The Boys of Fall

Photo by Matt Shellenberger

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Fall is here which means bonfires, flannels and hot chocolate; but that’s not all. Here at SNU, it means something else: intramural flag football. Easily the most anticipated sport of all intramural sports offered, over 110 students (both guys and girls) have signed up for this year’s competition to see who ... Read More »

Taking Steps Toward Diet Awareness

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Uncertainty about food production is a hot topic in today’s news. The younger generation is waking up and realizing that properly caring for themselves is the key to a long, healthy life. While these controversial issues on the production of food are apparent now because of the media, the truth is that many people remain uneducated on the subject. Controversies ... Read More »

When Joking Becomes Rude

Photo courtesy of Isaac Sanders

When someone makes a witty or cruel joke, the reaction of others can be more important than the person’s feelings. Whether they know it or not, saying hurtful things in a joking matter doesn’t always come off as funny. The moment when joking is confused with being rude, it’s hard to understand where the line is with others. Growing up ... Read More »

How to Survive Your 8 a.m.

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Having your first 8 a.m. class on your schedule can be very daunting and intimidating at first. Even if you’re a war-hardened veteran upperclassman with multiple 8 a.m.’s under your belt, there are always tips and tricks you can learn along the way to make those early classes more bearable. #1 Set Multiple Alarms in the Morning You obviously will ... Read More »

SNU Only School in Oklahoma to Receive Veterans Grant

Photo by David Peterson

On Veterans Day, Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, Southern Nazarene University held a press conference to announce the receipt of a $330,000 Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) grant. The purpose of the grant is to directly support the SNU veteran population on its Bethany campus. The grant will be used to create and fund a Veterans Educational Transitions ... Read More »

Creating Christmas on a Budget

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With only two weeks of school remaining after Thanksgiving break, many will long to get into the Christmas spirit. The only problem is: we are broke college students. You may be wondering if it is possible to turn your dorm from blah to festive in such short time with little cost, but do not fear; it can happen. Many nearby ... Read More »

The Two Laws of Instagram

Photo by Jonathan Hane

Similar to Einstein’s theory of relativity, there are certain principles and laws at work with any successful Instagram account. We all have experienced the overwhelming sense of bitterness and jealousy upon meeting someone who has more followers than you. It is a clear and obvious fact that your identity and value as a person is completely wrapped up in how ... Read More »

Feature Friday: Noelia Gomez

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Noelia Gomez is a sophomore tennis player majoring in International Studies with a business emphasis and a minor in Spanish. She calls Canet de Mar, a small town that is close to the ever so popular Barcelona, Spain, her home. Asking about what she most enjoyed about SNU so far, Gomez responded, “What I enjoy the most about SNU is ... Read More »

The Immigration Debate Through Song

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There are few things that can stick in our mind like a haunting melody accompanied by lyrics that pierce right to our soul. When singers and songwriters sing about controversial issues, their music has a way of transcending time and speaking to a multitude of generations. The immigration debate in America is one of these issues. There are songs that ... Read More »

Respect for the Campus and Community

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Many of us college students in our late teens and early 20s feel as if we do not have older generations’ respect. After recent events on campus, I regret to admit that I now know the reason why. Many of us here at SNU just want to have some fun at times; after all, the stress of balancing homework, a ... Read More »

Winter Movie Preview 2015

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It is the best time of year again. Turkey will soon be on the table, football rules our weekends and Christmas bells will soon be ringing far and wide. However, there is one other thing that has the holidays written all over them: winter movies. All types of movies are on their way. Comedies, holiday movies, Oscar bait films and ... Read More »

Short-Order Poems: Why Do We Need Poetry?

Photo by Jana Seymour

For a few weeks now, bright orange posters have proclaimed from their posts around campus that Short-Order Poems are coming our way on Nov. 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the coffee shop. If you have been by an H and 8th event in downtown Oklahoma City, you may have seen a few people seated at a table ... Read More »