Opinion

On Finding Legitimate News

The Oklahoman Head Quarters

In today’s political and social climate, finding a good news source is of incredible importance. News is everywhere, but how do we know what sources are legitimate? What sources can we trust? As college students, it is of utmost importance that we stay active and involved in news culture, as we must stay informed to vote intelligently and understand the ... Read More »

“Breaking” the Stereotype (A Fall Break Guide)

Raise your hand if you're ready for fall break, students all raising hands

Ah, fall break. The time in the semester where we feel done with classes and people. A time to breathe, a time to leave, a time to break free. But….What if you’re not from here and you’re stuck on campus?  There are many aspects that could hinder outings. For instance, if you don’t have a car and if most of your ... Read More »

Tips to Save Money While in College

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The majority of us can probably relate to the memes we see on social media about being a broke college student. Wouldn’t it be a relief to not stress about not having enough money for gas or food? It is hard work to get to that point, but it is possible.   This past week I interviewed four SNU students ... Read More »

Love and SNU

Among the most pressing questions and societal pressure comes the thought of, “Why am I still single?” Have you attended far too many weddings and thought to yourself, “Where is my true love?” Does it feel as though a lot of your friends are coupling up, while you’re still a single pringle? Being a communal creature, it is not uncommon ... Read More »

Here’s to the Dreamers

“We all come from somewhere. We all have a story. We all have dreams. We all have uncertainty of the future. But what if one day, those dreams that you clung to so tightly were literally taken right out of your hands? “ As Selene Gonzales mentioned in her article: A Dreamer at SNU on September 5, 2017, the DACA ... Read More »

A Dreamer at SNU

(For the protection of the person discussed within this article, the name has been changed.) About nineteen years ago, Diego Flores did not make the decision to move to the United States, because he was only an infant. Instead, his parents made the decision for him.   Diego’s family is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, a place he does not remember ... Read More »

Finding the Perfect Cup of Joe at SNU

Whether you’re a big fan of coffee or can’t stand the taste, finding a coffee shop that you enjoy visiting can be helpful if you’re trying to find a chill hangout or a study area. There are three coffee shops that are 20 minutes or less away from SNU that I think are worth trying out. The first shop is ... Read More »

Attractions in New Mexico

Fall break is approaching and will be here before you know it. Still looking for places you and your friends to visit? New Mexico is the place to go; it is beautiful, has fresh dry weather and has many affordable places to visit. If you are looking for more of the mountainous environment, then northern New Mexico is the place ... Read More »

The Magic of the Movies

Victorious applause, silent sobs, uproarious laughter– all of these emotions are experienced inside a movie theater. It is no secret that the movie industry is a dying art, as box offices are now having to compete with streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go. This is why, now more than ever, it is important to support movies and go ... Read More »

NSI Freshman vs. Transfer

The intention behind New Student Institute is to integrate students in the campus community, hopefully giving them a more comfortable transition into SNU. During NSI, students are getting out of their comfort zones and doing new things. There have been numerous opinions about NSI, mostly positive but some negatives. I spoke with two students who attended NSI: Freshman Hillary Cantwell ... Read More »

We All Start from Somewhere

Do you remember your first day here on campus? How about your move-in day? Maybe you just moved in a week ago, or maybe you’re here an extra year than you initially planned due to switching your major five times. We may have pleasant memories of these events. Are yours cringe-worthy due to your awkwardness? Perhaps you still feel the sting of ... Read More »

Carpe Diem, Freshmen

Everyone has moved in, New Student Institute has come to a close, and school for the fall semester has officially begun. Freshman year for many students is both exciting and scary, and while the days leading up to the beginning of one’s collegiate career are overloaded with information and tips, it seems that sometimes the best lessons learned come from ... Read More »

Why I Read theSkimm

A single constant in my college career has been getting an email every morning telling me news about the world. Ugh. Boring, right? WRONG. theSkimm is a news source for people, like me, who get bored reading everyday news. Every weekday morning, I am greeted by theSkimm in my email inbox. So typically when I wake up in the morning, ... Read More »

Commuter Life

How much is your freshman experience worth? If you spent the last semester on campus, you may be taking your experience for granted. Many commuters have expressed remorse over the lack of social activity, events missed, and a general disconnectedness from campus. When I questioned two commuting sophomore students, one who spent their first year on campus and one who ... Read More »

Local Sushi

The Oklahoma city metropolitan area has so many restaurants to choose from. Whether we want food in Bethany, Downtown, Midtown or Edmond, it is often hard to choose. Sushi is something that many people are picky about, and it can also be difficult on the pocketbook. After comparing location, price and flavor, I have found several restaurants that could your ... Read More »