Archives for September 2012

Students open performance season with Broadway show

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music is kicking off its production season this year with Legally Blonde, a musical adaption of the popular movie starring Reese Witherspoon.

Five tips for homesick freshmen

Feeling homesick or generally “blue” is a problem that many college freshmen face. Many freshmen find themselves far away from their families and homes for the first time. This coupled with attending an entirely new school and facing a new and more intense academic workload often seems overwhelming. Study Successful has written a new list […]

Writer encourages giving back

By Mary Larsh, Columnist I love shopping. I admit to a giddy rush of pleasure when free Victoria’s Secret coupons show up in the mail. After four years at OCU, I have accumulated quite a pile of indispensible items. However, a problem arises when I pack up to return to Pennsylvania in May. I have […]

Fundraising needed to complete nursing school construction

After opening its classrooms in January 2011, the Kramer School of Nursing East is near completion.

Critic evaluates skill of ‘Arbitrage’ director

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Arbitrage is supposed to be a thriller, but it just doesn’t thrill.  At first glance, it’s got all the necessary components: a twisting plot, an uneasy score, high emotions, and low-down deeds.  Unfortunately, what it doesn’t have is a heart. An exhausted-looking Richard Gere stars as “Robert Miller,” a wealthy […]

Officials review emergency alert system

University police alerts confused students amid a campus lockdown Sept. 23. The university was locked down for about 25 minutes after a shooting suspect ran onto campus.

Police reports released Sept. 26

Alcohol/Tobacco Contact- Monday, 9-24-12 @ 3:45pm; Methodist Hall; Incident #12-09-036; Reporting Party (RP): student (RA); Subject (SU1): student; Subject (SU2): student; Officer Pepper received a call to a room at Methodist Hall in reference to items found in a room during a check. RP called the Police Department after finding two empty beer cans in the […]

Editor analyzes context of ‘Newsweek’ controversy

Newsweek published a provocative story Sept. 17 about the “MUSLIM RAGE” that is plaguing the Middle East.

Editors request quicker response in emergency

By The Editors Oklahoma City police officers detained a man during a campuswide lockdown Sunday afternoon. He was arrested for being involved in a shooting, according to Oklahoma City Police’s Public Information Office. The man fled the shooting, near Westview Apartments, 1601 N.W. 30th St., and ran toward the university. Oklahoma City Police pursued the […]

Phi Gamma Delta fraternity to apply for charter in 2013

Phi Gamma Delta received seven new members during Fall 2012 Rush, advancing the fraternity closer to approval from its national headquarters.

Popular Music Video Sensation, “Gangnam Style,” a Social Satire

Now past two hundred and fifty million hits, the music video “Gangnam Style” is more than just a flashy video with a catchy beat. Time reports that the song performed by South Korean pop singer Psy is a social commentary on the neighborhood of Gangnam, located in Seoul, South Korea. The article compares Gangnam to […]

Bus fire delays teams’ trip

A charter bus carrying the men’s and women’s soccer teams caught fire while traveling back from a game Sept. 23 at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas.

Oklahoma City police arrest suspect in shooting during campuswide lockdown

University police released information about an on-campus arrest that happened during a lockdown Sept. 23.

Freshman student detained during lockdown

An Oklahoma City Police Department official detained a freshman student during a lockdown Sunday as a precautionary measure. Chance Johnson, political science/history freshman, said he saw an Oklahoma City Police officer driving across the Quad Lawn.

New York City institutes new soft drink size policy

New York City became the first city in the United States to limit the size of sugary drinks sold at food establishments. While some are praising the measure, others are outraged by the new law. Click here to read more about the new law and New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley’s statement.

Romney releases tax forms, paid $1.94 million

The long-awaited results of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal taxes were released Friday afternoon.

Modern Family, Girls compete at Primetime Emmys

Gather friends and family to see who will win big at ABC’s Primetime Emmy awards at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23.

SGA program to promote cross-cultural relationships

By Susannah Waite, Staff Writer Student Government Association officials are accepting applications during September for Star Connect, a program that creates cross-cultural partnerships. Star Connect is an SGA initiative to engage international students in American culture by pairing them with a domestic student. Students are matched with partners based on majors, hobbies, and countries of […]

Committee members plan Homecoming festivities, promote greater campus involvement

Photo: Students show their school sprit at the Homecoming Kickoff in Abe Lemons Arena in the Freede Fitness and Wellness Center Oct. 27, 2011. (The Campus)   By Farris Willingham, Editor-in-Chief Homecoming will embrace university tradition this year as its annual basketball games return to campus. Homecoming will begin Oct. 25, with a weeklong competition […]

Obama administration to file trade case against China

The Obama administration plans to file a trade case against China at the World Trade Organization over unfairly subsidizing autos and auto parts.

American Idol announces new judges

The popular singing competition did a revamp, replacing Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez with three new judges.

Sleep deprivation impacts college students

Colleges are discovering how lack of sleep hurts students’ academic and athletic performances.

TheatreOCU prepares for activities, dismisses Halloween event for fall

Fundraising for the New York City senior showcase is not on TheatreOCU’s schedule for the 2012-13 school year.

Men’s soccer defeats Southern Nazarene University

The men’s soccer team beat Southern Nazarene University, 2-1, in overtime Sept. 11.

NAIA to induct men’s golf coach into hall of fame

By Farris Willingham, Editor-in-Chief The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct Kyle Blaser, men’s golf coach, into the group’s hall of fame. He is among 13 people who will be inducted April 2013 at the NAIA Hall of Fame ceremony in Kansas City, Mo. Blaser has won eight national championships during his 16-year career […]

SGA to host election to fill Senate position

Candidate posters are tagged on bulletin boards around campus, indicating the arrival of freshman elections.

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