We are The Rival at CofC. Our mission is to provide a platform of exposure and celebration for every intersection of diversity and marginalized community on our campus. We cover topics that no other publications in our city are brave enough to cover. We are a democratically accessible voice, fun to read, and a carefully curated network of unafraid creatives.


Before Rival, Charleston truly lacked open, raw and engaging forums for fresh dialogue. Our city lacked venues for talented student writers and photographers to write to their passions, expose injustices in our community or just to produce content we wanted our peers to be reading. The Rival at CofC is the platform our community needed and deserved.


CofC is packed with creative people yearning for expressive outlets. Some of the student publications in our area function under a different agenda than The Rival. We can attest first hand how an organizations’ primary value being easy-to-digest, “sharable” content can dampen a writer’s creativity. These publications do great things, but we are a new, open forum for student thought.


We are a squad of student leaders, growing writers, budding photographers, team-players, unapologetically expressive individuals, persnickety editors, social media strategists, party planners, and charismatic creatives. We aim to channel your perspectives, verbosity, and kick-assitude in to engaging, challenging, and bad ass content.