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 […]

Workers fix damaged awning before new students arrive

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Podcast: Students attend free movies, new vice president hired

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Student can count on free movies and a new vice president next semester.

Podcast: April brings sexual assault awareness, SGA elections

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and the student body elected a new vice president of Student Government Association this month too.

Podcast: University bestows honorary degree, students forced to move out early

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A distinguished Oklahoman received an honorary doctorate and students are being forced to move out of dorms before graduation.

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

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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

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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 […]

Students receive prioritization update

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Officials released a prioritization report to students on Tuesday.

Sorority hosts sexual assault awareness event

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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 […]

Officials urged to reevaluate food prices

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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 […]

Star Wars, Shakespeare combined for performance

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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

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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

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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 […]

Cheer squad wins second consecutive national title

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The small co-ed cheer squad won the National Cheer Alliance Collegiate National Championship for the second year in a row. The cheer and pom squads competed at the NCA and National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championships on April 8-12 in Daytona. Both squads won national titles last year. The teams planned to defend their titles […]

Big Event changes to accommodate budget cuts

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By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer   Student Activities Council’s annual Big Event is undergoing changes to accommodate a smaller budget and increase the number of students served. SAC hosts Big Event to celebrate the end of the academic year and provide students with fun activities. This year’s event theme is World’s Fair, which will feature […]

Freshmen reflect on first year with ceremony

By Taylor Rey, Staff Writer   As the school year comes to a close, it’s time for freshmen to reflect on their first year college experiences with the annual Fire and Water Ceremony. OCULeads hosts the ceremony every year to commemorate the end of the year for each new freshmen class. OCULeads was created in […]

SGA funds help send students to international conference

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Two students will attend an international conference, thanks to Student Government Association. Sadeq Al-Fayyadh and Serwan Bakey, nursing Ph.D. students and members of the Iraqi Student Organization, requested funds from SGA at the Student Senate meeting March 24 to attend the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry to present their research. Their research is a quantitative, […]

‘Love Not Hate’ day returns

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By Kayla McKenna, Staff Writer The annual Love Not Hate Day will return to campus for the tenth time this year. The event is hosted by religious life and provides an opportunity for the community to come together in support of solidarity and love in the face of turbulent political and social issues. The event […]

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