7 reasons why you should study abroad in France

Studying abroad in France was the best experience I have ever had, and it changed the way I live, think, and go about daily life. For example, I try much harder to not waste water because my host mom told me that I use too much water while brushing my teeth! This along with bigger, […]

Charleston’s 11 best beach restaurants

Ever wondered where to eat when visiting the Charleston coast but felt like there were too many options and not enough time? As of 2019, 6.9 million individuals have visited the Holy City to soak up its rich history, southern hospitality, beautiful beaches and iconic cuisine. Three of Charleston’s most popular beaches include Folly Beach, […]

7 reasons to consider exercising

You have likely exercised at one point or another in your life, whether it was on weight machines at the gym, running on a trail or even biking through your neighborhood. Have you ever stopped to think about the variety of potential benefits exercising can have on your life? Keep reading to learn about seven […]

9 everyday things that cause climate change – and you can fix

Common things we are doing every day are speeding up climate change at unhealthy rates.  The good news is that from just remembering to turn lights and electronics off when not using them to bringing your own grocery bags are some of the easy ways to keep this planet healthy. Read this list to become […]

7 must-watch Netflix shows during the COVID-19 crisis  

If you’re anything like me, you might love spending your quarantine time watching Netflix.  It is actually becoming a problem, to the point where I find myself watching an entire season of a series in one sitting.  As someone who has used Netflix for many years, I have watched quite a few movies, television shows, […]

5 ways to distract your mind while running

Running is good for you! It produces endorphins, relieves stress and helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle. For me, the hardest part of running is deciding that I’m going to. Getting off my couch, putting on my tennis shoes and getting outside. After that, the hardest part is to keep it going. It’s hard to […]

How to practice self care during quarantine

COVID-19 has become a hindrance to everyday routines, causing shutdowns of businesses of all kinds and creating high anxiety across the globe. Quarantine has been in effect for nearly a month, and the laundry list of “things to do” has come to an end. With anxiety at its highest, what better thing to do than […]

Best burgers in Charleston (according to me)

As a self-proclaimed burger fanatic, I have made it my mission to rummage the Peninsula in hopes of finding the Lowcountry’s best burger. I’m sure you’ve seen quite a few of these best burger lists, but the difference is that I’m not looking for something over the top. I like simple. I like classic. And […]

5 yoga poses to boost confidence in GenZ

With the rise of technology throughout the entire lives of GenZs,  the generation has been denied privilege of having a work-life balance.  Since they were in fifth grade, this generation has had “work” at their fingertips – creating a personal brand, updating social media accounts, and constantly communicating with the digital world.  Most young adults […]

Seven things I can’t wait to do after quarantine in Italy

The spring weather has finally arrived in Florence, Italy. But like all the other cities in Italy, we are on a strict lockdown with no set date of when life can return to normal.  Even though we are living in strange times, I can’t resist writing about what I’m looking forward to doing after quarantine […]

Why Cam Newton should not be the Patriots new QB

Tom Brady has packed up his bags and finished his run with the New England Patriots, causing a big stir in the world of professional football.  The real question is, what does head coach Bill Belichick have up his sleeve for the Patriots?  Knowing Belichick, it’s probably something good, but it should not be Cam […]

7 non-tourist spots students should visit in China

It is often hard for students to find original, interesting places to visit when studying abroad in China. Instead of going to the most tourist-packed spots, students should go off the beaten path to experience the history, culture and different adventures China has to offer. Whether it be informational tours, performing arts or physical activities, […]

Treat yourself! Restaurants to splurge at in Charleston

Charleston is a town full of history, beauty, and most of all, restaurants. If there is one thing to splurge on in this city, it’s the AMAZING food. Whether you want seafood or Southern comfort, there is a place here that will leave your stomach full and happy! This week Alyssa and Ally talk all […]

5 charities in South Carolina to donate to this holiday season 

The holidays are an exciting time for many people but can be less exciting for those in a less fortunate season of life.  A lot of charities and non-profit organizations rely upon the generosity of others during this time of the year to provide their services to those who depend on them.  Individuals and families […]

Seven upcoming DC films to get excited about

There is nothing more enjoyable after a hard week of work than watching a good movie in a relaxing theatre. There are many of these great films coming out in the next few years, and DC has some interesting characters you might want to keep your eyes out for. In fact, DC has several potential […]

7 ‘must-do’ adventures while in Barcelona 

Many people travel to many places, yet have no idea what to do while they are there. If you are one of those people you are in luck! I studied abroad this past summer in Barcelona, so, I know all the ins and outs of the beautiful city and what’s around the area. Barcelona is […]

7 reasons why bulldogs are the best college dogs

College is a time when a lot of young adults start thinking about adopting a dog. Bulldogs are the perfect match for just about any college student. They are kind, smart and lazy dogs that are impossible not to fall in love with. If their smushy faces and goofy underbites are not enough, here are […]

How to live your best life in college

Chances are before college, your parents were overprotective, gave a curfew and were strict in every regard to your life. Chances are, after coming to college, there is such an abundance of freedom that it is almost scary. Many people don’t understand what life is like away from home, friends and parents.  College students are […]

5 ways to know you grew up in the Lowcountry   

The Lowcountry has become a bustling tourist destination, but to some of us it’s just home. It is the place where the smell over the Don Holt Bridge and pluff mud welcome us in. Where you go anywhere and see everyone. It’s the place where you went on elementary school field trips along the Intercoastal […]

5 reasons ‘Joker’ is a must-see

The hate surrounding “Joker” that premiered in early October has overpowered the extremely relevant topics addressed in it. Fighting an oppressive government, dealing with mental disorders, class warfare and gun violence are merely some of the controversial themes used throughout the plot. The character of the Joker has been constantly portrayed as the “murderous and […]

Eight instruments you can learn that are NOT guitar

Everyone loves music, and guitar music is one of the most versatile in terms of genre. People of all tastes flock to it.  But everything has a limit. There is no need for everyone and his/her youth pastor to be busting out “Hallelujah” at a hangout, and if  I hear “Wagon Wheel” one more time […]

OPINION: Alex Rodriguez deserves a spot in the MLB Hall of Fame

If Major League Baseball were to end today, Alex Rodriguez should be in the Hall of Fame.  But because of A-Rod’s known use of performance enhancing drugs, there’s an ongoing debate about whether he belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you’re wondering, he does. Rodriguez has made history with his performance in […]

Who needs six when you’ve GOT7?

Whoever said boy bands were a thing of the past, must not have heard of GOT7. This multinational group debuted in South Korea in 2014 with seven members known as JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Young Jae, BamBam and Yugyeom. Within five years of debuting, the group has released three studio albums, 11 EPs, 20 singles, […]

13 top interior designers from the South’s design mecca – Atlanta

Atlanta isn’t just known for having the world’s busiest airport – it’s also known for its interior designers. Dubbed the design center of the South, Atlanta has almost as many interior designers as it does passengers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. With the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in their backyard, it’s safe to say these […]

5 tips for writing a killer fiction novel (if you have no idea what you’re doing)

Writing is hard. It’s hard to make the words go. Especially when you have tons of spectacular, larger-than-life adventures all vying for attention, only to disappear when you finally get around to putting it down on paper. If you can relate, don’t worry. Anyone who’s ever tried to write anything (especially fiction) can relate. What […]

7 low-key music festivals to know about in 2019

It seems as though music festivals are more popular than ever, and for good reason. While some folks see no point going to a random field or desert just to stand for hours in the summer heat, music fans and adventure seekers alike thrive in this environment. But the most popular music festivals these days […]

5 ways to ease the tension of awkward conversations

Many of us have had those moments, those painful interactions that just make us want to melt into the floor in embarrassment and horror. You know, like that time a cashier said, “Enjoy your ice cream” and you replied, “You’re welcome.” Or that time a cute guy/girl tried to make conversation with you, and you […]

7 tips to having a great flight

Flying can be tough. Try some of these tips on your next journey and see where they take you.   Pick your favorite seat   Most people skip over the step when the airline allows you to choose a seat. A lot of the seats you can choose from come at an additional cost, but […]

7 songs everyone should have on a playlist

In a world where there are a ton of music styles, genres and tastes, it can be tedious and intimidating to find the perfect songs to have in your playlist. Not to mention, there are plenty of stressors while making the perfect playlist. What if you get roasted when you’re on aux? What if you […]

7 ways to combine love of children with a desire to serve Charleston

If you have a heart for serving your local community – or at least some community service hours to complete – in addition to a love for children, this list is for you. Whether you are an education major with a passion for teaching kids to read and write, an artist with a knack for […]