When the Titanic sank to its watery depth almost a hundred years ago, the ship’s captain made sure women and children were the first passengers to be put into the lifeboats. As a result of this, 73% of the women passengers survived. How many men survived? Only … [Read more] about Attention Gentlemen: Where Are You?
My parents only ever wanted one thing from my two sisters and me: to be good Christian women. We were expected to go to church every Sunday, get good grades in school, always strive to be better at sports, and set an example to our peers. The tricky thing … [Read more] about Finding God at Vanguard
I want to start off by agreeing with Professor Rybarczyk when he says that no admission counselor is holding a gun to your head as you are signing the contract with Vanguard. Everyone signs the contract knowing that you will need to somehow meet its … [Read more] about Student Agrees with Honoring Contract
In just one month, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” went from 1,000 views to millions on Youtube and made her infamous. “Friday” gives listeners such a fierce love for hating it. But maybe it’s hated because if it’s that easy to make money with an awful song, we could … [Read more] about ‘We Not Excited’ About Rebecca Black
It’s the kind of afternoon where you don’t feel like having lunch at the Caf, so you head to the nearest fast food chain instead. As you’re about to order a sandwich or a burger or a milkshake, you see little black numbers, next to each menu item, that weren’t … [Read more] about Increased Calories May Not Decrease Calorie Cravings
Rybarczyk: For years I’ve heard students talk about what they’ll do when they graduate and go to work and live in the “real world.” Their implied tone is that Vanguard is a cloistered Christian community cut off from normal human life. Some of that “I know … [Read more] about Bursting the Vanguard Bubble?
Over the last few decades, sports have been transformed from a love of the game to a business. From high school athletes getting benefits to the ESPN-centered world, sports are no longer “just for fun.” This led to a point where a kid being a good player … [Read more] about Where Has Character Gone?
Your heart fills with furious joy after each completed final exam--yet, at the same time, you say goodbye to fellow Vanguardians and fill boxes with everything you own. Pausing as you pack up your car, a curious campus squirrel catches your eye. “How cute,” … [Read more] about Pet a Squirrel, Be Tranquilized?
As Christians we interact with the secular world everyday, specifically with art. We watch movies, listen to music, we read, we view paintings, we even dance. But after pausing to think about mundane acts of life, Christians are called to incorporate our faith … [Read more] about Evaluating Art as Christians
Imagine what would happen if we started censoring works of art that society found offensive: the very meaning of free speech would be lost. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has been under debate for many years over ideas considered racist. However, … [Read more] about Replacing Mark Twain’s Words With Our Own
I recently had the opportunity to attend the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas as an industry affiliate for the company Evident Productions. The CES is the world’s largest consumer technology trade show hosted and provided by the Consumer … [Read more] about Surpassing the Common Dimension
Sophomore Tamara Philips and Professor Ed Rybarczyk discussSpiritual Formation's method of enforcing integrity. RYBARCZYK: Chapel. Some students ardently love it. Others hate having to go. Yet, everyone has an opinion about it! My experience is that most … [Read more] about Chapel. Love it or Hate it?
Last semester, as our men’s soccer team went through arguably their greatest season ever, the stands were packed for every match. But, somehow, between Christmas break and today, all those fans disappeared. Now, I understand that it’s more fun to see a … [Read more] about Where Did All the Fans Go?
Are you fed up with roommates/group projects/coworkers? Do you want to change the way things are? Of course you do! You, like the rest of us, want justice, goodwill, the whole bit. Follow these four easy steps, and you can be sure that whoever you’re upset … [Read more] about Eliminate Communication in Four Easy Steps
Since coming to Vanguard, I have quickly learned the ropes and I wanted to share my experiences and words of advice with my peers. The following facts are based on real-life events. 1. Get to know Laurel: There is nothing more welcoming than Laurel’s face … [Read more] about Becoming One of Them: A Freshman Guide to VU