New report ranks OCU with top schools

U.S. News and World Report ranked Oklahoma City University among the top schools in the nation. The list, which was released Tuesday, ranked OCU number 24 in the West regional universities category. Last year, OCU ranked number 26. OCU has the highest rank of any Oklahoma school. President Robert Henry said OCU’s ranks high because […]

New sorority hosts first Bid Day, begins colonization

By Mackenzie Menter, Staff Writer Phi Mu, the newest Panhellenic sorority on campus, gave 40 women bids during their first Bid Day hosted Friday. Phi Mu joins Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi Beta as the university’s fourth Panhellenic sorority. The sorority was invited to colonize on campus in April after Panhellenic went […]

Miss OCU pageant returns

By Amy Fuhrman, Web Editor The deadline for contestants to enter the Miss OCU pageant is less than two weeks away. Women interested in competing in the pageant should contact Kathy McCracken at or Darwina Marshall at by Sept. 20. The pageant, a long-standing campus tradition, will return in October. Miss OCU, a […]

State officials warn campus community about Syphilis

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, has been identified as a growing concern across the state. The Oklahoma State Department of Health recently contacted the OCU Student Health Center about concerns of an increase in syphilis cases in the Oklahoma City area. “We are not aware of any cases on campus,” said […]

Student government president discusses plans, goals for 2013-14 academic year

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student Government Association members are gearing up for another school year. SGA President Beatrize Martinez and other members of SGA spent the summer working on plans for the academic year. “The direction, looking forward, is definitely communication,” Martinez said. “This year we’re really making sure that we’re at events, and we […]

OCU student prepares for Miss America competition

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Griswold, acting senior, will take the stage at the 2014 Miss America Competition representing the state as Miss Oklahoma. Griswold has been preparing for the competition since she was crowned Miss Oklahoma on June 9. “I’ve been mentally, physically and spiritually preparing,” Griswold said. “It’s a mental game and you […]

University police violate federal campus safety law

The university’s police department is attempting to become compliant with federal campus safety laws, but their efforts may be too little, too late.

University officials refuse prompt release of crime logs

University officials refuse to comply with federal campus safety laws regarding the prompt release of archived crime logs.

University officials fail to release annual crime statistics

University police failed to publish up-to-date crime statistics in the 2012 annual security report by the federally-established deadline.

OneGive event rescheduled for fall

By Amy Fuhrman, Staff Writer The event OneGive, scheduled for Friday, April 19 has been cancelled. The annual event hosted by Student Government Association was planned around Earth Day to promote sustainability. An email was sent out today about 1 p.m. informing students that OneGive was cancelled, and will be rescheduled for the next semester. […]

University officials plan to sell restaurant, property

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief University officials announced Monday that they will sell the property and building originally leased for a new campus restaurant. The announcement comes after leaders in the United Methodist Church spoke out against the university potentially profiting from the sale of alcohol at the building, located at 23rd Street and Virginia Avenue. […]

Spirit Squads win national championships

By O’Shaka Robinson, Sports Writer OCU won three more championships after a successful weekend in Daytona, Fla. The spirit squads, composed of all-girl cheer, large co-ed cheer and team performance pom team competed against teams from across the country. The teams brought home NAIA titles in all-girl cheer and large dance and earned a Division […]

Senate upholds president’s veto of fall allotments

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Student organizations may not know until September how much money they will get from the student government. Student Senate upheld SGA President Robin Ladd’s veto of the allotments at their April 9 meeting. Senate approved allotments totaling about $16,000 for the fall at the April 2 meeting. Ladd vetoed the allotments […]

Columnist urges students to appreciate campus police

I am discomforted by the amount of speculation and negativity circulating about the university police department, particularly with regard to parking tickets.

Ice, wind lead to damage at Jim Wade Stadium

By Susannah Waite, Editor-in-Chief Two poles and a section of the net surrounding Jim Wade Stadium collapsed on to the baseball field today. Wind and ice accumulation are to blame for the damage, said Ian Wolfe, assistant director of risk management. “We’re going to have to evaluate the damage, we may have to replace all […]

New emergency alert system successful in first test run

The test of the new Blue Alert emergency notification system accomplished what the system intended – alerting the campus.

Fines increased for parking violations, new penalties added to tickets

The police department has raised fines for parking violations and added new penalties to the violations summons.

Alcohol sales at restaurant uncertain

It is unclear whether beer and wine will be served at a new campus restaurant and if the university will profit from those sales.

New ‘Arrested Development’ available in May

By Amanda Ack, Film Critic New episodes of “Arrested Development” will be available on Netflix on May 26.  There will be 15 episodes. For more information, click here.

Team of faculty, staff takes to the water

Faculty and staff have been spotted on the river as part of the Riversport Corporate Rowing League of Oklahoma City.

Campus community to participate in Relay For Life

Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 5 to 7 a.m. April 6 on the Quad Lawn.

Columnist encourages students, supporters of LGBT rights

We are on the eve of what could be the most sweeping and landmark Supreme Court case since Roe v. Wade or even Brown v. Board of Education.

Elected SGA president discusses plans for term

Students have elected a new Student Government Association president.

Fraternity prepares to host gumbo fundraising event

Delta Alpha Chi is hosting its annual Gumbo Fest to raise money for an upcoming mission trip.

Columnist urges students to maintain patience with North Korea

By Matt Patrick, Columnist These days, diplomacy between the United States and North Korea is a lot like poker. High-stakes poker. Global, high-stakes poker. Thermonuclear, global, high-stakes… you get the idea. If recent events are anything to go by, North Korea is confident in its hand. Recent North Korean video propaganda has depicted attacks on […]

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