"Vice's suicide spread appears to be nothing more than a shameless stunt, a hollow attempt at provocation."
Wow, Chris, it's almost like you don't understand how media in the 21st century works. But I know that can't be true. You've been slipping lately brother. You can do better.
Not all C of C students...but a great many here in Elliotborough. The greater problem is the the loss of resident/homeowners to developers filling every house and lot with rental properties. It is a viscious cycle playing out on most blocks here. The more rentals, the more the quality of life depreciates, leading to yet more homeowners walking away in disgust as developers grab at their former homes for yet more rentals. My block has become an ad-hoc apartment complex. Too bad...it used to be lovely- and housed people from diverse walks of life. I am the last on my block and I was the first 'pioneer' to move in and renovate a house without abandon. One day the City Fathers will look back and say 'What the f*@k were we thinking?'. 'Why didn't we value our neighborhoods and residents instead of chasing tax dollars from density'. A neighborhood is only as good as the residents that make it a home. Something lost on our elected officials.
ot all mind you but a good number like to and should party if they want to. Cops here and there may corral some but every yr there is a new round of partiers to take their place.
Our dwtwn is dense but not that large so residents near the college are part of the party whether they want to hear it or not.
This is an issue to manage it will never be solved. College kids will be college kids. N
Lame...as always Haire, but story isn't up any more on Vice. . Just because u have daughters, u seem uber sensitive to these chick stories. Don't pretend to stick up for women now at this stage of ur sad "writing career". U r sexist, and I hope to whatever pagan god u pray to, ur girls read ur articles which u have published so they are in the same boat as every other young girl with access to the Internet. But I'm sure U shield ur girls to yhis type of shit house drivel (like ur writings), if only u had the same respect for other children as u do ur own...for shame! The world is round prick.....unfortunately for ur girls.
Well, there is a lot of asshats at CoFC who are undoubtedly on the 5 year program offered to unprepared fools whose parents have to bite the bullet and pay for that extra year for their "special" kids. There is also a equal amount of hard working kids who grow up and go on to bigger and better things. They are bright, respectable and have excellent manners. I have met representatives from both groups of kids over the years. They do get a little bolder (or perhaps just plain dumber) each year. Without a visible police presence - expect more of it. I know that I will verbally abuse Benny the Bouncer a lot louder than I will Officer Benny from any sidewalk on King. Going to agree with Chris on this one. Mayor Riley needs to be a better elected "pubic" official and actually think things through before issuing statements like the one above.
Elise, it simply gets really old when every single issue involving noise or drunkenness is blamed on CofC students. I'm a really nice, tolerable person, but at this point I am really defensive because everyone seems to be banning together on this and no one is taking the side of the students, which is very unfortunate. A friend of mine who lives on Queen St and attended CofC was one of the individuals who had his car hood keyed when Harleston Village was vandalized. As upset as the homeowners were on the street, no one immediately jumped to "it was a drunk college student." They just can't be the scapegoat for everything. And trust me, I get the noise problem issues, I've lost many nights of sleep over it as well. I hope that everyone can work together on this, but also that no one forgets that CofC is a great part of the community.
Wow, elizpoore. With all respect to you, I clearly that a few 'rotten eggs spoil the bunch'. I love the kids next to me and have never had a problem with most of the rest. It's the one or two houses, multiplied by half the blocks in the area around campus, that people are complaining about.
I have the cops on speed dial. I don't call them on weekends, and I try not to be the bitch on the street.
I'm glad you like Harleston. It seems like a lovely area. A little bit of a commute for me, personally, considering I currently walk to work and my car was totaled by the last accident, but, hey.
No offense was meant. I can only go by what I've seen around me and my friends' houses. You seem like a reasonably well-adjusted twenty-something. A little quick to jump on the offensive, especially since you seized on one sentence in an embarrassingly large post, but hey, you're entitled to think of me what you want, especially since you don't have my experiences, and I haven't had yours.
"For the city’s police chief and Mayor Joe Riley, the new ordinance requiring bars to hire larger security staffs is a good start. Mullen said the measure will free up the eight officers assigned to King Street to disperse into the communities."
Who didn't see that coming?
"I don't think the average C of C attendee is here primarily for the education..."
..Are you kidding me? I'm sorry that you're upset that you are blind to the fact that it is inevitable to experience everything you're complaining about if you live in a city that is also home to a college campus. The most special and unique part of College of Charleston is that it is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. It is in the middle of a city. What do you expect? I graduated from CofC in 2010 and have lived downtown ever since. To defend all of the students that you just insulted with your comment implying that we all attended college solely to party, you're dead wrong. You're right, there are a few bad eggs, but that doesn't mean that the "average CofC attendee" isn't going to college for education. That is complete bullshit.
High school students don't work extremely hard through all of school just to get into college so that they can get drunk and throw up all over your precious hydrangeas. Work hard play hard, and I can assure you that is the motto for almost every single college, including Vandy. I grew up around Wake Forest. If you want to see some kids from an outstanding school get really fucked up and do pretty much every single thing you just explained in detail, move there. Just because it's not an ivy league school doesn't mean we applied to get hammered every night.
I lived in Radliffeborough until I graduated. At one point, there was one professor on my street, the rest college students. Do you know what he did every time there was any noise? He called the cops. Instead of whining about the loud people in the middle of the night, call the damn police. I used to do it all the time and it usually solved the problems.
Now I live in Harleston Village, on the street where all of the mentioned cars were vandalized, I might add, and you could hear a pindrop on most nights. The act of vandalism that occurred was the first I've seen in my 2 years there. I live in a historic house with 3 young college guys above me who are relatively well-behaved. So, you're exactly right, most people, including me, will say that if you have a problem, THEN MOVE. Move to a different borough, like Harleston Village or South of Broad, instead of choosing to live in the ones that house the majority of college students and stop bitching about it.
I'm a pretty tolerant 30-something living in Elliotsborough on a block where I am one of 5 homeowners. The rest are all rental properties filled with college students, which was not the case when I moved here in 1991, or even when I moved back in 2006.
While I don't have a problem with every house on the block - the 5 kids next door are great - a few bad eggs certainly spoil the bunch. They vomit and pee on my steps and in my recycling bin, destroy every plant I've ever tried to cultivate in the tiny strip of land in front of the curb, and travel nightly past my house in herds yelling at the top of their lungs about anything that enters their sphere of consciousness.
The worst part by far, however, are the massive late-night weekday keggers. Not only are they ridiculously hard to sleep through, but morning usually brings a host of unpleasant surprises, like broken bottles littering the street and the sidewalks, smashed by departing revelers not caring about the vehicles, children, and pets that will have to pass through the next day, or just general destruction of property, especially against cars parked on the street.
In the last 3 years, my car (I don't have a driveway) has been hit while parked 5 times, always after a party, and the windows have been punched out twice. No notes were left, of course.
The worst part is that not all college students are like this.
I lived 2 blocks from the Vanderbilt football stadium in downtown Nashville's heart of student-dom for 3 years, and never had a problem. You could say it's particularly bad here because the school has limited growth because of the penninsula and a lack of dorms, but Vanderbilt is more-or less confined to the 440 loop and also has nowhere near enough housing. I would guess the lack of noise was partly because Vandy isn't a party school. I don't think the average C of C attendee is here primarily for the education...
I'm sure plenty of people will say "so you have a problem? then MOVE!" and yeah, that's what I'm doing - back to Nashville next month. Of course, I got my house at 1989 rates, and that is not an option for everyone in this still slightly down housing market, especially as the park behind my block is currently under development to be turned into yet more college-friendly housing.
As a native lowcountry-ian (and as somebody who grew up a stone's throw from Myrtle Beach) it's sad to be leaving, and to be seeing one of the last genuine lower/middle-class neighborhoods downtown disappearing. It's not all the students, of course, but they certainly don't help.
The Mayor is deluded as is the current chief of police. Did these geniuses not speculate the rise of tourism is part of the problem and not solely those CoC students? The City needs to have officers at every apartment/multifamily housing unit like in West Ashley with this weekends current shootings. Charleston may be praised by Conde Naste for the tourists but it's a far from perfect for the residents who live beyond the peninsula.
Yes, you're funny. Good job.
BUT, everything is a balance. I don't mind the government knowing what numbers I phone and who I write email to as a tradeoff for keeping terrorists from setting off bombs on planes I might fly on.
Mr Bubbles understands basic grammar about as well as Chris Collins understands the meaning of "conflict of interest." If the church had abided by the terms in the lease, AND if the church had paid its rent in a timely manner, AND if Chris Collins had objected when the board voted UNANIMOUSLY to terminate the lease, then there might be an argument. If "the community" can't pay what they agreed on when they originally negotiated the generous terms, then the community should find a new home. If they won't do that by the end of the month (when the lease ends) then Chris Collins should resign from the school board.
Is Mr Bubbles Chris Collins? He seems to have the same level of competency with the English language.
It costs the school district about $50k a year to keep that building in good enough shape for it to be occupied. They charge the church about $7k a year that they are constantly late on paying and are constantly in violation of their lease agreement. Several months ago the church gave notice that they would not be staying there and the school district accepted the notice, including Chris Collins by his vote. Any legal costs for this borne by the district should be charged back to Mr. Collins.
Let me get this right. A community is paying all they can afford to in truth be Taxed twice on a public property that no one really care about. Am I some what close here? Now the community has to hire an attorney to take back the use of the building that is publicly owned. I say open the doors. Let grandma have her 85 birthday. So what. May you should start eating the birthday cake and back off the Kool-Aid everyone seems to be drinking these days. I have a History question has everyone forgotten what buildings where first used to start schools? The Community, The People, The Government.
Are you for real?
"Black ruled America"???
Yeah...Utter fucking horseshit.
"Obama and the liberal elites have embarked upon a path of revolutionary socialism aimed at mitigating the injustices of colonialism, and installing minority control of America in the same way whites once control the predominantly black South Africa. White rule was violently overthrown in South Africa, but the same is not likely to happen in black ruled America. The proponents of the so called "change" have wisely conditioned whites to accept minority rule through control of the media and educational system. And if freedom of speech and press and gun ownership are to be sacrificed to maintain the new status quo, isn't well worth it to avoid the use of violence and intimidation to keep white people in line? PRISM may well prove very useful in ensuring the ongoing coup remains a bloodless one.. What really bothers me is the ongoing effort to normalize monsters as the good guys..."
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