The best places to study in OKC

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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

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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, […]

Wild at heart: animals on campuses

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Women’s basketball wins sixth-consecutive SAC championship

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The women’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season championship with an 87-44 victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) Feb. 26 at the Sheaffer Center. The Stars, ranked second in NAIA Division I, won its 16th SAC regular-season crown, and improved to 21-2, 16-1 in conference. Coach Latricia Trammell pointed out senior […]

Oklahoma lawmakers consider texting and driving ban

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Oklahoma lawmakers are seeking legislation to ban texting and driving. The case to ban the use of mobile phones while operating vehicles has been long debated, but came to a head last month after a phone-related incident cost two highway patrol officers their lives. On Jan. 1, 2015, Steven Clark was driving down I-40 and […]

University closes due to inclement weather

Officials announced the campus will be closed Feb. 16 due to inclement weather. Students, faculty and staff were alerted via Blue Alerts around 10:10 a.m. The original decision was that campus would open at 11 a.m., and the alert was sent out at 6:30 a.m. MediaOCU will have more updates as needed, stay safe.

Mass comm students finalists in contest

Two Mass Communications students, Veronica Wisneiwski and Sunsinee Parker, are finalists in the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful-End Little Video contest. To find out more about the contest visit the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful website. Parker’s video ‘Do Your Part’ and Wisneiwski’s video ‘Babes Don’t Like Litter Bugs’ are two of only four finalists. Wisneiwski said she was […]

Law School moves to new downtown location

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OCU’s School of Law is “going forward” with their new location at 800 N. Harvey Ave in downtown Oklahoma City.Law students began classes this semester at the new school.

Water back on campus

The water main break is repaired and water is restored to campus. The water main broke around 4 p.m. Jan. 15 and facilities started receiving calls from students, faculty and staff about there not being any water. Facilities knew about the water main break before receiving the calls, but there was a discrepancy between OCU […]

No water on campus

There is no water on campus due to a water main break in Oklahoma City. The water main is shut down to make necessary repairs. OCU has an emegernecy feed that is designed to feed the physicial plant that can supply water to most of campus. Mark Clouse, director of facilities, said in a Jan. 15 […]

OCU named Certified Healthy Campus

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OCU has been named a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The program recognizes public and private colleges, universities, and career technology centers that “make a positive impact on the health of their students, employees and visitors.

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