Student orientation applications released offering paid positions

New Student Orientation staff positions are now paid. The applications went out Sept. 21 and are due at 8 a.m. Oct. 19. They are available to complete and turn in through OrgSync. The staff will receive a $400 salary in September 2016 for the work they do during the summer and Stars Week 2016. Last […]

Men’s basketball season starts without coach

The men’s basketball team is starting its season without a coach. Head Coach Dionne Phelps announced Oct. 7 that he was leaving to be the assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Oct. 9 was his last day. “The timing is very poor,” Athletic Director Jim Abbott said. “I’m upset for the team to have […]

President declares Monday Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Monday has been declared Indigenous Peoples’ Day by President Robert Henry. The OCU community will come together to celebrate Native American culture and its contributions to the larger society. The celebration will include a Native American honor song as well as speeches from Native American faculty and students. Henry will also speak at the event. […]

Critic sees film ‘worth Red Box price to rent’

What Marvel Studios has done with its movies in the past couple of years is impressive. The first Avengers film served as a culmination of both Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon and was a commercially–and critically acclaimed–success. Expectations for the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, were a little on the high side and, in the […]

Student encourages others to use bikes as transportation

As the days get shorter and the temperatures cool off, students do what they can to soak up those last few rays of sun before the winter months. I decided to purchase a bike to take advantage of the mild fall weather. I grew up in the country outside a small town so I never […]

Columnist notes use of inclusive language in classrooms

Language shapes and forms our impressions of reality. Our use of male-dominated language forces personalities into culturally approved stereotypes, bringing out the feminist characteristics in certain people. Professors attempt to dissuade students from speaking in gender-limiting phrases, as it pushes personal opinions onto other students in the classroom. By doing this, professors are forcing their […]

Get a Whiff of Arrash

Arrash Allahyar, cell and molecular biology senior, recently underwent nasal surgery, allowing him to smell for the first time. Though he went most of his life without the sense of smell, his sense of humor and sense of self filled the void. Q: What is it like to finally be able to smell? A: From […]

Christian athletic group works to increase presence

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is attempting to reestablish the group on campus again. FCA is a faith-based, interdenominational, nonprofit organization. Their mission is “to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the […]

Sorority rules outlaw fraternity shirts, events

Sorority women are no longer allowed to wear men’s fraternity shirts due to a ruling from the National Panhellenic Conference. “It eliminates half of my T-shirt wardrobe,” said Julie Graff, dance performance senior and Alpha Chi Omega member. “It’s really weird being told what to wear as a senior.” The National Panhellenic Conference is an […]

Event scheduled to help students find different majors, minors

Career Services is offering “Majors, Minors and More,” an event featuring the different academic programs available at OCU. The new event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bill and Pam Shdeed Lounge in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. It is open to all students. Majors, Minors and More was created […]

Officials investigate controversial picture

Administrators launched an investigation Oct. 8 after a photo of a student in blackface circulated on social media. The student went to a party dressed as Jay Z and posted about it on Snapchat. She is seen in the photo with her face painted black, a practice known as “blackface.” Blackface represents a time when […]

Message from the President: Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

I have been informed of what appears to be a clearly offensive and unacceptable post on social media that may have been posted by an individual or group of individuals who are affiliated with Oklahoma City University. In response, I have initiated formal complaint procedures under our university policy concerning actions that constitute discrimination, harassment, […]

Honors students want to customize new space

The Honors Program is  asking Honors students to submit ideas to paint their new space. The Honors Program moved into their new space in the first floor of the Gold Star Memorial Building at the beginning of August, after the School of Law moved to downtown Oklahoma City. The Honors Program previously did not have […]

Student records, releases album of original songs

A student recently released an EP recorded in a friend’s house. Nick Villalon, acting senior, was inspired by a former co-worker to record Little Things and Heartstrings “He told me to constantly keep writing and so I did,” Villalon said. “I wrote about trees, dogs, anything. Then he started listening to my songs and told […]

Students form cricket team

Students soon may have the opportunity to join an international game on campus. A group of students are starting a cricket team. The team has not begun practices, but wants to start this week, after paperwork is filed and accepted. There are 25 people on the team, but more are always welcome, said Mary Benner, […]

Speaker’s visit rescheduled

An internationally recognized humanitarian’s visit is rescheduled for Tuesday. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe originally was scheduled to speak Sept. 23, but the event was rescheduled after she encountered problems traveling out of Uganda. She will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Petree Auditorium in Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Nyirumbe is a Catholic nun known for risking […]

Musical portrays director with relationship crises

A new musical will open Oct. 9 focusing on a director’s life as he struggles to find balance at home and work. Nine is about an Italian director, Guido Contini, who is lacking inspiration for his next movie. His marriage is struggling and his life is in shambles as his mistress, wife, muse, and producer all […]

Smith Hall to become ‘interfaith dorm’

Renovations to Smith Hall could make OCU a regional leader in interfaith cooperation. The university’s Strategic Planning Committee approved a proposal in August to redevelop Smith Hall into interfaith student housing. If the university secures fundraising commitments for the project this semester, students could move into Smith in 2017, said Marty O’Gwynn, vice president for […]

Police ask students for help reporting suspicious people

Campus police are asking for students’ help. OCU Police encourage students to be wary and report any suspicious or unknown people seen on campus, Chief Bradd Brown said Monday. “It’s a small community and it is usually pretty easy to tell who doesn’t belong,” Brown said. “We rely on people’s eyes and ears to be […]

After school music program helps OKCPS students

OCU offers music education and orchestra experience to 220 Oklahoma City public school students at no cost to the children or families. El Sistema Oklahoma is an after school program that supplies instruments, lessons, transportation and mentorship to children between grades four and eight. The Bass School of Music partners with St. Luke’s United Methodist […]

Editors recommend diligence during Homecoming Week

The Homecoming theme was announced and the festivities soon will commence. Students soon will spend days and nights perfecting Lip Sync dances, building giant spirit structures and wishing they had more sleep. Homecoming can either be the most exciting time of the academic year or the worst. Students will have to balance long days in […]

New restaurant set to open

Chae Modern Korean, a new Korean restaurant and bar, will open in the old Rehearsal’s Grill building west of campus at the beginning of October. Daniel Chae, who also owns All About Cha Stylish Tea and Coffee, 7300 N. Western Ave., owns the restaurant. It will accept StarsCash, use both patios for seating and employ […]

Student raises money to buy woman a car

Brooke Crutchfield, economics and finance senior, is raising money to buy a woman a car. The woman, Barbara, does not yet know about the fund. Barbara was walking to go get aspirin the first time Crutchfield offered her a ride. She immediately noticed the stench of infection as the woman got into her car, Crutchfield […]

Coach inspires players, community

Brian Harvey is the first and only head soccer coach at OCU. But before he was coaching, he was a professional soccer player himself. Harvey played for the Dallas Tornadoes in 1968 and traveled the globe playing 38 games in six months, according to the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics  website, The Tornadoes were […]

HSA hosts Latino Youth Leadership Conference

The Hispanic Student Association will host the Latino Youth Leadership Conference to convince Latino youth to go to college and make the Latino community stronger, at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Meinders School of Business. This will be the twelfth annual conference and HSA expects about 200 Latino students ages 17 to 18-years old […]

Anthony the Library Man Books Flights, Not Gigs

This week, I interviewed Anthony Edwards, who works at night at the Dulaney-Browne Library as a circulation technician.  Anthony is a helpful and enthusiastic librarian that students adore, but his interests reach far beyond books. Outside of his job, Anthony especially enjoys hiking and playing his drums. Q: Hey, Anthony! Can I ask you some questions […]

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