Confessions of a Hypochondriac

What do you call someone who has a headache, googles all her symptoms on Web MD and convinces herself that she has a brain tumor? A hypochondriac. I have a confession to make. I, Celeste Forrest, am a hypochondriac. A hypochondriac is someone who is abnormally anxious about their health. This health anxiety is medically referred to as “hypochondria.” If ... Read More »

Tech Talk: Best Type of Phone

With all the different options for smartphones out there these days, it’s hard to know which model is the best or most liked. What your friends like might not be what you like, and if you’re anything like me, then your phone needs to be tied in with your music library. Over the past week, I have interviewed some of ... Read More »

Student Perspective: SNU Dining

SNU Dining, our revamped food service, has been in place for a few weeks, long enough for students to start forming opinions about it. I spoke with several students to get their reviews on the new service. Ryan Hannay, a senior who has had his fair share of Sodexo meals, said that he enjoys the changes overall. Ryan likes how ... Read More »

It Took Three Weeks to Trash 59 years

OK, so we had flown out to beautiful California for a few days to help my 93- and 89-year- old parents move from their home since 1955 into an assisted living apartment half the size but one-tenth the age. Every decision has a “better” to offset the “worse. (There was a time in my life not so long ago when those ... Read More »

Only Old People have Church Weddings Anymore

OK, so our son and fiancée decided this summer to have one of those new-fangled “destination weddings” where the ceremony and honeymoon are combined (in that order). I’m told it saves the couple big bucks. BUT IT COSTS THE ATTENDING GUESTS A MONTH’S SALARY! Nonetheless, we were thrilled to be among those who were invited and fortunate that we had ... Read More »

NSI Couples

We all remember, some with pride and others with dread, our experience at New Student Institute here at SNU. All summer Misty Jaggers and her wonderful interns pray for, plan, and organize five days of amazing events and presentations designed to help freshmen and transfer students to transition more smoothly into college life here on our campus. Every year bright-eyed ... Read More »

Staff Battles for History: Applebee’s vs. Chili’s

As The Echo editorial staff gathered for the first time and began to get to know one another, some similarities and differences emerged as a result of our different backgrounds. We soon realized that many of us were from radically different places. Abby Felter and Hannah Bean are from Olathe, KS otherwise known as an Applebee’s town. Mike Vierow is ... Read More »

18 Tips for Making Your SNU Experience Amazing!

Starting college can be hard. The Echo is here to help with our editorial staff’s tried and true wisdom: 1. Don’t be afraid to participate. It’s not like in high school when that was “uncool”. So, go to all the events and meet everyone. Even if you forget or you don’t become everyone’s BFF, the experience alone will change you. ... Read More »

Dream Realized: Graduation

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. —- Langston Hughes Patty Juliuson, Guest Writer I believe in dreams. Not the “a-giant-marshmallow-swallowed-my-car-while-I-was-sleeping” dreams, but the kind of dreams that give you hope and keep you going. ... Read More »

Pros and Cons of Online Courses

 Staff Writer  Take learning into your own hands. SNU instructor Sheila Stout says that trying an online course might not only get you the credit you need at a flexible time but also help you gain confidence using technology that enables learning at a fast pace. Read More »

Get That Ring: How to Impress an SNU Guy

Summer Howard, Staff Writer  Girls: are you having trouble winning over that SNU guy who you can’t stop thinking about? Never fear, your lucky day is here! This article has been written just for you, and its intention is to cover every type of SNU guy possible in order to ensure that every girl has a chance at getting that ... Read More »

Dear Freshman Self

Katelyn Lamb, Content Editor  College is like totes educational, dude. Ok, that was not the best delivery, but it’s true! Students, I hope, come to universities to learn, so it should be no surprise when this happens. If you navigate your four (or five…or six…) years as a collegian well, you will graduate with a lot more than a degree. ... Read More »

Body Image Woes

Macy Sliman, Staff Writer  Did you know that 88% of women say that images of women in the media make them feel insecure? Did you know that 42% of girls first start thinking about wanting to be thinner in the third grade? Did you also know that 81% of ten year olds are afraid of being fat?   Read More »