Protests in Kiev, Ukraine Photo used under Creative Commons License
Summer Howard, Staff Writer
This past November, the Ukrainian government decided to move toward establishing better relations with Russia. Infuriated that their president, Viktor Yanukovych, did not want to be closely affiliated with the European Union, citizens who support ties with the Western world took to the streets of Kiev in protest. Many in the eastern part of the country, however, would prefer to be allied with Russia. These divided loyalties caused a serious rift in the Ukrainian citizenry. Continue reading →
The Echo gave all SGA exec candidates a chance to share their mission and goals for the position they are running for. Good luck to all of the candidates this week! Don’t forget to vote tomorrow, Thursday March 6.Continue reading →
Lia Mullen shows off her ballerina pictures Photo by Celeste Forrest
Celeste Forrest, Staff Writer
Have you ever wondered what SNU looks like through the eyes of a child?
I mean, we often see these mini human beings running around in Sodexo or visiting their parents in their offices. We even see them sometimes during chapel. When the majority of SNU is populated by college-aged students and older adults, when we do see children playing tag or Frisbee on campus we stop, transfixed by the rare opportunity to see these smallish creatures in an environment other than a toy store or an amusement park.
A cop (Alex Murphy) is severely injured while trying to discover the supplier of
illegal firearms. OmniCorp, the leading company in robotics, graciously offers
Alex’s wife the option of restoring his body with their latest and greatest robotic counterparts. What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading →
Seniors Katie Simpson and Jeff Carden show off their silver medals at the ADDY awards. Photo provided by Jeff Carden
Macy Sliman, Staff Writer
In the world of advertising, anyone who is anyone knows about the American Advertising Awards or ADDY Awards. This contest is currently the industry’s largest running advertising competition and is represented by more than 50,000 entries each year in local competitions. Continue reading →
Jason Collins Photo used under Creative Commons License
Carlos Font, Staff Writer
This world and its people are constantly changing. Today, things that were once unacceptable are become more and more normal.
For the most part, in our culture, being homosexual, lesbian or bisexual is becoming one of those newly acceptable things in the world. Sports, like every aspect of culture, are changing as well. Recently, more athletes at the college and professional levels are speaking out about and professing homosexulaity.
During an interview with SI.com in April 2013, Brittney Griner, former Baylor Bears center and current WNBA superstar, came out as lesbian. About a month later, NBA veteran Jason Collins announced he was gay as well, following the end of the 2012-2013 season. Continue reading →
USA’s 2008 Olympic silver medalist, Sasha Cohen Photo used under Creative Commons License
Celeste Forrest, Staff Writer
I remember when I was seven years old, I participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics as a World Champion figure skater.
All right, in all honesty, I never participated in the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics as a figure skater, nor was I ever an olympic champion at age seven, but for what it is worth, I did participate in my second grade class’ “Winter Olympics” in Denver, Colorado. It was great fun, pretending to “skate” around on my classroom’s carpet and jump and spin around like the figure skaters did on TV. Continue reading →
Photo by Charles Jeffrey Danoff Used uner Creative Commons License
Summer Howard, Staff Writer
Have you ever found yourself wanting to write a story but have no idea how to start? As an author, I want to assure you that you are not alone. I have found myself staring at that blinking cursor more times than I can remember. Here are some suggestions on how to get those creative juices flowing and fashion a marvelous masterpiece. Continue reading →
Lecrae, a popular Christian rapper, performs Photo by John Goodman Used under Creative Commons License
Trenten Wilkinson, Staff Writer
There are many styles of music today that are very influential on society as a whole. In particular, there is one style of music that differentiates itself from typical genres and impacts a greater number of individuals: rap. Most people enjoy an upbeat tempo with fast lyrics that convey a broad message, and that is just what rap can do. Continue reading →
Most states have already banned texting and driving. Oklahoma has not been one of them . . . until recently. According to Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, more than 11,000 crashes in 2012 were caused by distracted drivers. Because of many fatalities due to texting and driving, the Oklahoma Senate wants to pass a bill banning texting while driving. The bill would criminalize the use of your phone, even if it is at a red light. Police officers can pull over anyone seen using a cell phone and driving. The Public Safety committee passed the bill on February 20, 2014. Continue reading →
Life in Lent Photo by John Snyder Used under Creative Commons License
Katelyn Lamb, Staff Writer
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the day in Western Christianity that marks the beginning of Lent and the looking ahead to Easter Sunday. While many of us are familiar with this period or at least with the word “Lent,” we may be less familiar with its actual purpose. Continue reading →
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Photo by Jonathan Hane
Brett Smith, Staff Writer
If there is ever an option to eat good Southern food, I will be one of the first to seize it. My roommate had told me about a place called Pioneer Pies that his parents had taken him to during one of their visits. Judging from the name, I assumed that the folks there were mainly known for their pies. Of course, my assumption was correct. However, their menu also consisted of a wide variety of Southern-style comfort food that I was not expecting. Continue reading →
TRiO Students planted flags in the ground in front of the capital to represent the great things TRiO can accomplish when people are working together. Photo by Jill Funk
Grace Williams, Social Media & Business Manager
On February 12th, 2014, students who are a part of Southern Nazarene University’s TRiO programs: McNair Scholars and L.I.F.E., Student Support Services (SSS) went to TRiO Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol. TRiO day unites students from universities across Oklahoma. SNU’s Brendon Weaver opened the day by singing the National Anthem. Continue reading →