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“We just want you to love us again,” says Charleston PD

“We just want you to love us again,” says Charleston PD

There are changes coming to the city of Charleston. In the wake of a long year of police brutality and …

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Nourish yourself at Huriyali Gardens

Nourish yourself at Huriyali Gardens

The word Huriyali, translated from Hindi, is used to describe a lush green space – think rainforests or botanical gardens. …

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Martial Arts and MMA: Not all bloody knuckles and black eyes

Martial Arts and MMA: Not all bloody knuckles and black eyes

Ronda Rousey, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight Champion, was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, …

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Pedal for the paycheck

Pedal for the paycheck

Peddicabbers sculpt their calves one tourist at a time. It is late enough for the streets to be empty. Wedged …

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A tale of two cities: Life under I-26

A tale of two cities: Life under I-26

This story is one of brokenness, of failed opportunity and of sadness. It is a vast, pertinent story, but one …

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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 …

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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 …

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Don’t ruck with Rugby

Don’t ruck with Rugby

College of Charleston’s Women’s Rugby team, affectionately referred to across the club rugby nation as ‘Sexiest Team in the South,’ …

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The art of being human

The art of being human

Is everything broken? Many might answer ‘yes.’ It is difficult not to, when day after day the news is riddled …

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The Yard explores the avant-garde: 10 years of Fashion Week in the Holy City

The Yard explores the avant-garde: 10 years of Fashion Week in the Holy City

Five nights of authentic, avant-garde fashion: the 10th anniversary of Charleston Fashion Week was nothing but impressive. There were a …

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Flying disk jocks: The ultimate athletes

Flying disk jocks: The ultimate athletes

There is no activity more synonymous with the college experience than throwing a Frisbee around the quad. Some more gifted …

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Tales from the Meteor

Tales from the Meteor

As students of the College, we have the great fortune to be part of the school’s prestigious and lengthy legacy. …

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John Tecklenberg: Mayor to many, father to all

John Tecklenberg: Mayor to many, father to all

Change is scary; change is hard. Especially after 40 years of stability and love in the hands of our beloved …

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Left behind: South Carolina’s Corridor of Shame

A few days ago, I was waiting for my Political Science 101 class to start when a fellow student entered …

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Balancing act: The yin and yang of mind and body

Balancing act: The yin and yang of mind and body

Our culture is obsessed with fitness and self-improvement. We all want our bodies fit, lean, toned and full of energy. …

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The art of soul searching: Where to discover yourself in Charleston

The art of soul searching: Where to discover yourself in Charleston

“But as the days go by, in this gray world outside, days grow on colorful trees…in my secret place. In …

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Center Stage

Center Stage

Charleston teems with theater aficionados, actors, playwrights and directors alike. From the Footlight Players and the Holy City Shakespeare group …

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Prejudice: looking into the darker windows of our souls

Prejudice: looking into the darker windows of our souls

Prejudice Noun An unfair feeling of dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, religion etc. A feeling …

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Storytellling through craft

Storytellling through craft

Charleston is a particularly creative, art-focused city and for some students at the College, crafting is a way of life. CisternYard …

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Finding their own beat

Finding their own beat

Charleston abounds with local artists of all sorts: visual, decorative, performing. You name it and the odds are Charleston has …

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The City of Light

The City of Light

Of the most nightmarish night my home city has ever faced, the pride to be French remains-evan half a world …

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Off to the races!

Off to the races!

From magazine rankings to movies, most portrayals of Charleston seek to capture the city’s secluded gardens, flavorful cuisine and charming …

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The Yard February issue letter from the Editor

The Yard February issue letter from the Editor

In the last decade or so, people have claimed “journalism is dying.” I disagree. For example, our local newspaper The …

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From the soil up: How one man is changing the landscape of Park Circle

From the soil up: How one man is changing the landscape of Park Circle

“You can just follow me around while I work and we can talk, if that’s okay,” Chris Miller said, between …

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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, …

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Tattoo Tuesday: The Razor and the Rose

Tattoo Tuesday: The Razor and the Rose

Kids here in Charleston are itching to get inked. Sophomore Liam Hodges hit the tattoo parlor recently, scratching his itch …

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Students learn suffering, self-sufficiency

Students learn suffering, self-sufficiency

Do you know the struggle? Sources say it can be real. Across the United States, there is a group of …

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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 …

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No Place Like Home: Bringing awareness to hunger and homelessness

No Place Like Home: Bringing awareness to hunger and homelessness

’Tis the beginning of that magical time of the year: the holiday season. The season of spending time with loved …

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The College Cuts Back

In a late October meeting, the College of Charleston Board of Trustees approved a budget readjustment that will resolve a …

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Turkey Alternatives: Thanksgiving across the country

Every year it’s the same routine. For most of us, we crowd around a table decked out with a Butterball …

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Hey, Ms. Judy!

Hey, Ms. Judy!

Judith Riser sits at the front desk of Liberty Dining Hall every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:45 a.m. …

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Charleston’s Pop-up Art Scene

Charleston’s Pop-up Art Scene

On the Waiting Room Facebook page, Charleston’s pop-up art gallery is described simply as “an informal pop up gallery for …

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Behind the Lens: Capturing the Art of Dorian Warneck

Behind the Lens: Capturing the Art of Dorian Warneck

Charleston has a certain self-promoting image, of Rainbow Row and horse drawn carriages, of winning award after award, of being …

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Bottom Dollar in the Top Economy: Minimum Wage in the United States

Bottom Dollar in the Top Economy: Minimum Wage in the United States

If you don’t live on it, you probably don’t think about it. But during this election cycle, Americans from all …

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Racing to Rio: Sailors Suit Up for the Summer Games

Racing to Rio: Sailors Suit Up for the Summer Games

The College of Charleston sailing team has a storied history of success that spans the globe. In 2014-15, the College …

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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 …

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Characters of the College: Campus Celebrities Reveal Themselves

Going to school with 10,000 other people can make it difficult to stand out. Many of us shuffle down the …

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