Finals week is upon us and with that comes the culmination of all the work that VU students have put in throughout the entire fall semester. For many, it’s the most stressful time of the year, but right after that comes the most wonderful time of the year. Beginning officially on December 9th, a month long winter break is granted to VU students as an intermission of sorts, for the spring semester to come. At around the halfway point of that … [Read more] about Christmas Myths
Have you ever wanted to explore LA with your friends but had no idea where to start? From seeing the Hollywood sign firsthand, to visiting museums, looking at Christmas lights and attending a TV taping; here is a quick guide to some fun and exciting adventures … [Read more] about 5 Things to do in LA on a Budget!
It’s that time of year again. The weather patterns in Southern California are shifting from classic 80-degrees and above to the occasional rain and cold breeze. At a ethnically and culturally diverse campus like Vanguard University, it seemed appropriate to … [Read more] about Fair Weather Feelings
November is drawing to a close. Do you know what that means? Vanguard University will be out of school for Thanksgiving break! Before you know it, students and staff will be sitting around the table with their families, eating as much as they can while making … [Read more] about Thanksgiving Break Tips
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
Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America. This was officially determined in the final minutes of November 8th, 2016. It was a ballot battle that ended with 279 electoral college votes awarded to Trump over Hillary Clinton’s 228 … [Read more] about Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America
It doesn’t have to be “Mental Illness Awareness Month” to speak up about mental illness. A huge part of getting this conversation started is keeping it relevant, and mental illness will always be relevant. First off, it is totally okay to not be okay. You … [Read more] about When Depression Stands
Many California citizens seem to think that their vote does not matter in this upcoming election because of California’s previous stance as a democratic state, but that’s simply not true. There are seventeen propositions on the November ballot that have the … [Read more] about How You Can Make a Difference in this Election
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
On Monday, September 26th, 2016 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, faced each other in the first of three presidential debates to help decide who will be the 45th President of … [Read more] about One Down, Two to Go
The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by law enforcement happened on September, 20 , and since then many developments--rioting, more shootings, and even looting--have occurred to stoke the fire of protest in Charlotte, North Carolina. Most notably the release of … [Read more] about Charlotte Riots: New Evidence and Rioting
Tragedy struck Manhattan’s neighborhood of Chelsea, on Saturday, September 17th at 8:30pm, when an explosion caused an uproar centered around the question, “What was the motive?” Shattered windows, closed streets, and twenty-nine individuals being … [Read more] about New York/New Jersey Bombings
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!
If there is one thing that Orange County has blessed us, it’s an abundance of coffee shops. Coffee shops offer a unique experience the minute you walk through the door. Through those doors you are given an overwhelming welcome. You are greeted by the sounds of … [Read more] about Did Someone Say Coffee?