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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.”...
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...

Casual Sundays: “A Steady Rain” Director Christian Persico

In this episode, we sat down with director of “A Steady Rain” at Center Stage, Christian Persico, to talk about the show. Persico discusses the dualities of all stories and the work he has done with his actors in the production. A STEADY RAIN by Keith Huff Directed by Christian Persico APRIL 2-5TH AT 7:30...

College of Charleston Presents “The Who’s Tommy”

See me… Feel me… Touch me… Heal me. College of Charleston presents “The Who’s Tommy”. Come see the pinball wizard for yourself November 7-10, 14-17 in the Emmett Robinson Theater. Tickets: https://secure.sellingticket.com/design22/clients/list/index_byUserListAll.aspx?OrganizationID=143 Concept by McKenna DuBose and Bronson Taylor Filmed and Directed by Allyson Musmeci Edited by Allyson Musmeci

Casual Sundays: THE CHUCKTOWN TRIPPINTONES

On this week’s Casual Sundays, Allyson Musmeci got an interview with the Chucktown Trippintone, one of the College of Charleston’s major a cappella groups on campus. Ally and the Trippintones talk about mash-ups, choosing their sets, and their upcoming concert on November 17th. For more on the Trippintones: https://www.facebook.com/trippintones LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE CISTERNYARD...

Casual Sundays: “Elephant’s Graveyard” Director Edward Precht

Funny! Interesting! Precht-ian! In this edition of Casual Sundays, entertainment writer Edward Precht sat down for a double dose of Edward Precht. Precht is the director of “Elephant’s Graveyard” at Center Stage. CENTER STAGE PRESENTS “ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD” by George Brant Directed by Edward Precht Oct. 30-Nov. 2 @ 7:30 pm FREE for Students/Faculty/Staff, $8 General...

Casual Sundays: “A View From The Bridge” Director David Whittington

Welcome back for another episode of Casual Sundays. This week, Amy Martin sits down with Center Stage director David Whittington to talk about his upcoming show, “A View From The Bridge” by Arthur Miller. “A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE” opens Wednesday, September 25th and runs through the 28th. 7:30 SHOWTIME in Theatre 220 in the...

Casual Sundays: Kyle Victory

  This week, Amy Martin sits down with College of Charleston visual artist Kyle Victory for a chat about inspiration, creativity, and what art means to her. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE CASUAL SUNDAYS AND CISTERNYARD VIDEO!!
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