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February 22, 2013 Volume 84 Issue 18 echo.snu.edu

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Students attempt to get “unstuck” at Spiritual Life Retreat

Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor Over one hundred students came together for fellowship, worship, games, food, and some relaxation last Friday at Falls Creek Camp. According to Jake O’Bannon, SGA executive vice-president for campus ministries, the purpose of Spiritual Life Retreat is to “get away from campus for a few hours, relax and find some rest, be in community with other students, have some along time with God, and have fun—in no particular order.“ Students can get overwhelmed throughout the semester with homework, jobs, sports and other activities on campus.

“I named [the retreat] ‘Unstuck’ to emphasize how we as college students can at times get stuck in a schedule where life is just a to-do list, and God is just another thing on the list to cross off,” O’Bannon said. The weekend was meant to be a chance for students to get refreshed and rejuvenated emotionally, spiritually, and, possibly, physically. Following a dinner of free Qdoba, students participated in a worship service led by Brandon Whiteside and feature speaker, Travis Lee. “Brandon Whiteside did a

Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief Dr. Mary Jones has resigned as the university’s provost, according to President Loren Gresham in an email provided to The Echo. Jones will serve through the remainder of this academic year before beginning as provost at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. Jones arrived at SNU as a marketing professor in 2006 and began serving as provost in 2008. Prior to her time at SNU, she had served as the Chief Academic Officer at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya from 2001-2006 and had taught business at MNU before that. “She has worked tirelessly through the challenges of HLC reaccreditation, stresses brought on by the eco-

nomic recession, the retirement, resignation and/or replacement of valuable faculty colleagues, and many other items of service,” Gresham said. Gresham said that the Kansas City area, where MNU is located, has been Jones’ lifelong home, and “she still has family there to whom she will be available.” “Dr. Jones is a generous and gracious lady who has dedicated her life to Christ and to His causes. She has established many friends at SNU among faculty and staff. She will be missed,” Gresham said. Plans for filling Jones’ position are still in development as Gresham was informed on Friday, Feb. Dr. Mary Jones has resigned as provost effective at the end of the 15, of the vote by MNU’s trustees. school year, according to President Loren Gresham. (Photo from

Students then staved off the wonderful job leading, and it was just really awesome seeing over chilly night with a large bonfire a hundred students raising their and s’mores. There was laughter, a spontaneous sing-off, and marshmallow tosses as students enjoyed the flexibility of being off-campus and hanging out around the fire. The rest of the weekend included a time of games, a 1 a.m. worship service led by Taylor Greenhill, pancakes, more worship, a time of solitude and prayer, and more food. O’Bannon emphasized that all activities were ophands and raising their voices,” tional. “I think the most beneficial sophomore Amanda Cummings said. Continued on page 3

“college students can... get stuck in a schedule where life is just a todo list”

Jones resigns as provost, to leave for MNU at end of year


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Students to shave heads for childhood cancer

Brad Crofford, Editor-In-Chief Money can make you bald. At least it can if you are Emily Bostick, Kimi Black or Angel Aranda. To help raise money for childhood cancer organization St. Baldrick’s, these three students will be shaving their heads if they can meet their goal of $1,500 by March 9. “We shave our heads in solidarity with the kids who have to shave their heads,” Bostick, freshman elementary education major, said in an exclusive interview with The Echo. “We have the easy route though. They have to go through the treatments, and we are just shaving our heads.” If they reach their goal, Black and Bostick will first donate as much of their hair as possible to non-profit organization Locks of Love, and then shave the remainder of their hair. According to its website, Locks of Love “provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.” These three students are participating for various reasons, including personal ones. “My dad is diagnosed with cancer, and that was the catalyst,” Aranda said. “It’s personal because two other family members have it. I also am diagnosed with mylofibrosis.” According to Aranda, mylofibrosis has some of the same symptoms and treatments as leu-

Angel Aranda (left) and Emily Bostick (right) will be among the students shaving their heads to raise money for childhood cancer

kemia, including possible marrow transfusions or chemotherapy. “I was tired of being complacent. I wanted to do something in a way everyone could see and help out,” Bostick said. “As a teacher, I am going to be affected by childhood cancer... I am going to do as much as I can now.” “The reason I want to be a part of this is because I feel it is God’s calling for me to shave my head in solidarity for the children with cancer. I feel this is the best way for us to raise money for them,” Black wrote in an email to The Echo. They have raised money by sending letters and collecting donations through their page on St.

Baldrick’s website. It has been difficult to raise money at businesses, Bostick said. They hope to raise money on campus by organizing a penny war between the dorms in which dorms would compete with each other to donate the most money. Childhood cancer causes more childrens’ deaths in the U.S. each year than any other disease, according to the St. Baldrick Foundation. And yet, less than four percent of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is directed toward childhood cancer research. According to Bostick, less than one percent of money donated to the American Cancer Society goes to childhood cancer, and it

is the same situation for government cancer funding. Aranda, Black and Bostick are already planning for how they will deal with having their heads shaven. “I am going around bald. No toupee for me,” Aranda said. “Wigs are cheating,” Bostick said. “I bought some hats from Target on clearance that are real cute...it’s real cold outside, so I have hats for that. I am mostly planning on going around bald.” Bostick encouraged students to come and watch their heads being shaved, which is planned for the evening of March 9 in Bud Robinson. The exact time is yet to be determined.

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Students attempt to get “unstuck,” continued Continued from page 1 time for people was the hour of silence we had Saturday morn-

ing. We don’t get that a lot on campus, and I hope people really got to experience silence and true one on one time with God,” says

OBannon. Grace Williams, freshman, enjoyed “being at a different setting from school but with the same

people, being able to rest more, and focus on God without having to run off and do homework.”

SSS students participate in TRiO Day at State Capitol By Ronna Fisher Twenty-five SSS students and five faculty boarded a bus for TRiO Day at the Oklahoma State Captiol on Wednesday, February 20. Students were able to sit in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and hear from distinguished professionals like the Honorable Tom Cole, U.S. representative of the 4th district of Oklahoma, the only registered Native American in Congress, and a member of the Chickasaw Nation. To hear, “We think you’re worth it,” from important people was really encouraging for many

of the students. “TRiO day helped me to see that although we are a government funded group of programs,

“there are people who care about us behind the legislation” there are people who care about us behind the legislation. It’s not just another aid program, but it’s people fighting for us to have a

better chance at success in our lives. It was reassuring to see and know that there are people in our Nation’s government who care about us,” senior SSS member Maranda Tez said. SNU student Kevin Noriega also had the opportunity to speak. “It was pretty awesome to see another TRiO member speak at the House, especially when it’s one of your friends!” Tez said. Noriega shared about life events that led to his involvement in SSS and McNair Scholars. He explained how much being a part of TRiO programs has changed his life and given him enough support to be the first person in his family

Kevin Noriega speaks during the annual TRiO day at the Oklahoma State Capitol. (Photo provided by Avery Richburg)

to graduate from college. “I was honored to speak to speak in front of all those students, and I was excited to feel that I was going to be heard by other students just like me, first generation and low income,” Noriega said. “It was above everything a blessing to see that others had an interest in my story, and I stood up there hopting that I could motivate one person to keep going in their college career and be the change in their families.” The opportunity to hear from successful adults that have benefitted from TRiO programs was exciting and encouraging. At the end of the day SSS Program Administrator Robyn Bryan reflected, “I felt inspired, encouraged, and motivated as I listened to the speakers. It was a great day to celebrate TRiO and the opportunities it provides to our students.” TRiO is three federally funded student support organizations: Student Support Services (SSS), McNair Scholars, and Upward Bound. “SSS is an organization that lends support academically or personally to help students who are under resourced realize the dream of college education,” Bryan said. TRiO Day is a time for TRiO students from different college campuses to come together and listen to speakers who support TRiO and encourage them to continue fulfilling their college dream and students whose lives have been affected by TRiO programs.


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Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and what they mean

Macy Silman, Staff Writer No wheat. No barley. No. rye. For those with celiac disease, food options are limited. Brianne Canino is a student at SNU who has had Celiac Disease for three and a half years. She has been quite active in raising awareness with the cafeteria staff about the disease and how they can better help the other students with this allergy. The cafeteria is attempting to help these people who can’t maintain the same diet as those without an allergy to wheat and wheat products. “The cafeteria has been really trying to be more aware of our allergy and the staff has really put forth an effort to make sure we have some choices when in eating there. Of course with everything, there is room for growth and we are working toward a better menu for gluten-free students,” Canino said. While aware of the name “celiac disease” and its annoying little brother, gluten intolerance, people are still somewhat unknowledge-

able as to what it actually is. According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is primarily found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. People with celiac disease who eat foods containing gluten experience an immune reaction in their small intestines, causing damage to the inner surface of the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients. Doctors are unsure what exactly causes this disease, but it does seem to be carried genetically for most families. The less easily diagnosed allergy, gluten intolerancem is also becoming more prevalent. It is not as dangerous as celiac but it is still not very well known. There is very little treatment for either, except a special diet that excludes all wheat products and gluten. The people who have this disease or a slight allergy do not have

any typical signs or symptoms. However, those with celiac or gluten allergy can experience obvious symptoms like vomiting, bloating, and abdominal pain. Some less obvious signs are anemia, irritability or depression, fatigue, upset stomach, joint pain, muscle cramps, skin rash, mouth sores, dental or bone damage, and

sometimes tingling in legs and feet. It seems awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance are becoming more and more prevalent. Interested individuals can find out more about celiac disease at the Mayo Clinic’s website, mayoclinic.com/health/celiacedisease.

Gluten free brownies. Photo by John Heppolette used under Creative Commons license.

CAMPUS QUESTIONS Q: How can students form a club? A: “Becoming a club is really pretty easy. It required students filling out an application that

has students list the purposes, activities, and faculty advisor for their start-up. Launch groups are start-up groups...They receive $100 in allocations for the start-up. Once they have been in existence for one semester and have demonstrated increased and consistent activity/participation and have a clear mission statement that is being achieved, then they are eligible to graduate up to a Benchmark group whereby they receive $250 dollars per year for allocations. After existing as a Benchmark group for 2 semesters, the club is eligible to graduate to become a Charter group, which gives them the benefit of having $500 per year in allocations. Ultimately, I’d love to talk anyone interested in starting a club through the process.”

-Zach Bond, Student Government Association (SGA) President


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As I see it: Branding Patty Juliuson, Staff Writer

I’m not much of a brand shopper. OK, I’ll admit I love me some Hello Kitty, but most of the time, a brand name is no big deal. My favorite clothing label is “CLEARANCE” and I drive a hail-beaten PT Cruiser. What does that tell you? Despite the swell of anti-consumerism in popular culture, we are a branded society. The North Face, Lucky Brand, Ed Hardy, Converse, Vans… we are labeled, and sometimes we think it matters. Would the hoody keep you warm if it weren’t inscribed with “Pink?” It’s interesting that some people are under the impression that the brand

Does wearing, driving, or ownmakes the person. Their self-image is inextricably tied to fashion and ing a certain brand reveal what kind possessions, and expensive brands of person you are? No, it only indiwork really hard to capitalize on cates who you THINK you are. Wearing Dior or Chanel doesn’t that philosophy. make you wealthy or cultured any more than wearing House of Deréon makes you Beyoncé. It just means you drop more dimes on your duds. The label on the shirt won’t change the heart that lies beneath. OK, stop, stop- I must confess, Watch the advertisements: car mak- I am actually a “brandaholic.” I ers really want you to believe the want certain labels all over me, and value of their automobile lies in I want them to come to people’s what their brand image will do for minds when they think of me. But the brands I want to wear your image.

“Ok, I’ll admit I love me some Hello Kitty”

Photo by Neil Crosby used under Creative Commons license.

aren’t found in any store, and they aren’t attached to purchases and possessions. When people see me, I want them to read the label of KINDNESS that I wear on my face. I hope they will recognize INTEGRITY emblazoned across my shirt, and the shoes of LOVE and GRACE that move me through my day. I want to decorate my head with a chapeau of JOY so that everyone can see it. These elite labels are valuable enough to pay the price to wear them. They belong to the Lord; He will gladly provide them, but it means more of HIM, less of me… a mammoth task, my friends, a monumental task. Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Those are labels I will be honored to wear. Nice thing is, there’s plenty to go around, and His size fits all. So go easy on my choice of fashion, and don’t be hating on Hello Kitty, either. See you in class.

Real talk with Ronna: Too much ice cream? Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor Maybe I am just being nostalgic, but sometimes I wish my life were more like Adventures in Odyssey. Every problem would be wrapped up in a little under thirty minutes, and every day would end at Whit’s End with ice cream or a Wod Fam Choc Sod (Whit’s World Famous Chocolate Soda) and laughing over the crazy antics of Connie and Eugene. On average, the biggest consequence I would ever face on any given day would be a little embar-

rassment, maybe a bruised pride, but I would always learn my lesson. My days would be filled with bike rides, tree houses and adventures in the imagination station. Every problem I had could be talked over with a gentle, concerned old man with a great, white mustache (Mr. Whittaker) and a bowl of ice cream. I could even hire a private investigator to find my faith when I felt as if I had lost it, although Mr. Whittaker, of course, would even-

tually show me that my faith was Adventures in Odyssey characnot literally lost. ter would be simple. Life would be good. People would be people. God would be God. And again, there would be a lot of ice cream. Unfortunately, I know that life is not like an Adventures in Odyssey episode in the least, and, if you are like me, you probably wish it were sometimes. Parents would never make mistakes; friendships would never die. You wouldn’t have to try so hard all the time. You would Apart from the mystery or sus- never have to go to traffic court or penseful episodes, my life as an Continued on page 3

“sometimes I wish my life were like Adventures in Odyssey”


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Kindles, chargers and other resources you may not know about By Katie King, Library Director The SNU Library is and continues to be the center for resourcing academic life and other activities on campus. Its mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christcentered community by providing the resources and support necessary for SNU faculty, staff, and students to wrestle with what it means to work toward creating God’s kingdom here on earth. This may look like working with students and faculty to critically think about what information they need, providing the campus with authoritative sources for a paper, article, thesis, or dissertation, or delivering access to online films and documentaries that may challenge our closely-held assumptions about the way the world works. To that end, we have a number of resources that you might not know about, and we’d like to briefly introduce those to you.

LearningExpress Library is a database you can consult when you need extra test preparation, when you need to improve your job-hunting abilities, and when you need to strengthen other life skills. First, you can get a little extra test practice for GRE, CLEP, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, GMAT, and TOEIC tests (Google those if you need to. No shame.). It offers you practice tests that you can take over and over until you feel more confident about your mastery of the material. LearningExpress also offers test practice for various occupational licensing, certification, and aptitude tests in areas like nursing, teaching, or real estate. Next, improve your career skills in areas like networking, crafting cover letters and resumes, and interviewing strategies and tips – go get that job! Finally, this resource helps you improve your life in areas like personal finance, public speaking, or

writing. Next, the SNU Library has listened to you, our community, and we have now purchased ThinkPad chargers for your use. They supplement our current selection of Dell and Apple laptops and chargers, as well as Kindle Fires (preloaded with several classic ebook titles) and chargers. The library will continue to change out chargers as the Laptop Center offers you new laptop options – we want to make sure your batteries are ready to meet the adventures that await! The SNU Library also provides online access to video resources. Films on Demand provides curious individuals with educational films in many areas, some of which are biology, communication, environmental science, history, mathematics, and sociology. For example, clips from “The Boxing Girls of Kabul” depict a group of young female Afghans trying to become world-class boxers under

an oppressive Taliban regime, and clips from “Global Weirding” feature hurricane chasers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussing whether or not the world’s weather is growing more extreme. Finally, the SNU Library will be contracting with at least one e-book vendor this spring! What does this mean for you? This means that, in the fall 2013 semester, you should be able to go to Encore, the library catalog, on library.snu.edu, search for a book, and receive e-book results that you can immediately view alongside print books in our catalog! In the meantime, you can be sure the library staff will be working hard to make sure that everything works correctly so that it’s easy to use and problemfree for you when you come back to SNU this fall.

Real talk with Ronna, continued Continued from page 5

fear, excitement. The list goes on and on. Somehow, these feelings have panic attacks or worry too are all connected and, sometimes, much about disease or sickness. completely indistinguishable. At the same time though, I am You would know that everything glad that life is so complex. I can was okay. Sometimes I feel like the human have really deep friendships, form experience is just too complicated bonds that I may never fully underfor me. We deal with so many dif- stand. I can sit around for hours ferent kinds of emotions, some- and just talk about life, the little times all in one day—sometimes things, the big things, the comall at once: bitterness, jealousy, plexities, and the contradictions. I can sit and hold a friend’s hand sadness, worry, joy, ecstasy, apathy,

while they just cry. Alternatively, I can learn about the power of prayer when what seems like an impossible situation turns around. I know what it’s like to be afraid and face that fear. Face it, we are complex human beings, and things are just more interesting that way. We learn and care and grow so much deeply because of life’s Photo by Flickr user hardships and complexities. Besides, I would probably get Patty used under Creative Commons license sick of all that ice cream.

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 editors-in-chiefs! Ronna Fisher and Kira Roberts, The Echo Jeff Carden, The Arrow


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Track and Field team doesn’t come home empty-handed Kendra Nixon, Content Editor SNU’s track and field team lived up to the hype going into the national meet. The Storm brought home five National Champions and eight All-Americans from the NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. The first-seeded men’s 4x400 meter relay team performed as predicted and got the gold by a landslide. They crossed the finish line with a 30 to 40 meter lead to seal the deal. “The first thing I thought was, ‘Did we really do it?’ It was exhilarating we finally won one,” said Kentrell Miller, third leg of the relay team. The winning team consisted of Miller, Rilwan Jimoh, Korey Eakers and Sterling Wright. Jimoh and Eakers started off the race, while Miller and Wright brought it home. “At first it was hard to believe because we messed up several times,” Miller said. The past couple years, the men’s 4x4 team was predicted to do well at nationals, but for several different reasons, they never finished with the gold. “This group is a good group of guys,” coach Derek Lane said. “They show a lot of character and persistence and never gave up and that’s something I try to preach to them…never give up and good things will happen to them and it finally paid off.”

The relay team was not the only success story to come away from indoor nationals. Freshman Grayson Haws made himself known in his first appearance at the national meet. Haws

“outdoor season begins Saturday, March 30th in Norman, OK ” was also a national champion in the 800-meter run. “It was a great feeling, I was happy that my hard work paid off,” Haws said. “I trusted in my training and knew what I was capable of.” The fact that this was his first time to compete at a collegiate national level didn’t show as he crossed the finish line for first place. “I went in with high expectations for myself, but at the same time I was nervous competing against some good runners,” Haws said. Miller, Jimoh, Eakers, Wright and Haws weren’t the only ones to bring home some hardware, Jackie Stevens, Michael Piatt and Kalicia Williams each received All-Americans in their respective events. “Overall they represented SNU very well, showed class in every

event,” Lane said. “They all tried their hardest no matter if they were in first place or toward the back, you could tell hey were giving it their all and they tried their hardest.” The track and field team now prepares for the outdoor season, which begins Saturday, March 30th at the OBU Invitational in Norman, OK. “Hopefully we can start outdoor the same as we did indoor,” Lane said. “[The 4x4 men’s relay team] had the number one time for indoor from the very beginning and were able to hold on to it through the whole year.” “We are definitely the favorites by far,” Miller said. “We’re going to have an ‘X’ on our backs so we have to bring it every meet and keep them at bay. It wasn’t a close race and we don’t want outdoor to be a close race either.” With longer straights and looser curves, outdoor is the time to see a runners true potential. “We aren’t taking any time off. Outdoor season is about to start up and we need to be prepared,” Haws said.

For more details and upcoming meets, visit the SNU Athletics website at http:// www.snuathletics.com

Make sure to support the basketball and baseball teams in their upcoming games!

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Restaurant review: Jersey Mike’s Garvis Long, Staff Writer What’s good, SNU? I’m not asking what’s going on with you, I’m literally asking what’s good as it pertains to food around the Bethany area. Well, I’m here to tell you that Jersey Mike’s subs are what’s good. This delicious sub shop was opened back in 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Today there are more than 600 locations still serving the top quality fresh taste. Jersey Mike’s only uses the best ingredients with their food. The breads, vegetables, meats and cheeses are all prepared fresh daily. Jersey Mike’s is a restaurant I usually go to in the evening or at night. It’s a great lunch spot and

can make for a good dinner. When I went inside Jersey Mike’s on Thursday, February 15, the sub shop had a few people inside with televisions on ESPN and CNN. Relatively quiet, it’s a perfect place for students to get some much needed study time if they need time away from the dorm or just hang out. It was not really trendy or old looking, but a mix of both, the “old sub shop” feel with a little new flavor added to it. The customer service from the employees was great; they are a friendly and helpful staff who knows how to make great sandwiches to your liking. The turkey sandwich is one of

my favorite sandwiches offered at the sub market. The turkey is put over one of your choices of bread piled with cheese and your choice of vegetables, oil and spices. The sub tasted so good right away. When you take the first bite, you immediately taste the fresh ingredients and the entire flavor from the meat and cheese, and the bread is flakey and soft. You have the choice of ordering the sub size mini, regular or giant. The regular size is usually the right amount for me and costs less than the giant size. My second favorite subs are the mouth-watering Philly cheese steaks packed with melted cheese, seasoned beef, fresh peppers and

onions. They are also very tasty and filling. If these sandwiches aren’t quite what you are looking for, then choose from one of the other delicious sandwiches, salads or wraps that have help build the Jersey Mike’s sub shop into one of the biggest sub companies in the United States. Jersey Mike’s is a good place to go for quiet study time, has great food and is not overly crowded. Whatever you choose, make sure you ask for it Mike’s Way. Things to order: Turkey breast and provolone sub Price Range: Moderate $5 and up

Jake’s Flicks preview Jake O’Bannon, Staff Writer We have reached that special time of year, the time of the year where you see students pulling out their FlipVid’s and iPhone 5’s to film their friends doing everything from hunting zombies to the Harlem Shake. Yes, the SNU Flicks Film Festival is one short week away. This year, I had the pleasure of getting a sneak preview of some of the videos to be featured in the festival, and I can honestly tell you that it is going to be an incredibly entertaining evening. With a great diversity of student-made films, those attending are sure to find a number of films that they will enjoy. Here are a few that are to be featured:

drew Leahey, Casey Myers and Jakob Williams, plus three guns,and the directing skills of Baker Pitts, and what do you get? You get an emotionally-charged silent film that will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. And this film will leave you asking the question, “It’s over… right?” Awake This stop-motion film directed by Katelyn Lamb takes you through the story of a normal college student (Maia Brown) as she goes through the motions of her day. This is one film that will make you think and lead you to examine the way you are living your own life. Don’t miss this one.

The Standoff The Waking Dead Add together the acting of An- Fan of The Walking Dead? What

What Are You Listening To, SNU? Let’s be honest: you know that when you see someone wearing headphones on campus you want to know what song they are listening to. This documentary by Blake Jordan and Baker Pitts gives you that opportunity, as these two go around campus asking students what song is playing in their head. You’ll get everything from The Fellowship Reunited Have you every thought the last The Lion King to The Ying Yang scene of the Lord of the Rings Twins in this film. And you might just be shocked Trilogy was a bit cheesy? Well, get ready to take cheesy to see who’s listening to what. to another level as a group of Bromance SNU men remake this iconic scene from film history. You will In this testosterone-filled music find yourself laughing, crying, video, Cole Trotter and Daxten and maybe even slapping five Pruter teach Felipe Simoes and with the person sitting next to the rest of the audience what it you during this one. And I may Continued on page 3 or may not be in it…

about Snowbarger Hall? If you said yes to one or both of those questions, you are in for a treat with “The Waking Dead.” This short film created by Aaron Taylor, Gentry Smith and friends, takes you through an exhilarating morning in Snowbarger Hall. Both action and humor are involved in this film that’s sure to be a fan favorite.


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Jake’s Flicks preview, continued Continued from page 8

means to be a true bro. Trust me, this video will bring a lot of laughs and will have you talking for days, while also informing you about a very important subject.

called “snubies” have their own language? Kara Pirog, Ashleigh Buchanan and Kelsi Vines give us a run down of the language in this comical SNU-themed short.

ted already, but you still have time to submit one if you are interested in entering the contest! The winner will be decided at the event.

Harlem Shake Hopefully this has made you This year the Flicks Film Festias excited as I am about this Stuff SNUbies Say Do you believe that there is such a val will include a Harlem Shake year’s Flicks Film Festival. And if this hasn’t done it, thing as a “Snubie” on this campus? video contest. There have been a And if so, do you believe these so- number of good videos submit- the fact that yours truly is host-

ing should be enough on its own to get you all there! The event will be next Friday, March 1st in the Floyd Center on the BFC campus. Bekah Barkocy and the Campus Communications council have been working hard on this event, and I can guarantee it will be one you do not want to miss. See you there!

Answering the strangest searches used to find The Echo Baker Pitts, Staff Writer

Since The Echo has gone entirely online, a big source of our traffic is due to people searching things that lead them to articles written by your peers. And one of the marvels of this modern age we are living in is that we can see what people are searching that lead them to our articles. I thought I would take some time this week to see if I can help a few of those searching souls out there.

Step one: Open your Government book. Step two: Highlight things Step three: Get an A on your test. • “is it ok to get a d on your midterms” It is if you are okay with hating yourself. •“Studying right before midterm getting A” Okay, well I’m not sure if this is even a question, but I’m gonna go ahead and say the answer is yes?

Student problems

Life questions

•“Why am I always taking midterms” Well I’m not sure, but it’s possible you’re stuck in a Groundhog Day type loop that is forcing you to take these tests over and over. Contact Bill Murray for further help. •“can you take midterms after fall break?” That depends on your professors, but probably not. It may not matter though, you’d probably would have failed anyways. •“what are some good tips on how to study for a government midterm?” Editor: Brad Crofford Adviser: Melany Kyzer Content Editor: Kendra Nixon Layout Editor: Kira Roberts Assistant Editor: Ronna Fisher

•“was that a real baby in breaking dawn” Yes it was! But only if by ‘real baby’ you meant ‘computer animated baby who isn’t real at all.’ •“do photographers make friends” No. No they don’t. •“how can i balance studying and working and boxing with a social life” It is actually way easier than you think, simply choose one of those things and stop doing that thing. Bonus advice: Try to not mix up the boxing and social life, punch-

ing friends is not a good way to CAS HATE! •“I’m married and dont have a make them. social life” Well whose fault is that, big Random •“I see myself as a crayon pic- shooter? My advice is to make friends out of household items ture” I-what? Seek professional help and possibly fruits. Your spouse will probably be against this. Igsoon. •“Which way is the lamp of nore the opposition. •“Dreaming seeing jumping learning supposed to face” frog on a pond” Only Dr. Gresham knows. But I can honestly say that I have no I have a sneaking suspicion it idea how to respond to this. Maypoints directly towards the locabe stop watching so much discovtion of the Holy Grail. ery/ animal planet before bed? •“Stop hating george lucas” Change starts with us! END LU-

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