Articles by Krista Ritterhoff

Presidential series: Glenn McConnell

During presidential hopeful Glenn McConnell’s forum for students and non-institutional staff yesterday in Stern ballroom, the atmosphere was unsurprisingly tense. Former Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell addressed the student body and answered many of the questions which students have been impatiently waiting to ask. Even with all the controversy surrounding McConnell’s pursuit for Benson’s position, he still…


The “gay” Olympics: using Sochi to test the international attitude toward gay rights

Much to Putin’s dismay, talk of gay rights has dominated many conversations about the Sochi Olympics. Protests and calls to boycott this year’s Olympic games because of Russia’s awful discrimination against the LGBT community have made this year’s Olympics the most socially and politically charged since the American boycott of the Moscow games. What the games…


“America still in the medieval ages” when it comes to workers’ rights

College of Charleston’s chapter of the national organization United Students Against Sweatshops hosted an informational session on Nov. 5 to expose T-Mobile’s sweatshop practices. Members of the college’s chapter as well as the national organization spoke about injustices facing T-Mobile workers and the campaign for their rights—not only in Charleston—but across the country. T-Mobile workers…

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