Author Archive for: ‘Olivia Cohen’

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Blog from Abroad: Musings from a crossroads

Blog from Abroad: Musings from a crossroads

Last week marked the halfway point of my time in Ghana. Nine weeks down, nine more to go. Yet it …

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Blog from Abroad: Colonial education in a neocolonial world

Blog from Abroad: Colonial education in a neocolonial world

During my initial six weeks in Ghana, the 15 international students and I were the only undergraduates on campus. The …

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Blog from abroad: Reconceptuatlizing the third-world

Blog from abroad: Reconceptuatlizing the third-world

*Pardon the slight delay of this week’s blog; Olivia was after all, without internet for a while. Today, for the …

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Blog from abroad: peace, love and red red

Blog from abroad: peace, love and red red

This post is exclusively about food. Often when I Skype with friends and family back home, they ask me, “So …

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Blog from abroad: they call me ‘obruni’

Blog from abroad: they call me ‘obruni’

The other day at lunch, I accidentally made a baby cry. I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary – …

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Blog from abroad: a desperate quest for coffee

Blog from abroad: a desperate quest for coffee

My favorite lavender scented lotion rests on my bedside table in Georgia, made from fair-trade shea butter and coconut oil …

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Blog from Abroad: On Being an Accidental Religious Ambassador

Blog from Abroad: On Being an Accidental Religious Ambassador

Walking through the streets of Cape Coast, a mid-sized city propelled to existence by the fishing industry, it is obvious …

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Blog from Abroad: Domestic Foreign Culture and Delightful Detours

Blog from Abroad: Domestic Foreign Culture and Delightful Detours

Walking down the busy city street, a multitude of languages tickled my ears, from the smooth trills of French to …

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Behind the Scenes: A day in the life of the Physical Plant and Grounds

Behind the Scenes: A day in the life of the Physical Plant and Grounds

The Physical Plant and Grounds Department at the College of Charleston are responsible for the maintenance of all non-Residence Buildings …

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Animosity shifts from McConnell to Board of Trustees during third protest this month

Animosity shifts from McConnell to Board of Trustees during third protest this month

Chants from hundreds of impassioned students shouting “This is what democracy looks like!” filled the Cistern Yard this morning during …

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Students react negatively to Glenn McConnell’s presidential appointment

Students react negatively to Glenn McConnell’s presidential appointment

Minutes after an email from the Board of Trustees informed the campus community that Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell was appointed …

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Junior Grant Eney killed in snorkeling accident during Spring Break

Junior Grant Eney killed in snorkeling accident during Spring Break

Sunday morning, junior arts management major Grant Eney died after a two day battle with trauma caused by a March …

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Presidential candidate Andrew H. Card, Jr. stands down

Presidential candidate Andrew H. Card, Jr. announced on March 4 that he will stand down from consideration for the position …

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Let Them Eat (Mug) Cake

Let Them Eat (Mug) Cake

Living in Charleston, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of experiences expected to fit into a mere …

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Student open forum shows overwhelming apprehension about MUSC merger

Student open forum shows overwhelming apprehension about MUSC merger

On Feb. 20, dozens of students posed questions and concerns to Chief of Staff Brian McGee and members of the …

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SGA claims “interesting times at the College” during State of the Student Body Address

SGA claims “interesting times at the College” during State of the Student Body Address

The Student Government Association pledged Wednesday evening to accurately represent the student body’s interests to those with power in the …

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College of Charleston cancels all classes and events for fourth time this semester due to inclement weather

College of Charleston cancels all classes and events for fourth time this semester due to inclement weather

UPDATE: The College announced at 5:47 p.m. that all classes and events will be cancelled again tomorrow, Feb. 13, due …

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Student Lindsey Ranz killed while jogging

Student Lindsey Ranz killed while jogging

Junior Lindsey Ranz was hit by a pickup truck on Monday at 6:30 p.m. while crossing Septima P. Clark Parkway …

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgivukkah

Every year when Christmas is in the air, I celebrate Hanukah. I have celebrated Chanukah, Hanukkah and Chanuka, but for …

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The Unexamined Effects of Underage Drinking

Setting the Scene A little party never killed nobody, but it has harmed many people’s wallets and reputations. Underage drinking …

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Reintroducing CisternYard Radio

Reintroducing CisternYard Radio

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands up and your lighters in the air –  CisternYard Radio is back and better …

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Finding inspiration through in!Genius

Finding inspiration through in!Genius

What type of event can bring together a drummer, an app designer and a racecar driver? The College of Charleston’s …

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Devon Hanahan nationally ranked as a top professor

Devon Hanahan nationally ranked as a top professor

Professor Devon Hanahan from the College of Charleston’s Spanish department was ranked as the second best professor in the country …

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Support Sam Lee This Saturday

Folk artist Rachel Kate will perform her debut album this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Charleston Music Hall. One dollar …

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Remembering Sept. 11

Remembering Sept. 11

Take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks, both as victims of …

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The College rallies for marriage equality

The College rallies for marriage equality

“Charleston believes in marriage equality!” A small but mighty group of students, faculty, and community members sang out this chant …

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Water Missions International brings awareness to disaster relief

Water Missions International brings awareness to disaster relief

On Monday, April 8, Brittany Fogle spoke to students about Water Missions International and how to get involved with the …

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Spring Awakening puts modern twist on a classic musical

Spring Awakening puts modern twist on a classic musical

Spring Awakening might be the most unlikely rock musical to exist. Angst-filled rock-n-roll lyrics pour out of men in wool jackets …

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