Crossfire Discussion: The Middle East

09-02-2014

The Middle East proved to be a hefty topic in this week’s Crossfire discussion that was hosted by the Political Science Student Association. Despite the absence of heated argument, the discussion covered various conflicts in the region and the political fallout of the Arab Spring. In fact, a surprising amount of students held first hand knowledge of the region whether …

  • The sun setting behind some examples of MIddle Eastern architecture. (Photo Special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

    Crossfire Discussion: The Middle East

    09-02-2014

    The Middle East proved to be a hefty topic in this week’s Crossfire discussion that was hosted by the Political Science Student Association. Despite the absence of heated argument, the discussion covered various conflicts in the region and the political fallout of the Arab Spring. In fact, a surprising amount of students held first hand knowledge of the region whether …

  • Sophomore Representative Hugh Stephens gives a presentation on why a referendum is recommended. (Photo by Julia Regeski)

    The Official IntervHUGH

    09-01-2014

    Everyone, say hello to your new Student Government Association President, Hugh Stephens. Considering this is a name the student body will be hearing a lot this school year, Vanguard Dahlonega felt a Student Spotlight would be appropriate. What are your plans for your first year as SGA President? “Our Student Government will be focusing on enrollment solutions that can precede …

  • See how hipstery? Capital Cities' "In a Tidal Wave of Mystery" will sate all your hipster-pop needs. (Photo special to Vanguard-Dahlonega.)

    Sounds from the Steeple: Capital Cities

    08-31-2014

    “In A Tidal Wave of Mystery” by the hipster/techno band Capital Cities is sure to be forever associated with my college experience here in Dahlonega. The first time I heard the album, I was driving through Camp Wahsega with my best friend in her Wrangler, getting increasingly lost on back roads. I was having a panic attack because of a club …

  • 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 …

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Crossfire Discussion: The Middle East

The Middle East proved to be a hefty topic in this week’s Crossfire discussion that was hosted by the Political Science Student Association. Despite the absence of heated argument, the discussion covered various conflicts in the region and the political fallout of the Arab Spring. In fact, a surprising amount of students held first hand knowledge of the region whether …


The Official IntervHUGH

Everyone, say hello to your new Student Government Association President, Hugh Stephens. Considering this is a name the student body will be hearing a lot this school year, Vanguard Dahlonega felt a Student Spotlight would be appropriate. What are your plans for your first year as SGA President? “Our Student Government will be focusing on enrollment solutions that can precede …


Ninth District Candidate David Vogel Holding Q&A at UNG Next Month

Dr. David Vogel, the current Democrat candidate for the state of Georgia’s Ninth District of the House of Representatives will be coming to the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus on September 3rd for the Crossfire Discussion hosted by the Political Science Student Association. He will be answering questions about the election and his political views. The event will be …


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 …


Nigel Nighthawk, Our New Mascot

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 …


UNG Golf Season Comes to a Close

The UNG men’s and women’s golf teams brought their seasons to an end this week when they travelled to Pine Mountain, Ga., for the Peach Belt Conference Tournament. Senior Michael Motz carded a one-under par 71, leading the Nighthawks men’s team in their tournament total of 306. This round put Motz in a tie for third place individually at the …


North Georgia Secures PBC Tournament Championship

The No. 4 North Georgia Nighthawks are in the midst of a memorable 2014 season, a campaign which now includes the PBC Tournament Championship following the team’s performance in Florence, S.C., over the weekend. The Nighthawks started the three-day tournament on April 18 with a matchup against the Georgia Regents Lady Jaguars, a team that UNG defeated twice in the …


Baseball Drops Series vs Montevallo

Tremayne Toorie was the hero for the UNG baseball team Sunday, slugging a two-run homer in the 12th inning to lead the team to a 9-8 road win over the University of Montevallo. The win allowed the Nighthawks to salvage one game from the three game intra-conference series, leaving their overall record at 19-23 and 7-17 in conference play. Ben Peters garnered …


Victoria Sink Sets High Standard on Softball Circle

The North Georgia Nighthawks sit atop the Southeast Region with a 43-9 record in 2014 and both the Peach Belt regular season championship and the PBC Tournament Championship. These feats were accomplished in part to the outstanding play of senior pitcher Victoria Sink. Sink has been a force for the Nighthawks throughout her senior season, compiling a remarkable 23-1 record …


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This Week in History: 9/1-9/7

  September 1 1894- Labor Day is declared a national holiday by an act of Congress. 1904- Hellen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College. 1939- Germany invades Poland, which begins the European front of World War II. September 2 1789- The Treasury Department, spearheaded by Alexander Hamilton, is created in New York City. 1945- Japan signs the official document of surrender, …


Sounds from the Steeple: Capital Cities

“In A Tidal Wave of Mystery” by the hipster/techno band Capital Cities is sure to be forever associated with my college experience here in Dahlonega. The first time I heard the album, I was driving through Camp Wahsega with my best friend in her Wrangler, getting increasingly lost on back roads. I was having a panic attack because of a club …


Movie Review: “Jurassic Park”

Movies are a huge part of the entertainment history. We love movies because they inspire us. They conjure up emotions and realities. I have noticed that the science fiction genre has become more visually appealing, with lots of colors and explosions, and there is almost always a love story. However, I also feel that science fiction movies have almost become …


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 …


Video Game Review: ‘The Wolf Among Us’

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 …


Weekly Whine: The Text-Book and Registration Conundrum

It’s not uncommon for businesses to manipulate a situation in order to extort more money from their customers. Sometimes it’s through withholding information from them and other times it’s through raising prices for something when it’s in high demand. Some call this practice “anti-consumer,” others call it “consumer hostile.” Either term is a good explanation, because it entails taking advantage of a …


Guilty Pleasure: The Office (U.S.)

So… I watch The Office. I know, I know, right now you’re probably thinking, “insert judgmental thoughts about me here.” But, when you’re having a bad day, and the world seems to be caving in on you, you have to admit that watching a bunch of bored paper salesmen do stupid stuff that will probably land someone in the hospital, …


Weekly Whine: Parking is Still Horrible

Last semester, parking was a fiasco. I remember being late to classes that I left for thirty minutes in advance. Even though I live two miles from campus, thirty minutes wasn’t enough time to duel for a parking spot. When I left for summer break, I left with a vain hope that maybe a new lot would be put down, …


Weekly Whine: Color Printing Fees

Did you break your bank this summer? I don’t mean through careless spending and vacations. I’m referring to the outrageous pricing for printing color copies on the UNG campus. When you pay your Technology Fee, ten dollars of that goes towards Printing Services, which averages 500 pages each semester. I have attended UNG for three years and never used all …


Editor’s Letter: A Farewell

This is my final day as Editor-in-Chief of Vanguard Dahlonega. I am truly honored to have served the community, faculty, staff, students and alumni to the best of my ability. Most editors use their farewell letters to reminisce on their service and express how much they will miss it. Yes, I have enjoyed my time here and I will miss …


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