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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

Janet recommends four rom-com movie that will make you rush out to find love.

Learning to Love Love Through Movies

Janet Ogungbuyi, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

As someone who loves love and lives their life through movies. I believe romantic comedies (rom coms) are by far the best movie genre because everyone yearns for love and romance. I recommend these are...

Instruments arent always easy to learn, which Paul Tointigh learned with his viola.

Is Learning a New Instrument Hard?

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor March 15, 2023

I get asked all the time: “Is learning a new instrument hard?” Being an instrumentalist, I find it fascinating to learn how to play something new. I can play the guitar, piano, and percussion, but...

Oklahoma weather can change in an instance. It is typical to see rain, sunshine, and snow all within a week in the Sooner State.

Wonderful Weather We’re Having Huh?

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor March 8, 2023

“Wonderful weather we’re having huh?” is probably the most boring, neutral topic you can have when talking with a stranger. However, if you’ve lived in the state of Oklahoma for any period of...

Gisela says that her job is more than that because of the connections she has made with her customers, which can be seen here.

It’s Not Just a Job

Gisela Alonso, Contributing Writer February 22, 2023

I’ve been serving at restaurants for 12 years. Many people hate it, but I’m one of the weirdos who love it. Yes, there are the bad days when the gluten-free-allergic-to-fish-let-me-speak-to-the-manager...

The Loughridge family, including Emily, Ryan, and Shanna, ran their first 5K of 2023.

Five Tips for Your First 5K!

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

I am not a seasoned runner, and I have not run consistently since high school. Why start here? So, you’d know that I wasn’t lying to you and giving you all these glorified tips for running. In 2023,...

Leslie Cluskey, Harrys grandfather, holds a UK flag while Susan Cluskey, Harrys grandmother, holds a USA flag with a traditional Christmas tree in the background.

Christmas Traditions: USA v. UK

Harry Cracknell, Contributing Writer December 19, 2022

From singing along to Mariah Carey to unwrapping the presents on Christmas Day, you can’t help but feel jolly. Christmas, an annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, is celebrated on the...

The Cauley family, including Tyler, Trey, Chase, Paula, and Ryleigh, gather together to celebrate Christmas.

A Very Cauley Christmas

Tyler Cauley, Contributing Writer December 14, 2022

It is that time of year when families celebrate the Christmas holiday with some yearly traditions. Specifically in my family, Christmas is big deal for us. It starts with the decorating; one second, we...

Hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree can spark fond memories for many people as the merry season arrives.

Christmas Tree Figurines Spark Fond Memories

Matthew Yokum, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

When you think of Christmas, what is a special or favorite memory that comes to mind? For some people, it could be a particular gift they received one year, for others it could be time spent with family....

In true Black Friday spirit Paul Tointigh, a junior Communication major, and Hannah Woodhouse, a freshman Business major, play tug-of-war with a Reese’s filled candy cane while Ryan Moses, a freshman History major, victoriously lifts his prized treasure above his head.

Spend Time Not Money this Black Friday

Paul Tointigh, Contributing Writer November 25, 2022

Every year millions of Americans participate in Black Friday shopping with great deals on all the hottest, new things of the year. Some even take it a step further and begin shopping on Thanksgiving Day,...

The Trend staff enjoying Harrison Stones senior Communication event at the BCM.

Every Student is a Writer!

Emily Loughridge, Managing Editor July 11, 2022

Have you ever walked around USAO’s campus or the town of Chickasha and saw something that made you ask, “Why? How? When? Where?” Then you are on the right course. The Trend is opening positions for...

USAO graphic by Harrison Stone

One of the Best Independent Studies

Harrison Stone, Managing Editor May 20, 2022

It was a long spring semester, and you probably want badly to enjoy some downtime. Someone asks you, “Are you doing summer classes?” Without missing a beat, you answer, “Are you kidding me?” Summer...

Freshman communication major Emily Loughridge reads for one of her classes. Photo taken by Bethany Sackett.

How Do You Manage Stress?

Bethany Sackett January 25, 2022

As students and faculty get into the groove of the spring trimester, many people find their stress levels increasing. Some faculty and students have advice for anyone finding it hard to manage their stress. Nancy...

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