Publications staff attends media conference, wins awards

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief Members of SNU’s newspaper and yearbook staffs attended and won numerous awards at the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association’s annual conference at Oklahoma State University on Friday, April 5. Students attended workshops related to media and then a keynote speech by Lynn Povich, one of the women behind a landmark gender discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek. “I really ... Read More »

Hammocks are great for relaxation, adventure, enjoying nature

By Cole Trotter, Guest writer Up in the trees, under the bunk beds, or even in the Honors Lounge – hammocks can be found all over SNU’s campus.  Hammocking is a trending hobby for many students on campus and is growing in popularity. Many students find it a great way to relieve stress and to enjoy beautiful weather.  Hammocks just ... Read More »

SNU Softball looks up when times are down

Kendra Nixon, Content Editor Even though the SNU softball team’s record this season says losing, their attitudes say winning. With an overall record of 12-24, it obvious that they have ran into some trouble. But each loss was just a run or a pitch away from a win. The team is composed of talented players, but the transition into Division ... 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 »

The man behind the school: our interview with Dr. Gresham

Garvis Long, Staff Writer You may have heard of him, and you may have even met him. But do you know Dr. Loren P. Gresham? Let me shed some light on Gresham, a.k.a. the man behind the school.  In addition to being the current president and a former professor, he is a former coach of the Bethany Nazarene College (BNC) ... Read More »

The greatest book on earth is now the greatest show on earth

By Garvis Long, Staff writer It was a Sunday evening with little to do.  I had just come home from church with my brother, and we both crashed on the couch to watch television.  One channel to the next with nothing but the same drama and same boring news stories about Kim Kardashian’s baby. It seemed like a regular day, ... Read More »

The Echo 4.12.13

Click here to download this week’s issue of The Echo as a PDF. Click the image below to view instantly. Open publication – Free publishing – More crimson storm Read More »

Mary’s Classic Buttercream Recipe

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief Mary Siems, senior biology-chemistry major, is the founder of The Charming Cupcakery. Here she shares her classic buttercream recipe. Learn more about how she balances her baking business with her studies. Mary’s Classic Buttercream “This is a great starter recipe that can be used as a base for many other buttercream flavors.” -Mary Read More »

Student makes money during college in a unique way

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief What started as a way of raising money for Nazarene Youth Conference in 2007 has turned into a unusual way of making money. Mary Siems, senior biology-chemistry major, started baking for NYC, and she now runs a small business called The Charming Cupcakery out of her mom’s kitchen. “I bounce ideas off my mom a lot. ... Read More »

Research Symposium to showcase variety of student research

Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor The SNU Undergraduate Research Symposium (UGRS) is an opportunity for students to present their research before peers and professors. This year’s symposium is taking place on April 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Royce Brown Building. According to Dr. Gina Weaver, one of the founders of the UGRS, the purpose is for students ... Read More »

Announcement: scholarship for students with documented disabilities

ATTENTION DISABILITY STUDENTS! If you are a student with a documented disability, then you may qualify for the McDonald-Henck memorial Scholarship. You must have completed a minimum of two full-time semesters at SNU with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above. If you meet these criteria, you may pick up an application in the Academic center for Excellence (ACE) in ... Read More »

Announcement: scholarship for first-generation students

ATTENTION FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS! If you are the first in your family to attend college (neither your mother nor father earned a four-year college degree), then you may qualify for the Fitzgerald Pacesetter Scholarship. You must have completed a minimum of two full-time semesters at SNU with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. If you meet these criteria, you ... Read More »

Real Talk with Ronna: Oz, magically average

By Ronna Fisher, Assistant editor (Stop!  Don’t read this!  It probably (most definitely) contains spoilers.) As I was getting my airplane seat kicked by a little girl who insisted on singing a made-up song mixture of  “Kumbaya” and “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy,” I had plenty of time to reflect on my recent viewing of Oz the Great and Powerful. With ... Read More »

Fine Arts department feature: Laura Miller

By Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Students at SNU are required to host recitals as partial fulfillment of the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education with Vocal Emphasis. Junior vocal music education major  Laura Miller performed in her junior level recital on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Cantrell Music Hall.  Laura is a mezzo-soprano and a student of Professor ... Read More »

Jake the movie guy: Wreck-It Ralph review

By Jake O’Bannon, Columnist Why didn’t you all tell me how good “Wreck-It Ralph” was when it came out back in November? I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed in you. All joking aside…what a great movie! It may just be me, but I love how a well-made children’s movie such as this is able to bring out such ... Read More »