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A Cardinal farewell for Seth Thomas

By Rachel Stocki & Kylie Wojciechowski


Despite the loss of a Cardinal life, Seth Thomas will not be forgotten.

Seth, an 18-year-old biology major at SVSU, passed away on Tuesday, December 2. His body was discovered about 1 p.m. in the First Year Suites on SVSU’s campus.

Demari Rice, one of Seth Thomas’s suitemates, will always remember his charisma.

Vanguard photo | Tyler Bradley

Members of the SVSU community gathered in the courtyard of the First Year Suites to commemorate the life of Seth Thomas, a biology freshman who died Tuesday, Dec. 2. in his dormitory room.

“He always wanted to have fun and stay positive,” Rice said. “You’d never see him upset. He taught me to be more … Read More…

December 8, 2014 | Permalink

Exhibition features culmination of student work

More than 100 people gathered in the University Art Department Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 4, to admire an exhibition representing the culmination of two SVSU art students’ work: David Janssen Jr. and Eileen Gemborys.

The two students are finishing up the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, a specialized program within the art department for students aspiring to attend graduate school.

Vanguard photo | Jamie Loubert

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition featured the work of upcoming fine arts graduates Eileen Gemborys (top) and David Janssen Jr. (bottom). The exhibition is located in the University Art Gallery; an artist reception for the two students took place Thursday, Dec. 4.

According to Corey Gilbert, the gallery coordinator, this exhibition works much like … Read More…

December 8, 2014 | Permalink

Cardinals clobber competition to start conference play

The Saginaw Valley State University men’s basketball team started its Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) schedule on a big note, winning back to back road games against Ohio Dominican and Tiffin, respectively. With the wins, the team’s record stands at 4-2, 2-0 in the GLIAC.

On Saturday, the Cardinals traveled to Tiffin University for its second conference game of the season.

Vanguard photo | Logan Mooney

A combination of strong offense and clutch shooting helped lead the men’s basketball team to a 2-0 start in GLIAC play as the team came from behind in both victories.

In a close contest, that involved several lead changes, the Cardinals pulled off a 69-66 win, courtesy of a three-point shot made by … Read More…

December 8, 2014 | Permalink

‘A Christmas Carol’ helps put students in the holiday spirit

The theatre department made sure the holiday spirit was in full effect for their latest production.

To close out the fall semester, the SVSU theatre department hosted two showings of “A Christmas Carol: A 1940’s Radio Show,” which ran December 3rd and 4th in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

Vanguard photo | Logan Mooney

The SVSU Theatre Department held two showings of “A Christmas Carol: A 1940’s Radio Show” last week. The show centered around Charles Dickens’ classic novel. The Cardinal Singers assisted in the performance, which was the last show of the semester for the theatre department.

“A Christmas Carol” marked the fifth annual holiday show put on by the department, and second time reprising the Charles … Read More…

December 8, 2014 | Permalink

Fraternity suspended, students charged in alleged hazing incident

SVSU’s chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity has been suspended amidst felony assault charges being brought against four of its members.

Tevon Conrad, Laurence Dunn, Trevor Hoskins and Maurice Polk are charged with assault with intent to commit bodily harm less than murder and conspiring to commit that crime. They are also charged with misdemeanor counts of hazing causing physical injury and conspiring to commit that crime.

University officials were notified Friday, Dec. 5 that criminal charges were filed against the four students as a result of a University Police investigation into allegations of hazing by members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

A 22-year-old male student who was pledging the fraternity sustained serious injuries during alleged incidents occurring … Read More…

December 15, 2014 | Permalink