The Executive Powers: On Tuesdays, We Wear Wigs

Juniors Zach Sturman and Michael Faikes heard these words of guidance from College of Charleston’s President Emeritus Lee Hignon last year and they set out to put them into practice. When they assumed the roles of Student Body President and Vice President last semester, Sturman and Faikes decided to make some major changes in the…


Student Body President: Who’s on the ballot?

With three students on the ballot for the position of Student Body President, the vastly different platforms appeal to the College’s diverse student population. Although, as the College of Charleston advances with its own administrative changes, the need for a representative figure determined to stand for the desires of the students is imperative in maintaining the integrity…


SGA Votes “No Confidence” in Board of Trustees

The College of Charleston Student Senate passed Bill SB-49-2014 on Tuesday, March 25th with by 17 yeas, 5 nays and 4 abstentions. Students expressed concerns regarding the legitimacy of the presidential search process, the Board’s thoughts on academic freedom and the potential MUSC/CofC merger. Throughout the meeting, the students’ clearest concern was the presence of…


Student open forum shows overwhelming apprehension about MUSC merger

On Feb. 20, dozens of students posed questions and concerns to Chief of Staff Brian McGee and members of the Executive Council regarding the proposed merger between MUSC and the College of Charleston. Despite repeated reassurance that no decisions have been made, students spoke with the passion of conviction, expressing apprehension about the bill’s disputed…


SGA claims “interesting times at the College” during State of the Student Body Address

The Student Government Association pledged Wednesday evening to accurately represent the student body’s interests to those with power in the school and government throughout the College’s multifaceted changes. With frequent mention of the presidential search and the proposed merger with MUSC, members of the SGA Executive Council assured students that their voices do indeed matter and…

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