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To a Bright Future

All photos courtesy students unless otherwise marked Emma Sloan Classen School of Advanced Studies at NortheastAttending: Oklahoma City University  Intended major: Pre-engineering because of my love for math and science. I have always looked up to engineers because of how brilliant they seem.  Biggest influences: My parents. They always push me to do my best and work as hard as I can. I...

Back to (New) Normal

Getting Back intothe Swing of Things For many institutions, like the University of Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma, this fall marks a full return to in-person learning and campus activities.   “In May 2020, after two months of online instruction and remote work, the university began its phased return to normal operations,” says David A. Surratt, Ed.D., OU’s vice president of...

Sports in the COVID Era

By Stephen Hunt and Mary Willa Allen The Life of a Student Athlete Collegiate student athletes are creatures of habit, with lives featuring rigid in-season schedules on top of classes, meetings, study halls, practices and games.  However, when COVID-19 struck in mid-March, seasons were canceled, immediately sending collegiate athletes into a state of flux.  “That’s been weird for sure,” says Dylan Gardner, a...

Ex-TU Player Takes Stock(ton)

DaQuan Jeffries’ professional basketball career hasn’t begun like some thought it might. The Edmond native, who played his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Tulsa, was once a projected second-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft. But Jeffries went undrafted and landed in Orlando before being released in October. He wasn’t without a home for long after he...

Football, soccer and rodeo

College football season begins with home games for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Sooners began the season at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Aug. 31 against the Houston Cougars. OU takes on South Dakota on Sept. 7 and Texas Tech on Sept. 28. OSU plays McNeese State on...