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

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

The Trend

For those itching to be outdoors, the upcoming OAS field meeting is the perfect opportunity to explore outside and new topics of interest.
OAS Invites Students Outside to Learn
Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer • September 28, 2023

Have you been itching to get out into nature recently? The Oklahoma Academy of Science’s (OAS) biannual field meeting would be a good opportunity...

Gary Jackson, the Ultimate Frisbee Clubs vice president, looks to make a throw down field to score.
Christian Booth , Contributing Writer • September 28, 2023

Ultimate frisbee, which has been present on USAO’s campus for over a decade, officially became a university club this fall. The Ultimate Frisbee...

Dr. Zack Sanders, assistant environmental science professor, searches for plant specimens to press alongside Kris Rogers, sophomore environmental science major, in the Plant and Fungal Lab.
School of Science Hires Sanders and Cretacci
Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer • September 27, 2023

As a small university, USAO boasts that it is easy to know professors on a personal level, which means students most likely will notice when...

Ronnee Buyuks and Brooklin Mathers walk downtown and chat about which food trucks theyre going to try first Saturday.
Rock Island Weekend Takes Over Downtown
Luka Messick, Contributing Writer • September 27, 2023

Chickasha is hosting the Rock Island Weekend Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1 to bring people around the country to Chickasha. Four events...

The three panel comic, designed by Destin Travis, uses a clever fly pun.
"Fly Soup" (Comic Strip)
Destin Travis, Contributing Artist • September 22, 2023

Destin said the idea for this comic had been on his idea board for a while, as he thought of it one time at church. He said he thought to himself...

Destin Travis contemplates stereotypes in his four-panel comic about a snake without a lisp.
Ssssterotypes (Comic Strip)
September 8, 2023
Joseph Quickle, the new BCM director, takes a minute to sit down with Paul Tointigh and Noah Holden, two members of the BCMs leadership team.
Quickle Continues Tradition of Community at BCM
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • August 7, 2023

Joseph Quickle, a 2020 USAO alum, has returned to campus this fall with the title of Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) director. Quickle has...

Gabrielle Gunnoe spins to her teammates to celebrate scoring a crucial point earlier in the season.
Drovers Record Historic Program Win over OPSU
Matthew Yokum, Senior Writer • September 24, 2023

USAO’s volleyball team made a trip to the northwest part of the state Saturday, Sept. 23, to face Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU)....

USAOs womens team is all smiles after their 5K event in Kansas, including (from left) Chelsea Fuston, Laura Barrios Bardi, Trinity Albao-Cozad, and Savannah Creech.
USAO's XC Team Posts Improved Times in Kansas
Gary Jackson, Senior Writer • September 24, 2023

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams for USAO competed at the Muthama-Rogers Invitational, which was hosted by Bethel College. The Drovers...

Addysyn Asmus takes a moment after her shot to watch where her ball lands on the green.
Asmus Finishes in the Top 10 at Crestview Invitational
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • September 19, 2023

USAO’s women’s team faced some adversity before and during the tournament, meaning USAO took six golfers instead of eight. For their second...

After three rounds of play in Kansas, Jax Brewer was named the Crestview Invitational winner, which is the first collegiate win for Brewer.
Brewer Brings Home His First Tournament Win
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • September 19, 2023

Less than a week after their second tournament, USAO’s men’s golf team traveled north to Wichita, KS for the Crestview Invitational, which...

Editor-in-Chief Emily Loughridge helped welcome the incoming freshmen during Science and Arts Welcome Week (SAWW). She continues that welcome as students begin classes today!
Editor's Note - Aug. 28, 2023
Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief • August 28, 2023

Welcome, Drovers! Happy first week of classes! We are all so happy to see our returning and new students back walking through the Oval and our...

Paul Tointigh, senior communication major, leans over Gary Jacksons, junior communication major, back in order to cheat off his paper. 
(Disclaimer: this photo was staged for the purpose of the article and does not condone cheating.)
Stay Honest in Your Academics!
Harry Cracknell, Advertising Manager • September 26, 2023

With the fall 2023 trimester well underway, The Trend would like to remind USAO students about the dos and don’ts of academic integrity. This...

After exhausting himself with various responsibilities, Paul Tointigh crashes on his living floor, surrounded by a mess of homework, papers, books, and a planner.
Already Burned Out?
September 13, 2023
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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...