UNG’s First Street Preacher

Quite a scene was caused on Jan. 21, 2015 when a street preacher showed up in front of the Hoag Student Center, carrying a large yellow sign which read “God hates all More »

Meditations from The Mountain: Where the Water Runs Free, You Do too

There are many reasons to go on a hike. The thrill and sense of adventure that accompany a trek to a place like Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, leave you high with More »

Lumpkin County Police Buys Body Cams

The media has devoted significant coverage to law enforcement officials in recent months. The issue remains in the spotlight after continued incidents of violence between police and citizens. Public concern and technological More »

Chow is Still Under Construction

We have all heard the nonstop drilling, clanking and clatter of the construction outside of the chow hall. But when will it ever be complete and what will the end result of More »

Guilty Pleasure: Fanfiction (Helsa Forever)

I read fanfiction. That feels so good to get off my chest. If you are not familiar with the phenomenon that is “fanfiction,” I suggest you move out of your apartment under More »


Go Feast at Feast

Rick Whorf behind the counter at Feast.
(Photo by Joshua Snead)

When asked what inspired an interest in food, Rick Whorf, the charismatic operator of the local food establishment Feast, responds jokingly, “My mother was a terrible cook, so I had to live, I had to survive.” Luckily for us, that

“American Sniper” as Reviewed by an American Girl

American Sniper movie poster (Photo Special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

“American Sniper” built a lot of hype before it released on January 16. Many viewers documented the same theatrical experience regardless of what day, time or location they saw this film. People were lined up from one end of the

Golden Spotlight: Chris Estrada

Estrada playing at The Earl. (Photo Special to Christopher Estrada)

Chris Estrada, Sophomore Biology Major, has lived the life of an artist. From garage bands to a festival venue, his music career has been short but meaningful. “I started off playing punky, grunge-like stuff,” said Estrada. “I think I was

5 Things to Know: State of the Union, Yemen, and U.S.-Cuban Relations

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during the State of the Union Address (Photo by H. Darr Beiser, USA Today)

1. President Barack Obama issued his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20. President Obama highlighted a number of proposals during his speech and focused greatly on the country’s economic status, which he says has recovered since the

Ring By Spring: Engagements at UNG

Klay Fann proposes to Alexandra Thomas on New Years Eve. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

Love is in the air at The University of North Georgia. With the holiday’s conclusion, Valentine’s Day and senior graduation fast approaching, many students have taken the opportunity to propose to their loved ones. Pretty soon these couples will begin a

Bullying: Yes, It Still Happens in College

Stop Bullying. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

If you saw bullying, what would you do to stop it? Would you stand by and let it happen, take part in it or try to stop it? Not many students think about this, and that’s part of the problem.

Who Are We To Execute Warren Hill?

The state of Georgia plans to execute Warren Hill on Jan. 27. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega.)

Warren Hill is 52 years old and has been in prison since 1986, and for good reason: he killed his girlfriend and later killed another inmate in 1990. The Georgia Supreme Court is allowing the state to execute him on

GTA’s Spring Season Opens With Music And Tragedy

"In The Heights" received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega.)

During this year’s annual February Festival of Theatre, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present the musical “In the Heights” and the classic “Antigone.” “In the Heights,” winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, tells the story of a tight-knit

Sounds from the Steeple: “American Beauty/American Psycho”

The cover to Fall Out Boy's new album. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

Fall Out Boy’s new album “American Beauty/American Psycho” claims to go into the depths of the American psyche – much like its namesake films – but rather than feel like a darker approach and the typical Fall Out Boy sound,

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses…

(Photo Special to Vanguard Dahlonega) Do not sleep through your alarm find the loudest and most annoying sound that will throw you out of bed.

Professors hear it all when it comes to students being late for class, missing assignments and failing tests. Some of the excuses they have heard are relevant and truthful, but others are off the wall and downright rude. Therefore, I