8 things to know before studying abroad

Studying abroad has become very popular among college students, and in recent years it has become more achievable and affordable.  Studying abroad is scary at first for most people (usually the fun kind of scary). Whether it’s your first time out of the country or your fifth time, there are always going to be unknowns.  […]

Nine ways to succeed in college

Good advice as we start Finals Week! College creeps up on many unsuspecting victims, leaving them anxious and confused about what to do next. This anxiety only makes it harder to step back and make a plan for success.  Whether you are a senior in high school or a junior in college, the pressure of […]

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 […]

Seven ways to conquer quarantine

What a crazy time it is. While we’re all at home protecting the health and safety of ourselves and others, it is safe to say we have all gone a little crazy – and if you haven’t, I applaud you. Social distancing has brought us strange times where we have absolutely no idea what to […]

How to practice self care during quarantine

COVID-19 has become a hindrance to everyday routines, causing shutdowns of businesses of all kinds and creating high anxiety across the globe. Quarantine has been in effect for nearly a month, and the laundry list of “things to do” has come to an end. With anxiety at its highest, what better thing to do than […]

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 […]

7 reasons to get a miniature goldendoodle

In a world filled with every dog breed you can imagine, I want to convince you that the miniature goldendoodle is your most practical and your most fun option!  In my book, miniature goldendoodles are just the best all around. They are not superior in only one category concerning the quality of a dog, but […]

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 ways to save money as a college student 

College is a time in many people’s lives when they are exposed to new responsibilities and atmospheres. During this time, it is important for college students to remember that these years are meant to prepare you for your future as an “adult.” Learning financial responsibility is a big step into adulthood, and college can be […]

7 reasons why bulldogs are the best college dogs

College is a time when a lot of young adults start thinking about adopting a dog. Bulldogs are the perfect match for just about any college student. They are kind, smart and lazy dogs that are impossible not to fall in love with. If their smushy faces and goofy underbites are not enough, here are […]

7 ways Michael Scott can help you get through Finals Week

Ah, it’s that time of the year again. The scary and unavoidable finals are right around the corner, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. It’s no secret that midterms flat out stink – they’re tough, annoying and undoubtedly stressful. One person who has gotten many people through their struggles is Michael Scott, […]

How to live your best life in college

Chances are before college, your parents were overprotective, gave a curfew and were strict in every regard to your life. Chances are, after coming to college, there is such an abundance of freedom that it is almost scary. Many people don’t understand what life is like away from home, friends and parents.  College students are […]

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 […]

7 CofC classes you should definitely take this spring

Fall break is quickly approaching, which means it is time to start registering for classes – and all students know the pain of finding next semester’s classes. The process can take days of weeding through what seems like an endless list. It is impossible to find the right courses to fill the holes in your […]

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 restaurants every College of Charleston student should try

Before finishing at College of Charleston, you must try certain restaurants. Attending school at one of “best food cities” in America, finding a place to eat, at a reasonable price, can be overwhelming for us college students. Everyone knows the award-winning places like Husk, Halls Chophouse and Poogan’s Porch, but unless your family comes to […]

CofC alumna paves her way in the news world on Capitol Hill

As a third-year political science and communication major at the College of Charleston, Caroline Kenny chose to spend her fall semester in Washington, D.C., interning on Capitol Hill. She did not realize the limited scope of her knowledge about the political workings of her country until the first day on the job with the Democratic […]

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 reasons napping is no joke

Napping is not just an activity; it’s a way of life. In college, it’s totally socially acceptable to nap whenever or wherever. That should also apply in the real world. Napping at the office on a lunch break is the perfect way to get in a few extra Zs for a more productive work day. […]

Important considerations before coming to college

Moving out and going somewhere new is exciting, but it can also be kind of scary. For many, this experience happens for the first time when going away for college. College is one of the greatest experiences, but it comes with consequences. Many people talk only about the social aspect of college, but never really […]

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 […]

7 reasons to study abroad while in college

Studying abroad in college has become more common over the years and for good reason. This experience gives students many benefits they will carry with them for years to come. In addition to personal growth, students will make life-long memories and learn countless new things. Not everyone gets the opportunity to study abroad, but read […]

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 […]

9 bad habits you need to stop doing

We all have bad habits, and sometimes bad habits can be hard to break. Especially as a college student, procrastinating, stressing and taking many things for granted is the norm. It is so much easier to get sucked into the black hole of bad habits, but don’t let the temptation overtake you. With the new […]

11 ways to DESTRESS as a broke college student

Students know college is an exciting time. It’s filled with new experiences, new people and new opportunities. However, students also know college can suck. The loads of homework, the plethora of projects, and don’t forget the exams! We get it. Here are some tips to help relieve stress without spending your savings. Have a Netflix […]

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 […]