Five underrated places to go in Oklahoma City

As college students, we often get caught in the endless routine of studying, eating and sleeping. Here are five suggestions to help keep your life fresh and spicy. 5. American Banjo Museum This little gem, located in Bricktown, houses the largest collection of banjos on public display anywhere. It features everything banjo, including miniature, gigantic, […]

Top men’s wrestlers win in Blue-Black ranking matches

The Blue team tallied two technical falls and five decisions to beat the black team 25-13 in the Black-Blue Ranking Matches Thursday Oct. 29 at Abe Lemons Arena. The OCU men’s wrestling team begins the season ranked second in the NAIA, the highest ranking ever in school history. “We are a really well balanced team,” […]

Men’s golf pulls off win in Southern Plains Intercollegiate

The men’s golf team closed out the fall season by winning the Southern Plains Intercollegiate on Tuesday Oct. 27 at Gaillardia Country Club. The team, ranked third in NAIA men’s golf, took its third tournament title in four starts this fall. The Stars turned in a 288-297-288–873 on the par-72, 7,018-yard course. OCU rallied from […]

Men’s soccer beat Wayland Baptist 2-0

The men’s soccer team won against Wayland Baptist University (Texas) 2-0 on Wednesday Oct. 28 at J.V. Hilliard Field. Junior midfielder Fabian Henningsen and freshman defender Henrik Verolet each scored a goal against Wayland Baptist. OCU improved to 6-8 and 6-2 in Sooner Athletic Conference men’s soccer. Henningsen’s goal came in the 29th minute off […]

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 against Wayland Baptist

The women’s soccer team lost its first Sooner Athletic Conference game of the season to Wayland Baptist University (Texas) 1-0 on Wednesday Oct. 28 at J.V. Hilliard Field. The loss snapped freshman goalkeeper Kirsten Thomas’s five game shutout streak. Thomas recorded four saves and moved to 9-4-1 on the season. The Stars, ranked 23rd in […]

Join in on the fun: Halloween activities

Sometimes, students cannot cram the desired amount of Halloween excitement and festivities into one day out of the year. Luckily, OCU and the surrounding community recognize this need and offer holiday celebrations throughout the week. USITT Pie-Your-Professor: The United States Institute for Theatre Technology plans to raise funds by asking students to throw pies in […]

Editor offers recommendations for Fall Break activities

Fall Break is right around the corner. A well deserved rest and a long weekend is a welcomed time to catch your breath and relax. But, if you don’t have anything to do, relaxing can turn to boredom in an instant. Here are some suggestions of things to do in and around Oklahoma City to […]

Student reported missing

(photo courtesy of OCU student Dalton Viner was reported missing Monday according to a Sept. 17 email sent out by university officials. Viner’s disappearance was reported by his family to the Midwest City Police Department, according to the email. “Midwest City is handling the entire investigation, so we’re just cooperating with them,” said Leslie Berger, […]

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.

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, […]

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.

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.

The science behind “a case of the Mondays”

Monday is dreaded across the world as the start of a new week of hard work and more stress. While I usually try to think particularly positively on Mondays, I began to wonder: is there some psychological preset that makes this the most dreaded day of the week for, well, nearly everyone?

Officials wave student parking tickets after severe weather

The United Methodist Hall parking garage will not be open today, April 8, in the case of severe weather, according to university housing.   Students who received parking tickets in the United Methodist Hall parking garage during the storms on March 25 will not pay for those tickets. Students, faculty and staff were informed via email […]

‘Comparison is the thief of joy:’ how to shield yourself from negativity

“Comparison is the thief of joy,” said that philosophical 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. But how do you resist the urge to feel inferior on a campus full of over-achievers? Here’s my take on the thorny question of comparison.

Softball team keeps No. 1 ranking

Submitted The softball team defeated Oklahoma Baptist 13-3 and 10-0 March 2 at Ann Lacy Stadium. Senior Jocelin Diaz, junior Kyndra Holasek, junior Kayley Humann and junior Jeananne Ruck hit home runs. OCU, ranked No. 1 in NAIA softball, moved to 31-1, 10-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The Stars plated at least 10 runs for the 14th time […]

Spring cleaning, the college way

Ah, spring. A time of bunnies, allergies, and the inevitable realization that your room has gone from a winter wonderland to a disaster zone. Here are some tips to ease the spring cleaning blues.

Daily routines of geniuses…and how mine measures up

I realized that I have something in common with creative geniuses from around the world. No, it isn’t my unique talent for writing sonnets, painting portraits, or composing symphonies. It’s my inherent need to schedule out my day. So how does my schedule stack up?

How to spring back after Spring Break

Knowing how difficult it can be to get back into the swing of things after Spring Break, it’s important to take steps on the first day back to encourage yourself for the last six weeks of hard work (yes, only six weeks left in this year!). Here are a few tips to make the transition a little easier.

Baseball team defeats St. Gregory’s

Submitted The baseball team came out ahead 7-6 against St. Gregory’s in 10 innings March 12 at Jim Wade Stadium. OCU tacked on five runs in the first inning and were unable to score again until the sixth. The Stars, ranked 16th in NAIA baseball, improved to 15-5, 3-1 Sooner Athletic Conference baseball. Senior Connor Lynch singled to […]

Softball team defeats Ottawa

Submitted The softball team dispatched Ottawa (Kan.) 12-4 and 7-0 on March 12 at Abe Lemons Arena. Senior Jamie Rateliff sparked OCU with a three-run home run in the first game, while senior Kylee Rounsaville knocked in five runs in the Stars’ second game March 12. Oklahoma City, ranked fifth in NAIA softball, improved to […]

Women’s basketball wins SAC tournament

The women’s basketball team becomes Sooner Athletic Conference champions by winning against Oklahoma Baptist,76-70, March 7 at Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. The team worked hard for the championship win, sophomore Guard Albany Anderson said. “We had a game plan and we executed,” Anderson said. “I feel on top of the world. Being undefeated […]

Sooner Athletic Conference tournament hosted on campus

OCU is hosting this year’s Sooner Athletic Conference basketball tournament.

Why so serious? Investigating TheatreOCU’s sad plays

TheatreOCU is known for producing excellent theatre. But often times, the subject matter is deep, dark, and depressing. The 2014-2015 season has been especially dark. After seeing The Trojan Women, a tragic play about the battered women of Troy, and Night, Mother, a play about suicide, I wondered why we produced so many sad shows. So I asked.

Weathering winter driving in OKC

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.

Men’s basketball ties for No. 2 spot

The men’s basketball team wins against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) 82-78 on Feb. 26 at the Sheaffer Center in a clash of top 25-ranked teams in NAIA Division I men’s basketball. Senior Gary Inglett hooped free throws with five seconds left for the final margin. The 23rd-ranked Stars moved into a tie for second place in […]

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