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‘Sins’ launches fall issue

Authors published in this semester’s edition of “Cardinal Sins” celebrated their achievements last Tuesday.

Vanguard Photo | Sean Dudley

Nathan Phillips, secondary education freshman, reads his first-place creative nonfiction piece, “The House of Light and Dark.” The piece won him $100 and recognition for achievement in the publication for the creative nonfiction category.

The post-publication party brought about 30 guests to showcase selected works and unveil the new issue.

The editorial staff did a blind vote to choose which student, faculty and staff works were published in the magazine.

“It’s always a difficult process,” said Emily Krueger, editor-in-chief.

Works were… Read More…

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Back-to-back GLIAC road losses only “small step back” for team

Head coach Frankie Smith had high expectations for his team going into last week’s GLIAC road trip.

After two straight losses, Smith’s expectations haven’t changed.

“In no way am I pushing the panic button,” Smith said. “I think it’s a small step back; I don’t think it’s a big step back.”

The Cardinals came into the road trip riding a three-game winning streak, their first of the season, but lost to Wayne State and Findlay, falling to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in the GLIAC.

“At this point, I think the second and third best teams in our league are Wayne State and Findlay,” Smith said. “We did play better against Findlay than we did against Wayne, and we actually had… Read More…

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Some words of encouragement for our fellow students during finals week

The Vanguard Vision

As we prepare to end this semester, we wanted to use this space to encourage our fellow students in making it through finals week.

We felt that it was important for us to do this because we are feeling just as much stress as every other SVSU student.

We’ve found that an encouraging word from someone in the same situation can be helpful, so we’d like to try and help if we can.

If you are stressed from hours of studying and writing papers, we would like you to take a moment, breathe and congratulate yourself for making it through this semester.

You have made it to the end.

You survived.

Every semester in college is a… Read More…

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Trouble on the road

The first snow storm of the season hit Saginaw at 8p.m. on Nov. 29, causing more than 40 crashes on I-75, according to local reports.

Since Michigan residents will soon face snowstorms as the winter season approaches, local law enforcement, automotive professionals and winter driving experts urge students to start preparing now.

Top 10 Winter Maintenance Tips

1.“Winter tires are going to be your best investment. If you can’t afford winter tires be sure to have the best tires rotated to the rear of the vehicle,” a Discount Tire employee said.

2.“Be sure your tire pressure is correct. Having a low tire may result in losing control since your car can be pulled side to side,” an Atlas Auto… Read More…

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