Since March 15, 2011, Syria has been embroiled in a brutal civil war. Security forces opened fire on protesters of President Assad’s regime who were demonstrating for democracy. The violence begat more demonstrations, and the demonstrations begat more … [Read more] about The Syrian Tragedy
Vanguard is no longer allowing students to participate in the Semester at Sea study abroad program. It’s removal marks the untimely end of an educational experience like none other. Cutting ties with a program that has been revered and loved by Vanguard … [Read more] about Why was Semester at Sea Banned?
Should enabling someone to commit suicide be legal? California recently approved “physician-assisted suicide” allowing sick patients the option of taking their own life away by receiving a lethal dose of drugs. The California law passed the state senate on … [Read more] about Human Decision or God’s Plan?
On Thursday evening Vanguard Resident’s Life hosted a panel on alcohol. I know, scandalous. However, it ended up being a sobering discussion on the in-and-outs of contract, and why Vanguard is very strict on remaining a “dry” campus. Listeners texted their … [Read more] about Alcohol at VU
Kanye West, AKA "Yeezus", is running for president in 2020. Take a minute to let that sink in if you have to. The newly crowned "video vanguard" chose to break the news to the world during his acceptance speech at the VMA's on Sunday night. Ironically enough, … [Read more] about Kanye West is Running for President 2020
There will come moments in life when you will have to make decisions without your parents, friends, or teachers to guide your path. Many of these moments will turn out to define you in some way down the road, which could be in your maturity or an illustration … [Read more] about Incoming Freshman; We Got You Covered
Summer break is quickly approaching!! There are only two more weeks of papers and exams until our two month vacation. Most of us dream of spending our summer traveling, but seldom do because of one thing, money. But, as the old saying goes if theres a will … [Read more] about Highway 1 Road Trip Tips
Surviving on your own in college has to be one of the toughest challenges for a student to encounter. For freshmen who are making the transition from high school and are still adjusting to being on their own and not having their parents telling them what to … [Read more] about Ballin on a Budget
I use to think Tinder was filled with a bunch of catfish and people that wanted to hook up, but my opinion of that changed after being on Tinder for two weeks. It all started when I had two friends that both recently joined Tinder. I thought they were crazy to … [Read more] about 2 Weeks on Tinder
On an October morning, a solemn gathering of British, American, and Afghan troops looked on as the British Union Flag was slowly lowered over Camp Bastion for the last time. After the ceremony, the troops stationed at the camp boarded transport aircraft and … [Read more] about US and British Troops End Combat Missions in Afghanistan: Is This a Victory?
Studying abroad is arguably the best thing one can do while in college. Unfortunately, due to the financial cost of going to another country, many students let their overseas dreams die. Financial difficulty should never be the reason for anyone to not to … [Read more] about Make Your Dreams Abroad Happen
Last Wednesday musician John Mark McMillan performed in the NMC. He took the stage in a tailored suit and began to lead the chapel in a time of unique praise, featuring several songs from his new album Borderland. Prior to the show, he shared a few of his … [Read more] about John Mark McMillan Talks on Music, Life and God
The purpose of chapel is to be close with God and just have that time to worship and praise Him for that time of the day. Having that chance to just connect with Him in the day and throughout the day is such a blessing, but also being college student can be … [Read more] about Connecting With God or Studies?
Life is hard when perfection is the goal and I’ll admit, I made life harder than it needed to be. Before I ever needed to consider what major I should pursue, I considered, weighed, explored, examined, and vigorously thought about what steps I would need to … [Read more] about It’ll Be Okay
Turning 21. The age of freedom! No longer does the mocking sign of “Must be 21 to Enter” hold a person back. Now one can order a margarita, hold the virgin. For some, turning 21 is spent having a casual drink at a bar, and for others, this means clutching the … [Read more] about A Wrong of Passage