The student newspaper has transitioned through 13 different names, the first being the Apocalypse. Other names include the Vanguard Clarion, New Wine Press, Salted Fire and Vox Populi. In 1999, the newspaper changed its name for almost the last time to the Vanguard Voice, and then finally in 2008 settled on the Voice. There was no photographer for the newspaper until 1963, and because there were typewriters back then, the writers were listed as “typists.” Starting in 1948, the newspaper was under the jurisdiction of the Associated Student Body, but in 1999, the newspaper became a course in the Communication department.1. First Constitution signed by President, April 3, 1951:
Dr. Harrison sighed the first constitution of Southern California Bible College. After three years of drafting, the constitution finally went into effect, making SCBC one of the few Assemblies of God schools with a student government.
2. New Library Dedicated, Nov. 2, 1963:
Reverend L.E. Halverson read the Litany of Dedication, marking the formal opening of the new Southern California College library. 400 people were present for the service of dedication. The new library included a fireside lounge area and cost $185,000.
3. Cupid Bends His Fatal Bow at SCC, February 1965:
Girls were in the midst of asking male students to the annual Valentine banquet, held in the school’s Dining Commons on February 11. At the beginning of the event, the Dean announced the engagements on campus, and then the male students serenaded the women by singing romantic songs, some from musicals like West Side Story. Valentine Sweethearts were crowned and the evening ended with the entire group singing, “You Are My Sunshine.”
4. New Construction Stated to Begin This Summer, May 1965:
As part of SCC’s “Decade of Progress” which culminated in the 50th anniversary of the college in 1970, a new men’s dorm residence became Costa Mesa’s highest building–seven stories tall and held 162 men. Patterned after the plan developed for Harvard University, it included game rooms, a bookstore, laundry facilities, a sick room and counseling offices.
5. Death at SCC, March 1972:
There was an incident that brought about speed bumps on campus. A male student had been driving 40 mph in the parking lot and had accidentally hit a girl walking to her car. The girl died on impact and the student was charged with manslaughter.
6. Musical Madness, April 1985:
There was an event on campus known as Musical Madness, a night of performances and fun. That year, 228 students were expelled because of “too much dancing.”
7. Vanguard Alternative Music Scene is Thriving, December 2001:
Many bands were developing on campus. “Searching for Hayley” first began in 2000 on the seventh floor of the freshmen dorms. Then in February 2001, a band called “Slow Coming Day” started, and then “Stickshift Limo”– a group of five guys who started playing for students in the Cove and other campus events, such as the Lobbypalooza, but then went to NY and played at a few benefit shows.