The student news site of The University of South Alabama

The Vanguard

2017-2018 Staff

Shannon Lundgren


Major: History Shannon Lundgren is a senior majoring in history. She is fluent in several foreign languages, including meme and 80’s pop lyrics. Her hobbies include running, role-playing games and screeching at people.* Shannon a...

See Shannon Lundgren's profile

Marissa Mason

Managing Editor

Major: Electrical Engineering Minor: Math Marissa is a fantasy and space enthusiast with an obsession with Carl Sagan, John Cena, and Link. When not micromanaging her schedule in her bullet journal, Marissa enjoys traveling ...

See Marissa Mason's profile

Richard Narramore

Assistant Managing Editor

Major: Strategic Communication with concentration in public relations A foul mouthed saint, devout sinner, and tactful fool....

See Richard Narramore's profile

Amber-Lynn Boothe

Copy Editor

Major: Music performance My favorite type of writing is British Literature because it is often transcribed into music via operas or song poems, not to mention the crazy things that happen in works such as Dr. Faustus. I'm studyi...

See Amber-Lynn Boothe's profile

Rachel Goodman

Opinion Editor

Major: English My name is Rachel Goodman. I am a senior and English major at South. I am a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a reporter for The Vanguard. I plan on attending Cumberland Law School starting in August of 2018....

See Rachel Goodman's profile

Krisha Amin

Web Editor

Major: Sociology Krisha is a pre-med student by day and a journalist by night. She has a very poetic relationship with The New Yorker and hot brownies with ice cream. In her spare time, she reads Donald Trump's tweets and weekl...

See Krisha Amin's profile

Hannah Blackburn

Sports Reporter

Major: Print Journalism   Raised as a military brat, but now calls the Gulf Coast home, she first got interested in writing when she was a kid and started writing ghost stories, and her love for horror and science fiction...

See Hannah Blackburn's profile

Natasha Spradlin


Major: Political Science Minor: Criminal Justice "If Leslie Knope, Linda Belcher, and Spongebob were combined into one person you'd get Natasha. Nat is a Cincinnati native who has been annoyingly optimistic since 1994. There's...

See Natasha Spradlin's profile

Rachel Sullivan


Major: Education Rachel is a lover of Jesus and all things she deems "cute". She is fluent in sass and the Satori menu. Rachel's hobbies include updating her color-coded planner (aka her "life book") and laughing at her own j...

See Rachel Sullivan's profile

Patricia West


Major: Business I’m really great at making coffee, okay at painting, and all of my plants have died so far. My favorite poet is William Carlos Williams (not just because of the ridiculous name), and on top of that every aft...

See Patricia West's profile

Jennette Bago

Graphic Designer

Major: Graphic Design This is my fourth year at USA and I am absolutely enjoying my experience in the graphic design program. South has changed me so much and I am grateful to take on this position as the Vangaurd’s graphic ...

See Jennette Bago 's profile

Briana Cunningham


Major: Computer engineering Briana Cunningham, commonly known at South by the name of Cricket, is a third-year sophomore under the studies of Computer engineering. Cricket typically speed walks around campus in style or always ...

See Briana Cunningham's profile

Shelby Guidry


Major: Business administration Shelby Guidry is my name and photography is my game. When I'm not taking pictures for the Vanguard or Intramurals, I am on the sidelines cheering on the Jags as a South Alabama Prowler. Being an ...

See Shelby Guidry's profile

The student news site of The University of South Alabama