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 […]

It’s time to love yourself

Ladies, it’s OK to love yourself. Really. Growing up, most of us were taught that feeling beautiful is considered self-centered, that looking at ourselves in the mirror and telling ourselves we look great is egocentric. In fact, we often put ourselves down regularly to avoid being thought of as self-centered with. But developing self-love is […]

6 reasons why women still aren’t lifting weights

Ladies, do you walk straight to the cardio equipment when you enter the gym? Society has created a stigma that women shouldn’t lift weights, so much so that the majority of women have internalized thoughts that weights are manly and weights are only for men. The reason society has adopted this mentality stems from deep-rooted […]

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 […]

Czech out Prague before you study abroad

You are probably thinking about studying abroad, which will be one of the best decisions you will ever make (seriously). While there are many important factors that come into play, where you decide to do the “studying” is the most important part of the entire process. Look no further. Prague in the Czech Republic is […]

‘Free college’ isn’t really ‘free’

Bernie Sanders’ concept of “free college” caught the eye of many Americans  – especially millennials. Sanders’ idea is to give people who are underprivileged the opportunity to go to college. This concept seems ideal, but it is unrealistic. 20 out of 22 economists argued that “free college” is a bad idea, NPR recently reported. “Free […]

‘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 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 […]