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Florida State University Suspends all Greek Life

Florida State University’s President, John E. Thrasher, has suspended all greek life indefinitely after twenty-year-old Andrew Coffey died after drinking with his fraternity members. Coffey was pledging the school’s chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Although Coffey’s exact cause of death is unconfirmed, the Tallahassee Police Department believes alcohol was likely a contributing factor. There…

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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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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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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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Letter from the Editor: Accountability is not just for other people

This is a serious issue. When President Glenn McConnell issued a statement that said “enough is enough” regarding the recent ban of alcohol for all Greek organizations on campus, there was a reason. In my understanding of the situation, there was more than just one reason. The Princeton Review just named the College of Charleston…

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It’s not easy being green: The Office of Sustainability gets down to earth

Do you ever wonder where the apple you are eating came from? Or what would happen if you tried to go a week without producing any waste? The Office of Sustainability Internship Program’s mission for students is to improve sustainability at the College, develop skills and gain experience as a student and as a professional….

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Challenging greek life stereotypes on campus: Kappa Alpha blood drive

In a freshly born, new annual partnership, the Beta Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha teamed up with the American Red Cross to host the fraternity’s first annual blood drive. The event took place March 3 in Stern Center Ballroom, with nurses, hospital beds and Sprites available for all in attendance. The Kappa Alpha order hosts an annual nationwide “Operation…

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“Roar for ROAR”: Students Protest the End of ROAR Scholars

On Monday afternoon, a student-led demonstration took place in the Cistern Yard to protest the end of the ROAR Scholars program. Since 2010, ROAR Scholars has been providing “academic and advising support for first generation, low income and/or disabled students.” The program also coordinates an array of support services, service-learning opportunities and cultural events.  Approximately…

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church welcomes Charleston community for Greek Fall Festival

Although Mother Nature put this year’s three-day extravaganza that is called the Charleston Fall Greek Festival on hold for two additional weeks, she seemed to make up for it with uncharacteristically brisk weather at the make-up date the weekend of Oct. 16-18– weather that made you remember that it’s fall everywhere else in the country…

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A blurb about BYX

Friday night rolls around at the College and the question of the night is: “Who do you know here?” It’s a fraternity party. There’s alcohol and dancing. This describes most fraternity parties, but this is definitely not a BYX fraternity party. Beta Upsilon Chi is a Christian fraternity at the College. Joseph Haines is the…

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