Club Spotlight
Center Stage

Center Stage

Charleston teems with theater aficionados, actors, playwrights and directors alike. From the Footlight Players and the Holy City Shakespeare group to College of Charleston’s own Department of Theatre and Dance, the same passion for drama is everywhere. This rings especially true for Center Stage, the only student run theater organization at the College dedicated to...
The 12 Days of ... Nothing Special, Really

The 12 Days of … Nothing Special, Really

The holidays are approaching again and every year they seem to come earlier. Christmas decorations emerge before Halloween even rears its ghoulish head, and Thanksgiving is almost glossed over in the rush to Dec. 25. This year, though, intrepid Swamp Fox reporters asked themselves, “What do people who don’t celebrate Christmas do during the holiday...
Students of Silicon Harbor

Students of Silicon Harbor

The 21st century has set the speed for technological advancements, weaseling its way into every aspect of modern society. We are in a millennium in which technology is vital to life and ignoring it is no longer a viable option. Our lives are glued to a screen of glass as we fiddle with our phones...
Students who pray together, Stay together

Students who pray together, Stay together

Charleston is notorious for its skyline. It is a glorious sight. From a distance the city is magnificent: the breathtaking buildings contrast against the backdrop of the indigo-stained harbor as the illustrious church steeples protrude from the shadows of the city they have guarded for hundreds of years. These churches and temples define the city, creating an identity we cherish – the Holy City. Zoom into this picture, though, and it becomes...
The Executive Powers: On Tuesdays, We Wear Wigs

The Executive Powers: On Tuesdays, We Wear Wigs

Juniors Zach Sturman and Michael Faikes heard these words of guidance from College of Charleston’s President Emeritus Lee Hignon last year and they set out to put them into practice. When they assumed the roles of Student Body President and Vice President last semester, Sturman and Faikes decided to make some major changes in the...
Charleston Miracle League: A grandslam for the lowcountry

Charleston Miracle League: A grandslam for the lowcountry

Miracles can come in many forms. For college students, miracles can be defined as passing a difficult class or making it home after a crazy night out. For children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, the simple ability to play baseball is a true miracle. The Charleston Miracle League strives to provide the opportunity to...
Do you have what it takes to be an Alternative Break site leader?

Do you have what it takes to be an Alternative Break site leader?

Since the late 1980s, college students across the country have been opting out of the traditional festivities that spring break has to offer in favor of volunteer service trips. This movement, appropriately deemed Alternative Break, has since grown to encompass any and all academic breaks including spring, fall, weekend and summer breaks focusing on social...
Lend a helping hand around Charleston

Lend a helping hand around Charleston

As college students, we are always looking for opportunities to enrich our lives and educational experience through volunteering our time to service opportunities. (Or we may just need to complete required service hours for organizations  we are involved in around campus.) Either way, here are the top five volunteer opportunities – at the College and...
Club Spotlight: AMF helps students positively express their grief

Club Spotlight: AMF helps students positively express their grief

Losing a loved one changes everything about a person’s life. That is why CofC student Jordan Gile decided to form an Actively Moving Forward with Grief (AMF) group on campus.  After losing her father the summer before her freshman year at the College, Gile contacted someone immediately and decided to start an AMF group in order...
'Mahalo' from the CofC Surf Club

‘Mahalo’ from the CofC Surf Club

Kowabunga! It’s time to get stoked, CofC students, because the Surf Club is looking for some gnarly people to hit the waves of Folly Beach. Whether you are a “kook” (beginner), or a professional surf champion, the Surf Club has a board waiting for you. Surf Club president Will Wittich, a senior at the College,...
Fashion Club: Setting new trends, but keeping the classics

Fashion Club: Setting new trends, but keeping the classics

“I feel like we’re in inertia,” president of the CofC Fashion Club Kaylee Lass said. Lass, a junior and Arts Management and Historic Preservation major, has recently been negotiating changes to the club during this academic year. The club saw an influx of new members with last fall’s freshmen class, but all members present at the...
CofC Aikido Club: Learn self-defense from a Sensei

CofC Aikido Club: Learn self-defense from a Sensei

Watch out, College of Charleston, the Aikido Club has some wicked self-defense skills and you don’t want to mess with them! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, these martial art gurus meet in the Johnson Physical Education Center to learn and practice the “way of harmony,” which is the English translation of the rather-difficult-to-pronounce Japanese word...