Teetering on the edge of uncertainty: My post-grad manifesto

2 weeks ago Justine Hall 0
If I’m going to be completely honest, I’m scared for what comes next. But isn’t everyone? I think we’re supposed to be scared; I think we’re supposed to fully embrace this sense that nothing is quite permanent, especially after we walk across the stage in our white dresses and tuxes. It’s a hard pill to Read More

JSU Highlights Israeli Culture at Israel Fest

3 weeks ago Emily Warner 0
On April 21, the Jewish Student Union/Hillel sponsored Israel Fest at the Yaschik Jewish Studies Center. A two-hour event including games, prizes and a traditional dinner, Israel Fest celebrated the culture and customs of Israel for students both Jewish and non-Jewish. Jamie Lief, a sophomore at the College and the current Israel Chair for the Read More

An interview with the Suffers

3 weeks ago Phillip Greene 0
Having garnered international acclaim in recent years—they have been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series and given many favorable shout outs by the New York Times—the Suffers have not forgotten their roots. There’s no dearth of talent or soul born in Texas, but unlike other musicians who make big, pack up and leave, (Beyoncé, Read More

American Horror Story

4 weeks ago Dustin Hacker 0
It’s Mother’s Day weekend and your family is in town for graduation. You have “worked hard” for four (or five) years and now you’re ready to move on into the real world — except you’re not. Seemingly every day for the last five months, you have been asked, “What are you going to do with Read More

Lights, camera, Charleston

4 weeks ago Kendra Hodgdon 0
Charleston is famously attractive to foodies, tourists and — filmmakers? More than 30 films and 14 television shows have been filmed in Charleston, one even in our backyard. Bravo’s reality television series “Southern Charm” primarily takes place downtown, filming at popular places like Republic and Fuel. 2004’s “The Notebook,” directed by Nick Cassavetes, is one Read More

Roberts revs up revenue

4 weeks ago Sam Oleksak 0
The College of Charleston’s new Director of Athletics Matt Roberts brings years of experience from high-level athletic institutions around the country — providing new energy to an organization embracing prospective growth. In his new role, Roberts oversees many administrative aspects of athletics at the College, including hiring and firing athletic staff, operational planning, resource allocation, Read More

Letter from the editor- The Yard April 2017

4 weeks ago Sig Johannes 0
I love taking polaroid photos. I’m always the friend who groups everyone together at the end of dinner, blinding the other customers with a flash. The boxy black camera has been lugged along with me to the beach, the woods, Disney World and holidays. I love taking polaroids because you have no time to think. Read More

The great grilled cheese off

4 weeks ago Zainab Dossaji 0
When you walk into Circe’s Grotto Café, you’ll be greeted by the smell of fresh baguettes and the sound of Mumford and Sons playing in the background. The quiet chatter of studying students may surround you as you find a table, but most of the noise will be coming from the vibrant staff diligently crafting Read More

King Street dethroned

4 weeks ago CisternYard.com Staff 0
By: Madison Ling and Sigrid Johannes Photos by: Jaquan Leonard and Kaleb Dill “They were the royalty.” Totally at ease among the black, tan and gold tones of his polished home, Jack Alterman reclines in an Eames chair and tells a story about the city Charleston was — and what he hopes it will become. Read More

For us by us: The black experience

4 weeks ago Chelsea Anderson 0
Photos by Hannah Broder. Are you brave enough to enter an arena where you are constantly presented with uncomfortable, challenging, radical and inspiring moments? This was the response I gave to a hopeful Black high schooler wondering if attending the College of Charleston was a smart choice. Wanting to take exuberant pride in my school Read More

A Coleman Affair

4 weeks ago Hunter Beaudoin 0
Have you ever met someone you knew would become an important person later in life? Meet Coleman Ott. This ambitious sophomore has accomplished more in his short two years at the College than most have in four. Ott interns at the Jazz Artists of Charleston, a local nonprofit that organizes jazz events downtown to recognize Read More

Total eclipse of Charleston’s heart

4 weeks ago Mara McCloy 1
August 21, 2017: darkness will cover the sky in the midst of daylight. In a short moment, everything will line up perfectly to cause a rare sight. The Great American Eclipse is upon us, and with a slim opportunity to see it, Charleston has been deemed one of the best cities for viewing this anomaly. Read More