29 09, 2010

Serving Up Support

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Her playing days as a collegiate swimmer and basketball player may have been behind her, but Charlotte Buist Dickson ’37 rarely missed a College of Charleston game. Match after match, she could be counted on to cheer in the basketball stands, help out at the swim meets or stop by the Fall Field Festival, a

27 09, 2010

Head of the Class

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Lucy Garrett Beckham ’70 knows formulas. A former mathematics teacher, Beckham can discuss the finer points of the quadratic equation, Boolean addition, remainder theorem, Ohm’s law or infinite nested square roots. But perhaps the greatest formula she has come across is the one she is writing and perfecting now: what makes a school great. Her

27 09, 2010

Keeping it Reel

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When Adam Paul ’06 was 12 years old, he stood up in front of his seventh-grade class and told them he was going to catch a marlin. They all laughed. “The teacher told me I was crazy,” he says. But a few months later, after relentlessly driving his father up the wall to take him

27 09, 2010

MySpace: Tony White, Jr.

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For two years of my college basketball career, I played in the Kresse Arena. There, the crowd was close and the energy high, though the venue was small. In 2008–09, during my junior year, my teammates and I moved to the Carolina First Arena, where screaming students and fans filled the new court’s 5,100 seats,

27 09, 2010

Family Links

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On each new golf ball he buys, John Duke Hudson uses a specially purchased purple marker to draw a small, strange-looking symbol, something he describes as a combination of the letter V and the number seven. The symbol is a reminder of home. The mark, he explains, matches the brand that his grandparents stamp on

27 09, 2010

On Guard

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Tonia Gerty isn’t the type of player to spend time worrying about her opponents. She doesn’t bother thinking about how high the other team is ranked or how touted its best player is. In fact, she couldn’t care less. “I’ve always believed in playing to your ability and focusing on your game and your strengths,”

9 09, 2010

Let Off Some Steam

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Steampunk: It’s a subgenre of science fiction, clogged with gleaming gears and pristine petticoats. It’s also an aesthetic, and one that seeks to glorify the heritage of the Victorian era and the Industrial Revolution, a time where grime, grease and grit existed beside formal manners and elaborate costumes. Taking inspiration from the works of writers