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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...
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...
Sails of glory: A Rio retrospective

Sails of glory: A Rio retrospective

Amid a slew of fears with regard to safety, sewage and gas station bathrooms, the Summer Olympics managed to captivate millions of viewers as it dominated the sports world for two weeks in Rio de Janeiro. Sending 11 sailors from the varsity sailing program to the Summer Olympics over the past 50 years, the College...
Don't ruck with Rugby

Don’t ruck with Rugby

College of Charleston’s Women’s Rugby team, affectionately referred to across the club rugby nation as ‘Sexiest Team in the South,’ is the most successful club team on campus, entering the 2015-2016 season as fifth in the nation. The accomplishments of this team do not rest solely on the strength and stamina of the players—though that...
Yes, the Warriors will break the Bulls' record

Yes, the Warriors will break the Bulls’ record

The Golden State Warriors’ current extraordinariness has not won them back-to-back championships (yet?), but it has already achieved the feat of bringing back the memory of the legendary 1995/1996 Chicago Bulls team – the only team that can be compared to them at the moment. But out of the flourishing and sometimes out-putting ‘Could they...
Mile High Magic reappears as the Broncos capture Super Bowl 50

Mile High Magic reappears as the Broncos capture Super Bowl 50

This weekend, I traveled all the way from Charleston to visit a friend in Denver. Of course, neither the date nor the place were chosen randomly. Here is how excitement built through Sunday night, when the Broncos clinched their third Super Bowl crown and set the city ablaze. It all started as a mere wager...
Racing to Rio: Sailors Suit Up for the Summer Games

Racing to Rio: Sailors Suit Up for the Summer Games

The College of Charleston sailing team has a storied history of success that spans the globe. In 2014-15, the College won the Leonard B. Fowle Trophy awarded to the best team at the national championships for the sixth time in school history. With six titles, the College trails only the U.S. Naval Academy (10) and...
Player Spotlight: Nicholas Jeausseran, from the French Riviera to the American Dream

Player Spotlight: Nicholas Jeausseran, from the French Riviera to the American Dream

On Tuesday evening, not long after Anthony Martial, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Layzin Kurzawa – three of his ex-teammates – tasted Champions League action respectively with Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and PSG, France’s Nicholas Jeausseran had no room for regrets or nostalgia. Recruited out of the AS Monaco reserve to play for the College of Charleston...
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 billions of dollars schools generate in revenue off of their athletes, the question on compensation for athletes is a fair one to ask. In my opinion, college athletes should not be compensated for reasons that...
Senior Spotlight: Tyler Wood, sprinting through the finish line

Senior Spotlight: Tyler Wood, sprinting through the finish line

During the fall season, CisternYard Sports will feature a weekly story on a different student athlete at the College of Charleston that our sports staff thinks you should know. This week, we highlight Tyler Wood from the men’s cross country team. Like plenty of children, Tyler Wood played almost every sport growing up. Even though...
Beyond the family tradition: Canyon Barry is creating his own legacy

Beyond the family tradition: Canyon Barry is creating his own legacy

Get this family dynamic: your father is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the sport, your mother is the only woman whose jersey has been retired at the College of William & Mary and you have four brothers who played NCAA Division I basketball – two of whom had long NBA...
'Mahalo' from the CofC Surf Club

‘Mahalo’ from the CofC Surf Club

Kowabunga! It’s time to get stoked, CofC students, because the Surf Club is looking for some gnarly people to hit the waves of Folly Beach. Whether you are a “kook” (beginner), or a professional surf champion, the Surf Club has a board waiting for you. Surf Club president Will Wittich, a senior at the College,...