5 reasons studying late at night is a good idea

If you step into an undergrad campus around midterms or finals, it’s not at all uncommon to find students up at all hours. While some may take a well-rounded and considerably healthier approach to studying, there are others who prefer to study 24/7. But students who prefer to study at night are onto something. This […]

5 reasons the ‘hookup culture’ must end

Ninety-one percent of college students claim their lives are dominated by the “hookup culture,” the more casual dynamic that has taken over today’s dating scene. A hook-up is technically defined as any affectionate physical act with another person, regardless of the level of intimacy, and it can be classified into four different culture types – […]

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 […]

7 reasons why you should become a Beagle mom (or dad)

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a Snoopy™ dog? Beagles are a breed we can all love and adore. This breed has admirable traits that can make the perfect pet. Not only are they cute little animals, but they are mischievous too. If you think you are too busy for a dog due to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 best emojis and the perfect times to use them

A picture can say a thousand words, but an emoji can relay a thousand feelings. Sometimes it’s easier to insert an emoji than type out exactly what you’re thinking. In a world digital communication, many times texts can be misinterpreted. Why type out that you’re not feeling well when the doctor emoji will suffice? How […]

7 of the most important lessons you learn in college

College is all about trial and error. Constantly being knocked down and learning how to get back up and keep going usually because you really don’t have a choice. The good news is, there are really great lessons to be learned from all these “SERIOUSLY??” moments, and here are seven of the most important ones […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 reasons ‘summer camp counselor’ is better than ‘intern’

Every summer college students suddenly have three months of free time, and there’s often an overwhelming amount of pressure from colleges, parents or professors to get an internship and gain some work experience. But what if sitting at a desk isn’t your ideal way to spend a summer? Is any other option juEvery summer college […]

5 reasons CofC needs a football team

Growing up I remember making a lot of great memories with my family. Some of the best come from watching the college bowl games as we put up our Christmas tree, or watching the Clemson-Carolina game with bated breath. While I have pleasant memories of attending the College of Charleston’s basketball games as well, I […]

6 must-see movies for every college student

College is the most memorable time of our lives. From the moment you receive your first acceptance letter to the moment when you know senioritis has officially hit, college is one crazy ride. The journey is different for everyone. But we can all relate to a character, piece of dialogue or a scene in each […]

3 quick trips from Charleston perfect for a college budget

  College is a time for exploration. Unfortunately, sometimes living on a student’s income makes it hard to get out of town. These three quick – and long weekend friendly – trips are perfect for fitting into a busy college schedule and on a strict college budget. They’re also great for the younger traveler with […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

7 tips to make college life easier

As students transition from high school to college, life can get a lot more challenging.  From school work, jobs, paying rent and just life itself, things can begin to weigh heavy on you and cause a ton of stress. However, there are some things than can be done to relieve some of these pressures and […]

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 […]

Best tips for grocery shopping on a college budget

College students are typically known for being broke. For those who struggle with grocery store budgets, here are a few tips to keep money from escaping your wallet.  1. Plan ahead Everyone knows going to the grocery store hungry is a bad idea. Have a small snack, such as an apple or a granola bar […]

Nine great songs to pump you up during Finals Week

Do you need an epic montage of music to get you through the day? These compositions will help you get motivated for the gym, prepare for a big interview, excite you for this week’s game, help you stay alert through finals and generally get you ready to take on the world. This list looks at the songs […]

7 reasons communication majors should learn photography

Photography makes your life better, plain and simple. It can help you both professionally and personally. Here’s why you should try it out. 1. It’s easy to learn. Thirty years ago, being a good photographer meant sitting for hours in the darkroom and buying a bunch of expensive gear. Now, thanks to digital cameras, learning […]