Opinion

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 »

Diversity or Discrimination?

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 »

Five Foreign Films for the Movie Snob

Whether you’re a casual watcher of movies, or a self-proclaimed movie snob, there is a certain level of commitment that it takes to watch a foreign film, especially one that is not in your native language. These are not movies that you can simply put on in the background and casually pay attention to. If you’re going to make the ... Read More »

Tips for Finding a Good Roommate

April has arrived, and now it’s time to find a roommate for next year. Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who has already found your perfect partner. You’re set to coast through the next few years with the same roommate. For others, unfortunately, April and housing sign ups means needing to start the search anew. Housing sign ups are ... Read More »

D.C.’s Cinematic Future in the Wake of Superhero Fatigue

Two weekends ago, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was released into theaters, marking the next major step in the launching of D.C’s cinematic universe. D.C. has many more movies lined up for the next few years, including movies about solo-heroes and group ones as they look to form the Justice League to rival “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Whether one favors ... Read More »

Focus More Easily: Music Suggestions for Studying

It’s a habit I fall into time and time again: I sit down to write an essay but get caught up listening to the lyrics of a new album. Despite the meaning that words can add to a song, they can be distracting when one is studying or writing. For the assistance of my classmates, I wish to share three ... Read More »

Apathy Among University Students

It seems that in most things, college campuses are plagued by apathy. For a while now I’ve wondered just what it would take to mobilize fellow students in and out of the classroom about politics or injustice. But what makes students apathetic? Is it the heavy workload, increased stress, being extremely exhausted all the time or the combination of it ... Read More »

The Origins of Easter and Its Traditions

Most people in America celebrate Easter with a church service, an easter egg hunt and dyeing eggs pastel colors. However, since the holiday’s name and all the secular traditions associated with Easter are products of its pagan origins, many countries around the world celebrate it in a unique way. There are many people who believe that Easter’s pagan origins center ... Read More »