Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty honored at annual Advisory Board Dinner

Stephanie Sokol for OUSECS Students and faculty from the School of Engineering and Computer Science were honored for their accomplishments this month at the annual Advisory Board Dinner. The dinner began in 2010 to thank advisory board members for their time, and expanded to recognize more members of the Engineering and Computer Science Community. “(The dinner)Continue reading “Engineering and Computer Science students, faculty honored at annual Advisory Board Dinner”

Caleb Johnson wins American Idol Season 13

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Caleb Johnson’s third time on American Idol was the charm. The 23-year-old rockstar from Asheville, N.C. native beat 17-year-old Michigan singer Jena Irene Wednesday night, as the 13th season winner. During the final episode, the two performed Queen’s We Will Rock You, No Doubt’s Just a Girl and Bryan Adams and a flame cannonContinue reading “Caleb Johnson wins American Idol Season 13”

Whitecaps take Captains 4-1

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Two nights in a row, the West Michigan Whitecaps brought dominant starting pitching, allowing them to beat the Lake County Captains. Buck Farmer-s 12-strikeout led the Whitecaps to a 4-1 win at Classic Park Wednesday evening, as the Whitecaps (14-12)  struck out a season-high 15 batters in the game. The teamContinue reading “Whitecaps take Captains 4-1”

Indie pick of the week: Petals of Spain

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit The vocal harmonies and music of the Denver-based band Petals of Spain is eerily similar to the Bohemian Rhapsody-rock group Queen, with a hint more brass background instrumentals reminiscent of Sublime. Nic Hammerberg, Hunter Hall, Mason Shelmire, Dylan Johnson and Taylor Imbrogno of Colorado are the five “petals” that makeContinue reading “Indie pick of the week: Petals of Spain”

Detroit contestant competes on ‘The Price is Right’

Stephanie Sokol  for The Pit Detroit resident Dave Mitchell got a pleasant surprise on a recent trip to Los Angeles. He was in the audience of ‘The Price is Right’ with his 83-year-old mother, when he was called onstage to compete. “It was fantastic, something I never would have thought I would be a part of,”Continue reading “Detroit contestant competes on ‘The Price is Right’”