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 »

Textbook Overpricing: What Professors Can Do

Every college student groans when they look at their booklist for the upcoming semester. Some of us are lucky enough at SNU to be able to get our textbooks and materials (i.e. lab fees, etc.) for less than $100 online, but most of us have to hand over $200 or more to pay for books every semester. Many of these ... Read More »

Parking Issues: What’s the Deal?

You’ve probably heard the complaints at some point. There seems to be a lack of parking spaces around campus. What’s the deal? The rising number of student enrollment mixed with the adult studies night classes and the numerous athletic events are all causing frustration among students. In some instances, people are forced to walk clear across campus depending on the ... Read More »

The Longboard Culture

There are many different trends at SNU. Whether it is gathering a bunch of friends to see the midnight premiere of a movie, dressing up for different sporting events or laying in a hammock somewhere on campus, there is not a more popular trend than longboarding. If you’re on the way to class or walking toward chapel, there’s a good ... Read More »

Best Christmas Songs

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am a Christmas junkie. I literally inhale the season. My roommate and I strung up lights in our dorm, and we are definitely much more jolly and vibrant around anything red and green. Of course, we have our own holiday traditions. Luis Guerra, my roommate, watches Christmas movies ... Read More »

Benefits of Being Single for the Holidays

Maybe it’s just me, but this time of year seems to have most people in a romantic mood. That’s fine because the holiday season brings tons of cute things for couples to do like cozy up together with warm cups of tea, go ice skating or pretend to be dragons when you see your breath outside. I’m only guessing. My ... Read More »

The Last Semester

As the semester comes to a close and students’ minds turn to thoughts of Christmas and break, several students have come to the realization of how close they are to the very end of their time in college all together. Knowing several people who are leaving Southern Nazarene University after next semester, I decided that it would be interesting to ... Read More »

Much Ado About Cell Phones

We all do it. We reply to texts, check emails, watch vines, reblog photos and even shop from our phones while we’re in class. If we’re not on our phone, we’re using our laptop. If we’re not using our laptop, we’re checking our watch. Is it wrong to do this? Is it right? Is it inevitable? Is it a sickness ... Read More »

The History of the Gatorade Shower

In 2015, Disney and Pixar released a wonderful film simply known as “Inside Out.” This charming movie went inside a human mind to see the five main emotions. If someone has ever played any organized sport, they know very well that those emotions run rampant through any sport. Anger appears when something does not go the way you want it ... Read More »