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Bluegrass you can't shake: The Sweet Grass Girls at Family Weekend

Bluegrass you can’t shake: The Sweet Grass Girls at Family Weekend

This past weekend Charleston played host to over 420 families for the Fall 2013 Parent’s Weekend. Participants enjoyed a wide range of activities, but none as exhilarating as Sunday morning’s Bluegrass and Brunch. Brunch is not a gathering one usually associates with exhilaration, but not every brunch is serenaded by the Sweet Grass Girls. As...
Medical Marijuana: Is South Carolina Ready?

Medical Marijuana: Is South Carolina Ready?

The cathartic capacities of cannabis are continuously coming into clarity. All across the nation, citizens are waking up to therapeutic qualities provided by this flower. A plant once thought of as dangerous is now being praised as a cure-all by a growing percentage of the American population. Every day, patients and farmers alike are discovering...
SGA discusses new tobacco-free policy draft

SGA discusses new tobacco-free policy draft

Student Government Association resumed normal operations this week as the organization returned to the Stern Center Ball Room. New Senate blood boiled as anxiety filled the room. Everyone knew that the main focus of this meting was the controversial tobacco-free policy. Starting in January 2015, the College will become a tobacco-free campus, discriminating against habitual...
Come Check Out The D.E.R.C.

Come Check Out The D.E.R.C.

Located in 235 of the Robert Scott Smalls Building an oasis sits open to all. The Diversity Educational Resource Center has become the epicenter for cultural awareness among the diverse and eclectic College of Charleston population. Situated across from the Office of Institutional Diversity, the D.E.R.C. is devoted to promoting and advancing an all-inclusive domestic...
Welcome Home to the JSU

Welcome Home to the JSU

This summer was a time for adventure. I decided to take risks and they paid off in a big way. I pedaled to Asheville, North Carolina through June and the experience was cleansing to say the least. Upon arriving I was greeted by the some of the most pleasant people I have ever met. It...
Laborers Not Forgotten

Laborers Not Forgotten

For those who were unaware, Monday Sept. 2 served as a well needed holiday for most Americans. Throughout our nation, Labor Day serves as a symbolic end to summer and one last chance at freedom before the weight of academia crashes onto faculty and students alike. Despite the notations on our calendars, campus awoke Monday morning...
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Scores Splendid Stage

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Scores Splendid Stage

Students for a Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots organization dedicated to Harm Reduction and ending the War on Drugs. Its goal is to bring students of all political persuasions and ideologies together for an open and honest dialogue dealing with drugs and drug policy. The organization includes thousands of members at hundreds of...

Find Your Center with Verde

Students at the College of Charleston have dozens of thoughts running through their minds everyday. Between work, school and a social life, they may not always have the time to focus on what they put in their mouths. Charleston is a hub for delicious food. This city has so many options, someone could eat for...

The Consequences of Law and Order

Americans are diverse. Our main commonality is our dissention. When the Christopher Dorner story broke reactions ranged from outrage to sympathy. One theme that unites us all together is our desire for safety. We all wish to live in a world that promotes law and order. From the end of WWII, the Civil Rights Movement...

Afroman: A natural orator comes to Charleston

Rolling through Boone’s Bar and Grill on Wednesday night in a pristine green pinstriped suit, Afroman is obviously a man of impeccable style. The man blends nicely into Charleston. His sleek shoes seem at home on Charleston’s stunning streets. I managed to meet up with him on the deck of Boone’s for a few minutes...
The Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake

Last Friday Feb. 15, the Asian Students Association and the Chinese Club hosted their annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Stern Center Gardens was strung with lights, filled with music, and inhabited by dragons, break-dancers, swordsman and martial artists. Leni Phan and the rest of her crew have worked tirelessly since the beginning of the semester...