Student Government Association announces fifteen new student senators 

Zoe Charles On Sept. 20, 2021 Oklahoma Baptist University’s Student Government Association sent out an email to the student body announcing the results of the recent SGA elections regarding student senate. This allowed for fifteen new senators to step into office at OBU. The results were as following:  Freshman Class President and Vice President:  Grace Gaither … Continue reading Student Government Association announces fifteen new student senators 

Shawnee coffee shop sued for trademark infringement 

Zoe Charles Sept. 24th, 2021 Gathering Place LLC folded a trademark infringement lawsuit against The Gathering Place in Shawnee.  According to Tulsaworld.com, “The filing indicates that Gathering Place, the 66.5-acre park which opened along a stretch of Riverside Drive in 2018 at a cost of $400 million, recently became aware of the coffee shop’s existence … Continue reading Shawnee coffee shop sued for trademark infringement 

Thousands of Migrants at U.S-Mexico Border this week 

Matthew Gower Recently, thousands of migrants, many of them Haitian, set up an encampment around the Del Rio International Bridge near the Rio Grande river in Del Rio, Texas. United States authorities experienced more than 200,000 migrant encounters in July, according to preliminary data gathered by the Associated Press from Assistant Secretary for Border and … Continue reading Thousands of Migrants at U.S-Mexico Border this week 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15- Oct. 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage month in the United States. According to HispanicHeritageMonth.gov this consists of “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”  According to HispanicHeritageMonth.gov, “The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month

The Texas Heartbeat Act and an OBU Science Professor’s Perspective 

Peyton King Texas’s newest law restricting abortion went into effect Wednesday, Sept. 1. Known as the Texas Heartbeat Act proposed via Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), Texas has effectively prohibited most abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy.   The law states, “a physician may not knowingly perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant … Continue reading The Texas Heartbeat Act and an OBU Science Professor’s Perspective 

Mental toughness

Whereas conversations of mental health were once of clandestine nature, recent decades have seen an exponential increase and acceptance into these realms of conversations. While mental health or the improving or sustaining of emotional states are seen as common, there has also been neglect of evaluating the concepts of mental toughness.  The idea of mental … Continue reading Mental toughness

Twenty Years Later: How September 11, 2001 Changed America 

Matthew Gower  Sept. 11, 2001 changed much of America and the lives of many Americans. Almost 3,000 Americans died that day when two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York, a third plane crashing into the Pentagon and a fourth crashing in Pennsylvania when passengers stopped the terrorists hijacking the plane from reaching its planned location.   “Over 93% … Continue reading Twenty Years Later: How September 11, 2001 Changed America 

April, Arab American Heritage Month

Kaleigh Reynolds National Arab Heritage Month officially takes place in April after the State Department declared it earlier this month. This month celebrates the Arab American heritage and culture while also paying tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans. The origins of Arab Americans trace back to 22 Arabic-speaking countries in the … Continue reading April, Arab American Heritage Month