Archives for January 2013

SAG honors outstanding performances

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic The Screen Actors Guild recognized the past year’s achievements in film and television at the organization’s annual awards ceremony on Sunday. Top honors went to Argo for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Downton Abbey for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. For the full list […]

Editors seek administrative review of alcohol policies

A new restaurant “Rehearsals” is scheduled to open March 2013. The university-owned-property is being leased by the food service company Sodexo.

Officials plan to open restaurant, serve alcohol

Students will be able to purchase alcohol at a campus restaurant scheduled to open later this semester.

Spirit squads use competitions to prepare for nationals

The spirit squads will appear in several upcoming competitions to prepare them for national contests.

University dormitories receive 24-hour gym upgrades

When students returned to their dorms this semester found a surprising new addition—exercise equipment.

Ron Howard to direct “The Graveyard Book” adaptation

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Ron Howard is in negotiations to direct Disney’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.  The director will also oversee the writing of the screenplay. For more information on the film and on Howard’s other upcoming projects, click here.

‘Evil Dead’ remake cut to avoid NC-17 rating

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Fede Alvarez’s remake of Bruce Campbell’s Evil Dead was given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA and has undergone cuts to bring the rating down to an R.  The film will premiere at the SXSW film festival in March. For more information on the film, click here.

‘Impossible’ director to direct sci-fi film

By Amanda Ack The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona has signed on to helm an as-yet-untitled sci-fi feature for Warner Bros.  The film’s screenplay will be written by Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for his screenwriting work on Forrest Gump. For more information on the project, click here.

Bill Gates releases annual letter

Bill Gates released his annual letter today. Gates releases a letter every year about what he has learned through his work and travels. In this year’s letter, the major topic is how to develop great teachers.

Kevin Kline and Dakota Fanning to star in Errol Flynn biopic

Kevin Kline is set to star in The Last of Robin Hood, a biopic about actor Errol Flynn, best known for the 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Women’s wrestling team takes WCWA runner-up

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief OCU finished as the Women’s College Wrestling Association runner-up Saturday in Tennessee. Joey Miller and Emily Webster collected individual national championships for the second year in a row, as 15 Stars became all-Americans. No. 1-ranked Simon Fraser (British Columbia) edged the second-ranked Stars 116-109 in the team standings to win the […]

Poetry reading to open Ellison Centennial events

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief A creative writing faculty member at OCU will present a poetry reading accompanied by a jazz quartet at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 to open the state’s Ralph Ellison Centennial celebration. The performance-featuring poet Quraysh Ali Lansana and the New Growth Jazz Quartet is the first in a series of events to […]

Free eye clinic in OKC gives exams and glasses

By Kori Casey Valley View Baptist Church and Feed The Children hosted a free eye clinic Saturday. Church leaders are looking for volunteers so they can host the clinic regularly.

‘Argo’ wins big at Producers Guild Awards

By Amanda Ack The Producer’s Guild of America bestowed their top honor upon Ben Affleck, director and producer of Argo, at the organization’s awards show on Saturday.  The award makes Affleck’s film a frontrunner in the Oscar race. For more information on the awards, click here.

Bradley Cooper in talks to play Lance Armstrong

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to play cyclist Lance Armstrong in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming biopic about the athlete.  The film will be based on Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, a book proposal by New York Times writer Juliet Macur. For more information on the project, click here.

Boy Scouts to reconsider ban on gay leaders

By Madi Alexander, Web Editor The Boy Scouts of America is considering lifting its ban on gay scout leaders. There is speculation on if overturning the ban could alienate families who fear gay leaders or gay troop members. For more information, click here.

Department of Education releases new guidelines for school activities

By Ally Hansen The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that schools must provide extracurricular activities for students with disabilities, including varsity sports. Schools will have to create new activities if existing ones do not meed the guidelines. To learn more about this story click here. `

J.J. Abrams to direct new ‘Star Wars’ film

By Amanda Ack Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is set to helm the first installment of Disney’s Star Wars franchise relaunch.  The film will be released in 2015 and will be the first Star Wars feature since 2005’s Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. For more information on the project, click here.

Fast food may be linked to asthma, eczema and hay fever

By Lindey Boatman The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) has discovered evidence of clear associations between certain unhealthy foods and severe asthma, hay fever and eczema. Similarly, it has been found that children who eat fruit regularly were protected against severe asthma in addition to enjoying other health advantages. To read […]

Senator abandons bill to permit dog breed bans

By Madi Alexander, Web Editor State Sen. Patrick Anderson will abandon his legislation that would allow municipalities to ban certain breeds of dogs. Senate Bill 32 states, “any incorporated municipality of this state may upon approval by its governing board, restrict the ownership of any breed of dog by citizens residing within the limits of the […]

“Napsack” could be the new Snuggie

By Amy Fuhrman, staff writer   On NBC’s TODAY, the anchors introduced a new phenomenon in outwear; the “Napsack”. Much like the famed Snuggie, it is designed to keep the wearer warm while still allowing a wide range in motion. The Napsack is designed like a sleeping bag, but has zippered holes for arms, and […]

Girls gets green light for third season

HBO announced Jan. 25 that Girls would be back for a third season.

SGA president to address student body

By Madi Alexander, Web Editor Student Government Association President Robin Ladd will address the university in the annual State of the Students speech next week. Speaking points will include her administration’s previous accomplishments and goals for the remainder of the academic year. The State of the Students address will be hosted at 7 p.m. in […]

Police reports released Jan. 24

Petit Larceny, DUS and 3 OKC Arrest Warrants Tuesday, 1-22-13 9:45am; Cokesbury Court Apartments; Incident # 13-01-022; arrested: Cameron Shane Conyer (boyfriend of OCU student); involved vehicle: red 2008 Ford Ranger pickup; item stolen: one “boot” vehicle immobilizer (OCUPD owned); OCUPD officers have been placing tickets on a red Ford Ranger pickup in the past several […]

Dietitian suggests root vegetables for winter

By Lindey Boatman, Ad/Marketing Director Getting the proper nutrients is necessary for college students but often proves difficult. This is especially important during the cold and flu season. Dietitian Becky Varner recently described the benefits of root vegetables that can be found in the winter and shares her recipe for Roasted Vegetable Medley. To view […]

State representative aims to eliminate funding for Oklahoma Arts Council

Rep. Josh Cockroft filed a bill to eliminate state funding for the Oklahoma Arts Council within four years.

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