Charleston baseball wins opening series in Athens

Charleston baseball wins opening series in Athens

The College of Charleston baseball team began its 2017 campaign with its first series win over an SEC team in school history, defeating the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The Cougars (2-1) won the first two games before dropping the series finale, outscoring the Bulldogs 32-18 over the entirety of the...
I wanna dance with somebody: Dance Alliance offers former dancers an outlet for their passion

I wanna dance with somebody: Dance Alliance offers former dancers an outlet for their passion

Have you been dancing your whole life and now missing that creative outlet? Are you looking for a community to dance with? Do you want to express yourself in a new, different way? Dance Alliance, the College’s on-campus dance club caters to all these desires. Dance Alliance wants to facilitate...
The Worn Wear College Tour: Patagonia and PLAN visit campus

The Worn Wear College Tour: Patagonia and PLAN visit campus

  This spring, Patagonia is packing up and heading on tour. Over the last few years Worn Wear has gone on several different national tours, however this year Patagonia’s mobile clothing repair shop is making stops exclusively at college campuses. The Worn Wear College Tour made its first of 21...
An Interview with Full of Hell

An Interview with Full of Hell

  Full of Hell is an experimental hardcore band that lies somewhere in the realms of powerviolence, sludge metal, and grindcore. Their sound is hard to classify into a distinct genre category, which is a refreshing feat in the hardcore scene. When it comes down to it, Full of Hell’s...
Art Kids: Stealing Tanya Ling's Sparkle

Art Kids: Stealing Tanya Ling’s Sparkle

Louis Vuitton, J. Crew, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Nars and Vogue. These names are the holy grail to any fashion hungry student and being an employee of any has to be salvation. Imagine working for each one….I literally cannot, so if you have that breadth of imagination, props. Fashion illustrator, artist...
Clemson professors protest Trump executive order with fast

Clemson professors protest Trump executive order with fast

From Feb. 5 to Feb. 12, two Clemson professors began a Fast Against Silence, in protest of President Trump’s executive order preventing immigrants and refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika and Dr. Todd May began the fast on Sunday, Feb. 5 on...
DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in a 51-50 vote. The night before the confirmation featured Senate Democrats taking the floor to denounce DeVos and attempt to dissuade Republican Senators in a lengthy session. Protests outside the Senate also took place as a demonstration...
Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

On Feb. 7, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senate Republicans as she criticized Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. In her speech, Warren read a letter written by Coretta Scott King in 1986, implying that Sen. Sessions was guilty of racial bias. When Warren began to quote...
Heart bombing baby bucks: students spread the historic love

Heart bombing baby bucks: students spread the historic love

Older College of Charleston alumnae do not know 168 Calhoun St. to be the Starbucks, affectionately coined “baby bucks”, that current students have come to know. Those alumnae would know the building as the Goodie House, a once 24 hour, comfort food diner and student hot spot. In 1998 the...
"The Young Pope" is actually a Kanye biopic

“The Young Pope” is actually a Kanye biopic

When Kanye West saw “The Great Beauty,” what many consider Paolo Sorrentino’s magnum opus, he knew that Sorrentino was someone he would work with at some point in his life. “I just felt the main character. What was his name again? I just felt him, man,” Kanye said about the...
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The Courtneys II by The Courtneys -- An Album Review

The Courtneys II by The Courtneys — An Album Review

The Courtneys’ first self-titled album was released in 2013, and since then the all-girl trio has released a slew of punchy singles and music videos before finding their home at Flying Nun Records, the independent New Zealand label through which they have finally graced us with their sophomore album, The Courtneys II.   Self-described as...
Women's basketball wins overturned by CAA

Women’s basketball wins overturned by CAA

In a rare occurrence in college basketball, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team recently had two victories overturned by the Colonial Athletic Association due to the use of men’s basketballs in victories against University of North Carolina Wilmington and William and Mary at TD Arena in January. The overturned wins against UNCW and William...
Contour's Softer Album Release/Film Screening: A Show Review

Contour’s Softer Album Release/Film Screening: A Show Review

Over the last year or so Khari Lucas (a.k.a. Contour) has become one of the most, if not the most, prominent figure in Charleston’s DIY music scene. All of the work that he’s put in up to this point in his still very young career seemed to culminate together this past Saturday, February 11 when...
North Market Tbonz closes temporarily due to kitchen fire

North Market Tbonz closes temporarily due to kitchen fire

On Feb. 5, Tbonz Grill on North Market Street was damaged in a kitchen fire, which quickly spread engulfing the roof of the restaurant. First responders including the Charleston fire department, police, and EMS personnel were able to evacuate and search the building before extinguishing the fire.  Fortunately, none of the surrounding buildings were damaged...
More than skin deep: a reflection on the depth of love

More than skin deep: a reflection on the depth of love

Its 7 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and your alarm is blaring. Slowly, you peel open your eyes and the grimy ceiling of your overpriced apartment stares back at you, screaming at you to press snooze. Reluctantly, you pull yourself out of bed and begin getting ready. When you finally make it onto the street,...
"Process" by Sampha -- An Album Review

“Process” by Sampha — An Album Review

Sampha’s solo debut, Process, is dynamic and meditative, and showcases Sampha’s ability as a solo musician, as he successfully transitions from his role as a backup singer and “featured” vocalist into the front man. Sampha was featured on some of the most critically and commercially successful releases of 2016, providing vocals for Kanye West, Frank...
A Charleston Valentine's for every couple

A Charleston Valentine’s for every couple

This Valentine’s Day, find that perfect balance between Netflix and chill, and wine and dine.  Here is your guide to Valentine’s Day in Charleston for every type of couple. For the broke couple: Opt out of an overpriced dinner and go out for dessert instead.  Jeni’s on Upper King never disappoints. For the romantic couple:...
How to host: Galentine's Day

How to host: Galentine’s Day

It is February, which means one thing: Valentine’s Day. Heart candies, tacky cards and giant teddy bears have been bombarding the store aisles, you either love it or hate it. Whether you are spending Cupid’s holiday with a special sweetheart or happily single, throwing a Galentine’s Day party for you and your closest friends is...
Taking a run at education

Taking a run at education

Many of us ran track or cross country in high school, seeing it as an easy way to stay in shape  – and spend time with friends. Little did we know, that these seemingly easy activities would become more equitable to ancient Chinese prisoner torture. Running as fast as one can for miles on end...
Trump executive order could impact LGBT community

Trump executive order could impact LGBT community

On Feb. 1, an executive order drafted by the Trump administration that could possibly weaken the protections for the LBGT community was leaked to the public. Although the White House has confirmed they will not sign such an order, its very existence has caused worry among progressive groups. Trump announced that he would continue Obama’s protections...
Delaware prison hostage situation results in dead employee

Delaware prison hostage situation results in dead employee

On Feb. 1, prisoners in Delaware’s James T. Vaughn Correctional Center took four Department of Corrections workers hostage during early morning. One hostage managed to radio out a warning, alerting officials to the situation happening in building C and allowing them to place the building on lockdown. Throughout the day, prisoners used radios to negotiate...
President Trump nominates Gorsuch to Supreme Court

President Trump nominates Gorsuch to Supreme Court

On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated Colorado Federal Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch for the open Supreme Court seat, which has been empty since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016. During his campaign, President Trump promised to nominate a conservative justice to the court to replace Scalia – his nomination of Gorsuch fulfills this...
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