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...
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...
Update: Michael Slager and Dylann Roof trials

Update: Michael Slager and Dylann Roof trials

Michael Slager Slager is being tried for murder in the case of the death of Walter Scott. Last week, the prosecution recreated the crime scene for the jurors. On Thursday, the prosecution called one of its final witnesses Bill Williams, a crime-scene recreation expert, to testify. Williams used a tape measure...
Stories
The invisible man: Just because you don't have a home doesn't mean you don't have a place

The invisible man: Just because you don’t have a home doesn’t mean you don’t have a place

New Environments, New Tools They are everywhere. Standing on the corners of streets. Lying on park benches. Sitting on the stoops of steps. Having a homeless community is not strange to urban cities—overpopulation in areas with skyrocketing housing prices can leave hundreds of people without a roof over their heads. Charleston is not immune to...
Recipe guide: Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Recipe guide: Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Grab your canned pumpkin and cinnamon because pumpkin spice recipes are in full swing now that autumn has finally arrived in Charleston. From the crisp chill in the air to the emergence of holiday decorations on King Street, the fall spirit has escalated in the past few weeks. These treats will get you your pumpkin...
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...
The Revivalists and Stop Light Observations at the Music Farm -- A Show Review

The Revivalists and Stop Light Observations at the Music Farm — A Show Review

Not many people can say that they’ve danced next to Santa Claus and a minion to the magical sounds picked on a pedal steel guitar…but I can. Amongst other humans disguised as creatures and animals disguised as humans, Halloween night at the Music Farm echoed in its walls a type of show that still resonates...
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...
All Get Out, Microwaves, Gates, and Tigerdog at the Music Farm -- A Show Review

All Get Out, Microwaves, Gates, and Tigerdog at the Music Farm — A Show Review

Having only heard about Charleston-grown band All Get Out very recently, I knew it would be an interesting experience when I entered the venue. The show had a pretty slow start with Charlotte-formed band, Tigerdog, but throughout each act’s set the intensity amplified reaching a head when headliner All Get Out shredded. What seemed to...
Just avoid talking about politics with your family this Thanksgiving

Just avoid talking about politics with your family this Thanksgiving

I can picture it now, sitting at my extremely privileged second Thanksgiving dinner with family, table full of food yet again, and hearing, “He’s a business man. If he can run a business, he can run our country. We need someone who will support our middle class. We need lower taxes.” I can also imagine...
Getting under my skin

Getting under my skin

“I believed, and still do, that our bodies are ourselves, that my soul is the voltage conducted through neurons and nerves, and that my spirit is my flesh.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Between the World and Me” One of my earliest memories of self-consciousness was when a classmate drew a clumsy depiction of a round female...
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,...
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...