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President Joe Biden failed with his attempt to mandate vaccines for regular employees in large companies.

U.S. Supreme Court rules against vaccine mandate [with Video]

Johannes Becht, News Reporter January 15, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the U.S. government’s plan to implement vaccine mandates for employees in large companies over 100 employees is unconstitutional. Anthony Moore, Oklahoma...

First Choice Pregnancy Center offers free testing to all SWOSU students and educational resources

First Choice Pregnancy Center offers free testing to all SWOSU students and educational resources

Katy Malinowski, News Editor October 12, 2021

Editor’s note: No personal information was shared when gathering information for this story. Editor’s note: TW: Information in this piece may be triggering. “We are not here to make people...

33% increase in COVID cases in Weatherford - Almost 200 new deaths across Oklahoma

33% increase in COVID cases in Weatherford – Almost 200 new deaths across Oklahoma

Johannes Becht, News Editor September 1, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has published its latest COVID update on Wednesday, September 1. 53 Weatherford residents are currently reported positive. This is 13 more cases, or 33%, than...

The incident happened close to the stop sign at Bradley and East Arlington streets. Photo: Johannes Becht

Close to SWOSU campus: Female person attacked by 3 dogs

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 26, 2021

"I was on my way home when I saw that individual at the fire hydrant surrounded by three dogs," says Shannon Marcar. The psychology major saved a female person after a dog attack at the corner of Bradley...

Kingsley Ehiemua is the main suspect in the Campus North shooting in October 2020. Photo: SWOSU athletics, video anonymously submitted via Snapchat.

Failed drug deal: Trial for Campus North shooter Kingsley Ehiemua in December

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 22, 2021

Kingsley Ehiemua, a former SWOSU student and athlete in the football team, is the main suspect in a shooting at Campus North apartments in Weatherford on Oct. 27, 2020. As a precaution, the whole SWOSU...

Kingsley Ehiemua was a former football player at SWOSU, before he was arrested for his involvement in a shooting at Campus North apartments in October 2020. Photo: SWOSU Football Facebook

Case of Campus North shooter Kingsley Ehiemua goes to trial

Johannes Becht, News Editor June 20, 2021

Kingsley Ehiemua, a former SWOSU student and athlete in the football team, is the main suspect in a shooting at Campus North apartments in Weatherford on Oct. 27, 2020. As a precaution, the whole SWOSU...

He raped SWOSU student in January: 5-year protective order against Tristen Bailey

He raped SWOSU student in January: 5-year protective order against Tristen Bailey

Johannes Becht, News Editor June 20, 2021

The Custer County court on Tuesday, June 15, authorized a final order of protection for a period of 5 years until June 15, 2026, against Tristen Bailey, who allegedly raped a female SWOSU student twice...

Miss SWOSU Natalee Karcher (second from the right) tied for a rookie talent award. Photo: Miss Oklahoma Website

Miss SWOSU and Outstanding Teen had a “great week” at Miss Oklahoma

Johannes Becht, News Editor June 18, 2021

Last week, Miss SWOSU Natalee Karcher, Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen Peyton Davis went to Tulsa to compete in the Miss Oklahoma 2021 pageants. "The girls had a great week," Kendra Brown, Director...

Kingsley Ehiemua is the main suspect in the Campus North shooting in October 2020. Photo: SWOSU athletics, video anonymously submitted via Snapchat.

Trial for Campus North shooter Kingsley Ehiemua? Court decides in June – He is currently out on bond

Johannes Becht, News Editor May 11, 2021

A shooting at Campus North apartments in Weatherford, Oklahoma, on October 27, 2020, put the SWOSU campus in a more than 40-minutes lockdown. Kingsley Ehiemua, former SWOSU student and athlete in the football...

Brandon Woods arrested - He had a warrant after breaking into SWOSU dorms

Brandon Woods arrested – He had a warrant after breaking into SWOSU dorms

Johannes Becht, News Editor April 30, 2021

Brandon Ray Woods, a Weatherford homeless, has been arrested twice in 2021 for breaking into SWOSU dorms. Due to failure to show up in court, he had an outstanding warrant since April 13. Now, he was finally...

Michael Meeks II is running for Chairman of the Caddo Nation in Oklahoma. Photo provided by the candidate.

SWOSU graduate Michael Meeks II vies for top spot at Caddo Nation

Johannes Becht, News Editor April 21, 2021

Michael Meeks II, SWOSU class of 2017, is one of four candidates in the race to become Chairman of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. Meeks is the youngest contender in any of the races on the tribe’s April...

CDC recommends road trips for domestic travel. Photo: Unsplash

Travel during summer: What you need to know

Sydnie Balcer April 17, 2021

As vaccines have been distributed to more and more people, many are ready for life to return to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and get back to traveling, but the Center for Disease Control...

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