Category Archives: Entertainment

The Birth of Villians

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.

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

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

Video Game Review: “Destiny”


If there’s one thing I can thank “Destiny” for it is that it was kind enough to let me know early on that I wasn’t going to enjoy it. It became blatantly obvious that Bungie’s MMO/shooter hybrid and I weren’t

Movie Review: “The Maze Runner”

Getting out of classes on a Friday is always exciting.  The weekend is here, no stressing about work that is due the next day or of papers that need to be revised before that swiftly approaching deadline.  The weekend is

Sounds from the Steeple: Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra's Album Artwork for Hope (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

New music from Manchester Orchestra was released on September 16, 2014. The album is called “Hope,” which is compiled of all the same songs as their previous album “Cope.” They revamped the songs by taking out the guitar and bass

Backstage with Bryce Vine and Skizz Marquee

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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

Deals and Steals: Sweet Tooth

Homemade fudge from the Fudge Factory. (Photo courtesy of

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