Author: Samantha Royka

Governor Stitt grants Julius Jones clemency, life without parole
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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
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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
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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
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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

Visiting professor: Synthetic rubber creation changed American corporations
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Visiting professor: Synthetic rubber creation changed American corporations

Samantha Royka- September 30, 2021

After World War II, the Eisenhower administration provided government funding to give large corporations a boost toward developing synthetic rubber, said Daniel Berkhout, visiting professor ... Read More

Bike safety a priority since thefts
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Bike safety a priority since thefts

Samantha Royka- September 21, 2021

Since early August, there have been six or seven bike thefts on campus, said Jeff Harp, executive director of Public Safety and chief of police ... Read More

Afghanistan veteran gets call for help
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Afghanistan veteran gets call for help

Samantha Royka- September 12, 2021

Tom McShane, Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and Veterans Retention Coach at UCO, spoke to The Vista about the work he’s doing to evacuate his interpreter ... Read More