Thank You? Unusual Christmas Presents

As children, I’m sure many of us woke up early on Christmas morning eagerly anticipating the unwrapping of gifts. Some of us probably waited for hours by the tree, and others probably rushed to our parents’ bedrooms and woke them up so the gift opening could commence. And let’s be honest, some of us still want to wake up our ... Read More »

In Review: Mocking Jay Part 1

To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of The Hunger Games. Like almost everyone else my age, I read the books back when hype was being built up for the movie in 2012. There was so much hype for the series back then that it almost seemed impossible a series this big could be anything less than perfect. ... Read More »

Baby it’s cold outside: 5 Ways to keep Yourself Warm this Winter

After Oklahoma’s first snowfall on November 16, I think it’s safe to say that winter is finally here! We know that along with Christmas music, magical snow and peppermint-scented candles, winter also brings freezing cold temperatures. If you are like me, you may not be fond of the ice-cold wind chill of 10 degrees. If you often find yourself shivering ... Read More »

Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is the story of a boy named Hiro trying to find healing after losing his closest family member. Along the way he teams up with friends who are set on helping him. But how far will he have to go to find healing? The Good: The animation: The movie’s animation is styled extremely similar to that of ... Read More »

Killer Sprinklers: SNU’s irrigation system

Who didn’t wonder why they were sprinkled from nowhere by the SNU irrigation system when they didn’t expect it? Who wants to be sprinkled in the early morning sometime in the middle of December? Well there is the way to avoid this unless you want to experience this. Nothing cannot be as awesome as being wet and cold, right? For ... Read More »

Sherlock: Not Just Another Adaptation

The world’s best-known detective has been portrayed in different ways in many adaptations, but perhaps none are more masterful than the British television show called simply “Sherlock.” “Sherlock” began airing in 2010 and has three series so far. One would think that that’s a lot of episodes, but it turns out that there are only three episodes per series. Each ... Read More »

How to Not Get Ebola at SNU

With the news of late droning on about Ebola, The Echo decided to interview Dr. Ami Siems from the Southern Nazarene University’s nurses office to get some tips and ideas about what would happen if Ebola came to SNU. Interview in a nutshell: If you don’t want to get Ebola, don’t go where people have it. If think you have ... Read More »

Album In Review: 1989

Being the ripe old age of twenty, I feel entitled to criticize what “kids these days” are into. Some of these trends are difficult to understand, despite the fact that sometimes I am a participant. Taylor Swift’s new album is heavily influenced by her target demographic. So, in order to understand “1989”, we must understand what teenagers are interested in. ... Read More »

Not Just Another Email: The Alumni Prayer Team

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Some may start their prayer time ... Read More »

Coffee Naps

About a month ago, I read an article about the concept of the “coffee nap” that a friend shared on Facebook. The general idea of this coffee nap was that by drinking a cup of coffee right before a twenty minute power nap, you could somehow reap the positive effects of both the caffeine from the coffee and the restfulness ... Read More »

Personal Training

Some of us struggle with losing weight and being in a good shape. Also, only a few of us know how to achieve the desired result. Well, now it is time to know. Did you know that there are great personal trainers at SNU? If you need their help to set a goal, write exercises for you and help you ... Read More »