Though turkey and stuffing might remain standard fair for millions of Americans on Thanksgiving Day, a growing number of families are beginning new holiday food traditions. The number of families not indulging in turkey dinners has risen in recent years: last year, 12% of families chose alternative routes for their feasts. This shift can […]
University officials are reviewing the school’s tobacco policy, of which electronic cigarettes are not part. The devices heat nicotine and other chemicals to produce vapor, but do not contain tobacco. Among other schools that have considered updating their policies is Oklahoma State University, where officials delayed a vote Oct. 25 to ban e-cigarettes.
The gluten-free diet has become a cultural phenomenon for those seeking to lose weight and boost their digestive health
A committee of OCU faculty and staff members organized a number of fundraising efforts to benefit United Way of Central Oklahoma, all designed to get students involved.
The events will commence on Monday, October 21st, with bake sales outside of the cafeteria, and will continue throughout homecoming week.
The Mr. OCU competition was canceled due to lack of interest. The competition was scheduled for Oct. 18.
By Lauren Matheny, Staff Writer Hot yoga has become a trend for those seeking to add some intensity to their usual routine, but turning up the heat can be risky for the beginning practitioner. While regular yoga is practiced at room temperature, hot yoga is done in a room between 90 to 105 degrees. Some […]
By Lauren Matheny, Staff Writer The fall semester signals a fresh start for students across campus. It also brings the beginning of unhealthy habits: late night pizza binges, hours spent avoiding homework and watching Netflix, and a host of other college vices that can lead to sickness, stress and impaired class performance. Starting out the […]
By Ally Hansen, Staff Writer The caf’s vegan chef, Destiny Hand, doesn’t let a lack of formal training stop her from creating vegan menus for students. She’s not a vegan herself, but the students who eat her creations don’t seem to mind. Although this is only Hand’s second year at OCU, she said she has […]
Professors indulge in some interesting hobbies in their spare time. Between grading papers, teaching classes, assisting students, and filing paperwork, professors keep themselves busy on the job. Brooke Hessler, English professor, makes paper from scratch. She was inspired years ago, but last summer she took a class on how to make paper from leaves. Now, […]
By Ally Hansen President Obama gave his State of the Union Address February 12. He presented several plans for education, including preschool for all children, a “college scorecard”, high-tech education rewards, better school buildings, and clearer financial aid. To read more about the education ideas discussed, or to watch the video, click here.
By Ally Hansen Emily Bauer, 16, of Cypress, Texas, is slowly recovering from near-lethal complications after smoking synthetic marijuana. The drug, also known as “spice,” was linked to more than 11,000 emergency department visits in 2010, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. To read Emily’s full story, click […]
By Amy Fuhrman Whichever team you may be rooting for this weekend, the Super Bowl is a huge event for both football and snacking. It is estimated that Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings, 4.4 million pizzas and 11.2 million pounds of potato chips. With obesity on the rise in America, it may be […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Amy Fuhrman Babycenter.org, the number one parenting and pregnancy website, has unveiled their list of top baby names in 2012. Linda Murray, the Web site’s editor-in-chief, presented the list on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday morning. The list of most popular girl and boy names for babies in 2012 included influences from popular media, […]
By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Dianna Marin, a student at Oklahoma City University, has a little extra incentive to hit the books this semester. Marin is a winner of Tinker Federal Credit Union’s, TFCU annual Win Your Break contest, and received a $500 travel voucher for her next college break. “I’ve never won anything, so I […]
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 […]
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.