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President Obama pardons Chelsea Manning in one of last moves in office

President Obama pardons Chelsea Manning in one of last moves in office

On Jan. 17, former President Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman formerly known as Bradley. The army private leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks and was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison, but will now be released in May. Manning’s sentence was the longest of anyone who has been incarcerated for leaking information...
Former South Carolina Governor Haley becomes U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Former South Carolina Governor Haley becomes U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

On Tuesday, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. During the hearing, Haley announced her official position on the all-important issue of Russia, as she declared the Russians to be guilty of war crimes in Syria. In the hearing, Haley stated “Russia is trying...
Inauguration of President Trump provokes protests and controversy

Inauguration of President Trump provokes protests and controversy

On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America, commencing the peaceful transition of power from the Obama administration to his own. Trump’s inaugural address opened with  an attempt at unity while discussing the new agenda of America – to rebuild the divided nation, declaring “We the...
Dylann Roof gets death penalty in final ruling of Mother Emanuel shooting

Dylann Roof gets death penalty in final ruling of Mother Emanuel shooting

“I just finally decided I had to do it. Somebody had to do something. ‘Cause, you know, black people are killing white people every day.” This is the final explanation Dylann Roof offered in his police confession to killing nine worshippers at Mother Emanuel church on June 17, 2015. Any words of mine directed to...
Boundaries: Locking diversity out of the College of Charleston

Boundaries: Locking diversity out of the College of Charleston

1967: The first black students enroll at the College of Charleston. Diversity, as Google defines it, is “a range of different things, a mixture, an assortment, a mélange and a difference.” Enter human beings. This basic notion of diversity suddenly develops into something a little more serious and a little more deserving than Google’s “assortment.”...
Honors Engaged: Introduction

Honors Engaged: Introduction

CisternYard Video took a look at the Honors Engaged FYE this semester. This video spotlights Senior Ellie Flock, an Honors College student employee managing the Honors Engaged Program. She explains the background and purpose of the program. Look out for our follow-up video, which highlights one of the Community Partners.
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...
Around The Yard, April 8th, 2016

Around The Yard, April 8th, 2016

The Directional Disjunction

The Directional Disjunction

The exceedingly uncomfortable feeling you get when you’re new to a college campus and can’t find your way around! Starring: Donovan Taylor Harrison Tucker Jesse Kieve Alessandro Fabrizio Di Marzio Matt Gordner Directed by Harrison Tucker Written by Harrison Tucker Photography by Matt Gordner Edited by Matt Gordner
Around The Yard, April 1st, 2016

Around The Yard, April 1st, 2016

Heath, Cougars win two of three to open the season

Heath, Cougars win two of three to open the season

Friday marked the long awaited start to the college baseball season. Opening day at the College introduced the Matt Heath era, with the Cougars playing host to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a three game series.  After an opening day setback, the Cougars won the closing two games of the three. Friday’s game featured a pitchers duel...
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....
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