Opinion

The Pros and Cons of Working While in College

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Many students at Southern Nazarene University currently have or have had at least one job while they have been in school. Other students may have more than one job. Trying to handle a work and school schedule is something that not everyone can master. It takes time management, determination and motivation. Since college can seem like a full-time job depending ... Read More »

No Shave November or No Women November?

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(Satire) The gender wage gap is alive and raging here at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). A friendly No Shave November competition has turned into the full oppression of women– men can enter the contest to win up to $50 for “Burliest Beard,” yet women can only enter into the “Hairiest Legs” category and win a maximum amount of $25. The ... Read More »

The World is Bigger Than You

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“I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what it would be like to experience a different culture, but it is wildly different and so much better than I ever could have imagined. Please don’t back out because it seems scary or impossible. Push through all the annoying little details. You’ll create memories to cherish the rest of ... Read More »

A Christian’s Response to Halloween

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For some of us, the first image that comes to mind when we hear the word “Halloween” is of candy. For others the image of demons, Satan, witches and all things scary come to mind. For those who hold the view of Halloween being almost satanic, the question becomes “What is a Christian’s role during Halloween?” If Halloween is a ... Read More »

The Most Important Meal of The Day

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For most of us, nutrition is probably the last thing on our mind. We are too busy, wake up too late, are trying to cram for a test, or whatever else to even think about getting breakfast. There are numerous studies that prove how breakfast can improve school performance and weight control. It also helps us improve on strength and ... Read More »

On Finding Legitimate News

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In today’s political and social climate, finding a good news source is of incredible importance. News is everywhere, but how do we know what sources are legitimate? What sources can we trust? As college students, it is of utmost importance that we stay active and involved in news culture, as we must stay informed to vote intelligently and understand the ... Read More »

“Breaking” the Stereotype (A Fall Break Guide)

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Ah, fall break. The time in the semester where we feel done with classes and people. A time to breathe, a time to leave, a time to break free. But….What if you’re not from here and you’re stuck on campus?  There are many aspects that could hinder outings. For instance, if you don’t have a car and if most of your ... Read More »

Tips to Save Money While in College

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The majority of us can probably relate to the memes we see on social media about being a broke college student. Wouldn’t it be a relief to not stress about not having enough money for gas or food? It is hard work to get to that point, but it is possible.   This past week I interviewed four SNU students ... Read More »

Love and SNU

Among the most pressing questions and societal pressure comes the thought of, “Why am I still single?” Have you attended far too many weddings and thought to yourself, “Where is my true love?” Does it feel as though a lot of your friends are coupling up, while you’re still a single pringle? Being a communal creature, it is not uncommon ... Read More »

Here’s to the Dreamers

“We all come from somewhere. We all have a story. We all have dreams. We all have uncertainty of the future. But what if one day, those dreams that you clung to so tightly were literally taken right out of your hands? “ As Selene Gonzales mentioned in her article: A Dreamer at SNU on September 5, 2017, the DACA ... Read More »

A Dreamer at SNU

(For the protection of the person discussed within this article, the name has been changed.) About nineteen years ago, Diego Flores did not make the decision to move to the United States, because he was only an infant. Instead, his parents made the decision for him.   Diego’s family is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, a place he does not remember ... Read More »

Finding the Perfect Cup of Joe at SNU

Whether you’re a big fan of coffee or can’t stand the taste, finding a coffee shop that you enjoy visiting can be helpful if you’re trying to find a chill hangout or a study area. There are three coffee shops that are 20 minutes or less away from SNU that I think are worth trying out. The first shop is ... Read More »

Attractions in New Mexico

Fall break is approaching and will be here before you know it. Still looking for places you and your friends to visit? New Mexico is the place to go; it is beautiful, has fresh dry weather and has many affordable places to visit. If you are looking for more of the mountainous environment, then northern New Mexico is the place ... Read More »

The Magic of the Movies

Victorious applause, silent sobs, uproarious laughter– all of these emotions are experienced inside a movie theater. It is no secret that the movie industry is a dying art, as box offices are now having to compete with streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go. This is why, now more than ever, it is important to support movies and go ... Read More »

NSI Freshman vs. Transfer

The intention behind New Student Institute is to integrate students in the campus community, hopefully giving them a more comfortable transition into SNU. During NSI, students are getting out of their comfort zones and doing new things. There have been numerous opinions about NSI, mostly positive but some negatives. I spoke with two students who attended NSI: Freshman Hillary Cantwell ... Read More »