Author Archives: Mike Vierow

Can’t Stop The Feeling

Do you ever feel so connected with a song that it sends chills down your spine? Does singing as loud as you possibly can in the shower make you feel like the next Christina Aguilera? And no one should have to ask if you’ve ever looked out the window of the car and felt like you were in a music ... Read More »

Safety and Security at SNU

Recently on the SNU campus, there was an auto burglary in the Marchant parking lot. Every item was stolen including the belongings inside the locked glove box. When incidents like this happen it is important for students to be reminded of the campus safety guidelines. All students should understand that personal safety should never be taken for granted. This is ... Read More »

Tattoos Of SNU

Tattoos have been taboo in the Christian community but are progressively moving toward an accepting nature. As you walk through campus, it is hard not to notice that a multitude of students have adorned themselves with tattoos. While they can be a daily reminder of various moments, many students at SNU use them to model what their faith is or ... Read More »

SPEAK SOLIDARITY: A Spoken Word Event

On Thursday, October 13th from 8:30- 10:00p.m., the department of Cultural and Communication Studies will be hosting the first “Speak Solidarity” event in the SNU library coffee shop. Dr. Gina Weaver, a professor of English, says the inspiration for the event came after the death of Terence Crutcher, who was killed in Tulsa several weeks ago. After talking to other ... Read More »

MSO Hosts “Salsa Under The Stars”

This past Thursday, October 6th, SNU held the event “Salsa Under the Stars” to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It was held in the SNU library’s coffee shop. There was dancing, pan dulce and coffee. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. These dates are important as September 15 is the indepence day for several Latin American ... Read More »

When In Austria: Cold, Halloween, and Bedbugs

Guten Tag! A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. Bed bugs, mostly, but I’ll get to that later. We have officially entered the month of October, here in Vienna, and the weather has taken the hint with a vengeance. It’s gotten quite cold here, a nice change from sweltering heat, but the beginnings of frostbite are not ... Read More »

Feeling Stressed? Jot Down Your Thoughts!

A study done by Mark A. Lumley and Kimberly M. Provenzanoat at Wayne State University, has shown that journaling can help significantly reduce stress levels and boost one’s GPA. Contemplating past stressful events is challenging and painful, so most of us probably try to avoid it. But if a person is willing to analyze their past and work through their ... Read More »

MLB Postseason Preview

MLB POSTSEASON 2016 Exciting news for all baseball fans! America’s favorite past time lives up to its name as the Major League Baseball postseason has been announced. Starting on October 4th at 8p.m., the American League Wildcard teams will go head to head in a single elimination game. The next night the National League Wildcard teams will play their game ... Read More »

Movin’ On Up

Snowbarger Hall has been known for the shenanigans that, for many years, college guys have participated in. From painting walls to throwing mattresses out windows, Snow is a historical place of pranks and fun. This year, the poor old building decided to bite back against some well-to-do citizens. A group of guys decided they all wanted to live on the ... Read More »

The First Ever SNU Anime Club

The first ever SNU anime club Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining the SNU Anime Club for the viewing of Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast. Afterwards, the Anime Club president, Hannah Small granted me a short interview and a look at her impressive anime, manga, and collectibles collection.   The club itself is well run and ... Read More »

Get Connected: Kingdom Come

Although it’s early in the semester, the growth of Kingdom Come is expanding in the SNU community. The student lead chapel occurs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. in Cantrell Music Hall. Kingdom Come is an optional night of worship where students come together and respond freely to the word of God. This service allows students to attend if they choose ... Read More »

Ping Pong Fun Comes To SNU

After a few days of announcements, the players have been set, and the games have begun. On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 during compassion week, there was a ping pong tournament to raise donations for the ROC: Resale Shop. There was a great prize at the end! To sign up to play in the ping pong tournament, you had to pay ... Read More »

Flex is Best: Advice For The Food and Coffee Connoisseurs

First tip: Always be nice to the people who serve you. My Dad always taught my sister and I to be extra polite to those working in food service, because they are, literally, feeding you. He worked at a Hardee’s (fast food) and has many “horror” stories of the customers he had to deal with. I experienced some stories of ... Read More »

Video: Echo Staff Reviews Fair Foods.

Echo Business Manager Marshall Jones and I went to the Oklahoma state fair to try out the weird and wonderful culinary delights that only the fair can offer. In this “ECHO staff reviews,” Marshall takes on the cheesy bacon bombs, a deep fried snickers, the unique fair lemonade, and, the ever so crucial, turkey leg. Interestingly enough while reviewing the ... Read More »