Students participate in Relay For Life

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OCU supported the American Cancer Society by hosting Relay For Life on the quad.

Campus resources help students get jobs

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Students have several resources on campus to help them get a job for the summer and after graduation.

The City Cabaret opens in OKC

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OCU faculty and staff perform with new cabaret group in Oklahoma City.

Students participate in rainy ‘Love Not Hate’ event

Students enjoyed free food and tie-dying T-shirts in the rain at the seventh annual Love Not Hate Day.

Therapy dogs not allowed on campus

Many people agree that dogs are beneficial to mental health, but you won’t be seeing them on campus.

Festival of the Arts brings the galleries to the street

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The 2015 Festival of the Arts will run this weekend in the OKC Myriad Gardens.

The best places to study in OKC

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Finals season is upon us. Many students will lock themselves away in dorm rooms and library cubicles, on blankets on the quad or the back booths of Alvin’s. But sometimes, to really get the full benefit of studying, you need to leave the campus and find your own space. Here are some of the best spots to plug in, tune out, and settle down for a few hours of solid studying in Oklahoma City.

Geese make home on campus, students seem unsurprised

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By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor   The campus gained two new members this spring. A pair of geese first appeared around campus at the beginning of April. They could be seen walking on the quad in the early morning hours, picking at bugs and squawking to students. The birds also have provided picturesque photo opportunities, […]

Podcast: Students attend free movies, new vice president hired

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Student can count on free movies and a new vice president next semester.

Podcast: April brings sexual assault awareness, SGA elections

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the student body elected a new vice president of Student Government Association this month too.

Podcast: University bestows honorary degree, students forced to move out early

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A distinguished Oklahoman received an honorary doctorate and students are being forced to move out of dorms before graduation.

Wild at heart: animals on campuses

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As OCU’s resident pair of geese have added two new members to the campus wildlife population, it’s compelling to wonder: what kind of animals are you likely to find on college campuses across the country? MediaOCU uncovers the similarities and differences of the animal residents on our campus, and those across the nation.

Add some hours to your day: tips for hectic schedules

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How many times have you caught yourself saying, “If only there were more hours in the day!” Fortunately, there are ways to make the day easier, and use time wisely. Here are a few tips for making the most of each day’s time.

The science behind “a case of the Mondays”

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Monday is dreaded across the world as the start of a new week of hard work and more stress. While I usually try to think particularly positively on Mondays, I began to wonder: is there some psychological preset that makes this the most dreaded day of the week for, well, nearly everyone?

A walk to remember: the history of Relay for Life

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As OCU participates in Relay for Life, MediaOCU looks into the history and success of the world-wide event.

Weather apps for a rainy day

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April showers bring May flowers to Oklahoma–but they also bring the risk of severe weather to our state. When severe storms hit, most people flip on the TV or turn on the radio to check our local forecast. But for those of us kept busy with rehearsals, practices, and classes, it can be difficult to get accurate weather reports. Here are some apps designed to do just that: alert you when severe storm is in the area, and tell you when it’s safe to stay out, and when it’s time to take cover.

‘Comparison is the thief of joy:’ how to shield yourself from negativity

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“Comparison is the thief of joy,” said that philosophical 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. But how do you resist the urge to feel inferior on a campus full of over-achievers? Here’s my take on the thorny question of comparison.

Spring cleaning, the college way

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Ah, spring. A time of bunnies, allergies, and the inevitable realization that your room has gone from a winter wonderland to a disaster zone. Here are some tips to ease the spring cleaning blues.

Daily routines of geniuses…and how mine measures up

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I realized that I have something in common with creative geniuses from around the world. No, it isn’t my unique talent for writing sonnets, painting portraits, or composing symphonies. It’s my inherent need to schedule out my day. So how does my schedule stack up?

‘Fat is not a feeling:’ Facebook changes controversial status option

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In this tech-heavy area, many social media users post emoticons (those cute little smiley faces that can exhibit almost any expression on the spectrum) without a second thought.But some Facebook users insist that one particular emoticon, far from being harmless, poses an extreme risk to body image and confidence in users.

How to spring back after Spring Break

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Knowing how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things after Spring Break, it’s important to take steps on the first day back to encourage yourself for the last six weeks of hard work (yes, only six weeks left in this year!). Here are a few tips to make the transition a little easier.

Give me five: five ways to fill up short breaks in the day

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So class is over, your next class hasn’t begun, and you’ve got twenty minutes to kill. What do you do first? Here are a few options for creating something productive out of a short break.

Weathering winter driving in OKC

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Coming from the icy tundra of Wisconsin, I thought driving during the Oklahoma winter would be easy. But the recent stream of winter weather had me brushing up my skills. Here are some tips for driving in the ice and snow.

My budget changed my life: personal realization through organization

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As a college student, saving money is often easier said than done. For the month of January, I tracked my spending. The results were more surprising than I could have imagined.

The Dress Debacle: how one photo caused the world to question their sanity

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Is it blue? Is it black? Or are we all just going slowly mad? The Internet went crazy Thursday night with the instigation of what some are calling “Dressgate.” From inconspicuous beginnings, the drama surrounding a rather plain cocktail dress blew up into a world-wide debate about color and sanity.

Golf cart legend debunked

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By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer An urban legend on campus suggests that getting hit by an OCU golf cart results in free tuition. This myth is false. OCU owns about 20 golf carts, which are used to expedite travel around campus. The primary users of golf carts are facilities, IT, risk management, and admissions employees. […]

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