The conversation around required chapel credits seems to be a never-ending controversial topic. Many religious universities throughout the country make chapel attendance a requirement, and there are universities which do not require it, but strongly encourage it. Staff and faculty always ask students for opinions on this topic, but students never express their true thoughts. Vanguard University makes chapel attendance a requirement for … [Read more] about Controversial Topic: Chapel Credit Edition
Spiritual Growth Or Just Another Assignment? There are a variety of opinions on chapel credit. Each semesters' end is a crammed and stressful time. Vanguard students' time is occupied with studying for finals and finishing with desired grades. During this … [Read more] about Chapel Credit Requirements: Spiritual Growth or Another Assignment?
This past semester has been eventful for Vanguard University. The Office of the Provost announced Spring Break would be moved to the beginning of the semester — this shocked students. Now that the time has passed, we can see how students and professors alike … [Read more] about Impact of Being Spring-Broke
The problem of evil has been a common question for many years now. People often ask themselves, "if God is so great, then why does even happen? Why is there helplessness in the world when our hope is supposed to be in the one that made this world?" The best … [Read more] about Doubting the Existence of God Because of Evil
Vanguard University is a school built off of a caring foundation. The majority of students, including myself, came to Vanguard for the smaller classes, close relationships with professors, and a caring environment. However, it seems like once the COVID-19 … [Read more] about Diminishing Professor – Student Relationships
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 … [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
I am an essential worker. I am currently a grocery store worker at Costco Wholesale since the worldwide shutdown due to COVID-19. To clarify I became a grocery worker because of COVID-19. I am thankful and grateful for this opportunity and experience this … [Read more] about I am an Essential Worker
Tuesday, March 17, my day started off perfectly. I had just spent the weekend with friends camping near Sequoia National park. I went to the beach early with my boyfriend and we got to enjoy the fresh light sea breeze that was cooling the increasingly warm … [Read more] about Uprooted and Unsure: COVID Ended my Freshman Year
As I stare down the last two weeks of my college career, I am forced to look back on my last four years at Vanguard and evaluate the memories that I have. As I am thinking back on all of them, I am met with the unfortunate conclusion that I am about to … [Read more] about How To Graduate Without Regret
I never thought that after being a Christian for 18 years I would still need to remind myself every December of the importance of the Christmas season. Often, I find myself forgetting or not caring about the significance of the holiday because I have been in … [Read more] about Remembering the Reason for the Season
Music is a universal language and is a way of life for many. Regardless of how music plays a role in your life, it is undoubtedly a part of it in one way or another. Music evokes specific emotions, tells a story, and brings people together. If you are anything … [Read more] about Mind Your Own Music
Throwing Around Mental Illness Opinion Mental illness is a topic that has differing definitions depending on who you ask—especially on college campuses where it is easy to hear students groan out how depressed, anxious, or stressed they are. Now, this … [Read more] about Think Before Joking About Mental Illness
What happened to the language courses offered? As students, we should have the opportunity to learn the different languages that we are surrounded by every day. Until two years ago, Vanguard offered a Spanish course to students, but it was recently … [Read more] about Foreign Languages Should Be Offered to Students
When it is time to get a new phone, many iPhone users just get another iPhone. Here are some reasons why I believe you should make an Android your next phone instead. (Warning: If not having iMessage is a dealbreaker, be ready to give that up for an … [Read more] about Should Your Next Phone be iPhone or Android?