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New Music Venue Attracts Big Artists This Spring

The days of having to drive to Tulsa to see your favorite band may be over. Band after band I have wanted to see live skips Oklahoma City only to go up the turnpike to Tulsa to perform. Well, all of that is about to change. There’s a new venue here in Oklahoma City being built, and with that brings ... Read More »

The Best Places to Go for Valentine’s Day Dinner

Feb. 14 is only the most important date for any man in a relationship besides his girl’s birthday, “anniversary” and Christmas. Dinner is an essential part of it. Hopefully this article for most guys in relationships isn’t a “If you are reading this now, it is probably too late” kind of experience. If you aren’t in a relationship but are ... Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beats Out Avatar

James Cameron’s “Avatar” was the highest grossing film of all time, earning over 760 million dollars domestically and over 2.7 billion worldwide. That is, until Jan. 6, when J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” surpassed it domestically, with a current domestic box office of over 895 million dollars. This isn’t incredibly shocking. As a science fiction phenomenon, the “Star ... Read More »

So, You Want to Get Into Podcasts?

Believe it or not, we are living in a golden age. This golden age, however, can not be seen. Instead, it exists in our ears in the form of podcasts. What started out as a humble medium for digital radio shows has exploded across countless categories, from the arts to science and medicine. Unlike many other entertainment and information mediums, ... Read More »

“That Dragon, Cancer”- In Review

Let’s take video games seriously for a moment. Despite any other meanings our culture has placed on video games, they are a method of artistic expression. They have the power to emotionally move us and let us see the world through many different perspectives. It may be hard to see this on the surface–there isn’t much eloquent about the latest ... Read More »

Caffeinated Peanut Butter: The New Phenomenon

First, it was selfie sticks; then, it was hover boards. But the most recent phenomenon to sweep the nation is caffeinated peanut butter. A company by the name of STEEM has harnessed the power of caffeine and combined it with people’s love for peanut butter to create caffeinated peanut butter, a product that has been sweeping the health and wellness ... Read More »

Movie Talk: The Hype of Movies Before Release

With the release of the new “Star Wars” movie coming later this month, many movie fans are talking up a storm about conspiracy theories, attempting to reveal the movie’s plot. Marshall Jones interviews a couple of movie fans from around Southern Nazarene University to attempt to answer the question of whether or not pre-movie discussions ruin the overall movie experience. Read More »

Chicken Strip Restaurants In Review

They are everywhere now: chicken strip restaurants. No complaints though, this comfort food sensation has been long due for a network of restaurant chains dedicated to its goodness. Move over Kentucky Fried Chicken, there are new players in the chicken strip game. Chicken Express has been around a bit longer than most of the new places hitting the market. While ... Read More »

Winter Movie Preview 2015

It is the best time of year again. Turkey will soon be on the table, football rules our weekends and Christmas bells will soon be ringing far and wide. However, there is one other thing that has the holidays written all over them: winter movies. All types of movies are on their way. Comedies, holiday movies, Oscar bait films and ... Read More »

Star Wars: Battlefront, Beta Review

After ten years, game developer DICE is releasing the latest video game in the Star Wars series called “Star Wars: Battlefront”. The first game in the series, also named “Star Wars: Battlefront”, was released in 2004 by LucasArts Studios. The gameplay was a new revelation to a “Star Wars” game of any sort. For the first time anyone could play ... Read More »

So You Want to Buy a Camera

In today’s day and age the digital photography market is booming. With advances in technology and production, getting a camera is a very affordable decision. But with so many cameras out there, which one is best for you? You may be asking yourself what brand, series or model you should buy. Let’s take a look at some of the options ... Read More »

The Martian Review

Once again, the United States is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to bring Matt Damon home. Damon reprises his most well-known archetype as the lost hero from Saving Private Ryan and Interstellar in The Martian. Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian is a well-directed, beautifully shot and superbly acted piece of art. The premise of the movie is basically ... Read More »

Upcoming Concerts in OKC

Heads up SNU students: if you’re into alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop or pop rock music, you’ll want to hear about some upcoming concerts right here in Oklahoma City. Walk the Moon and Young the Giant are on separate tours right now, but both will be stopping through OKC this semester to play shows at the Diamond Ballroom. Several ... Read More »

Everest Review

Recently I had the pleasure of watching director Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest. This movie is both an incredibly visually stunning masterpiece and a heart-wrenching tale. Director Kormákur’s filmography contains several other major motion pictures including 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, and Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale. Compared with these movies, Everest is a bit of a ... Read More »