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Letter from the editor- The Yard April 2017

Letter from the editor- The Yard April 2017

I love taking polaroid photos. I’m always the friend who groups everyone together at the end of dinner, blinding the other customers with a flash. The boxy black camera has been lugged along with me to the beach, the woods, Disney World and holidays. I love taking polaroids because you have no time to think....
The great grilled cheese off

The great grilled cheese off

When you walk into Circe’s Grotto Café, you’ll be greeted by the smell of fresh baguettes and the sound of Mumford and Sons playing in the background. The quiet chatter of studying students may surround you as you find a table, but most of the noise will be coming from the vibrant staff diligently crafting...
King Street dethroned

King Street dethroned

By: Madison Ling and Sigrid Johannes Photos by: Jaquan Leonard and Kaleb Dill “They were the royalty.” Totally at ease among the black, tan and gold tones of his polished home, Jack Alterman reclines in an Eames chair and tells a story about the city Charleston was — and what he hopes it will become....
For us by us: The black experience

For us by us: The black experience

Photos by Hannah Broder. Are you brave enough to enter an arena where you are constantly presented with uncomfortable, challenging, radical and inspiring moments? This was the response I gave to a hopeful Black high schooler wondering if attending the College of Charleston was a smart choice. Wanting to take exuberant pride in my school...
Reach Out app launches to help sexual assault survivors

Reach Out app launches to help sexual assault survivors

Despite media attention, sexual assaults still run rampant on college campuses. Resources are supposedly available so students can take action following an incident of sexual misconduct. But as the founders of the Reach Out Editions app and the Capptivation website realized, those resources are hidden in places where students would not think to look or...
Taco the town

Taco the town

By Justine Hall and Bradley Harrison Photos by Jaquan Leonard and Sigrid Johannes Tacos are the cool kids of food. Spicy, fun and full of variety, yet still sort of noncommittal. They’re a go-with-the-flow kind of cuisine. Perfect for date nights, parties with friends, even dinner with your parents. Bradley: We set out to take...
The Original DAB

The Original DAB

It is 1 p.m., and the sunlight is casting its hue against Randolph Hall, cascading shades of apricot and Princeton orange. The Cistern is engulfed in a sea of azaleas and the grass has just turned vivid green, carpeting the ground that students lie upon. The spring air envelops the space with open arms. In...
A Six Pack of Beer and Bands—Preview of High Water Music Festival

A Six Pack of Beer and Bands—Preview of High Water Music Festival

High Water Music Festival will take place this weekend, April 22nd and 23rd, at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. High Water is a “celebration of music, food, and libations” curated by Charleston’s very own Shovels & Rope. The musical lineup is exciting in its own right, but in addition to the music, “The Porch” will...
Kendrick Lamar re-wrote the thesis of hip hop

Kendrick Lamar re-wrote the thesis of hip hop

When “To Pimp a Butterfly” came out, I remember being overwhelmed. It was an immense project, vast in scope, sound and concept. I had many conversations with friends trying to unpack and understand it. A close friend of mine said something to the effect of, “Kanye’s single bar, ‘Is hip hop just a euphemism for a...
Portugal. The Man at the Charleston Music Hall -- A Show Review

Portugal. The Man at the Charleston Music Hall — A Show Review

Last week, Charleston had the privilege of playing host to the Lords of Portland themselves, Portugal. The Man. Fresh off of their latest singles “Noise Pollution” and “Feel it Still,” the indie-psych quintet is gearing up to embark on a massive summer tour highlighted by dates at Bonnaroo and Red Rocks. Us here in the...
Meet Alexandra Helfgott: a profile on SGA's new president elect

Meet Alexandra Helfgott: a profile on SGA’s new president elect

Name: Alexandra Helfgott Age: 19 Hometown: North Augusta, South Carolina Position: Student Government Association President Class: Sophomore Majors: Political Science and Spanish Student Government Association President Elect Alexandra Helfgott and running mate Tripp Keeffe have great plans for the upcoming year. Running on the premise of campus community, they plan to focus on using student...
ART KIDS: Surrealists and Steve Martin (new band name?)

ART KIDS: Surrealists and Steve Martin (new band name?)

I have recently been facing the problem of my friends talking about BBC award winning shows that I have never seen in my life, nor do I plan to watch. No matter how much they pitch this period piece drama or how hard I try to finish three episodes, it is just not going to...
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