Author Archives: Mike Vierow

Stories From Graduates Teaching Abroad

Several SNU graduates have taught abroad in countries such as Spain, Germany and various other countries in Latin America. Some of these are planned, but others took a chance to leave their comfort zones. These are great opportunities to not only explore the world, but grow as a person because of facing difficult situations. Stephanie Reyes, an SNU graduate, decided ... Read More »

The Consequences of Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is something every child and teenager eventually experiences in the American school system. These tests can have an interesting and powerful impact on students especially of minority races, lower incomes and different cultural backgrounds. There was a study done by Laura-Lee Kearns at St. Francis Xavier University that took an in-depth look at standardized testing. The study looked ... Read More »

How Are You Paying For College?

As high school students, all you can think about is going away to college, all the parties you are going to attend and getting away from your parents. But how to pay for college, which is the most important thing, has been put on the back burner. Paying for college is no easy task, unless you are the top 5 ... Read More »

Fetch? A Quick Glance At Fashion Trends Gone By

For some college students, fashion is the last thing they need to worry about. So I am here to clear the air on one of the more debatable topics of the style-savvy community. Vintage, antique, or retro? How are you to know? “Vintage” takes on a highly specific meaning though it can be applied in different fields. Anything 20 years ... Read More »

This Nazarene Life: Podcast Overview

Millennial Nazarene students are leading different lives from generations before them. Rev. Brit Bolerjack saw this gap and hoped to changed it. She wanted to “help them [millennials] communicate better. I heard things like ‘old people can’t change’ and ‘young people don’t care’ and we were talking past each other in ways that were not healthy or helpful.” As well ... Read More »

TWIRP 2016 Is Almost Here!

Got a Date to TWIRP? Southern Nazarene University’s ongoing tradition of TWIRP is just a week away. The acronym of TWIRP means, “The Women is Required to Pay.” On Friday, October 28, from 7:30p.m.-11p.m., students will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt for one hour. When the hunt is over, an epic costume party will begin. Thanks ... Read More »

Local Politics: District 100

The battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will not be the only important voting decision made on November 8th. Local politics are not seen as important to many voters. SNU is nestled in District 100, where a battle of it’s own has taken place between Elise Hall and Dr. Don Wentroth. Wentroth and Hall are both running to be ... Read More »

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Do you ever feel so connected with a song that it sends chills down your spine? Does singing as loud as you possibly can in the shower make you feel like the next Christina Aguilera? And no one should have to ask if you’ve ever looked out the window of the car and felt like you were in a music ... Read More »

Safety and Security at SNU

Recently on the SNU campus, there was an auto burglary in the Marchant parking lot. Every item was stolen including the belongings inside the locked glove box. When incidents like this happen it is important for students to be reminded of the campus safety guidelines. All students should understand that personal safety should never be taken for granted. This is ... Read More »

Tattoos Of SNU

Tattoos have been taboo in the Christian community but are progressively moving toward an accepting nature. As you walk through campus, it is hard not to notice that a multitude of students have adorned themselves with tattoos. While they can be a daily reminder of various moments, many students at SNU use them to model what their faith is or ... Read More »

SPEAK SOLIDARITY: A Spoken Word Event

On Thursday, October 13th from 8:30- 10:00p.m., the department of Cultural and Communication Studies will be hosting the first “Speak Solidarity” event in the SNU library coffee shop. Dr. Gina Weaver, a professor of English, says the inspiration for the event came after the death of Terence Crutcher, who was killed in Tulsa several weeks ago. After talking to other ... Read More »

MSO Hosts “Salsa Under The Stars”

This past Thursday, October 6th, SNU held the event “Salsa Under the Stars” to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It was held in the SNU library’s coffee shop. There was dancing, pan dulce and coffee. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. These dates are important as September 15 is the indepence day for several Latin American ... Read More »

When In Austria: Cold, Halloween, and Bedbugs

Guten Tag! A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. Bed bugs, mostly, but I’ll get to that later. We have officially entered the month of October, here in Vienna, and the weather has taken the hint with a vengeance. It’s gotten quite cold here, a nice change from sweltering heat, but the beginnings of frostbite are not ... Read More »

Feeling Stressed? Jot Down Your Thoughts!

A study done by Mark A. Lumley and Kimberly M. Provenzanoat at Wayne State University, has shown that journaling can help significantly reduce stress levels and boost one’s GPA. Contemplating past stressful events is challenging and painful, so most of us probably try to avoid it. But if a person is willing to analyze their past and work through their ... Read More »