The Beginning of the Last Semester

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School is back in full swing, and for some of us SNU students, that means the beginning of the last semester. And, the last semester means one step closer to being fully immersed in the real world. At some point in one’s college journey, whether it be during the last semester, after graduation or the moment one sets foot on ... Read More »

In Review: Selma

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Cast: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Ejogu, Tim Roth, and Tim Wilkinson Director: Ava DurVernay Synopsis: Though the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had been enacted and had legally unified the south, the unfair disadvantage for African Americans still remained in certain parts of America. Discrimination had made it impossible for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, Martin Luther ... Read More »

Top 5 Places to Nap on Campus: Winter Edition

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Naps, wow, they’re great aren’t they? Almost everyone I’ve spoken to on campus enjoys to sleep; I myself am one of them. Napping is a central part of my day. I wake up, go to classes, eat lunch, nap, do homework, and then sleep. What’s so great about naps is that you can take them anywhere, although some naps are ... Read More »

Top 5 Albums Of 2014

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Music lovers have a great year of albums ahead of them. 2015 will see the release of new work from Sufjan Stevens, Kelly Clarkson and Death Cab For Cutie, among others. That being said, it is worth looking back at the best music that the previous year has brought us. Walk The Moon- Talking Is Hard Releasing a summer album ... Read More »

Changes in SGA Executives Election Process

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The election process for SGA Executive Positions is changing this year. The process has just been approved by SGA and also by the Student and Spiritual Life Committee of the University. The proposed changes come from an awareness of some discontent in the student body regarding the process as well as from considering how other colleges elect their student government ... Read More »

Library Renovations Update

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The new estimated completion date for the library renovations is May 9, 2015. The project, unfortunately, underwent delays as they discovered more systems work that would be required to bring the old building back up to the 2015 safety code. The unexpected additional work has increased the estimated cost of the project significantly. While the project manager was unable to ... Read More »

Extracurricular Opportunities for Next Semester

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For many of us, the beginning of the Fall semester can be seen as a time of readjustment. We’re taking time to understand new living situations, new classes and new social circles. Oftentimes, when we finally feel ready to get involved, the task of joining a new club or group so late in the semester can simply seem too daunting. ... Read More »

Good Mama, No Trauma

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Your generation, my generation, is the most depressed generation the world has seen in a long time (especially its college students). With the growing use of technology and social media, the quality of personal relationships and self-esteem is dropping at an alarming rate. Young adults are showing more symptoms of anxiety disorders and chronic depression. To top it off, our ... Read More »

A Christian Perspective on Human Sexuality

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Our society is rapidly changing all around us. We see it in our growing fascination with dystopia genres within our movies and books, a fixation with a culture that rejects popular trends, and music that pushes us to be everything we can be and do everything we can do. One subject that is affecting the lives of our generation is ... Read More »

10 Study Habits I Wish I Knew in College

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My lovely college friends, it’s a new semester and there is time to create good habits, so here are the 10 study habits I learned in my four years at SNU. Don’t procrastinate. Let’s face it, motivation isn’t going to come from a feeling; it’s going to come from doing. Understand the purpose. I know that an A in a class means ... Read More »

It’s Time to Apply for Publications Editor in Chief Positions

The Echo Staff Celebrates Christmas. Photo by Jim Wilcox.

Apply for Editor in Chief of  The Echo News or The Arrow Yearbook  Apply by emailing Jim Smith at or Melany Kyzer at  Applications due Friday, February 20th at 5pm. An interview will be scheduled the afternoon of Wednesday, February 25th.   Find out more at their booths at the student involvement fair on Jan. 29th in the commons or email Grace Williams ... Read More »

UPDATED: Timecar no longer on SNU Campus

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The Timecar service is no longer available in Oklahoma City. It was a useful service for students for one semester. Watch the video below to find out how it used to work. Story by Marina Shipilova | Filming by Mike Vierow | Editing by Mohammad Shaikh  Read More »

SNU’s Who’s Who students for 2014-2015


Twelve students have been selected as representatives of SNU in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.    According to an press release by Sarah Roberts, “These students join an elite group of students nominated from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning across the country who nominate each year.  Outstanding students have been honored in this ... Read More »