CofC Day Celebration Continues Into the Night

On Thursday, January 30th, the College of Charleston celebrated its 250th birthday with a day of activities. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Charleston community came together to celebrate this historic milestone. The College concluded its big day with a party filled with light shows, live music and lots of dancing.

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The celebration finale began in the Cistern Thursday night with a surprise opening from the Chucktown Sound drumline. The College had guest performers from the UK including the visual DJ AFISHAL, beatboxer Big Ed and Ben the Sax Man. Ben the Saz Man started the performance with a rendition of happy birthday. As the trio of entertainers performed, the backdrop displayed pictures and videos of the buildings, students and events that make up the beauty of the College of Charleston. The slideshow ended with the College’s 250th anniversary slogan “History. Made. Here.” 

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During the visual drum performance, DJ AFISHAL invited President Hsu to the stage for a surprise performance and a few words. Before his performance, President Hsu greeted the audience remarking “Happy CofC Day!” sending the crowd into an uproar. A student could be heard screaming “We love you President Hsu!” After speaking briefly, President Hsu flawlessly performed a duet on the visual drums with DJ AFISHAL. 

Photo by Sophia Barham
Photo by Sophia Barham
Photo by Sophia Barham

DJ AFISHAL, Big Ed and Ben the Sax Man ended the 250th birthday celebration later that night playing the happy birthday song and taking a selfie with the crowd.

Photo by Sophia Barham
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