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, […]

A happy medium for carriage companies and Charleston locals

Charleston horse carriage companies are creating dangerous situations for not only the horses but also the residents of Charleston by offering year-round carriage tours. If the horse carriage companies would  only provide tours during the holiday season when weather is cooler and there are fewer people driving and walking around downtown, this could be a […]

Bikes around Charleston? Yikes!

It’s time for the protection of cyclists in Charleston. Charleston has repeatedly made headlines over the past decade for being an unsafe place for cyclists. The absence of practical bike lanes around the city has added to the confrontational culture between bikes and cars. The City Council has denied several proposed plans by local bikers […]

Why everyone should (can) run

A lot of problems you face in life can be solved by running. Trust me. Many people say they can’t run or don’t run, but that only means they have never fully experienced what running has to offer. Those who discount running are only missing out. Although I am a runner now, I haven’t always […]

‘I feel unsafe as a CofC student’

The College of Charleston, voted America’s Most Beautiful Campus, is my dream school. Students lie out on the beach and walk to class through the nation’s No. 1 city. Once the sun sets, however, I clutch my pepper-spray and speed-walk to my off-campus, downtown apartment to avoid the catcalls in the cloak of darkness. The […]

5 reasons going away to college is a great idea

College is more than just getting a degree. It’s a lot about discovering who you are. So going to a university in a different state or region is extremely important for making that discovery and learning what it is you value. As students we gain more than just academic knowledge during our time away from […]

Your guide to the best coffee in the Holy City

Whether a tourist or local to Charleston, there is great coffee to be had all over the Holy City. It would truly be a disgrace if one missed out on the incredible coffee shops this city has to offer. Whether you are into new hip, modern shops or cozy hole-in-the wall options, Charleston has both […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to dress for Charleston weather

Charleston is known for its beautiful weather, but in every season there are some things to consider while getting dressed for the day. Whether it’s being ready for random weather changes or staying prepared for a spur-of-the-moment beach trip, here are a few wardrobe tips for an entire year in the Holy City. by Laura […]

4 things to keep on hand if you live in an old Charleston home

One of the great things about living off campus in Charleston is that students don’t typically live in the average apartment complex but instead will live in old Charleston-style homes that have been renovated and turned into apartments. Students can spend weeks looking for the right place that’s in the right location, for the right […]

7 of the best Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors

Who doesn’t want to treat himself/herself with some delicious ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s began in 1978 with two guys and a gas station ice cream business, soon transforming into one of the most popular ice cream brands. With more than 60 flavors to choose from and different forms, like the new Pint Slices, you […]