Author Archives: Marshall Jones

Cheering on SNU

cheerleaders

Cheerleading, according to dictionary.com, is “a sport involving the performance of organized cheering, chanting and dancing in support of a sports team at games.” Bethany Fair, one of our very own Southern Nazarene University cheerleaders, says, “Cheerleading makes me feel like I am a part of something much bigger than myself. We are a team that celebrates each other’s accomplishments ... Read More »

Call of Duty WWII Review

Game play from Call of Duty WW2

Call of Duty, one of the most celebrated video games, recently released their fourteenth installment in the Call of Duty Series. The title of the game is Call of Duty: WWII. It is the first Call of Duty game set in the World War II time period since Call of Duty World at War. The game is centered around the ... Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Working While in College

Man writing

Many students at Southern Nazarene University currently have or have had at least one job while they have been in school. Other students may have more than one job. Trying to handle a work and school schedule is something that not everyone can master. It takes time management, determination and motivation. Since college can seem like a full-time job depending ... Read More »

Be the Best You Fair: Drugs and Alcohol

be the best you, you can be.

“I think it’s important that we’re doing a fair about drugs and alcohol because not a lot of people are confident in bringing the topic up to someone on campus or asking questions. The Be the Best You Fair gives them an opportunity for a different environment to approach the topic.” -Rebekah Jeong, Senior, Hill’s RA This Tuesday and Wednesday ... Read More »

No Shave November or No Women November?

Man shaving

(Satire) The gender wage gap is alive and raging here at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). A friendly No Shave November competition has turned into the full oppression of women– men can enter the contest to win up to $50 for “Burliest Beard,” yet women can only enter into the “Hairiest Legs” category and win a maximum amount of $25. The ... Read More »

Honoring SNU Veterans for Homecoming

american flag

This year at Southern Nazarene University, the homecoming football game falls on Veteran’s Day. Heather Hawkins informed me that close to 25% of SNU’s total population is made up of veterans, so they deserved to be recognized for their service. The Vet’s Center and Disability Services at SNU are partnering together this year to make sure we do everything we ... Read More »

The Storm Builds

Crimson Storm Number 4

After a few difficult but well fought years, it seems appropriate to say that Southern Nazarene football is truly a force to be reckoned with in the Great American Conference. With what is now a 4-6 record, the team’s performance has led to its best season in several years. Better yet, SNU has the opportunity in the coming days to ... Read More »

Even Stranger Things

Stranger Things poster

In July, 2016, Netflix released the first season of the television show, Stranger Things. Becoming an instant worldwide phenomenon, Netflix created a second season, released on October 27, 2017. Stranger Things 2 not only lives up to the first season, it achieves a larger goal of expanding the Stranger Things universe and developing depth to all characters. In large, it ... Read More »

The Trailblazers of SNU

A trail in Fall

In life, when we embark on a new adventure, we look to the people around us who have had the experience to give us advice. For some, college is this new adventure, yet not everyone comes from a household whose parents graduated from a four-year college. For one reason or another, you may be a first-generation college student and may ... Read More »

The World is Bigger Than You

photo of Erin Hopkins

“I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what it would be like to experience a different culture, but it is wildly different and so much better than I ever could have imagined. Please don’t back out because it seems scary or impossible. Push through all the annoying little details. You’ll create memories to cherish the rest of ... Read More »

Athletic Communications

SNU football field

The Athletic communications team is perfect for those of us in the communications field, anyone interested in sports management, photography, sports journalism or if you just love sports. There is a schedule that we go by listed with all the home games. Each one of us is assigned a job for each game. The jobs range from working the camera, ... Read More »

Houston Astros Overcoming Harvey

Houston Astros logo

Sports have the power to numb the effects of tragedy. Sports can have the pull to be able to help an entire city get through tragic events in life such as death and natural disasters. The Astros have been able to help the city of Houston through the latter. Hurricane Harvey was a destructive flood disaster in southeast Texas. Harvey ... Read More »

A Christian’s Response to Halloween

jackolantern

For some of us, the first image that comes to mind when we hear the word “Halloween” is of candy. For others the image of demons, Satan, witches and all things scary come to mind. For those who hold the view of Halloween being almost satanic, the question becomes “What is a Christian’s role during Halloween?” If Halloween is a ... Read More »

A Walk for Freedom

hands in chains

On October 14th, 2017, thousands of people around the world marched silently to bring awareness to all types of human trafficking. A-21 is an organization that is working to put an end to modern day slavery everywhere, and the walk is a yearly event that they hold to raise awareness. Today, slavery is something that affects people of every gender, ... Read More »

Crimson Storm Basketball 2017-2018 Insight

basketball court

Southern Nazarene University women’s basketball is coming off of a fantastic season where they claimed the sixth seed in the conference tournament. The Great American Conference recently released their preseason poll, in which SNU is picked to finish seventh in the conference. Southern Nazarene University is returning three starters from last year’s team. The team also only has two seniors ... Read More »