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Don't be a drag, just be a queen

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen

Imagine being able to be exactly who you wanted to be – to realize the alter ego inside, to succeed where you failed, to do exactly what you have always wanted. Doesn’t that world sound perfect? Such a reality seems purely fantasy – breaking the mold in the face of societal pressures to maintain face...
UPDATE: North Dakota Access Pipeline developers predict completion after Trump victory

UPDATE: North Dakota Access Pipeline developers predict completion after Trump victory

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory has had a large impact on the future of the U.S. – the latest prediction for the country being the imminent completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, despite the protest of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. In a statement issued Tuesday, Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas has confirmed that the work...
Honors College students discuss race with New York Times columnist

Honors College students discuss race with New York Times columnist

On Tuesday, novelist and New York Times columnist Anand Giriharadas and subject Raisuddin Bhuiyan visited the College of Charleston to discuss “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas” with Honors College students. The book, selected for this year’s The College Reads program, follows Rais’s story after he is shot in the face by a...
Russian hackers target American Olympic athletes

Russian hackers target American Olympic athletes

Note: Originally published on Sept. 24. Russian hackers have acquired and posted the private drug-testing files of four U.S. athletes from the 2016 Olympic, including gymnastics champion Simone Biles. The World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed on Sept. 13 that a group of hackers known as Fancy Bear illegally hacked its database of medical files of athletes...
Local COs Arrested For Smuggling Contraband to Inmates

Local COs Arrested For Smuggling Contraband to Inmates

  Note: Originally published on Sept. 24. “Orange is the New Black” just got a little closer to Charleston. Two Broad River Correctional Institution officers have been served with warrants accusing them of allowing inmates to acquire prohibited items like cellphones, tools and tobacco. Former officers Jamar A. Brown of Orangeburg and Taylor R. Johnson...
ISIS Hacks CisternYard Radio Twitter Account

ISIS Hacks CisternYard Radio Twitter Account

Over the College’s spring break in March, CisternYard Radio’s own General Manager Meredith Wohl was shocked to discover that ISIS had hacked an inactive Twitter account associated with CYR. The cyber attack by the extreme Islamist group consisted of tweeting, at least once every minute, with ISIS propaganda and screenshots of a database listing U.S. Marine names,...
Boeing to Eliminate 4,000 Jobs by June

Boeing to Eliminate 4,000 Jobs by June

Boeing Commercial Airplanes has begun making large cuts to their workforce, as CEO Ray Conner announced a few weeks ago. According to Conner, Boeing plans on eliminating 4,000 jobs by June, which may only be half of the total cuts intended for this year. By the end of this down-scaling, the company expects to lay...
Neo-Nazi Group Tramples Memorials in Brussels

Neo-Nazi Group Tramples Memorials in Brussels

On Sunday, a group of self-proclaimed fascists stampeded a memorial for the victims of the Brussels attacks. The far-right group invaded Place de la Bourse, deliberately marching on the tributes left to commemorate the dead and injured, while chanting “On est chez nous,” a nationalist saying meaning “This is our home.” The protesters were seen giving the...
Congress Fights Closing of Gitmo

Congress Fights Closing of Gitmo

Mar. 3 – Last week, some members of Congress expressed vehement opposition to Pres. Obama’s proposal to close Guantanamo Bay and relocate the detainees to various locations across the United States, including the Naval Consolidated Brig outside Charleston. Obama has been trying to close the detention center ever since he took office. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told press...
Primary Breakdown: Ted Cruz Finishes 3rd, Endorsed by Mark Sanford

Primary Breakdown: Ted Cruz Finishes 3rd, Endorsed by Mark Sanford

Sen. Ted Cruz finished third in Saturday’s primary by a slim margin: less than one percent. Trump carried first place and Sen. Marco Rubio jockeyed into second. Cruz was in Charleston ahead of the primary, galvanizing supporters. On Friday, a crowd gathered on George Street awaiting entry into Sottile Theatre for a Cruz rally. Shouts broke out as supporters and...
Boundless Campaign Surpasses Original Goal of $125 Million

Boundless Campaign Surpasses Original Goal of $125 Million

On Friday, College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell made a momentous announcement, revealing that the Boundless campaign has met and surpassed its fundraising goal of $125 million. The current total is over $127 million. The announcement took place in the Hall of Alumni, where President McConnell stood on a stage accompanied by Boundless Campaign Co-Chair Steve Swanson and Vice President of...
From Cradle to Grave: Why are S.C. infants dying?

From Cradle to Grave: Why are S.C. infants dying?

Last year, South Carolina set a record low in infant mortality rates for the first time in eight years. However, 55 infants still died last year due to severe brain and spinal defects, known generally as neural tube defects. In total, 6.5 of every 1,000 infants in South Carolina will die within a year of birth,...
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