Category Archives: Opinion

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

Weekly Whine: Parking is Still Horrible

Both commuter lots, behind Memorial Hall and Newton Oakes, respectively, were chock-full of vehicles all day, with people fighting over spots as soon as they became available. (Photo by Saara Wintersgill.)

Last semester, parking was a fiasco. I remember being late to classes that I left for thirty minutes in advance. Even though I live two miles from campus, thirty minutes wasn’t enough time to duel for a parking spot. When

Weekly Whine: Color Printing Fees

Photo special to The Steeple

Did you break your bank this summer? I don’t mean through careless spending and vacations. I’m referring to the outrageous pricing for printing color copies on the UNG campus. When you pay your Technology Fee, ten dollars of that goes