Articles by Ellie Thomson


Beyond the beads

There is no doubt you have adorned metallic purple, gold and green beaded necklaces at some point in your life.  As ubiquitous as these “Mardi Gras” beads have become, the origin behind them is a mystery to most. While many associate the holiday with New Orleans, the first Mardi Gras was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama…


January jumpstart

If there is anywhere to be in January, it is Charleston.  While the North freezes over, we in the Lowcountry enjoy sunny days and chilly nights.  Still, getting out and enjoying all this city and college have to offer may not be on your radar during the busy start of the year. Here are five…

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