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Siblings choose to attend same school for comfort, familiarity

For brothers Skyler and Nakoah Brown, going to the same college has brought them closer.

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    Looking for Fall Break entertainment?

    Every year, Ottawa University pairs up with EKAN to offer students a chance to spend their Fall Break helping others with community service projects that they call Alternative Break.

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    Starting Over

    Marketing and public relations teacher Kara Cunningham never would have dreamed two years ago she would be where she is today.

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    Seniors to freshmen: Handling the transition into college life

    A year ago they were at the top of the totem pole-- large and in charge. Now freshmen Riley McAdoo and Madison Stewart are discovering what it feels like to be at the bottom of the food chain again.

  • Jazz group provides outlook on Jazz Wednesday

    Jazz night on Wednesday in the cafeteria can be considered boring or dull to many. However, playing in the cafeteria means the world to senior Michael Harris and his Jazz Combo 2 group.

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    Freshman expectations: College brings surprises

    The school year has finally started. The freshmen went through orientation and have started their journey as an adult; but is this journey what they expected it to be?

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    Siblings choose to attend same school for comfort, familiarity

    For brothers Skyler and Nakoah Brown, going to the same college has brought them closer.

  • Redbox Review: Men in Black 3

    Usually, the rule of threes in movies means that no third movie is good, ever. If anyone questions that, let me jog your memory: Spy Kids 3, Back to the Future Part III, Shrek the Third… I could continue, but I think you get the point.

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    Keeping the same roommate year after year can be beneficial

    Sophomores Hauna Payne and Rachel Snow live in Bennett Hall. This is the second year they have roomed together.

  • Students staying in Kansas for the break have other outlets for fun

    Many students live near Ottawa or stay in town during spring break. Although college kids’ budgets tend to be tight, that doesn’t mean spring break has to be boring.

  • Favorite spring break memory?

    What is your favorite spring break memory?

  • Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day

    March 17 is celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day. However, the historical reason for this holiday are often overlooked.

  • “Wallflower” teaches lessons, entertains

    “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a movie based on a book of the same title written by Stephen Chbosky. It follows the story of an introverted freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) as he explores the changes of growing up. Although this coming of age story has potential to be stereotypical, it is anything but trite.

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    Staff members' children choose OU in different circumstance than most

    For junior Olivia Johnson and Chief Operating Officer Keith Johnson, it is easy to keep family and work life separate. Olivia Johnson is Keith Johnson's daughter.

  • McGoron becomes student activities coordinator

    This semester, Marianne McGoron has taken over the position of student activities coordinator. This is her third year at Ottawa. She spent the first two as a graduate assistant in the athletic department. McGoron is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and received her bachelor’s in sports management with a minor in Spanish from Wilmington College.

  • Hot new movies to watch while it's cold outside

    The holiday breaks are in sight and so is the relaxation that accompanies them. What is a better way to de-stress after tests and finals than to go see a movie? Here are several upcoming or current movies that you should consider: Wreck-It Ralph— Nov.

  • MVP Dance team makes appearance at half-time

      Before he knew it, it was halftime and that is when the nerves kicked in. Freshman Aaron Marshall never expected that when he came to college he would become a part of an all men dance team, known as the “MVP Dance Team.” Marshall said he got a call one morning and was kind of forced to do it, but he loved it in the end.

  • There are 'perks' to seeing "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

      “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” centers around the life of a teenage boy named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is starting his freshman year of high school. Without friends and extremely introverted, Charlie struggles to find his niche until two seniors reach out to him and invite him into their world.

  • How to be different when you're a...

          Michael Matos, senior 1.)What year are you? Senior 2.)Do you go by a nickname? “Matos.” I go by that because Michael is kind of cliché. 3.)Do you know why you were named Michael? If so, why? No, I don’t know. But I do know it was one of the most popular names in 1991.

  • Bringing in year-round fashion and style

      On campus, many people wear sweats, others dress up.  Sophomore Amy Hastings likes to dress up more on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays because she has more classes on those days.  “It takes me anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour to get ready,” Hastings said.

  • Clubs students would make on campus

      If you could start a club on campus, what would it be? Skyler Brown, junior: “A sporting clays shooting club.  I think this would be a nice compliment to the archery club.” Zach Beggs, junior: “I would like to have a racquetball club here.  I would be president of course.

  • Students weigh in on campus jobs


    Students discuss ways they make money, opinions on funding

  • Getting a clue, preparing for a mystery

    Theater department gets ready for the first show of the year

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