5 ways to stay motivated for Finals Week

The dreaded time after Spring Break always approaches rather quickly. For that wonderful week away, you were  able to shut off your mind and not worry about school work. And with the coronavirus completely interrupting the semester this spring, getting back on track has been even tougher. But the pure bliss of freedom is still […]

Top 6 benefits of Zumba

Zumba fitness is a dance group fitness class that targets the entire body. The popular fitness craze was started by Beto Perez, an aerobics instructor who forgot his cassette tape for class. Instead of canceling class, he improvised by using his Latin music cassettes and eventually “Zumba” was born. Zumba incorporates numerous world music and […]

Charleston’s 11 best beach restaurants

Ever wondered where to eat when visiting the Charleston coast but felt like there were too many options and not enough time? As of 2019, 6.9 million individuals have visited the Holy City to soak up its rich history, southern hospitality, beautiful beaches and iconic cuisine. Three of Charleston’s most popular beaches include Folly Beach, […]

Take COVID19 seriously – and stay home

I know that while the topic of COVID-19 is very serious, it is also very tired.  I find myself forgetting what I used to talk about with friends and family before I was placed in a cage by Mother Nature or the powers that be. It has become very apparent that humans don’t like to […]

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 […]

7 local non-touristy hot spots to visit in Charleston

Planning a trip somewhere new is always exciting, but finding the “best spots” can serve as a challenge. Over the past few years, Charleston has repeatedly earned the title “No. 1 U.S. City,” bringing in tourists from around the world. Those of us lucky enough to live here have learned the best local spots to […]

Five things that make the best window boxes in Charleston

Among the beautiful houses that make up a portion of downtown Charleston are window boxes.  Window boxes serve as a decorative and beautiful part of the historic community, adding pops of color and flair to the outside of homes, some of which date back to 1830.  But there are some defining characteristics that make a […]

Best burgers in Charleston (according to me)

As a self-proclaimed burger fanatic, I have made it my mission to rummage the Peninsula in hopes of finding the Lowcountry’s best burger. I’m sure you’ve seen quite a few of these best burger lists, but the difference is that I’m not looking for something over the top. I like simple. I like classic. And […]

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 […]

Keeping up ‘with the girls’ while broke in college

As a girl in college your first want and need is to fit in. Keeping up with fads of what’s cute to wear, hip to listen to, and cool to do can be expensive and time consuming. As a college student those are two things we can’t afford to spare. Therefore, here are five simple […]

Treat yourself! Restaurants to splurge at in Charleston

Charleston is a town full of history, beauty, and most of all, restaurants. If there is one thing to splurge on in this city, it’s the AMAZING food. Whether you want seafood or Southern comfort, there is a place here that will leave your stomach full and happy! This week Alyssa and Ally talk all […]

5 places you can eat out in Charleston on a college budget

As a college student on a tight budget and schedule, cooking is not my top priority.  Going to school in a food hub makes it a very easy choice to eat out at a restaurant, especially when I am too lazy to go to the grocery store, cookand clean up after myself.  With being a […]

5 things to do in the Lowcountry before the holidays are over 

The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. It is a time for vacationing and taking breaks from work or school to reduce stress. The holidays are for reuniting with family, friends, or both. Whether you are willing to spend no money or go all out, here are five things to do […]

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 […]

The best ‘mac and cheese’ places in Charleston

South Carolina is well known for its Southern charm and rich history but also its fried vegetables and comfort foods like mac and cheese. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson came up with the grand idea of mac and cheese? Yeah, that’s right! He bought a pasta machine from Italy, went back home to Virginia […]

Discount to CofC students for ‘Paws in the Park’ fun run Nov. 16

College of Charleston students are invited to come run in the annual “Paws in the Park” run/walk Nov. 16 at Riverfront Park in N. Charleston to help raise money for abused, abandoned and hungry animals in the local community. Sponsored by the Charleston Animal Society, the annual walk and 5k run begins at 9 a.m. […]

9 ‘must-dos’ before graduating from College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a special place to go to school. It is a community of extraordinary beauty and rich history. Time flies by when you’re having fun, especially during college, and before you know it your time at the College is coming to an end. As graduation approaches in little over a month, […]

5 things to love about Charleston

Charleston is known as a beautiful city with such rich historic charm. The city has captivated attentions from travelers around the world and attracts approximately 5 million tourist  each year. In return, Charleston has been ranked the No. 1 city in the United States by Travel + Leisure for six consecutive years. Maybe it is […]

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 […]

11 things every CofC student should check off the bucket list

Have you really even attended CofC if you haven’t done these things? No. Located in “America’s #1 City,” the College of Charleston, a public liberal arts university located in Charleston, South Carolina, was founded in 1770 and has had a rich history ever since. Students come from all over the country  – and world – […]

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 […]

Charleston’s 17 most-Instagrammable restaurants

Instagram has become a platform to share not only pictures of your friends, but also aesthetically pleasing cuisine. Everything from pasta to ice cream can get thousands of likes, if you go to the right restaurants. If you are stuck eating leftovers at home again, hop on Instagram and live vicariously through others. Do not […]

4 tips to surviving your first semester at CofC

Transitioning from high school to college is harder than it may seem. It is an exciting to be away from home and to make new friends and create new memories. Going to school at America’s Most Beautiful College Campus is going to be one of the most exciting times in your life and going to […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Going for a run? Here are the 5 best places in the Holy City

As one of the most attractive tourist destinations in America, it’s not surprising that thousands of visitors pour into Charleston every week The food, the history and the scenery continue to enchant both residents and guests alike. For tourists who like to be active while on vacation, the city has even more to offer. Though […]

Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself:  7 must-try foodie spots in Charleston

Charleston has become the new food Mecca in the South. Featured in the Washington Post, Eater Magazine and Travel Channel,  Charleston has established itself as the best food city in America. Next time you’re out and about in the area,  go off the beaten path and try these delicious local spots. If you’re a  local […]

Urban Yoga in Charleston – where anyone can ‘flow and grow’

Imagine a “welcoming, non-judgmental community” where everyone can “relax, connect with others and practice all aspects of yoga immersed with love and kindness.” This is the mantra for Urban Yoga, the King Street studio founded by Megan Gray. The studio offers a variety of classes accessible to all levels of experience including vinyasa, hot pilates, […]