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Lights, camera, Charleston

Lights, camera, Charleston

Charleston is famously attractive to foodies, tourists and — filmmakers? More than 30 films and 14 television shows have been filmed in Charleston, one even in our backyard. Bravo’s reality television series “Southern Charm” primarily takes place downtown, filming at popular places like Republic and Fuel. 2004’s “The Notebook,” directed by Nick Cassavetes, is one...
Roberts revs up revenue

Roberts revs up revenue

The College of Charleston’s new Director of Athletics Matt Roberts brings years of experience from high-level athletic institutions around the country — providing new energy to an organization embracing prospective growth. In his new role, Roberts oversees many administrative aspects of athletics at the College, including hiring and firing athletic staff, operational planning, resource allocation,...
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...
A Coleman Affair

A Coleman Affair

Have you ever met someone you knew would become an important person later in life? Meet Coleman Ott. This ambitious sophomore has accomplished more in his short two years at the College than most have in four. Ott interns at the Jazz Artists of Charleston, a local nonprofit that organizes jazz events downtown to recognize...
Total eclipse of Charleston's heart

Total eclipse of Charleston’s heart

August 21, 2017: darkness will cover the sky in the midst of daylight. In a short moment, everything will line up perfectly to cause a rare sight. The Great American Eclipse is upon us, and with a slim opportunity to see it, Charleston has been deemed one of the best cities for viewing this anomaly....
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...
Focus or failure? Adderall abuse on campus

Focus or failure? Adderall abuse on campus

Design and photos by Jaquan Leonard and Kaleb Dill To protect privacy, the names of students have been changed. A guy slouches in the doorway. His eyes roam the room and he staggers a bit. He is clearly drunk, but it is only 10 p.m. and he wants to stay awake. “Hey, does anyone have...
Sea-ing success

Sea-ing success

For most of us, the college years are possibly the best of our lives. Weekends, spring breaks, summers and the new found freedom of becoming adults create endless possibilities for fun. But four years can speed by quickly, and the transition into the real world can be quite traumatic. Unless of course, your name is...
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...
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