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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...
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...
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...
The Trippintones' 10th anniversary performance: a ballad of friendship

The Trippintones’ 10th anniversary performance: a ballad of friendship

On Nov. 19,  past and current voices of College of Charleston’s A Capella group the Chucktown Trippintones echoed throughout Memminger Auditorium. The group blended voices from both current Trippintone members and alumni to perform an event showcasing the evolution of the group over the years. Being the first A Cappella group to find its way...
Special Spectators brings smiles to ill children

Special Spectators brings smiles to ill children

Pity—to feel sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others. Simply the sound of the word molds an ache in the pit of the stomach. Unsurprisingly, those who tend to be pitied have no desire to be associated with such an unsettling word. Take children for example. A child wants nothing more...
Honduran heritage in Charleston

Honduran heritage in Charleston

The incessant sound of chopping cuts through the quiet morning air. The aromas of tangy, spicy and sweet all mix together to form an array of savory, desirable sensations. This wonderment is coming from the most unlikely source: a small, weathered trailer situated in the abyss of grass and dirt. Its operator; a 17 year...
Gnome Cafe: a tasty, animal-free option for all types of eaters

Gnome Cafe: a tasty, animal-free option for all types of eaters

Usually in cafes there is a sense of hustle and bustle that you attribute to background noise as you sit and drink your latte and enjoy a scone. Gnome Cafe has mastered the technique of creating an environment that is calm and relaxing, making any urgency created by other customers hardly noticeable. As soon as each...
Keeping history out of harm

Keeping history out of harm

The historic district of Charleston acts as a beacon for tourists from around the world, drawing them in to spend weekends with cameras flashing and fingers pointing. They adore the architecture and soak in the air with little thought for the background maintenance poured into keeping the city pristine. A simple walk down the street...
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,...
Beauty in bareness

Beauty in bareness

Soft music playing and pencil scratching, the window’s light was warming my back as I focused on staying as still as possible. My bedroom had been turned into a little artist’s studio, with white sheets hanging from the ceiling and pieces of charcoal covering my rug. I was completely naked, sitting in a wooden chair...
Creating Clyde: The tale of Clyde the Cougar

Creating Clyde: The tale of Clyde the Cougar

Beloved by students and members of the Charleston community alike, nothing is more synonymous with College of Charleston athletics than Clyde the Cougar. The mascot we know as the supplier of school spirit, pumping up the crowd at sporting events and greeting nervous newcomers at orientation, has changed dramatically over the years. As stated in...