I have been informed of what appears to be a clearly offensive and unacceptable post on social media that may have been posted by an individual or group of individuals who are affiliated with Oklahoma City University. In response, I have initiated formal complaint procedures under our university policy concerning actions that constitute discrimination, harassment, […]
The Homecoming theme was announced and the festivities soon will commence. Students soon will spend days and nights perfecting Lip Sync dances, building giant spirit structures and wishing they had more sleep. Homecoming can either be the most exciting time of the academic year or the worst. Students will have to balance long days in […]
Officials reviewed the university’s Student Code of Conduct this semester. Most of it was kept the same, but there were some changes. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the medical amnesty policy. The policy provides protection for students if they need to seek medical treatment during analcohol- or drug- related emergency. So […]
Mad Max: Fury Road 10/10 There’s something to be said about a movie that is so intense it will cause you to jump up from your seat in the theater in excitement, spilling whatever candy you happened to have on your lap at the time and then not caring because what you just saw was […]
In his 2005 hit song Bon Jovi asked, “who says you can’t go home?” My emphatic answer, I do! Even so I traveled with my sister and fiancé to my home town of Ringling, Oklahoma for Labor Day weekend. Ringling may be my hometown, but I did not feel like I was home. Perhaps it […]
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible series starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Much like its star, this series is aging well, as this latest film may also be its greatest. Hunt is joined this time around by returning members William Brandt played by Jeremy Renner, Luther […]
The first week of the semester is all about meeting new people and making introductions. There are so many new professors, staffers and classmates to meet that it begins to seem like a blur of new faces and names you’ll never remember. Forgive me while I add my name and face to the mix. I […]
By The Editors Dining on campus is always a touchy subject with students across the nation. Food is one of the top complaints on college campuses, according to studentadvisor.com. Hundreds of students were surveyed to find out what their top complaints about college are. Lack of diversity and tuition also made the list. The […]
“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.
Submitted by Justis Huddleston and Wolf Ozarow To the OCU student body, The OCU fraternal community is shocked by the behavior of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. What’s most disturbing about the recent events concerning bigotry and racism at SAE is that this type of behavior is still alive in today’s modern […]
By the Editors In the campus, Feb. 4, we ran our editorial about our thoughts on the Oklahoma hoodie law and I guess someone was paying attention because the proposed amendment to the law no longer exists. Here’s our original opinion on the law, but to read more about why the proposal no longer exists […]
When it comes to the Super Bowl, the first thing that comes to mind are the commercials. Some are sad, some are funny, and some probably shouldn’t have even been shown, but either way, they’re what most of America watches the Super Bowl for and what companies spend millions of dollars on. The editors of […]
Thanksgiving Break provides a tantalizing teaser to the joys of home: days full of family, naps, television, and home-cooked meals become the reality. But losing motivation during the final weeks of the semester can have a disastrous effect on grades and participation.
Students are having to appeal tickets for parking in the wrong spots in on-campus parking lots.Across the campus, there are four small areas reserved solely for visitors to park, as well as a few single spots scattered throughout the area.
By Emily Laughridge, Columnist On Monday afternoon, October 27th, a young man was seen going door to door at Cokesbury Apartments. He was not a student. He claimed to be accepting donations of books and magazines for the needy. Adriana Napolitano, BA Music/BA Theatre Junior, was sitting in her apartment when he came knocking on […]
By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Welcome to the first edition of “On the Town,” a place to let you know what’s going on off-campus this weekend. The Oklahoma City community is redolent with events, festivals, and cultural opportunities, and the Student Publications staff encourages students to get off campus and get out on the town. […]
Disney is building a Frozen attraction at Epcot, the Mouse House announced Friday. Based on the hit film, it will feature a pavilion where park visitors can meet Anna and Elsa.“We think these Frozen elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film,” said Walt Disney Parks […]
By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Photo From USA Today Urban Outfitters has once again found itself in the center of a media firestorm, this time for the marketing of a shirt that is being branded “tasteless,” “lacking in judgement,” and “ultimately disrespectful.” The shirt is marketed on the Urban Outfitters website as a […]
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited OCU yesterday for an hour-long session with law students, law faculty, and other members of the OCU community. Law professors and President Robert Henry asked Sotomayor questions, which she elaborated on. Sotomayor began her presentation by discussing her Puerto Rican heritage, and the encouragement of her parents while she […]
By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor What coffee you choose each morning could say something about your personality, a new study finds. Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a clinical psychologist, recently conducted a study of 1,000 coffee drinkers. The study took into account common personality traits from several methods of psychological schools of thought in order to come […]
By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor For students, summer is a time to relax, take a deep breath, and look back on the year of hard work with pride. It’s a time for summer jobs, for exciting internships, for horizon-broadening trips abroad. But despite the temptation to completely check out, summer should also be a time […]
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 […]
It seems that there’s never any shortage of films about dysfunctional families at holiday gatherings. Cold Turkey is the latest addition to the category, and it doesn’t bring much to the table. An empty, frivolous film, it’s got little in the way of intelligence and nothing in the way of heart Written and directed by […]
The Rev. Dr. Joerg Rieger of Southern Methodist University came to OCU as the speaker for the annual Wilson Lecture series last Thursday.