October 18, 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of Jay Asher's novel, “13 Reasons Why,” which tells the tragic story of Hannah Baker. Before such a novel, suicide was only ever discussed and sensationalized when the local news had a story about it. The book … [Read more] about Revisiting mental health 10 years after being told ’13 Reasons Why’
“The athletes are left out from student life and need more support,” said Mike Teague in regards to the reasoning for Pit Pride. Vanguard University has always been good about supporting the sports teams.There are always advertisements for their games and … [Read more] about Athletes feel ‘left out’ but so does everyone else
In all honesty, we are all guilty of it. Every natural disaster, national crisis, humanitarian violation, we feel it. The righteous anger, the cry for justice, the desire to make a difference. It pours forth in our conversation, our donations, our want … [Read more] about Students should be steadfast in compassion
Early this fall, freshman students of Vanguard had the opportunity to vote for their Freshman Senator. And only 170 of them did. Students go to the Bridge and vote. Voting happens electronically at a provided computer that acts as the voting poll. In the … [Read more] about Vanguard students urged to use their vote
Students at Vanguard University are required to go to thirty chapels a semester. That’s roughly two per week, and for whatever reason, two is too much for some. Most of the people in chapel are genuinely interested in what is going on. Unfortunately, this … [Read more] about Chapel requirement should be met with joy
On Tuesday September 5th, 2017 President Trump announced that his administration would repeal the Dream ACT (DACA). DACA has made it possible for 800,000 young undocumented people to work, go to school, and pursue a better life without the fear of … [Read more] about Christians Called to Support DACA
The Vanguard University Cove has two primary purposes. The first, being to give commuter students a place to hang-out, work and eat. The second, being to provide an additional space for campus events. In theory, the use of the Cove for both commuters and … [Read more] about The Cove should be reserved for commuters
Lights, music, dancing, and roses, what’s not to love about Woofest? Every year Vanguard University’s Huntington Hall hosts a fun-loving event dedicated to literally “wooing” the female student body. It’s exciting, it’s exhilarating, it’s comical, and I assure … [Read more] about Woofest — From a Women’s Perspective
Students at Vanguard all have a different relationship with coffee: there are the “coffee snobs,” those who simply try out the seasonal drink at Starbucks, those who can only handle “fufu” coffee, and, God forbid, the tea drinkers. Coffee may seem like a … [Read more] about A Dark Roast
We all have different levels of difficulty when it comes to how well we follow the rules. Some of us find it exhilarating to look over our shoulder and jay walk across the street when there is no crosswalk; others need a little more stimulation in order to … [Read more] about Why is it so difficult for us to follow the rules?
If you find yourself reading this right now, I want to remind you to look up. Look up when you feel consumed. Look up when you’re just not sure what tomorrow will look like. Look up and wonder. Look up and gaze. Look up and think. Look up and admire. I’m … [Read more] about Dear Anyone: An Open Letter of Encouragement
Standing during the national anthem with your right hand over your heart, is how Americans pay their respects to their country before every major sporting event. It’s a way of showing appreciation for the rights and freedoms that the United States of America … [Read more] about Oh Say Can You Sit?
Fifteen years ago, the American public was united in a way that had not been seen for decades. As the World Trade Centers fell, the citizens of the United States rose up and met the challenge posed to them; many were set on showing those responsible that they … [Read more] about How Young Adults View 9/11 15 Years Later
Can you imagine what life would be like if we couldn’t resort to frantically checking our social media sites in uncomfortable situations or when we are not in the mood to converse with other people? How long do you, realistically, think you could abstain from … [Read more] about A Week Without Instagram? Say It Ain’t So!
Open hours, chapel requirements and alcohol have always been hot topics at Vanguard University, but sometimes these touchy topics are worth revisiting. Every now and then, it is important to reflect on the way things are and why we perceive them the way that … [Read more] about What is the Point? Looking at the Margins of Christian Living