In review: Tiger Lily – Won’t Let This Kill Me

James Tunnell, Staff Writer    When a person hears the term “pop-punk,” their mind will either instantly be flooded with fond memories of songs like “My Friends Over You” and “First Date,” or they are going to think to themselves “Ugh, I HATED Bowling for Soup in high school.” Ten years ago, pop-punk was the en vogue genre for angsty teens ... Read More »

A book revolution

Summer Howard, Staff Writer    In the course of the past six years, a trend has been set in young adult literature with trilogies such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner and Matched. What do all of these books have in common? They are all dystopian novels, or novels in which a futuristic society is controlled by a government ... Read More »

Letters to my future husband

Celeste Forrest, Staff Writer    “Dear Future husband…”    I was probably only thirteen years old when I first wrote those words down on paper. I didn’t know how to feel about those words…every syllable was filled with uncertainty and inked with a bit of doubt, but the hopeless romantic inside me did not stop myself from writing letters throughout middle school ... Read More »

OKC Hen Law struck down

James Tunnell, Staff Writer    While it might not seem like the most pressing issue to most people, up until December 31st, citizens of Oklahoma City were involved in a heated discussion about whether or not people would be allowed to own and raise chickens on their property. Though the bill was struck down, it had garnered quite a bit of ... Read More »

Violence against women in India persists

Katelyn Lamb, Content & Assistant Editor    It all started with a bus. The infamous December 2013 rape case in New Delhi, India sparked controversy and adamant protest across the nation and international community, bringing to light the problem of rape and sexual violence in the country. The woman in the New Delhi incident was a 23-year-old student who was fatally ... Read More »

Brett eats out: Backyard BBQ

Brett Smith, Staff Writer    Being from the south, I have had my fair share of barbecue over the years. So when Backdoor BBQ was brought to my attention, I made sure to put it on the top of my list of restaurants to try. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to get there, so if you make the trek, ... Read More »

Bill introduced to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    Colorado’s status as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales has taken its desirability to a new “high.” They are now opening up shops that sell marijuana, making it available for public consumption. You can now purchase weed just like you would walk in and buy a bottle of Coke or a package of gum. ... Read More »

SNU student joins team to aid typhoon ravaged Philippines over Christmas break

Todd Aebischer, Guest Writer   A great Christmas break in Singapore turned into a tremendous ministry opportunity for SNU freshman Jonathan Hane.  The son of missionary parents, Dave (SNU class of ’81) and Kim Hane, Jonathan grew up in the Philippines and Singapore with a love for the people of Asia and the Pacific.   When he learned his parents were organizing ... Read More »

Reader Alert

Trenten Wilkinson, Staff Writer    Who is a reader at SNU? When you find time to read do you read intensely plotted thrillers like the works of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Lisa Jackson, Iris Johansen or even James Patterson? All of these writers are known for twisted plots and thrilling trails of events. Sadly, they are also antagonizing to your mind ... Read More »

The dark side of the Olympic Games

Carlos Font, Staff Writer    The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia are set to begin on February 7, 2014. The Olympic games are one of the biggest sporting events in the world, where thousands get together and watch phenomenal athletes compete for their countries and give all they have for a gold medal. During the games, we see athletes ... Read More »

Introducing the Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library: A short story

Katie King, SNU Library Director    Almost two years ago, I received an invitation from Nazarene headquarters to come and chat with other Library Directors about the feasibility of creating a digital library for the denomination. I wish I could tell you that I foresaw what was going to come out of that meeting, but I honestly thought, “Oh dear. This ... Read More »

Spring break on a budget

Stephany Reyes, Staff Writer    Spring break is probably one of the most exciting events to look forward to when you’re feeling overwhelmed with school. You can go somewhere warm, enjoy it for a week and take a little break from school. I asked a few students around campus where they would like to go for spring break and some said ... Read More »