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Dear Debbie: getting over my ex

Dear Debbie: getting over my ex

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Debbie, Is it possible to still love a guy who treated you terribly? A guy that I dated for almost two years dumped me last year after cheating on me during the entire relationship. Things ended badly and to this day I’ve never gotten the closure I need. Recently, I started to admit to t...

Can Apple maintain its popularity and sales?

Can Apple maintain its popularity and sales?

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The year is 2010. Apple released the iPhone 4 to unprecedented fanfare. The iconic feature set for the phone included the FaceTime video call for the first time ever, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone and a new design of glass and stainless steel making it the thinnest smartphone...

USA professor gives 50 tips to improve your life

Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Live life by the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you or do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.” Honesty and integrity are always the best policy. In all things, the Golden Mean (moderation) is best. Maintain an optimistic outlook—hope for t...

Everyone has an obligation to report abuse

Everyone has an obligation to report abuse

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Former Michigan State University and U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison for multiple sex crimes on Jan. 24, according to the New York Times. This marks the end of decades of sexual predation. However, Nassar was able to continue to prey upon women and girls because...

Letter to the Editor

Andrew J. Trattles, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Dear Editor, The latest edition of the Vanguard headlines read “Marchers gather for women’s rights.” Intrigued, I continued to read. In high support for women’s rights, it was a good article. However, as I read the entirety of the newspaper I noticed a very lacking article. The March for Life,...

Website review checklist

Website review checklist

Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The internet is filled with many websites that provide useful, reliable information that can be used to strengthen any argument you need to make for class assignments and essays. However, there are plenty of other websites that provide unreliable or even completely inaccurate information. Using sites...

‘Never again’ is not enough

‘Never again’ is not enough

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Soviet forces liberated Nazi Germany’s largest death camp, Auschwitz, on Jan. 27, 1945. Sixty years later, the United Nations issued Resolution 60/7, which proclaimed Jan. 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Across the globe, people will gather to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance...

Student opinions on general requirements

Student opinions on general requirements

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Most undergraduates spend their first years at USA loading their schedules with mandatory general education requirements. When sophomore year finally comes to a close we can’t help but ask ourselves, did we really learn anything? Will the central limit theorem actually help me be a better English major? Senior...

Interview mad lib

Interview mad lib

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At some point in time, we will all apply for jobs or graduate programs after graduation or even for internships during the summer. Interviews for these positions can be stressful and intimidating, but no need to fear; The Vanguard is here.   Tell me about yourself. I am currently pursuing a/...

Gadsden: Allegedly a quaint little town

Gadsden: Allegedly a quaint little town

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Gadsden, Al., is a quaint little town nestled between the Coosa River and a local highway. Yet, it is also one of those places where the coolest thing to happen every few years is a new franchise restaurant opens up. Literally. One of my friends said he waited in line on Zaxby’s opening night just...

Dear Debbie: Is my family materialistic?

Dear Debbie: Is my family materialistic?

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie, My family thinks I didn’t spend enough money on them at Christmas and isn’t talking to me. Well, let me back up. I’m a music major going through school on a combination of scholarships and loans. I work at a part-time job, am in a band and go to school full time. My parents ref...

Create new habits to stick to your resolutions

Create new habits to stick to your resolutions

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s officially 2018 and for many people at the University of South Alabama, the new year represents a fresh start. Whether your goals are to practice a healthier lifestyle, save money or spend less time consumed on social media, the success of your resolutions relies heavily on your ability to ditc...

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