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The Trend

The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

Dr. Temple Grandin passionately discusses the importance of hands-on classes in public education.
Grandin and Herbel Headline Symposium on Neurodiversity
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • February 28, 2024

The 11th Emerson-Wier Symposium brought opening speaker Tim Herbel, founder of Not Your Average Joe (NYAJ), and keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin,...

The Trends staff, including Mary-Grace McNutt, Paul Tointigh, Gary Jackson, Emily Loughridge, Laura Barrios Bardi, and Thomas Buchanan, attended the OCMA conference last April along with advisor, Dr. J.C. Casey.
SPECIAL NEWS: The Trend Competes for 40 Awards at OPA
Dr. J.C. Casey, Faculty Advisor • February 27, 2024

Fourteen USAO students will compete for 40 awards for journalism excellence in the 2023 Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest....

Communication students are navigating to their new home, Canning Hall, similarly to how to how theyre learning to maneuver drones on campus.
Communcation Department Finds New Home
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • February 26, 2024

Canning Hall (CH) has housed the Deaf Education Department and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf (OSD) for a number of years, but the first floor...

Tanner Showmaker and Conner Darnell help referees make a crucial decision with the new official review system during a game against MACU.
Official Review Cameras Added to the Fieldhouse
Gary Jackson, Sports Editor • February 22, 2024

The day of official review is upon USAO at the NAIA level of competition as USAO’s athletic department installed a new camera system into the...

In Destins recent comic his characters discover that stairs are killer.
"Stairs" (Comic Strip)
Destin Travis, Contributing Artist • March 1, 2024

Destin said he took inspiration from a conversation he had with a friend about having no spatial awareness.   Destin Travis is a first-year...

As their trimester of student teaching came to a close 13 students attended a reception in Gary Hall, including (front row, left to right) Nicole Bullington, Payton Jones, Carlen Figueroa, Mike Hixson, (back row, left to right) Hannah Gentry, Morgan Mulach, Morgen Hollingshed, Ladonna Phariss, Alexica Jay, Colton Pennel, Hope Link, Elizabeth Walters, Montanna Patzack. 
Not pictured: Aubrey Thomas
The Journey of an Educator
Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor • December 18, 2023

Those who have been through the public education system have been taught by a number of teachers from pre-k to graduation. Behind every single...

Sophie Williams pitches her second perfect collegiate game against WBU in game one.
Drovers Sweep WBU in Home Opener
Gary Jackson and Jordan Prewitt February 26, 2024

USAO’s softball team (8-2, 4-0 SAC) began their home opener and first Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) matchup against the Wayland Baptist...

Cejay Mann snatches the ball from CCC and looks to make a fast break play with his team.
Efficiency was Key in Close Game Against CCC
Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer • February 23, 2024

After their short trip to face the Stars of Oklahoma City University (OCU) (9-17, 7-13 SAC), in which USAO fell in a close game by eight points...

Crystal Ortiz and Lainey Morrow cheer on their team during a big moment against CCC.
USAO Doubled CCC's Score with Ease
Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer • February 23, 2024

USAO women’s basketball (17-9, 13-7 SAC) traveled to Oklahoma City University (OCU) Saturday Feb. 17, where they left a huge gap in the scoreboard,...

As UFC 298 plays in the Lawson Clubhouse (from left) Gary Jackson, Riley ODell, Dae Huff, and Ryan Joseph cheer on their favored fighters.
Topuria Earned a KO in UFC 298
Austin Jackson, Contributing Writer • February 22, 2024

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held UFC 298 Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Honda Center located in Anaheim, California. This was the ninth...

Editor-in-Chief Emily Lougrhidge pauses for a moment after cleaning out The Trends office to reflect on all the memories shared there.
Editor's Note - Feb. 12, 2024
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • February 12, 2024

Spring is always seen as a season of new beginnings, new growth. The hard part is that sometimes the changes we see in our life aren’t always...

As Emily Loughridge prepared to moderate the Emerson-Wier Symposium, she read Dr. Temple Grandins book.
"Thinking in Pictures" (Book Review)
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

In preparation for the Emerson-Wier Symposium, where Dr. Temple Grandin and Tim Herbel will come to discuss their respective fields and neurodiversity,...

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Who is The Trend?
Sam Little, Producer • August 25, 2023

The Trend, USAO's student-produced newspaper since 1919, is the voice of the student body. Our motto is to educate, connect, and inspire which...

Drover Talk: Journalism and Weight Lifting
June 19, 2023

Season 1, Episode 3: Journalism and Weight Lifting Tyler Cauley discusses journalism with Emily Loughridge to learn more about The Trend,...

Drover Talk: Court Rooms and Big Screens
June 5, 2023

Season 1, Episode 2: Court Rooms and Big Screens Tyler Cauley chats with NAIA All-American Honorable Mention Lainey Morrow about her basketball...

Drover Talk: Comedy and Basketball
April 27, 2023

Season 1, Episode 1: Comedy and Basketball Gary Jackson chats with Gabi Merchen about her stand-up comedy experience, and Preston Palm sits...