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In review: Noah

Brett Smith and Byron Crouch, Staff Writers Note: This article is written with conflicting views in order to explain the conflicting opinions and controversies associated with this film among Christians and nonchristians. Read More »

The dark side of rushing the courts

Carlos Font, Staff Writer    As humans and sports fans, we always appreciate and find sympathy for the weaker team. Yes, I’m talking about the famous “Underdog.” There is nothing more exciting than cheering for the underdog, but there may be a problem when the “underdog” wins and manages to upset the stronger team.    A trend has developed in collegiate sports ... Read More »

Love is great, but presents are nice too

Ronna Fisher, Editor-in-Chief    I love presents. I love getting them, but I love giving them more. I love the hunt for the perfect item, the feeling when I’ve nailed it and my friends faces light up upon reception. Great gift giving doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but here are a few tips for when you’re feeling particularly generous. Read More »

In review: Mac DeMarco, “Salad Days”

James Tunnell, Staff Writer    There’s something to be said for creating a record that is totally innocuous in any way. This is the type of record that could be played at a small party or gathering of friends with no objections in favor of something else. That’s the kind of album that Mac DeMarco has created on his most recent ... Read More »

The “psycho” coach who busted your bracket

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    There has been a lot of talk of the coach who ruined everyone’s March Madness brackets, with the upset of Duke. Who is this “psycho” man of a coach? Well, his name is Bob Hoffman, and you may be surprised to know that he is one of our very own!     Bob Hoffman was born ... Read More »

The success of Facebook in the classroom

Staff Writer    Facebook is growing in popularity and has crept into the classroom. It’s no surprise. Have you ever found yourself blanking out during a lecture and wishing you could check your status? If social networking is one of the biggest distractions during class time, maybe we should figure out a way to harness that obsession. The real question is, ... Read More »

Going the distance

Katelyn Lamb, Content Editor    If you have gallivanted in the realm of romance for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the old colloquialism, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Whether you have been the recipient of this cliche or are guilty of perpetuating it yourself, I’m sure you’ve noticed that this kitschy phrase falls a little short ... Read More »

The king returns

Cass White, Staff Writer    The NBA’s four time Most Valuable Player, two time Champion and one time scoring leader LeBron James had another outrageous night a few weeks ago when he combined 61 points against the sixth best defensive team in the league, the Charlotte Bobcats.    During his after game press conferences interviews, James said “After three quarters, I wanted ... Read More »

Divergent is inconclusive

Staff Writer     There are a million different ways to look at novel-based Divergent (2014). In a future world, where people are divided into factions based on personality, a teenager is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, her life is threatened. One main focus of this ... Read More »

Food talks: What your diet says about you

Summer Howard, Staff Writer    Have you ever felt terrible while eating a hamburger next to your vegetarian friend who is munching on a salad? Don’t put yourself down; like many other things in our world, what we eat can be shaped by our personalities and our upbringings. But what exactly does our diet say about us? Read More »

The 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Amy Calfy, Guest Writer   Over 30 students from Southern Nazarene University presented their original research at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium last week.  The 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was hosted on Friday, April 4th at Southern Nazarene University. Proposal submissions were accepted in early March. The symposium is open to not only SNU students but also to students from ... Read More »

SNU Tennis starting out strong

Carlos Font, Staff Writer     The 2014 tennis season has started and the team has had a really good start. As of March 24, the girls have an overall 4-2 record and 2-1 in conference play. The team is composed of six girls: Masha Andrianov, Haley Cantwell, Karina Katova, Natalia Moreno, Marina Shipilova and Bekah Stewart. The team is coached by ... Read More »

Teaching in South Korea

Stephany Reyes, Staff Writer    Teaching abroad is one of those opportunities that is available to most students. However, very few graduates actually take the time to look into it and recognize all that this job option has to offer. There are several former SNU students who have gone into South Korea to teach English. This is a paid position and, ... Read More »

From disgust to fanaticism: A zombie love story

Ronna Fisher, Editor-in-Chief    I never would have considered myself a zombie person. Sparkly vampires? Sure. Werewolves? Yeah, whatevs. Unicorns, fairies and mermaids? Sign me up. Zombies? No. Way.  So, I waved off my first few experiences with fans of The Walking Dead; I knew it just wasn’t for me. At least, I thought I knew. Read More »