Ever since the COVID pandemic started, masks have been a constant tool in daily life. We as a society have gone from questioning whether it's necessary to deciding which one goes best with our outfit. Now that a year has passed since we started having to wear them, they have become necessary to daily life. We give the same energy of "oh man I forgot my keys" when rushing out of the house to masks now. And if you think you can fight me on it, I … [Read more] about I Forgot My Mask!
In a matter of weeks, our lives went from in-person to remote, from living on campus to having to move out of our dorms, from playing the sports we love to calling it a season early, from living freely and hanging out in big groups to sheltering in place. As … [Read more] about Coronaversary: A Look Back
These past few months have seriously turned and treated each person differently. One of the many questions often heard is about the spiritual world. For some, the thought of a person above us has not changed at all despite the circumstances. Others may have … [Read more] about Student’s thoughts on God and Doubts
Study habits during the pandemic may look very different than what they would have pre-COVID. Many students were adjusted to camping in the library or taking a visit to the local Starbucks or MoonGoat Coffee. This was all taken away when the university closed, … [Read more] about How can you improve your study habits?
Valentine's Day is always met with mixed opinions. Whether you think it is an important day to express your love for your significant other, or you think one should treat their significant other like royalty all days of the year, it's often met with … [Read more] about Best Local Valentine’s Dates
Thousands of people are plagued with the belief that they are not an artist and could never become one. Little do they know, there has been an artist within them their whole life. You have muffled your artistic voice by setting an unreachable standard of … [Read more] about How to Free your Inner Artist
Students used to crowd into a sanctuary with hands raised high in worship, but now they can only do so virtually by attending up to seven chapel services with the single click of a button. Online Chapel experiences this fall semester have become the new normal … [Read more] about Watching Worship: Distanced Learning Chapel
We all remember the wonderfully simple pleasures of life on campus before the global pandemic changed everything. Memories of sipping coffee outside of Samson's, doing homework at the Starbucks near our campus, or even the seemingly endless search for a … [Read more] about Enter the Coronavirus.
On September 28—two weeks after Vanguard got the green light from Governor Newsom, a select number of classes were allowed to meet in-person once again. I was one of the lucky ones as one of my classes was approved to meet on-campus. As I walked across campus, … [Read more] about Taste of the Mundane
With several stay-home orders and rapid changes due to Covid-19, college students are forced to adjust to remote learning — instead of face-to-face courses. It’s unfortunate that we were finally back to enjoying the college experience we all desire, but to … [Read more] about Top Five Tips for Thriving in Quarantine
Dear Vanguard University of Southern California, As I stare down my last 24 hours before what would have been my graduation, lost in a sea of boxes and a tornado of now useless syllabi, a common question rings through my head, “How do you feel about being … [Read more] about Dear Vanguard University of Southern California,
At Vanguard, your story matters. So, I decided to tell some of the quarantine stories of Vanguard students and staff. I myself have barely been affected by this quarantine because of how introverted I am. With everyone home 24/7, my room is the one place I … [Read more] about Your Quarantine Stories Matter
Over the course of finals week students typically have two goals: finish exams and maintain sanity. It is time to pull a week-long all-nighter and cram in the last bit of work and studying we can. Studying hard can work up an appetite, and after two years … [Read more] about Beloved Late Night Breakfast Returns for Finals
As the incoming freshmen begin their college career, one of the required classes that they must take is Cornerstone. However, there seems to be a certain negative perspective on this class. Amanda Lebrecht, Associate Dean of Student Success, is aware of … [Read more] about Cornerstone Staff Respond to Student Suggestions