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Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Freshmen beat the odds and flourish in on-campus apartments

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

The process for housing application is simple: be enrolled at the university, fill out the application and pay the $250 down payment fee. A rumor exists that students have to meet a certain number of credit hours to get accepted into the on-campus apartments, but this is false. There is no policy to...

Inktober incorporates various art styles

Inktober incorporates various art styles

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

October 29, 2019

Established in 2009, Inktober is an international art challenge that lasts all of October. Each day has a different prompt that artists draw in their art style. Artists participating in Inktober share their art on social media with "#Inktober." It's not a contest rather an opportunity for artists to...

Dragged to hell and back: the inspiration

Dragged to hell and back: the inspiration

Dariana Garza, Reporter

October 27, 2019

Drag shows; a place where a person can be the exact opposite of who they are in real life with no limitations. People respecting identity and diversity for everyone hosted their first-ever Halloween themed drag show Oct. 25 at 9:30 p.m. Agatha Haddock, English senior, better known as Ellie Coa...

Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Elijah Lee, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether cycling competitively or recreationally, safety comes first. Multiple reasons can be given for not wearing a helmet, but all of them go out of the window when a cyclist takes a tumble. Representatives of the cycling department share the importance of protection and taking proper precautions w...

Volleyball Sweeps SWOSU

Volleyball Sweeps SWOSU

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 23, 2019

The volleyball team shut down the visiting Southwestern Oklahoma State University in three sets Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Led by Lauren Honeycutt (No.19), middle blocker and kinesiology sophomore, the ‘Stangs had 50 kills on 46 assists in attacking play. Honeycutt had ten kills and hit a career...

Cardboard boats sink the competition

Cardboard boats sink the competition

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Sweat, tears, cardboard and a whole lot of tape provided the stage for students to flex their engineering and designing muscles Oct. 18. A crowd of around 80 spectators and their dogs assembled on the banks of Sikes lake as the ducks and geese relocated themselves to the unoccupied areas of the bank. As...

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Dariana Garza and Alyssa Mitchell

October 19, 2019

Heat. Fire. Music and over 400 hundred torch-wielding students attended the annual Torchlight Parade and Bonfire Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. With spirits high and plenty of rival school t-shirts to burn Nacona Trail south parking lot was fully lit by the burning shirts and crumbling pallets. According to Ruby...

Vinson offers healthy boost to campus

Kristin Silva, Managing Editor

October 16, 2019

The Vinson Health Center is an on-campus doctor's office that caters solely to students. Part of the student fee that is paid alongside tuition goes toward the VHC so students have a place to be treated when they are sick or injured without to pay a co-pay upfront. It offers treatment and medication...

A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

A day in the life: Lacey Grimes

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

October 16, 2019

It’s 6 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, her day has just begun. The sweet and tender voices of small children fill her ears forcing her eyes to partially open to a sun-filled room. She slowly takes in deep breaths as she mentally prepares for a new day full of surprises. Lacey Grimes,...

New health science building offers students state-of-the-art opportunities

New health science building offers students state-of-the-art opportunities

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

October 16, 2019

As the university welcomes returning students and newcomers to the fall semester, the campus opens the new health sciences building of Centennial Hall to its students. This building holds all the departments of the Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services in one area,...

Secular sobriety pilot program is brought to campus

Secular sobriety pilot program is brought to campus

Jeri Moore, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A pilot program for a more secular version of Alcoholics Anonymous, years in the making from conception to implementation, has made its appearance on campus this fall. The counseling center, a third party and various staff members have made this a possibility through campus affiliation. Aggregate information...

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Amos Perkins, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Lights. Cameras. Madness! Ligon Coliseum was packed full of energetic students ready to dance, sing, compete and let loose. Some entertained with their athletic talents. Others showed off their creativity. More still, danced and sang from the stands and the gym floor. Homecoming festivities kick...

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