No matter who you are, your body image plays a role in your life. It may empower you – or, in some cases, it may defeat you, ravaging your health, ruining your relationships, destroying your life. One alumna has fought this battle – continues to fight this battle – and what she has learned in
The hagfish is an unusual creature, to say the least. With its two pairs of sharp teeth that protract and retract, it looks like a cross between a worm and a B-movie monster (think Slither or Night of the Creeps). But for one biology professor, this remarkable ancient form of life may hold the key
We all dream of making a difference, of changing the world in a positive way. For one student, that dream became a reality when she went to Ghana, where she discovered she had an opportunity to make a real impact on real peoples’ lives. by Eden Katz The idiom move mountains took on a very
No longer just a crutch for bored housewives, romance novels have undergone a revolution in the past few decades, sprouting subgenres that run the gamut from Christian love stories to the paranormal. These days, romance novels offer happy endings to satisfy every type of reader, with many being penned by College alumni and staff authors.
“A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.” – Joan Didion, The White Album One of my favorite places on campus is the balcony on the rearside of Randolph Hall,
For her daughters, the question Where are you from? is a tricky one. Living in South Korea, the two blond girls, ages 7 and 8, get the question a lot. They have often insisted that they are from Africa, considering that they have spent most of their young lives in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Sensing
Becoming the fastest dinghy sailor in the world was the last thing on his mind. There was no room for daydreaming on his Mach 2 Moth, no time for distractions when he was speeding across the Charleston Harbor at 36.6 knots, or 42.11 mph. “That’s one thing I love about sailing: It clears your head.
It’s the highest point in all of Africa, rising nearly 6,000 meters above sea level. To reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, hikers usually devote six days, maintaining a slow and steady pace that limits the effects of altitude sickness, which can otherwise be crippling. R. Keith Sauls ’90 is a veteran of the mountain,
She might be lying through her teeth, but Georgia Maynard isn’t trying to be deceitful when she tells people she’s from Spartanburg, S.C. She’s just trying to avoid all the questions. “Nobody seems to have any questions about Spartanburg – they just accept it and move on,” shrugs the senior women’s and gender studies major,
If Cougars’ baseball head coach Monte Lee ’00 had a team full of Bailey Obers, he’d surely win a lot of games. He also might get bored. With Bailey Ober, Lee explains, there’s just not that much coaching that he needs to do. Ober arrived at the College last year like the perfect Christmas gift: