I am an essential worker. I am currently a grocery store worker at Costco Wholesale since the worldwide shutdown due to COVID-19. To clarify I became a grocery worker because of COVID-19. I am thankful and grateful for this opportunity and experience this company have provided me. Being a college student and working full time, my schedule has been all over the place. When I’m not in my zoom classes I am at work for a five to an eight-hour … [Read more] about I am an Essential Worker
Tuesday, March 17, my day started off perfectly. I had just spent the weekend with friends camping near Sequoia National park. I went to the beach early with my boyfriend and we got to enjoy the fresh light sea breeze that was cooling the increasingly warm … [Read more] about Uprooted and Unsure: COVID Ended my Freshman Year
As I stare down the last two weeks of my college career, I am forced to look back on my last four years at Vanguard and evaluate the memories that I have. As I am thinking back on all of them, I am met with the unfortunate conclusion that I am about to … [Read more] about How To Graduate Without Regret
I never thought that after being a Christian for 18 years I would still need to remind myself every December of the importance of the Christmas season. Often, I find myself forgetting or not caring about the significance of the holiday because I have been in … [Read more] about Remembering the Reason for the Season
Music is a universal language and is a way of life for many. Regardless of how music plays a role in your life, it is undoubtedly a part of it in one way or another. Music evokes specific emotions, tells a story, and brings people together. If you are anything … [Read more] about Mind Your Own Music
Throwing Around Mental Illness Opinion Mental illness is a topic that has differing definitions depending on who you ask—especially on college campuses where it is easy to hear students groan out how depressed, anxious, or stressed they are. Now, this … [Read more] about Think Before Joking About Mental Illness
What happened to the language courses offered? As students, we should have the opportunity to learn the different languages that we are surrounded by every day. Until two years ago, Vanguard offered a Spanish course to students, but it was recently … [Read more] about Foreign Languages Should Be Offered to Students
When it is time to get a new phone, many iPhone users just get another iPhone. Here are some reasons why I believe you should make an Android your next phone instead. (Warning: If not having iMessage is a dealbreaker, be ready to give that up for an … [Read more] about Should Your Next Phone be iPhone or Android?
In fourth grade, I had a typing class every Tuesday and Thursday. During that time, I was more preoccupied with an online game called Poptropica than I was with learning how to type. I no longer play Poptropica as a college student, but I am typing on a daily … [Read more] about What’s Your Poptropica?
I have always created stories. My parents have often described to me their memory of my smaller self waddling over to them with my pad of scribble-covered pages. As all parents do when given artwork they can't discern the point of, they would ask, "What's … [Read more] about Letter from the Editor
Dear Lions Family, My name is Joe Contreras, and it is my honor and privilege to serve you as student body president. I want to take a moment to share the three words God has put on my heart this year: echo, authenticity, and revival. Have you ever been … [Read more] about Letter from the SGA president
I joined the student newspaper when I was 18. For the last three and a half years, I’ve sacrificed opportunities, sleep, and a little bit of sanity to make the publication what it is today. Now, I’m graduating, and I’m faced with the most difficult challenge … [Read more] about Find peace, not regret, in transition
I once caught a virus so bad that it entirely depleted my body of any good nutrients and any will to continue to living as long as I had it. Unlike a bacterial infection, I could not go to the doctor and get antibiotics to zap it out of my system - I had to … [Read more] about An ode to my virus
Wearing my culture with honor at commencement as a college graduate of color should be my right. Graduation season is right around the corner and it’s almost time to celebrate but one thing still remains: there is still a gap in the number of student of … [Read more] about Students should be able to celebrate cultural diversity with ethnic stoles
Graduation is a time to celebrate, reflect on our memories and accomplishments, and set our sights on the future. It is a time for graduating seniors to come together with family, faculty and staff, and fellow classmates for one last hoorah. If you are … [Read more] about Student’s graduation worries eased by administrative action