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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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Introspection, the Spring BFA Show, opens Saturday and will showcase six graduating art majors, including Bea Tezén, Erin Kelley, Cassie Duncan, Savannah James, Jillian Scroggins, and Dani Stevens.

Six Artists Construct Introspection Exhibit

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer March 23, 2023

"Introspection," an interesting name for an art show with an equally as interesting cast of individuals. As graduating seniors with art degrees, Bea Tezén, Erin Kelley, Cassie Duncan, Savannah James,...

Chickashas second art walk will take place in downtown Chickasha this evening.

Spring Break Starts with Chickasha’s Art Walk

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Artist March 10, 2023

Downtown Chickasha recently kicked off its new monthly art walk which created a way to showcase local artists. Businesses host artists and display their artwork, both indoors and outdoors. Friday, March...

Vivianne and Veronica Stowell, the Oklahoma Champion Children, visited USAOs campus to meet a few DroverThon members, including Leslie Randall, Alli Murray, Halli Humphrey, Montanna Patzack, and Chloey Orosco.

Droverthon’s Dance Marathon Fundraises for Children

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor March 7, 2023

Droverthon is a philanthropy organization at USAO that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). DroverThon is a part of a national fundraiser to support CMN hospitals. Several fundraisers...

Three children in the Child Development Center learn and play together, while USAOs teacher candidates observe.

Education for USAO’s Smalls and Talls

Kaylee Ragon, Contributing Writer March 2, 2023

As everyone all settle back into a routine full of classes, activities, and coffee, USAO’s youngest students are also returning to campus. These “Little Drovers” are students in USAO’s Child Development...

USAO is hosting its first Giles Symposium since the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will be Friday starting at 6 p.m. in the Te Ata Auditorium.

USAO Hosts First Giles Symposium Since Pandemic

Anastasia Dulle, Contributing Writer March 2, 2023

On March 3rd, USAO will host Hannibal B. Johnson as the opening lecturer and David Grann as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service. The symposium will be held...

The Trend nomiated 30 pieces from 12 students in a journalism excellence conference, OCMA. The group will attend the conference in mid-April. 

Back row (L to R): Paul Tointigh, Gary Jackson, Caleb Smith, Thomas Buchanan

Front row (L to R): Emily Loughridge, Cortni Taylor, Hannah Dudleson, Bethany Sackett, Mary-Grace McNutt

A Dozen Student Journalists Nominated for OCMA Event

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

Writing for The Trend provides student journalists with various opportunities to improve their writing skills and resumes. One of the ways to improve student journalists’ resumes is to attend the Oklahoma...

Video-production instructor David Duncan points out key features of the new drones to student Nick Fleckenstein.

Video Production Steps into the Digital Age

Gabi Merchen, Contributing Writer February 14, 2023

Students at USAO are getting an exciting upgrade to their video production experience. Largely thanks to the efforts of David Duncan, USAO’s instructor of digital media technology, the university’s...

After class, Gisela Alonso, Addysyn Asmus, Lainey Morrow, and Paul Tointigh gather around to laugh at a TikTok video.

Stitt Blocks TikTok Stating Cybersecurity Threat

Gabi Merchen, Contributing Writer February 9, 2023

TikTok, the viral social media platform known for its nonstop, short-form videos, has quickly become a thriving creative community for users of all ages. From lip-syncing to dance challenges, to recipes...

Student protester Meagan Clark, along with Fall Kornele and Chandler Leamon-Webb, waved at passing cars and held their signs high as they protested the Millstone Act.

Students Protest for Trans Rights on Streets of Chickasha

Anastasia Dulle, Contributing Writer February 8, 2023

On February 7th, USAO students plan to raise awareness of infringements upon transgender rights by protesting in Chickasha on 17th Street from 2-6 p.m. This protest was planned and arranged by Berrielle...

USAOs equality club PRISM ventured to the Capitol on Monday to learn more about the proposed bills dealing with trans healthcare.

PRISM Protests Millstone Act at the Capitol

Anastasia Dulle, Contributing Writer February 7, 2023

PRISM, USAO’s equality club, participated in a rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol on February 6th to protest Oklahoma Senate Bill 129, otherwise known as the Millstone Act. The Millstone Act, if passed,...

Grant Murphey leads the FCA Chapter at their weekly Wednesday night meetings at the BCM.

FCA Provides Community for Athletes

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor January 31, 2023

Returning to the USAO campus this spring trimester is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or the FCA for short. FCA has been on the campus in the past, but has disappeared after its leaders have graduated...

Many students, including Noah Holden, Gabi Merchen, Clay Edwards, David Orgas, Mobi Jones, Isaiah Young, Sparrow Marturano, and Lydia Wills, gathered in the First Baptist Church in Tulsa late last week to better themselves and their talents through workshops and concerts.

Choir Returns to OKMEA After Short Hiatus

Gabi Merchen, Contributing Writer January 24, 2023

Dr. Jan Hanson, professor of music and conductor of USAO's Concert Choir and Chamber Ensemble, and Dr. Kate Sekula, associate professor of music and coordinator of the music department, led a group of...

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