Just before the end of last semester, a 43-year-old student was arrested on campus for possession of methamphetamine. As it turns out, that student had three warrants out for his arrest and a felonious criminal background. Fortunately, Lt. Joshua Pankowsky recognized the man and arrested him. Despite the eventual outcome of the situation, this discovery…
Students are expressing concerns about recent events on campus that make them feel unsafe.
The university has made housing improvement a priority for future projects and budgets. Here are eight more projects in the works to improve residence life.
The police department has a new location on campus. OCUPD moved into their new location at 1635 N.W. 23rd St. Aug. 17. The building has a bulletproof wall in the entryway that was created out of recycled bulletproof vests and a control room with cameras watching over the main campus and the law school. There…
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.
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.
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?
As OCU participates in Relay for Life, MediaOCU looks into the history and success of the world-wide event.
April showers bring May flowers to Oklahoma–but they also bring the risk of severe weather to our state. When severe storms hit, most people flip on the TV or turn on the radio to check our local forecast. But for those of us kept busy with rehearsals, practices, and classes, it can be difficult to get accurate weather reports. Here are some apps designed to do just that: alert you when severe storm is in the area, and tell you when it’s safe to stay out, and when it’s time to take cover.
“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.
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.
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?
In this tech-heavy area, many social media users post emoticons (those cute little smiley faces that can exhibit almost any expression on the spectrum) without a second thought.But some Facebook users insist that one particular emoticon, far from being harmless, poses an extreme risk to body image and confidence in users.
So class is over, your next class hasn’t begun, and you’ve got twenty minutes to kill. What do you do first? Here are a few options for creating something productive out of a short break.
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.
The main campus and the School of Law will be closing at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Officials sent out the Blue Alert to students, faculty and staff around 1:10 p.m. To find out more about how officials decide on closings, read Editor-in-Chief Emily Wiley’s previous story. Please be careful going home, and check with MediaOCU for…
A new generation of Facebook users will have a presence on the social media platform before they’re born, and after they die. Is this constant media coverage a sign of progress and self-expression, or just another way to compete online?
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.
Germs are hitting OCU hard, and students are feeling the pinch of sick days at the start of the semester.Currently, several strains of illness are criss-crossing the OCU campus, including influenza, strep, mono, the common cold, and stomach bugs. While the more mild forms of these diseases can be treated with rest, lots of fluids, and over-the-counter medicine to control symptoms, the other diseases are very serious and should be treated by a medical professional.
Lauren Matheny, web editor, gives tips and tricks for making new year goals that last.
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.
The softball team is hosting an event in order to raise money for OCU’s prospective anatomy lab.The team announced its “A Night Under the Lights” event, which will allow members of the OCU community to bat against the softball players. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ann Lacy Stadium.
Oklahoma will finally be feeling the chill, as we drop from near-record highs to lows near freezing. This kind of temperature jump can wreak havoc on cars, homes, and the human body, so before you enjoy the chill, make sure you follow these tips to simplify life.
The OCU Campus Police Department has released its annual security report. The report includes data of on-campus crime. It states date from 2011 and 2012 for comparison purposes. The report also contains campus policy about sexual harassment, drug and alcohol use, and safety and security procedure. These reports are required to be released annually…
Student Senate decided not to write a resolution encouraging administrators to ban Yik Yak use on university Wi-Fi. The decision comes after schools in states including Iowa, Illinois, New Mexico, and Vermont banned the app, which allows users to post anonymously about people, places and things within a 10-mile radius.
Though Halloween may be a prime time for children, college-age kids at heart still celebrate the ghosts and ghoulies on Oct. 31. Here are some tips for staying safe this weekend.