Author: Samantha Royka

U.S. attitude on the death penalty is evolving
Politics

U.S. attitude on the death penalty is evolving

Samantha Royka- January 11, 2022

Virginia abolished the death penalty in March 2021, the first of the Southern states to do so. So far, a total of 23 states have ... Read More

F/64 Photo Society focuses on expansion
Campus

F/64 Photo Society focuses on expansion

Samantha Royka- January 11, 2022

The photo club hosted a powder paint photo shoot last fall at Hafer Park. (Provided/F/64 Photo Society) UCO’s photography club, F/64 Photo Society, is selling ... Read More

Oklahoma Country approves new jail
News

Oklahoma Country approves new jail

Samantha Royka- December 9, 2021

Oklahoma County approved a new detention center to replace its nearly 30-year-old downtown Oklahoma City facility, which has experienced structural and operational issues as well ... Read More

Governor Stitt grants Julius Jones clemency, life without parole
News

Governor Stitt grants Julius Jones clemency, life without parole

Samantha Royka- November 18, 2021

Just four hours before his scheduled execution, Governor Kevin Stitt accepted the second recommendation from the Oklahoma pardon and parole board to grant Julius Jones ... Read More

Julius Jones receives second clemency recommendation
News

Julius Jones receives second clemency recommendation

Samantha Royka- November 10, 2021

Julius Jones’ Nov. 1 clemency hearing ended with the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommending clemency with a vote of 3-1, mirroring their vote from ... Read More

Ice Skating returns on Friday in time for the holidays
News

Ice Skating returns on Friday in time for the holidays

Samantha Royka- November 10, 2021

Two local ice skating rinks in Edmond and Oklahoma City will open for the season on Friday.  This year will be the Myriad Gardens’ rink’s ... Read More

Language presentation set for Saturday
News, Campus

Language presentation set for Saturday

Samantha Royka- November 4, 2021

The twelfth annual Language and Linguistics Student Conference is set for this Saturday in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms.  The broader human phenomenon of language ... Read More