Politics
The potential presidential cabinet

The potential presidential cabinet

Although president-elect Donald Trump’s political experience is hardly extensive, there’s no denying that his unorthodox approach has brought him success. In January he will be sworn in as the oldest president ever, and the second born in New York City. And while his policies have caused an uproar, perhaps his most controversial action yet has been his executive Cabinet...
Facebook announces steps to fight fake news

Facebook announces steps to fight fake news

False information has been a reality of the Internet for as long as people have been logging online. With hoaxes like lonelygirl15 and Illuminati conspiracy theories, the web has fooled thousands across the globe. The problem persists to this day, plaguing social media sites with bots and conspiracy theories disguised as news. Facebook, in particular, fell...
It is time to "drop out" of the Electoral College

It is time to “drop out” of the Electoral College

This election left the U.S. divided and scared. There have been continuous riots and protests since the winner was announced. One of the many issues brought up was that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but not the election. While this may seem crazy to some, it is how our political system works. This has...
Trump's "To Do" list

Trump’s “To Do” list

Donald Trump made many extravagant claims throughout his campaign, but how many can he actually implement? Read on to discover Trump’s post-innauguration to-do list. 1. Repeal Obamacare…Maybe Trump has mentioned many times during the campaign that he believes Obamacare is bad for the country. After meeting with the President, Trump has begun to backpedal on his...
The media has a lot to answer for

The media has a lot to answer for

On Nov. 9, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America, and everyone seems to be asking “How did we get here?” Most pre-election polls placed Clinton ahead by several points. These miscalculations rocked media outlets and fostered a sense of mistrust in news. Many believe media networks ignored the...
The Yard November Issue Letter from the Editor

The Yard November Issue Letter from the Editor

God Bless America. Land that we love. “Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with a light from above.” Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America” in 1918 – almost 100 years ago. Lady Liberty, a sculpture representing the Roman goddess Libertas, was given to the United States as a gift from France in...
The mourning after: Post election thoughts from the editorial staff of CisternYard News

The mourning after: Post election thoughts from the editorial staff of CisternYard News

Jaquan Leonard: Creative Director November of 2008, the day after Barack Obama was announced as the president-elect, I wore a t-shirt. Pictured on the front were the new president and first lady. On the back were the words “Yes We Can!” Sitting in class, a conservative student looked at me and said, “You just want...
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 sweeps country in weekend of protests

#notmypresident sweeps country in weekend of protests

Early Wednesday morning, many people became anxious as they saw the televised map of America slowly taken over by red, one swing state after another flipping for Trump. Students chewed their nails and downed their drinks. So many voters, we would later find out, cast a ballot for the candidate they believed to be the “lesser of two...
#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...
Letter from the Editor: It Happened.

Letter from the Editor: It Happened.

As I’m writing this article, America is being painted, poked and prodded in the crudest shades of blue and red on my television screen. I’m sad. I’m scared. I’m anxious. I’m looking at my computer screen, typing these words only to distract myself from the map of our nation, which is bleeding all over. The...
Controversy over jury, video in Michael Slager trial

Controversy over jury, video in Michael Slager trial

The murder trial of Michael Slager, the ex-North Charleston police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, began Thursday morning amid ongoing national concern over police brutality. In the first weeks, controversy has already arisen. A jury of 11 white people and one black man was selected to decide the fate of...