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“4/20”: The Problems with Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma, Ep. 1

Johannes Becht, News reporter December 22, 2021

In a new series called “4/20,” The Southwestern Video Reporter Johannes Becht is covering the topic of marijuana in Oklahoma, its opportunities, its risks and its consequences. With the chances of...

SWOSU’s COPS Program conducts Emergency Vehicle Operation class

Johannes Becht, Video reporter December 22, 2021

  The COPS program is part of the Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement degree at SWOSU with the option for students to obtain their CLEET certification which qualifies to be a certified law enforcement...

Theater presents Monkeys Paw for Homecoming weekend

Theater presents ‘Monkey’s Paw’ for Homecoming weekend

Johannes Becht, Reporter October 30, 2021

"The Monkey’s Paw," a classic horror story, will be presented by the SWOSU Department of Communication, Art & Theatre on the Weatherford campus. The show is set for Homecoming Weekend and will...

SWOSU announces latest COVID case numbers on campus

SWOSU announces latest COVID case numbers on campus

Johannes Becht, News Editor September 28, 2021

The SWOSU administration on Tuesday announced the latest COVID updates. 3 students on the Weatherford campus are reported positive, as well as 4 employees on Weatherford and/or Sayre campus, which brings...

Whats the latest on the planned Pharmacy & Rural Healthcare Center at SWOSU?

What’s the latest on the planned Pharmacy & Rural Healthcare Center at SWOSU?

Johannes Becht, News Editor September 26, 2021

In June, former SWOSU President Randy Beutler announced a historic $5 million donation by Jerry and Margaret Hodge. This money will be largely contributed to a new Pharmacy and Rural Healthcare Center...

News Editor Johannes Becht sat down with SWOSU Pres. Dr. Diane Lovell. Photo: Screenshot/Tyler Bryson

President Dr. Lovell about SWOSU’s financial situation

Johannes Becht, News Editor September 25, 2021

It wasn't too long ago, in spring 2020, when former Pres. Randy Beutler announced a temporary hiring freeze to help with the university's budget that had suffered from the pandemic and the shut down of...

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...

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