Human Rights Awareness Week to focus on homelessness

By Kendra Nixon, Content Editor Human Rights Awareness Week (HRAW) is a bi-annual event put on by the Campus Ministries council, and this year’s HRAW will be unlike anything that’s been done in the past. Twice each year, this event-filled week intends to spread awareness about a subject that is relevant to SNU students. Themes in the past have been ... Read More »

Arts festival to include variety of art, music, food

By Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor For a third year in a row, Homecoming Weekend will include an arts festival which will feature the art and work of local artists, SNU alumni, staff, faculty, and students. This year there are a total of twenty-five groups or individuals participating in the festival. The first two years featured a blend of students, alumni, ... Read More »

What’s next for XBOX and PS3?

By Matthew Wellman, Staff Writer Video games have come a long way since the days of Pong and Space Invaders.  We now have devices like motion sensor controllers and life-like graphics. But what’s next for the video game world? Is it virtual reality? Is it complete artificial interaction? We won’t talk about those things, at least not yet. Microsoft is ... Read More »

My favorite off-campus study places

By Ashleigh Buchanan, Staff Writer Sometimes, you need to take your one-man study party off campus. Whether it’s because the library is closed, your roommates are being loud, or you just need a change of scenery, it’s good to have a few places in your back pocket to retreat to whenever these situations arise. Here are a few of my ... Read More »

International Athlete Feature: Luis Hernandez

By Matthew Wellman This week, I interviewed one of my teammates, Luis Hernandez. He is a junior baseball player from the Dominican Republic. MW: How did you find out about SNU? LH: A friend of mine told me about the school needing a player, so I contacted Coach Lee, who I met in summer of 2011, and I visited the ... Read More »

As I see it: How I ended up at SNU

By Patty Juliuson, Columnist My husband is an Oklahoma boy, so when he retired from military service, we decided to live near the family in OKC. That put me within reach of several fine academic institutions. How did I end up at SNU? Good question. First and foremost, I am a Christian. Not an “oh, I go to church” Christian, ... Read More »

The Echo 11.9.12

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Married students talk dating, counseling, and “ring by spring”

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-Chief Having already gone through the processes of dating, getting engaged, and getting married, Josue and Ginger (Villacampa) Murillo, Marissa (Summerford) Callen, Hillary (Johnson) Underwood, and Bre (Simmons) Frees have some perspective. We asked them for some advice and about the infamous “ring by spring” phenomenon. Seniors Josue and Ginger Murillo met during their sophomore year through ... Read More »

“Snubies” no longer: How I learned to stop judging people in SGA

By Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor I’m going to be honest: I haven’t always been very supportive of SGA. I’ve used words like “snubie” with a negative connotation. I have been cynical of the motives behind people who are highly involved in SGA. I have been harsh, judgmental and sometimes even secretly cruel towards people in SGA. Last year I went ... Read More »

The Student Athletic Advisory Council

By Kira Roberts, Layout Editor The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a somewhat overlooked, but important, group of students on campus.  While not many people even know they exist, they spend a lot of time and effort as the voice of student athletes to the athletic administration, faculty and student body. The Athlete Ministry Council was formed in 2006, ... Read More »

The $1 trillion question: The student loan debt crisis

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-Chief America has a debt crisis, and its students have a problem of their own. Student loan debt presents a problem that reaches far beyond the debtors to negatively impact the larger society. Last fall during the Occupy Wall Street movement, one of the key messages was a demand for the forgiveness of student loans. Since that ... Read More »