• Love and SNU

    Love and SNU

    Among the most pressing questions and societal pressure comes the thought of, “Why am I still single...

  • Back to Back

    Back to Back

    In 2012 , Southern Nazarene University transitioned into NCAA Division II. From then on, the team ha...

  • Mon1kers in Review

    Mon1kers in Review

    The band Monikers is a pop alternative band made up of the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) alum C...

  • Mission Opportunities at SNU

    Mission Opportunities at SNU

    This past week at SNU was GO week. GO week is when students can learn about opportunities where they...

  • Here’s to the Dreamers

    Here’s to the Dreamers

    “We all come from somewhere. We all have a story. We all have dreams. We all have uncertainty of the...

The Echo 10.5.12

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Letters from abroad: The earth below my feet

By Angela Mardock, guest columnist Sitting on the airplane, I began to realize this was all becoming a reality and not just a dream.  Not that the two heavy suitcases and a backpack didn’t bring things into perspective, but it was the sudden change in the atmosphere and environment that really made things… real.  All the flight attendants began to ... Read More »

Senior class retreat location changed to BFC Mid-High

The senior class retreat location has been changed to the BFC Mid-High Room, according to a Facebook post to the SNU Class 2013 by senior class council member Madie Cash. The post reads: “Hey Seniors! Tonight is the night for Class Retreat! Due to the rain, there has been a LOCATION CHANGE! We’re headed to the BFC Mid-High Room (literally ... Read More »

Baker’s guide to thrifting in Oklahoma City

By Baker Pitts There’s nothing worse than an outdated wardrobe. Unless, of course, your wardrobe is purposefully outdated. Enter, the thrift store; a magical place where one can purchase previously owned clothes and trinkets at an extremely low price. And I am here to help you, dear readers, learn about the best places to thrift here in our fair city. ... Read More »

Studying abroad is more valuable and more possible than you think

By Brad Crofford I knew about some of the benefits of studying off-campus from my own experiences, but when I participated on a panel of students talking about it to freshmen last Friday, I was blown away at all the opportunities it offers My friend Ashleigh got to ride an elephant, see the Taj Mahal, and participate in an Indian ... Read More »

As I see it: My stubborn optimism

By Patty Juliuson “You’ve failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn’t you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a ... Read More »

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 »