WE DID IT.

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In my time at OSU, and especially coming up to last weekend, all I wished for was to experience a Cowboy win at the annual Bedlam game, preferably in Stillwater. Even before Bedlam, this football season was OSU’s best ever. We had a better record and were ranked higher than OU. But my fellow Oklahomans now that doesn’t mean a thing. OSU tends to have a habit of not playing well when it counts (I’m sure you’ve heard the term “poke choke”), and OU has a habit of coming out strong when it needs to. This year, however, it was completely reversed.

We beat the Sooners 44-10. Yep, you read that right. The Oklahoma State Cowboys beat the beloved Oklahoma Sooners by 34 lovely points, naming us Big XII champions, our first conference title since 1948. So obviously, we had to rush the field. I’m so proud to say that I was on Lewis Field that night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to help tear down the goal post, but I think that would have ended badly for me considering I’m not the biggest or strongest student out there.

As many other OSU fans, I still think we got jipped from the national championship game. Obviously, I have some bias, and I’m no football expert by any means, but even I, a 21-year-old college student who barely knows the football basics, know not many people want to watch another game/punting contest between LSU and Alabama. Not to mention, if we were Texas or OU or a team of that nature with the exact same season, we’d probably be in. Regardless, I’m pumped for the Fiesta Bowl and can’t wait to watch my Cowboys kick Stanford’s butt! (The girl in me wonders why Stanford’s mascot is singular…the Stanford Cardinal. Huh?)

GO POKES!

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All good things must come to an end.

I’m sure you’ve all heard by now my No. 2 Oklahoma State Cowboys lost last night to Iowa State…yes, you read right. Iowa State. The world of college football is always full of surprises, isn’t it? After the devastating losses of two basketball coaches Thursday night, Friday was just not a good day for Oklahoma State sports.

Unfortunately, I was at work until 10 p.m. so I didn’t see most of the game. When I called my boyfriend to check the score, I was shocked to hear we were only up by one touchdown with 10 minutes to go. I’m no college football buff (I save that for the boyfriend), but all I’d heard about Iowa State was that it was terrible. Any loss would be painful after a record 10-0 season, but for me, I just couldn’t believe we lost it all to an unranked, (supposedly) not-very-good team.

I won’t comment on much more because I know about as much about sports as you would expect a 21-year-old college girl to know. 🙂 All in all, I still love my Cowboys, of course. They’ve had an amazing record-breaking season and it’s not over yet. We had a not-so-good week two weeks ago against Kansas State, a great week last week at Texas Tech then this week…enough has been said about that. Hopefully we can continue the pattern and rest up for the next couple weeks and come out strong against OU for Bedlam! I can’t wait.

I know all our fans are heartbroken and disappointed that we lost last night, but I’m so proud to be a part of a community that supports its team no matter what. I’ve seen disappointed tweets and Facebook statuses (and a few trash-talking from another certain school in the state), but most that I’ve seen have been positive in one way or another. It’s been a great year so far for the Cowboys and after last night, it can only get better, right?

Go Pokes!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

No, not Christmas time. But it’s pretty close! This week marks the glorious Homecoming week at Oklahoma State University, known for America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration.

The fountain's orange...it must be homecoming!

Anyone who doesn’t go to OSU should be insanely jealous of our awesome orange fountain (only orange for homecoming week of course…it’s pretty and blue the rest of the year). The orange fountain is just one of OSU’s many homecoming traditions, from the football game to the parade to the Greek houses’ floats to the signs you see in that picture on Library Lawn.

My favorite part of homecoming week is the Walkaround that takes place Friday night. Everyone walks around to see all the Greek houses’ floats that they’ve made. And when I say floats, you wouldn’t understand until you see them. They are no ordinary homecoming parade floats. I’m not in a Greek house so I’m not positive on the details, but as far as I know, they start working on these floats as early as the beginning of the semester, and the week of homecoming is a long one of long nights and hard work. I love looking at the floats; it’s probably my favorite part of homecoming, so in my opinion, the students’ hard work pays off…for everyone else, at least.

The atmosphere of homecoming week is unlike any other. Everyone is in a great mood and Stillwater and the OSU campus are overflowing with students, parents, alumni and whoever else wants to join in on the country’s greatest homecoming celebration. Given it’s also Halloween weekend, I can’t say for sure I’ll be up and ready for the 9 a.m. parade (my friends and I were all hoping for a night game), but I’ll try my hardest and either way, I know it’s going to be a great weekend!

It’s that time again!

Finally, Oklahoma State football fans get to enjoy a game on the Cowboys’ home field. For those of you who don’t know, our last home football game was Sept. 8. With the game coming up tomorrow, Oct. 8, that’s a whopping one month we’ve all gone without seeing our Cowboys play at home. Yes, we stayed up until 3 a.m. to watch our boys beat the crap out of Tulsa; we witnessed a great win against Texas A&M, but watching the game on TV just isn’t the same.

My sister and I at the first home game of the season.

The gameday atmosphere in Stillwater is unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Of course, I’ve never been to other college campuses during football games, but I like to think we here in Stillwater provide the best time. Everyone is friendly, fun tailgates are scattered all around town, and there’s plenty of orange to go around.

I’m stoked for tomorrow’s game and can’t wait to put on my orange and make up for the tailgating I’ve been missing out on for the past month. Hopefully our Cowboys can come out strong against Kansas and add another win to our record!

Go Pokes!

Graffiti!

Last week, Oklahoma State University’s Student Union Activities Board hosted its annual graffiti contest, right on library lawn in the middle of the day.  It was awesome to hear some great music and see some beautiful art between classes.  Check it out!

Congrats to Kaleb for winning the contest!  His was actually my favorite throughout the day; I loved the colors!

(Edited for spelling Kaleb’s name wrong! Whoops!)

Cinema Scoop

The last few days of my life have been consumed by creating a podcast.  It’s been stressful at times, but a fun ride overall.  If we worked it out right, my partner Greta and I spent about 10 hours total on this project, whether it be recording, interviewing, working in class or editing.  Late nights were spent in computer labs, but I’d say I’m pretty happy with the finished product.

We talk a bit about the Oscars, talk to some movie experts from Oklahoma State and give ideas for movies to watch if you happen to be stuck at home over Spring Break…much like Greta and I will be.

Follow the link to listen to our podcast!  Here it is, the

Cinema Scoop with Maggie and Greta!