Short film round-up


Batz, a seven-minute animated short from Max Maleo and Aurélien Prédal, is a fabulously original tale of unlikely friendship. It follows two bats whose vastly different lifestyles collide in a fast-paced, action-packed adventure. While some of the visuals are a bit squirm-inducing – it is, after all, a short about bats – the whole thing […]

Campus resources help students get jobs


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

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.

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


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.

Workers fix damaged awning before new students arrive


By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer   The awning on the southwest corner of the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center began to droop last week to the point that it became dangerous to students. “I noticed the concrete bowing above my head as I went into Alvin’s last Tuesday,” said Shannon Beshears, dance performance sophomore. […]

Health clinic to move to new location that provides easier access


By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer   The Student Health Clinic soon will have a new home, thanks to the physician assistant program and the Kramer School of Nursing. The west side of the Kramer School of Nursing West building is being converted from faculty and staff offices to the home of the new Campus Health […]

Geese make home on campus, students seem unsurprised


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


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

Podcast: April brings sexual assault awareness, SGA elections


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


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

Officials approve prioritization recommendations


By: Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief; and Amy Fuhrman, Associate Editor University budgets will be cut after the board of trustees agreed to move forward with prioritization recommendations. This means cuts across campus. Prioritization has been going on since April 2014. This is one of the final steps of the process. “I think this was a very […]

Professor publishes book with help of students


By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer   An OCU professor has just published her second book after several years of research and help from students. Children in Early Christian Narratives by Dr. Sharon Betsworth, associate professor of New Testament, will be released on tomorrow. The book explores the lesser-known role of children in the four Gospels […]

University hosts leadership event for student feedback

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By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer   STAR Summit, an annual student leadership event, will take place at 2 p.m. April 24 in the Leichter Room in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. Officials host STAR Summit to receive student opinions regarding student organization activities and begin preparation for next year. Faculty from student activities […]

Officials announce vice president for student affairs


By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief   The search for the new vice president for student affairs and dean of students is complete. Dr. Amy Ayres was  selected and will assume the position July 1. “I wish her the best,” said Dr. Liz Donnelly, acting vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who also applied […]

SGA installs new communication device to engage students


By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor   A new method of communication has appeared outside the caf. The scrolling marquee sign was placed outside of the caf by the Student Government Association, which bought the sign this spring for $3,060. Student Senate approved the sign and included the expense for it in the Spring 2015 budget. […]

Officials propose sorority house price increase

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Sorority members may face a price increase next fall. The sorority houses were built in 1998, but sororities have never received a price increase. Each sorority pays $200 a month, but the proposal would increase it to $500 a month. The proposed price increase began with Lee Hall, former director of first-year experiences and disability […]

Students receive prioritization update


Officials released a prioritization report to students on Tuesday.

Wild at heart: animals on campuses


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.

Sorority hosts sexual assault awareness event


By Miguel Rios, Staff Writer   The women of Alpha Chi Omega are preparing for their Sexual Assault Awareness event. Throughout the week they will post on social media about sexual assault and domestic violence awareness. “We’re trying to embrace April in the sense of it being Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” said Nicole Wilwert, dance […]

Add some hours to your day: tips for hectic schedules


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.

Students question meal plans, Sodexo prices

Jevon Oliver, biomedical sciences junior, eats in the cafeteria on September 24. More students have been coming to the cafeteria for lunch and dinner this school year.

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor   One of the first things students must decide each semester, along with where they will live on campus and what classes they will take, is which meal plan they will use for the coming year. While nearly all students utilize Alvin’s Café or the caf for meals and snacks, […]

Bible study opens up to campus community


Lambda Chi Alpha is offering a new weekly Bible study. The “Chop House Bible Study” was created in February by the chapter’s chaplain Ben Patterson, religion freshman. The study is hosted for 30 minutes at 11 p.m. every Tuesday in the relaxation room in the Lambda Chi house. There are usually about five or six […]

Senior class revives tradition, gives gift to university


By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer   Seniors will present the university with a gift from their class as they finish their undergraduate schooling. The tradition of the senior gift was strongest in the 1920s through 1950s. Then, it faded away for a while, but recent senior classes have brought it back in the hopes of […]

Student-run theater company forms, addresses societal problems

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By Miguel Rios, Staff Writer   A new, student-run theater company has formed on campus. The Shadow Collective is a devised theater company that focuses on addressing societal issues. “It’s an organization that challenges today’s problems through theater, while making it known that we are the change in the world,” said Taylor Blackman, acting freshman. […]

Softball coach makes history with most wins

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By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief   The man who just beat the record for the most wins of any four-year collegiate softball coach didn’t even plan on coaching. Phil McSpadden received the distinction Friday when he won his 1,458 game at OCU. McSpadden was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Associations Hall of Fame in 2014 […]

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