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 »

Climbing at Foster Falls, TN

Foster Falls, Tennessee. Rock Climbing. Saturday morning, before the sun rose I was up, guzzling black coffee, getting my gear ready for a day full of rock climbing. This past Saturday, Sept. More »

Sounds from the Steeple: U2’s “Songs of Innocence”

U2 is a band that I have a somewhat strange relationship with. Once, they were nearing the top of my list of favorite bands, but in retrospect I realize that I haven’t More »

Public Safety’s Apathy

Last Wednesday, September 10, terrorist threats were made on the popular app, Yik Yak. In hindsight they proved fake and false alarms. However, in today’s fast moving, digital culture threats of this More »

 

My Love Affair with the Dahlonega Farmers Market

The Dahlonega Farmers Market offers a variety of seasonal vegetables cultivated by local agriculturalists. (Photo by Rachel Glazer)

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 about the Dahlonega Farmers Market. I had to

Recap of the 2nd Annual Furman Invitational on September 13

The lady Nighthawk cross country team represents the school well as they place sixth out of 25 teams (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega).

Saturday morning, September 13, the girls Cross Country team made great strides and put up an impressive performance against the teams competing there. Overall, the girls placed sixth, out of 25 teams present, including many DI organizations. The event was

Deals and Steals: Sweet Tooth

Homemade fudge from the Fudge Factory. (Photo courtesy of dahlonegafudgefactory.com)

This week’s edition of Deals and Steals is for those who get a sweet tooth now and then and want to treat themselves. Some of these also make great gifts. Here are a few places around Dahlonega that offer some

Book Review: The Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien

The dragon Glaurung meets Nienor, sister of Túrin. (Photo Special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

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 for his mythical universe. Additionally, Tolkien studied European

Break the Silence: Katie Koestner Speaks About Date Rape

Katie Koestner on the cover of TIME Magazine at 18 years old. (Photo special to the Vanguard Dahlonega)

Date rape. It’s a touchy subject to talk about and even more so for the victims. Katie Koestner, the first woman in history to speak out about her college rape, recently spoke at UNG with aims of preventing future crimes.

Climbing at Foster Falls, TN

After a long, solid day of cragging. We swam and relaxed in the pure, cool water under the pressure of the cascading falls. (Photo courtesy of Maggie Aceto)

Foster Falls, Tennessee. Rock Climbing. Saturday morning, before the sun rose I was up, guzzling black coffee, getting my gear ready for a day full of rock climbing. This past Saturday, Sept. 13, some friends and I took a last

Childhood Cancer

Logo for Camp Sunshine
(Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

Many months are associated with themes or colors to raise awareness for difference types of cancer. The most well known being going pink in October for breast cancer or No Shave November to raise awareness for different types of cancers

Crossfire: Voter Registration

The PSSA hosts a meeting every Wednesday in Young Hall. (Photo by Audra Hall)

Voter registration was the topic of this week’s Crossfire Discussion hosted by the Political Science Student Association. Dr. Carl Cavalli, advisor for the PSSA, encouraged students to visit northgeorgia.turbovote.org to register to vote. The site allows users to register more

“The Hundred-Foot Journey”: Surprisingly Savory

"The 100 Foot Journey" is now in theaters. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

Last Sunday I finally made it back to the cinema for the first time since starting the school semester. Even though I was down with the common cold, my mom and sister urged me to immediately get into the car

How To Fix Parking… Once and for All

The parking deck behind the suites offers 1000 parking spots, but is too far from the main campus for many students to park there. (Photo special to Vanguard-Dahlonega.)

Parking is a fiasco. Commuters often have to get on campus at least an hour early to get a spot, any spot. Tickets are doled out by Parking Services for the unfortunate individuals who just don’t get there in time