Student, guest artists featured on campus


Students may not realize how much art is actually on campus. There are several art collections and statues around campus that have either been donated or commissioned for the university. There are two statues of Native American influence on campus. “The one in front of the art school is actually a replica of the statue […]

Residence hall without water

Banning residents have limited time to use the bathroom in their own rooms. “I wake up and can’t use the bathroom in the dorm that I’m paying a couple thousand dollars to live in,” said Ben Roberts, acting freshman. Banning has had several water leaks, which the Facilities Department is trying to resolve. Monday, April […]

Administrators recognize student concerns, need for change


Oklahoma United Methodist Hall may be facing some changes when the funds are available. Administrators recognized the need for changes in campus buildings in the prioritization report that was released to students April 20. Prioritization is a process in which officials recommend what programs are priorities and which can receive funding cuts. In support function […]

Students decide top ten issues on campus


Student leaders across campus brainstormed together to find the top 10 issues on campus at STAR Summit April 24. The event has been hosted by Student Affairs every spring to help bring together leaders from every student organization on campus to build community, plan the student activity calendar for the next academic year, and identify […]

Game night to give students a break


By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer   The Wesley Center will host a game night to give students a break from studying during Finals Week. Game night is free of charge and is open to everyone. It will be hosted from 9 p.m. to midnight May 6 in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. […]

Prioritization report for students


Prioritization Report Final Version for students

Athletic department awards student-athletes of the year

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Submitted   Senior Infielder Ryan Wright and Senior Wrestler Emily Webster were awarded the 2014-15 Jim Wade Award as the male and female student-athletes of the year. They were among the honorees in the 10th annual Jim Wade Student-Athlete Awards on April 26 at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music. OCU student-athletes were recognized for their achievements […]

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, […]

‘Romantic’ musical with a Scottish influence opens

By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer   The musical Brigadoon, written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, will be the first main stage musical of the semester. Brigadoon tells the story of two men, “Tommy” and “Jeff,” who are unsure of love. The two men take a trip to Scotland before Tommy gets married and […]

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 […]

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.

Officials urged to reevaluate food prices


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 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 […]

Star Wars, Shakespeare combined for performance

By Taylor Rey, Staff Writer   Star Wars and Shakespeare are an unlikely combination, but students will get the chance to see both in the next OCU Edge production. William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back is a play written by Ian Doescher. The show is actually the script of the second movie in the Star […]

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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