Category Archives: Opinion

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

Nathan Deal Investigation: Know Before You Vote

Nathan Deal was accused of several ethics violations during his governorship. (Photo special to Vanguard-Dahlonega.)

A federal ethics investigation alluded that Governor Nathan Deal profited off campaign funds, which is a blatant faux pas in politics. His campaign allegedly used an aircraft from a company he co-owns, North Georgia Aviation, spending over $100,000 on air travel fees. Deal’s

Weekly Whine: Back Off Chow Hall


There are a lot of mixed feelings about the Chow Hall on campus. Prices have been rising and the quality of the food doesn’t seem to have changed much. Students say there isn’t a whole lot of variety, or the

Public Safety’s Apathy

The office of public safety has showed great apathy in the recent weeks, although we are extremely grateful for their service they must step it up (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega).

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 matter should not be taken lightly. The threats

Scarecrows: Safety Hazards?

Skeleton scarecrow on the Dahlonega Square. (Photo special to Vanguard-Dahlonega)

The scarecrows are back, and there seem to be more than ever. The “Dahlonega Scarecrow Stomp,” sponsored by the Dahlonega Women’s Group, has become an annual event in Dahloenga. The group invited businesses, organizations, families, K-12 classes, scout troops and any other

Nigel the Nighthawk > Mike Hawk

UNG's new mascot, Nigel. (Photo special to Vanguard-Dahlonega.)

The student newspaper on the Gainesville campus published an article Aug. 8 on why our mascot should be named Mike Hawk and not Nigel. “Mike Hawk. Don’t get it? Say it out loud. Now five times fast. Funny, right?” Funny? No.

The Scarecrows’ Side

Scarecrow by the old Court House

We have all seen the Scarecrows. They vary in all kinds of creativity and have become one of Dahlonega’s quirkiest traditions in the last three years. If you didn’t know, it is the Women’s Club that is hosting this fun

Weekly Whine: Charge Me Up

The business Blink provides charging stations throughout Atlanta. (Photo Special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

When our car’s tank is running low, most of us drive to the nearest gas station and quickly refuel. According to the US Department of Energy, over 150,000 gas stations line the United State’s roads. With these numbers, it is

Weekly Whine: The Text-Book and Registration Conundrum

Text-books are a necessity for school. The requirement to have them during the first week of a semester? Not so much. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

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

Guilty Pleasure: The Office (U.S.)

The Office (U.S.) first aired in 2005. (Photo special to Vanguard Dahlonega)

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