Book Review: “Brothers”, by Yu Hua – A Peek into China

08-30-2014

When the Chinese government censored the 1994 film, “To Live,” the original author of the novel quickly gained international recognition. Forsaking a career in dentistry, Yu Hua began writing novels in 1983. Many of his writings reflect upon China’s dynamic political, economic and social changes over the last decades. Drawing on his personal experiences, Hua’s 2005 novel, “Brothers”, provides insight into the …

  • Recording the lives of two dedicated stepbrothers, Yu Hua's modern epic covers a sensitive period in China's history. (Photo Special Vanguard Dahlonega)

    Book Review: “Brothers”, by Yu Hua – A Peek into China

    08-30-2014

    When the Chinese government censored the 1994 film, “To Live,” the original author of the novel quickly gained international recognition. Forsaking a career in dentistry, Yu Hua began writing novels in 1983. Many of his writings reflect upon China’s dynamic political, economic and social changes over the last decades. Drawing on his personal experiences, Hua’s 2005 novel, “Brothers”, provides insight into the …

  • A playboated descends into the surf of the Upper Nantahala Falls. The falls are classified as an upper class III. (Photo Special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

    Meditations from the Mountain: Nantahala Outdoor Center

    08-29-2014

    The Nantahala National Forest was created in the 1911 Weeks Act, established under the Department of the Interior. This area was first settled by the Cherokee Indians; who called the River and surrounding Gorge ‘Nantahala’.  This is translated to mean ‘Land of the Noonday Sun’. The gorge, being extremely steep in some areas, often does not receive sunlight until midday …

  • Author and activist Mikey Weinstein speaks to UNG students and faculty about his work with the MRFF. (Photo by Julia Regeski)

    Weinstein Discusses Religious Freedom with Students and University Officials

    08-21-2014

    On Monday, Aug. 18, Mikey Weinstein spoke in Young hall about his efforts with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and their plight to eliminate prayer at school-sanctioned Corps of Cadets events. This past summer, Weinstein was asked to come by by the Students for Secular Freedom. “I didn’t expect them to take the level of interest that they had …

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    Promenade Stays, Rec Fields Scrapped

    08-21-2014

    If you are a returning student on the Dahlonega campus, chances are you heard about the recreation fields that were poised to be built over the summer. It’s not happening anymore, much to the happiness of some students and dissatisfaction to others. The rec fields were meant to ease strain on the drill field, which was utterly destroyed through the …

  • Nigel the Nighthawk in all his glory. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

    Nigel Nighthawk, Our New Mascot

    08-21-2014

    Nigel has made his debut and been seen around campus, however, many are still not used to this new addition and are curious as to why the Nighthawk is the school’s new mascot. Nigel was first spotted at Gather at the Grove, as part of the Freshman Week of Welcome. The idea for Nigel came in during the consolidation process …

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Weinstein Discusses Religious Freedom with Students and University Officials

On Monday, Aug. 18, Mikey Weinstein spoke in Young hall about his efforts with the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and their plight to eliminate prayer at school-sanctioned Corps of Cadets events. This past summer, Weinstein was asked to come by by the Students for Secular Freedom. “I didn’t expect them to take the level of interest that they had …


Promenade Stays, Rec Fields Scrapped

If you are a returning student on the Dahlonega campus, chances are you heard about the recreation fields that were poised to be built over the summer. It’s not happening anymore, much to the happiness of some students and dissatisfaction to others. The rec fields were meant to ease strain on the drill field, which was utterly destroyed through the …


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Nigel Nighthawk, Our New Mascot

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Book Review: “Brothers”, by Yu Hua – A Peek into China

When the Chinese government censored the 1994 film, “To Live,” the original author of the novel quickly gained international recognition. Forsaking a career in dentistry, Yu Hua began writing novels in 1983. Many of his writings reflect upon China’s dynamic political, economic and social changes over the last decades. Drawing on his personal experiences, Hua’s 2005 novel, “Brothers”, provides insight into the …


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If you were to pull out a list of things I like, you’d easily find “Fairy Tales,” “Gritty Re-imaginings” and “Murder Mysteries”near the top. With these three things in mind, Telltale Game’s “The Wolf Among Us” was pretty well equipped to grab me from the start. Similar to Telltale’s adaptation of “The Walking Dead,” the company has put its spin …


Meditations from the Mountain: Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Nantahala National Forest was created in the 1911 Weeks Act, established under the Department of the Interior. This area was first settled by the Cherokee Indians; who called the River and surrounding Gorge ‘Nantahala’.  This is translated to mean ‘Land of the Noonday Sun’. The gorge, being extremely steep in some areas, often does not receive sunlight until midday …


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  August 24 79 A.D.- Mount Vesuvius erupts in Southern Italy, causing the deaths of thousands and burying the historic city of Pompeii. 1869- Cornelius Swarthout, a New York Native, patents the first waffle iron. 1954- The United States Congress outlaws the Communist Party.   August 25 1875- “Captain” Matthew Webb, an Englishman, becomes the first man to completely swim …


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This Week in History: Friday, August 15- Friday, August 22 August 15 1914- Panama Canal opens to traffic. 1961-The Berlin Wall is built. 1969-Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York. August 16 1896-Gold is discovered in the Yukon, sparking last major US Gold Rush. 1948- Babe Ruth dies. 1977- Elvis Presley dies. August 17 1943 Robert De Niro is born. …


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