The Scoop on the 2016 Baseball Season

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As the 2016 baseball season gets into full swing, many Crimson Storm fans are wondering what the SNU community can expect from the team this year. To find out more on this subject, I interviewed Anthony Wiggins, a junior on the baseball team out of Chula Vista, California, and Dante Archuleta, a senior out of Brighton, Colorado who transferred from ... Read More »

The Best Places to Go for Valentine’s Day Dinner

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Feb. 14 is only the most important date for any man in a relationship besides his girl’s birthday, “anniversary” and Christmas. Dinner is an essential part of it. Hopefully this article for most guys in relationships isn’t a “If you are reading this now, it is probably too late” kind of experience. If you aren’t in a relationship but are ... Read More »

New Assistant Coach Joins Basketball Coaching Staff

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Southern Nazarene has a new face in the athletic department. It is the new assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, Ryan Mahoney. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Mahoney so we could get a better feel for who he is. The first question I asked him regarded why he chose SNU. “My wife attended SNU ... Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beats Out Avatar

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James Cameron’s “Avatar” was the highest grossing film of all time, earning over 760 million dollars domestically and over 2.7 billion worldwide. That is, until Jan. 6, when J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” surpassed it domestically, with a current domestic box office of over 895 million dollars. This isn’t incredibly shocking. As a science fiction phenomenon, the “Star ... Read More »

What Happens When You Are “Too Nice”

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Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by all the favors you promised? Or by the favors you were forced into? Well fear not, I have as well! I often find myself doing too many favors for others or not being assertive enough in my decisions. This can be extremely problematic when you are entering into adulthood. You have to be ... Read More »

Braving the World Outside Your Comfort Zone

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How much do you love your comfort zone? My comfort zone is my favorite place in the world. It’s where I feel safe, where I know everything that could possibly happen. There’s nothing wrong with having a comfort zone; there’s not even anything wrong with wanting to be in it. However, there are times when a comfort zone becomes a ... Read More »

How to Develop and Maintain an Interest in Politics

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With the Iowa caucuses today and the national elections quickly approaching, it is important to get to know just who might be running the country. As college students, additional reading doesn’t ever sound appealing, but being politically informed is still important. Here are some tips on how to stay informed and engaged with the political happenings around you: 1. Find ... Read More »

Too Politically Correct?

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Imagine for a moment that you are a kid again. Your parents give you the coolest new toy. It has it all! You love it with all of your being and are excited to show it to your friends, but when you do they say it is stupid and ugly. You are mocked for loving the toy, and now the ... Read More »

Three Must Watch Shane Meadows’ Films

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When talking about modern British film and television, few names are mentioned by those in Britain more than that of Shane Meadows. While many Americans are only familiar with British directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ridley Scott, Shane Meadows has become one of the greatest influences in modern British Cinema. Meadows is known for using his own experiences of ... Read More »

So, You Want to Get Into Podcasts?

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Believe it or not, we are living in a golden age. This golden age, however, can not be seen. Instead, it exists in our ears in the form of podcasts. What started out as a humble medium for digital radio shows has exploded across countless categories, from the arts to science and medicine. Unlike many other entertainment and information mediums, ... Read More »

When Sprinklers Attack

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There’s an epidemic that is sweeping the campus of SNU: sprinkler attacks. No one is safe. No place is safe. You can’t outrun the sprinklers because they have an enormous range of destruction. Only the strong (and lucky) survive. So, what makes students vulnerable? Simply put, it is the element of surprise. Nobody knows where or when the sprinkler system ... Read More »

What is Winter, Anyway?

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Prior to moving to the Midwest, I did not understand the difference between winter and the five degree temperature drop I experienced in California during the Christmas season. Because of my misunderstanding of what people meant by winter, I have been beaten down for three straight years. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Hearing from my mechanic that I ... Read More »

Suicide: Always an Answer, Never the Solution

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The names in the following story have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved. It was four days before Christmas, and winter break 2015 was shaping up to be a time of rest and relaxation. In five days my wife and I would leave on a much needed vacation. Then the phone rang. What I thought would be ... Read More »

Poverty in Oklahoma

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Poverty in Oklahoma is at a ten-year high according to the U.S. Census Bureau. An alarming 637,429 Oklahomans fell below the poverty line in 2012. Poverty in Oklahoma had reached an all-time high in 2006, began to dip in 2007 and 2008, then started climbing again in 2009. We’ve seen a slow decline starting in 2014 but not much progress ... Read More »