7 ways to get in the holiday spirit

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it can be tough to feel the holiday cheer. Between family gatherings, busy work schedules and buying gifts, the stress can often take over. As an adult, the holidays can easily lose their magic when Santa no longer brings gifts to your tree. These tips and activities can help […]

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 […]

4 reasons you really should pay attention to politics

As Americans, we are the voices that drive our country. Many people seem to forget the power they hold when it comes to our government. Here are the main reasons why we should pay more attention to politics. We’ve all seen Jimmy Kimmel take to the streets of America asking citizens simple questions about current […]

4 reasons Megyn Kelly was absolutely the wrong choice for ‘The Today Show’

TV broadcaster Megyn Kelly went live this week as she hosted her highly anticipated show “Megyn Kelly Today.” Kelly, the former Fox News anchor, has now made the transition from hard-hitting evening news to the world of light-hearted morning entertainment. Leaving her audience with the question, “Was Megyn Kelly the right choice for “Today”? The […]

Seven things retail workers really want you to know (and yes, we are talking about you)

If you’ve ever worked retail, you know that it’s equivalent to someone punching you in the face repeatedly and being told to smile the entire time. This is definitely one of the worst jobs you can have, especially come holiday season and the customers don’t seem to get it. If you’re a customer and ever wondered what […]

Why the Nationals won’t ‘Doolittle’ in the postseason next year

The Washington Nationals have fallen short of getting past the National League Division Series and into the NL championship game the past four out of five postseason runs. But that’s not going to happen next year – at least, fans should keep telling themselves that. Although there was big hope that the team in the […]

5 hip hop & rap albums you need to listen to

  As trends come and go, influential hip hop artists continuously thrive. These lyrical geniuses are the creators of fresh, diverse, eclectic rhythms and vocals. Their latest albums encompass their raw, progressive talent, giving listeners a taste of the nuances present in their music. Hip hop and rap are phenomenal genres and the masters of […]

11 sayings all swimmers know too well

Swimmers are unique — to say the least. They create large splashes in and out of the pool, often seeming bizarre and insane to the outsider but completely normal and even conventional to a fellow swimmer. Full disclosure – I belong to this unusual species. I get up for 5 a.m. practices and secretly enjoy […]

Stay healthy with these hacks for busy people

There are plenty of tips out there for staying healthy despite leading a busy life. But in the grind of everyday appointments and to-do lists, remembering – or just wanting – to do those can be tough. So here are three easy hacks that will help you stay healthy without too much extra effort (and if […]

9 best Charleston food deals you’re missing

Whether you’re ballin’ on a college budget or just love a good deal, Charleston has plenty of restaurants that may have what you’ve been looking for. The Holy City is known for its roots in the food industry with some of the best restaurants that you can’t miss and with these deals, here’s your chance. […]

Top 15 tracks of 2015

2015 was a magnificent year for all genres of music. While many may be skeptical of modern pop markets, other genres are not only flourishing, but are collaborating to craft tunes that redefine present notions of production. 2016’s releases look promising, between waiting for Frank Ocean’s new project, new tunes from The Shins and the […]

Tinder still dating app of choice among college students

by Mandie Ronick and Maddie Peralta

11 things freshman sorority girls love to say

Living in the college bubble known as “Greek life,” it can be hard for college students to remember that there are bigger problems in the world than having a scuff on your white Converse or not getting the sorority you want. Nonetheless, these girls never fail to entertain, so here are 11 things freshman sorority girls are […]

Top touristy places to avoid in Charleston

In its third year of being ranked the top place to visit in the United States, Charleston is no stranger to tourists. And while the Holy City has plenty to attract the bigger crowd, it is just as happy accommodating the smaller groups. But the key to a great experience isn’t going to all the regular touristy places; […]

In battle for hip-hop’s throne, Drake no match for Kendrick Lamar

If 2015 has proved anything in hip hop, it’s that any alleged rivalry between rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake would end in a decisive victory for “King Kunta.” Kendrick released a verse on Big Sean’s “Control” song back in 2013 that shook the hip hop world to its core. In one thunderous verse, the Compton […]

7 things to know before going into space

Space is a big. Really big. Really, really big. And guess what? You can go there, but it’s probably a good idea to know a little bit about it before taking off. Here are 7 things you absolutely must know before shooting out into space.   -by Ben Nelson

ISIS v. IS v. ISIL? WTF!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months, we’ve got a little international terrorism thing brewing. But it’s impossible to figure out what’s going on when we don’t even know what to call the terrorist group. Is it ISIS? Or ISIL? Maybe just IS?   Oh, WTF…let’s just figure out […]

6 profs you’re guaranteed to have in college

We all have them. You know, the professors who make you stop and question your sanity. The disorganized mess you see running to class, spilling hot coffee all over his/her wrinkled shirt. The ones who make you share more about your personal life than desired. Yeah that’s right. I can see you laughing. You know it’s true. […]

9 moments you realize you really are a senior in college

  “These will be the fastest four years of your life.” Yep. We’ve heard it before. The process is gradual, but the moment it hits home, it hits home hard. Read about the 9 moments it hits hardest. Welcome to your senior year. – by Grace Newall  

Ice v. fields? Why hockey is better to watch than football

– by Genevieve Dolan College sports fans often plan their weekends around their favorite sports game showing on TV. While most of my friends put time into their favorite football, basketball, or even baseball team, my dedication focuses on something much smoother – college hockey. And as the Stanley Cup finals get into high gear, […]