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

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A large screen captures Tobias Forge in his vestments and mitre cap during Ghosts performance of Year Zero.

Ghosts’ “Re-Imperatour” (Concert Review)

Hayla Wilson, Contributing Writer September 16, 2023

The Swedish rock band Ghost visited the United States in early August for their “Re-Imperatour” that featured shows ranging from the east to the west coast. As the name implies, the tour revisited...

Meg 2: The Trench was released Aug. 4 to theaters. Gabi Merchen went to great depths to review the film and its cast.

“Meg 2: the Trench” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer August 30, 2023

I believe that there are approximately two types of moviegoers in this world. There are those who will walk into “Meg 2: The Trench” with expectations of grandeur, hoping to be transported, heartbroken,...

A large screen illuminates the stadium and showcases all of Taylor Swifts album covers for her Eras Tour.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras” (Tour Review)

Elyanne Kenney, Contributing Writer August 23, 2023

“It’s been a long time coming…” This is one of the many phrases that Taylor Swift uses to open her show. After being on a tour hiatus for five years, Swift has been touring the “Eras” Tour...

Barbie, played by Margo Robbie, showcases one of her many pink outfits in this scene in the 2023 Barbie movie.

“Barbie” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer July 26, 2023

As a longtime fan of Greta Gerwig’s work, I was unreasonably excited for the release of her first blockbuster film, “Barbie.” Already smashing box office records, “Barbie” is more than a film...

Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by Cillian Murphy, and his team spent years developing and testing the atomic bomb. What happens when they finally succeed?

“Oppenheimer” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer July 24, 2023

Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” is an awe-inspiring tour de force. Delving into the life of one of the most enigmatic figures of the 20th century, “Oppenheimer” manages to entertain as well as...

Another classic Disney movie has returned to the big screens as a live-action movie. After watching the recent release, Gabi shares her thoughts.

“The Little Mermaid” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer June 8, 2023

As a child of the early 2000’s, “The Little Mermaid,” along with many other animated Disney classics, has a special place in my adult heart. Watching that redheaded teenage fish person trade her...

While reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz outside, a friendly feline approached to learn more about the book. What are Emilys (and the cats) thoughts on the book?

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2023

The Holocaust is said to have ended in early May 1945, almost 80 years ago today; however, the impact of the Holocaust did not just end there. It has impacted people for generations, and still leaves a...

Natasha Prestons latest release, The Island provides readers a thrill this summer. Emily reviewed the pages and shared her thoughts.

“The Island” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2023

For those looking for a thrill this summer, without having the venture out into the hot, heavy air filled with mosquitos, look no further than Natasha Preston, dubbed a Wattpad sensation for her suspenseful...

Emily Loughridge soaks up some sun while reading Killers of the Flower Moon. What are her thoughts on David Granns book?

“Killers of the Flower Moon” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

David Grann, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, visited USAO’s campus March 3 for the annual Giles Symposium. Grann talked about his book, “Killers...

Post Malone released The Diamond Collection, which features several of his popular songs, along with one new song for his upcoming album. Gary Jackson reviewed Chemical and a few other songs on the album.

Post Malone’s “The Diamond Collection” (Album Review)

Gary Jackson, Senior Writer April 28, 2023

Post Malone is back in the pop music scene with the release of his fifth studio album “The Diamond Collection.” While this album features eight of his well-known songs, it also features a new song...

Morgan Wallen released his latest album in March. Matthew turned up the album and shared his thoughts.

Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” (Album Review)

Matthew Yokum, Contributing Writer April 21, 2023

Morgan Wallen is one of the most popular country artists out there currently. Even though I don’t listen to music on a daily basis, if I heard his voice over the radio, I would be able to tell it’s...

Disney star turned singer, Sabrina Carpenter released her new album Emails I Cant Send. Carson queued up a few of the songs and shared his thoughts.

Sabrina Carpenter’s “Emails I Can’t Send” (Album Review)

Carson Trammell, Contributing Writer April 14, 2023

From Disney Channel star to pop singer, Sabrina Carpenter has made quite a career for herself. Her new album “Emails I Can’t Send” is a hit and is adding to her career. The song “Nonsense” is...

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