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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

After exhausting himself with various responsibilities, Paul Tointigh crashes on his living floor, surrounded by a mess of homework, papers, books, and a planner.

Already Burned Out?

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor September 13, 2023

Do you ever just want to collapse on the floor, fall asleep, and wake up to find all your classes have been canceled for the rest of the week? Maybe that’s my wishful thinking, but when you overload...

Paul Tointigh overcame his fear of swimming, and now cooly floats in the Lawson Clubhouse pool in early August.

From Novice to Michael Phelps in Three Months

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor August 14, 2023

For over two decades, I did not know how to swim. The best I could manage was mimicking the movement I saw from characters in video games, seriously. This might be enough to keep me alive in dire situations,...

George Plummer, the “Voice of Grady County” and Paul Tointigh, Plummer’s summer intern, say goodbye on Tointigh’s last day on the job.

George & Me

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor August 11, 2023

If you would have told me I would work at a radio station back in the spring, I would have said “no way.” Fast forward to June, and I found myself as the intern for George Plummer, also known as...

Moving to college your freshman year is scary, which is why three of The Trends writers complied their tips to make your first year a breeze!

15 Tips for First-Time Freshmen

Emily Loughridge, Paul Tointigh, and Gary Jackson July 28, 2023

Welcome to college! As we are sure you have heard by now, this is your protype to real life – meaning you will take on more responsibilities in the next few years, but you aren’t quiet a fully independent...

A buzz was in the air as the Tower Theaters crowd waiting for Treaty Oak Revival to take the stage over the weekend.

Treaty Oak Revival Energized its OKC Crowd

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer July 25, 2023

Looking down from the balcony at OKC’s iconic Tower Theater on Saturday, July 22 one could see a sea of audience members wearing baseball caps and cowboy hats eagerly waiting for the opening act of the...

Andrew McMahon left the Tower audience in awe with his impressive vocals and piano skills last weekend

OKC Audience Immersed ‘In The Wilderness’

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer July 21, 2023

For fans of the indie pop rock genre, there was no better place to be on Saturday, July 15, than at OKC's Tower Theater. The audience was treated to a spellbinding performance by the immensely talented...

The Tower Theater welcomed in rock n roll fans for The Long Runs perfomance. The Eagles cover band charmed the crowd Sunday night in their edgy show.

The Long Run Soared High at the Tower

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer July 20, 2023

The Tower Theater in Oklahoma City came alive on Sunday night as The Long Run, one of the most celebrated Eagles cover bands in the country, took to the stage. Fans of all ages filled the historic venue,...

Gary Jackson, junior Communication major, stands outside of the Marietta Monitor, where he spent much of his summer at in internship at the Monitor.

Marvelous Time at the Marietta Monitor

Gary Jackson, Senior Writer July 19, 2023

As I sit at my desk typing this out, I reminisce about all the good experiences I had with my internship at the Marietta Monitor. Primarily, I worked as a staff writer, but I also helped with photography...

Normally the Washita River is drying up this time of year, but due to the recent heavy rain, it is wanting to jump out of its banks. This portion of the river, two miles north of Chickasha, has risen to the point where the banks are no longer visible.

The Grass is Still Green in July?

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor July 14, 2023

This is the time of the year where the grass starts turning brown, people start begging for rain, and they ask, “when will it get cold?” While the summer heat is certainly here, the rain has stuck...

Caleb Smith stands - hands outstretched - on Cockburn Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Smith enjoyed the citys views while walking near the Royal Mile.

Traversing Scotland and Ireland: A Dream Come True

Caleb Smith, Contributing Writer July 5, 2023

I wrote this article in hopes of sharing all the things a first-time traveler outside of the U.S. experienced. So, to say I am excited to share with you the things I experienced is...well…true! What...

Emily Loughridge (center) takes a moment to thank Kyle Dillingham (left) and the Horseshoe Road Band, including Peter Markes and Brent Saulsbury, after their event at the Czech Hall in Yukon.

A Surprise Dedication

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2023

A goal I did not know I had was achieved last night – I had a song dedicated to me during a concert. Let me start this story from the beginning to show why my eyes watered at the kind words spoken...

Mr. Chicken reminds drivers to use good communication on the roads with the use of their turn signal.

Mr. Chicken’s Clucking Turn Signal

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor June 21, 2023

Mr. Chicken goes out of his way to be a safe driver on the road. Though he grew up driving a combine on the farm, he took Driver’s Ed and learned how to operate a car safely. The instructor taught...

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