Top five budget-friendly shoes that still make a fashion statement

Summer is over and fall is here. That means it’s time to ditch those flip flops and slides and lace up your kicks. Buying stylish shoes might be hard since prices have increased over the years on all of the popular brands. Here’s a list of budget-friendly shoes that’ll have you fresh when you’re on […]

My favorite ‘Into the Gloss’ Top Shelf posts

Into the Gloss is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, who is also the founder of the growing Internet-born brand, Glossier.  Aside from the often beauty-related content, the New York-based blog has created a series called, “The Top Shelf.”  Inspired by the photos spread across platforms like Instagram, Into the Gloss interviews and photographs notable people […]

5 places you can eat out in Charleston on a college budget

As a college student on a tight budget and schedule, cooking is not my top priority.  Going to school in a food hub makes it a very easy choice to eat out at a restaurant, especially when I am too lazy to go to the grocery store, cookand clean up after myself.  With being a […]

Five transportation differences to expect in Italy 

Ah, traveling in Italy.  You probably have a very dreamy image in mind – historic cities filled with lively people, delicious food and wine, sunny beaches and clear water.  Italy definitely lives up to all its hype. In my two-and-a-half months of being in the country, I have experienced the wonderful pleasures the various regions […]

5 things to do in the Lowcountry before the holidays are over 

The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. It is a time for vacationing and taking breaks from work or school to reduce stress. The holidays are for reuniting with family, friends, or both. Whether you are willing to spend no money or go all out, here are five things to do […]

Five must-haves to survive colder weather

As winter finally begins to appear in the Lowcountry, you have to get prepared for such a shift. And while this shift means packing away the crop tops and bringing out the turtleneck sweaters, bracing for the chill requires effort. Colder weather has its many pros. The opportunity to bury yourself in multiple blankets and […]

7 ways Michael Scott can help you get through Finals Week

Ah, it’s that time of the year again. The scary and unavoidable finals are right around the corner, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. It’s no secret that midterms flat out stink – they’re tough, annoying and undoubtedly stressful. One person who has gotten many people through their struggles is Michael Scott, […]

The best ‘mac and cheese’ places in Charleston

South Carolina is well known for its Southern charm and rich history but also its fried vegetables and comfort foods like mac and cheese. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson came up with the grand idea of mac and cheese? Yeah, that’s right! He bought a pasta machine from Italy, went back home to Virginia […]

Five things you should know about Disney’s biography of ‘Ray Ray’

Disney’s new film, “Safety,” is the empowering story of former Clemson player  Ray Ray McElrathbey and his perseverance to gain custody of his 11-year-old brother.  Before the film debuts in spring 2020, here are five things you should know about the story.   Who is Ray Ray McElrathbey? Ray Ray McElrathbey was a 2006 redshirt for […]

Postseason odds indicate the Yankees can pull out a win over Astros to advance to World Series

The 2019 regular season has come to a close, and with it, comes the long race toward October, meaning MLB playoff time is around the corner.  The juggernauts are just who you’d expect for this year’s playoffs. The Red Sox, Indians, and Astros have all won their divisions, and the Yankees are at the top.  […]

These 7 reasons why you should study abroad top any reasons why you shouldn’t

Your college years are easily the most fun years of your life. You get to experience being on your own and living in a new place. How fun and immersive they are, is up to you. I completed my Spanish minor abroad in Trujillo, Spain, recently, and those three months were at times the most […]

5 restaurants every College of Charleston student should try

Before finishing at College of Charleston, you must try certain restaurants. Attending school at one of “best food cities” in America, finding a place to eat, at a reasonable price, can be overwhelming for us college students. Everyone knows the award-winning places like Husk, Halls Chophouse and Poogan’s Porch, but unless your family comes to […]

5 things to love about Charleston

Charleston is known as a beautiful city with such rich historic charm. The city has captivated attentions from travelers around the world and attracts approximately 5 million tourist  each year. In return, Charleston has been ranked the No. 1 city in the United States by Travel + Leisure for six consecutive years. Maybe it is […]

7 things you need from Amazon

We all have an inner shopaholic, whether it is because we have had a couple of drinks or because we just want a little random enjoyment in your life, the answer is in this short list of items on Amazon that everyone should consider buying. For those times that you could use a helping hand […]

5 things college students should have under control before entering the real world

The fear of entering the “real world” hangs over the heads of almost every young adult right around the time graduation approaches. Though college encourages individuality and free thinking, actually carrying out adult activities and entering the workplace seems foreign and almost intimidating. To successfully prepare for the experiences in the world after college, it […]

9 reasons you still need to watch ‘Green Book’

Although the excitement and controversy of “Green Book” winning the Oscar for Best Motion Picture is long over, this stunning film will leave you speechless and completely full of thoughts at the same time. It is a must-see even though the hype is long over. The Oscar-winning film follows the true story of upcoming pianist […]

11 things every CofC student should check off the bucket list

Have you really even attended CofC if you haven’t done these things? No. Located in “America’s #1 City,” the College of Charleston, a public liberal arts university located in Charleston, South Carolina, was founded in 1770 and has had a rich history ever since. Students come from all over the country  – and world – […]

7 reasons napping is no joke

Napping is not just an activity; it’s a way of life. In college, it’s totally socially acceptable to nap whenever or wherever. That should also apply in the real world. Napping at the office on a lunch break is the perfect way to get in a few extra Zs for a more productive work day. […]

Charleston’s 17 most-Instagrammable restaurants

Instagram has become a platform to share not only pictures of your friends, but also aesthetically pleasing cuisine. Everything from pasta to ice cream can get thousands of likes, if you go to the right restaurants. If you are stuck eating leftovers at home again, hop on Instagram and live vicariously through others. Do not […]

The 5 best smoothie ingredients for a healthy thyroid

More than 27 million Americans struggle with thyroid disease daily. For those who do not know, the thyroid is a tiny gland in the neck that powers some of our body’s most important functions. These functions include hormone production, which aids with metabolism and organ performance. I have struggled with Hypothyroidism, where the thyroid produces […]

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, […]