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 »

Real talk with Ronna: Too much ice cream?

By Ronna Fisher, Assistant editor Maybe I am just being nostalgic, but sometimes I wish my life were more like Adventures in Odyssey. Every problem would be wrapped up in a little under thirty minutes, and every day would end at Whit’s End with ice cream or a Wod Fam Choc Sod (Whit’s World Famous Chocolate Soda) and laughing over ... Read More »

SNU Expressions magazine: an outlet for creativity

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist I was planning to explain why I have a broom in my shower, ‘cause I know you and Ronna Fisher are curious, but I was thinking about something else today. I like creative people. Now that doesn’t mean I don’t like anyone else, it’s just that I’m fascinated with the way creative people think. There seems ... Read More »

The do’s and don’ts of dating

By Macy Sliman First off, women and men have overly high and equally low expectations of each other. So, don’t have expectations. Go into any dating situation with the aim for simply getting to know one another. There’s a lot less stress and pressure this way. Being a lady: Above all, don’t stress. It’s just a date. It has the ... Read More »

Prehistoric Legends: I <3 Valentines Day but I don't <3 ...

By Prof. Jim Wilcox, Guest Writer I remember (and if you’re lucky, you remember too) making a mailbox out of road-kill pelts in third grade the week before Valentine’s Day, all a-twitter, knowing that within a few days Cindy was going to tell me she loved me. And there I sat at home for hours, trying to scribe the perfect ... Read More »

Live in your mom’s basement or actually succeed

Beth Gray, Guest Writer A trash can isn’t where you want to be. And if your résumé isn’t padded to the hilt, that will most likely be your fate—another name chucked into a bin by a curmudgeonly Human Resources manager. Trust me, I know from experience. At the end of my sophomore year at SNU, I realized I wasn’t involved ... Read More »

Obama should do more by attempting less in second term

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief This past Monday marked President Barack Obama’s inauguration for his second term as president of the United States. As I sat and watched the event on my computer, I was surprised by Obama’s inaugural address. After all the drama surrounding the fiscal cliff and the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, I expected to hear an appeal ... Read More »