Busy campus welcomes spring to Rose State

Chelsea Ratterman

Editor in Chief 


Student Activities is hosting its Spring Fest event April 9 to 11.

The event will kick off with speaker Stan Pearson at 2 p.m. April 9 in the H.B. Atkinson Theatre. Pearson is a di-versity and motivational speaker whose method S.A.L.S.A., or support, act, learn, strive and accept, engages audiences in interactive activities on topics such as stereotypes, self-esteem and leadership. The event will have free pizza.

 Last year’s Spring Fest ended up indoors due to rain. Event planners hope to see outdoor activities this year.

Last year’s Spring Fest ended up indoors due to rain. Event planners hope to see outdoor activities this year.


On April 10, the Community Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center and Wellness Center, in conjunction with Spring Fest. Free screenings for blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes and a posture analysis will be offered, as well as cholesterol testing from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The cholesterol screening requires participants to fast after midnight. Free Jersey Mike’s will be available, as well as music from Nicnos, a Moore based band.

April 11 will feature the band North Meets South, another Oklahoma based band, and free pizza in the campus mall. A self-defense class is also being held in the Wellness Center at 2 p.m. free of charge.

Clubs who would like to set up a table during Spring Fest need to contact Student Activities at 733-7376.

On April 10 and 11, Senate Executive officer elections will be held online on D2L.

Enrollment begins

Student Success and the Welcome Center are hosting their “Spring into Campus” event again this year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 and 11. This event will allow students to meet with an advisor and get enrolled in summer and fall classes. Free snacks will be provided. To RSVP a spot, call the Welcome Center at 733-7372.




Spring up for workshops


Jennifer Byrd

News Editor

The Student Success Center has two upcoming Financial Literacy Program workshops.

The “Wise Use of Credit Cards” workshop will be held March 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and will discuss how to use credit responsibly.

The “Couponing 101” workshop is April 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and will teach novice spendthrifts the ins and outs of coupon mastery. This is one of the most popular Student Success events, so get there early.

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Both workshops will be held in the Business Building, room 209. All attendees will be entered into the drawing for a free t-shirt. They can also register for the Apple iPad drawing that will take place in May.

The Student Success Center and its workshops are part of the Achieving the Dream Initiative, which focuses on student retention and success rates through various programs.

To learn more about the Student Success Center or other Achieving the Dream resources, like academic success contracts or mentoring programs, stop by the office in the Student Center, room 111, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm or email them at studentsuccess@rose.edu


New nail trends arrive for the New Year

Skylar Wright

Features Editor

Minx #1, now available at Ulta stores, was designed by minx creators for at home use of their solid nail coating. Photo courtesy of mctcampus.com

Minx #1, now available at Ulta stores, was designed by minx creators for at home use of their solid nail coating. Photo courtesy of mctcampus.com

2012 saw reverse French manicures with dark tips, instead of the traditional white on the bottom, but for the New Year and beyond, expect French manicures with a new, different twist.

The sideways French mani, a vertical split, will be popular as well as pale nails with a striking diagonal tip, half moon accent or other graphic shape in a contrasting shade.

Color blocking is in as well, seeing tans, nudes or peaches paired with a bold bright color. It consists of wearing large, bright blocks of seemingly disparate colors that will compliment each other.

If you love your nail polish to be bold but not overwhelming, you’ll adore the Dior Vernis Cruise Collection 2013. All three shades — Lime, Mango and Pasteque are vivid with a fresh and sexy flair.

The Mariah Carey by OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection, which was released at the start of 2013, features eight new limited edition shades inspired and hand-selected by Mariah Carey. What’s totally cool is that four of them feature a new technology, OPI Liquid Sand, which features a textured matte mixed with glitter. My favorite color of the collection? Stay the Night — a matte black with red glitter accents. You can find the collection at OPI retailers with each lacquer priced at $9.

Black nail polish isn’t just for the gothic style scene. Dark nail polish is usually hot for winter, but this trend will even carry into spring this year. At Spring-Summer 2013 Fashion Week, there were plenty of dark nails at the New York shows.

Whatever nail polish you are wearing in 2013, make sure you touch up your nails often. Chipped nail polish is definitely not in style for the New Year.

Spring 2012 Enrollment Tips and Advice

By: Narges Taghavi, Feature Editor

Spring 2012 Enrollment 

Spring enrollment starts Nov. 7 and students might want to pick up the Spring 2012 schedule to help them decide which classes they want to take next semester.

One thing students should keep in mind is that online classes and general education classes fill up fast; students should enroll in those classes as soon as possible.

Students can either enroll online, through Oasis or meet with an academic adviser that will help with enrollment.

There are pros and cons to both forms of enrollment. It really depends on personal preference; students should be aware that if they choose to see an adviser it is very helpful to be prepared by bring in a list of classes that have already been taken, their chosen major, and how many credits they are likely to take.

Another tip is that once the course schedule for next semester is done, take it to the Rose State bookstore in the Student Center and ask them if they know which books are required for each class and, if known, when they will become available.

In order to beat the book buying rush, make sure to keep track of the days books become available or when they can be bought.

Keep these tips in mind when enrolling, and remember that even though fall semester might just be ending, spring enrollment is right around the corner.