Coach cultivates players’ classroom habits

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Dionne Phelps, men’s basketball coach, understands the importance of instilling not only athletic excellence in his players but also a sense of academic achievement.

Broadcast student stars in commercial with radio host, father

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Chelsea Traber, mass communications senior, and Jim Traber, WWLS radio personality, recently starred in a Mazzio’s commercial.

Police use teargas, flash grenades on more ‘Occupy’ protestors

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Officers used force Saturday to break up a crowd of Occupy Oakland protestors after the demonstrators refused orders to disperse.

Billboard names 2012’s most influential in music industry

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A music management CEO leads the pack, with only six artists on the list.

Athiest temple to be built in London

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One man has set out to give athiests a place to worship.

Oprah Winfrey named Blue Ivy’s godmother

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z reportedly named the talk show queen the godmother of their newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Enthusiastic coach aids in wrestling victory

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Denney Crabaugh, baseball coach, sparked cheers from a student-filled audience during the men’s wrestling team’s dual Jan. 25.

Production reminds viewers to forgive, never forget

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A Stage II performance will take a different approach to an infamous historical event.

Mail center rearranges, limits access

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The mail center, which is overseen by the Campus Store, has been reorganized, officials said.

Baseball team aims for the stars this season

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The baseball program is ranked No. 1 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics preseason coaches’ poll and the Sooner Athletic Conference after finishing last season with 47 wins and 12 losses.

Basketball season brings new challenges

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Already halfway into their seasons, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are taking strides toward success.

Writer urges students to respect their professors

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Some students’ habits are becoming apparent in the classroom.

Officials implement ‘Housing Lottery’ to improve resident retention

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Instead of relying on an online application to determine residency, upperclassmen will gamble this semester for their housing assignments in the fall.

Renowned soloist to perform on campus

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The music school’s Guest Artist Series, which brings world-class musicians to campus, is well into the 2011-12 line-up of performers.

In Theaters: The Artist

It takes much more than a mere black and white filter to make a film look so convincingly old.

In Theaters: Carnage

When you violently tear away all of the fancy clothes, expensive liquor, and notions about what is prim and proper, what are you left with? Acclaimed director Roman Polanski might argue that the answer is Carnage.

Former OCU softball pitcher to appear on ‘Worst Cooks in America’

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By Rikki George, Associate Editor Former Putnam City North and Oklahoma City University pitcher, Melissa Rhodes, will appear on the reality show ‘Worst Cooks in America’ on Feb. 12. Rhodes is recovering from an eating disorder and lost 40 pounds after her college career ended in 2005. She attended rehab in Arizona and plans to […]

Apple debuts applications to revolutionize education

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The technology titan introduced three applications for Apple products Thursday at an event in New York City.

OCU wrestling beats Ouachita Baptist 29-10

Fifth ranked OCU men’s wrestling beats Ouachita Baptist (Ark.).

Officials discover smoke grenade on campus

The grounds crew found a “suspicious device” this morning and immediately called the university police department, who soon recognized the device as a smoke grenade, officials said.

Russell Westbrook extends contract with Thunder

Reports show that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook signed a 5-year contract extension worth $78 million.

University discontinues ceremony

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The university hosted its last winter commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students in December 2011, officials said.

Wikipedia plans blackout as protest to SOPA

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Wikipedia, user-submitted news site Reddit, the blog Boing Boing and the Cheezburger network of comedy sites all plan to participate in a blackout on Wednesday to protest an anti-piracy bill.

Student jumps from apartment balcony

Two students said they observed another student as he jumped from the balcony of his Cokesbury Court apartment on Sunday.

In Theaters: War Horse

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If anyone has been missing the Steven Spielberg of old, the man behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List, I found him back in full stride directing this cinematic tour de force: War Horse.

In Theaters: The Devil Inside

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It’s The Rite meets Paranormal Activity, and it’s nothing to be proud of.

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