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100 Word Rant: You could say something

100 Word Rant: You could say something

Shannon Lungren, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Eons ago, a former boss sexually harassed me in front of a crowd of male coworkers. In my shock, I laughed it off. Afterwards, a coworker took me aside and told me to report my boss. Fearing retaliation, I declined. “It’s your duty to prevent him from sexually harassing other women,” he said. The...

Liquid lipstick face-off

Liquid lipstick face-off

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

I fell in love with lipstick as a sophomore in high school. One early morning, my mother pointed out that I was looking especially pale and could use some color on my face. She handed me her Wild Berry tube of CoverGirl Outlast as she drove me to school. I painted the pink liquid over my lips and...

Saving money as a college student

Saving money as a college student

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

When I came to college my freshman year, I did not know the first thing about saving money. I had a job, but I was never really expected to make the money to support myself financially. When it was time to start supporting myself, I noticed my balance was hitting zero a lot sooner than it had been when...

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,...

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...

It’s time for a major change

It’s time for a major change

Richard Narramore, Copy Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

If you have thought about changing your major, you’re not in the minority. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 80 percent of US students change majors at least once. If you feel apprehensive about changing your major, you should not. College is a time when you undergo a lot...

Dear Debbie: Seriously, stop smoking

Dear Debbie: Seriously, stop smoking

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: My best friend and roommate just got a job at a restaurant and some of her coworkers have convinced her to start smoking cigarettes. Not only am I worried about her health, but now our apartment stinks! I’m concerned that she is forming a negative and dangerous habit just because she ...

Dear Debbie, What should I do if I have a psycho roommate?

Dear Debbie, What should I do if I have a psycho roommate?

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

July 2, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Well, the good thing is you are not alone. Almost everyone deals with a difficult roommate at some point in their college career. And though it may be difficult, dealing with a bad roommate can be a great opportunity for personal growth. It is how you respond to the difficult people and situations you are...

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 can say that there are few stark differences to my fall and spring experie...

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