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 school for almost 15 weeks and all I can think about is finally being able to enjoy a break without thinking about school. Once the semester is over, I shift my focus to Christmas related … [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
We live in a day and age where representation and equality are some of the biggest aspects of society. Each day, we learn more about our differences, striving to embrace them, as well as share and understand different perspectives. Since I transferred to … [Read more] about Women representation in chapel creates unity and encouragement
A definition of what college should be won’t help anyone… When I came to college, I expected what I didn’t get from high school. I heard from family and friends what a good college experience should include: living in a Pinterest-worthy dorm, finding … [Read more] about Cookie-cutter college expectations hurt our experiences
Have you ever taken time to think about whether you are doing or wearing something because you have genuine interest in it, or are you just doing it because everyone else around you is doing it? There have been many times that I have found myself wearing … [Read more] about Seniors should be encouraged to pursue personalized experiences