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

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

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

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Senior Paul Tointigh sits on an OCW bench from 1924 and excitedly awaits for his 2024 bench to be placed nearby.

Tointigh Places Bench for Class of 2024

Gary Jackson, Sports Editor April 19, 2024

When it comes to graduating from USAO’s Communication Department, one of the final requirements for all students is to undergo the senior project class. The course looks at the master resumes of its...

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 one of those teachers lies a complex story of how they got...

Trinity Albao-Cozad nears the finish line during a cross-country meet in her first fall season.

Albao-Cozad Makes Walking a Lifestyle

Gary Jackson, Sports Editor November 21, 2023

Walking on the grass towards the spray-painted white line, time begins to slow down. Each step towards the line begins to feel like an eternity. The air feels still, yet the cheers from the crowd are erupting...

Annie Roberts gives a thumbs up after annoucing the 2023 winner of the Battle of the Boats during the final day of SAWW.

Annie Roberts: Mastermind of USAO’s Student Life

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor October 24, 2023

When events are held at USAO, there is one person that is usually the mastermind behind the scenes and also in front of the audience: Annie Roberts, student life and housing coordinator. Growing up...

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 already asserted himself into campus life over the summer months,...

Freddy Baeza works in USAOs Art Annex on a ceramic bowl. After molding the clay into the desired shape, Baeza used a unqiue technique to make the bowl a one-of-a-kind item.

Baeza’s Experiences Mold Art Program

Haley "Kitti" Robinson, Contributing Writer July 10, 2023

USAO provides an art program where students get plenty of time with their professors. Every art professor has something unique to offer their students. Alfredo Baeza Jr, more commonly known as Freddy by...

Chelsea Fuston and her friends enjoyed Swansea Beach in early May during a going away party and bonfire.

Six Months and 13 Countries Later, Fuston Returns

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief July 3, 2023

After applying for the Brad Henry Scholars program and being selected as one of eight students, Chelsea Fuston, a junior Multidisciplinary Studies major, packed her bags and spent almost six months abroad....

Delaney Medcalf practices using a pipette in a lab on the third floor of Austin Hall.

Medcalf Accepts Offer from Johns Hopkins

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2023

Thump, thump, thump... Your heart feels like it is going to rip out of your chest, it’s beating faster than normal. A doctor is hovering around you, poking and prodding you. Eventually you learn that...

In the midst of a hug, Diane Carroll is surrounded by her friends, Donna Miles, Karen Holcomb, Layne Thrift, Dr. J.C. Casey. Dr. Rachel Jones, and Jordan Vinyard who attended the 2023 Spring DaVinci Awards Celebration. The ceremony honored Carroll and President Feaver for their contributions to higher education.

Diane Carroll: the Heart of the University

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor April 20, 2023

When entering the door to the Office of the President of USAO, one may expect to sit down and have a chat with President John Feaver. To get to Dr. Feaver however, that person must go through another...

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