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The art of being human

The art of being human

Is everything broken? Many might answer ‘yes.’ It is difficult not to, when day after day the news is riddled …

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Student Voices: Time isn’t money, Value is

Student Voices: Time isn’t money, Value is

Imagine you’re an entrepreneur with the goal of making and selling tons of paper. Luckily, you own a tree farm …

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The Yard April Issue Letter from the Editor

The Yard April Issue Letter from the Editor

This past winter break, I spent two weeks backpacking in Guatemala. I met a variety of people from a variety …

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Student Voices: Donald Trump is Destroying the Republican Party

Student Voices: Donald Trump is Destroying the Republican Party

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has created quite a debacle for the upcoming election, much less for the future of the …

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Left behind: South Carolina’s Corridor of Shame

A few days ago, I was waiting for my Political Science 101 class to start when a fellow student entered …

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Fast Times at Addlestone Library

Fast Times at Addlestone Library

“I remember for my community service, I worked at Habitat for Humanity,” an anonymous student said. “Since they didn’t have …

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Tampon Tax: The Travesty of Menstruation

Tampon Tax: The Travesty of Menstruation

If there ever was a mascot for femininity, it would be the tampon. I can not think of any better …

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The City of Light

The City of Light

Of the most nightmarish night my home city has ever faced, the pride to be French remains-evan half a world …

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The merc with a mouth: Is Deadpool just another comic book film?

The merc with a mouth: Is Deadpool just another comic book film?

With the mass volume of superhero movies Hollywood has been producing from DC and Marvel, it is fair to ask: …

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The phone camera is our biggest enemy

The phone camera is our biggest enemy

It is impossible for a college student to live without a cell phone. In fact, it would be difficult to …

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To the Candidates of 2016: A Love Letter

To the Candidates of 2016: A Love Letter

I am convinced 2016 will be a great year. Global warming has taken its toll and blessed us with a …

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Guest Columnist: Schwinn Wheeler

Guest Columnist: Schwinn Wheeler

My name is Schwinn. I am a bike, and I am a drifter. I don’t know who my “owner” is …

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Why Students Are Yearnin’ for a Bernin’

Why Students Are Yearnin’ for a Bernin’

With the beginning of the election cycle nearing, political analysts are beginning to predict who will win the early primaries. …

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How my French university is embracing the U.S. college sports ideal

How my French university is embracing the U.S. college sports ideal

With some fellow French exchange students in the U.S., I did a road-trip throughout the American West over the winter …

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Black Friday: what REI did and why it matters

Black Friday: what REI did and why it matters

Black Friday is a mess. Beside the tales of people being trampled underfoot or starting fights over the last toaster …

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Don’t blame the media for your apathy

Don’t blame the media for your apathy

It’s been over a week since the attacks in Paris and Beirut, and it’s time we step back from the …

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The Problems with Greek Life

The Problems with Greek Life

We are coming off a hard year for sororities and fraternities in the news, but that hasn’t seemed to stop …

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How is Trump a serious contender?

How is Trump a serious contender?

Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a serious contender to be the next President of the United States of America. …

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We Accept the Brainwashing Effects of Health Trends

We Accept the Brainwashing Effects of Health Trends

I’ll be honest. Whenever I encounter a fellow student sipping on a cartoonish green drink in a modern square bottle, …

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Save People, Not “Tatas”

Save People, Not “Tatas”

In the United States, it’s as quintessential to October as playoff baseball and the spread of the pumpkin-flavored plague. Pink, …

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“No Man’s Sky”: If a Computer could play God

“No Man’s Sky”: If a Computer could play God

At popular video game conference E3 this year, game developer Sean Murray of Hello Games showcased some live gameplay of …

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Religion is the new millennial ego booster

Religion is the new millennial ego booster

I am a white millennial studying on a college campus in the United States in the year 2015. As a …

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Pay for Play, should college athletes be paid?

Pay for Play, should college athletes be paid?

Recently, the debate on whether or not college athletes should be compensated has been an extremely hot topic. With the …

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“Expats” and the bigoted lexicon of travel

“Expats” and the bigoted lexicon of travel

Yesterday, I stumbled across a rather disturbingly misinformed infographic on a travel website. It’s question: “What type of expat are …

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Sense8: Definitely gay enough, but a little too white

Sense8: Definitely gay enough, but a little too white

(Note: This article discusses sexual topics, and some links in this article contain mild, nonsexual nudity.) You may know of …

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What a village on the Jordanian-Syrian border can teach us about brotherhood

What a village on the Jordanian-Syrian border can teach us about brotherhood

Earlier this year, I visited the tiny village of Dafyaneh, Jordan, a small cluster of cheaply built limestone homes huddled together …

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Feminism isn’t Friendship

Feminism isn’t Friendship

When I was in the 6th grade, I pored over the lyric booklet and sang along to every song in …

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What’s Wrong with America? The Audience Is

What’s Wrong with America? The Audience Is

As I scrolled through headlines and grim, blood-splattered stills from the Wednesday murder of two television journalists in Virginia, familiar …

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Terrorist Attack at AME Church Exposes Chilling Contrasts

Terrorist Attack at AME Church Exposes Chilling Contrasts

The methodical murder of 9 African Americans at the Emanuel AME Church is an episode marked by duality. Three contrasts …

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Almost fun: A tale of Banjo-B-Que and Augusta, Ga.

Banjo-B-Que could be the South’s premier bluegrass and barbeque festival. It could be set in downtown Augusta next to the …

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Shaky Knees Preview: DJ Holden Curran’s Top 5 Picks

Shaky Knees Preview: DJ Holden Curran’s Top 5 Picks

  5. Social Distortion Social Distortion – a premier skate-punk craze band, that emerged in in Orange County, CA in …

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

“It was hysterically funny!” Glowing praise for any comic. It might interest you to know that the word “hysterical” comes …

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Studying abroad in the Middle East: An illusion of impact?

Studying abroad in the Middle East: An illusion of impact?

Studying abroad has become a norm; no longer does having international experience set you apart from the competition in the …

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China vs. the USA: Is Our Internet Really Free?

China vs. the USA: Is Our Internet Really Free?

A Google search of Mao Zedong will yield different results in Charleston than it will in Beijing. China’s censorship of …

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Butt Bias

Butt Bias

We can all agree that Hollywood sucks. Some may love the glamour and fame, but everyone is on the same …

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5 Things Hillary Clinton Needs to Do to Get Elected in 2016

5 Things Hillary Clinton Needs to Do to Get Elected in 2016

On Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement everyone has been expecting for months. She’s running for President in 2016, …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespearean Reboot

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespearean Reboot

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream graces the stage at College of Charleston with a genius, unexpected twist. The world is …

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Race in the Aftermath of the Germanwings Crash

Race in the Aftermath of the Germanwings Crash

In the wake of the Germanwings airline tragedy on March 24, multiple op-eds have surfaced calling for compassion towards the co-pilot, …

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History becomes casualty of crisis in Iraq and Syria

History becomes casualty of crisis in Iraq and Syria

In the world’s earliest known piece of creative writing, Ancient Sumerian king Gilgamesh famously set out on a quest to …

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