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I wanna dance with somebody: Dance Alliance offers former dancers an outlet for their passion

I wanna dance with somebody: Dance Alliance offers former dancers an outlet for their passion

Have you been dancing your whole life and now missing that creative outlet? Are you looking for a community to dance with? Do you want to express yourself in a new, different way? Dance Alliance, the College’s on-campus dance club caters to all these desires. Dance Alliance wants to facilitate a community of dancers who...
The Worn Wear College Tour: Patagonia and PLAN visit campus

The Worn Wear College Tour: Patagonia and PLAN visit campus

  This spring, Patagonia is packing up and heading on tour. Over the last few years Worn Wear has gone on several different national tours, however this year Patagonia’s mobile clothing repair shop is making stops exclusively at college campuses. The Worn Wear College Tour made its first of 21 stops at College of Charleston...
The Courtneys II by The Courtneys -- An Album Review

The Courtneys II by The Courtneys — An Album Review

The Courtneys’ first self-titled album was released in 2013, and since then the all-girl trio has released a slew of punchy singles and music videos before finding their home at Flying Nun Records, the independent New Zealand label through which they have finally graced us with their sophomore album, The Courtneys II.   Self-described as...
Clemson professors protest Trump executive order with fast

Clemson professors protest Trump executive order with fast

From Feb. 5 to Feb. 12, two Clemson professors began a Fast Against Silence, in protest of President Trump’s executive order preventing immigrants and refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika and Dr. Todd May began the fast on Sunday, Feb. 5 on the steps of Sikes Hall,...
DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in a 51-50 vote. The night before the confirmation featured Senate Democrats taking the floor to denounce DeVos and attempt to dissuade Republican Senators in a lengthy session. Protests outside the Senate also took place as a demonstration of public disapproval. The Senate...
Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

On Feb. 7, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senate Republicans as she criticized Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. In her speech, Warren read a letter written by Coretta Scott King in 1986, implying that Sen. Sessions was guilty of racial bias. When Warren began to quote the letter, the Republican senators...
Heart bombing baby bucks: students spread the historic love

Heart bombing baby bucks: students spread the historic love

Older College of Charleston alumnae do not know 168 Calhoun St. to be the Starbucks, affectionately coined “baby bucks”, that current students have come to know. Those alumnae would know the building as the Goodie House, a once 24 hour, comfort food diner and student hot spot. In 1998 the building made the switch to...
Contour's Softer Album Release/Film Screening: A Show Review

Contour’s Softer Album Release/Film Screening: A Show Review

Over the last year or so Khari Lucas (a.k.a. Contour) has become one of the most, if not the most, prominent figure in Charleston’s DIY music scene. All of the work that he’s put in up to this point in his still very young career seemed to culminate together this past Saturday, February 11 when...
North Market Tbonz closes temporarily due to kitchen fire

North Market Tbonz closes temporarily due to kitchen fire

On Feb. 5, Tbonz Grill on North Market Street was damaged in a kitchen fire, which quickly spread engulfing the roof of the restaurant. First responders including the Charleston fire department, police, and EMS personnel were able to evacuate and search the building before extinguishing the fire.  Fortunately, none of the surrounding buildings were damaged...
More than skin deep: a reflection on the depth of love

More than skin deep: a reflection on the depth of love

Its 7 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and your alarm is blaring. Slowly, you peel open your eyes and the grimy ceiling of your overpriced apartment stares back at you, screaming at you to press snooze. Reluctantly, you pull yourself out of bed and begin getting ready. When you finally make it onto the street,...
Trump executive order could impact LGBT community

Trump executive order could impact LGBT community

On Feb. 1, an executive order drafted by the Trump administration that could possibly weaken the protections for the LBGT community was leaked to the public. Although the White House has confirmed they will not sign such an order, its very existence has caused worry among progressive groups. Trump announced that he would continue Obama’s protections...
Delaware prison hostage situation results in dead employee

Delaware prison hostage situation results in dead employee

On Feb. 1, prisoners in Delaware’s James T. Vaughn Correctional Center took four Department of Corrections workers hostage during early morning. One hostage managed to radio out a warning, alerting officials to the situation happening in building C and allowing them to place the building on lockdown. Throughout the day, prisoners used radios to negotiate...
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