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Gotta Catch ‘Em All, Pokemon!

2016 marks the twentieth year of Pokemon, a massive series of games, cartoons, trading cards and more created by Nintendo. Pokemon Company International is celebrating not just on the official anniversary date, but throughout the entire year with special giveaways, promotions and throwbacks. Many members of our generation grew up either catching, training and battling with Pokemon or watching Ash ... Read More »

Spring Weather Outlook With Extreme Weather Storm Chaser

The weather is finally warming up in Oklahoma, and it looks like you will not need your jackets and sweaters too much longer. The people who love the outdoors and want to wear T-shirts and shorts outside have already had a couple opportunities to do so. With warmer weather comes severe weather, and I caught up with Meteorologist Brandon Sullivan ... Read More »

Feature Friday: Polina Chala and Judit Mas

To get inside information on the 2016 tennis team at SNU, I sat down last week with returning player Polina Chala and true freshman Judit Mas. Polina Chala is a returning sophomore from Khariv, Ukraine. After asking her what it was like her freshman year adjusting to a new country and meeting new people, she responded, “It was a big ... Read More »

So You Want to Play the Ukelele

If you have tried with little success to learn to play the guitar or another stringed instrument, the ukulele may be for you. This four-stringed fun factory is quick and easy to learn, but before you rush out to buy your first ukulele there are few things that you should know. The most important thing is that they come in ... Read More »

SNU Severe Weather Guidelines and Helpful Tips

Severe weather season is coming upon us, and with that comes much needed preparation. Whether you have lived in tornado alley your whole life, or you have grown up out of the country, it’s a necessity to have a plan for when bad weather hits. Here are some guidelines Southern Nazarene University has provided for the students and faculty. Important ... Read More »

Staff and Faculty Address Controversy at SNU

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, a student at SNU made a social media post that, while taken down thirty minutes later, has caused controversy on the SNU campus. When asked about the details of the incident, Michael Houston, Associate Dean of Students, said that he “Could not go into details of the incident because of confidentiality, and because it is still ... Read More »

Spiritual Life Retreat 2016 Is Going to Be a Good One

Spiritual Life Retreat is coming up this weekend. It begins Friday night, Feb. 26 and concludes Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27, when students return to campus at around 2 p.m. The retreat will take place at Camp Bond. This year’s speaker is LaMorris Crawford, the chaplain for the Cincinnati Bengals. Crawford is also scheduled to speak in chapel tomorrow, so students ... Read More »

SNU Crew: Have Summer Fun and Make an Impact

Every summer, groups of Southern Nazarene University students travel together to Nazarene church camps throughout our district. These students are the members of SNU Crew, and they organize fun activities and games for the campers as well as help them learn more about SNU. Applications are currently open for SNU Crew for this summer. Last summer, a total of nine ... Read More »

What to Expect from Mortar Board This Semester

Mortar Board Week has been taking place this week on campus with several events being hosted by SNU’s chapter of Mortar Board, a National Seniors Honor Society based on scholarship, leadership and service. Today, Mortar Board will be having a Pie-Your-Professor event at the front of the Commons. Professors from different departments apart campus will be participating in this fun ... Read More »

How Not to Heartpal

Some of you might have mild social anxiety. I envy you. Walking into a crowded room with where everyone has their outfit on “fleek” makes me feel like I’m covered in bubble wrap. One wrong move and the whole room will be saying “What was that?” just like Regina George (shoutout to “Mean Girls”). So, in light of that, I ... Read More »

Men’s Soccer Storms into Offseason

The Crimson Storm Men’s Soccer Team are a month into offseason workouts and have hit the ball rolling. In mid-January, the men’s soccer team started off the semester with futsal. Futsal is a modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller court that is generally inside. It’s a high intensity, fast-paced game that requires quick ... Read More »

General and Department Scholarship Application Helps Students

The time has come to fill out scholarships and find money to pay for school. Actually, that time is all the time. Here at SNU there is a General and Department Scholarship application, which allows students to fill out one form for all the available scholarships. It saves time and relieves stress on students. The application is available to students ... Read More »

SNU Graduate Discusses His Journey as a Sportscaster

Toby Rowland, who is the current voice of the Oklahoma Sooners for basketball, football and baseball along with being a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, talked with me this past week about what the road has been like for him starting when he was a college student here on campus. Rowland started off as an accounting major on the men’s ... Read More »

Most Fatal Mental Disorder: Eating Disorders Awareness Month

If you’ve paid attention to the brightly colored posters around campus recently, you’ve noticed that many of them say something to the effect of “I had no idea eating disorders don’t discriminate” with statistics about student athletes and college students in general. The reason behind these mysterious posters is that February is Eating Disorders Awareness Month, and the goal is ... Read More »