16 things only students with a puppy in college will understand

The euphoric feeling of driving home for the first time with your very own puppy and future best friend.   Those first couple of play-filled happy hours upon getting your puppy home are some of the most cherished memories you’ll ever have.   The realization dawns on you that this puppy is the epitome of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

11 places to grab coffee downtown that are BETTER than Starbucks

Ever get tired of paying $6 for your favorite pick-me-up, only to be disappointed by sub-par flavors and uptight regulars? Not to mention, the only downtown Starbucks worth visiting has shut down indefinitely. If you’re like me, Starbucks’ Pike Place roast just isn’t that impressive. And a regular brew at a local coffeehouse down the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Street kayaking fun? Yes, but Charleston must solve downtown flooding problems

College of Charleston professors and students would agree that attending class is crucial to a successful academic experience. In downtown Charleston, however, this is easier to say than do after a big rain, according to many CofC students. The College of Charleston is centrally located in downtown Charleston, a city with a long history of flooding. This […]