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 […]

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 […]