Articles by Courtney Eker

Courtney Eker is a junior Political Science and Spanish double major, with a minor in Communication. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico (s/o to the 505), Courtney can be found explaining the geographical differences between New and normal Mexico to confused southerners. Courtney finds joy in petting strangers' dogs and talking baby language to strangers' babies on King Street. Courtney fills any possible spare time with her duties of being the Editor in Chief of Cisternyard News, a Chapter Founder/Leader of the not-for-profit organization Nourish International and a Peer Facilitator for Freshman Year Seminar courses. She holds in her heart a warm place for Cambodia, her two dogs Dudley and Joey and sandwiches from Persimmon Cafe.


President… Trump?: The Donald visits Charleston and talks about a possible candidacy in 2016

Standing on the tarmac at the Atlantic Aviation Hangar of the Charleston International Airport last Sunday, two CisternYard staff members and myself awaited the arrival of a private jet containing one very wealthy, very opinionated man known as The Donald. If you’re like me, you may be completely incompetent when it comes to knowing things…


Eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano invites us into the heart of Italy

“Passione. Musica. Violenza. Vita.” These four words flashed on the screen amidst clips of fighting, dancing, kissing and beautiful Italian scenery. And so started a weekend full of Italian theatre. This past weekend, the eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival took place in the Sottile Theatre in full force. The College of Charleston is…


Pulitzer Prize Winner David Finkel speaks of “The Good Soldiers” at the Sottile

For eight months, Journalist David Finkel watched as Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Kauzlarich repeatedly told himself, “It’s all good,” in order to get through the 15 months of terror that made up his service in the surge of Iraq. “It’s all good,” during the never ending roadside bombs, “it’s all good,” during the overpowering brutality, “it’s all…

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