Archives for February 2012

House approves bill to allow open carry of firearms

The Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee voted 13-2 Feb. 29 to approve a bill that would allow gun permit holders to openly carry firearms.

Senators approve funding, fail two bills

Writer explores history behind leap years

This week is a special one. Today, we have the privilege of an extra day in the month of February.

Columnist sees hip-hop music as reflection of cultural appropriation notion

By the time you read this, Drake will have performed in Oklahoma City, and I will be forever mourning because I couldn’t sell enough plasma to buy a ticket.

Officials introduce summer programs

Students can enroll in a condensed, three-week term during the summer.

Department awarded grant to produce television series

Students and faculty members in the Department of Mass Communications received needed funds for a new television series.

Student starts new campus organization

Heather Habekott, elementary education junior, initiated a new organization dedicated to establishing international justice for those in need.

Student senators table Dead Week resolution

Student Senate tabled legislation Tuesday that would have begun to create a formal Dead Week for the 2012-13 academic year.

Chenoweth unable to speak at spring commencement

Kristin Chenoweth, Broadway star and OCU alumna, will not speak at the Spring 2012 commencement ceremony.

New Jersey governor vetoes same-sex marriage bill

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, vetoed a bill Feb. 17 that would legalize gay marriage in New Jersey.

Writer finds flaws in state’s legislative process

When exactly does life begin? Oklahoma Senate Bill 1433 (colloquially known as the “Personhood Bill”) aims to answer just that.

Fraternity to celebrate 45th anniversary of chapter

Kappa Sigma fraternity will celebrate their chapter’s 45th anniversary in April, President Ryan Schwartzman said.

Devil interferes with love in mainstage opera

One professor said he’s directing an opera which people will never tire of.

Representatives infringe on columnist’s livelihood by enacting ‘personhood’ bill

It’s no secret that Oklahoma politics are pretty much a janky joke.

TheatreOCU production centers on death, tragedy

Students will perform a show this weekend about how tragedies affect us.

Alpha Phi turns creativity into fundraising for philanthropy

Alpha Phi sorority diversified their philanthropic endeavors this year.

Officials to replace BLUEtique with restaurant

The closing of the campus resale shop might open doors to a university restaurant.

Former Miss America to speak at ‘Beauty Week’ panel discussion

A university organization will engage the community in a week dedicated to inner beauty.

Sorority dedicates week to heart health

Alpha Phi sorority members are hosting Cardiac Care Week, Feb. 20-24, to garner donations.

Rihanna, Chris Brown duets debut online

The pop music world is bound to experience a tremor or two as news of a recent duet hits the internet.

Oklahoma Senate approves pro-life bill

The Personhood Act passed in Senate by a 34-8 vote, claiming that human life begins at the moment of conception.

Student Publications hosts Academy Awards Contest

Choose your nominations for each award and submit a list of your picks to

In Theaters: Oscar Nominated Shorts

Rarely in Oklahoma do we get the chance to see all of the films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences before we watch the Oscars.

Critic makes picks for 84th Oscars ceremony

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. The 84th Annual Academy Awards are coming up at the end of February, and that means the buzz on the nominees is well under way.

Classes to start at 10 a.m. Monday

Official severe weather closings announced the university will resume classes at 10 a.m. Monday morning due to snow and ice.

California, Washington, Illinois move toward same-sex marriage rights

Three states made news this week by affecting legislation in favor of same-sex marriage.

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