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

The Cause of the Sixers’ Struggles No One Wants to Admit: Ben Simmons

Publish Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 11:36pm

Recently, the Sixers are mired in a slump. It is because of Ben Simmons

As Entire City Focuses on Foles, Eagles Should Worry More About their Defense

Publish Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
Author: Christopher Tremoglie

The Eagles defense is a bigger concern than Foles. This is being overlooked.

They are getting slashed recently and it is being overlooked.

Prometheus Bound: Beyond Greek Mythology

Publish Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:32am
Author: Abdullah Pullin

With a cast of choreographers, Johanna Dunphry, director of last month’s play Prometheus Bound, took things a lot further than a God chained to a rock. Through a monologue brought to life with movement and dance and more than one Prometheus, this play made Prometheus seem freer rather than “bound.”

“My concept had to do with everyone being bound by something” Johanna Dunphry says. Prometheus Bound is the story of a God being punished for the crime of showing empathy toward humans,... more

How to Decrease Stress Before Finals

Publish Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:38am
Author: Karina Rivera

As finals are quickly approaching, stress levels for many, are at an all time high. Here at The Community College of Philadelphia, there are students that have massive responsibilities, such as children and bills, among many other things to worry about. Therefore, we want to make sure finals is one less thing to panic over. Hopefully, these tips and tricks will be helpful, good luck to you all! And congratulations for making it this far in the semester!

Breathe. Try a breathing exercise; you can search for one online, and find one best for you or you can try this very simple one: breathe in for five seconds, hold your breath for five seconds and breathe out. Hopefully, this is effective! Take a minute for yourself and relax. Take note, that you made it through placement exams,midterms, and difficult homework assignments. Also,you will make it through this finals period.   

First, change your perspective. To further explain what this means, change your way of... more

The Public Participatory Defense Initiative

Publish Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:43am
Author: Latasha Jones and Rudonte Dwyer

On Thursday, November 30th 2017, signs outside of the Bonnell Building indicated some type of event being held in CCP’s auditorium. Walking along the main lobby, people from many cultural divides, were gathering for the purpose of networking with various resources in Philadelphia. Lawyers, grassroots volunteers ,ministers, as well as ex-convicts, were all in attendance.

Participatory defense was developed by a family in San Jose, California. Their ultimate goal was to provide services to help communities organize an effective support system for people who are defendants in criminal cases, their families, and communities. The program was mainly to prove how we as a people, can and... more

5 Books to Jumpstart Your New Year

Publish Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:49am

1.Angela Duckworth’s Grit

Angela Duckworth ties together her own story, and the stories of others all to hint at the many elements of success. No, success is not always about who has the most skill, or who has the most “know all”. When passion and persistence takes a jab in the ring, it certainly stands up to talent in a fair fight. Grit introduces to readers, the power of hard work, endurance, and the spirit of a non-giving up behavior. When you mix those elements together, you have grit, and when you have grit, you have all it takes to win!

2.Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements

Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, is protocol for acceptance, love, and happiness in your life. There’s always apart of us that feels constrained, but Ruiz redirects that energy, by giving readers something to stand for–yourself. This book, is the definition of self love. We could all use a free mind, and happiness, which all starts with choices.This book forces readers to make... more

Go to “Movie Tavern” and see Thor: Ragnarok

Publish Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:17pm
Author: Christopher Tremoglie, Editor

With the Thanksgiving Holiday coming upon us, as well as the end of our semester here at the Community College of Philadelphia, it is about time you treated yourself. And I recommend a treat that is an “oldie but a goodie” – dinner and a movie.


But not just any dinner and a movie, take a trip out to the Movie Tavern. And, while you are there, I highly recommend the movie, Thor: Ragnarok. With this combo, you will surely have a good time. I guarantee it!


First, the setting. Location is everything and Movie Tavern reinforces that. If you ever wanted to watch a movie, eat and be waited on hand and foot, now you can. Movie Tavern delivers that experience.

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The Differences Between the Tax Reform Bills in Congress

Publish Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:20pm
Author: Christopher Tremoglie, Editor

After the Trump and GOP legislative victory last week, tax reform in the United States is under way. The Senate squeaked out a successful vote late last week that will reshape our country’s tax code. This bill, is different than the bill that left the United States House of Representatives previously.

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The Vanguard Goes Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Publish Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:24pm
Author: Christopher Tremoglie, Editor

The Thanksgiving Holiday is synonymous with delicious culinary treats such as turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and an assortment of pies. However, before the gluttony kicks in,

many people have a morning ritual such as football games – whether playing in

a ‘Turkey Bowl’ or attending one of the traditional high school games throughout

the area- or attending the Thanksgiving Day Parade. While many recognize New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade as the zenith during this holiday, Philadelphia has their own tradition that is older than any Thanksgiving Parade in the country.

The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, took place Thursday morning

from 8am until noon down the Ben Franklin Parkway. The crowd enjoyed a wonderful day with albeit a little cold. That was wiped out by the warm feelings of the kicking

off of the holiday season in Philadelphia. The parade was hosted on television by

Rick Williams and... more

CCP Hosts The Annual Red Sand Walk

Publish Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 3:02pm
Author: Karina Rivera

 On  tuesday October 24th, 2017 The Community College of Philadelphia  hosted the annual  “Red Sand Walk”, A walk that was designed  for  awareness to end human trafficking and forced child labor. The walk is becoming more mainstream and people are becoming more familiar with it .Many people across the United States and as many as seventy countries across the world participated in the walk  in their hometown as well.

Some students involved in the walk here on campus were  victims that survived  in these dark industries.  It was especially important for them to spread awareness because they know firsthand how extremely devastating  it is to be trapped in an industry where victims see no way out and they may not receive the help they need because, many  people  are not informed on what is going on and how could they help to make it stop .Victims are physically  and emotionally scarred for life and our college was fortunate enough to have strong victims... more