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The Journey & Career of Francis Lacis

The Journey & Career of Francis Lacis

Blake Turner, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

Lao Tzu once said “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” For Francis Lacis, a senior on the Golden Eagles basketball team, the journey began in Riga, Latvia, 5,000 miles from Tulsa. Like...

The Why behind Kimberlee Bankhead’s Journey to ORU

The Why behind Kimberlee Bankhead’s Journey to ORU

Blake Turner, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

There is a popular quote, often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain, that identifies the two most important days of a person’s life: “The day you were born and the day you found out why you were...

Mea Molnar: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

Mea Molnar: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

Dillon Valencia, Managing Editor April 8, 2022

To this day she remembers the roar of commercial airliners flying overhead. Even now, such sounds produce tremendous anxiety. Mea Molnar was only 7 years old when she entered Hillcrest Receiving...

The Impact of COVID on ORU Missions & Outreach

Mea Molnar, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

The Friday before spring break 2020, the fast-paced spread of COVID-19 saw college students leaving campuses and businesses closing their doors across the United States. Although Augustine and Allie...

Ring by Spring

Ring by Spring

Lauren Rapp, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Nursing senior Bri Riley and theology senior Philip Lopez plan to get married after graduating from Oral Roberts University this spring.   “This is the dress!” Bri Riley, a senior nursing...

The life and legacy of ORU theatre professor, Laura Holland

The life and legacy of ORU theatre professor, Laura Holland

Haliyma Clay, News Editor February 11, 2022

Retiring this spring after 45 years as a faculty member at Oral Roberts University, Laura Holland has been a pioneer in the theatre department where students and colleagues describe her as a friend for...

What to do in the cold weather

What to do in the cold weather

Carolina Figueroa, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

When it is too cold outside to do activities like biking, Frisbee and golf, what can be done at Oral Roberts University? Here are a few suggestions from students for what to do when it gets cold.   Hanging...

How ORU is Utilizing Virtual Reality Technology

How ORU is Utilizing Virtual Reality Technology

Alexa Mostrom, Editor in Chief February 2, 2022

With college students using virtual reality in many areas of their personal lives, Oral Roberts University has introduced the technology as a training tool for social work majors.   The goal...

A Blessing in the Background

Pierce Martin, Managing Editor November 23, 2021

Originally published in 2020   If you had asked me in tenth grade whether I thought I’d still be writing for a yearbook, I probably would have laughed and said, “I mean, I doubt it. Does...

The Beauty of Remensing

Mychaela Burris, Copy Editor November 22, 2021

Originally published in 2020 Looking back on my first few years at ORU I never considered that I would become an editor for a top-ranked publication like the Perihelion. These years were difficult and...

Covid-19 Vaccines: To Get or Not to Get?

Alexa Mostrom, Editor in Chief November 18, 2021

While some colleges across the world required a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campuses this fall, Oral Roberts University made no such demand, leaving students to debate whether or not to be vaccinated.   Nursing...

New library to be $18 million landmark for ORU

New library to be $18 million landmark for ORU

Haliyma Clay, News Editor November 12, 2021

Oral Roberts University recently broke ground on the $18 million J.D. McKean Library, which will be built 100% debt-free. “We have been planning this project for over two years, and it will take two...

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