Enactus: Empowering Students to Help Others

Enactus is a business organization that empowers students to use the skills they learn in the classroom to make a difference in the lives of others. Enactus stands for: EN (trepreneurial): seeing an opportunity and acting on it for the good of others ACT(ion): willing to do something and see it through, even when the outcomes are not guaranteed. US: ... Read More »

Sledding without Snow: 2014 Ice Blocking

Sliding down a hill at Will Rogers Park on blocks of ice has been a thrilling and entertaining tradition for students at Southern Nazarene University over the years. This year was no different, despite the event being rescheduled from Sunday, September 21 to the following Sunday. For those of you who have never been ice blocking, it’s simple: you wear ... Read More »

SNU Tonight Show Preview

The Echo was given the privilege of getting a sneak peak of The Tonight Show. Here we have some short descriptions of the acts we saw that will either split your sides or leave you awed. Note: Not all acts are listed, some were not witnessed and others are being kept secret for the show. Star Wars: Skill What would ... Read More »

Wet Bandits: A Game of Life and Death

I played wet bandits last year and only survived for three days before I was mercilessly gunned down in front of the Commons building. So, I knew that competition this year would be as tough, if not tougher than last year. After all, more people knew me now than at the beginning of the game last year. But, I was ... Read More »

USTA/ITAs Regional Championship

The Southern Nazarene University tennis team participated in the USTA/ITA (United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association)  regional tournament in Springfield, MO last weekend, September 19-21. Senior Maria Andrianova lost in singles in a quarterfinal to Patricia Husakova, from Northeastern State. Andrianova fell 6-4, 6-2 in her last match at the USTA/ITA’s tournament. The day before the quarterfinal Andrianova had a ... Read More »

What’s in a Name?: Names versus Nicknames

Our names and nicknames are in many ways the source of our identity. Whether you hate or love your names and/or nicknames, the power to choose what you will be called is a privilege that many people get to experience at some point in their lifetime. For SNU students, the legacy behind names/nicknames is no different. “My parents always wanted ... Read More »

Movie Review: The Remaining

Cast: Johnny Pacar (Tommy), Shaun Sipos (Jack), Bryan Dechart (Dan), Alexa PenaVega (Skylar), Italia Ricci (Allison), Liz E. Morgan (Sam), John Pyper-Ferguson (Pastor Shay), Kim Pacheco (Nurse Rachel), Hayley Lovitt (Southern Belle), Erin Murphy (Linsey). Director: Casey La Scala Review:   “Would you choose GOD?” This is basically an idea that arose during the whole movie. Sony’s Affirm Films released ... Read More »

Theology General Education Courses: Loved and Hated

All SNU students have to take Theology general education credits, but some of them may be more helpful or enriching than others. Christian Faith and Life, Foundations of Christian Belief, and Old or New Testament are the required theology credits under the current academic catalogue. Dianne Wade, sophomore, took Christian Faith and Life during her freshman year. “It was basically ... Read More »

UPDATE: Library Renovations: What to Expect and Why

This semester the library will be renovated to include a coffee shop, a more accessible Center for Student Success and new furnishings to better adapt to the wants and needs of all the students at SNU. To get a better understanding of what SNU students should be expecting, I interviewed Katie King, the Director of the Library, and Scott Strawn, ... Read More »

This Weekend: Class Retreats

Get to know the people who won’t graduate before you, i.e. your class, at the class retreats this weekend. Sign up in the commons during meal times to reserve your spot (1 p.m. on Friday is your last chance). It’s $2 or free with your crimson card. Freshman Sleepover: Leave from Bud Robinson at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night and ... Read More »

Four Books To Grow Your Faith

When you want to grow spiritually, the best place to turn is always the Bible. However, just like going to church on Sundays, other believers can point out biblical truths that we alone may have missed. Here are four books to read this fall that will grow, challenge and strengthen your faith. Love Does by Bob Goff If you are ... Read More »

All the Single Ladies: How to Rock the Single Life at SNU

Being single in college is never easy—particularly when you go to a private Christian university like SNU. But never fear, ladies! I’m here to give you some rules (or guidelines) to follow in order to enjoy being single until you find your knight-in-shining armor. Rule #1: Don’t try to look nice. Forget about makeup or doing your hair. Wear sweats ... Read More »

Freshman SGA Candidates

If you are a freshman, vote for your favorite candidate on Thursday. Presidential Candidates: JaVone Knox I’m JaVone Knox from Bethany, Oklahoma. I am so grateful to be a part of Southern Nazarene University. I’m so excited to be running for Student Government Freshmen Class President this year. Being able to be the leader that God called me to be is ... Read More »