Freshmen voice: The social media mask

Freshmen voice: The social media mask

“Decorated on the outside but empty at my core.” I was listening to a song titled “Dinosaur Bones” by Stop Light Observations when I came across this line. I had never heard the song before, but this line stood out to me. It made me think about the mask that every...
Collegiate Curls: Unifying the College one strand at a time

Collegiate Curls: Unifying the College one strand at a time

On an average day you might catch Courtney Hicks showcasing the College campus to a group of young prospective students. Some days she may be scurrying past you on her way to a Black Student Union meeting. Or perhaps she was your summer orientation intern. With a helpful hand already...
Coast Records Winter Jam

Coast Records Winter Jam

With the start of a new year and the motivation of making 2017 the best year yet still fresh in everyone’s mind, consider this: Coast Records Winter Jam. College of Charleston alumni and one of the event’s planner Tyler Boone will be performing along with several other local artists including...
Serving to success

Serving to success

As the warm Mediterranean sunshine beams down upon the seaside town of Limassol, Cyprus, a budding young tennis star emerges into prominence. Her journey would begin here, but continue half-way around the world as she stumbled upon her adopted home, the sandy shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Before enrolling at...
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Cougars continue to conquer conference foes

Cougars continue to conquer conference foes

The College of Charleston returned to TD Arena for the first time in over a month to record the program’s ninth win in 10 games, defeating Towson, 62-57. “For us to come out and beat the team that was picked to finish No. 2 in the CAA was a big accomplishment for us,” said Charleston...
The 2016 Hip Hop Superlatives

The 2016 Hip Hop Superlatives

Superlatives are not just for seniors anymore. The rappers on this list were relevant (or irrelevant) enough this year to land them a spot in the 2016 Hip Hop Superlatives by yours truly. I broke it down into fifteen superlatives for fifteen different rappers. Remember that this list is not meant to be all inclusive, but...
Sam speaks at the College

Sam speaks at the College

On Tuesday evening (Dec. 6), former NFL player Michael Sam spoke in front of a crowd of students and faculty members at the Stern Center Ballroom discussing his upbringing as the first openly-LGBT athlete in any major American sport. The former Dallas Cowboy and St. Louis Ram, also played in the Canadian Football League with...
The Reef takes over Redux

The Reef takes over Redux

For the past year now, Charleston’s Makeout Reef music collective has been making power moves to revitalize the city’s music scene. Since they were first formed in December of 2015, MR’s popularity has increased exponentially through the success of bands such as Del Sur, Mr. Rosewater, The Camel Blues Band, Tall Kitchen Bag and Hot...
Under the Christmas tree: A holiday gift guide

Under the Christmas tree: A holiday gift guide

The semester is winding down and finding the time to search for the perfect gift can be extremely tough. Especially when you want to scope out the perfect gift for loved ones and friends! Here are a few ideas that will help you stay organized this holiday season and make your gift shopping trips more enjoyable. Mom:...
Stephen Lesage: power-lifting astronaut

Stephen Lesage: power-lifting astronaut

“So is it safe to say you don’t have a fear of heights?” “Not really—kind of…I’m more scared of going underwater.” Stephen Lesage, a senior here at the College, has been spotlighted recently in multiple articles about his impressive accomplishments with powerlifting. In 2015, a friend of Lesage’s became curious in powerlifting, Lesage joined along...
DAPL rerouted, partial victory for Standing Rock protestors

DAPL rerouted, partial victory for Standing Rock protestors

On Sunday, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that they will not give permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The announcement signified a hard-won, if incomplete, victory for the Standing Rock protestors and their allies. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy explained that the Corps will be putting...
Chealey takes charge

Chealey takes charge

The first day of practice in a new season should be a day of optimism but for the 2015-16 Charleston men’s basketball team, the news from the first day of men’s basketball practice was depressing, thanks to the season-ending injury to Joe Chealey. Chealey earned time in Charleston’s back court in his freshman campaign (2013-14),...
Welcome to my house: First Kids through the years

Welcome to my house: First Kids through the years

Presidents come and go, with time spent in the White House different and unique from one POTUS to the next. For their kids however, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is part of childhood; their experiences while living in the White House shaping them into the fine young men and women they will become. From Robert Lincoln to Malia and...
Navy runs aground at TD Arena

Navy runs aground at TD Arena

Propelled by redshirt freshman Grant Riller’s career high 26-point performance, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team defeated Navy (70-64) on Thursday night (Dec. 1) at TD Arena. In a hard-fought win for the Cougars, the lead changed 22 times and neither team led by double digits. With the game tied 54-54 with 4:48 remaining...
DJ Spotlight -- Flagship JP DeGross aka LiveFire

DJ Spotlight — Flagship JP DeGross aka LiveFire

As our only live-mixing Flagship DJ, JP has offered a whole new perspective to our station. His show, “The Electronic Hour,” showcases his sick DJing skills as he creates in-studio, exclusively for CisternYard Radio. We sat down with him for a few questions about himself and his thoughts on being a DJ. Say your name, where...
The Sottile tree ignites the College's Christmas spirit

The Sottile tree ignites the College’s Christmas spirit

Attention College of Charleston students: Christmas time is officially here. Let the sleigh bells ring, the “Elf” quotes commence, the “Rudolph” choruses grow stronger and the plethora of lights brighten your evenings. Lovers of Christmas come out into the open, for it is finally acceptable to start celebrating full force. The College has officially kicked...