The Vanguard

The College’s student newspaper, The Vanguard, gives you experience reporting on events and programs, conducting interviews, and writing and editing stories.

Available Paid Student Management Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Business and Website Manager
  • Managing Editors (two positions)

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in writing for The Vanguard stop by their office located in the Student Leadership & Involvement Center, S1-12.

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Latest Stories

Starcrawler Stomps at Boot & Saddle

Publish Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:23pm
Author: Griffin Fadellin, Managing Editor

When I went to see Starcrawler at Boot & Saddle on October 26th, I wasn’t sure I’d like them.

Leading up to it, my best friend Brandi, who also used to go to CCP, would not stop telling me how amazing they are. They nearly opened for her favorite group, The Distillers, before their concert was rescheduled, and they did a cover of Pet Sematary by The Ramones for the movie remake. I made sure I listened to the cover and to their biggest single, I Love LA, before the concert. They’re just alright, I thought to myself.

I left the concert an enormous fan, and I still haven’t been able to get them out of my head.

Starcrawler isn’t just a Gen Z band; they’re a fantastic punk group that plays rock music like a well-oiled machine. Though their first album was already impressive, the release of their second album, Devour You, has shown their sound has made huge strides. Punchy, screaming riffs in songs like Bet My Brains were incredible live, though my favorites were... more

Politicians, Police, & Press

Publish Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:55pm

by Abdullah Pullin

During the last week of October, politicians,

police, and press were brought to the college’s

auditorium to talk policing in the city. Lead

by Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins

and the Players Coalition, as well as rapper and

Philly native Meek Mill, concerns were brought

to the stage to be discussed. Politicians and press

have sometimes not been able to see eye to eye,

accusations of “fake news” were brought up, and

press not being able to trust police when there

is an altercation that demands journalists cover

it. Will the police tell the truth about what happened?

Does the press have the right to stick their

noses into what cops are doing?


Members of the Players Coalition... more

Art You Ready? First Friday Art Shows

Publish Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 4:13am
Author: , Editor-In-Chief

by Abdullah Pullin

Clean your brushes and dip them in paint! The Student Government Association (SGA) will hold monthly art shows in Student Life’s lobby. These showcases will feature visual art, from paintings to sketches to photography, and hopefully in the future... more

Dinner and a Show

Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:07pm
Author: Bree Brown, Contributing Writer

Food is my favorite part of experiencing other
cultures. Being the glutton that I am my goal is to try
food from every corner of this earth, so it’s a good thing
that we live in a city like Philadelphia. For students and
thrifty spenders across the city, Philly Restaurant Week
is a great time to experience the restaurants our city has
to offer on a budget. This year restaurant week spanned
from September 15th to September 27th. Without ever
stepping onto an airplane,one can be transported across
the globe in a single bite. At Opa, I was transported to

... more

The CCPerson of the Month: Hot Girl Fall

Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:12pm
Author: Joey Palmer, Contributing Writer

Take off your sweatshirt even though it’s chilly because the
Student Government associations 1st Vice President, Jasmine Rozario,
wants you to know that this is about to be a hot girl semester!
Period. For starters, can it be stated that with Jasmine being first Vice
President alongside Quiana Cureton as President of SGA, this is the first
time the campus has had two African American females in both highest
positions the Student Government Association has to offer. Just like
madam president, Ms. Rozario started off as a main campus representative
but worked her way up to 1st VP when the spot opened. Jasmine’s
initiative plans are to advertise events in the Vangaurd and focal point, to
create pamphlets for incoming students so they can “meet SGA”,
advertise SGA though social media platforms, work with Professor
Lucia on the study abroad program and to create video motivations about
our drive and plans for... more

Toho Publishing Calls For CCP Lions To Unsheath Their Pens

Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:22pm
Author: Michael Angelo Smith, Contributing Writer

The empty canvas, vacant camera rolls, and blank pages
are the battlefield of a different
kind of warrior. It was last semester on a random Monday night.
I found myself at a poetry open mic
hosted... more

In Fashion Lions: Khadija Oyefusi

Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:25pm
Author: Jasmine “J’Ro” Rozario, Contributing Writer

Khadija Oyefusi is a soft-spoken powerhouse. The student, part chemistry
student, part president of the cosmetology club, she is a great example of how
STEM majors and “feminine hobbies” aren’t at odds, but can work together to
create a cool, unique, and fashionable campus experience. I asked Oyefusi to tell

me about her love of fashion and beauty interactions with her campus experi-

J: Does fashion get in the way of your school schedule?

K: It definitely does. A full face of makeup does not take ten minutes. You’re go-
ing to have to make the sacrifices like going to bed early and waking up late just

to remove the makeup. But to me, it’s not a burden because it is something that I
like to do so I make the time for it while also making time for my schoolwork.
J: If you could make your beauty routine more functional what would you do?
K: My go to everyday is a fresh face with lashes. If I’m trying to... more

Understanding Roary’s Reception

Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:28pm
Author: Griffin Fadellin, Managing Editor

On September 17, CCP unveiled its new mascot, Roary the lion, during their Black and Gold Bash. I sat at the Vanguard’s information table and managed to miss nearly all of the reveal.

What I did hear was mostly good. People
overall seem to like Roary a lot, and find
... more


Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 1:49pm
Author: Abdullah Pullin, Editor-in-Chief

Campus Celebrates Voter Registration Day

Publish Date: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 1:57pm
Author: Griffin Fadellin, Managing Editor

September 22th was National Voter Registration
Day, and the college celebrated with an event to raise
awareness and to... more