Opinion

How to Choose a Career (Or Not)

Choosing a major can be one of the most strenuous choices you will have to make in your college career. What if you choose wrong and regret it? What if you can’t get a job in your field? What if you end up hating it? SNU is a great place but finding your niche is important. Being in a department ... Read More »

Local Movie Theaters to Visit

I love to watch movies! It’s one of the many things that I enjoy and soothes me when I am stressed out. However, I have favorite movie theatres I like to go for certain reasons. Below are three of the closest theaters that can serve different purposes for your movie experience.   B&B Windsor Theater This theater is probably the ... Read More »

Pokemon Go Safety

Pokémon Go, a killer fitness app, is a disrupter of the peace and the new craze of the century. There are plenty of Pokéstops around the SNU campus, yet it would be nice to have a reminder to tell you to look up from your screens for awhile. Take note that this goes for any other app on your phone ... Read More »

A Break Up Letter to Snowbarger Hall

Dear Snowbarger, I regret to inform you that I am moving out this semester. I know this might come as a shock; I mean, I have lived here for the last two years, and they have been filled with amazing memories. Before you say anything, let me explain. Let me start off by saying that it is not just me. ... Read More »

Why Read The Echo?

Let me start by saying thank you for taking the time to read this article. Time is a prescious entity in college life. The way we use our time says volumes about who we are. I hope that as the semester progresses, you will spend a little time reading some of the wonderful articles we will be publishing. For now, ... Read More »

A Final Edit: Remembering Prof. Wilcox

I just returned from the memorial service for my colleague, my mentor and my friend, Jim Wilcox.  After listening to so many eloquent words and so many funny stories, I’m hesitant to add my inadequate voice to the chorus that honored this one-of-a-kind man.  But in the back of my head I hear a familiar prodding from Jim himself saying, ... Read More »

If you don’t like SNU, then stay!

In the past, I’ve been a bit harsh to Southern Nazarene University. I don’t get along with some of the faculty, or agree with every policy the school has put in place. Recently when I brought up a specific concern, I was met with a response that was essentially, “If you don’t like SNU, then leave.” Allow me to clarify: ... Read More »

What I Learned From The ECHO

I started out this year believing I would be much more involved on campus and turning in my assignments days before they were due. None of which has really, at least to the extent I hoped for, happened. I am a bit more involved on campus and I turn in some of my assignments at least 30 minutes before they ... Read More »

The Smartest Advice for Finals

I am a genius and knowledgeable about everything; therefore, I can guide you in these troubling times to success. Don’t know what to do for finals? Well, read this article and you will know how to handle every last test, presentation, paper, or whatever it is that is your final. 1. You need to quit studying. No one who has ... Read More »

Motivation for Staying Motivated

Right now, you’re drowning. You can see the surface mere inches above you. Yet, the tide is dragging you down. Try as you might, you cannot seem to break through. It’s so much easier to just give up. Let the waters swallow you. Give up on reaching the surface because what’s really so bad about lying on the seafloor for ... Read More »

Fun Places to Study

As the school year is starting to wrap up, there is still so much to do. There are still a multitude of final projects, test, quizzes and the daily grind of normal class work. There is also the battle to find time for relationships and sleep. As a result, it can be really hard to keep in the mindset of ... Read More »

“If you know what I’m singin’ about…”

I still remember exactly where I was when I first heard of the paisley one, Prince.  Most of my BNC (now SNU) contemporaries will remember the Sound Warehouse store located at 39th and MacArthur, just a few blocks from the campus.  It was my favorite place to spend almost any evening or weekend.  As I was scanning through the 3 ... Read More »

What Do You Think About Cultural Appropriation?

Cultural appropriation is defined as the use of a culture’s symbols, artifacts, genres, rituals or technologies by members of another culture. Most of the time that other culture is a dominant or privileged culture. I hijacked a group of students and had a discussion about the concept of cultural appropriation. Many of these students came from different cultures, backgrounds and ... Read More »

The Lack of Diversity at SNU

EDITORIAL NOTE: In light of recent events and discussions on campus related to diversity, The ECHO staff invited opinion pieces related to diversity. While the views contained in this opinion piece do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The ECHO staff, we do believe it is important that to further promote conversations in this area that we provide a forum ... Read More »