Opinion

Christmas Traditions (And Share yours here!)

  The Christmas season is coming fast, and while I was wrapping Christmas presents as I listened to Christmas music, I couldn’t help but feel so excited for the most wonderful time of the year. As we speak, families everywhere are putting out Christmas lights, decorating their Christmas trees, sending out Christmas cards to family members and friends and celebrating ... Read More »

Thank You? Unusual Christmas Presents

As children, I’m sure many of us woke up early on Christmas morning eagerly anticipating the unwrapping of gifts. Some of us probably waited for hours by the tree, and others probably rushed to our parents’ bedrooms and woke them up so the gift opening could commence. And let’s be honest, some of us still want to wake up our ... Read More »

In Review: Mocking Jay Part 1

To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of The Hunger Games. Like almost everyone else my age, I read the books back when hype was being built up for the movie in 2012. There was so much hype for the series back then that it almost seemed impossible a series this big could be anything less than perfect. ... Read More »

Baby it’s cold outside: 5 Ways to keep Yourself Warm this Winter

After Oklahoma’s first snowfall on November 16, I think it’s safe to say that winter is finally here! We know that along with Christmas music, magical snow and peppermint-scented candles, winter also brings freezing cold temperatures. If you are like me, you may not be fond of the ice-cold wind chill of 10 degrees. If you often find yourself shivering ... Read More »

Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is the story of a boy named Hiro trying to find healing after losing his closest family member. Along the way he teams up with friends who are set on helping him. But how far will he have to go to find healing? The Good: The animation: The movie’s animation is styled extremely similar to that of ... Read More »

Coffee Naps

About a month ago, I read an article about the concept of the “coffee nap” that a friend shared on Facebook. The general idea of this coffee nap was that by drinking a cup of coffee right before a twenty minute power nap, you could somehow reap the positive effects of both the caffeine from the coffee and the restfulness ... Read More »

Stress Management for College students

Stress is an all-too-familiar phenomenon to us as college students. We cram, we stay up too late (or don’t go to bed at all), and wonder how much longer we can keep juggling everything. Work, classes, homework, extracurriculars, double majors, general education classes… all these increase the amount of pressure put on us. When we feel like we can’t meet ... Read More »

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 »