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 – […]

4 things NOT to do at the library

Tests, papers and projects, oh my! School is back in session, and it’s time to get serious about those studies, so where better to concentrate than the library? If you do not know how to conduct yourself in public places of learning, you should brush up on these general rules of library etiquette. One thing that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Top 15 tracks of 2015

2015 was a magnificent year for all genres of music. While many may be skeptical of modern pop markets, other genres are not only flourishing, but are collaborating to craft tunes that redefine present notions of production. 2016’s releases look promising, between waiting for Frank Ocean’s new project, new tunes from The Shins and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tinder still dating app of choice among college students

by Mandie Ronick and Maddie Peralta

Holy City bars and what your favorite says about you

by Dani Dixon   Charleston’s college nightlife has much to offer (and much to take away when it comes to your wallet!) But the bar scene here is as eclectic as the city itself, with everything from hole-in-the-wall dive bars to embellished and upscale cocktail lounges. But each bar has its own personality and your favorite […]

9 ways NOT to be a stressed-out college student

by Elizabeth Duncan During one of the busiest seasons of life, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks and to-do lists that can lead to feeling overwhelmed. Check out these helpful tips on how to win your college years and not spend them being So. Stressed. Out.  

11 reasons you should get a dog while in college

by Gabby Fabbri Having a furry companion by your side is one of the best choices you can make during college. Dogs are known to be man’s best friend, but they are also the best companion for college kids. Students are not known as the most responsible people, but getting a dog while in college […]

9 questions to ask before ‘going Greek’

by Jasmine Campbell Being in a sorority or fraternity means different things for different people. For some it’s a lifetime commitment; for others an extracurricular activity while in college. Greek life often gets a bad reputation as a sex-crazed, drunken activity for wild college kids, but sororities and fraternities actually do great things for the community […]

5 things that happen when you go home to a small town

by Ashley Copeland When you go to school in a cool city like Charleston, going back home for summer break can be both a nostalgic and much-welcomed change of scenery as well as a screeching halt to a fast-paced, exciting city life. Small town life can be somewhat redundant and predictable, and trust me when […]

7 things to know when living with college girls

by Kaylee Wolfe There’s a common misconception that all girls live in a cleaner, healthier and an all-around better environment than boys. Though I’ll admit there are few exceptions, women are actually just as sloppy as men, especially in college. The first-time experience of living alone is one of the most exciting and disgusting times of […]

15 times Greys Anatomy was better than a therapist

Seriously. There is no need to pay for a therapist when you just need to watch Greys Anatomy. Throughout its 12 seasons, this TV drama has seen it all. From life to death and everything in between, the show has covered all the bases and would be just as good as your therapist. So no need to waste money on therapy, […]

7 things they don’t teach you in high school

College life can be grand with all the freedom it affords, but there are a few surprises that might have been nice to find out about before actually getting to college – including that it’s not all about the parties. Read on for my seven things you should learn – but usually don’t –  in high school […]

It’s On Us, CofC, to put an end to sexual assault on college campuses

We’ve heard the catch phrases over and over. No Means No. Rape is Rape. Drunk is not Yes. And while the messages are extremely important as well as very true, they also have one fundamental flaw – they either put the onus on victims to be able to get out of a bad situation, or […]

9 reasons that enchanting tale of ‘College’ is misleading  

It’s a common story to tell America’s youth that college will be the best four years of their lives. Movies have been made about the ravishing college experience where the only problem the main character faces is whether he will get a kiss from the shy nerd who magically becomes beautiful as soon as her […]

7 reasons college students should love practicing yoga

Yoga has many hidden benefits that go beyond looking and feeling great. It is perfect for every college student who goes through the typical college experience. From the stresses of exams to late-night parties, college kids need this to rejuvenate and unwind. Yoga makes you a better student Copious amounts of research proves yoga increases […]

When you just need to say ‘No’ to a second date

I recently made a new rule – always say “yes” to a first date. But the second date is totally up for grabs, and it’s more than acceptable to say, “no.” After all, you should start a relationship the way you’d like it to look in 10 years, and if you know that second date […]

7 major differences between your freshman and senior years

College goes fast. A lot faster than you think. One day, you’re a scared, naive freshman. The next you’re a scared, wise senior. You suddenly wake up with a completely different attitude than you did freshman year. Here are the 7 major differences to watch out for! -by Courtney Adams

Calm down, you don’t have Ebola

This great nation has been plagued by a vicious disease that is taking the social lives away from many hard working Americans. This disease is called hysteria Ebola has been widespread in Africa over the last several months, infecting and killing the lives of thousands. Lucky for us we live in America where a problem […]

Tinder – the next best, or worst, thing?

by Kristen Klimek