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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

The Trend

As Emily Loughridge prepared to moderate the Emerson-Wier Symposium, she read Dr. Temple Grandins book.

“Thinking in Pictures” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

In preparation for the Emerson-Wier Symposium, where Dr. Temple Grandin and Tim Herbel will come to discuss their respective fields and neurodiversity, I read Dr. Grandin’s book “Thinking in Pictures.” Dr....

Josh Hutcherson plays the villian in the recent release The Beekeeper, which also stars Jason Statham.

“The Beekeeper” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer February 21, 2024

Having considered myself a fanatic of films and television from the time I could fix my gaze on a screen, I’ve developed an affinity for certain genres, and one of my longtime favorite genres of film...

Gabi prepares to hit play on Saltburn as she streams it on Amazon Prime.

“Saltburn” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer February 9, 2024

If you haven’t heard anything about Emerald Fennell’s “Saltburn” by now, you may want to call your real estate agent and see if she can get you out of that rock you’ve been living under, because...

An advertisement for Mean Girls showcases the iconic burn book cover, as well as the main actors and actresses from the movie.

“Mean Girls” (2024) (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 31, 2024

I understand that there is a subset of the population who consider themselves die-hard fans of the Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 film “Mean Girls.” If you consider yourself among the aforementioned...

Kaelynn Torres sits in her apartment reading The Silent Patient as a break from her classes one afternoon.

“The Silent Patient” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2024

I have read a number of books in my short 20 years, but rarely have I read an entire book in one sitting. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides made that short list over Christmas. Interestingly,...

Gabi captured a dramatic scene from the movie Poor Things when she saw it in theatres.

“Poor Things” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 22, 2024

Welcome to the previously unknown, unexplored world of “Poor Things” which, rather than seeming parallel to our own, creates a singular and audaciously innovative universe in which nothing has the...

Gabi patiently waited for the previews to end before Anyone but You began playing in the theatre.

“Anyone but You” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 12, 2024

The romantic comedy genre promises us two things by its very nature: romance and comedy. While the comedy seems to take precedence over the romance in “Anyone but You,” I would venture to say that...

Emily Loughridge spent her last few days before school starts reading Jennette McCurdys memior.

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2024

“I’m Glad My Mom Died.” A statement that would make most people do a double take and reread the title again. Jennette McCurdy, most likely known for her role as Sam Puckett on “iCarly” but in...

Timothee Chalamet plays Willy Wonka in the new remake titled Wonka that recently hit theatres.

“Wonka” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer January 8, 2024

Personally, I am a big fan of Timothee Chalamet’s work, so this isn’t going to be particularly easy for me. Like most people, I had some trepidation about this new version of Willy Wonka’s story,...

Two teenagers are thrown into the world of Scythes, the people in charge of gleaning or killing their fellow immortal humans in order to slow down overpopulation, in Neal Shustermans book Scyhte.

“Scythe” (Book Review)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief January 3, 2024

Neal Shusterman is an author that has been on my radar for the last several years, mostly because of his ability to twist the world of humanity into something that makes his readers ask, “Could we ever...

Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick, dances her way into viewers hearts in the third movie of the Trolls franchise.

“Trolls Band Together” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer December 29, 2023

As the lone theatergoer in my particular showing of “Trolls Band Together,” I had the unparalleled pleasure of an entire theater to myself. So, after spending the preview section of my movie theater...

Love, Actually is a Christmas movie that Gabi watches every year.

“Love, Actually” (Movie Review)

Gabi Merchen, Senior Writer December 28, 2023

As much as I wanted to deliver the content of this review written on poster board while standing outside my best friend’s house in order to demonstrate my undying love for Kiera Knightly (as any reasonable...

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