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 […]

9 stages of Spring Break madness

  Spring Break is a beacon of hope centered in the agony of second semester. In theory, at least. But things never seem to go as planned and your once-grand idea for an exotic trip to Cabo, has now devolved into a two-hour trip to Columbia (the one in South Carolina). Your escape from reality […]

Where to eat in Charleston when you’re broke af: a memoir

Being a college student in a town that thrives off tourist prices like Charleston is not an easy undertaking. That weekly budget plan you made at the beginning of the semester can be difficult to stick to when you highly value Taco Tuesdays at Fuel. Before you know it you find yourself broke but with […]

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. […]

6 high-end meals on a low-end budget

Running low on cash but want gourmet meals? No problem! Here in Charleston, that is easy to find. Charleston has become a culinary hotspot over the past few years offering endless options for every sort of craving. From pizza to salad, you can find hearty, high-quality meals without the high-priced bill. To indulge in a […]

7 restaurants with the best views in Charleston

Charleston’s restaurant scene is one of the most drooled over in the U.S. with an ever changing list of new places to try. What sets some of these restaurants apart from the rest is location, location, location. Combining the two things the Lowcountry does best – food and beautiful scenery – check out these seven places […]

13 ways CofC students can get outdoors

  When it comes to school work college students are no strangers to late nights, procrastination, mental breakdowns and much more. It is important for an overstressed student’s wellbeing to take breaks and get some fresh air. Not only is getting outdoors an easy stress reliever, it can also help students do better in school […]

11 ways to survive the end of the semester in spite of a hurricane evacuation

. October is always a hectic month for College of Charleston students as midterms come way too fast and right in the middle of the best weather. But when a hurricane hits the coast and school is cancelled, well, that makes preparing for midterms and staying on track for finals even tougher than usual When […]

Productive things to do when the next hurricane strikes

Living in the Lowcountry means “hurricane season” should not be taken lightly. And thankfully, the College of Charleston never does, often canceling classes if the storm threat is too great. But rarely is that threat carried out (looking at you Hurricane Matthew), leaving college students a lot of free time while classes are canceled. So […]

9 thoughts CofC students have on the way to class

For College of Charleston students, there are a few feelings we can all relate to on the way to class. Regardless of our majors, organizations or interests, these thoughts are not unfamiliar to our classmates as we all negotiate the cobblestones and make our way to classes. by Maret Williamson

7 reasons Holy City Brewing is the best brewery in Charleston

Do you have a beard? Fancy listening to old Bob Dylan albums on your vinyl record player? Find yourself having an urge to buy a pour-over coffee maker for the freshly ground Ethiopian blend you just picked up at Black Tap? If you answered yes to any (or all) of the previous questions, you very […]

9 more reasons CofC is the best college ever

There are many great  colleges on the East Coast, but CofC is the ultimate best college to attend. Founded in 1770, The College is the oldest college south of Virginia, and its campus is definitely filled with classic Southern charm. But in case that isn’t enough, here are nine reasons why College of Charleston is the […]

Five signs you’re a Yankee transplanted in the South

  Whether it be for school, business or pleasure, a northerner’s migration to the South is not always easy. There are a number of customs, sayings and surprises that may get your “britches in a bunch.” So for those of you “Yankees” just visiting or recently arriving for an extended stay, here are some helpful […]

Gluten free? No problem. These 9 delicious places to eat in Charleston are for you

Those with a gluten allergy understand the daily struggle of finding a place that will cater to  frustrating food needs. Fortunately, Charleston has a wide variety of options to offer. Whether or not you share this food struggle, I highly recommend these 9 places:   Mellow Mushroom Everyone loves pizza! For those who had to […]

Cheat sheet: Top 5 healthiest eats around CofC campus

Being a college student in a food driven city makes it SO hard to maintain a healthy diet on a regular basis. Fortunately, Charleston is home to some of the most delicious eateries that are sure to help you shed that freshman 15. From salads to smoothies, there are many great health inspired restaurants on […]

9 reasons you’ll love going to the College of Charleston

by Caroline McNeely There are a lot of good colleges to attend, but after you’ve visited the College of Charleston in the heart of one of the most historic cities in the country, you won’t want to go anywhere else. Trust me. But just in case, here are nine reasons why I’m telling you the […]

How to find the best burgers in town

by Katie Johnson Charleston is a huge foodie destination in the Southeast. The Holy City has so many diverse and delicious restaurants on almost every corner and nearly every type of cuisine can be found. And burgers are certainly no exception. Charleston takes this typical and simple food and transforms it into a mouthwatering art form. […]

How to never have a hangover again…really.

by Phoebe Singleton We’ve all been there. One drink too many and the next morning is a nightmare. We spend all day miserable, vowing to ourselves that we’re never drinking again. That is, until our friend texts us a few days later asking if we want to do it all over. Luckily there are ways […]

Best happy-hour deals in Charleston

by Dulcie Smith Saving money but eating well can be a daunting task in one of the best food cities in the country. Especially for college students who have to “ball” on a budget, these nine restaurants with impeccable happy hour deals allow everyone to experience the flavors of Charleston the inexpensive way.  

CofC brings new platform for student expression with ‘The Rival’

by Meredith Wohl & Donovan Taylor