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Local comedy: Theatre 99 on Thursdays

Local comedy: Theatre 99 on Thursdays

  The midweek stress levels are skyrocketing as Thursday evening arrives. As the sun sinks into the skyline on your way home from class, potential for the evening is only beginning to rise. If you want to take a different spin on the night, try Theatre 99 for an improvisation show. Theatre 99 hosts improv...
BANGS Shoes: An entrepreneurial dream come true

BANGS Shoes: An entrepreneurial dream come true

BANGS is an interesting business concept, both in design and professional model. Modeled after the basic canvas sneaker of a Chinese worker, BANGS Shoes was created by Hannah Davis to aid entrepreneurs in over 60 countries. BANGS supports a range of businesses, from a mobile coffee shop in California that employs young minority women and...
Attention to prevention

Attention to prevention

Photos and design by Jaquan Leonard. Some women pop a tiny pill every day. Others go through a five minute procedure in a doctor’s office. Still more wear a patch, a ring, a diaphragm, or get a shot or implant. Each of these technologies aims to sidestep one of the most basic elements of human...
When in doubt, sip Curaçao

When in doubt, sip Curaçao

“I usually start with familiar ingredients and judging by how sweet, bitter, herbal they are, I can sort of build on that. I usually start with a base spirit and a style, and then go from there; whether I want something stirred and boozy, or something shaken and refreshing.” Ryan Welliver came out on top...
LGBTQ: Misinformation and Misintpretation

LGBTQ: Misinformation and Misintpretation

The acronym of sexual identities continues to grow, but our understanding frequently lags far behind. Sexual orientation and gender identity are often conflated in popular representations. But those five short letters encompass a vast diversity of experiences, and the people who lived them are ready to speak. Sexual identities have never been constant. Since ancient...
Pheromones: Myths uncovered

Pheromones: Myths uncovered

Photos by Jaquan Leonard and Natalie Sealover. Pheromones. We all have them. You have probably heard of them. But what are they? Can humans smell them? Do they affect us when we are talking to someone we find attractive? Are they the culprit behind your spontaneous hook-up last weekend? Pheromones have been discussed and speculated...
Sights in the city: Where to go besides the bed

Sights in the city: Where to go besides the bed

Photos by Kaleb Dill and Alex Mielcarek Although Charleston is a popular tourist destination with its rich food and vacation atmosphere, there are still corners built just for locals.  The Old Charleston Jail is the unconventional traveler’s dream, giving out-of-towners the chance to see a haunted prison cell as if it were still in use....
Don't be a drag, just be a queen

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen

Imagine being able to be exactly who you wanted to be – to realize the alter ego inside, to succeed where you failed, to do exactly what you have always wanted. Doesn’t that world sound perfect? Such a reality seems purely fantasy – breaking the mold in the face of societal pressures to maintain face...
Rhapsody in Black: a celebration of black culture

Rhapsody in Black: a celebration of black culture

Black History Month originated as a week-long February event designed to encompass both Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Since then, the nation has declared the month of February as “Black History Month.” The idea came from historian Carter Woodsen in order to give African Americans the recognition they deserve. It has evolved into a celebration...
Bottoms up: an evening with the Cocktail Bandits

Bottoms up: an evening with the Cocktail Bandits

“For something that costs 16 bucks, I’m going to sip on its ass for a little while, to get my bang out of the buck!” Boisterous laughter erupts. Glasses clink. Chatter melodically buzzes in the background. For the Cocktail Bandits, it is another night out on the town. For me, it is a peek into...
What's your position? Spirituality and sexuality

What’s your position? Spirituality and sexuality

Religion and sexuality– two topics that may not seem like they mesh very smoothly. However, at the College many religious organizations find ways to embrace those whose sexual differences may otherwise feel unwelcome. Every religious organization on campus, about 15, were contacted in hopes of talking to them about their stance on sexuality and same-sex...
Charleston: there's an emoji for that

Charleston: there’s an emoji for that

You wake up with a pit in your stomach. With a jolt, you sit up as you remember it is Cougar game day. You grab your phone and try to find the right words to send to your friends. Luckily, the College has given you a way to express your emotion and pass on your...
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