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President Rylee Cater, right, and Vice President Reese Harder have ideas for growing The Nest and bringing more energy not only to basketball games but to all sports at ORU.

The Nest Bring a Boost of Energy for ORU Athletics

Blake Turner, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

When Maryland hosted Duke on Jan. 27, 2001, students chanted “overrated” at the Blue Devils bench when the Terrapins were up 8 points with 54 seconds left in the game. Famously, however, those chants...

ORU graduate Eugene Quaynor gives a thumbs-up during last spring’s Commencement Ceremony with his advisor Ruby Libertus, assistant professor of international relations, and Jason Pudlo, then an assistant professor of government.

Prayer vigil honors car crash victim Eugene Quaynor

Theodoxa Baker, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Dozens of ORU students prayed and worshipped together Thursday evening to remember the life of Eugene Quaynor, a soccer captain at Oral Roberts University. Quaynor, a 23-year-old graduate student from...

Freshmen 101 Guide- Intro to ORU apps

Freshmen 101 Guide- Intro to ORU apps

Rachel Schrader, Senior Writer September 28, 2022

During the first few weeks of classes of her first semester, Mia Campbell struggled to navigate through the many websites and apps that Oral Roberts University provided.   The learning curve...

Sky Ventures

Sky Ventures

Joao Souza, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

Four classmates, friends since their freshman year at Oral Roberts University, are launching an effort they describe as “unique and disruptive” to help students begin their careers now, while still...

PetLoose

April 18, 2022

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...

Love Week

March 11, 2022

The week of February 9th - 14th Oral Roberts University hosted a love week for the students on campus to let them destress and feel the love. The events included a puppy show full of kisses and snuggles...

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...

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