Blogs

#CYRTakesHangout: An Interview with The Revivalists’ Michael Girardot

We are beyond excited to hit the road for the Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival this weekend. Between the killer …

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#CYRTakesMoogfest: A Lesson in Moogfest History

#CYRTakesMoogfest: A Lesson in Moogfest History

The annual Moogfest (rhymes with “rogue-fest”) celebrates this synthesizer’s storied tradition not only in the mainstream of synth-driven pop music …

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Must you continuously steal my expressions?: A discussion on cultural appropriation

Must you continuously steal my expressions?: A discussion on cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation: a term that can have several definitions. According to Urban Dictionary, cultural appropriation is “the ridiculous notion that …

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Which TV character would win in a fight?

Which TV character would win in a fight?

The week before finals never fails to deliver some type of existential dread and self reflection. I have been in this …

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Tearing down the “Empire”

Tearing down the “Empire”

What happens when you combine a Shakespearean play with a soap opera, and sprinkle in a few musical numbers that …

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Summer 2016 in Music Festivals

Summer 2016 in Music Festivals

  Everyone has seen or heard of Coachella, the spring music festival that invades social media for a week every year. Photos …

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YADDA MAN.

YADDA MAN.

With a rapper name that good, it has to stand alone as the title. “Who is Yadda Man?” you may ask, …

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Backpacking San Francisco

Backpacking San Francisco

For spring break, some people go home and relax on the couch while others will do a short study abroad …

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Nourish International’s Catwalk for a Cause: Modeling and Champagne for the Greater Good

Nourish International’s Catwalk for a Cause: Modeling and Champagne for the Greater Good

Where can you watch models, drink champagne and help to solve world poverty at the same time? Nourish International’s Catwalk …

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Charleston Fashion Week 2016 Street Style

Charleston Fashion Week 2016 Street Style

During Charleston Fashion Week, my friend and CisternYard News Photographer, Katie, and I decided to try our hands at street …

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Waka Flocka at the Music Farm: A Show Review

Waka Flocka at the Music Farm: A Show Review

Tickets sold out, venue packed, Waka Flocka made his appearance at Music Farm around three hours after the concert began. Running …

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An Interview with SUSTO at Savannah Stopover

An Interview with SUSTO at Savannah Stopover

On Wednesday, March 9, I had the pleasure of talking with Justin Osbourne, the front man of Susto, as part …

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Can one man change the entire music industry?

Can one man change the entire music industry?

Kanye West says a lot of things:   If you pay enough attention to him, it’s easy to become exasperated. …

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Charleston Fashion Week Continues: Wrap-Up

Charleston Fashion Week Continues: Wrap-Up

Day 3: Friday When I arrived in the evening, I was immediately assigned to an emerging designer, Jon Milner. After …

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The Disney College Program: A different kind of study abroad

The Disney College Program: A different kind of study abroad

Part I Everyone has heard of The Walt Disney Company in some capacity; it owns ESPN, ABC, Pixar, and Star …

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Savannah Stopover Superlatives

Savannah Stopover Superlatives

The sixth annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival took place in Savannah, Ga. on March 10-12, 2016. With Savannah Stopover wrapped …

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Charleston Fashion Week continues: Day 2 Backstage

Charleston Fashion Week continues: Day 2 Backstage

Back again, for my second evening, March 17! Thursday night was not as eventful, mainly because of thelack of emerging …

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Backstage at Charleston Fashion Week

Backstage at Charleston Fashion Week

Wednesday, March 15, was my first day working at Charleston Fashion Week this year. Fashion, whether subconsciously or not, has …

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10 Years and Many Trends Later

10 Years and Many Trends Later

Three words: Charleston Fashion Week. Five nights of epic, authentic, avant-garde fashion in the city of Charleston. Since it was …

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Yeah Leo won, but other things happened at the Oscars too

Yeah Leo won, but other things happened at the Oscars too

It happened. We finally woke up from what Wesley Morris called our “national nightmare.” The leading cause of anxiety for entire …

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Savannah Stopover Preview: Beside the Point’s Most Anticipated Acts

Savannah Stopover Preview: Beside the Point’s Most Anticipated Acts

Savannah Stopover, often thought of as a springboard or a pit stop for artists on their way south for spring …

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In case you missed it: Black History Month

In case you missed it: Black History Month

In case you missed it, last month was February. And, once again, the year delivered a February filled with the …

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The Theatre and Music Departments team up for a classic: The Secret Garden

The Theatre and Music Departments team up for a classic: The Secret Garden

The lights illuminate spirits in blue 1900-era dresses and jackets swaying to the haunting melody of Laura Owen. She sings to …

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Lucy Dacus “No Burden” – An Album Review

Lucy Dacus “No Burden” – An Album Review

In the first track of her debut album “No Burden,” Lucy Dacus tells the world “I don’t need to be …

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Should you be a dance club DJ?: A conceptual flow chart

Should you be a dance club DJ?: A conceptual flow chart

We have all been there: the kaleidoscope of lights, the music loud enough to puncture your eardrums, the drink flowing aplenty, …

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In case you missed it: The Grammy Awards

In case you missed it: The Grammy Awards

In case you missed it, the 58th annual Grammy Awards took place this week – and to be honest – …

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What Kanye West really teaches us

What Kanye West really teaches us

“We on an ultralight beam. We on an ultralight beam. This is a God dream. This is everything.” When a …

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Can Barbie’s body change the world?

Can Barbie’s body change the world?

Growing up, one thing never too scarce in my home were Barbie dolls. Being an only child who was a …

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This is what I think the best genre of music is. What about you?

This is what I think the best genre of music is. What about you?

As I downloaded ANTI this morning, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But, with the first sounds of it, I …

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Tattoo Tuesday: The Razor and the Rose

Tattoo Tuesday: The Razor and the Rose

Kids here in Charleston are itching to get inked. Sophomore Liam Hodges hit the tattoo parlor recently, scratching his itch …

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Students learn suffering, self-sufficiency

Students learn suffering, self-sufficiency

Do you know the struggle? Sources say it can be real. Across the United States, there is a group of …

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What makes “ANTI” so special?

What makes “ANTI” so special?

In Shea Serrano’s book, “The Rap Year Book,” he applauds Rakim, the inventor of modern flow. “He was an orator, …

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New Year, New YOU

New Year, New YOU

It seems like everyone in the world has the same New Years Resolution: to exercise more, become “thin” and eat …

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Why “High School Musical” is still relevant

Why “High School Musical” is still relevant

On January 20, 2006, “High School Musical” aired on Disney Channel, and the world was forever changed. Well, maybe not. …

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Whose verse won NO MORE PARTIES IN L.A.?

Whose verse won NO MORE PARTIES IN L.A.?

I woke up on MLK Jr. Day, Jan. 18, 2016 around 10:30 a.m., checked my laptop and got hype. New …

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BEST ALBUMS OF 2015, another year-end list!

BEST ALBUMS OF 2015, another year-end list!

Have you had your fill of year-end lists yet? Of course you haven’t. Year-end lists are the best. I wish …

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Trends we must leave behind in 2015

Trends we must leave behind in 2015

2016 is officially upon us, and with that, “new year, new me” season is in full swing. A great way …

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5 things all students wear at the College

5 things all students wear at the College

Here at the College, some may say we have our own sense of style. Looking around campus, we often see …

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Losing my Starbucks Virginity: An Awkward Recounting

Losing my Starbucks Virginity: An Awkward Recounting

I don’t know if it’s possible to overdose on caffeine, but I think I almost did, and I’m going to …

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Gifts You Want This Christmas

Gifts You Want This Christmas

Your parents are most likely nagging you about what you want for Christmas, and even though you could probably name …

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