Qatar: the Shiekhs and Slaves of Soccer

A small peninsula jutting out towards the Persian Gulf, Qatar might seem unremarkable when compared to the other hereditary monarchies in the Middle East. But one unique aspect of this tiny Gulf More »

Meditations from the Mountain: Dangers of the Cartecay

This past weekend some buddies and I had big plans. First off, we were headed to the Cartecay to run some rapids, work on surfing and ferrying across the whitewater. Catching eddies, More »

My Love Affair with the Dahlonega Farmers Market

I spent most of my first summer in Dahlonega holed up in the North Georgia Suites wishing I had something to do and complaining about the dining hall food. Then I heard More »

Book Review: The Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien

In the scope of modern literature, few, if any, authors have matched the ability of writer JRR Tolkien. Also a professional philologist, the famous author spent decades creating different languages and dialects More »

 

Campus Bubble Coming to UNG?

Redefine your campus community

Could this be the new black? Campus Bubble is looking to come to the UNG campus. Chief executive officer Spencer Barkoff and President and Sales Nir Levy came to Monday night’s SGA meeting to present this newest social network for college

The Birth of Villains

Most comic books, movies, video games, and fairy tales have a character that is unique and usually dark. These individuals cause an uneasy feeling, trouble, mischief or bring about pain and hardships. Villains are fascinating to study culturally and psychologically.

Healthy Dieting or an Eating Disorder?

There is a $2.6 billion market for gluten-free foods. (Photo special to Vanguard-Dahlonega.)

Eating disorders come in many forms. Some involve overeating, while others involve undereating. Everyone’s heard of anorexia and bulimia. Less known is Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), which encompasses people with disordered eating who, perhaps in a flaw of the

Bored on Campus: Oktoberfest and Other Events

Helen, Georgia hosts an annual Oktoberfest, derived from German traditions. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

Bored on campus? Head on over to Helen, Georgia for the 44th annual Oktoberfest celebration. Nestled in the north Georgia mountains, Helen is a model alpine village only 25 miles from Dahlonega, known for its wide assortment of shops and

Qatar: the Shiekhs and Slaves of Soccer

One of the extravagant stadiums originally planned for the Qatari World Cup.

A small peninsula jutting out towards the Persian Gulf, Qatar might seem unremarkable when compared to the other hereditary monarchies in the Middle East. But one unique aspect of this tiny Gulf nation is their royalty’s passion for worldwide sports.

Meditations from the Mountain: Dangers of the Cartecay

Overhead view of the falls. May look intimidating, but when it comes down to it. It's just a big slide (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega).

This past weekend some buddies and I had big plans. First off, we were headed to the Cartecay to run some rapids, work on surfing and ferrying across the whitewater. Catching eddies, attempting to combat roll and work on some

Where is my Sanctuary?

(Special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

College has its moments but within a 24 hour day, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time for all the things we want to do. That hasn’t stopped us from trying to juggle socializing, studying and sleep. College is stressful

Weekly Whine: Student Health Services, What’s the Point?

Student Health Services: useful or not? (Photo by Audra Hall)

Since I started at North Georgia a year ago, I have heard so many opinions on the assistance provided by Student Health Services. I’ve heard everything from “they were sort of helpful” to “all they did was offer me contraceptives…and

The Golden Runway: The Comeback of 90’s Grunge

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History repeats itself, and this is true especially in fashion. One trend back in action this season is the comeback of 90s grunge style. This trend is often characterized by high-waisted, worn out looking denim, combat boots and converse, winged

Boar’s Head Brigade Honors 19 Cadets

Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs giving her speech
(Photo special to Boar's Head Brigade)

On Sunday, Sept. 21, North Georgia’s Boar’s head Brigade held a parade and award ceremony to honor distinguished cadets. Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, head of all cadets, attended the parade and gave a moving speech. Combs, who served her country