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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

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Bella Wilson, Hayla Wilson, Chloey Orosco, Dr. Hale, and Luke Messick push a pie into Sheppard McConnells face during an SAB event.

Pool, S’mores, Pie, and Donuts Make Finals Fun (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2023

Finals week is arguably one of the most stressful points throughout any given trimester for students, which is why the Student Activities Board (SAB) sponsored a number of events throughout the week to...

After winning the 3-point contest, Logan Dolan is interviewed by his teammates at half-court to celebrate.

A Night of MADNESS! (Photo Essay)

Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer October 27, 2023

Drover Madness is an event that brings the community together and helps kickstart the basketball seasons Wednesday Oct. 25 in the Drover Fieldhouse. The women’s and men’s basketball programs along...

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.

Costa 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,...

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...

Wandering around the top of Mount Scott can provide hikers with beautiful views of wildlife, vegetation, and small lakes.

A Breath of Fresh Air (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2023

Do you ever feel stressed and stuck while being on campus? It can be easy to, especially when you live at the same place where you go to school and work. Lucky for all of us, there is an easy escape less...

Pitcher, Boone Lasater attempts to pick-off the Bulldog on first base with a throw to Peyton McDowall.

Drovers Send Bulldogs to the Doghouse (Photo Essay)

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

This past weekend the #19 ranked USAO (10-6, 0-0 SAC) faced off in a three-game series against McPherson College (6-6, 0-0 KCAC). The Drovers came into this weekend with an 8-6 record going into their...

Reed Butz completes a pitch Sunday afternoon against #5 Bellvue University.

Baseball Bounces Back at Home Opener (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2023

USAO’s baseball program (8-5) hosted Friends University (4-6) and #5 Bellvue University (4-2) for a three-day series. After the Cajun Collision, #19 USAO were looking to get back on top. After three...

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