The great resignation, tales from the work(less) force 

Zoe Charles   News Editor  From restaurants with temporary working hours to sky-rocketing inflation rates in grocery stores with not enough stockers, it has become evident that the economy is enduring a mass labor shortage.   Some have started referring to this crisis as “The Great Resignation,” citing not only a mass exodus of the working force … Continue reading The great resignation, tales from the work(less) force 

LaShai Rhone Speaks on Loneliness and Drawing Near to the Lord at Courage+Connection Event Nov. 12  

Contributing Writer OBU’s First Lady Jill Thomas and guest speaker LaShai Rhone hosted a Courage and Connection event Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Cargill Alumni and Advancement Center. All female students were invited to attend the open and free event, which was focused on the topic of loneliness and how hard times have driven … Continue reading LaShai Rhone Speaks on Loneliness and Drawing Near to the Lord at Courage+Connection Event Nov. 12  

Exercise benefits both mind, body

Zoe Charles News Editor Typically, exercise is advertised as an activity to improve physical shape. However, recent studies show that the impact of exercise extends far beyond the tangible and visible.   Neuroscientist, author and New York University professor Wendy Suzuki’s 2017 TED Talk titled “The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise” opened a dialogue between neuroscience and exercise science. Suzuki shared … Continue reading Exercise benefits both mind, body

OBU hosts “The Weekend” Homecoming events 

Zoe Charles  News Editor  Oct. 21-23 OBU hosted The Weekend, which aims to integrate current and former students through a series of community-building activities and events. According to the OBU website, The Weekend 2021 featured the following events:  Thursday, October 21   Pastors Conference | Geiger Center 218-220 at 3:30 p.m.  Featuring Dr. Hance Dilbeck, Dr. Todd Fisher and … Continue reading OBU hosts “The Weekend” Homecoming events 

A guide to a sensory-sensitive Halloween 

Zoe Charles  News Editor  Oct. 31 marks the excitement of Halloween night for many children. While Halloween caters greatly to the general population, it can prove more complicated for children and adults with sensory processing difficulties.  According to The American Occupational Therapy Association, “between 5% and 15% of children in the general population demonstrate difficulties with … Continue reading A guide to a sensory-sensitive Halloween 

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