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 […]

7 reasons to adopt from an animal shelter

Did you know there are only about 14,000 animal shelters in the United States but millions of animals waiting to be adopted? Sadly, many people prefer to adopt from pet stores, which purchase 90 percent of their animals from breeders. But this list will prove that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are seven […]

5 times NFL referees screwed up (maybe) the call

Being a referee in the National Football League is hard. The officials are under the scrutiny of every single person watching the football game – and often for days afterward.   These refs are only human, so they are bound to make a few mistakes –  but one bad call could ruin any referee’s reputation […]

Important considerations before coming to college

Moving out and going somewhere new is exciting, but it can also be kind of scary. For many, this experience happens for the first time when going away for college. College is one of the greatest experiences, but it comes with consequences. Many people talk only about the social aspect of college, but never really […]

Nine haunted sites downtown with spooky stories

Downtown Charleston is filled with history, and along with history comes many haunted locations with lots of  paranormal activity. But have you ever heard some of the actual stories about these locations? This list contains nine haunted places and the stories of their paranormal activities that will have you on the edge of your seat. […]

A natural disaster nearly 40 years ago motivates young news photographer to open his own business

It was May 25, 1980, and Mount St. Helens had been erupting for a week in southwestern Washington and would become one of the most destructive and significant volcanic eruptions in United States history. A young 22-year-old photographer for a local newspaper, Robert Severi, circled the volcano in a small plane with a Nikon F3 […]

9 healthy foods to eat in fall weather

Thanksgiving might be a time for indulgence, but no one should be indulging for the entire season. Most people gain up to 5 pounds this time of year. What they don’t know is there are actually many healthy foods that thrive during the fall – and are still really tasty.   Sweet Potato Sweet potatoes […]

Nourish your soul at Charleston’s ‘Soul Yoga’

by Trevor Gibbs CHARLESTON, S.C.—Imagine lying peacefully on the beach, feeling the warm breeze and hearing the rhythm of your breath flow in and out just like the waves.  You are there among a community of individuals doing the same, and you leave that space with a deeper understanding of who you are, a heightened […]

9 bad habits you need to stop doing

We all have bad habits, and sometimes bad habits can be hard to break. Especially as a college student, procrastinating, stressing and taking many things for granted is the norm. It is so much easier to get sucked into the black hole of bad habits, but don’t let the temptation overtake you. With the new […]

Cougar Cousine: 5 best cheap eats around campus

College is hard. Eating well while in college shouldn’t be. Cougar Cuisine highlights the most mouthwatering meals near campus that won’t break the bank. Spring Roll Asian Cuisine Spring Roll Asian Cuisine is the perfect place for your Cougar Cuisine. Inexpensive varieties of tried-and-true classics like General Tso chicken, pho, and of course, spring rolls […]

15 ways you know you’re a New Yorker

Let’s face it, nothing beats being from New York City. It’s the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle, the city of dreams. From the best bagels to the newest fashion trends, there is no city quite like it. That being said, the fast-paced environment can make it an intimidating place – unless you are […]

Seven shows for lovers of complex characters

Some of the greatest shows of all time have told stories of intriguing characters dealing with the struggles of their lives, from the mundane to the extraordinary. But with an ever-expanding list of shows to watch, it is difficult to know which are worth the time. Here are seven shows that will capture your attention […]

7 anime for people who don’t watch anime (but want to)

Let’s face it, anime is hot right now.   Adidas just released its “Dragonball” collaboration, and trendy stores like Forever 21 are slapping characters on their apparel for clout. But there are still a ton of people who have never seen it before, so this carefully curated list is perfect for those who haven’t had […]

7 things to remember if you love someone with Alzheimer’s

With nearly six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, it is likely most of us know someone with this type of dementia that causes memory loss as well as basic thinking and behavior functions. Because symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, the hardest part may be on the loved ones and caregivers who […]

How you know you have the best dog

Dogs are loyal. Everyone knows that. And that’s probably why they make the best pets. For you cat lovers – or maybe even fish/rodent/reptile pet lovers – you have to admit, there really is no better pet-as-friend than a dog. But if you want bragging rights for having the best dog, here’s how you can […]

Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself:  7 must-try foodie spots in Charleston

Charleston has become the new food Mecca in the South. Featured in the Washington Post, Eater Magazine and Travel Channel,  Charleston has established itself as the best food city in America. Next time you’re out and about in the area,  go off the beaten path and try these delicious local spots. If you’re a  local […]

5 reasons you should start watching ‘Outlander’

It is easy to scroll endlessly through Amazon Prime looking for something interesting tp watch until you come across “Outlander”and instantly realize your search is over. The series follows Claire Randall and her time travel back to the 18th century in Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser and the two begin an action-packed adventure filled […]

9 spooky books to devour

The weather outside is finally getting cool, and even thought the Halloween season has passed, it’s always time for a good scary story. While horror movies are an autumnal given, there are just as many tantalizing murder mysteries and spine-tingling supernatural scares to appeal to you between the pages of these nine classics, some of […]

Big Pharma equals big rip off

There are sick things happening in the pharmaceutical industry as prices are getting jacked up higher and higher with every passing year. Those in favor of the higher pharmaceutical costs argue prices should not be regulated in order to encourage companies to continue developing innovative medicine. AMNOG, a memorable name for a memorable change in […]

A happy medium for carriage companies and Charleston locals

Charleston horse carriage companies are creating dangerous situations for not only the horses but also the residents of Charleston by offering year-round carriage tours. If the horse carriage companies would  only provide tours during the holiday season when weather is cooler and there are fewer people driving and walking around downtown, this could be a […]

7 reasons to set sail for your next vacation

Travelers are falling into a mundane trap when planning vacations to cliché destinations that are picked out of familiarity. It is tempting to let the popularity of stereotypical vacation destinations lure you into a mediocre break from reality while making you feel like you are getting a bang for your buck. Most are unaware that […]

5 reasons it’s OK to love technology

The role technology plays in our lives is so prominent we need our smartphones and computers to do just about about everything that needs doing. While some try to reject all the technology in their lives, this foolish view overlooks an important fact– technology is only going to become a bigger part of our world […]

It’s time to love yourself

Ladies, it’s OK to love yourself. Really. Growing up, most of us were taught that feeling beautiful is considered self-centered, that looking at ourselves in the mirror and telling ourselves we look great is egocentric. In fact, we often put ourselves down regularly to avoid being thought of as self-centered with. But developing self-love is […]