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CharlesTown Sounds Music Festival to unify local music this Saturday

CharlesTown Sounds Music Festival to unify local music this Saturday

When one thinks of a music festival, many things come to mind: who’s playing, what to wear, who to go with. Such things often cause all of the work and planning behind the event is often overlooked. Laying the groundwork seems overwhelming, especially for just one man. Imagine singlehandedly planning a music festival. Imagine being...
Slut shaming or woman taming?

Slut shaming or woman taming?

When Teja Vyavahare approaches the table at Starbucks, there is just one thing to notice: her big-lettered “I Love Consensual Sex” T-shirt. Confidently, she sits down, unphased by the attention that accompanied her on the walk from Stern Center. This same attention accompanies her now, as people steal quick glances toward our table. It is...
Safe in the streets: the College's first SlutWalk

Safe in the streets: the College’s first SlutWalk

Students gathered in the Cistern Yard, making signs out of poster board and their own bodies as they prepared for the College of Charleston’s first “SlutWalk.” Phrases like “It’s a dress, not a yes” and “My tits, my choice” were written above bras and across cardboard as participants waited for the walk to commence. The...
99 problems but a pitch ain't one: A capella groups harmonize on campus

99 problems but a pitch ain’t one: A capella groups harmonize on campus

Students pace outside the doors as they wait for their turn. There is the quiet hum of sopranos warming up their vocal chords. There is the nervous click-click of a pen as a young man finishes his paperwork. There are boyfriends, best friends and headphones lending emotional support to those waiting to audition. Current members...
What Would Winter Wear: Fashion Week Edition

What Would Winter Wear: Fashion Week Edition

It is a Friday afternoon in September. Students are shuffling from class to class in an under-zealous attempt to forge through the day and into a beach-filled weekend. Most students are tired. Most students are just going through the motions. Most students do not even know it is fashion week. Most students are not sophomore...
More than Mannequins

More than Mannequins

One minute she is dyeing an old wedding dress blue for “The Secret Garden,” the next, she is sifting through boxes of lace to find the perfect collar for an outfit in the upcoming production “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.” Now, she is fixing a botched hem while her computer waits with her costume...
Chi Omega presents Work it For Wishes

Chi Omega presents Work it For Wishes

As junior Haley Royer stood up to start the show, she took a moment to examine the crowd. After six and a half months of planning, the Chi Omega philanthropy director realized her work had paid off: the Work it For Wishes fashion show was packed. Packed might even be an understatement. Almost 400 people came...
Finding your "Gay Card" at the College: The World Premiere

Finding your “Gay Card” at the College: The World Premiere

Rainbow posters advertising the world premiere were seen across campus for weeks. The name on the poster itself was enough of a spectacle to lure students in, as “Gay Card” prints confidently and boldly with nothing to hide. Finally, it was showtime. Students filed into the Blackbox Theater April 6-10 to see the show, but instead...
A Collaboration of Cultures at the College's World Cultures Fair

A Collaboration of Cultures at the College’s World Cultures Fair

From Arabic dancers to belly dancers, over 45 different booths will come together March 31 at the eighth annual World Cultures Fair, hosted by the School of Languages and World Cultures, in Stern Center Garden. Student and community organizations will man booths from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., giving students and Charleston locals a chance...
"Crazyhorse": Fifteen years of life at the College

“Crazyhorse”: Fifteen years of life at the College

You have seen the crazy cover. Or perhaps you have heard the title thrown around the English department. Or just maybe you have spotted a copy on your creative writing teacher’s desk. And you have wondered. Countless issues of Crazyhorse have been woven throughout the College’s community, undoubtedly crossing each student’s path at one point...
Challenging greek life stereotypes on campus: Kappa Alpha blood drive

Challenging greek life stereotypes on campus: Kappa Alpha blood drive

In a freshly born, new annual partnership, the Beta Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha teamed up with the American Red Cross to host the fraternity’s first annual blood drive. The event took place March 3 in Stern Center Ballroom, with nurses, hospital beds and Sprites available for all in attendance. The Kappa Alpha order hosts an annual nationwide “Operation...
The Theatre and Music Departments team up for a classic: The Secret Garden

The Theatre and Music Departments team up for a classic: The Secret Garden

The lights illuminate spirits in blue 1900-era dresses and jackets swaying to the haunting melody of Laura Owen. She sings to the deceased Lily Craven, her conquering “oohs” setting the ghostly tone perfectly, as the living mixes with the dead in the play adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden. The play is directed by Evan Parry, with musical...
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