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50 Tips for Academic Success from a USA professor

Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Being a successful student is a full-time job. If you are taking a full load of classes, spend at least three to five hours each week doing your homework.  It is vitally important that you complete the reading assignments th...

Letter to the Editor: Stop stigmatizing mental illness

August 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To the editorial board of The Vanguard, My name is Shane Kuhlman and I am the president of the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization (CCP-GSO) at the University of South Alabama.  I am writing on ...

Proverbial College Student: Summer in Mobile

Richard Narramore, Copy Editor

July 2, 2017

Filed under Column, Opinion

It is now July in Mobile. Which means for many college students, we are not only stressed and broke, but now we are stressed, broke and very sweaty. This is my first summer in the overbearing humidity that is Mobile, and I c...

Governor’s resignation brings Alabama politics into question

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  With an ever-growing pattern of scandal in Alabama’s government, it is time to question the fundamental interests of our political system. Last Monday saw the resignation of now-former Governor Robert Bentley. B...

Higher education in Alabama is hobbled by harsh immigration policy

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Alabama has an unfortunate reputation for neglecting the bipartisan values of education. The state passed H.B. 56, an anti-immigration bill that sought to crack down on the rights of undocumented immigrants, including their rig...

Rescinding borrower protection paints a scary future

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For many students, financial aid is a short-term blessing that can become a long-term curse. Most of us expect moderate, maybe even lucrative, income when we graduate, but not everyone has staked out a money-making career path,...

Military sexual assault should be addressed through accountability

Joel Goode, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, the Naval Criminal investigative Service reported that hundreds of non-consensually taken nude photographs of female Marines were circulated on social media by a group of servicemen calling themselves “Marines U...

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