Author Archives: Mike Vierow

There’s No Place Like Chrome

It is my duty to tell the world about Google Chrome extensions, because I recently became slightly obsessed. It is a piece of technology that has the ability to help students, like yourselves, be more efficient and productive. If you don’t want that, then what are you doing in college? Wasting your time be inefficient and unproductive? That sounds like ... Read More »

In Review: Life

WARNING: ARTICLE INCLUDES SPOILERS This past weekend I went to see “Life.” I wish I didn’t. Perhaps my mistake is that I had too high of expectations for this movie. But is that really my fault? The cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds so naturally I expected a certain level of greatness. However, the all-star cast is ... Read More »

What Should I Read Next?

I recently asked some SNUdents to recommend some books to their fellow peers. The criteria for the chosen book could be one that has changed their perspective, one they have read a bazillion times, one they read for class, one that left a lasting impact on their life, one that inspires them and/or one they think the audience of the ... Read More »

Not So Beastly

You’ve seen them. The articles, many written by conservative Christians, boycotting Disney’s live action film “Beauty and the Beast” because of the characterization of Lefou. You’ve heard the arguments and probably formed your own strong or indifferent feelings about said blockbuster. “Beauty and the Beast” is based on a true story but not the kind you’re thinking of. In the ... Read More »

Starbuck’s Secret Menu

Starbucks is a multibillion dollar corporation who extensively research everything that is possible to make the customer feel satisfied. Among the many workings of Starbucks, is a secret list of starbucks drinks that this article will explore a little more in detail. Before I get to the actual list, I want to point out one important lesson based on interviews ... Read More »

The Perks of Being a Student Worker

In many places you visit on SNU’s campus, you see student workers. The admissions office, business building, IT department, mailroom, Commons office, SNU dining, cafe, library, and the Student Development office all use the help of student workers. Have you ever considered applying for one of these positions? This week I chatted with some student workers to discuss the benefits ... Read More »

The Science of Essential Oils [Video Story]

Essential oils are the fad with a function. The “from the earth” remedy for all your ailments. It does not matter if you are 10 years old, 100 years old or even a dog, anyone can use them. Brianna Yates tells us what all essential oils do, how to use them, and where they come from. This video includes only ... Read More »

How To Sports: Golf

While golf may be a sport many know about and how to play it, you’d assume, that again, I am none the wiser. Actually, that is not true in the slightest. It is a little known fact that baby Mady played golf for exactly one year in middle school. There are still bookoos of golf knowledge that I still didn’t ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Rugged Maniac OKC

We all love to spend Saturdays lounging around or binge watching our favorite Netflix shows, but why not get up and do something fun and crazy? The Rugged Maniac 5K race is coming to Oklahoma City and it will be an event to remember. The Rugged Maniac is an event designed for tough, athletic individuals who are able to complete ... Read More »

SNU Students on Chapel [Video]

Chapel is a requirement for students at SNU, yet some have conflicting feelings on being required as well as the nature of the content because of the required attendances. Within the lines of free expression, journalism can help cause positive change. Often, students are not given the room to express opinions on such matters, so I felt the need to ... Read More »

A Letter To Freshmen

Dear Freshmen, Learn the value of solitude. Have fun and participate if that’s your thing. But it’s also okay to be alone, and It’s okay to not want to be alone. There’s always people in the library. (Literally always. That place is lit.) It’s okay to be loud. Just learn the appropriate places to do so. Don’t make out in ... Read More »

SNU’s New Theology Department Hire

SNU has hired a new member of the Theology Department. Dr. Jim Fitzgerald will be the new Chair of the School of Theology and Ministry, as well as a professor in the department. Dr. Jim Fitzgerald graduated from one of our sister schools, Olivet Nazarene University, with a focus on Biblical Literature. Dr. Fitzgerald also attended Nazarene Theological Seminary and ... Read More »

Perspectives on Senioritis

Urban Dictionary, the great purveyor of common man’s language, defines Senioritis as, “noun. A crippling disease that strikes college students with a strong sense of being over school and is characterized by a fixation on graduation as well as a dismissive attitude.” As a second semester junior here at Southern Nazarene University, I have begun to worry how senioritis will ... Read More »

Local Gyms: Which One Is Right For You?

College is a time where many students fall into unhealthy habits. Whether it’s not getting enough sleep, drinking sugary energy drinks to stay awake or eating unhealthy because it is cheaper, these habits can cause the body to gain weight rapidly. This is the time where many students gain an extra 10 to 15 pounds without even realizing. High School ... Read More »