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
In the Outsider Interviews, it was brought up that many people, in particular, Christians, are not willing to listen to people’s lives. Britney Salazar, a guest speaker at the interviews, mentioned that some people were never willing to sit and listen to … [Read more] about Sacrifice an Hour, Hear Someone’s Life Story
I send this message to benefit the well being of both self and peers. I can no longer remain silent on an issue reserved only to private gatherings or scheduled events. As all sin, it should be discussed amongst the Christian public, unless we are to let it … [Read more] about Sexual Immorality Causes Pain, Grief
Due to pure desperation, some Harrisonburg University students tried to hack into the school’s computer system, risking severe consequences. Others sought a hotel lobby a few blocks out of their way, just to get online. Why did they go to all this … [Read more] about Online Social Networks: Addiction or Necessity?
People tend to obsess over the start of new things. When I get a new book, I can definitely be described as “obsessed” with it. I get to turn pages with eager hands, view the words through thick reading glasses, and absorb and analyze ideas I’ve never been … [Read more] about New School Year, New Opportunities
Welcome (back) to Vanguard University! The start of fall semester always buzzes with excitement! We’re delighted to see familiar faces and meet new friends. The atmosphere is electric with the thrill of new classes, new ideas, and the prospect of deepening our … [Read more] about Uni vs. Multiversities