The reason for the season

By Garvis Long, Staff writer Easter is a holiday that has been around for a long time. It has always been a holiday that represents strength, love, and forgiveness. Since I was a child, Easter has always been a great holiday, not because of the endless amounts of candy you can eat, but because of how much you show your ... Read More »

Letters from Abroad: Natalia Oliveira

By Natalia Oliveira, Guest Writer As some might know, I am a Brazilian studying in the U.S. They were not kidding about the “best years of your life” being in college.  I have had so much fun, had so many different experiences, met unforgettable people and learned a lot inside and outside of the classroom. But sometimes a life time ... Read More »

Our interview with Susie Shellenberger

By Ronna Fisher Susie Shellenberger is a variety of things: editor, speaker, writer and more. She spoke in chapel on March 14. Learn more about her in our interview with her. What were you like in college? What was your major? My major was speech communications with a minors in education, English and creative writing. I enjoyed being involved in ... Read More »

Study abroad changes: Prioritizing

By Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Let me just preface this by saying that my intention is not to attack the school in any form or fashion, but simply to express my concerns about the system in general.   As you may have heard, there have been some rumors going around about the changes in financial aid for study abroad students.  ... Read More »

Prehistoric legends: “PLAY BALL”

By Prof. Jim Wilcox, Guest writer All work and no play makes for a dull life. I teach grammar. Before that I edited newspaper and magazine copy. Before that I played religious records at the Nazarene Seminary 10-watt radio station. Before that I cooked steak and lobster. Before that I took an oak tree stump out of the ground with ... Read More »

As I see it: Enemy assault

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist It has been quite the week. In addition to regular life, we were faced with an enemy assault on our house when we came home from church Sunday evening to find a squirrel in our bedroom. Don’t let their generally sunny dispositions fool you- squirrels have a dark side. Very, very dark… We understood that something ... Read More »

Letters from Abroad: Mtatus, Kiswahili and friends

By Raye Bontrager, Guest writer I’ve been studying abroad at Africa Nazarene University this trimester. I’ve only taken four classes because I wanted to have some free time to do other activities and to go exploring. I didn’t want to come all the way to Kenya, Africa and get stuck on campus and never see the culture. I was also ... Read More »

Letters from abroad: QERC and Matthew 6:31-34

By Heather Cox, Guest writer Hiking down from the top of a mountain after watching the sunrise break through the clouds, climbing waterfalls, walking through the jungle with spiders the size of my face, holding and kissing a caiman, traveling to the Caribbean for a weekend, walking on the pristine beaches and swimming in the Pacific ocean, traveling to Nicaragua, ... Read More »

As I see it: Strangers in passing

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? -Walt Whitman I like people. Not the same way I like French fries, you understand, but in that “brotherhood of man” kind of way. I have found that most ... Read More »

Campus Conversations Club: We need to talk

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief University policies can be controversial. From drinking to dancing to the end of semester move-out, there are plenty of topics for students to discuss. There are two main responses I have heard when students mention aspects of the lifestyle covenant or handbook that they disagree with. The first response is that perhaps there is something to ... Read More »

Dating, divorce and life outside “the bubble”

By Macy Sliman, Staff writer Ring by spring. Join us for so and so’s upcoming nuptials. Baby fever. If you are experiencing any of these phrases, then you are most definitely living life in the “bubble of SNU.” In our day and age, as college students in the Christian community, everything seems to be happening so much faster. We date ... Read More »

As I see it: Why I have a broom in my shower

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist I  have a small broom in my shower. It’s more of a scrubby-broom than a sweepy-broom, if you know what I mean. From what Ronna Fisher tells me, keeping a broom in the shower is not a normal thing… well, then. I started this habit when we lived in Japan. In that culture, the bathroom was ... Read More »

Letters from abroad: Costa Rica

By Laura Mino, Guest writer The tropical sun shines on my face. I can hear the rush of the river gliding over rocks in the distance. A brilliant green and red bird with a two-foot-long tail flies overhead. It’s just another beautiful day in paradise. It’s still hard to believe this is school. When your “classroom” is a moss-covered log ... Read More »

Kindles, chargers and other resources you may not know about

By Katie King, Library Director and Guest Writer The SNU Library is and continues to be the center for resourcing academic life and other activities on campus. Its mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community by providing the resources and support necessary for SNU faculty, staff, and students to wrestle with what it means to work ... Read More »

As I see it: Branding

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist I’m not much of a brand shopper. OK, I’ll admit I love me some Hello Kitty, but most of the time, a brand name is no big deal. My favorite clothing label is “CLEARANCE” and I drive a hail-beaten PT Cruiser. What does that tell you? Despite the swell of anti-consumerism in popular culture, we are ... Read More »