They gathered on a rainy night, smart phones, pizza and sodas in hand, to watch President Barack Obama and reflect on the State of the Union.
You might call it pizza and the prez as about a dozen students from the College of Charleston gathered in a spacious meeting room on the campus for a viewing party organized by the Student Government Association.
The students, whose generation will have to deal with the nation's $14 trillion national debt, generally applauded Obama's Tuesday night call for bipartisanship. But some said the 6,500-word speech could have been more specific.
Most clapped when Obama discussed gays in the military and that "starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love."
But perhaps the strongest reaction was the shared laughter when the president talked about high speed rail being faster, in some cases, than flying and "without the pat down."