Daily routines of geniuses…and how mine measures up


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


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.

Candidates announced for SGA election

The candidates for Student Government Association’s 2015 election have been announced. There is only one position that has two candidates. Brandon Elder, acting freshman, and Nic Rhodes, economics sophomore, are running for Student Senate vice president. Election campaigns start March 24. A candidate forum will take place at 6 p.m. March 26 in the Great Hall […]

Women’s basketball competes for championship


  The women’s basketball team will compete March 24 in the NAIA Division 1 women’s basketball tournament’s championship game. The team will play against Campbellsville at the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo. The Stars advanced after defeating 16th-ranked Westmont, 77-57, in the semifinals March 23 at the Independence Events Center. “They have a sense of […]

How to spring back after Spring Break


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.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s in OKC

Spending Spring Break in OKC? You’re just in luck because this weekend kicks off one of the most fun-filled holidays of the year. Time to get out your brightest green attire and embrace your inner Irish as Oklahoma City celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day. The festivities begin this Saturday with the 31st annual Saint Patrick’s Day […]

Changes made to annual NYC spring break program

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor Many performance students will head to New York City during Spring Break to participate in the 10 annual Spring Break NYC program. In mid-December, the OCUNYC alumni organization, who organize the event each year, announced that the workshop would be canceled due to lost funding. In the weeks that followed […]

SAC moves Big Event back to campus, reveals theme

By Taylor Rey, Staff Writer The annual Big Event will move back on campus this year. The Student Activities Council elected the theme for this year’s activities as “World’s Fair.” It will be a culturally diverse fair hosted on campus April 23. Big Event is an event for students coordinated by the Student Activities Committee […]

SGA members work around budget concerns

The Student Government Association may face a budget cut next year. This year’s budget for SGA was $213,263 as of July 1. This budget doesn’t include the rollover amount from last year, which was about $19,000. SGA also had about $9,000 in their reserve fund, which is used for nontraditional student organization requests. Officials have […]

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


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.

Blown electrical transformer causes power outage

Update: as of 11:15 full power has been restored to campus.   Several campus buildings are without power, HVAC, and hot water after an electrical transformer near campus was damaged. Buildings without any power include the Wanda L. Bass school of Music, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center, Henry J. Freede Wellness Center, Dawson-Loeffler Science and Mathematics […]

Women’s basketball wins SAC tournament

The women’s basketball team becomes Sooner Athletic Conference champions by winning against Oklahoma Baptist,76-70, March 7 at Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. The team worked hard for the championship win, sophomore Guard Albany Anderson said. “We had a game plan and we executed,” Anderson said. “I feel on top of the world. Being undefeated […]

Officials seek students for leadership group


Alumni relations officials are looking for new students to become members of the Blue Tie Ambassadors.

Honors program accepts applications


The Honors Program is accepting applications for the spring semester.

Spring Sing rescheduled

By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer The annual Spring Sing competition has been rescheduled after inclement weather led to the event being cancelled on March 4. The competition will now happen at 8 p.m. April 8 in the Petree Recital Hall. This date was chosen because it was the only time Petree was not already booked […]

Local author, professor organizes trip to Germany


A local author and OCU professor will lead a trip to Germany this summer for students.

Playwright connected to OCU to attend production premiere

Stage curtains

The final Stage II production of the season is also a first for the state of Oklahoma and the OCU community.

Wrestler makes women’s wrestling history by going undefeated


Students may have to do a double take when seeing a student walk around campus in Spider-Man socks with a Spider-Man lunch box. Don’t worry, it’s not Spiderman: but Emily Webster, senior wrestler, is a superhero of another kind.

‘Passionate,’ ‘violent’ baroque opera takes the stage this weekend

sheet music

The Coronation of Poppea, a baroque opera, opens in the Burg Theater this weekend.

Sooner Athletic Conference tournament hosted on campus

OCU is hosting this year’s Sooner Athletic Conference basketball tournament.

Student Government Association changes rules in prep for elections

Vote election sga

Student Senate voted to change the wording on a part of the election rules to prohibit candidates, election staff or any SGA member from being a voting booths or soliciting votes via any electronic device. The changes were approved Feb. 24 after the Senate voted by secret ballot.

University officials create OCU Snapchat profile


Snapchat users can add OKCUniversity as a friend.The university will take advantage of the Snapchat Stories feature to share photos and videos with everyone who is a friend.

Women’s basketball team wins another championship title


The women’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season championship, and has moved on to the conference championship games.

Why so serious? Investigating TheatreOCU’s sad plays


TheatreOCU is known for producing excellent theatre. But often times, the subject matter is deep, dark, and depressing. The 2014-2015 season has been especially dark. After seeing The Trojan Women, a tragic play about the battered women of Troy, and Night, Mother, a play about suicide, I wondered why we produced so many sad shows. So I asked.

Weathering winter driving in OKC


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.

University closes due to inclement weather

The main campus and the School of Law will be closed March 4 due to inclement weather. The closing was announced through a Blue Alert that was sent out to students, faculty and staff around 11 p.m. March 3. Keep checking MediaOCU for more updates.

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