5 alternatives to your regular playlist for studying 

Listening to contemporary hits while studying can be very distracting. But complete silence can be exhausting. So here are five alternatives as you get ready for Finals.

5 things to do in Charleston during spring

By Sara Paetow**** Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. With its beautiful streets, incredible historic sites, outstanding restaurants and miles of gorgeous beaches, Charleston has been named Travel & Leisure’s top city in the U.S. for many years in a row. If you enjoy history, architecture, great food, […]

7 things to know when cooking as a college student

By Claire Filaski *** Incoming college students are always going to be berated with inquisitive questions from friends and family, but one question stands out on an annoyance level: “Do you know how to cook?” Do you have every recipe on the planet memorized? No, but with a sheet of instructions and a little trial […]

5 most hated Bachelor/ Bachelorettes and contestants

By Chloe Cunningham The popular reality television show “The Bachelor” has led to some amazing love stories that all of Bachelor Nation will never forget. Although the show is designed to give people a chance at finding the love of their lives, it wouldn’t be the same “Bachelor” we all know and love if there […]

7 reasons Taylor Swift is one of the greatest artists of our generation

By Lark Chadd*** Taylor Swift has had the public talking since 2006. With her start as a young country sensation, she has journeyed through the genres of country, pop, and even indie/alternative, and has done so with ease. While she may not be your favorite, it is undeniable that she has made some of the […]

5 reasons weightlifting is extremely beneficial

By Lachlan De Sane*** Strength training has always been a staple of good health. Looking back at ancient cultures, lifting rocks and building with heavy materials started the weight lifting process. But before you think it’s only for men or only for “meatheads,” think again. Weight training has multiple benefits for everyone, no matter their […]

5 reasons why you should meditate at night

By JC Marchionda Do you find yourself not being able to wind down, or get restful sleep? Everyone wants to go home and relax after long days at work, or a busy weekend catching up on tasks, but many find it hard to actually commit to relaxing. But this is exactly what meditation is for […]

How College of Charleston is making an environmental impact

By Arden Dodge The College of Charleston is home to almost 9,000 undergraduate students, many of whom came for a good education paired with the beautiful weather and scenery.  While College of Charleston has indeed been named No. 1 for most beautiful campus by Travel and Leisure, it has more going on behind the scenes […]

6 fashion trends for Summer 2022

By Trinity Griffin After spending way too much time in our loungewear during COVID-19, we are now vaccinated and finally going outside for the summer in style.  Summer is for conveniently and fashionably showing skin, so this summer is to make up for the lack of skin that has not been shown.  This means the […]

5 reasons to become a morning person

By Lucy den Ouden Picture this: Every day, you are starkly awakened by your blaring, angry alarm. Instantly, you find yourself starting the day in a bad mood. You think, “I hate mornings! Why can’t I ever get enough sleep? Will I ever be excited to start my day?” If this sounds like you, just […]

Best evidence of paranormal activity captured by ‘BuzzFeed Unsolved’

by Ada Jenkins BuzzFeed Unsolved is a branch-off series from BuzzFeed involving two charismatic hosts investigating the paranormal. Known as the “Ghoul Boys,” Ryan Bergara is the extremely paranoid one and Shane Madej is the complete opposite, going as far as yelling at and threatening potential ghosts and demons. The two make a great pair […]

4 reasons to stop cramming for exams

By Rachel Simpson*** Many students struggle with time management in college as their busy class schedules and challenging assignments create a never-ending grind. In response, college students often make a habit of cramming – the popular study method of trying to learn all information in a short amount of time right before the exam takes […]

5 benefits of long distance running

Not everyone loves to run. But just about everyone can run – and can learn to love the benefits.

7 restaurants in Downtown Greenville tourists must try

Downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the fastest developing cities in the United States, and the restaurant scene exceeds all expectations.

7 ways to get around downtown Charleston, South Carolina

By Grace Catlin Traveling from one point to another in a city can be challenging. In Charleston, South Carolina, there are a few options of transportation, and newcomers may find difficulty maneuvering downtown. In an attempt to save Charleston’s own and visitors from transportation struggles, I made a ranked list. This list has a form […]

Top 8 NFL big-name trades, free agency signings that will dramatically change the 2022 season

By Caroline Meuller The 2022 NFL offseason has been arguably the most eventful in the last few years. It seems that every day there is a new big-name trade or free agency signing that could potentially alter the trajectory of multiple teams this upcoming season. In no particular order, here are eight of the craziest, […]

The 4 most popular fitness myths you’ve been tricked into believing

by Cassidy Kmetz As the fitness industry gains more and more popularity, an influx of “diet fads” and “fitness challenges” take their place in the spotlight. Both trends often involve eliminating a food group entirely or over-exercising to compensate for the calories in the fried chicken wings from Saturday’s “Hoedown Throwdown.” The question is, to […]

Top five most haunted places of Charleston

by Kye Allen Since the founding of Charleston in 1670, there has been an immense amount of tangible history within the city’s walls. Charleston has served as the seat of much stress, death and turmoil over the past 350 years.  In a city that has been the site of slave trade, piracy, natural disasters, fires […]

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 […]

8 reasons to love the ‘Star Wars’ prequels

Julia McKenna defends the prequel trilogy. “I don’t like sand.” Whether it be for their wooden dialogue, reliance on special effects, obsession with drawn out scenes of political discourse, or everyone’s favorite comic relief, Jar Jar Binks, the Star Wars prequels have always been ravaged with criticism.  However, in recent years, many fans have reevaluated […]