What your coffee choice says about you

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 […]

Summer in session: ways to stay on track for next fall

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 […]

Finishing the school year strong: tips and hints

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor While spring semester is drawing to a close, students often feel the need for a productivity boost as focus lags. The end of the school year can bring on bouts of anxiety, fatigue, and procrastination just when students need focus and energy.  For seniors, this lack of drive can be […]

Gobbling It Up: Culinary Websites and OCU Students Embrace New Thanksgiving Meal Traditions

  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 […]

Critic finds “Cold Turkey” less than appealing

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 […]

Columnist enjoys Wilson Lecture series, other guest speakers

The Rev. Dr. Joerg Rieger of Southern Methodist University came to OCU as the speaker for the annual Wilson Lecture series last Thursday.

Students encouraged to give during holiday season

The holiday season provides many opportunities for students to give back to their community through service.

Critic finds ‘How I Live Now’ juvenile, angst-ridden

How I Live Now may be based on a young adult novel, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that it’s incredibly juvenile.

Columnist expresses excitement about return of Thunder player Westbrook

The past week has been filled with the rumbling of earthquakes.

Many people are blaming the practice of fracking. But not me. I know the real reason.

The cause of all these earthquakes is none other than Russell Westbrook.

Awareness of campus security risks encouraged

There have been several dorm security issues during the last couple of weeks.

Campus community encouraged to try new dining option

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give Rehearsals Grill a try in the coming weeks.

Columnist sees Google, not Apple, as the future of high tech

Apple products have become stale in their innovation. It seems as if they are just rehashing old ideas.

That kind of thinking will not last in the fast-paced world of technology.

Another tech company is poised to take Apple’s place.

Gluten Free Diets: A Health Nut Fad, or Practical Science?

The gluten-free diet has become a cultural phenomenon for those seeking to lose weight and boost their digestive health

Critic finds ‘All is Bright’ a waste of talented actors

The most marked characteristic of All Is Bright is that it’s a colossal waste of Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd.

Columnist has mixed emotions about Homecoming events

I’m just going to say it – I hate Homecoming.
Homecoming is just no fun. It’s a month of hell.

Columnist enjoys food, supports new campus restaurant

I had the great opportunity to be at a soft launch for Rehearsals, the new campus restaurant at the corner of 23rd Street and Kentucky.

Editors urge students to attend Homecoming activities

Homecoming is in full swing this week.

There are a variety of events occurring throughout the week, presented by Student Activities Council.

Columnist encourages chapel service participation

OCU puts on a Chapel service at 1 p.m. every Thursday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.

This year, the Chapel worship team–especially the Rev. Rod Newman–has hit their stride.

Critic finds ‘C.O.G’ a bore

If I hadn’t known that C.O.G. was based on an essay by humor writer David Sedaris, I might have mistaken it for the world’s most twisted Hallmark movie.

After all, the title stands for “child of God,” and the main character does go on something of a spiritual journey.

Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel, this year’s first speaker in the Distinguished Speaker Series will present this evening.

Patel is the author of several books regarding interfaith relations and Islam in America. He also is the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core.

Columnist proposes undergound Oreo empire

America’s favorite cookie is just as addictive as the hard narcotic cocaine, according to a recent study.

Cocaine is considered one of the most harmful and addictive drugs on the market, according to the Controlled Substances Act of 1990.

Student Choreography Show inspires student through storytelling

One of the most cherished traditions at OCU is the Student Choreography Show. I have been humbled to see the show for the past four years. I think this year’s show topped the previous three. All of the dances were superb, from the beginning to the end.

Columnist warns against judging your life by social media standards

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Most of us have experienced it, the feeling of inadequacy as we mindlessly scroll through our Facebook or Twitter feed on a Friday night watching tons of people have more fun than us.

We have also felt it perhaps in the middle of summer as we watch droves of people on vacation seemingly being the most interesting people in the world.

When we are doing these cool things, we are also posting pictures and other things on social media to remind our “friends” and “followers” just how cool we are as well.

Anyone who has social media is guilty of this at some point to some degree.

Student government works on transparency, allotments

When looking for help with funding, students and organizations have the opportunity to turn to student government.

Student Governmnet Association has the ability to give out money to organizations through allotments.

Feast on the puns of ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2’

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The best thing about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is that it’s a kid’s movie. That’s not to say it isn’t clever or sophisticated – on the contrary, it’s one of the smartest animated films I’ve seen in a while.

What it isn’t, however, is a movie that tries to be any more mature than it has to be, and the result is wonderfully refreshing.

The legacy of Nubs: OCU bids farewell to infamous animal friend

Sisters and brothers of the campus of Oklahoma City University, I believe it is time that we accept the inevitable truth: our dear Nubs has gone to the big tree in the sky.

For some of you who did not have the opportunity—nay, the privilege!—of meeting Nubs, let me give you a short
overview of who this amazing squirrel was.

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