Opinion

A Letter To Freshmen

Dear Freshmen, Learn the value of solitude. Have fun and participate if that’s your thing. But it’s also okay to be alone, and It’s okay to not want to be alone. There’s always people in the library. (Literally always. That place is lit.) It’s okay to be loud. Just learn the appropriate places to do so. Don’t make out in ... Read More »

Perspectives on Senioritis

Urban Dictionary, the great purveyor of common man’s language, defines Senioritis as, “noun. A crippling disease that strikes college students with a strong sense of being over school and is characterized by a fixation on graduation as well as a dismissive attitude.” As a second semester junior here at Southern Nazarene University, I have begun to worry how senioritis will ... Read More »

Local Gyms: Which One Is Right For You?

College is a time where many students fall into unhealthy habits. Whether it’s not getting enough sleep, drinking sugary energy drinks to stay awake or eating unhealthy because it is cheaper, these habits can cause the body to gain weight rapidly. This is the time where many students gain an extra 10 to 15 pounds without even realizing. High School ... Read More »

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of The Day

Everyone has heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but no one tells us why. There actually is a science behind the phrase that people should know about. Even if you’re in a hurry or you aren’t hungry, eating breakfast is a better alternative than waiting. The word “breakfast” literally means “to break” a “fast.” ... Read More »

A European Appreciation for Education

As some of you may know, but probably don’t, I am one of the seven SNU students who studied abroad in Vienna this past semester. I could go on and on about how incredible it was, but nobody wants to hear about that and, honestly, I don’t want to type it all out. Plus, I’m here to share the educational ... Read More »

Passion 2017 Overview

One name, one voice, one moment. This was the slogan for Passion 2017. The Passion Conference is a gathering of 18 to 25-year-olds and their leaders to join together in the worship of God. This year was a big milestone for the conference as it celebrated the 20th anniversary of the very first Passion Conference in 1997. It was held ... Read More »

In Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Harry Potter is the boy who lived, but what about the franchise that was thought to be dead after Harry grew up? The stories many of us grew up with live again with the new movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” David Yates, the director of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” through “Harry Potter and ... Read More »

What Can You Learn From A Millennial?

An infinite number of lessons are brought to mind when thinking about what can be learned from a millennial, but listening is key. First and foremost, every single human being on this earth is unique and do not function in one specific way. Thank you, society, for lumping all of the millennials into one category so generations before this era ... Read More »

October in Europe: Colds, Halloween, PARIS

It’s been more than a month since my last article and a LOT has gone down in that short amount of time. It has become almost second nature to look at a menu in German and simply accept the fact that I have no clue what it says and reach for my phone in hopes that Google translate will help ... Read More »

Introverted Students at SNU

During my time at SNU I have made numerous friends, but I’ve never felt comfortable being around a crowd of people compared to my friends. Because of this, I normally don’t attend events on campus like TWIRP or the football games. However, people often ask me why I prefer being alone. How do I explain to them that I’m an ... Read More »

Fetch? A Quick Glance At Fashion Trends Gone By

For some college students, fashion is the last thing they need to worry about. So I am here to clear the air on one of the more debatable topics of the style-savvy community. Vintage, antique, or retro? How are you to know? “Vintage” takes on a highly specific meaning though it can be applied in different fields. Anything 20 years ... Read More »

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Do you ever feel so connected with a song that it sends chills down your spine? Does singing as loud as you possibly can in the shower make you feel like the next Christina Aguilera? And no one should have to ask if you’ve ever looked out the window of the car and felt like you were in a music ... Read More »

When In Austria: Cold, Halloween, and Bedbugs

Guten Tag! A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. Bed bugs, mostly, but I’ll get to that later. We have officially entered the month of October, here in Vienna, and the weather has taken the hint with a vengeance. It’s gotten quite cold here, a nice change from sweltering heat, but the beginnings of frostbite are not ... Read More »

Bethany Is The Place For Asian Fusion

Sushi rolls

Don’t be fooled by its off the beaten path location. Ding Asian Fusion, located at 39th Expressway and Donald in Bethany is now my favorite spot for a higher scale Japanese inspired dining experience. With its elegant decor, extensive menu and moderate pricing, Ding offers a first-rate atmosphere that is matched by the superior quality of the food. I’ve now eaten ... Read More »

Flex is Best: Advice For The Food and Coffee Connoisseurs

First tip: Always be nice to the people who serve you. My Dad always taught my sister and I to be extra polite to those working in food service, because they are, literally, feeding you. He worked at a Hardee’s (fast food) and has many “horror” stories of the customers he had to deal with. I experienced some stories of ... Read More »