Limited number makes each home football game more important

By Matthew Wellman The SNU football team only has two home games this season. This means that both the campus community and the team is forced to cram all the stuff that they may spread out through five or six games into just a couple of games. This last Saturday during the first of two home games, there was tailgating, ... Read More »

The Echo 9.28.12

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Power outage

The lights at SNU and around Bethany went out temporarily on Thursday night/Friday morning. It appears to be the result of widespread power outages centered in NW Oklahoma City. As of 12:26 a.m., OG&E’s System Watch (a power outage tracking tool) showed 7,855 customers affected in Bethany, Woodlawn Park, Warr Acres, Oklahoma City-North, and Oklahoma City-West. UPDATE:  As of 1:00 ... Read More »

Letters from abroad: A plea from a fellow child of empire

By Tesica Starkey “Dine with the opposition.” It’s a phrase that frequents the lips of Dr. David Holt, the director of CCCU’s Middle East Studies Program (MESP). Initially, under the influence of jet lag and naiveté, I assumed that any opposition I encountered would fit nicely under labels like Israeli, Jew, Arab, Palestinian, or Muslim. This is their conflict, after ... Read More »

Dear Freshman

Dear Freshman, Are you homesick yet? I’m sure most of you think I’m crazy for asking that question since you are still just enjoying the freedom of college life (within SNU limitations of course). But I know the rest would answer with a yes. Want to know how I know? Well, not only have I talked to some of you ... Read More »

The Voice and going places: Our interview with Tim Cole

Resident directors play an important role in students’ college experiences. This is the second in a series of interviews with resident directors to help students get to know them better. You can read our interview with Jocelyn Bullock here. The Echo: Could you tell me a little bit more about your responsibilities as an assistant RD? Tim Cole: I handle ... Read More »

Musician’s lament

By Cindy Benton Students of classical music are often reminded of the decline in our field. With the rise of technology taking over the production of music and society’s tendency to favor watching the excitement of the newest Hollywood blockbuster over the thrills of a Mahler symphony, our future as musicians aren’t looking too great. Read More »

Professor uses sabbatical to study songs from Les Miserables

By Brad Crofford For his first sabbatical, one professor chose to study a story whose universality he describes as “almost unparalleled (except the Bible).” Dr. Doug Samples, professor of pastoral ministry and the lead pastor at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene, spent the spring of 2012 working with two other pastors looking at songs from the musical Les Miserables. Read More »

Off with the masks, on with the name tags

By Brad Crofford We live in a society of masks. We wear masks when we are around others, wanting them to have a positive view of us. I knew all about this when I sang in choir in high school. When I was going to be performing a solo at a concert, I would practice for weeks. I would have ... Read More »

The Odd Life of Timothy Green: Are we called to be odd?

By Jake O’Bannon I saw a weird movie this weekend. That’s a stupid way to start a review, but that’s just how I’m going to do it this time. I use the word “weird” because the movie I saw, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, was in fact weird. Now don’t get me wrong, weird can be good. Weird is ... Read More »

The Echo 9.21.12

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SNU has third largest enrollment in university history

Dr. Loren Gresham has announced that with 1,096 traditional students and 1,088 students in Professional and Graduate Studies, this year’s fall enrollment is the third highest in the university’s history. Read about the announcement, and learn about some of the methods used to increase enrollment. Read More »

As I see it: Sixty-four crayons

By Patty Juliuson I love crayons. I love the way they look in the box and I love using them. I even like the way they smell when they’re new. I see myself as a 64-crayon person, you know? Why color something brown when you can use “Burnt Sienna”, “Desert Sand” or “Fuzzy Wuzzy?” Read More »