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04-17-2014

The University of North Georgia has been preparing for a new mascot since the school adopted “Nighthawks” to represent the school’s athletic programs. The first glimpse of what could be UNG’s choice has appeared in the latest edition of  he University of North Georgia Magazine. The image features a blue bird sporting a white t-shirt with the school’s official logo …

  • The arrival of the Nighthawks mascot still remains unclear (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

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    04-17-2014

    The University of North Georgia has been preparing for a new mascot since the school adopted “Nighthawks” to represent the school’s athletic programs. The first glimpse of what could be UNG’s choice has appeared in the latest edition of  he University of North Georgia Magazine. The image features a blue bird sporting a white t-shirt with the school’s official logo …

  • 2nd Lt. Michael Rose tackles an obstacle at the 2014 Best Ranger Competition. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

    North Georgia Graduate Wins Best Ranger Competition

    04-17-2014

    A UNG graduate won a prestigious Army Ranger competition last weekend. A two-man team comprised of 2nd Lt. Michael Rose, who graduated from UNG in 2012, and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won first place in The Best Ranger Competition in Fort Benning, Ga. Every year the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade host the competition, which is known as one of …

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    ‘Historical Jesus’ Subject of Skeptics Society Presentation

    04-17-2014

    When most people say, “I’d like to talk to you about Jesus,” many people may get uncomfortable because they suspect that they will be listening  to someone trying to convert them to a religion and telling them if they don’t they’ll get to spend an eternity in hell. The talk on the historical Jesus hosted by the UNG Skeptics Society, …

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    Board of Regents Hikes Tuition for 3rd Straight Year

    04-17-2014

    “I’m already paying the school too much. We’re already paying more than what we’re getting. It’s ridiculous,” said Morgan Sosebee, sophomore Nutrition and Dietetics major. This was one UNG Dahlonega student’s thoughts when they discovered that for the third year in a row the Board of Regents has decided to raise tuition 2.5 percent. This means that at UNG the price of tuition …

  • Johnson chose a camouflage scheme like what was originally on the cannon. (photo by Rance Brown)

    WWI Cannon Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

    04-17-2014

    In November 2013, UNG senior and Cadet Major West Johnson set out to restore the 155 mm howitzer cannon located outside of Price Memorial Hall. Now, only five months later, the cannon is nearly complete. Johnson, a history enthusiast and certified gunsmith, has restored a number of weapons, including two 57 mm anti-tank guns, so when it was decided the …

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Endless Possibilities: Undergraduates Research Drones at UNG

Imagine you don’t have the use of your limbs. You can’t move and you can’t reach for things you need. Now imagine that there is technology that will allow you to do all these things. It can take you from place to place, retrieve items for you and even get you help if you need it. And best of all, …


Saving the Hemlocks

The United States is no stranger to invasive species. From kudzu to fire ants we see and sometimes feel the consequences of their introduction to our eco-systems. Met with little to no natural resistance, the plants, animals, insects, bacteria and viruses that find their way to new land often establish themselves firmly in the new territory while simultaneously destroying native …


‘Stories from the Amazon:’ Culture and Perspective

Last Monday, April 14, the Spanish department had three guests from Latin America who shared tales they collected from the Amazon and talked about how cultures mixed to create a unique story. Guest Dr. Juan Carlos Galeano, a Florida State University professor who is from the Amazon region of Colombia, translated for the other guests and read two tales in …


Library Open House Set April 22

On April 22 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the libraries on all UNG campuses will be conducting an Open House event. The libraries are inviting all students to attend this event in order to learn about available resources for student use. Dr. Deborah Prosser, Dean of Libraries, stated: “We want them (students) to feel welcome here and to let …


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The University of North Georgia has been preparing for a new mascot since the school adopted “Nighthawks” to represent the school’s athletic programs. The first glimpse of what could be UNG’s choice has appeared in the latest edition of  he University of North Georgia Magazine. The image features a blue bird sporting a white t-shirt with the school’s official logo …


UNG Athletics Will Stick with Status Quo

Expansion for the University of North Georgia is no new concept considering the consolidation that occurred in January 2013. Gut as far as making monumental moves with the school’s athletics, it appears that the notion of adding a football team or stepping up from the Division II level in the near future is more far-fetched than favorable. Several schools in …


No. 4 Nighthawks Grab PBC Title

The No. 4 North Georgia Nighthawks softball team wrapped up the Peach Belt Conference regular season title on April 11, sweeping Columbus State in a pair of games that handed UNG its fourth title in the last six seasons and its first since the 2011 campaign. “I think the biggest thing is that these kids have continued to grow,” said …


UNG Golf Heads to PBC Championship

Both Nighthawks golf teams have been in action locally over the past two weeks with the UNG Chick-Fil-A Spring Invitational and the UNG Nighthawk Shootout. The UNG Chick-Fil-A Invitational was a two-round competition hosted by UNG on March 31 and April 1. The men’s division of the tournament included six schools, while the women’s division had five schools. Dalton State …


Nighthawks Outlast Young Harris in Three-Game Series

The UNG Nighthawks baseball team came from behind at home on Sunday to beat Young Harris 10-8 and take the series, winning two out of three. The series win over a conference foe was the first of the season for UNG, bringing their record to 6-15 in the league and 18-21 overall for 2014. Sunday’s game featured a five-RBI performance …


UNG Tennis Teams Finish Season Strong

North Georgia’s women’s tennis team defeated Clayton State 6-3 on Saturday at Yahoola Creek Park. This victory marked the first win over the Lakers in UNG’s NCAA career, making this their third consecutive match win. North Georgia collected two default points at sixth singles and third doubles. The Nighthawks were able to take a 2-1 advantage into singles after Natalia …


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Control, Compassion and Curbing Carnage: A Primer in Parking Lot Etiquette

With the recent closing of lot 49 to serve as an exclusive park-utopia for the rarefied and elusive Board of Regents, a surge of frustrated, non-VIP students leaked into the serfdom, plaguing other lots on campus, generating an extreme paucity of available parking spots. The parking game is no joke. It’s cutthroat. And when an event like the sealing-off of …


Why ‘True Detective’s’ Characters Matter

“True Detective” is about its protagonists, not about the occupations they happen to have. The fact that they’re detectives is utilized as a vessel, nothing more—a reason for viewers to find out what makes Martin Hart and Rust Cohle tick. The catch is that Cohle, played by the brilliantly utilized Matthew McConaughey, is what he does. It takes a single …


Video Game Review: ‘Dark Souls II’

Games with a singular vision are sometimes hard to come by. In a lot of games, there is a feeling of “designed by committee,” in which conflicting visions from too many people working on a project leads to a disjointed and unorganized mess. But then there are games where the development team was clearly on the same page. Games with …


Finally Some ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Brought to UNG

Jane Austen’s characters have been brought to life in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s final performance of the season, “Sense and Sensibility.” This classic novel follows the lives of the Dashwood family, one mother and three sisters, after the death of their father. UNG student Peyton Owen, who will graduate this semester with a BFA in acting, plays Elinor Dashwood, the …


Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is here and people are coming out of their winter hibernation to realize that it’s time for spring cleaning. Readers Digest and Woman’s Day had some very helpful tips for smart cleaning. First, make a list of every room and specific things to clean or organize it. Knowing how long chores can take will help you get them done. Most …


Guilty Pleasure: Harvest Moon

Let me just say, I am one of those people repulsed by the excessive invitations to play Facebook games. “No, I’m NOT going to tend to your virtual eggplant crops while you’re on vacation!” I would tell my friends when they tried to enlist me in their evil “Farmville” regime. That being said, my guilty pleasure is the godfather of …


Who are the Board of Regents, Really?

The Board of Regents was on our campus this week for their monthly meeting. This is a board of governor-appointed representatives who make decisions that affect all 31 of the public colleges and universities in Georgia. Of the 19 regents, only nine have graduate degrees and three of the members do not have any college degree at all. There are …


Weekly Whine: Financial Aid Failure

I respect what the Financial Aid Office does. It can’t be easy managing the monetary affairs of a bunch of self-proclaimed “broke college students.” The Office is probably getting a lot of bad vibes tossed their way anyway, given the recent rise in fees, general student awareness of how our fees are spent, the newly announced tuition increases and the …


Transfer Learning the Latest in Teaching Writing Skills

So here’s something educators talk a lot about when we talk about students: knowledge transfer. Transfer was described by a psychologist in an April 2014 Chronicle of Higher Education article as “education’s holy grail.” Transfer involves the cognitive task of a learner connecting concepts from one context to another. Educational researchers David Perkins and Gavriel Salomon provide the following example, …


Top 9 International Student Problems

G’day, bonjour, Guten Tag, nǐ hǎo, privet and terve. America, the land of opportunity, where everyone has the chance to live out the American dream. This is why many of us international students made the journey across the sea to come here. But for all of America’s niceties and luxuries, it is also a land of frustrating problems and inconveniences. …


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