Why Do Advent? 

Abigail Clayton  Contributing Faith Writer  Why do Christians celebrate Advent? For those who have not grown up in the church, or maybe even for those who did, advent may be something that you have done or heard about but do not really understand why it is tradition. What exactly is the purpose of advent?   These … Continue reading Why Do Advent? 

Music and the Soul 

Audrey Branham Assistant Faith Editor Music is an integral part of our lives. As students, the music we listen to helps us study, relax, exercise, and worship. And while music generally has a positive impression on our mind and soul, there are times when both the power and danger of music are clearly shown. If … Continue reading Music and the Soul 

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  

Thanksgiving as an international student 

Tiffany Buschman  Features Editor  November for Americans often consists of lots of food and family as well as the occasional football game. Specifically, when the nation is celebrating Thanksgiving. What most Americans may not realize, is that Thanksgiving is a holiday primarily celebrated in the states alone. For those whose home country is not the United States, Thanksgiving is a new concept, or possibly a slightly … Continue reading Thanksgiving as an international student 

Macy’s Presents 97th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Tiffany Buschman  Features Editor  This Thanksgiving, as families turn on their televisions they will see crowds gathered on the streets of New York City, viewing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. This staple of the holiday returns after being pre-recorded to the crowd-less streets of NYC last year due to the pandemic.  Macy’s website shares the history … Continue reading Macy’s Presents 97th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Philosophy forum -The good and the beautiful: Why we should want Christianity to be true? 

Ellen Huff Faith Editor Christianity no longer appears as an appealing ideology to be affiliated with in our day. Dr. Tawa Anderson, associate professor of philosophy, led the most recent philosophy forum on November 11 focused on the beauty and goodness often overshadowed in the Christian faith by the negative light as a result of … Continue reading Philosophy forum -The good and the beautiful: Why we should want Christianity to be true? 

Oklahoma Shakespeare wraps up first season on new stage with ‘Macbeth’ 

Madison Stone Assistant Arts Editor  Oklahoma City is a city still growing in urban culture and the arts—the recent renovation of the botanical gardens, the instillation of the 17-acre Scissortail Park and the long-awaited opening of the First Americans Museum act as herald to the innovation of Oklahoma’s capital city. One of the most notable expressions of culture and art found in OKC, … Continue reading Oklahoma Shakespeare wraps up first season on new stage with ‘Macbeth’ 

An outline of the beautifully tragic “Red (Taylor’s Version)” 

Peyton King  Assistant Arts Editor  If you’re an 18 to 20-something girl who likes coffee, singer-songwriter tunes and sweater weather, chances are you’ve either heard about or have already listened to Taylor Swift’s rerecorded and reclaimed “Red (Taylor’s Version),” since its release Friday, Nov. 12.   Whether you’re a “Swiftie” or not, you’re probably going to … Continue reading An outline of the beautifully tragic “Red (Taylor’s Version)”