Articles by Sig Johannes

Sigrid is the Editor in Chief of CisternYard News. Born and raised in D.C. (yes, actual D.C.), she spends all her time writing, studying, biking and failing at yoga. She is a senior majoring in English and minoring in Political Science and Film Studies.


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DAPL rerouted, partial victory for Standing Rock protestors

On Sunday, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that they will not give permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The announcement signified a hard-won, if incomplete, victory for the Standing Rock protestors and their allies. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy explained that the Corps will be putting…

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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…

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#Notmypresident protest in the Cistern

College of Charleston students gathered in the Cistern on Friday afternoon to voice their reactions to the results of Tuesday’s election. Protests against president-elect Donald Trump have flared up across the country in almost a dozen major cities. The #notmypresident movement has been criticized for episodes of violence and riot-like behavior.  The event on Friday, however, was peaceful and…

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For the love of god…vote!

Unless you have been living in North Korea, your grandmother’s basement or somewhere similarly isolated, you are probably sick to death of hearing about the presidential election. So we are going to give you one more article! No, seriously. This election warrants a closer look from CisternYard News, and not just because our reporters have…

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Provost McGee: “Alcohol is never an excuse for misconduct by anyone”

To say that the semester is off to an eventful start would be an understatement. On Aug. 30, the College community was stunned when Pres. McConnell announced a suspension of “all alcohol-related social activities for its fraternities and sororities” effective immediately. The very next week on Sept. 8,  The Post and Courier broke the shocking…

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