Why Pinterest isn’t just for girls anymore

Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Confession: I am a quote person.  This is one of the many reasons I love Pinterest.  One of my favorite pins ever was an e-card that said, “Someday we’ll all find out Pinterest is a conspiracy created by a group of men who are tricking women everywhere into cooking, cleaning, and working out.”  Leave it to ... Read More »

Dear Freshman Me: Advice from students and faculty to their past selves

Compiled by Ronna Fisher, Assistant editor Dear Freshman Me… . . .don’t be so stressed, make friends, and have fun.   ~Melodi McWilliams, CCS Administrative Assistant —————————- . . .don’t get married your freshman year, and find out who the teachers are that you will remember twenty years later and get in their class somehow.   ~Dr. Peggy Poteet, Chair ... Read More »

Prehistoric legends: it’s the time of the season

Prof. Jim Wilcox, Guest Writer Let’s say there are three or four weeks of school left, hypothetically speaking. And let’s imagine that at least half your classes will have a final exam and the other half will have some kind of rinky-dink (as in written) project due that final week. And we need to calculate your sleep time, hours that ... Read More »

This advice from 1953 is still relevant for SNU students

Grace Williams, Guest Writer Cordova Haigan wrote an article encouraging students to read the Handbook and make suggestions in the April 14, 1953 issue of The Echo. I wish Cordova Haigan was attending SNU right now. I know we would be best friends because her name and bandana are awesome and because she shares the same sentiments about student involvement ... Read More »

Dating column: the awkward date experience

Macy Sliman, Staff Writer It’s the longest night of your life: that first date that is so awkward it hurts. You cringe every time you even remotely think about it. You know, the one where he talks about his mom entirely too much or she walked out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to her shoe. We’ve all been ... Read More »

Has America passed its prime?

Kendra Nixon, Content Editor I drove a total of 24 hours over Spring Break, so it gave me plenty of time to think. And while I will spare you with most of my wandering thoughts, an interesting one that came to mind was the idea that America has passed its prime. For so long, we have been America the Great, ... Read More »

Who’s inked at SNU? The significance behind the tattoos

By Ronna Fisher, Assistant editor It is not uncommon to see collegiate peers with tattoos.  In fact, according to Statistic Brain, in 2012 36% of US adults from ages 18-25 had at least one tattoo. But students are not alone in their ink love. Many faculty and staff are also joining the leagues of inked up bodies. Jessica Bowie and ... Read More »

Why the government should stop recognizing marriages

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief If you’re like me, your Facebook friends list last week turned red and pink as individuals showed their support for marriage equality. This social media activism was prompted by the Supreme Court’s consideration of cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Throughout the week, there were debates between those in favor of and ... Read More »

Stories from the archives

Dear Reader, The Echo has been around a lot longer than its online format suggests. The Fred Floyd Archives houses bound volumes with numerous past issues of The Echo going back even to the 1930s. By drawing occasional stories from the archives, I hope The Echo can provide readers with a greater appreciation for what has changed, and what hasn’t, in ... Read More »

The reason for the season

By Garvis Long, Staff writer Easter is a holiday that has been around for a long time. It has always been a holiday that represents strength, love, and forgiveness. Since I was a child, Easter has always been a great holiday, not because of the endless amounts of candy you can eat, but because of how much you show your ... Read More »

Letters from Abroad: Natalia Oliveira

By Natalia Oliveira, Guest Writer As some might know, I am a Brazilian studying in the U.S. They were not kidding about the “best years of your life” being in college.  I have had so much fun, had so many different experiences, met unforgettable people and learned a lot inside and outside of the classroom. But sometimes a life time ... Read More »

Our interview with Susie Shellenberger

By Ronna Fisher Susie Shellenberger is a variety of things: editor, speaker, writer and more. She spoke in chapel on March 14. Learn more about her in our interview with her. What were you like in college? What was your major? My major was speech communications with a minors in education, English and creative writing. I enjoyed being involved in ... Read More »

Study abroad changes: Prioritizing

By Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Let me just preface this by saying that my intention is not to attack the school in any form or fashion, but simply to express my concerns about the system in general.   As you may have heard, there have been some rumors going around about the changes in financial aid for study abroad students.  ... Read More »

Prehistoric legends: “PLAY BALL”

By Prof. Jim Wilcox, Guest writer All work and no play makes for a dull life. I teach grammar. Before that I edited newspaper and magazine copy. Before that I played religious records at the Nazarene Seminary 10-watt radio station. Before that I cooked steak and lobster. Before that I took an oak tree stump out of the ground with ... Read More »

As I see it: Enemy assault

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist It has been quite the week. In addition to regular life, we were faced with an enemy assault on our house when we came home from church Sunday evening to find a squirrel in our bedroom. Don’t let their generally sunny dispositions fool you- squirrels have a dark side. Very, very dark… We understood that something ... Read More »