A Talk with Water Assassins

It’s that time of year once again; school has begun, paranoia settles in and the water pistols fly! I am of course talking about nothing other than Wet Bandits, the classic assassin water game. Every year students draw names of other students and begin to hunt them down; the only problem is that you have no idea who has your ... Read More »

Learning How to “Adult”

Recently, I’ve encountered several of my friends dealing with some difficult situations in their lives. It made me think about the lessons I’ve been slowly learning over my short life of 20 years on how to deal with pain, especially in one of the biggest transitional periods in our lives: college. Not only is college preparing you for the future ... Read More »

Door of Opportunity: Leaving Your Dorm Room Door Open

As a new school year begins and you start to settle into your cozy room on campus, you might have mixed feelings. Maybe you know who your roommates are, or maybe you are new to the SNU scene. Whatever your story, you are more than likely going to spend large amounts of time in your room throughout the year. So, ... Read More »

In Review: SIMS Brazil 2015

This summer, SIMS sent a team of 7 students to Atibaia, Brazil. Those students were Bobby Cranston, Skylar Blackburn, Katie Trivillino, Hazel Brooks, Jana Seymour, Megan Howell and Claire Kroeger, who were led by Mike Redwine, Vice President of Student Development. There are several reasons why this trip was different from the many other SIMS trips that went out this ... Read More »

A Voice for the Pygmy Tribe: Justin Wren

When Justin Wren stepped in the ring August 28th, it was his first time back in five years. For Wren, it was different this time; he wasn’t fighting against people–he was fighting for people. Standing at 6 foot 4 with a long blonde beard, mixed-martial artist Justin “The Viking” Wren found himself stepping away from what he loved to make ... Read More »

You Can Dance If You Want To: Changes in the Lifestyle Covenant

Most students believe that SNU prohibits social dancing, and only truly allows line dances. The other day I asked my friend Kenneth Lauver, a sophomore here at Southern Nazarene University, what the Lifestyle Covenant and student handbook said about social dancing. He was rather fuzzy as to what the exact phrasing of the rules are. I believe his answer holds ... Read More »

College Rules: Why College Football is Better than Pro

It’s fall again, which means changing leaves, pumpkin everything and our lives are being surrounded by a single sport: football. I love everything about this sport: the players, the locations, the traditions and the unexpected things that happens every year. During autumn weekends, football owns each of the three days, high school on Fridays, college on Saturdays and professional on ... Read More »

Ben Rector-Brand New Album Review

It has been two long years since Ben Rector has released an album, but the wait has been worth it. Ben dropped his latest album, titled Brand New, just two weeks ago. Within the first week of its release, Brand New climbed to number two on iTunes’ top albums list. Ben has successfully done what many thought was impossible; he ... Read More »

Cheap Events to Relax At This Labor Day Weekend

Whether you live in Bethany, or home is just too far away to travel for a visit over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, here are a few suggestions of cheap events to keep you entertained around the Oklahoma City area. · SGA will be sponsoring two free events for students. For the guys, NO GIRLS ALLOWED starts Saturday, September 5th, ... Read More »

Student Discounts Available With Your College ID

Being a college student and balancing finances can be a struggle. Lucky for us, many businesses out there offer special discounts and deals for hard working college kids. Here is a list of those awesome steals, made from actual experience as well as some research. For all you shopaholics out there, there are many stores and popular clothing websites that ... Read More »

SGA Wants to Hear Your 2 Cents

Tuesday, September 8th, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the SNU Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting an event in Broadhurst Gymnasium where you can give them your 2 cents. The annual event is your chance to be heard by having a say in what activities SGA will be hosting throughout the year and helping mold those activities they ... Read More »

The Art of Intelligent Debate

Over the course of the past year, the American media has showcased topics such as the offensive history behind the Confederate Flag and the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage; these topics have gotten many friends and foes alike into heated arguments. As the drama of these debates have played out through social media and other forms of public communication, ... Read More »

What Ever Happened to the SNU App?

The official Southern Nazarene University smartphone app is as dead as a doornail. While the exact date of death is unknown, it is no longer available in smartphone app stores. Along with that, information within in the app will no longer be updated in any way. According to Marian Redwine, SNU’s Associate Dean for Student Life, the app was put ... Read More »

Cochran Transitions to Business Role

For the first time in 23 years, former Southern Nazarene University football head coach Mike Cochran has not and will not spend his late summer and fall on a turf field with college students. Instead, he is now part of the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, owning a store in Oklahoma City. “I first heard about Christian Brothers Automotive back in ... Read More »