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

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The three panel comic, designed by Destin Travis, uses a clever fly pun.

“Fly Soup” (Comic Strip)

Destin Travis, Contributing Artist September 22, 2023

Destin said the idea for this comic had been on his idea board for a while, as he thought of it one time at church. He said he thought to himself "You know how sometimes when a guy has a zipper down, someone...

Some students start feeling the pressure of a new trimester in the second week of classes, especially those who took summer classes.

“Returning Students After Week Two” (Comic Strip)

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Artist September 12, 2023

Thomas tapped into the student body's emotions with this week's comic. A number of students start feeling the work load of classes and possibly jobs in the first few weeks of the trimester. Students who...

Destin Travis contemplates stereotypes in his four-panel comic about a snake without a lisp.

Ssssterotypes (Comic Strip)

Destin Travis, Contributing Artist September 8, 2023

Destin's idea for the comic was to create a series of funny jokes and skits but without the focus of a main character. He said he wants visual humor with gags and clever word play. Destin used a free drawing...

The two panel comic illustrates the various emotions students feel as they sit in class once again this fall.

“The Return From Summer Break” (Comic Strip)

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Artist September 1, 2023

As students survive their first week of classes, Thomas Buchanan pulls out his pen and paper to capture the emotions he sees all around him in various classes in a two panel comic strip.   Thomas...

Annie Roberts leads the freshmen class in singing the Alma Mater on the steps of Troutt Hall on the last day of SAWW.

“Hale Yeah” Shouts Freshmen Orientation (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

USAO’s Housing and Admission crews pulled off a spectacular move-in and orientation weekend! The 2023 Science and Arts Welcome Week (SAWW) started bright and early Friday morning with freshmen move-in...

Shanna Couch (left) and Cody Couch (right) admire a work of art by late artist Leonard Good. The two also provided live music inside of the First National Bank during the art walk.

Walking Down the Art Walk (Photo Essay)

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor July 17, 2023

On a hot and humid Friday evening, I had the privilege of attending my first art walk. A friend and I started up near the famous Leg Lamp Statue and made our way down the art show. Along the way, we walked...

A curious Spider Monkey hangs from a tree limb, hoping to see what caught its attention.

Coasta Rican Wildlife Tour (Photo Essay)

Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer July 12, 2023

This trip was one for the books. I love going to Costa Rica and getting to visit my dad. Although these two weeks with him always seem to fly by, I am super grateful to get to see him and the rest of the...

A man fires at the first balloon while mounted upon his horse at the Chickasha Rodeo.

Is This Your First Rodeo? (Photo Essay)

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor June 28, 2023

Why yes, yes it was. When I spoke to one of my friends and told him I have never been to a rodeo, he looked at me and said, “You live in Oklahoma and have never been to a rodeo?” I knew at that...

The crime scene where the body of Kenneth Newman (Rilley Merrill) lies is filmed to the west of Sparks Hall on USAO’s campus.

Becoming a Continuity Director (Photo Essay)

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor June 20, 2023

“The Forgotten Child” is a horror movie produced almost entirely with USAO students and faculty, as well as with members of the Chickasha community, which will premiere in the fall. Working on the...

The iconic Hollywood sign is a must see attraction for anyone in LA.

A Los Angeles Road Trip (Photo Essay)

Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer June 12, 2023

I recently went on my first road trip with my family and a couple of family friends to Los Angeles, and it was overall so much fun as the city had so much to offer. Personally, I am more of a traveler,...

Seeing a dog on campus provides a sense of joy for many students, which Thomas Buchanan conveys in his comic.

“When You See a Dog on Campus…” (Comic Strip)

Thomas Buchanan, Contributing Artist April 12, 2023

Most students know the immense joy of seeing a dog on campus, and much like Thomas' comic, the mad-dash to get to said puppy. Of course, most people's end goal is to pat it on the head and let the puppy...

Dr. Wetherbee, one of the three singers for The Committee on the Faculty Band, serenaded his audience.

Droverstock 2023! (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2023

Wow, Droverstock was a whirlwind of various events clashing together and cramming USAO’s campus full of guests. Events were going on all-day long to ensure there was something for everyone. The Montmarte...

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