Five best retro-style surfboards still in production  

Surfboards have evolved drastically over the years, but the classics still exist, and for those who have that throwback nostalgia, one of these five boards will be the perfect fit for you! California Square Tail Surfing Malibu Beach in the 70s, you’d be sure to see a few square tails in the lineup, and not […]

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 […]

5 things your RAs would really like you to know

Freshmen like to claim that their roommate, or someone living on their floor, was the first person they met as they moved into college. But they’re overlooking the first person they really talked to (and the one I think is the most important) – their resident assistant. RAs are the backbone of the residence hall, […]

Avoid these social media vacation mistakes

 Whether you are sipping a tropical cocktail or sun bathing by the pool, we get it – you are on a fabulous trip and want to show us everything. What you are doing on an island might be cool to you, but to your followers it is just another half-naked picture on their timeline that they […]

9 easy ways to survive the ‘sophomore slump’ in college

Sophomore year is like the middle child in the family – the excitement of starting your freshman year is over, but the thought of graduation is nowhere in sight. The idea of stressing over tests and essays for the next three years seems exhausting. Almost all college students go through this dreadful “sophomore slump,” but […]

10 things, mate, you have to see in Sydney, Australia

Australia was voted the top destination in 2016, so if you’re looking to see what all the fuss is about, I recommend traveling to the iconic Sydney. Located on Australia’s east coast, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It’s likely you won’t even know where to begin once arriving because the city is […]

Where to eat when you’ve had too much to drink

When in Rome, “do as the Romans do.” Or in my case, “when at the College of Charleston do as the college students do.” By this, I’m mostly talking about the typical drunken college experience, which involves going out any night of the week you’d like and after consuming a necessary amount of alcohol, stuffing […]

Pounce Café = Cats + beer. Does that get any better?

The South’s very first cat café – a cozy new spot that allows customers to take home the furry friends they make while indulging in local beverages and pastries – is the talk of downtown Charleston. Pounce Cat Café owners Ashley Brooks and Annaliese Hughes combined their love of cats with a simple business model and […]

3 luxury beauty items worth the extra cash

Just like any other college student, I’m constantly trying to save money and find the best bang for my buck. When it comes to beauty products and makeup, the CVS on George Street usually does the trick. But there are three luxury products I religiously cough up the cash for because they are truly transforming, […]

8 steps to achieve a flawless face

Let’s face it, we are all hormonal, pimple-faced human beings who work tirelessly to make something of ourselves – and by the end of the day, stress still rules all. And our skin is the first to let us know. Our face is our first impression, so why not take care of it?! You may […]

Live like a local: five of the best small businesses in CHS

When visiting Charleston everyone has his/her favorite spots to visit, and newcomers frequently flock to places like Waterfront Park, The Battery and King Street. These hotspots are undoubtedly beautiful and interesting, but if you really want to get a good feel for the heart and soul of Charleston, then you must travel off the beaten […]

How NOT to be a bridezilla on your wedding day

It seems nowadays wedding planning has become more of a hassle than an enjoyable experience. Many brides get so caught up in the process of having to find the caterer, DJ, venue, flowers, etc., they forget this is supposed to be fun! The key to avoid all the unnecessary stress is for brides to not […]

7 ways to spend a perfect weekend in Charleston  

From perfect eating spots to places to get your workout on, Charleston has almost everything to offer. The weather outside is usually beautiful and sunny, and the Holy City has so much to explore. Charleston is not just a city for the history nuts. Foodies, exercise enthusiasts and the typical tourist can find plenty of […]

5 ways to summer like a local in Charleston

Charleston is notoriously known for being a tourist hot spot, especially in the summer months. The historic buildings, cobbled streets, sunny beaches, horse drawn carriages and rich history attract visitors form all over the world. The various popular tourist attractions are a big part of what makes Charleston as great as it is, getting the […]

The five best places to get avocado toast in Charleston

If you don’t know what avocado toast is, you must be living under a rock because it is the most popular item on almost every brunch menu in Charleston, S.C., and probably the rest of the world. This smashed (or sliced) avocado on whole grain bread with a dash of olive oil and sea salt […]

7 events that showcase Charleston’s cuisine, culture

As the Southeast grows culturally, all eyes are on Charleston, S.C., as the culinary golden child, alluring and attractive to tourists. The Holy City is a booming hub of Southern culture, full of gorgeous architecture, historic charm and acclaimed restaurants. The best way to commend Charleston’s greatness is throwing events in celebration of all the […]

Off the beaten path: the best Charleston eats north of the Crosstown

  It’s no secret that Charleston, S.C., is known for its “foodie” scene. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they visit, however, is limiting their vacation eats to the classic, better-known restaurants located in the King Street and South of Broad areas. What most don’t know is that some of the city’s best-kept […]

I chose to room with my best friend, and this is what happened

I chose to room with my best friend. It was awesome. “Honey, I’m home,” is the perfect way to describe my roommate situation. I was told over and over that choosing to live with my best friend would “crash and burn.” But they were wrong. Living with my best friend is the best decision I […]

7 ways to eat healthy after college

After getting used to a college meal plan for four years, eating healthy and trying to avoid fast food restaurants while living on your own can be a challenge. It takes time and effort to learn to eat healthy and stay fit during your new career, and young adults too often easily slip into bad […]

9 places to go on a rainy day in Charleston

Charleston is a fabulous city, known for its charm, its beauty and its historic landmarks. In particular, Charleston is filled with lots of outdoor activities such as spending a relaxing day at the beach, exploring the Charleston City Market, or even simply walking around the historic sites scattered throughout the city. However, weather in Charleston […]