Life Decisions: Switching Majors at SNU

According to recent studies by Liz Freedman from Butler University, 75 percent of students will change their major during their college career, and anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of students are undeclared in their first year of college.  While these numbers may seem shocking, one only has to take a look around at Southern Nazarene University to realize that ... Read More »

What if SNU was Hogwarts?

(Disclaimer: I do not own any rights of the Harry Potter world. All credit goes to the amazing J.K Rowling. Please do not sue me) Forget football games, Heartpal and midterms. How about Quidditch, the Yule Ball and OWLs? Have you ever wondered what Southern Nazarene University would be like if it magically turned into Hogwarts? Is it just me? ... Read More »

Reasons Why You Should Consider NTS!

You don’t have to want a master’s degree just to join Nazarene Theological Seminary I understand that not everyone wants to go on to higher education to get a master’s degree. Honestly, after paying off your college debt, thinking about having to pay another $20,000-$40,000 might make you shudder. Why would you want to risk getting into debt again? And ... Read More »

8 Things Perfectionists Do

     That’s not good enough. If you’re a perfectionist, this is probably a thought which has crossed your mind so many times that it no longer occurs to you to think it. While we might be a little crazy, we are extremely hard-working individuals who are slightly misunderstood. So, for every student at SNU who isn’t a perfectionist, here is ... Read More »

Food Challenge: Meatless Meals

During the spring semester of last year, I watched a movie that influenced me to change my dietary habits. The movie I watched was Earthlings, a documentary in which the cruelty of humans toward animals was exposed, from the food market to the streets. After this viewing, I decided I needed to do something to impact the demand for meat, ... Read More »

‘Twas the Night Before Midterms: A Horror Story

Few things will strike more fear into the hearts of college students than hearing the word “midterms.” (Okay, finals, too.) I’ll give you all a second to shudder. These “mini-finals” range from routine quizzes to comprehensive exams. A lucky few have none at all. These tests can drain us dry and make the subsequent fall break that much closer yet ... Read More »

Modesty and the People Who Police It

Monday, October 6, several notes were found around campus. These notes were delivered anonymously and were calling for women to dress more modestly around campus. The note is featured above. Naturally, there was a bit of a backlash on these notes from people on campus who found fault with these notes, both for their content and the method of delivery. ... Read More »

Not Your Grandma’s Opinion On Tattoos

A cross. A loved one’s initials. Maybe even a favorite bible verse. It’s no secret that tattoos have taken root in our college culture. In order to understand why young people are getting inked at such a rapid pace, let us look at some SNU students who wear their tats proudly. Jessica Bowie, Senior Jessica has one of the more ... Read More »

Roommates from Outer Space

Do you like your roommate? Isn’t that a great question? It is hard to answer the question, and there are a lot of different issues. It is hard to find that perfect roommate, but if you did found him or her just hang on her or him the whole 4 years of college. From my personal experience, I can say ... Read More »

Emma Watson: Inequality is not just about Women

“I am reaching out to you because I need your help. We want to end gender inequality—and to do that we need everyone to be involved.” –Emma Watson Feminism has become such a hot topic in today’s times. We hear it during lunch hour discussions, in the media, in our classes, in politics. Some men and women strongly identify as ... Read More »

Wet Bandits: A Game of Life and Death

I played wet bandits last year and only survived for three days before I was mercilessly gunned down in front of the Commons building. So, I knew that competition this year would be as tough, if not tougher than last year. After all, more people knew me now than at the beginning of the game last year. But, I was ... Read More »

What’s in a Name?: Names versus Nicknames

Our names and nicknames are in many ways the source of our identity. Whether you hate or love your names and/or nicknames, the power to choose what you will be called is a privilege that many people get to experience at some point in their lifetime. For SNU students, the legacy behind names/nicknames is no different. “My parents always wanted ... Read More »

All the Single Ladies: How to Rock the Single Life at SNU

Being single in college is never easy—particularly when you go to a private Christian university like SNU. But never fear, ladies! I’m here to give you some rules (or guidelines) to follow in order to enjoy being single until you find your knight-in-shining armor. Rule #1: Don’t try to look nice. Forget about makeup or doing your hair. Wear sweats ... Read More »

Confessions of a Hypochondriac

What do you call someone who has a headache, googles all her symptoms on Web MD and convinces herself that she has a brain tumor? A hypochondriac. I have a confession to make. I, Celeste Forrest, am a hypochondriac. A hypochondriac is someone who is abnormally anxious about their health. This health anxiety is medically referred to as “hypochondria.” If ... Read More »