‘Fat is not a feeling:’ Facebook changes controversial status option

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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.

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

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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.

Weathering winter driving in OKC

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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.

My budget changed my life: personal realization through organization

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As a college student, saving money is often easier said than done. For the month of January, I tracked my spending. The results were more surprising than I could have imagined.

Health officials ask students to take care of themselves

By Sage Tokach, Staff Writer The campus health clinic is busy due to the large number of sick students. In terms of numbers, the sicknesses have not been worse than previous years, said Laura Reinhardt, director of campus health clinic. But the campus health center has been able to see and treat more patients than […]

What’s in a name? How descriptive words can help or hurt

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If you could determine how people saw you, what would you hope they saw? I investigated the power behind labels and descriptive terms on self-perception.

OKC Zoo to host “wild” career fair

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Have you ever dreamed of working at a zoo? If so, the OKC Zoo has a career fair on the wild side just for you.

Birth and death on Facebook: milestones in the Internet Age

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A new generation of Facebook users will have a presence on the social media platform before they’re born, and after they die. Is this constant media coverage a sign of progress and self-expression, or just another way to compete online?

Spring sick days: what you need to know about staying healthy

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Germs are hitting OCU hard, and students are feeling the pinch of sick days at the start of the semester.Currently, several strains of illness are criss-crossing the OCU campus, including influenza, strep, mono, the common cold, and stomach bugs. While the more mild forms of these diseases can be treated with rest, lots of fluids, and over-the-counter medicine to control symptoms, the other diseases are very serious and should be treated by a medical professional.

Try to remember: tips for avoiding brain blanks

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Find your mind going blank? Here are a few tips to help improve your memory and avoid forgetfulness.

Student Affairs hosts Superbowl watch party for campus

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Student Affairs will host a Superbowl watch party for the campus community.

Random Acts of Kindness: volunteerism for students on the go

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With schedules filling up in the first weeks of the new semester, thinking about volunteering can be stressful. But random acts of kindness provide a quick and easy way to give back to the community.

Reevaluating resolutions: how to create new goals

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Lauren Matheny, web editor, gives tips and tricks for making new year goals that last.

OCU named Certified Healthy Campus

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OCU has been named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The program recognizes public and private colleges, universities, and career technology centers that “make a positive impact on the health of their students, employees and visitors.

Season’s givings: easy gifts for college students

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The holidays are a time of joy, festivities, cheer, and presents. The first three don’t require much besides a cheerful disposition and a few Christmas carols, but the idea of gift giving can strike fear into the heart of broke college students everywhere.

OCU works with national bank on financial research

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OCU partnered with Arvest Bank to conduct research surveys about financial security and its link with holiday spending.

Softball team hosts Anatomy Lab fundraiser

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The softball team is hosting an event in order to raise money for OCU’s prospective anatomy lab.The team announced its “A Night Under the Lights” event, which will allow members of the OCU community to bat against the softball players. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ann Lacy Stadium.

YWCA opens Santa Shop, donations for domestic violence victims

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Christmas is a time of celebration and a time to be spent with loved ones. It is also a time to give back to your community and spread the love. The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Oklahoma City has provided a unique way for donators to give to their organization this season.

Powerful Prose series presents Holiday Bookfest

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OCU will present a “Holiday Bookfest” as part of its Powerful Prose series.

Finishing strong: tips to make it through finals

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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.

Winter weather worries: home, car, and personal health

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Oklahoma will finally be feeling the chill, as we drop from near-record highs to lows near freezing. This kind of temperature jump can wreak havoc on cars, homes, and the human body, so before you enjoy the chill, make sure you follow these tips to simplify life.

OCU honors inspiration behind Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers

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OCU honored Angel Ashley, a former Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Child and inspiration behind Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores fundraising efforts, with a reception.

No-Shave November: the method behind the manness

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No-Shave November is a tradition in which men vow to go without shaving their beards for the month. The tradition is alive and well across the country, but many supporters do not know the history, or the charitable goals, behind this month-long celebration of beardness.

OCU alum earns PGA Tour card

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By Lauren Matheny, Web Editor Tyrone Van Aswegen, OCU alum and former member of the Men’s Golf team, has earned his second PGA Tour card. Van Awsegen tied for 11th place in the Web.com Tour Championship last Sunday. He finished at 29th place in Web.com’s ranking of the top 50 golfers who received their PGA […]

Volleyball team dedicates game to breast cancer awareness

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The volleyball team will dedicate their pink-out game in support of breast cancer awareness to a player’s family member.The pink-out game is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, and will be dedicated to senior Kelley Shiel’s grandmother, Sandra Allen, who died of breast cancer at age 71.

Police Department releases security report

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Burglaries are the most highly reported campus crime, according to a security and fire report released earlier this month. The report, released Oct. 1, is required by federal law. It lists policies and crime statistics from 2011-13 for the university and surrounding areas.

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