Articles by Sydney Moreano

Sydney Moreano is a Feature Writer for CisternYard News. She is a double major in International Studies and English. The freshman hails from Lawrence, Kansas and is in the Honors College, William Aiken Fellows Society, International Scholars Program. Outside of CisternYard, she is a member of the Charleston 40 and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She spends her free time running, reading, spending too much money and taste tasting all the restaurants that Charleston has to offer.


99 problems but a pitch ain’t one: A capella groups harmonize on campus

Students pace outside the doors as they wait for their turn. There is the quiet hum of sopranos warming up their vocal chords. There is the nervous click-click of a pen as a young man finishes his paperwork. There are boyfriends, best friends and headphones lending emotional support to those waiting to audition. Current members…


Challenging greek life stereotypes on campus: Kappa Alpha blood drive

In a freshly born, new annual partnership, the Beta Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha teamed up with the American Red Cross to host the fraternity’s first annual blood drive. The event took place March 3 in Stern Center Ballroom, with nurses, hospital beds and Sprites available for all in attendance. The Kappa Alpha order hosts an annual nationwide “Operation…


The Theatre and Music Departments team up for a classic: The Secret Garden

The lights illuminate spirits in blue 1900-era dresses and jackets swaying to the haunting melody of Laura Owen. She sings to the deceased Lily Craven, her conquering “oohs” setting the ghostly tone perfectly, as the living mixes with the dead in the play adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden. The play is directed by Evan Parry, with musical…

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