Emma Wright

Emma Wright, Editor-in-Chief, is a senior English major with a Psychology minor all the way from Bethany, Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen novels, listening to folk music and critiquing movies. She plans on going to graduate school in the future, leaving her future open to wherever God leads her (but it will most likely be teaching people over the age of 18).
43 Articles

Kevin Stark

Kevin Stark is a freshman Mass Communications major from Oklahoma City, this is his first year working for the Echo. He enjoys playing all sports and loves competition. Kevin’s goal for the future is to expand his skills in writing and photography to become a great photojournalist.
28 Articles

Jess Vernier

Jessica Vernier is an English major, currently in her senior year. She grew up in Colorado Springs. Besides binge-reading, she enjoys hiking, baking and watching the same three tv series on repeat. With her degree in English, she hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming an editor for a publishing company.
25 Articles

Faith Blose

Faith is a senior Mass Communications major from Yukon, Oklahoma. She enjoys going to the movies, hanging out with friends, performing, and listening to albums. She also enjoys all aspects of road tripping from eating new foods to seeing new sites while documenting it all with photography. Growing up on a farm has taught her the value of hard work, responsibility, and how to gather eggs from a hen house.
23 Articles

Sydney Jones

Sydney Jones, Staff Photographer, is a Junior Mass Communication Major and Music Minor from the tiny, Texas town of Wellington. She is serving as a second-year Resident advisor this school year. Though she has undergone some major growth since her Freshman year at SNU, she admits her slight infatuation with John Mayer and ice cream has never wavered. Sydney loves the Lord and her family immensely, and even though she is excited for the future, she admits she will never truly “want to grow up."
22 Articles

Claire Tillis

Claire Tillis is a Junior English major from Oklahoma City. In addition to serving as the editor-in-chief of the ECHO, Claire is deeply passionate about taking in as much media at one time as possible and drinking coffee morning, noon, and night. She is always ready to talk about movies, books, music, and life’s really tough questions. After graduation, Claire’s main goal is to get a job where she can dress in band t-shirts and jeans every day.
21 Articles

Jim Smith

Prof. Jim Smith, Echo Faculty Advisor Prof. Smith is a professor of Mass Communication at SNU where he has been on the faculty for 31 years. His greatest passion is seeing students develop and grow passions of their own.
19 Articles

Haleigh Thomas

Haleigh is a junior Mass Communications major from Oklahoma City. She loves traveling to new places and plans on moving somewhere new right after she graduates. When she’s not in school, she’s usually found hanging with friends or deep into whatever album, podcast, or Netflix show she’s bingeing at the time.
18 Articles

Aaron Bacewicz

Hi I’m Aaron and I am a senior Mass Communications major. I play football here for SNU and have been playing sports my whole life. I love to take pictures, play sports, and enjoy the outdoors in my free time.
18 Articles

Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones, Editor-in-Chief, was born in the great city of Houston, Texas. Currently, Marshall is a senior at Southern Nazarene University, studying Mass Communication. Marshall has a love for all things bluegrass, coffee, and outdoors.Before becoming Editor-in-Chief at The Echo, Marshall served as both the publication’s Business Manager and as a Staff Writer
17 Articles

Macey Hoffpauir

Macey Hoffpauir is a sophomore at SNU and is majoring in Mass Communications. Her hometown is Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is passionate about music and photography. Her hopes for the future are to be a Creative Director and help lead worship at a church.
17 Articles

Claire Simpson

Claire Simpson is a sophomore mass communications major from Broken Arrow, OK. Claire enjoys spending time with her friends, working out, watching Netflix and reading books for fun. She enjoys taking pictures, traveling, and spending time outdoors. Claire’s plan after graduation is to work as a public relations specialist for a company or a sports team or work as a social media marketer. Claire is going to use her strengths of “communication” and “WOO” to fit into the workplace and communicate to others she works with.
16 Articles

Grace Eades

Grace Eades is a senior at SNU majoring in Mass Communications. She previously attended SNU's sister school, Trevecca Nazarene University, where she studied as a film major. Grace likes writing, showing off her very cool rock collection, her cat Noel, horror anthology podcasts, and getting to participate in the school newspaper. The world is pretty crazy, and thus getting to provide a space in which people can feel seen, heard, and connected is an honor.
16 Articles

Shantalle Demirjian

Shantalle Demirjian is a junior, majoring in communications with a minor in graphic design. She is a transfer from Cameron University and now is on the Southern Nazarene women's volleyball team. Originally born in Santa Clarita, California, Shantalle is naturally drawn to the coast and loves going to the beach when she has the chance to take a mini trip. She now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and loves to go hiking at nearby national parks! Shantalle is of Lebanese Armenian descent and even speaks Lebanese. Whenever she is able to catch a break and have some free time she loves to chill, hangout with friends and play with her dog.
16 Articles

Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones is a sophomore mass communications major from Edmond, OK. Natalie enjoys outdoor activities, watching Netflix, working out, hanging out with friends, spending time on TikTok and representing #4 on the SNU Softball team. Natalie’s plan after graduating is to work as a public relations specialist for either a company or celebrity. She has hopes that with her communication skills, social media knowledge and writing skills that she will be able to accomplish her goals.
14 Articles

Lizette Casas

Lizette Casas, Staff Writer, was born and raised in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, aka New Mexico. Currently, she is a junior majoring in Mass Communication. Recently, she has become a huge fan of NASCAR and has hopes of one day meeting her favorite driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. After Lizette graduates she has dreams of pursuing her education and moving to San Diego to become a Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. There, she hopes to teach students about the fascinating world that is videography and photography
13 Articles

Anthony Allford

Anthony is a sophomore Sports Management - Sports Communications major from Moore, Oklahoma. He recently retired from the military after a 20-year career. He enjoys hanging around family and friends while watching sports, listening to music and sports radio, playing sports video games, reading sports articles, and talking about sports. Not surprising to anyone, he plans on working in the sports world after graduation.
12 Articles

Courtney McDaniel

Courtney McDaniel, Staff Writer  Courtney is junior majoring in Nursing. Courtney grew up as a Navy brat but now her family currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is apart of the SNU Speak House on campus that works with an non-profit to end sex-trafficking in Oklahoma City. Courtney loves listening to some Judah & The Lion, going to hit some dingers at the batting cages, and hanging out with people. She hopes to be a Nurse in the US Navy after graduation and to continue serving others through her profession. 
11 Articles

Parker Whitson

Parker Whitson, Staff Writer, was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Parker is currently in her second year at Southern Nazarene University and is majoring in Mass Communications. Parker has a passion for photography, videography, and meeting new people that share her interests. This is Parker’s first year working for the Echo Newspaper.
10 Articles

Carina Hernandez

Carina Hernandez, Staff Writer, is a transfer junior originally from Mission, Texas (as far south as you can go before hitting the border). Carina is a Mass Communications major and also a member of the Women’s Golf team. She hopes to find a career where she can help a community while also doing what she loves: writing, photography, and meeting new people.
10 Articles

Troy Vernier

Troy Vernier is a sophomore Missions & Mass Communications major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Any second he gets, Troy loves exploring nature. He is also passionate about all things entertainment. If you start a conversation with him about music, movies, or TV, you’d better buckle up for a couple of hours of dialogue. After school, Troy would like to work on the mission field connecting new forms of technology to the ancient truths of the Gospel.
10 Articles

Abbigail Jarantowski

Abbigail is a Mass Communication Major from OKC, Oklahoma. Her favorite things include plants, which she has 47 plants, walking, and middle school kids. Her favorite band is LANY and loves to play them on long car rides. Abbigail loves Brazil and it has taught her that you don’t need words to communicate.
9 Articles

Rachel Womack

Rachel Womack is a Mass Communication major with a minor in Graphic Design. She is passionate about her relationship with God and her relationship with others. One of her favorite things to do is watch movies with her dog, Gigi.
8 Articles

Clifton Grear

Clifton Grear, Staff Writer Clifton is a junior majoring in Mass Communication. He is ecstatic about having the opportunity to work with the Echo. Clifton also works with a non-profit named ONE. You can catch Clifton getting buckets in Broadhurst in his free time or occupying the sand volleyball courts with his crew of ballers. Clifton enjoys long walks on the beach and listening a collection of the best artists in the rap game. He also is an avid dancer and plans on becoming a dance instructor after he retires. After graduation, Clifton does not know what he wants to do, but he plans on following God’s plan for him.
8 Articles

Aaron Callahan

Aaron Callahan is a freshman English major from Tulsa, OK. He hopes to one day be a successful author after completing college. Aaron loves to binge read most book series and is a major fan of Star Wars, Game of Thrones and football of any level.
7 Articles

Garrison Bluhm

Garrison Bluhm, Staff Writer, is a native Texan that enjoys the simple things in life. He is a Sophomore Marketing student at SNU, and he is his second semester of working for the ECHO. His passions include Rock Band, hiking through the mountains, and hanging out with his girlfriend.
7 Articles

Nathan Black

Nathan Black is a business administration major and super-senior hailing from Fort Worth, Texas. Between classes, he can often be found working at Sawyer Center or guiding rafts at OKC Riversport. After his graduation in December, Nathan is scheduled to attend Marine Officer Candidate School with hopes of becoming a pilot.
6 Articles

Xavier Bryant

Xavier Bryant is a junior, majoring in mass communication. He is a transfer student from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tx where he played basketball. He now plays on the Southern Nazarene men’s basketball team. Xavier is from Dallas, Tx where he enjoyed going to the state fair every year to see Big Tex. In his free time he likes to go to the gym and spend time with his family and friends.
6 Articles

Julia Schwake

Julia Schwake is a senior Mass Communications major who enjoys health & fitness, coffee, adventuring, and representing #11 on the Women’s Basketball team at SNU. She’s a Houston native who aspires to work in Sports Media reporting on big basketball games or co-hosting a sports talk show somewhere with an awesome view. While she’s not on the job, she will most likely be vacationing to beaches or road tripping through mountains — catching up on the latest news in sports while doing so of course.
6 Articles

Gabriel Perez

Hey! I’m Gabriel Perez. I am a junior here at SNU majoring in Mass Communications. I am also an aspiring photographer. I was born in McAllen Texas, but when I turned three, my father joined the Army, and I have moved around a lot with SNU being my last one (my 14th move in my life).
5 Articles

Josh Lewis

My name is Joshua Allen Lewis. I am a 20-year-old Sophomore, and I am a Mass Communications major. I run Track and Cross Country here at SNU and I love to play Intramural Volleyball, video games, and eat canes.
5 Articles

Bree Cloar

Bree Cloar is a senior student at SNU, who majors in English. She is very fascinated by the American Old West time period, and harbors a huge passion for reading and writing. Bree likes to dote on her three cats, collect Funko Pops, and spends a lot of her free time playing video games. Being able to dabble in any writing is enjoyable and rewarding to Bree, thus being able to participate in the school newspaper is very exciting, granting her the opportunity to share her voice.
5 Articles

Abby Niehues

Abby Niehues is a Mass Communication and English major who enjoys photography, both taking and being in photos, experiencing new places, and playing basketball with friends. Though she has lived in Mustang, Oklahoma her whole life, the places she has been and the people she has met have inspired her to expand her horizons. She hopes to find a job that allows her to realize that dream; if she’s reaching for the stars, it’s being a photojournalist for National Geographic.
4 Articles

Sophia Daniel

Sophia Daniel is a SNU junior from McGregor, Texas. She is an English major serving as the assistant editor on the Echo. Sophia enjoys reading, hiking, knitting, and consumes cherry limeades and chai lattes on the daily. After graduating, she hopes to pursue her dreams of being an editor for a publishing company.
4 Articles

Joah Flores

Joah is a junior at SNU majoring in Mass Communications with a minor in business. He is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and came to SNU to play football. In his free time, Joah loves being outdoors and doing activities such golfing, snowboarding, or just going on hikes. He especially loves music and spending time with friends and family.
4 Articles

Jhonathan Dunn

My name is Jhonathan Dunn, I am from a senior from San Antonio, Texas. I play basketball here at SNU. Also, my major is Sports Management. I hope to play professional basketball once I graduate.
4 Articles

Brysien Cross

Brysien Cross, Staff Writer, is a Junior from Tyler, Texas that majors in Mass Communications in hopes that he can one-day work for a major sports networks involving his two loves. Brysien is also a member of Southern Nazarene’s Crimson Storm Football Program where gets the opportunity to do something he has dreamt of as a child. One of his favorite quotes is, "comparison is the thief of joy" and he believes when you are truly yourself through and through, the light of happiness will always shine.
4 Articles

Jeremy Alcorn

Jeremy Alcorn is a sophomore at Southern Nazarene University. He came from Huntington Beach, California all the way to Bethany, Oklahoma to play football at SNU. His major is Mass Communication with a minor in Graphic Design. A lot of Jeremy's time is spent training for football season and spending time with his friends. He enjoys fashion and photography, as well as watching and playing sports.
3 Articles

Alexis Ramos

My name is Alexis Ramos, and I am a senior Communications major. I am from Dallas, Texas. I hope to become a sports news reporter for NFL Network.
3 Articles

Cassie Grimm

Cassie Grimm is a senior Pastoral Ministry major from Harrah, Oklahoma. She is passionate about language and the different ways humans use it including poetry, music and art. Cassie also enjoys making good coffee and having deep conversations about life, love, and theology.
3 Articles

Linda Smith

Linda Smith, a junior at Southern Nazarene University, is studying Mass Communications with a Music Business minor. She loves the creative arts such as marching band, jazz band, woodwind ensemble, colorguard, photography and also has a love for video production. Linda Smith loves making new friends and continues to strive for excellence in the future.
3 Articles

Connor Pasby

Connor Pasby is a senior at SNU majoring in Sports Communications. His goal is to get into Sports journalism or Sports Broadcasting. He enjoys writing and talking about sports, and he loves spending time with family and friends. He would love to be a sports writer/broadcaster for a local team, then work his way up. Connor plays baseball at SNU and loves being around baseball.
2 Articles

Kale Fouts

My name is Kale Fouts. I am a freshman here at Southern Nazarene. I am also a sports communication major. I spend my time at football, working out, hanging out with friends, and at church.
2 Articles

Sammy Ramos

Sammy Ramos is a Mass Communications major from Mustang, Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys creating art of all kinds and listening to various types of music. You can find her on the pitch for the SNU women's soccer team repping #9 or walking her dog downtown. She plans to use her love for people to pursue a career in media broadcasting after graduation.
2 Articles

Ben Bumpus

My name is Ben Bumpus and I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I’m currently in my junior year and studying sports communication. I have a passion for sports, people, and telling stories.
2 Articles

Caleb Rose

Caleb Rose, Staff Writer, was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Caleb has recently returned to Southern Nazarene University and is a Sophomore Mass Communications major. Caleb’s passions include music, theater and spending time with friends.
2 Articles

Jade Kinnamon

Jade Kinnamon is a junior Mass Communication major with a minor in Communication and Civic Engagement. She is an associate producer for a TLC reality tv show and absolutely loves it! Jade wants to share people's stories around the world and help raise awareness for real world issues. In addition to this, she also wants to work with and help start non-profits.
1 Article

Abby Williams

Abby Williams, Staff Writer Abby Williams is a freshman studying Mass Communication. She is excited about writing for the ECHO. Abby is usually working the front desk in the Admissions Office and she enjoys meeting new and prospective students. When she is not at work she is probably napping or hanging out with her friends.
1 Article

Taylor Womack

My name is Taylor Womack and I am a junior mass communications major here at SNU. I am not quite sure of what exactly I want to do but I am passionate about people and mostly all things creative.
1 Article

Zach Wilkerson

Hey everyone! My name is Zach Wilkerson, and I am a freshman here at SNU. I am majoring in Sports Communication, with hopes of being a coach someday. I also love to fish in my freetime!
1 Article

Eliya Alvidrez

Eliya is majoring in mass communications and wants to become an investigative journalist or news reporter. She plays for the SNU women’s soccer team. She enjoys going out, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.
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