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Dear Debbie: Am I being ghosted?

Dear Debbie: Am I being ghosted?

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Almost everyone who participates in modern-day dating has been a victim of the phenomenon called “ghosting.” For anyone who doesn't know, ghosting is when you are communicating regularly with a potential love interest online, and then out of nowhere they quit responding without explantation. They disa...

Dear Debbie: Political disagreements should not end friendships

Dear Debbie: Political disagreements should not end friendships

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: Do you have any advice on how to deal with people who have problematic political opinions? Recent events brought up opinions from friends and family that I never thought they had and are frankly opinions so vile that I might break friendships for or cut contact over. I haven't done anything...

Controversial acne medicine cured me

Controversial acne medicine cured me

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If I had a dollar for every time someone recommended Proactive to me, I would be rich. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work for me because my acne was caused by a hormonal imbalance. Contrary to popular belief, most acne is caused by a problem within and not a lack of cleanliness on the outside. Coun...

Dear Debbie: Factime crime

Dear Debbie: Factime crime

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: Last night when I walked into my girlfriends apartment, she was on FaceTime with another guy. I am not normally the jealous type and I have no problem with her having male friends, but. the way she acted when I saw it that makes me concerned. She immediately hung up the call and seemed u...

Get involved with SGA

Get involved with SGA

Shannon Lundren, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Getting involved with SGA at the University of South Alabama introduced me to people who helped me improve my social skills and gave me new opportunities. This is why I encourage any eligible students to apply for the open transfer-at-large and College of Medicine SGA senate positions.  Interested ...

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 ...

BMD student wants to be a star

BMD student wants to be a star

Rachel Goodman, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Debbie: I am going to be a sophomore next year at South. I'm a Biomedical Sciences major, but only because my parents pushed me to be. My grades are fine, but I hate the course material. I have always wanted to become an actress. I really want to move somewhere, like New York or Los Angeles, wh...

How to get your “beach bod”

How to get your “beach bod”

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

August 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’ve all made that summer resolution to get into shape. Almost every summer. And if we are being honest with ourselves, we’ve failed miserably. Summer isn’t completely over yet though. There is still time for you to get in shape if you just follow these useful tips. 1. When you make cookies ...

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 that will be covered in your next class meeting. Do not procrastinate!...

Biting the bullet with Bullet Journaling

Biting the bullet with Bullet Journaling

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

August 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Getting organized is one thing many people say is key to being successful not only in college, but also in life. Luckily for me, there’s Bullet Journaling. Some people are content using calendars or planners, but for a lot of people, they just don’t work. Often I would have ideas for stories or articles...

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 behalf of our organization to express our collective concern about the headlin...

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