holy City

As one of the most attractive tourist destinations in America, it’s not surprising that thousands of visitors pour into Charleston every week The food, the history and the scenery continue to enchant both residents and guests alike. For tourists who like to be active while on vacation, the city has even more to offer. Though […]

5 ways to get your makeup fleeky

Finding the perfect makeup look that works best for you can be extremely exhausting, and it is very easy to critique an awful makeup job. Is it too cakey? Is it too bright? Does the makeup look as if you’re dead in a casket? These are all problems women face in the world of cosmetics, […]

Seven reasons to visit Israel in your lifetime

Israel is a tiny country packed tight with so much to offer to tourists. Sitting right on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has so many picturesque views, a vibrant nightlife in the city of Tel Aviv, and food that will make your tastebuds wanting more. As a newer country, there is so much history everywhere you […]

Urban Yoga in Charleston – where anyone can ‘flow and grow’

Imagine a “welcoming, non-judgmental community” where everyone can “relax, connect with others and practice all aspects of yoga immersed with love and kindness.” This is the mantra for Urban Yoga, the King Street studio founded by Megan Gray. The studio offers a variety of classes accessible to all levels of experience including vinyasa, hot pilates, […]

How to fix NFL’s Pro Bowl

  The National Football League’s Pro Bowl sounds like a football fan’s dream – the best players in the league playing against each other. What could be better? As it turns out, a lot. Those familiar with the annual all-star NFL event know very well the overall “meh” feeling that fans experience from the game. […]

Sneaky toxins in your diet and why you should cut them

“Going paleo” has been a popular trend of late, but it’s important to remember introducing a paleo diet is not the same as “dieting.” Instead it is a lifestyle choice you make to treat your body with the kindness and care it deserves. The philosophy is based on the habits of the early homo sapiens, […]

Is technology actually making American society more anti-social?

Technology is supposed to make society more connected. We can constantly stay in touch with our smartphones in the palm of our hands through texting, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and many other outlets. But is talking face-to-face becoming ancient history thanks to this technology? Social media has become a primary form of communication. Yet, as we […]

5 essentials to help be your best self when you’re down

Our lives are like rollercoasters with so many ups and downs and loops and turns.   Sometimes we feel like we’re on top of the world and can take on anything with confidence, optimism and hope. But then there are times when downs of the rollercoaster seem to hit us the hardest and the deepest, […]

6 reasons why women still aren’t lifting weights

Ladies, do you walk straight to the cardio equipment when you enter the gym? Society has created a stigma that women shouldn’t lift weights, so much so that the majority of women have internalized thoughts that weights are manly and weights are only for men. The reason society has adopted this mentality stems from deep-rooted […]

Bikes around Charleston? Yikes!

It’s time for the protection of cyclists in Charleston. Charleston has repeatedly made headlines over the past decade for being an unsafe place for cyclists. The absence of practical bike lanes around the city has added to the confrontational culture between bikes and cars. The City Council has denied several proposed plans by local bikers […]

Standardized testing isn’t the future

The college application process has become a battle of the test scores, and in order to change it, the SAT and ACT should be abolished.   One number from a three-hour test ends up inaccurately reflecting 18 years of schooling. Heavily weighting a college acceptance based on a single test score puts bias on students […]

Pets known to provide significant health, life benefits

The solution to many common health problems may not be found in a pill box or a doctor’s office. People typically resort to medication or therapy for all kinds of conditions, but these methods are often expensive or have negative side-effects. Animal companionship and interaction has become a favorable alternative to traditional medical treatment, and […]

How Elon Musk is changing the world by doing the craziest things

SpaceX, the exploration company founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, launched the Falcon Heavy Feb. 6 to become the most powerful rocket launch since NASA’s Apollo Missions ended in 1973. The Falcon Heavy, which can generate more than five million pounds of thrust and can carry 141,000 pounds of cargo into low Earth orbit, was […]

5 ways music is the best thing ever

We all need something consistent in our lives to rely on, and music is just that. Whether it’s background noise, your favorite get-ready song, or a track to get through your multi-hour car ride back home, music is there every step of the way. And here are five ways music can get you through your […]

Inbound marketing is the future and here’s why

Inbound marketing is taking the promotions world by storm, sweeping away everything you thought you knew about advertising. With a focus on creating valuable and relevant content on such free outlets as blogs, search engines and social media, a company’s products or services are becoming more appealing to consumers. The more traditional “outbound marketing” tools […]

7 reasons “Ladybird” should have swept the Oscars

“Ladybird” has taken off as “The Little Indie Movie That Could.” An astounding five nominations have been awarded to “Ladybird,” including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. A film unlike any other, “Ladybird” has captured the hearts of audiences and film critics alike because of its coming-of-age plot. […]

The good, bad, ugly of social media

More than three billion people are on social media, with 11 new users joining every second. In the United States alone, 70 percent of Americans use social media, spending approximately two hours per day on social networks. That means social media has great power and influence, and with it, the contentious question of the implications […]

How a Kanye West fan forum saved the rap genre

Amid a culture saturated with shallow lyrics and electronic pseudo melodies, there appears to be hope for the dismal reality that is our current rap genre. This hope is Brockhampton. This self-proclaimed “boyband” has risen from virtual obscurity to widespread conversation in just a year, after releasing three consecutive albums and more than 10 music […]

Four realistic changes to make your life easier

The daily schedule of an American college student is a high-paced one. Although everyone has different priorities, sometimes striking a balance between academics, extracurriculars and social events can be difficult. Consequently, we tend to forfeit healthy habits and replace them for convenience. Whether that means pulling all-nighters, reaching for the soda instead of water, or […]

Yoga is for everyone. You down, dog?

Yoga has become increasing popular. Once a form of Eastern medicine, the practice is becoming a way of life for many in the West too. Although too many may love it for the comfy yoga pants instead of the amazing relief to the mind, body and soul, it remains an increasingly popular form of exercise […]

5 reasons music festivals are still a blast

Festivals now offer an opportunity that captivates the full attention, time and savings of their patrons – reinventing the occasion from a typical live music event to a global affair. Since the infamous Woodstock, music festivals never quite lost their enticing flare, but with advanced technology, festivals have become more prominent and more extravagant than […]

5 reasons studying late at night is a good idea

If you step into an undergrad campus around midterms or finals, it’s not at all uncommon to find students up at all hours. While some may take a well-rounded and considerably healthier approach to studying, there are others who prefer to study 24/7. But students who prefer to study at night are onto something. This […]