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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

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...

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...

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...

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...

First-generation students and faculty gather on the steps of the Presidents House during a special Pizza on the Patio event last week.

What Does it Mean to be a First-Generation Student?

Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

“First Generation Students,” what does that mean anyway? Very recently, those words have been thrown around more often than not, as Wednesday, Nov. 8 is First Generation College Celebration (FGCC)...

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...

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