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True love at second language: Professor Ravalico teaches taste

True love at second language: Professor Ravalico teaches taste

It’s the last day of finals and social media reeks of tired students ready to ditch town and kiss every class they’ve had this semester goodbye. Final reminders of completing course evaluations (due today, coincidentally) flood our emails and we hastily go to fill them out. But somewhere in between the bubbles of “Agree” and...
Big Gay Ice Cream's place at the Southern table

Big Gay Ice Cream’s place at the Southern table

I am by no means an ice cream gal, but when I found out that the Big Gay Ice Cream truck would be in front of Butcher & Bee for a few hours on a Sunday, I became one. This event would be unlike other partnerships between food trucks and local restaurants around town; the...
Eating from Bay to Broad

Eating from Bay to Broad

East Bay and Broad; these are the streets that shape our city. Geographically, they split the peninsula into boroughs, namely Ansonborough and South of Broad. Historically, they signify Charleston’s great centers of commerce and jurisdiction. And culturally, they define and complicate this beautiful city we live in. King Street and Battery Park clog tourist pamphlets...
Margaret Bradham Thornton and the upcoming Crazyhorse reading series

Margaret Bradham Thornton and the upcoming Crazyhorse reading series

Last Thursday night, students and professors gathered to hear Margaret Bradham Thornton read from her new novel, Charleston, in Randolph Hall. After a brief introduction from creative writing professor Dr. Lott, Thornton came to the stage and did something all English majors would give anything to do: present their published work at a reading. After spending...

Q&A with “Orange Is the New Black” Star Laverne Cox

On LGBTQ Spirit Day in October, Laverne Cox stood on the stage of The Physicians Auditorium and asked the same question of Sojourner Truth, bell hooks, and several before her: “Ain’t I A Woman?” But this time, this speech was not an argument for women’s or black suffrage – it was a statement of gender,...
Here's To Brunch: Lowcountry Style

Here’s To Brunch: Lowcountry Style

I hail from the town of the Jazz Brunch. In New Orleans, brunch is the city at its best. It is families gathered around white tablecloths, sharing bites of Bananas Foster and Boudin & Eggs to the sound of a jazz band playing, “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?” I can answer...
Gas Station Gourmet and a Laundry Café

Gas Station Gourmet and a Laundry Café

A walk down King Street can be magical. On a warm day, the sky above beams blue and the palm trees seem to stand quietly against the colorful store fronts. But a lowered eye may notice something; each sign reads the same. Try it on your next walk, as you spot the never-ending row of...
Organized Chaos: The Double Life of Sailing Star Carly Shevitz

Organized Chaos: The Double Life of Sailing Star Carly Shevitz

It’s 9 a.m. and Carly Shevitz just finished her morning workout. Next, she dashes to and from classes and then to her executive board meeting at the Jewish Student Union. Senior Carly Shevitz has served on the Jewish Student Union’s executive board for three years in a row, and now serves as president. At the...
Q&A with CofC guest comedienne Jessi Campbell

Q&A with CofC guest comedienne Jessi Campbell

Jessi Campbell is the funniest woman I have ever interviewed. But to be fair, it’s her job. Jessi is currently touring to promote her new album, “Winner, Winner” comprised of her latest comedic sketches, including but not limited to “Ghosts in the Bathroom,” and “Yes, I own cats.” Previously, she’s been seen on CMT’s Next...
Come artsy come all: OPEN Arts Expo this Sunday

Come artsy come all: OPEN Arts Expo this Sunday

Has anyone ever asked you if you were “artsy?” The general response to this question, even for people with artistic talents, goes something like this: a hand to the back of the neck in embarrassment, leaning the head to one side or the other, or a quiet, “I mean, I draw…” You may know very...
World Cultures Fair to Benefit Sandy Relief

World Cultures Fair to Benefit Sandy Relief

Where do henna paintings, sweet grass baskets and origami collide? For three hours at the Fifth Annual World Cultures Fair in the Stern Center Garden this Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 40 groups, programs and clubs from the College will represent their cultures and history at information tables with an array...
Frugal Foodie's Deli Guide

Frugal Foodie’s Deli Guide

Dell’z Deli 1-A Cannon Street I had heard from friends that Dell’z Deli was a small place, but I didn’t realize how small till I stepped inside. With one foot in the door I found myself standing at the pick-up counter next to a man chowing down on one of Dell’z oversized wraps. He greeted...