Opinion

Old Movies That Are Great for Relaxing

We all know the feeling: you finally get a few hours to yourself, but you can’t catch up on sleep or go anywhere. Or, if homework is in the way, you want something you don’t necessarily have to pay attention to in order to fully understand. So, you decide to find a movie that will make you laugh or relax. ... Read More »

So You Want to Play the Ukelele

If you have tried with little success to learn to play the guitar or another stringed instrument, the ukulele may be for you. This four-stringed fun factory is quick and easy to learn, but before you rush out to buy your first ukulele there are few things that you should know. The most important thing is that they come in ... Read More »

SNU Severe Weather Guidelines and Helpful Tips

Severe weather season is coming upon us, and with that comes much needed preparation. Whether you have lived in tornado alley your whole life, or you have grown up out of the country, it’s a necessity to have a plan for when bad weather hits. Here are some guidelines Southern Nazarene University has provided for the students and faculty. Important ... Read More »

How Not to Heartpal

Some of you might have mild social anxiety. I envy you. Walking into a crowded room with where everyone has their outfit on “fleek” makes me feel like I’m covered in bubble wrap. One wrong move and the whole room will be saying “What was that?” just like Regina George (shoutout to “Mean Girls”). So, in light of that, I ... Read More »

Why We Should Strive to End Black History Month

There are many reasons why we should strive to end Black History Month. Why? Because only then will there finally be equality in our society. Until equal representation and integration of Black history is part of America’s history, the end goal of this movement will not be achieved. Black History Month first came about in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. ... Read More »

What Happens When You Are “Too Nice”

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by all the favors you promised? Or by the favors you were forced into? Well fear not, I have as well! I often find myself doing too many favors for others or not being assertive enough in my decisions. This can be extremely problematic when you are entering into adulthood. You have to be ... Read More »

Braving the World Outside Your Comfort Zone

How much do you love your comfort zone? My comfort zone is my favorite place in the world. It’s where I feel safe, where I know everything that could possibly happen. There’s nothing wrong with having a comfort zone; there’s not even anything wrong with wanting to be in it. However, there are times when a comfort zone becomes a ... Read More »

How to Develop and Maintain an Interest in Politics

With the Iowa caucuses today and the national elections quickly approaching, it is important to get to know just who might be running the country. As college students, additional reading doesn’t ever sound appealing, but being politically informed is still important. Here are some tips on how to stay informed and engaged with the political happenings around you: 1. Find ... Read More »

Too Politically Correct?

Imagine for a moment that you are a kid again. Your parents give you the coolest new toy. It has it all! You love it with all of your being and are excited to show it to your friends, but when you do they say it is stupid and ugly. You are mocked for loving the toy, and now the ... Read More »

Three Must Watch Shane Meadows’ Films

When talking about modern British film and television, few names are mentioned by those in Britain more than that of Shane Meadows. While many Americans are only familiar with British directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ridley Scott, Shane Meadows has become one of the greatest influences in modern British Cinema. Meadows is known for using his own experiences of ... Read More »

When Sprinklers Attack

There’s an epidemic that is sweeping the campus of SNU: sprinkler attacks. No one is safe. No place is safe. You can’t outrun the sprinklers because they have an enormous range of destruction. Only the strong (and lucky) survive. So, what makes students vulnerable? Simply put, it is the element of surprise. Nobody knows where or when the sprinkler system ... Read More »

What is Winter, Anyway?

Prior to moving to the Midwest, I did not understand the difference between winter and the five degree temperature drop I experienced in California during the Christmas season. Because of my misunderstanding of what people meant by winter, I have been beaten down for three straight years. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Hearing from my mechanic that I ... Read More »

Suicide: Always an Answer, Never the Solution

The names in the following story have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved. It was four days before Christmas, and winter break 2015 was shaping up to be a time of rest and relaxation. In five days my wife and I would leave on a much needed vacation. Then the phone rang. What I thought would be ... Read More »

Poverty in Oklahoma

Poverty in Oklahoma is at a ten-year high according to the U.S. Census Bureau. An alarming 637,429 Oklahomans fell below the poverty line in 2012. Poverty in Oklahoma had reached an all-time high in 2006, began to dip in 2007 and 2008, then started climbing again in 2009. We’ve seen a slow decline starting in 2014 but not much progress ... Read More »

Best Ways to Discover Music

It’s a fact: everyone likes music. Some enjoy different genres than others and some love every kind that’s out there. There comes a point in time where your favorite music starts to get old and repetitive, leaving you on a search for new music. Fear not my friends–I have a few suggestions to help you with your quest. I’m a ... Read More »