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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

Snack Rack’s Forced Closure: Alternative Resources

Publish Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:31pm
Author: Dariana Garcia

As we enter the cold winter months and the third wave of COVID-19, students who face food insecurity find themselves with one less resource.

The SGA sponsored and CCP foundation-funded Snack Rack has provided students with snacks and microwavable food since 2016 to help in the fight against student food insecurity.

This semester the program saw a change in operations. Instead of being open at all times it only operated two days a week by appointment through contactless curbside pick-up. As of November 20th, all operations ceased due to the increase of COVID-19 cases. In the city, new restrictions have been imposed to slow the spread.

According to an email statement, the Snack Rack was able to serve 80 students giving out a total of 786 snack packs and 567 family foodie bags before shutting down until further notice. The email continues by encouraging students to contact Single Stop for connections with food resources, emergency funds, and more.

During... more

SGA’s Efforts Fall on Deaf Ears

Publish Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:37pm
Author: Leila Franklin

On November 20, CCP’s student government association hosted a family game night for students at CCP. The game of choice was the popular mobile game Among US, a multiplayer game where players guess which one of their teammates is actually an alien imposter. The total attendance of the event consisted of 4 members of the SGA and two students. The event was overseen by SGA president Moriah Lit.

Admittedly, my expectations for this event were not met. There was a significant amount of disorganization throughout the event. The president and other members seemed to have no prior discussion of the event, and everything seemed very haphazard with very little planning. I would have preferred the event to be more organized and for every SGA member to have understood the concept of the game they were playing.

This is our second event. Our first event wasn’t well advertised because we were given a deadline and we didn’t have too much time to advertise it”, Lit said. “So, to be... more

Photos from United Nations COVID-19 Response

Publish Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:41pm
Author: vanguardonline

Vol. 54 Issue 5

Publish Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 1:43pm
Author: vanguardonline

Staying Healthy Despite New Closures

Publish Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:04pm
Author: Leila Franklin

With coronavirus cases increasing in Philadelphia by nearly five-fold, going to a gym or fitness center isn’t as simple as it was before the coronavirus pandemic. 

I interviewed two gym representatives on what precaution they were taking to lower the risk of infection. A representative from Planet Fitness informed me that all attendees were required to wear a mask except when working out.  Likewise, a representative from Retro Fitness explained to me that they require everyone to wear a mask upon entering and while working out. They also marked certain cardio machines as unavailable to maintain a 6 foot distance of space between attendees. These efforts have proven futile because as of November 13, Philadelphia Gyms were required to close their doors for at least six weeks.

CCP has also closed their athletic center to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. CCP is making online efforts to promote physical activity like offering yoga and meditation classes. Please... more

CCP Raises Visibility of the Foster Care System

Publish Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:12pm
Author: Daniel Daws

For much of 2020, Philadelphia’s progressively-minded institutions have drawn their focus to improving the lives of marginalized groups. 

On Nov. 12, the Women’s Outreach & Advocacy Center hosted a workshop centered on the foster care system. The “Understanding the Dependency/Delinquency System and Foster Care” workshop was set to focus on how and why children are placed in foster care, the wide array of impacts that come from life in foster care, as well as resources for attendees who either wish to become foster parents or are current foster parents seeking assistance.

Speakers included Christian Bailey, a recruitment specialist with CCAMPIS, and Michele Lopez, coordinator for the Center of Community Engagement and Civic Leadership. The two partnered together to offer a history of foster care, including children’s rights and privileges as they’ve developed over the years, and discussed CCP’s involvement in supporting college attendees who found themselves in... more

New COVID-19 restrictions begin on Friday

Publish Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:15pm
Author: Bree Brown

On Nov 12 Philadelphia’s daily confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed that of April by double. Just four short days later on Monday, Nov 16, Mayor Kenny released an executive order introducing a new set of restrictions that will take effect on Friday, Nov 20 at 5pm.

These restrictions will be similar to those of June. Gym’s, museums, and movie theaters will close down, and indoor dining will no longer be allowed. Where this order differs is that retail and personal care such as barbershops and nail salons will be allowed to remain open, but with restrictions of 5 people per 1,000 sqft. 

This new order provides additional requirements for mask-wearing. It describes the proper way to wear a mask, stating that a mask should cover the wearer’s mouth and nose completely when around a person from another household, whether indoors or out. 

According to statistics gathered by mask-wearing over the past month has fluctuated by 5 percent throughout. People are not... more

Alumna Spotlight: Cheryl Ann Wadlington Honored Nationally

Publish Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:21pm
Author: Bree Brown

Cheryl Ann Wadlington is a Philadelphia native and CCP alum. She was recognized by the Obama administration in 2016 as a “Champion of Change” for the work that she does as the founder and executive officer of The Evoluer House. This nonprofit organization holds programs that inspire and empower underserved and marginalized girls in Philadelphia.

Before Wadlington became the woman that she is today, she sat in a position that many of us might have found ourselves in. She was a high school senior and she knew she wanted to go to college, but no school would take her, except CCP. She completed her first class and received an A, and that is when she knew that her high school experience was not the result of academic inability but the experiences surrounding her.

“Whatever I was going through then, I know it just had to do with me being a troubled,... more

Vol. 54 Issue 4

Publish Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:17am
Author: vanguardonline