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Jeb Bush outlines plans for military dominance at Citadel Republican Society event

Jeb Bush outlines plans for military dominance at Citadel Republican Society event

Presidential hopeful and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush addressed a standing-room-only crowd at the Citadel on Wednesday as part of a series of presidential nominees speaking to the Citadel Republican Society. Bush framed his speech within the tragedy of the recent attacks in Paris, addressing his plan to combat global terrorism if elected President....
Riley in Review: A Retrospective

Riley in Review: A Retrospective

Cheering Riverdogs fans filled the bleachers of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park during the team’s season opener on April 9. Hot dogs and peanuts appeased hungry stomachs as an early spring breeze caressed the crowds from the banks of the Ashley River. The crowd was cheering neither for the herculean hitting nor the fine...
Students respond to flooding, school closures

Students respond to flooding, school closures

College of Charleston informed students at 4 p.m. on Sunday that campus will be closed for the fourth day in a row due to flooding. All campus activities had previously been halted from Thursday night through Sunday afternoon, including Family Weekend, but due to the “clean up/recovery efforts taking place both downtown and across the...
Rucker rocks the Cistern (like a wagon wheel) with free tickets

Rucker rocks the Cistern (like a wagon wheel) with free tickets

Hundreds of students snaked around the Cistern this morning, not for any CofC festivities gracing the first week of class, nor for a special deal on textbooks. So why the line? Free Darius Rucker tickets. Rucker, a famous country singer and Charleston native, announced on Twitter last night that he would tape a CMT Instant...
Board of Trustees endorses removal of Confederate flag despite McConnell's standing opinion

Board of Trustees endorses removal of Confederate flag despite McConnell’s standing opinion

In a statement issued today, the Board of Trustees officially announced their support for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House, where it has flown at full mast since 2001. President McConnell, who vocally supported the flag’s position at the State House in 2001, did not make any comment on the B.O.T.’s...
College of Charleston student activists fight racism in wake of Emanuel shooting

College of Charleston student activists fight racism in wake of Emanuel shooting

Destiny Dahl knew the melody by heart. Like most of us, she had heard the song hundreds of times. But this time was different. Standing on the Ravenel Bridge hand-in-hand with thousands of strangers who represented the trust, understanding and support of a community in healing, a lone voice singing “This Little Light of Mine”...
Banjo-B-Que show preview: Top picks

Banjo-B-Que show preview: Top picks

You might not have heard of Banjo-B-Que before, but if not, that’s about to change. The Augusta-based music festival that celebrates (you guessed it), bluegrass and barbecue, is celebrating its 6th anniversary this Memorial Day weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday. The festival was created to honor Joe Pond, an Augusta native whose family...
Ritzy Recycling and Classy Compostables: A Charleston Affair goes zero waste

Ritzy Recycling and Classy Compostables: A Charleston Affair goes zero waste

A Charleston Affair creates a sense of glamour, a chance to celebrate success, an excuse for friends to party one last time before graduation – and a lot of trash. The historic event, which was created in 1900 to celebrate the College, hosted about 5,000 graduating seniors and alumni last year and generated almost 6,000...
Breaking Boundaries with Upward Bound

Breaking Boundaries with Upward Bound

Raven Ware intends to join the FBI. Standing a tall five-foot-five, she seems modest for her accomplishments and wise for her age. Although only a sophomore at College of Charleston, Ware exudes a sense of dedication and focus rare among college students. Ware owes her strong sense of self in part to a program she...
Bomb threat on campus raises alarm and concerns about emergency procedures

Bomb threat on campus raises alarm and concerns about emergency procedures

Tuesday morning, students at the College of Charleston were sent a Cougar Alert stating that there was a bomb found on campus. A subsequent tweet from the College of Charleston stated that “a bomb has NOT been found on campus,” contradicting their initial message. Charleston city police cleared Tate, Beatty and J.C. Long around 11 a.m....
Blog from Abroad: A few of my favorite things

Blog from Abroad: A few of my favorite things

My blog post last week dumped on Ghana a little bit. So to balance that, my blog post this week is devoted to everything that I love about Cape Coast. I really like it here a lot more than it sometimes sounds. 1. Beaches Sure, they might function as Cape Coast’s public landfill site and permanent...
Blog from abroad: Homesickness and the little things

Blog from abroad: Homesickness and the little things

Lately, I’ve found myself counting down the days until I can go home. It’s not that I don’t like it here; I’m just reaching a point where home sounds nice. Big living room couches, the smell of a bookstore, the crispness of fall, a functional library – small things that I had no idea I...