A Final Edit: Remembering Prof. Wilcox

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I just returned from the memorial service for my colleague, my mentor and my friend, Jim Wilcox.  After listening to so many eloquent words and so many funny stories, I’m hesitant to add my inadequate voice to the chorus that honored this one-of-a-kind man.  But in the back of my head I hear a familiar prodding from Jim himself saying, ... Read More »

SNU Students Help Clean Up Litter

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Carl Everett sat down with sophomore Mass Communications major Marshall Jones and junior Mass Communications major Noah McKinney to discuss the making of their video project for the End Littering Contest through the nonprofit organization Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. They also expressed hope that they brought awareness to the problem of littering in Oklahoma through this project. The photo above is ... Read More »

If you don’t like SNU, then stay!

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In the past, I’ve been a bit harsh to Southern Nazarene University. I don’t get along with some of the faculty, or agree with every policy the school has put in place. Recently when I brought up a specific concern, I was met with a response that was essentially, “If you don’t like SNU, then leave.” Allow me to clarify: ... Read More »

SNU Obtains Space Grant

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Press release provided by Dr. Gwen Hackler and Dr. Nicholas Zoller. Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $150,000 award through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) partnership, for participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Grant Program. As one of four university institutional affiliates, SNU received the three-year grant to provide ... Read More »

What I Learned From The ECHO

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I started out this year believing I would be much more involved on campus and turning in my assignments days before they were due. None of which has really, at least to the extent I hoped for, happened. I am a bit more involved on campus and I turn in some of my assignments at least 30 minutes before they ... Read More »

Football Players Talk Summer Training

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I interviewed Derrick Gillis, sophomore, and Breyon Jackson, freshman, about how they will be training for the next season and making sure they are ready by the time the first game arrives. Jackson is a Defensive Back for Southern Nazarene University. After asking what he will be doing this summer to improve his overall game he responded, “I plan to ... Read More »

Summer Events in OKC

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The spring semester is coming in for a close, and summer is rapidly approaching with many events on the horizon. With many staying in the metro area and on campus for the summer, here are many opportunities to get out and enjoy all that OKC has to offer. In the heart of Bricktown lies the Bricktown Ballpark. The Oklahoma City ... Read More »

The Smartest Advice for Finals

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I am a genius and knowledgeable about everything; therefore, I can guide you in these troubling times to success. Don’t know what to do for finals? Well, read this article and you will know how to handle every last test, presentation, paper, or whatever it is that is your final. 1. You need to quit studying. No one who has ... Read More »

SNU Grad Saves Life

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It was a little over a year and a half ago when filmmaker Austin Patterson committed to join a registry of people who wanted to be marrow donors. He signed up, got his mouth swabbed, and was on the registry all in a matter of about five minutes. Simply taking five minutes to do this would save one man’s life. ... Read More »

Motivation for Staying Motivated

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Right now, you’re drowning. You can see the surface mere inches above you. Yet, the tide is dragging you down. Try as you might, you cannot seem to break through. It’s so much easier to just give up. Let the waters swallow you. Give up on reaching the surface because what’s really so bad about lying on the seafloor for ... Read More »

Fun Places to Study

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As the school year is starting to wrap up, there is still so much to do. There are still a multitude of final projects, test, quizzes and the daily grind of normal class work. There is also the battle to find time for relationships and sleep. As a result, it can be really hard to keep in the mindset of ... Read More »

“The Jungle Book” (2016) Review

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“The Jungle Book” (2016) has more in common with Rudyard Kipling’s original book than the 1967 animated movie does. The remake draws from both sources, weaving together more serious elements from Kipling’s book with the more happy-go-lucky original Disney film. This results in a better story being told in the remake. Mowgli (Neel Sethi), an orphaned boy, has been raised ... Read More »

“If you know what I’m singin’ about…”

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I still remember exactly where I was when I first heard of the paisley one, Prince.  Most of my BNC (now SNU) contemporaries will remember the Sound Warehouse store located at 39th and MacArthur, just a few blocks from the campus.  It was my favorite place to spend almost any evening or weekend.  As I was scanning through the 3 ... Read More »

What Do You Think About Cultural Appropriation?

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Cultural appropriation is defined as the use of a culture’s symbols, artifacts, genres, rituals or technologies by members of another culture. Most of the time that other culture is a dominant or privileged culture. I hijacked a group of students and had a discussion about the concept of cultural appropriation. Many of these students came from different cultures, backgrounds and ... Read More »