Articles by Mackenzie Hoisington

Mackenzie Hoisington is a sophomore at the College and is enjoying her first semester writing for CisternYard News. She could not be happier about finally pursing her interests in journalism, especially since she is in the midst of combining her love for political science, international studies and creative writing. As a "dad music" junkie, anything you read by her was probably written as she was tapping her foot to Earth Wind and Fire or Phil Collins.


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New Fraternity Delta Tau Delta Colonizes Amid Greek Life Controversy

Note: Originally published on Sept. 20. Greek life has been in the hot seat since the first week of school when President McConnell stated in an email that the College has “suspended all alcohol-related social activities for its fraternities and sororities effective immediately.” In the same email, McConnell clearly said “this is not a knee-jerk…

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Fahamu Pecou, Killer Mike and Arturo Lindsay discuss fine art and hip-hop

Co-Authored by Mackenzie Hoisington and Katie Panopoulos. What do South Bronx and Western Europe have in common? The 3,500 miles of Atlantic Ocean that separate them. What do hip-hop and fine art have in common? More than you think. Atlanta-based artist Fahamu Pecou held a discussion on Friday evening between artist-scholar Dr. Arturo Lindsay and…

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No Place Like Home: Bringing awareness to hunger and homelessness

’Tis the beginning of that magical time of the year: the holiday season. The season of spending time with loved ones, giving gifts and, who are we kidding, eating pie. It is a magical time of year; however, it is important to stop and appreciate it all. Recognizing privilege is not a check point to…

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In anticipated runoff, John Tecklenburg elected mayor

On Tuesday, John Tecklenburg was elected Charleston’s next mayor. Tecklenburg trumped opponent Leon Stravrinakis in the runoff election with 57.5 percent of votes to Stravrinakis’ 42.5 percent. The once small lead over S.C. House of Representatives member, Stravrinakis, expanded dramatically over the two weeks between elections. Tecklenburg’s campaign focused on the well-being of the city…

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Mayor Riley endorses Hillary Clinton with the International Longshoremen’s Association

On Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton formally accepted the endorsement of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and the International Longshoremen’s Association union at the International Longshoreman Hall. Riley began endorsing Clinton for the Democratic nomination when his first choice candidate, Joe Biden, announced he was not running in 2016. However, Riley noted his long time admiration…

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Falling for Good Food: Charleston’s Newest Restaurants

If after last semester’s finals week you packed up your things and headed back to the comfort of your dog and hometown, or even if you did have the pleasure of living on the peninsula last summer, you probably missed the opening of one of Charleston’s newest culinary hot spots. Whether your stomach leads you…

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