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Letter to the Editor: In response to the November 2016 issue of The Yard

Letter to the Editor: In response to the November 2016 issue of The Yard

By Jonathan Graham If The Yard magazine is supposed to be the student voice on campus, I am ashamed. I am ashamed that our student voice is so whiny, so childish, so alarmist, so weak, so underwhelming, so cowardly. I am ashamed that our student voice is so monolithic. If your echo chamber of staff...
The mourning after: Post election thoughts from the editorial staff of CisternYard News

The mourning after: Post election thoughts from the editorial staff of CisternYard News

Jaquan Leonard: Creative Director November of 2008, the day after Barack Obama was announced as the president-elect, I wore a t-shirt. Pictured on the front were the new president and first lady. On the back were the words “Yes We Can!” Sitting in class, a conservative student looked at me and said, “You just want...
Our Wonder Women: The legacies of Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

Our Wonder Women: The legacies of Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

By: Courtney Eker and Justine Hall Photos courtesy of friends and family of Francis and Piepmeier Fierce. Magnificent. Activist. Inspiring. Badass. Family. If you could sum up the legacy of two vibrant, passionate and influential women in one word, what would it be? Alison Piepmeier and Conseula Francis were more than colleagues of the College...
Boundaries: Locking diversity out of the College of Charleston

Boundaries: Locking diversity out of the College of Charleston

1967: The first black students enroll at the College of Charleston. Diversity, as Google defines it, is “a range of different things, a mixture, an assortment, a mélange and a difference.” Enter human beings. This basic notion of diversity suddenly develops into something a little more serious and a little more deserving than Google’s “assortment.”...
No. 20 Charleston blows past No. 25 Coastal Carolina, 8-5

No. 20 Charleston blows past No. 25 Coastal Carolina, 8-5

In a nationally ranked battle at Patriots Point, No. 20 College of Charleston used a four-run third inning to defeat No. 25 Coast Carolina, 8-5, on Wednesday night. One night after using a late-inning comeback to beat a formidable Georgia Southern team, the Cougars wasted no time clawing back after Coastal Carolina took a 1-0...
Cougars sweep first CAA weekend series from Towson

Cougars sweep first CAA weekend series from Towson

If this weekend was any indication, the College of Charleston is ready for their CAA schedule. After running through the CAA in 2014, Charleston picked up right where they left off with a three game sweep of Towson on Friday and Saturday to open Colonial play. The Cougars emphatically won Friday’s opener 19-8 over the...
Indiana evens series with Charleston

Indiana evens series with Charleston

After pushing their series opening victory streak to three straight on Friday, the College of Charleston dropped the Saturday afternoon matchup to Indiana University, 15-1, at Patriots Point. Eric Bauer took the mound for Charleston, scattering seven hits over seven innings, but gave up four earned runs to the Hoosiers. Bauer failed to get any...
Clarke's 11 strikeouts powers Charleston past Indiana

Clarke’s 11 strikeouts powers Charleston past Indiana

For the second time in three weekends, the College of Charleston began a series with a win over a “power five” conference team, defeating the Big 10’s Indiana University 4-2 at Patriots Point on Friday afternoon. Charleston wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. After...
Whose president is it anyway?

Whose president is it anyway?

The College of Charleston President George Benson will soon step down, and our community is under pressure to find his replacement. A January 2008 article from the Charleston Regional Business Journal, touted Benson as the person to move the College into the future, a perfect marriage of business and academics. Fast forward to September 2013...

Welcome to Letters to the Editor

All letters to the editor are welcome and will be considered for posting online. We do not publish open letters or third-party letters. Please email letters to cisternyardnews@cofc.edu. Letters must be signed and contain accurate contact information. CisternYard News cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information represented in the letters. Letters are edited and/or trimmed...

Video Collaboration: Special Election for US House District 1

CisternYard Video’s Courtney Monsees, in collaboration with the Charleston League of Women Voters, brings you interviews with the three candidates running for this seat. The election will be held on May 7th, so if you can, ROCK THE VOTE. For more information, please visit lwvcharleston.org.  Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (Democratic Party, and Working Families candidate) Eugene Platt (Green...

Video: John C. Calhoun Statue Historical Treasures

CisternYard Media’s reporter Lauren Black unveils the historical treasures buried beneath the John C. Calhoun statue in 1858 located in downtown Charleston. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE CISTERN YARD MEDIA FILMS   Feature image: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40101366