Articles by Staff


A Fly on the Wall

A fly on the wall – a people watcher. They can be found in every nook of Charleston, watching and observing. In coffee shops alone, interesting perspectives can be discovered through the eyes of the fly. Moments witnessed can leave hearts touched, or create small chuckles hiding behind hands. Moments can sometimes disappoint, while others…

He Said She Said: The Great Divide

There is a common divide in America. Whether it be between political views, genders, race or age, everyone has their own opinions, and thankfully, the freedom to share those opposing views. President James Madison warned that factions can “divide mankind into parties inflamed with mutual animosity rather than unite towards the common good.” While those…


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…


Our Wonder Women: The legacies of Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

By: Courtney Eker and Justine Hall Photos courtesy of friends and family of Francis and Piepmeier Fierce. Magnificent. Activist. Inspiring. Badass. Family. If you could sum up the legacy of two vibrant, passionate and influential women in one word, what would it be? Alison Piepmeier and Conseula Francis were more than colleagues of the College…


Boundaries: Locking diversity out of the College of Charleston

1967: The first black students enroll at the College of Charleston. Diversity, as Google defines it, is “a range of different things, a mixture, an assortment, a mélange and a difference.” Enter human beings. This basic notion of diversity suddenly develops into something a little more serious and a little more deserving than Google’s “assortment.”…

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