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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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Islam Makhachev defeated Dustin Poirier in UFC 302.

UFC 302: Makhachev is inevitable

Preston Palm, Senior Writer June 4, 2024

The UFC returned to Newark, New Jersey Saturday June 1, as the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world headlined against a future UFC hall of famer. Islam Makhachev defended the Lightweight title against...

Anne Hathaway as Solène and Nicholas Galitzine as Hayes Campbell star in The Idea of You.

“The Idea of You” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer May 31, 2024

I may not be the biggest fan of this film, but I will bet you $100 that somewhere in the world, Harry Styles is discussing its merits with his Zoom therapist as we speak.    Is it basically a two-hour...

Elyanne prepares to listen to Taylor Swifts newest ablum on her record player.

Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” (Album Review)

Elyanne Kenney, Contributing Writer May 24, 2024

Amidst her world tour, Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poets Department” April 19. Swift announced she would release this album while receiving an award at the Grammy’s...

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt test the limits in their new movie The Fall Guy.

“The Fall Guy” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer May 17, 2024

Ryan Gosling is not “just Ken” any longer. Now, he’s “just the stuntman.” What dramatic growth!    In all seriousness, it is a truth universally acknowledged that to be a leading man in...

An author, played by Bryce Dallas, writers about spies and the movie takes shape as her books mirrors real life events.

“Argylle” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer May 13, 2024

If the director of “Human Centipede,” the writer of “Sharknado” and the cinematographer of the 1969 moon landing all collaborated on a weekend-long mission to create the unequivocal worst movie...

A wide view of the Paycom Center shows the nearly 8,000 fans who came to listen and watch AJR perform in their Maybe Man Tour.

AJR’s “Maybe Man” (Concert Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2024

AJR, an indie pop band of brothers, visited OKC for the fourth time and for the band’s 20th show on their first headlining tour. AJR’s “Maybe Man” Tour has sold out several shows along the way,...

In UFC 301, Jose Aldo sahres after beating Jonathan Martinez in the bantamweight bout.

UFC 301 (Event Review)

Preston Palm, Senior Writer May 6, 2024

Rio de Janeiro played host to UFC 301 as the Brazilians mostly stood out for their home territory. The home crowd enjoyed an evening of mixed martial arts (MMA), with the main event fights featuring a...

Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor are portrayed as tennis players and a coach in the recent Challengers movie.

“Challengers” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer May 3, 2024

I’ll cut right to the chase: if you know what Zendaya looks like and you’ve seen a sports advertisement before, there is truly nothing new for you in the Zendaya-produced “Challengers.” I’ll...

No fairy tale is as it seems in Shrek 2, which celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this month.

“Shrek 2” (Movie Review Anniversary Edition)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer April 23, 2024

There aren’t many things from childhood that hold their sparkle into our later years. The jangling keys that entertained us in our infancy are now no more than a means to start our cars. The coloring...

A group of friends hosted a UFC 300 watch party in the Lawson Clubhouse Saturday night.

UFC 300: Greatest Card in History? (Event Review)

Preston Palm, Senior Writer April 16, 2024

More than 30 years after the company made its debut, Saturday, Apr. 13 marked arguably the biggest milestone event in the UFC’s illustrious history. UFC 300 had 12 current or former champions slated...

The Cleverlys string bass player (second from the right) strums heavily on his featured riff in their bluegrass version of Creep by Radiohead.

The Cleverlys (DWPAS Review)

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024

The Cleverlys gave USAO a night to remember at the final Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series of the semester. This world-renowned group plays what they like to call “traditional” bluegrass tunes,...

Austin Jackson saw Drake and J Cole in concert at the Paycom over spring break.

“It’s All a Blur Tour: Big as the What?” (Concert Review)

Austin Jackson, Contributing Writer March 24, 2024

For the first time in ten years Drake decided to take a trip to Oklahoma and perform two shows for his “It's All a Blur Tour: Big as the What?” Along with him, Drake brought one of my other favorite...

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