Emma Wright

Emma Wright, Staff Writer, is currently a Sophomore English Major all the way from Bethany, OK. She enjoys admiring quality writing found in pop culture such as Ke$ha lyrics, Christopher Nolan’s screenplays and Game of Thrones, as well as sharing these passions with friends. Her hopes and dreams are to continue her education by going to graduate school and becoming a journalist for Paste Magazine.
24 Articles

Sydney Jones

Sydney Jones, Staff Photographer, is a Junior Mass Communication Major and Music Minor from the tiny, Texas town of Wellington. She is serving as a second-year Resident advisor this school year. Though she has undergone some major growth since her Freshman year at SNU, she admits her slight infatuation with John Mayer and ice cream has never wavered. Sydney loves the Lord and her family immensely, and even though she is excited for the future, she admits she will never truly “want to grow up."
22 Articles

Jim Smith

Prof. Jim Smith, Echo Faculty Advisor Prof. Smith is a professor of Mass Communication at SNU where he has been on the faculty for 25 years. His greatest passion is seeing students develop and grow passions of their own.
17 Articles

Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones, Editor-in-Chief, was born in the great city of Houston, Texas. Currently, Marshall is a senior at Southern Nazarene University, studying Mass Communication. Marshall has a love for all things bluegrass, coffee, and outdoors.Before becoming Editor-in-Chief at The Echo, Marshall served as both the publication’s Business Manager and as a Staff Writer
17 Articles

Lizette Casas

Lizette Casas, Staff Writer, was born and raised in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, aka New Mexico. Currently, she is a junior majoring in Mass Communication. Recently, she has become a huge fan of NASCAR and has hopes of one day meeting her favorite driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. After Lizette graduates she has dreams of pursuing her education and moving to San Diego to become a Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. There, she hopes to teach students about the fascinating world that is videography and photography
14 Articles

Courtney McDaniel

Courtney McDaniel, Staff Writer  Courtney is junior majoring in Nursing. Courtney grew up as a Navy brat but now her family currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is apart of the SNU Speak House on campus that works with an non-profit to end sex-trafficking in Oklahoma City. Courtney loves listening to some Judah & The Lion, going to hit some dingers at the batting cages, and hanging out with people. She hopes to be a Nurse in the US Navy after graduation and to continue serving others through her profession. 
11 Articles

Parker Whitson

Parker Whitson, Staff Writer, was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Parker is currently in her second year at Southern Nazarene University and is majoring in Mass Communications. Parker has a passion for photography, videography, and meeting new people that share her interests. This is Parker’s first year working for the Echo Newspaper.
10 Articles

Clifton Grear

Clifton Grear, Staff Writer Clifton is a junior majoring in Mass Communication. He is ecstatic about having the opportunity to work with the Echo. Clifton also works with a non-profit named ONE. You can catch Clifton getting buckets in Broadhurst in his free time or occupying the sand volleyball courts with his crew of ballers. Clifton enjoys long walks on the beach and listening a collection of the best artists in the rap game. He also is an avid dancer and plans on becoming a dance instructor after he retires. After graduation, Clifton does not know what he wants to do, but he plans on following God’s plan for him.
8 Articles

Garrison Bluhm

Garrison Bluhm, Staff Writer, is a native Texan that enjoys the simple things in life. He is a Sophomore Marketing student at SNU, and he is his second semester of working for the ECHO. His passions include Rock Band, hiking through the mountains, and hanging out with his girlfriend.
7 Articles

Brysien Cross

Brysien Cross, Staff Writer, is a Junior from Tyler, Texas that majors in Mass Communications in hopes that he can one-day work for a major sports networks involving his two loves. Brysien is also a member of Southern Nazarene’s Crimson Storm Football Program where gets the opportunity to do something he has dreamt of as a child. One of his favorite quotes is, "comparison is the thief of joy" and he believes when you are truly yourself through and through, the light of happiness will always shine.
4 Articles

Caleb Rose

Caleb Rose, Staff Writer, was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Caleb has recently returned to Southern Nazarene University and is a Sophomore Mass Communications major. Caleb’s passions include music, theater and spending time with friends.
2 Articles

Abby Williams

Abby Williams, Staff Writer Abby Williams is a freshman studying Mass Communication. She is excited about writing for the ECHO. Abby is usually working the front desk in the Admissions Office and she enjoys meeting new and prospective students. When she is not at work she is probably napping or hanging out with her friends.
1 Article

Selene Gonzales

Selene Gonzales, Guest Writer Selene Gonzales is a junior Elementary Education major from Fort Worth, Texas. She has hopes of attending grad school or law school after graduation. Selene has a passion for education and immigration justice. One of her top strengths is learner, so she likes trying everything. She loves photography and is one of the photographers for Athletic Communications.
1 Article