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Of Blazers and Bromance: A Q&A with SGA President and Vice President

Of Blazers and Bromance: A Q&A with SGA President and Vice President

The future leaders of the College of Charleston student body are not old enough to rent a car. They cannot legally purchase alcohol and cannot play the slots in Vegas. The student body chose a young team to lead them into the 2014-2015 school year, voting in Ryan Spraker as President elect and Sean Stivaletta...
Prince Charming missing from "Southern Charm"

Prince Charming missing from “Southern Charm”

What “Southern Charm” lacks in charm, they make up for in trashiness and probably sex. Along with ratifying the constitution of the Confederacy, publicly wearing “Cocks” paraphernalia with reckless USC abandon and former Gov. Mark Sanford’s fake Appalachian hike, the new Bravo reality show “Southern Charm” is now on the short list of questionable decisions...
Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Mardi Gras Survival Guide

The first week of March is notoriously like the last week of February, that is to say, the weather most everywhere really sucks. What is a CofC student to do when the weather in the Deep South is still less than optimal for sun, beaches and tanning? Go farther south. New Orleans is the spot...
Faculty feels merger is not a matter of if, but when

Faculty feels merger is not a matter of if, but when

During yesterday’s faculty senate meeting faculty members from The College and MUSC voiced their opinions on the bill filed Thursday Feb. 6, that proposes the merge of the two institutions. If the bill, backed by Republican Rep. Jim Merrill and Democratic Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, passed, MUSC and CofC would begin merging as early as July,...
Super Bowl XLVIII: The Superest Bowl

Super Bowl XLVIII: The Superest Bowl

On a campus where apathy runs rampant, everyone I know is gearing up to watch the most viewed sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl. In terms of Americanness,  the Super Bowl is up there with Apple Pie and Uncle Sam. As much as we Cougars don’t care about sports, one thing that CofC...

College Moves Toward Active Inclusion of LGBTQQAAIP Community

If you’ve visited the new George Street Fitness Center, you may have noticed several new features of the 15,000 square foot facility. All of the machines work, and the men’s and women’s locker rooms have separate changing areas, and, unlike Stern Fitness Center, which had only one bathroom, there are separate toilets for men and...
Students rally to hear Judy Shepard, protest Westboro Baptist Church

Students rally to hear Judy Shepard, protest Westboro Baptist Church

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvAfS7fJvIc”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Social media spread the coming of Westboro Baptist Church to many College of Charleston students on Monday, Oct. 21. The Church group is famous for its public protests against LGBT individuals, and was indicated by the gathering of hundreds of students as something that will not be tolerated at the College. Students...
Student murdered trying to sell truck on Craigslist

Student murdered trying to sell truck on Craigslist

College of Charleston student William “Alex” Apps, age 25, died on Oct. 3 after being kidnapped and shot while trying to sell his truck on Craigslist. While he died on Oct. 3, his body was not found until Monday, Oct. 7 in Mt. Pleasant. Live 5 News reported that Apps used Craigslist to try and...
A Charlestonian's Guide to Biking

A Charlestonian’s Guide to Biking

Here in Charleston, we’ve got racks on racks on racks… of bicycles. No matter what part of the peninsula you’re on, chances are you’re tripping over bikes or searching for a light pole to call your very own. Biking in Charleston is a lot like driving or walking (aka dangerous), but there is a sense...
White Paper released: Considerations of MUSC and CofC for potential merger

White Paper released: Considerations of MUSC and CofC for potential merger

CofC and MUSC have been in talks about a potential merger “at least nine times” since 1864, but in the past, the reasons for consideration were not compelling enough to cause both institutions to move forward with formal planning. In the last year, both schools have met again, but this time the view is quite...
Northwestern professor says that castles work for us

Northwestern professor says that castles work for us

On Sept. 12, British Archaeology expert Matthew Johnson spoke at the College as part of the George H. Forsyth Jr. Memorial Lecture Series. The talk was hosted by the Departments of Art History and Classics and the South Carolina Branch of the Archaeological Institute of America. The lecture hall was full, with later-arriving attendees relegated...
CofC, MUSC considering merger

CofC, MUSC considering merger

President George Benson sent an email out Tuesday April 16 about local media reports on discussions of a possible merger for the College and the Medical University of South Carolina. While these preliminary discussions have been getting a lot of media attention, this is not the first time that a possible merger has been discussed between...