you've lived here a whole year? and you "asked him about his own mortgage and responsibilities." you sound very self important.
Awesome! I hope you get only whales with fat tips!!
LSU is at Locals in Mt. Pleasant!
It will never be the same!!! Too sad.
Yes, every parent is "proud of their kids." Yes, and every parent thinks that their kid is "gifted." And yes, all say, "my kid would never act like that." The College of Charleston has been around for nearly 250 years. Do you really believe that the school, police, and neighbors haven't addressed this problem before?!
The issue is that these adults (no, they're not kids) weren't raised to be respectful of others. The issue is that absentee landlords cash the rent checks, and care about little else. They don't improve or even maintain their properties, and take no interest in their tenants.
The College can remind students that they are guests of The College, and will be expelled if they cannot assimilate into the community. It's a learning opportunity and part of the four-year maturation process that students learn to act responsibly, not drink excessively, and not impinge on the rights of others. Basically, abide by the Golden Rule.
The solution is the Livability Court, because the violators (renters) AND the landlord must attend. If that's not enough to embarrass them, then the students should move back home, and the owners should sell to a family wanting to make a positive contribution to the community.
Nice article, Shani, congrats!
Also, here is some information from the school's website about diversity programs and programs for students with disabilities. I'm sure there is more if you just take a look.
Each summer before a student's freshman year, the school has required reading. The student's write an essay based on prompts from either the school or the author (I'm not sure but it's all on the school's website) that must be turned at their convocation ceremony which takes place before school begins. They attend discussion programs revolving around their required reading as well. The program is called CollegeReads! This years required reading was The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas. The year my child entered the College of Charleston the required reading was Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson. Mr. Watson was able to visit the campus and speak to the students at several events held on campus that year.
The opportunities are there for the students. If you have more ideas, please reach out to the school as I'm sure they will listen.
As the parent of a College of Charleston student I know there are some amazing, respectful and terrific kids on that campus. It would be great if the author of this (and any other disparaging) article would,rather than write an article that tears the kids and the school down, perhaps reach out to the College directly and propose a joint effort between the community, the City and the College and its student/faculty body to build the bridge that would make Charleston and the College that much better. Many of these students will stay in Charleston after graduation and become your neighbors, your employee, your boss and perhaps your friend. I realize sometimes you have to call the Police when it becomes out of hand and I totally understand that but don't simply complain about the problem. Approach the school and the town with a idea or a plan to make it better as well. I'm not giving any person a pass who breaks the law and disturbs the peace but I do think there are productive and smart ways to try to make it better for everyone. It's a great school and I'm proud my child attends the College of Charleston.
This is a great summary of a very bad but typical example of what happens when young people are not raised to respect authority. I have just left an experience with a school in North Carolina that requires high performance from its students K-12. The parents support that program and the kids in the upper school do not seem to mind. If fact they work hard and behave.
Shani you did well and I look forward to more of the same from you!!!
This is what livability court is for and it works. Believe me once they have been hauled before Judge Molony they get it just like they do on Judge Judy. Better yet, get the names of the offenders and call Community Outreach at the College at 843/953-5611. They will take action too. Both need a name and if possible an address where they live.
I know just what you need... let's get you a participation trophy
Dude, if you want to be respected by people who don't know you, go into a profession that people respect. If your self-worth derives from your take-home pay, take the money and shut up.
Kudos for being a great waiter and all that. Servants are servants.
Ur a moron bro, wondering how u get paid to do this..."suburban mischief"? Ugh, spare me ya hack...who u copying from or r u an original comedian
Why worry about ants when you have international investors reshaping the environment wholesale?
Glenn McConnell is from Charleston, went to College of Charleston, and is somehow surprised that College of Charleston people want to get get fucked up and engage in reckless behavior like every other college-aged person in America? This isn't one of your treason-supporting circle jerk Civil War re-enactments, Glenn. This is the real world. If you don't have a grasp on the reality of the organization you are overseeing perhaps you should step aside.
Way to fight condescension with condescension. If diners asking you about your life makes you upset that speaks more about your insecurities than it does anything else. Being in Food and Bev you should realize that most people are idiots. Who gives a shit what they say to you. They are there to eat food and you are there to provide it for them. Some will be awesome and some will be shitheads. That's life. Don't take things so personally.
Bravo Philip. We are happy you make a decent living in the service industry. You must realize though that many of your clients are tourists, and although it is wonderful that Charleston has become a "foodie town", the income you earn is by no means typical. In Charleston, it is not uncommon for the entrée to be $30 and all the sides are $8 each. Throw in wine, salad, an appetizer and desert and a couple must shell out $200 for a meal, which calculates a decent tip for you. This is not how it works in most other places. I hate the way the Charleston upscale restaurants have gone to A la carte pricing. You would have to be a millionaire to eat out in Charleston on a regular basis. So bear in mind, most of us are accustomed to Outback Steakhouse and a $40 bill. Those wait staff had better have a real plan for their future.
Is "are u an actor? " ok...lol
The bbq wars begin, who will be the best on the upper peninsula? Can't wait to try it.
Just great, piss ants on steroids. Something else for me to have nightmares about.
Did someone say Mark Sanford? Y'all know what a huge Sanford supporter I am. Mark's a real outdoorsy guy too! He loves to go on "Hikes". He's also completely honest and above board. Remember the $1,265 haircut? He's gotta look sharp for those hikes he likes. Remember when he liked to fly to other countries for "Hikes" and remember when we had to pay for the flights? I like "Hiking" too. Imma start a gofundme so all y'all who voted Athletic Hiking Mark Sanford in again can pay for my "Hikes" too.
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