Entertainment news round up for March 8

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The Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson is on board for an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch, which was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list.  The story follows a boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and absconds with Fabritius’ painting “The […]

Trio of Stars make all-American list

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Autumn Lau, Yvonte Neal and Kayla MacKenzie represented national champion Oklahoma City University on the NAIA Division I women’s basketball all-American team. Neal, a junior from Spring Valley, Calif., made the second team, while Lau, a senior from Mount Wolf, Pa., and MacKenzie, a senior from Peoria, Ariz., became honorable-mention all-Americans for the Stars. MacKenzie also […]

Entertainment news round-up for Jan. 31

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Friends actor David Schwimmer is returning to the small screen in ABC’s upcoming comedy pilot Irreversible.  In addition to starring, Schwimmer will also produce the project, which is based on the Israeli series Bilti Hafich.  The original series’ co-creator Segahl Avin co-wrote the American adaptation and may direct the pilot.  For more information, click here. Emma Thompson has […]

Record number of student-athletes make fall Athletic Director’s List

Oklahoma City University set a new standard with 197 student-athletes making the Fall 2013 Athletic Director’s List. The Athletic Director’s List  recognizes those Stars who posted at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the semester. The fall semester’s number eclipsed the 194 who made the Fall 2012 Athletic Director’s List. The Stars’ combined GPA added […]

Entertainment news round-up for Jan. 26

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The Directors Guild gave this year’s top prize to Alfonso Cuaron for his sci-fi thriller Gravity.  The award was presented at the organization’s 66th DGA Awards ceremony at the Century Plaza Hotel on Saturday.  “This is truly an honor and I’m humbled by it,” Cuaron said in his acceptance speech. “I still have this teen […]

OCU names new volleyball coach

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Kyle Steele has been named the new volleyball coach for OCU.

Volleyball wraps up season, prepares for SAC tournament

The volleyball team wrapped up their regular season and is preparing for the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament set to begin Friday.

Freshman returns to basketball after military service

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Terence Bonhomme, 23, may be the oldest freshman on the men’s basketball team, but his court experience matches his age.

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 30

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Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in Gold, which tells the story of athlete Sebastian Cole’s rivalry with Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Olympic Games.  The film will be directed by The Woman In Black helmer James Watkins, with a script by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy and How to Train Your Dragon screenwriter Will Davies. […]

Editors urge students to attend Homecoming activities

Homecoming is in full swing this week.

There are a variety of events occurring throughout the week, presented by Student Activities Council.

Men’s wrestler expresses passion, respect for the sport

Not every sport gives an athlete the opportunity to express himself and come into his own at a young age. But for OCU’s Teagan Franco, wrestling did just that.

Women’s volleyball prepares for conference tournament

The women’s volleyball team is in mid-season, having played 17 games thus far, developing an overall record of 15-8-0 and their Sooner Athletic Conference record of 6-3. They are in third place in the SAC.

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 11

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Idaho residents will not be able to see Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color due to the state’s obscenity laws.  The Flicks, the only arthouse theatre in the area, has declined to screen the NC-17 rated film, which violates Idaho Code 23-614.  The law prohibits any acts of simulated sex, as well as any […]

Women’s golfer discusses life before, during time on campus

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It took Elia Folch one lesson with her father at seven years old to fall in love with golf in her native country of Spain.

Fifteen years later, she is the senior and leader of the OCU Women’s Golf team.

Canoe, kayak teams finish season, prepare for marathon

The Canoe/Kayak team just completed their season, but they’re not waiting to prepare for the next one.

Coming off a good season last year, the squad, led by Shaun Caven, looks to build on last year, with a mix of veterans like seniors Jared McArthur and Austin Schwinn and the addition of some exceptional new talent.

Men’s golf team ranked first in ‘Golf World’ coaches’ poll

The men’s golf team won the preview title at the NAIA Preview on Sept. 17 in Daytona, Fla.

The men took first place by three strokes.

Rowing team prepares for Oklahoma Regatta

The Oklahoma Regatta Festival returns Oct. 2-6 to the Oklahoma River.

The men’s and women’s rowing teams are set to compete in regatta events.

Golf teams set to defend previous national titles

By Ivan Matip, Sports Writer The men’s and women’s golf teams are ready to defend their titles this season after being named 2013 NAIA National Champions last season. Coach Kyle Blaser and his team, which is ranked first in the NAIA men’s golf poll, is aiming for a three-peat this season. The Stars won their […]

New coach guides track, cross-country freshmen

By O’Shaka Robinson, Sports Writer The cross-country team is working overtime during the offseason by running distance events in track. In his first year, coach Conor Holt has had success with the women’s and men’s teams in cross-country and track. “The team is so young and so new because I’m new, but they’re a great […]

Spirit Squads head to Florida to compete for national titles

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The cheer and pom squads and Starsky are heading to Nationals this week in search of national titles.

Team of faculty, staff takes to the water

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Faculty and staff have been spotted on the river as part of the Riversport Corporate Rowing League of Oklahoma City.

Starsky the Ram fuels up for national competition

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As the OCU Cheer and Pom team prepares for Nationals, OCU’s mascot, Starsky the Ram, is preparing for a competition of his own.

Baseball team ready for run at NAIA championship game

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The baseball team has begun a new season. Ranked fourth nationally and first in the Southern Athletic Conference, the team is looking to get back to the NAIA World Series and win a national championship.

Men’s track team breaks records at meet

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By Grace Karber The Track and Cross-Country teams have enjoyed a successful start to this year’s season, on and off the track. Two runners already have broken school records. Freshman Arya Bahreini broke the men’s record in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:44 at the team’s recent meet in Joplin, Mo. Freshman […]

Spirit squads use competitions to prepare for nationals

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The spirit squads will appear in several upcoming competitions to prepare them for national contests.

Department of Education releases new guidelines for school activities

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By Ally Hansen The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that schools must provide extracurricular activities for students with disabilities, including varsity sports. Schools will have to create new activities if existing ones do not meed the guidelines. To learn more about this story click here. `

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