Archives for October 2012

Historical documents stolen from National Archives

By Mary Larsh, Columnist Document theft is on the rise. Historical items such as the Wright brothers’ original patent, signed Voltaire documents and photographs taken by the first astronauts on the moon have been stolen from the U.S. National Archives, Time Magazine reports.

Disney acquires Lucasfilm, plans new Star Wars movie

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. The company plans to release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.

Costume lab creates costumes for Halloween trick-or-treaters

By Susannah Waite, Staff Writer Students from Oklahoma City University’s Arts Management Costume Lab helped make costumes for Positive Tomorrows students this year. The Positive Tomorrows children used their new costumes to trick-or-treat last week at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Positive Tomorrows is an elementary school for homeless children. Read a story that ran […]

Hurricane Sandy forces cancellation of performances

The disastrous arrival of Hurricane Sandy has caused numerous theatre performances on the East Coast to be cancelled.

Columnist outlines ‘cheap’ ideas for Halloween

Halloween is at No. 2 for people watching, only after being at a beach. It is the one night of the year when it is socially acceptable to point and laugh.

Student chapter to inform students about human rights

Students are forming a chapter of Amnesty International, a group advocating the protection of human rights, on campus.

Editor discusses opinions on six pending Oklahoma state questions

Voters will make more than one important decision in the upcoming election. In addition to determining the next president, Oklahomans will vote on six state questions on the November ballot.

Editors encourage involvement in Homecoming festivities

Homecoming is continuing with several events happening this weekend in which students, staff and alumni may get involved.

Bahraini government bans protests, demonstrations

By Madi Alexander, Web Editor All protests and gatherings have been banned by the Bahraini government amid deadly clashes between police forces and demonstrators. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifah stated that the “repeated abuse” of freedom of speech and expression could no longer be tolerated. For more information on the continuing unrest, click here.

Mock legislative session lends members insight to government

Students will convene in November for a mock legislature to simulate what happens at the state level. Members of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature will meet for their biannual session Nov. 7-11 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard.

New organization plans to increase sporting event attendance

A new student organization will offer a chance for campus groups to come together to support university athletics.

NBC cancels ‘The Office’ spin-off

Talks for The Farm, a spin-off of NBC staple The Office, ended about as soon as they started.

Community prepares for Homecoming festivities

Students are getting amped for a weekend of Homecoming activities. About 11 participating organizations worked to incorporate the theme “Let the Games Begin” into each event hosted during the week, said Jack Malone, mass communications senior and Homecoming chairman.

Production started on new ‘Sin City’ film

Shooting began yesterday for the long-awaited sequel to Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s 2004 film Sin City.

Momaday to speak on campus

By Susannah Waite, Staff Writer Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and storyteller N. Scott Momaday will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business. The event is free to the public. Momaday is known as one of the best storytellers in America. He won the […]

Millions in the dark as Sandy batters East Coast

Large swaths of the East Coast are without electricity as Hurricane Sandy continues to make its way northeast. At least 26 deaths in seven states have been connected to the storm, which has wreaked havoc on airports, bridges, and subway tunnels in New York City and the surrounding areas. For more information, click here. Photo […]

Hurricane Sandy halts telecast production

No one in the New York area is immune to Hurricane Sandy’s turbulence, including broadcast television.

Dedication ceremony part of homecoming festivities

By Susannah Waite, Staff Writer Oklahoma City University will hold a dedication ceremony for an art collection donated by Bobbie Burbridge Lane and the Burbridge Foundation. The ceremony will be part of Homecoming festivities and will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 3 in the University Center. The Burbridge Foundation donated more than a dozen paintings […]

Police reports released Oct. 29

Driving Under the Influence and Improper Lane Change Sunday, 10-18-12 12:27am; NW 28th and Pennsylvania Avenue; Incident # 12-10-042; arrested: Arthur Otis Ealy (no OCU affiliation); passenger: Thomas Wright (no OCU affiliation); impounded vehicle: brown 1985 Ford Crown Victoria; FTO Sergeant John Jackson and Officer Roland Garrett observed a brown Ford weaving between lanes. They stopped the […]

Warmer weather in store for OKC

The Oklahoma City area will be experiencing warm temperatures and sunny skies as Hurricane Sandy lashes the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are predicted to steadily rise to 78 degrees by Friday after the cold of the last few days. For more information, including a day-by-day forecast, click here.

Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson among top-earning dead celebrities

Forbes compiled a list of the top-earning celebrities of the year, and they aren’t even alive.

Harden heads to Houston

By Susannah Waite, Staff Writer The Oklahoma City Thunder made a blockbuster trade with the Houston Rockets Saturday, October 27. The trade sends James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook, and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets for guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in return. For more information click […]

‘Let the games begin’ with homecoming

By Susannah Waite, Staff Writer Homecoming week is now well under way, with a number of events planned for this week. Tonight’s event, a window competition, will allow organizations three hours to complete the painting of their window. “It’s a pretty stressful event for them,” said Jack Malone, mass communications senior and homecoming chair. Each […]

Oklahoma City University ranks among top private colleges in nation

Oklahoma City University was ranked in the top 100 best private colleges in the country by a leading financial advisement firm.

‘Oklahoma Gazette’ staff recommends local restaurants

If you’re in a restaurant rut, you’re in luck. The Oklahoma Gazette has compiled a list of their favorite eateries for us to try.

Lil Wayne hospitalized after seizure

Rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a reported seizure on a private jet.

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