Environment
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....
Campus Chick-fil-a reopens after rat infestation

Campus Chick-fil-a reopens after rat infestation

Campus-wide email states issue is fixed, while Twitter tells a different story On Monday morning, The College of Charleston sent out a campus-wide email to inform the student body that the campus Chick-fil-a located under Joe E. Berry, Jr. Residence Hall would be reopening after closing last week due to issues with a rat infestation....
Isle of Palms Police Department investigates tanks on beach

Isle of Palms Police Department investigates tanks on beach

On the morning of Wednesday, Feb 22, three mysterious tanks washed up on an Isle of Palms beach. The massive tanks prompted calls from residents to the Isle of Palms Police Department, which quickly blocked off the scene. After investigation, it was determined that the tanks were ballast tanks which were empty and not hazardous....
Trump signs executive order to move forward on Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL

Trump signs executive order to move forward on Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL

On Jan. 24, Donald Trump signed an executive order pushing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines forward into action, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to block both projects over environmental and economic concerns. President Trump dismissed Obama’s policy and sealed a campaign promise with this executive order, which allows for both projects to be expedited...
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...
Roots: Tracing a Southern tree

Roots: Tracing a Southern tree

This summer, the College mourned a loss, saying goodbye to something that had been part of the campus for decades. Once standing sturdy in the corner of the Cistern Yard, a live oak timbered that summer day, leaving behind a vacant space and radiant sun beams to replace the shady spot. Upon hearing the news,...
Stuck in traffic? Help is on the way

Stuck in traffic? Help is on the way

In a referendum question on their ballot, Charleston County voters approved a half cent increase in sales tax that will generate revenue to reduce traffic on major roads, improve public transportation and preserve more green space. Charleston is expanding rapidly. It has been called a “millennial magnet” because of the startling number of young adults that...
UPDATE: North Dakota Access Pipeline developers predict completion after Trump victory

UPDATE: North Dakota Access Pipeline developers predict completion after Trump victory

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory has had a large impact on the future of the U.S. – the latest prediction for the country being the imminent completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, despite the protest of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. In a statement issued Tuesday, Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas has confirmed that the work...
#Notmypresident protest in the Cistern

#Notmypresident protest in the Cistern

College of Charleston students gathered in the Cistern on Friday afternoon to voice their reactions to the results of Tuesday’s election. Protests against president-elect Donald Trump have flared up across the country in almost a dozen major cities. The #notmypresident movement has been criticized for episodes of violence and riot-like behavior.  The event on Friday, however, was peaceful and...
New sustainability literacy program for fall 2017

New sustainability literacy program for fall 2017

Every ten years, the College of Charleston submits a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commision on Colleges (SACSCOC) for reaccreditation. This organization assesses the educational quality of member institutions, before crediting them as a degree-granting establishment. Submissions for reaccreditation must include a QEP detailing their strategy to prove...
The one where they all get evacuated

The one where they all get evacuated

Where were you for the “Hurri-cation?” After devastating Haiti, Hurricane Matthew swept through the Southeast a week and a half ago. By the time the storm had arrived in the United States, it was a Category 3 hurricane, dropping in strength as time went on. We do not wish to make light of the very real...
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 between two brick buildings near Market Street, a party is in full swing. Beneath the glow of light bulbs on a string, people are drinking and the volume of their chatter swells with laughter. We...
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