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

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, a prominent author and speaker on autism and animal behavior,...

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. Winners will be announced in June during the OPA’s spring...

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 is now also home to the Communication Department. In early...

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 Drover Fieldhouse. The three-camera system was introduced...

Chloey Orosco, a senior English major, spends time in Nash Library working on her Senior Seminar coursework.

Senior Seminar is Removed from IDS Curriculum

Luka Messick, Contributing Writer February 20, 2024

Starting in the 1960s, Senior Seminar was an IDS core curriculum course that had to be taken by every student in order to graduate. Senior Seminar was a capstone course for students, but as of the fall...

Roommates, Kaelynn Torres (left) and Emily Loughridge, decided to watch The Act on Hulu shortly after Gypsy-Rose Blanchard was released from prison.

Gypsy-Rose Blanchard was Released after Eight Years

Elyanne Kenney, Contributing Writer February 8, 2024

How would you feel if you learned that your whole life was a lie? That is exactly what happened to Gypsy-Rose Blanchard when she learned that her mother was lying to her and everyone around them her whole...

Noah Holden brought his fiance, Abbee Mann, flowers before their date later that evening.

What Dating Advice Would You Give Someone in Their 20s?

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

According to a 2023 Pew Research Center article, every three in ten Americans report being single. In 2022, only 42% of single Americans say they’re looking for either a committed relationship or casual...

USAOs Concert Band, including (from left) Thomas Buchanan, Tyler Sweeden, Jaden Johnston, Lydia Wills, Kaleb Benda, Isaiah Young, and David Orgas, prepares for their performance.

Six Students Perform in Intercollegiate Honor Band

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Artist February 5, 2024

Last month, several members of the USAO Concert Band represented the university at the annual Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OkMEA) conference held in Tulsa Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Thursday,...

Ashlin Tryczak, Chickasha native and USAO alum, is running for city council.

USAO Alum Tryczak Runs for Ward 2 in Local Election

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer January 26, 2024

Ashlin Tryczak, a name that may seem familiar to many on campus, is a USAO alum with a goal. After graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in liberal arts in the fall of 2023, Tryczak has made...

Dr. Casey talked at the Board of Regents meeting about her students and experiences at USAO.

Four Professors Earned Endowed Positions

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2023

Dr. Kayla Hale and her leadership team honored four of USAO’s professors with endowed professorships towards the end of the fall trimester, including Dr. Brenda Brown, dean of the school of IDS and Humanities;...

One of the six reported cars that was vandalized behind Sparks Hall in the early hours of Friday, Dec. 1.

Two Vandals Spray Painted Student and Campus Property

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Artist December 7, 2023

A total of six cars, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) sign, the west side of Addams Hall, and a few other spots were vandalized with spray paint between 4:50 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 by two...

Senior art major Gabi Guyse poses with her piece “Chainsaw to the Lip,” which will be on display at the “Hodge Podge” show.

Paintings and Public Relations Swirl Together in “Hodge Podge” Show

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor December 5, 2023

What happens when students who come from seemingly unrelated majors collaborate to put on the same event? This question is being answered with the “Hodge Podge” show at Legends Pubhouse and Venue,...

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