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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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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, I read Dr. Grandin’s book “Thinking in Pictures.” Dr....

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 time that a UFC event was held at the Honda Center and featured...

Josh Hutcherson plays the villian in the recent release The Beekeeper, which also stars Jason Statham.

“The Beekeeper” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer February 21, 2024

Having considered myself a fanatic of films and television from the time I could fix my gaze on a screen, I’ve developed an affinity for certain genres, and one of my longtime favorite genres of film...

BCM Director Joseph Quickle and his intern Noah Holden prepare the BCM for their annual Super Bowl party.

Super Bowl Sunday Predictions

Preston Palm, Senior Writer February 11, 2024

It all comes down to this, the final game of the season with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. This is essentially a rematch of Super Bowl LIV in 2020...

Gabi prepares to hit play on Saltburn as she streams it on Amazon Prime.

“Saltburn” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer February 9, 2024

If you haven’t heard anything about Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn” by now, you may want to call your real estate agent and see if she can get you out of that rock you’ve been living under, because...

An advertisement for Mean Girls showcases the iconic burn book cover, as well as the main actors and actresses from the movie.

“Mean Girls” (2024) (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 31, 2024

I understand that there is a subset of the population who consider themselves die-hard fans of the Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 film “Mean Girls.” If you consider yourself among the aforementioned...

Christian Booth held his breath during a game last weekend, and is now looking forward to watching Championship Sunday.

Championship Sunday Predictions

Preston Palm, Senior Writer January 27, 2024

The NFL Playoffs Divisional round was thrilling football to watch with three of the four games being nail biters and leaving fans in suspense of who will advance one step closer to the Super Bowl.   All...

Kaelynn Torres sits in her apartment reading The Silent Patient as a break from her classes one afternoon.

“The Silent Patient” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2024

I have read a number of books in my short 20 years, but rarely have I read an entire book in one sitting. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides made that short list over Christmas. Interestingly,...

Gabi captured a dramatic scene from the movie Poor Things when she saw it in theatres.

“Poor Things” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 22, 2024

Welcome to the previously unknown, unexplored world of “Poor Things” which, rather than seeming parallel to our own, creates a singular and audaciously innovative universe in which nothing has the...

Riley ODell prepares to watch the Green Bay Packers with her boyfriend Gary Jackson this weekend.

Divisional Weekend Predictions

Preston Palm, Senior Writer January 20, 2024

Wild Card Weekend is in the past and it delivered multiple great games filled with storylines behind them, like what happened to Dallas? The Cowboys hadn’t lost at home in 16 games, and they come into...

Gary Jackson, a Green Bay Packers fan, watches an NFL game as he prepares to watch several of the games slated for this weekend.

Wild Card Weekend Predictions

Preston Palm, Senior Writer January 12, 2024

With the regular season coming to a close, it’s time for postseason football. Post season couldn’t come soon enough.   This season was filled with so many memorable moments and surprises like...

Gabi patiently waited for the previews to end before Anyone but You began playing in the theatre.

“Anyone but You” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 12, 2024

The romantic comedy genre promises us two things by its very nature: romance and comedy. While the comedy seems to take precedence over the romance in “Anyone but You,” I would venture to say that...

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