7 things you’ll definitely go through in a long distance relationship

by Joy Swasy**** Right now, we’re in a time that long distance relationships are prevalent. First, the popularity of online dating has made it possible to meet people miles away. Second, COVID-19 has forced couples to quarantine in their separate homes for months on end.  While a long distance relationship, as defined by Oxford Languages, is “a […]

7 healthier alternatives to the most common holiday dishes

by Julianna LaFollette**** Thanksgiving and Christmas are a time of celebration, giving thanks, enjoying friends and family, but most importantly, they are a time to eat a large meal.  If you are like me, you tend to grab a few too many servings of not-so-healthy food and end up feeling bloated, sluggish or guilty afterward. […]

7 ways to start loving yourself

by Iris Neubecker**** “I love myself.”  Three simple words, yet some of the hardest to say, let alone comprehend.  To many, the phrase may sound arrogant or selfish, but to others, the term acts as a victory to one of our most challenging battles.  It took me 19 years to be able to say “I […]

Top 7 state flags in the U.S.

by Bryce Wren**** The state flags in the United States show a picture of what each state represents. They should be, at a quick glance, easily recognizable and provide a clear representation of the state. There are, however, states that do not have a designed flag and use their state seal instead. In my opinion, […]

Negative political ads dominate 2020 election season – especially in tight races like SC’s Graham-Harrison for U.S. Senate

With Election Day just around the corner, and the United States divided more than ever, Americans are taking a very close look at policy and politicians before they vote. And that means seeing a lot of negative political ads over the past several months. By Carter Weston And it’s political advertising on the airwaves and online […]

Five low-cost, low-effort tips for self care during Quarantine 

In these unprecedented times, it is increasingly more important to look out for your own physical and mental well-being. For many people around the world that are dealing with the financial and emotional strain of the new normal, stress and anxiety levels are at an all time high. Everybody could use a little bit of […]

5 things you must do in Gothenburg, Sweden 

Once the coronavirus has disappeared, we will hopefully be able to travel back and forth to Europe again. And a great place to travel to is the undiscovered city of Gothenburg, Sweden – a west coast town that offers both the exciting pulse and the calming vibe of a sea breeze. Gothenburg is the second-largest […]

7 movies to watch during quarantine

With the stress of quarantine and trying to escape pure boredom while social distancing, there’s no better way to pass the time than doing something fun – either by yourself or with the family.  Although the activities are limited, one thing everyone can do is sit down and watch a movie. Here are seven movies […]

5 best coffee shops in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, is a great place to get a buzz – but not  just from alcohol.  The coffee options in Charleston make getting a good caffeine buzz well worth the effort as there are many quaint places to enjoy a cup with friends, or simply while reading a book of your choosing.   Follow this […]

The 7 best free things to do in Charleston

Charleston is an absolutely amazing city to explore.   Although this city has numerous fabulous restaurants and interesting events occurring daily, splurging all of the time can become costly.  It’s important to remember that the beauty of this city can be enjoyed for free or at a small cost.  All you need is a little guidance […]

3 underrated albums from the 2010s you should hear today

The 2010s are the first decade in which streaming has become the primary way listeners consume music, making it more accessible than ever. But with accessibility comes difficulties for artists who are not well known to the masses, and as the decade comes to a close, it is essential to highlight some hidden gems of […]

The seven best outfits from ‘Sex and the City’ for every day of the week

“Sex and the City” is an iconic television series that set trends in the fashion industry and promoted females to have open conversations about sex and love. Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda became beloved characters that people could identify with. Many of the classic looks are still relevant in fashion and can be seen on […]

5 most notable NFL players changing teams in 2019

As the NFL gets set to kick off the 2019 Draft this weekend, it’s important to note which veteran players have changed teams and how that impacts the needs on any given team’s roster. Teams are constantly trying to improve their roster to win games. The players are more complicated: Some are looking for the […]

7 ways to relieve stress and relax

Relaxation is easy for some individuals, while others find it hard to maintain a relaxed lifestyle in the day to day hustle and bustle. If you are taking care of your family, working full-time, or going to school, time can seem to evaporate. But taking good care of your mind and body will make a […]

CofC alumna paves her way in the news world on Capitol Hill

As a third-year political science and communication major at the College of Charleston, Caroline Kenny chose to spend her fall semester in Washington, D.C., interning on Capitol Hill. She did not realize the limited scope of her knowledge about the political workings of her country until the first day on the job with the Democratic […]

An open letter to CofC’s new president

Dear President Hsu, As a group of communication students at the College of Charleston, we welcome you to our special campus in this beautiful place. We are excited to have you lead us to even greater opportunity in the coming years. As you take the reins at CofC, there are a few things we think […]

Herbs instead of Prozac? Why switching to adaptogens might be a good idea

In today’s modern world, Western medicine seems to have a fix for everything imaginable. Almost every illness has a pill designed to to alleviate the symptoms and provide the patient with a degree of relief. Traditional medication for mental illness, however, can have lasting negative effects on the body and mind. Some of the side […]

6 places you have to go if you’re in Philly

I was born in Philadelphia and since have been lucky enough to discover all the best pieces of it. As I’m headed back home for the holidays, I want to share a few of my favorite recommendations. There’s many famous landmarks to see and a few spots to know about that’re off the beaten path. […]

7 reasons to study abroad while in college

Studying abroad in college has become more common over the years and for good reason. This experience gives students many benefits they will carry with them for years to come. In addition to personal growth, students will make life-long memories and learn countless new things. Not everyone gets the opportunity to study abroad, but read […]

Grading the summer’s best music festivals just for you

As music festivals grow in popularity each year, fans struggle with which summer shindig they should invest in. LA Weekly shows the grotesque cost growth for the Coachella festival in 2014, and its prices have definitely not gone down since. Before you throw all your rent money at mainstream festivals, allow us to show you […]

Brunch on a budget – when and where to get the best meal and deal!

Looking for a bite that doesn’t break the bank? Charleston, South Carolina, has been ranked one of the top food cities in the country, but when it comes to the brunch lifestyle of trendy downtown, affordable is hard to come by. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these […]

5 national parks you need to visit

America’s national parks are some of the most incredible spaces our nation has to offer. Whether it’s the stunning scenery or amazing wildlife, national parks have something to offer everyone. The first national park was established by Congress in 1872, starting a movement that would spread across the United States and the world. In 1916, […]

Top five surf spots in the Northeast

When you think of surfing in the United State, you think West Coast. California has been the forefront for America’s surfing pioneers for decades. What people don’t know is that the Northeast is also home to an infinite amount of great waves. These are the best spots for planning a surf trip to the Northeast. […]

7 ways to have a better day

We don’t always wake up on “the right side of the bed,” and not all of us are automatically in a good mood and ready to bring on the day. But even “being positive” isn’t our usual M.O., there are still a lot of ways to get out of ourselves and into a good mood, […]

Why Kendrick Lamar currently holds the throne in rap music

Hip-hop is one of the most competitive genres, with various rivalries and affiliations constantly battling to determine who is the at the top. Hip-hop magazines such as XXL and Complex release rankings and decisions every year such as XXL’s “50 of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2017” to determine which songs were the most memorable […]

Czech out Prague before you study abroad

You are probably thinking about studying abroad, which will be one of the best decisions you will ever make (seriously). While there are many important factors that come into play, where you decide to do the “studying” is the most important part of the entire process. Look no further. Prague in the Czech Republic is […]

Why yoga should be taught in schools

Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that  originated in India more than 2,000 years ago with the ultimate goal of achieving  a unified state of consciousness and self-realization. But yoga is also  used to improve overall health and well-being and would be an excellent addition to elementary education. Children carry the stress of their home […]

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 […]

5 things you must do in Colorado

Listed as No. 9 on Top 10 best places to visit, Colorado is known for its breathtaking views, trendy lifestyle and laidback attitude. You’ll never find yourself bored with its rich culture and environment, not to mention growing food scene and endless breweries. Check out five things you must do if you’re a first-timer in […]

The 5 most-anticipated albums released this fall

Pop music continues to rock the charts in 2017. Artists like Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift have shared a few singles in preparation for the release of their albums while breakout star Grace VanderWaal is ready to drop her first. These artists have kept us on our toes long enough, and we expect they will […]