Articles by Staff


The mourning after: Post election thoughts from the editorial staff of CisternYard News

Jaquan Leonard: Creative Director November of 2008, the day after Barack Obama was announced as the president-elect, I wore a t-shirt. Pictured on the front were the new president and first lady. On the back were the words “Yes We Can!” Sitting in class, a conservative student looked at me and said, “You just want…


Our Wonder Women: The legacies of Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

By: Courtney Eker and Justine Hall Photos courtesy of friends and family of Francis and Piepmeier Fierce. Magnificent. Activist. Inspiring. Badass. Family. If you could sum up the legacy of two vibrant, passionate and influential women in one word, what would it be? Alison Piepmeier and Conseula Francis were more than colleagues of the College…


Boundaries: Locking diversity out of the College of Charleston

1967: The first black students enroll at the College of Charleston. Diversity, as Google defines it, is “a range of different things, a mixture, an assortment, a mélange and a difference.” Enter human beings. This basic notion of diversity suddenly develops into something a little more serious and a little more deserving than Google’s “assortment.”…

Video Collaboration: Special Election for US House District 1

CisternYard Video’s Courtney Monsees, in collaboration with the Charleston League of Women Voters, brings you interviews with the three candidates running for this seat. The election will be held on May 7th, so if you can, ROCK THE VOTE. For more information, please visit  Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (Democratic Party, and Working Families candidate) Eugene Platt (Green…

CisternYard News places in top three SC collegiate websites

On April 12, six members of the CisternYard News staff attended the SCPA (South Carolina Press Association) collegiate division award ceremony. Other schools, such as the University of South Carolina, Winthrop and Francis Marion University, attended the event, which took place at Claflin University. Over 300 entries were evaluated. CisernYard News took home five awards…

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