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Collegiate Curls: Unifying the College one strand at a time

Collegiate Curls: Unifying the College one strand at a time

On an average day you might catch Courtney Hicks showcasing the College campus to a group of young prospective students. Some days she may be scurrying past you on her way to a Black Student Union meeting. Or perhaps she was your summer orientation intern. With a helpful hand already involved in a multitude of organizations,...
Coast Records Winter Jam

Coast Records Winter Jam

With the start of a new year and the motivation of making 2017 the best year yet still fresh in everyone’s mind, consider this: Coast Records Winter Jam. College of Charleston alumni and one of the event’s planner Tyler Boone will be performing along with several other local artists including Chris Wilcox, Tom Mackell, The...
Sam speaks at the College

Sam speaks at the College

On Tuesday evening (Dec. 6), former NFL player Michael Sam spoke in front of a crowd of students and faculty members at the Stern Center Ballroom discussing his upbringing as the first openly-LGBT athlete in any major American sport. The former Dallas Cowboy and St. Louis Ram, also played in the Canadian Football League with...
The Reef takes over Redux

The Reef takes over Redux

For the past year now, Charleston’s Makeout Reef music collective has been making power moves to revitalize the city’s music scene. Since they were first formed in December of 2015, MR’s popularity has increased exponentially through the success of bands such as Del Sur, Mr. Rosewater, The Camel Blues Band, Tall Kitchen Bag and Hot...
Stephen Lesage: power-lifting astronaut

Stephen Lesage: power-lifting astronaut

“So is it safe to say you don’t have a fear of heights?” “Not really—kind of…I’m more scared of going underwater.” Stephen Lesage, a senior here at the College, has been spotlighted recently in multiple articles about his impressive accomplishments with powerlifting. In 2015, a friend of Lesage’s became curious in powerlifting, Lesage joined along...
DAPL rerouted, partial victory for Standing Rock protestors

DAPL rerouted, partial victory for Standing Rock protestors

On Sunday, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that they will not give permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The announcement signified a hard-won, if incomplete, victory for the Standing Rock protestors and their allies. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy explained that the Corps will be putting...
Welcome to my house: First Kids through the years

Welcome to my house: First Kids through the years

Presidents come and go, with time spent in the White House different and unique from one POTUS to the next. For their kids however, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is part of childhood; their experiences while living in the White House shaping them into the fine young men and women they will become. From Robert Lincoln to Malia and...
DJ Spotlight -- Flagship JP DeGross aka LiveFire

DJ Spotlight — Flagship JP DeGross aka LiveFire

As our only live-mixing Flagship DJ, JP has offered a whole new perspective to our station. His show, “The Electronic Hour,” showcases his sick DJing skills as he creates in-studio, exclusively for CisternYard Radio. We sat down with him for a few questions about himself and his thoughts on being a DJ. Say your name, where...
The Sottile tree ignites the College's Christmas spirit

The Sottile tree ignites the College’s Christmas spirit

Attention College of Charleston students: Christmas time is officially here. Let the sleigh bells ring, the “Elf” quotes commence, the “Rudolph” choruses grow stronger and the plethora of lights brighten your evenings. Lovers of Christmas come out into the open, for it is finally acceptable to start celebrating full force. The College has officially kicked...
Dec. 1: The Heat Miser rallies for the lead, but Snow Miser still battling

Dec. 1: The Heat Miser rallies for the lead, but Snow Miser still battling

It is December at last, that means the battles between the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser are officially underway. The two Misers duke it out every year, fighting during the weeks before Dec. 25 to try and claim the title belt on Christmas Day itself. Their’s is a battle to get the upper hand in...
Offensive woes cost Cougars

Offensive woes cost Cougars

The College of Charleston women’s basketball team fell to North Florida on Wednesday (Nov. 30) 60-47. North Florida got off to a quick start leading the Cougars 16-4, but the Cougars fought back and closed the deficit to four. However, the Cougars only managed to seven points in the second quarter and trailed North Florida...
Safe in the streets: the College's first SlutWalk

Safe in the streets: the College’s first SlutWalk

Students gathered in the Cistern Yard, making signs out of poster board and their own bodies as they prepared for the College of Charleston’s first “SlutWalk.” Phrases like “It’s a dress, not a yes” and “My tits, my choice” were written above bras and across cardboard as participants waited for the walk to commence. The...