Articles by Justine Hall

Justine Hall is the Managing Editor of CisternYard News. She is an Arts Management and Art History double major with a minor in English. As a native Californian she is still getting used to the South’s shortage of quality Mexican food and acai bowls. When she’s not in the CYN office, she enjoys hot yoga, running, any activities that involve being outside and drinking copious amounts of coffee.


Nourish yourself at Huriyali Gardens

The word Huriyali, translated from Hindi, is used to describe a lush green space – think rainforests or botanical gardens. The word evokes a sense of green vibrance. These concepts are what served as the primary inspiration for College of Charleston grads Tom McFall and Ruchi Mistry when they founded Huriyali Juices and Gardens just…


Finding their own beat

Charleston abounds with local artists of all sorts: visual, decorative, performing. You name it and the odds are Charleston has it. But there is something special about the following six musicians; not only do they write, produce, sing and play their own music, they are college students. On top of classes, internships and extracurricular activities,…


Charles Koch Foundation requests personal contact information of students at the College

Recently, the Charles Koch Foundation requested College of Charleston student email addresses “preferably not ending in .edu” — of students who participated in a Koch-sponsored class, reading group, club or fellowship. Essentially the foundation asked for  personal email addresses of students who have been involved in activities sponsored by the Initiative for Public Choice and…


Semester in review : the top five stories you don’t want to miss

On the off chance you weren’t checking in all your free time this semster, you may have missed some of the most noteworthy, record breaking, and influential news stories from August to December. But not to worry, below we’ve compiled the top five news stories from the semester that you do not want to…


Behind the Lens: Capturing the Art of Dorian Warneck

Charleston has a certain self-promoting image, of Rainbow Row and horse drawn carriages, of winning award after award, of being the “Friendliest City in the U.S.,” “Best Destination in the U.S.” and even “Best Post- College Town.” But there is more to this city than a list of accolades: there are people. Charlestonians lay claim…


Hillary Clinton addresses racial inequality at NAACP banquet in North Charleston

On Friday, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton served as the keynote speaker for the Charleston Branch NAACP 98th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The event was held at the North Charleston Convention Center and was attended by several hundred people including Sen. Marlon Kimpson S.C. and Mayor Joe Riley. Clinton spoke…

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