Tag Archives: Jessica De La Cruz

What I Learned From The ECHO

I started out this year believing I would be much more involved on campus and turning in my assignments days before they were due. None of which has really, at least to the extent I hoped for, happened. I am a bit more involved on campus and I turn in some of my assignments at least 30 minutes before they ... Read More »

The Smartest Advice for Finals

I am a genius and knowledgeable about everything; therefore, I can guide you in these troubling times to success. Don’t know what to do for finals? Well, read this article and you will know how to handle every last test, presentation, paper, or whatever it is that is your final. 1. You need to quit studying. No one who has ... Read More »

Motivation for Staying Motivated

Right now, you’re drowning. You can see the surface mere inches above you. Yet, the tide is dragging you down. Try as you might, you cannot seem to break through. It’s so much easier to just give up. Let the waters swallow you. Give up on reaching the surface because what’s really so bad about lying on the seafloor for ... Read More »

What Do You Think About Cultural Appropriation?

Cultural appropriation is defined as the use of a culture’s symbols, artifacts, genres, rituals or technologies by members of another culture. Most of the time that other culture is a dominant or privileged culture. I hijacked a group of students and had a discussion about the concept of cultural appropriation. Many of these students came from different cultures, backgrounds and ... Read More »

How Will You Get Your Books Next Year?

It is always hard to figure out the total expenses of college. There are so many things to consider. However, it is almost inevitable that one of the biggest expenses of college is books. Now there are some ways you can cut this cost down. You can share a book with your friend, rent, buy used, or (probably not the ... Read More »

In Review: The Brubecks Play Brubeck Concert

It was with much anxiety that I approached Bethany First Church, across the street from the school, to see the Brubecks Play Brubeck concert. I was going to this school event to support several of my friends in choir. I heard about their practices and how constantly tired they were, but I still had no idea what to expect. However, ... Read More »

The Impact of NSI Mentors

One of the first events you must participate when you enter college is orientation. This is needed for multiple reasons, but the most important is to help new students adjust to their new surroundings. It helps smooth that transition period for many students entering into college. The New Student Institute (NSI) is a five-day orientation program here at SNU. New ... Read More »

Bollywood at SNU

An exciting event is coming to SNU April 15. The Multicultural Student Network (MSN) organization is hosting “Bollywood Comes to SNU,” a day dedicated to celebrating Indian culture and heritage. There will be traditional food served, henna tattoos and (potentially) traditional dances performed by students. This has been a long-time wish of Jasmine Abraham, as she said, “When I was ... Read More »

What is CLEP and How It Can Help

CLEP (College-Level Examination Programs) exams are best described by SNU’s CLEP information site as “national standardized tests that allow students to earn transcript credit by demonstrating they have proficiency in a subject equivalent to the expectations for a college course.” It is best to have some prior knowledge of the subject you want to take the exam in, because these ... Read More »

What You Should Know for Your Writing Appointment

Have you visited our Writing Center yet? It is a great place that offers free revision services for all traditional undergraduate SNU students. If you are a bit confused in what exactly the center does and how to best prepare for your appointment, then read this! The writing center has three writing tutors who are all amazing students. Allen Dunlap ... Read More »

“Zootopia”: A Great Movie About Diversity

“Zootopia,” the exciting new animated film about a world filled with anthropomorphic animals, was released in theaters this past weekend. We saw it on Saturday and were highly impressed with the film and its message on diversity. Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a young bunny with dreams of becoming a cop; she is ridiculed for trying to break the status ... Read More »

General and Department Scholarship Application Helps Students

The time has come to fill out scholarships and find money to pay for school. Actually, that time is all the time. Here at SNU there is a General and Department Scholarship application, which allows students to fill out one form for all the available scholarships. It saves time and relieves stress on students. The application is available to students ... Read More »

Why We Should Strive to End Black History Month

There are many reasons why we should strive to end Black History Month. Why? Because only then will there finally be equality in our society. Until equal representation and integration of Black history is part of America’s history, the end goal of this movement will not be achieved. Black History Month first came about in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. ... Read More »

What Happens When You Are “Too Nice”

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by all the favors you promised? Or by the favors you were forced into? Well fear not, I have as well! I often find myself doing too many favors for others or not being assertive enough in my decisions. This can be extremely problematic when you are entering into adulthood. You have to be ... Read More »