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Marching In -Marie-Anne Baissac, Dick Albreski, Ivan Peña and Kyle Dillingham lead the Parade of Nations at the 21st Global Oklahoma celebration. While cultures around the world joined in the festival France took center stage. (Photo by Alexis Price)

By: Samantha Maloy

Assistant Editor There was an air of excitement on a cool and overcast Saturday morning as RSC hosted its 21st annual Global Oklahoma festival on Saturday, Oct. 3. This year, France was the featured country. The day started off with the Parade of Nations down the campus. Leading the procession was the Midwest City High School Air Force Jr. ROTC Honor Guard followed by Oklahoma State Representative Gary Banz. The procession ended at the Tower Stage outside of the gym, and the anthems of both America and France were played, featuring violinist Kyle Dillingham and vocalist Marie-Anne Baissac. The Honorary Consul of France for Oklahoma, Mme. Barbara Thompson said she was “deeply honored to represent France,” and was “also honored to supply the

LRC with the Rosetta Stone French curriculum so students may have the opportunity to learn the beautiful language.” Afterward, honored guests were presented with framed posters of this year’s poster signed by the artist. Jonathan Koelsch, the creative mind behind this year’s Global poster, said the Eiffel Tower and the influence of Impressionism on French art inspired him. While he has never been to Paris, he was able to virtually “walk around” the Eiffel Tower using Google Earth. “I wanted to incorporate the bistros and the French food angle as well as the Eiffel Tower,” Koelsch said. “The image you see on the poster was invented- it does not actually exist,” he added. The goal was to create a poster that incorporates what people’s minds go to when they think of France.

Various musicians and other groups were spread throughout the campus, from in front of the Student Center down to the LRC. The “G” company 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division museum was one such group set up in front of the LRC. Gerald Caballero is a volunteer with the museum and is in the Air Force Academy at Vance AFB. He enjoys volunteering with the museum because it gives him an “opportunity to interact with people and bring history to their lives.” He also likes “exchanging stories with the kids, because sometimes they know more about the weapons than we do as a result of playing all the different war video games.” Michael Gonzales is the curator of the museum and is also a veteran. “We were invited by the organizers of the event to

recognize Oklahoma’s participation in the liberation of France in 1944,” Gonzales said. Gonzales said he has always enjoyed history and his work for the museum is a “labor of love.” Nina Linga,18, is a nursing major at UCO and was helping Saturday with her dad’s Filipino food tent. She said she likes to see all the cultures coming together in one event. Her friend, Patricia Titerra, 20, remembers performing at Global when she was younger as a dancer. “I like that everyone can come together and have an excuse to dress up,” Titerra said. She added “Philippine food is the bomb!” This year’s Global festival truly was global with the addition of Skyping. Skyping is a way to video chat with people in other countries (or even just out of state) using the Internet. Lisa Price, Global committee chairper-

son, remarked that “it is a beautiful day- the painting colony is active with artists just like in France…and we are Skyping to the Ukraine, Russia, and Paris.” A group from Carl Albert’s Key Club was helping to work a booth on Saturday. Chelsie Edgar, Kodie Swaney, and Kiersten Carson are all in the 7th grade at Carl Albert. This was their first time at Global. “We like the paintings,” Swaney said, “and we’re looking forward to working our booth.” When asked what they would like to do most if they got to go to France, they all said they would enjoy taking pictures of the scenery and trying all the different types of food. As the afternoon carried on, people were still milling around the campus, taking in all the signs and booths and wondering which country would be featured next year.

By: Racheal Price

different sized pumpkins. Traditional, quick designs can use a small pumpkin, but a stencil will need a medium one. However, stencils will look small if put on a large pumpkin, so reserve a large pumpkin for an elaborate or freehand design. Then figure out if you want a narrow or wide pumpkin. Select the pumpkin that fits your design best. You want to choose a pumpkin that has a stem, is even colored, and has few or no bruises, dents, or scratches.

slowly, take breaks, and be patient. Using a carving saw or X-acto knife, begin to carve your creation. Remember to SAW, not cut, through the pumpkin. Start at the center and work your way out. Carve so that your saw marks are at a 45-degree angle. Carefully remove the cutouts and trim the insides of loose flesh.

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Pumpkin carving season is upon us and we thought up some tips to help you select and carve the perfect complement to your Halloween lawn decorations.




There are several things you can do to your jack-olantern at this point. You CARVING may want to take a damp Cut a lid at an angle cloth to your pumpkin to so the top of the lid is clean it up a bit. If you are wider than the inside – using a candle and you a circle or an octagon want to add a little scent, works best. Scoop out sprinkle the insides of the the seeds and stringy pumpkin with cinnamon, flesh. Save your seeds. nutmeg, allspice, a combiScoop out a flat spot nation, or other spice of in the bottom of your your choice. Be creative. If pumpkin to place a can- you want your pumpkin dle or light. If you plan to last longer, consider to create a design from coating the cut portions scratch, sketch out your with vegetable oil or peidea in water-based mark- troleum jelly. Also, putting er or other implement that your jack-o-lantern in the will wash away with water. refrigerator during the day If you use a stencil, tape will help it keep longer. PICK THE it in place and add darts BEST ONE (slits or triangular cuts) GO The first thing to the page to make it lay TRADITIONAL you need to do is flat. Then use a poker tool Already a carving pro? know what you to create an outline of Try your hand at gourd want to carve. your stencil design. Work carving. Carving produce Will you be freewas originally done in handing it? Using honor of Samhain (sowa stencil? Want wan), a Celtic holiday held an elaborate deto honor the dead. Gourds sign? Or someor turnips were carved to thing quick and welcome deceased loved dirty? Each one ones and scare away evil of these require spirits with lumps of coal Carve like a pro -Carving comused to light them. When plex pumpkin designs is easier the Irish immigrated to The native American word for than it looks. The small, sawlike cutting tools available nowadays the U.S., they brought pumpkin is “isquotersquash.” make carving safer and easier their tradition with them



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than using a knife. (MCT)




You can’t just throw away the seeds when you are done with the carving, so make yourself and your friends a tasty treat. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F. Separate the seeds from the stringy flesh and rinse the seeds. Then add the seeds to about 2 cups of water for every ½ cup of seeds. Add a little salt (more if you want saltier seeds) and bring to boil. Let simmer 10 minutes. Drain the seeds. Spread olive oil (or melted butter if you prefer) on a roasting pan. Put the seeds in a single layer on the pan and bake until brown (about 10-20 minutes.) Add flavoring that you will enjoy or eat as is when cool. Now that you have the ins and outs, go forth and carve away! For more tips and tricks, check out the Web site “Pumpkin Carving 101” or any of the myriad of sites on the Internet.


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Staff Members Editor in Chief Racheal Price ( Assistant Editor Samantha Maloy ( Features Editor Bryan Mangieri ( Assignment Editor Adriana Valtinson Chief Photographer Danetta Butler

Follow-through an important life skill

Honoring commitments is essential in maintaining good relationships with others. It would seem that this would be common sense in our daily lives, but sometimes it gets pushed aside because we find something we would rather do. We expect companies to honor their promises to us. If you buy an extended warranty from a place like Best Buy, Target, or even, you have an expectation that they will stand by the warranty that was sold. When they fail to do so, understandably you are upset and may (or should) refuse to do business with them again. Just as we expect companies to follow through and honor their promises, we need to expect the same of each other and when we fail to follow through, we must take responsibility for the consequences. In club and organizations, this means that if you say you are going to do something, you make

time to do it, whether this is agreeing to write a report for the group, maintain their Web site, serve on a committee or attend an event. Even those of us writing this have sometimes failed in our obligations to others, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t learn a valuable lesson. First, remember class comes first. This is your first commitment every semester. This means by default you are agreeing to all the work any class entails. If some external force, including family, puts strain on your workload, you need to set rules and expectations in advance. You may have to let them know at the beginning of the semester, you will not be participating in car pool, going to business dinners, or family reunions. Otherwise, you have no reason wasting your time to fail a class. Set up boundaries with husbands, children, and other relatives that you need a

certain amount of time to do school work each week. Babies and children are full-time jobs, so you have to know in advance how you will juggle it all, or you will fall behind. Next, only agree to do things you know you will like doing. Are you passionate about collecting cans for the homeless? If not, that is perfectly fine, and it is natural to not be gung-ho about every issue that rolls your way. Defer to others when you don’t want to do something. Be honest. Ask yourself: will doing something in some way benefit my knowledge, skills, or well-being? If the answer is no to all, the project is not for you. Never agree to do something you will hate or will take away more time than you can afford because you feel guilty or want to please others. Those of us raised to be people-pleasers may find this tough, but you have to be strong.

What do you do if an emergency comes up and you just can’t do what you said you would? It is all right to back out and turn your responsibility to another if there is absolutely nothing you can do. Kids get sick, people have accidents, and sometimes professors give insane assignments. The thing you do not want to do is make excuses as to why you are too busy without considering everyone else in the group is busy too. They will be taking over your responsibilities. So be contrite and understanding if they are disappointed in you. Do not expect them to jump for joy that you are leaving the group. It is also unacceptable to not plan properly. If you make a commitment to do something in the future write it down. Make sure you make arrangements with family and jobs in advance so the things do not conflict and you can fulfill your obligation.

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By: Rich Wedemeyer Guest Columnist

Here’s an intriguing question: “I seem to always fall for the bad boys, you know, the ones that end up doing me wrong. Why is that?” There are some simple and some not so simple responses to your query. 1. You want so desperately to have love in your life that you overlook early warning signs. We are all programmed for pair-bonding, for the “ultimate” relationship. The infatuation stage is marked by a hormonal

response that has been likened to taking cocaine and heroin together – feel no pain, see no pain, hear no pain, all at light speed. But isn’t that what killed John Belushi and Chris Farley? We will surely miss, or dismiss, signs that our partner has glitches on board. You have to wait a while to see what’s what and who’s who. 2. You equate excitement with love. Love is exciting, at least early on, but real love is almost boring, in a “we still love to talk and cuddle on occasion” kind of way. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I could bottle the hormones of infatuation. They are magical things.

But I’d probably O.D. on them. 3. You had models for love marked by storm and stress, thrills and chills. We first learn about what love is supposed to look like from our parents. And we learn this at a very deep level. So, look clearly at your sources for early teachings about love and relationships and decide what your values are in this area. 4. You are young. Well, if you are not into your mid to late twenties yet, chances are you still have a lot to learn about the big lessons in love. We experience, process, and become skilled at love and real intimacy from the middle twenties through the middle thirties. Most people say

they changed a great deal in this regard as they look back through those years. I like to say the following: When your partner’s growth, development, and well-being are just as important to you as your own, then love is present. A mature love means both people hold that tightly. Or maybe six-year-old Mark said it best: “Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and doesn’t think it’s gross.”

My Take On Life: ‘I’m a bad poet’ By: Bryan Mangieri Features Editor

Sylvia Plath would have understood. Never did I feel so embarrassed the day I sleeked out during September’s open mic poetry reading at Full Circle Bookstore. But Sylvia Plath would have understood. The open mic reading, held the last Sunday of each month, features an esteemed guest, and this month’s in particular featured guest was none other than an Oklahoma Poet Laureate. Initially, I had decided against going to September’s reading when my friend Terry bailed on our plans to go together. In case you were wondering. I had been looking forward to the event since Terry brought it up at the bar, a few days prior.

So the day of, I called my mother to complain that I was bored, and there was no way I was going to read poetry without a posse, an entourage, a friend at least. But like she said, “Maybe you’ll make some friends if you do go.” So I went. Alone. All alone. When the Oklahoma Poet Laureate finally took to the microphone, he shared his apparent disgust for free-form poetry, calling it—in a word—“lazy.” Both poems I had brought didn’t rhyme, let alone fit a form. The host of the event followed the Oklahoma Poet Laureate by reading a couple of limericks, and I followed her. She was a nice enough woman who let me go second because I didn’t want

to follow an Oklahoma Poet Laureate, so she signed her name on the sign up sheet before mine, and took great care to pronounce my last name correctly. Man-juree, she said, in its correct Italian pronunciation when announcing I was to take the microphone. My first poem, “Three Nurses,” wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be, but seldom are jokes about psychiatric wards. The crowd politely clapped upon its completion, but like an idiot, I couldn’t quit while I was deadeven and un-humiliated. Instead, I rambled through my second piece, “Swastika.” As I read it, I couldn’t bear to look up to face the crowd. The experience certainly possessed surrealism. Had I really said “The name of this poem is ‘Swastika,’ and not have expected uproar, especially in all

of places, Oklahoma City? I guess so. When I finished, there was another round of polite applause. Then the host of the event said it was a good time to remind everyone the words spoken by the poets weren’t necessarily the views of Full Circle Bookstore and with that being said our next poet is… I felt a wave of humiliation go up and down my spine as I now sat, reflecting upon whether I had any worth as a poet whatsoever. Sylvia Plath would have understood, I thought, as I snuck out, and got in my car, and drove far, far away to home, cursing and damning myself on the whole trip. Despite them not appreciating my fine poetry skills, I guess I will see them again in November.

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Robert Hogue Mathematics Coordinator By: Adriana Valtinson Assignment Editor

Meet Robert Hogue, who has been a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Coordinator for the college since Aug. 2006. “That means besides teaching I have responsibilities in the department overseeing the Math Lab and other administrative duties,” he said. Hogue spent four years away from school to serve in the United States Marine Corps. In October 1985, he started his college career at RSC before getting his Bachelors degree in Mathematics and an MS in Applied Science at the University of Central Oklahoma. “I spent from 1989 to 2006 working different career jobs mostly as a Statistical/Data Analyst or Computer Programming,” he explained. “So when I took my job here in 2006, it was like coming full circle. I guess you could say coming home.”

He says his students are his favorite part of his job and that he wants people to be successful. “Many people think they have a hard time learning math. My job is to convince them that with a little work, everyone can understand some math at some level.” His favorite thing about math is “just the challenge of solving a problem using your ‘critical thinking’ skills. I especially like mathematics that applies to our real world.” Age: 48 Hometown: Born in Mangum, Oklahoma, but grew up in Midwest City from age 5 Spouse: Single Heroes: “My Father and Mother. I also admire anyone who overcomes great obstacles in life.” Most life changing book ever read: The Bible Personal Motto: “Carpe Diem” Forms of exercise: Walk/Run/ Pushups/light workout with

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Weights Favorite Food: “I love food especially Middle Eastern, Greek, Japanese and all kinds in between.” Proudest moment: “Graduating from Marine Corps boot camp, nothing in life will top it.” Music: “I love all kinds of music. That literally means all kinds; rock, top 40, jazz, R&B, some country... However, I particularly like classical and, yes, opera. The last thing I listened

to would be any song on a Maria Callas CD. “ Most desirable place to visit: “I have been lots of places in the military. All over Asia (9 different countries), and Australia as well. I have not been to Europe, but I think I would go to the Caribbean first. Honestly there are so many places right here in the U.S. that would be great to see. We have such a big country that is by far the best place in the world to live.”

Whodunit resurfaces for new generation By: Samantha Maloy Assistant Editor

The Big Read Kick-Off was Saturday, October 3, at Global Oklahoma. This year, The Big Read events are centered around the book, “The Maltese Falcon,” by Dashiell Hammett. Professor Caryl Gibbs gave a brief overview of “The Maltese Falcon,” and a troupe of volunteer students and staff did a Reader’s Theatre play called “Capisce?” written in the noir genre, like “The Maltese Falcon.” The Big Read is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Local sponsors are the Metropolitan Library System and Rose State College. Rose State College’s events for the month include the following programs. Information about additional programs is available at or

Reader’s Theatre

Hear “The Maltese Falcon” radio program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in the H. B. Atkinson Theatre. The drama students, led by Professor Rick Nelson, will share this Reader’s Theatre presentation of the Dashiell Hammett story. This event is co-sponsored by the RSC Friends of the Library. A reception will follow.

Free Movie

The Downtown Library will show The Maltese Falcon, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Oklahoma Gazette film critic Doug Bentin will introduce the movie. For more information call 6063876.

Book Discussion

A book discussion of the book will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 in the LRC, Room 110. Come by the LRC today for a free copy of the book.

Hear other readers’ ideas regarding the questions: “Is Sam Spade a hero?” “What motivates Sam Spade to find the falcon?” “Is he tempted by money or Brigid, or does he merely love the chase?” “What do the novel’s three women- Brigid O’Shaughnessy, Effie Perine, and Iva Archer- have in common?” Information provided by Sharon Saulmon and Laura Teske


Golden Apple Awards Nominations are sought for the Golden Apple Teaching Awards. The awards recognize kindergarten through high school teachers who have had a positive impact on students’ academic and personal success. Students are encouraged to write a letter or essay about a teacher they respect by describing the reasons they appreciate him or her. Submissions should be typed in 12-point font and doublespaced. Nominations need to include the student’s name and contact information. Nominations are due by 5 p.m Monday, Oct. 12 in the Student Services Building, Room 107. For more information contact Lisa Kerr at 733-7372. Foundation Scholarships Foundation Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the spring 2010 semester. Interested students must complete the online application and attach an essay. For more information contact Lisa Pitsiri at or visit finaid/scholarship_info.asp.

You don’t have to be super-slueth to enjoy Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.” Pick up your copy from the LRC today. (MCT)

Being a better husband, father takes work, desire By: Bryan Mangieri Features Editor

Great Fathers - To be a father takes patience, practice and dedication is the message Michael E. Jackson spreads through his work with TEEM. Jackson believes his educating young men will allow them to learn to be better dads. (Photo by Amber Loyd)

Campus Corner

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Michael E. Jackson, Sr., spoke during a seminar about how men can be better fathers, sons, and husbands Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Student Center’s Raider Room. The seminar served as part of domestic violence awareness and prevention month. Jackson hails from TEEM (The Education and Employment Ministry), a Christian based organization helping people better themselves by providing the means to further their education and by helping them seek employment. Jackson said in 60 to 70 percent of the cases of homeless and felon men who seek help from TEEM was because “their dad wasn’t there.” This means, Jackson said, young men seek out the next available male role model. “I think it’s the man’s responsibility to be there for his children,” Jackson said. Additionally, daughters learn how men should treat them from the way their fathers treat them,

Jackson said. But when circumstances mean the mother and the father can’t be together, both must keep their relationship “business-like.” Neither should speak ill of the other. Jackson also spoke about the importance of expectations in relationships. Conflicts arise when an expectation has been violated. “Expectation,” Jackson said. “That one word can regulate happiness in your life.” Natasha Earle, theater education major, said the seminar had an impact. “How conflicts arise out of expectations kind of hit home for me,” Earle said. “It really makes a lot of sense, and now I can probably be able to tell people what I’m talking about, like I can tell them what I expected instead of arguing with them.” Dr. Joanne Stafford, director of special services, brought to the audience’s attention the fact that in cases of domestic violence, Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation.

Diamond Leadership The Diamond Leadership Series will host “Journey to Success” presented by General Ben Robinson. Robinson will share his personal insights into how to be successful and reach goals. The event is free to students. Free pizza will be served at 11 a.m. and the keynote address will start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Communications Center Performing Arts Theater. Domestic Violence Project “Family Matters: Domestic Violence Shatters Lives” is this year’s visual display project theme to bring awareness to the issues of domestic violence. Students are encouraged to research the issue and come up with a way to visually present what they learned. Participants will create either a poster or other three dimensional presentation. The deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 16. Projects will be displayed in the Social Sciences building until judging on Friday, Oct. 30. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner and a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the Student’s Choice Winner. For more information contact Monique Bruner at mbruner@ or 733-7316. Great Issues Lecture Dr. Sherri Edwards will deliver the next installment of the Great Issues Lecture series at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Lecture Hall. She will present “Getting More and Still Having the Blues.” RSC professor Dr. John Carl will complete the fall lectures by discussing “The U.S. and the World… Where Do We Stand?” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. For more information contact Toni Castillo at 7337512.

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Menu Hours: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Check out the daily soup, pizza and salad bar. Daily buffet includes: One meat, one vegetable, one starch, roll, dessert and 16 oz. drink Cost: $5.40

Monday, Oct. 12Thursday, Oct. 16 Monday Beer Battered Cod with Tartar Sauce Fried Chicken Mixed Veggies Mashed Potatoes with Gravy Tuesday Crab Stuffed Chicken in a Cajun Ber Blanc Meat Loaf Mixed Veggies Scalloped Potatoes Wednesday Fried Pork Chops with Jalapeno Country Gravy Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce Mixed Veggies Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Thursday Pecan Crusted Tilapia with Dijon Cream Sauce Artichoke Mushroom Grilled Chicken with Lemon Butter Mixed Veggies Roasted Potatoes


3-Day Outlook FRI Rain Chance: 80% Chilly and Cloudy High: 60 Low: 46 SAT Rain Chance: AM Chilly and Mostly Cloudy High: 61 Low: 41 SUN Rain Chance: 20% Chilly and Partly Cloudy High: 57 Low: 44 Provided by Jonathan Dyer, meterology student

Up and Over - Ulrich (Brendan Agnew) shield bashes Sir Anduil (Nathan Ice) over the Black Knight (Chris Manchester) in a tournament held in Lady Brienne’s honor. Cody Clark of Storm Warrior Productions created the presentation that features choreographed sword play with a humorous storyline. (Photo by Racheal Price)

Global Oklahoma 2009 Celebrates

France Cameron Howerton explains how a gun is mounted to allow soldiers to fire at enemy units while in a moving jeep. Members of the 45th Infantry Museum volunteers assumed different roles within American “G” Company and were on hand to discuss different artifacts from World War II and their uses. The historical “G” Company was stationed in France during the war. (Photo by Racheal Price)

Picture Perfect - Jonathan Koelsch explains how he used Google Earth to create his painting for the Global Oklahoma poster. Koelsch signed copies of his poster during the event and chatted with visitors. (Photo by Racheal Price)

“I’ve been to all, but two of these events, since they started this,” artist Lee Williams said. “I love it. I love the whole aura about it with all the different cultures and fabulous things. I enjoy being here more than anything.” Williams set up a canvas on the mall where she painted a fairyas part of the “Artist’s Colony.” (Photo by Amber Loyd)

THRILLER! Global Oklahoma brings together cultures from around the world in celebration of diversity and unity. Ridgecrest Elementary Choir joins by singing and dancing to “Thriller,” a quintessential expression of America’s pop music phenonemon. (Photo by Amber Loyd) Virtuoso – Kyle Dillingham, Goodwill Ambassador for L’Alliance Francaise d’OKC, performs in both English and French as the featured performer. Dilligham has played the violin for 21 years. He is also responsible for developing a new music based language program called “Language and Lyrics.” (Photo by Racheal Price)

A Festival of Cultures

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By: Bryan Mangieri

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All you wanted was a guide to how to be on and survive in reality television. And what do you get? The advice, from last issue, to sell your soul to Satan. This, the third part of our look at reality television’s insand-outs, will perhaps be the most life affirming and informative—as we at the 15th Street News will provide a sure-fire way to win your soul back from the Prince of Darkness (and we don’t mean Ozzy Osbourne). 1. Purchase a fiddle. This step means dropping some dough. The fiddle is expensive, plus you want one that looks pretty sweet, but don’t blow your wad of

2. Learn to play the fiddle. And you need to learn from the best. We suggest you contact Charlie Daniels, and as goodhearted as the man might be, lessons from him just ain’t going to be free. No way. No how.

then learned to play after step two. 4. Win the duel. 5. Come back from hell, and with your soul in tact, finish your career, in reality television by gracefully bowing out mid-season. You don’t have to go into details. I mean, you just beat Satan, kid. Who else should you answer to? 6. Then become a public speaker, and plug yourself 3. Challenge on the talk show television the Devil to a circuit. duel in which And if you learned anything, you bet your anything at all from the series, soul based upon your let it be this: never trust the meability to play the fiddle, dia in the first place. which you undoubtedly bought after step one and

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By: Samantha Maloy Assistant Editor

Among the 10 fastest growing degrees in the country, RSC offers all but two of those degrees, and half of them can be found in the Health Sciences Division. The Health Sciences division is hosting their annual Information Sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Student Center. There are two meeting times, one at 12:30 and one at 7:15, to accommodate day and night students’ schedules. None of the degrees are officially designed to transfer to a four-year college, but are designed instead to prepare the student to go directly into the workforce, “to make the transition easier,” Dan Points, Health Sciences dean, said. “There are jobs waiting for all [the graduates from the different degrees],” Points said. In some cases, students can get jobs in their fields before they even graduate. Each degree takes only a limited number of applicants each year. Points said that while any-

one can apply, other things have to fall into place. “You don’t have to necessarily be the top student because other factors are evaluated,” Points said. There are a lot of advantages to obtaining a health sciences degree from a two or three-year program. “The student will receive a lot more hands-on experience and a lot more clinical time. Associate degree students take the exact same exams as four-year students do and initially, they make the same amount of money,” Points said. He added that though the four-year students will make more money in the long run. Lacy Stuart, a sophomore who was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program, says that she has wanted to be in the program since she was in high school, and “loves that she is learning a skill that will be a part of my entire life.” For more information contact Points at or 733-7359.

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College Life

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those in need Care Packages NTSO will be collecting items to go to the 4th BCT 1st AD 2nd Squadron 13th Cavalry Regiment. They will be accepting donations Monday, Oct. 5 – Friday, Oct. 23. Donation boxes will be set up around campus. For more information contact, Mary Watson at or Rose Forest at rose-forest@stu. Items needed: Personal Hygiene and Health: Baby wipes; toothbrushes; deodorant; body wash; Q-tips; baby powder; disposable razors; boot body/ spray; shampoo/conditioner; dental floss; travel size toilet paper; hand sanitizer (4 oz. or smaller); shaving cream/lotion; Claritin; Nyquil; Dayquil; Tylenol; ibuprofen; bug repellant; sun screen Food: Snack foods that will not melt; various/mixed nuts (not raw); beef jerky; Chex mix/party mix; canned chips (singles); hard candy; canned foods; packaged water flavors; individual cereal boxes; popcorn; gum Other Needs: Febreeze; batteries (AA and AAA); books; magazines; air fresheners; plain white socks (calf and crew length); DVD movies and TV shows; flip flops (male and female); envelopes and cards Christmas Connections Christmas Connections referrals are now available for students. The program allows low-income families to “shop” for Christmas presents for their families with dignity in a department store atmosphere. In addition to traditional gifts, families are also provided with clothing, furniture, house wares, hygiene items, nonperishable food, school supplies and school uniforms depending on availability. To be eligible, recipients must be residents of Oklahoma County, possess income that qualifies the family for food stamps under DHS guidelines, did not shop in 2008 at the store during Christmas shopping days and a $1 donation per family member is requested. The deadline for referrals is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. For more information contact Special Services/Student Outreach at 733-7373. “Thriller” MWC High School DECA will attempt to break the world record for the most people dancing “Thriller” by Michael Jackson on Friday, October 30th at halftime of the Midwest City home football game vs. Norman. But they need your HELP! They will also wear clown noses to show support for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the charity. A $5 per individual is required to participate. If you are interested, please contact Sara at 627-5303 or email her at for more information.


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Upcoming Shows I Hate Hamlet The theater department will present “I Hate Hamlet” 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 – Saturday, Oct. 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 in the H.B. Atkinson Theatre. Admission to the production is free for staff, faculty, and students and $3 for the general public. For more information call 733-7430.

Relient K Rockers Relient K will be hitting the Performing Arts Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 21. The band’s history book includes five full length albums, a Grammy nomination, and performances ranging from Jay Leno to Jimmy Kimmel. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for RSC faculty/staff and students. Discounted tickets are limited to two per person. They may be purchased at the Performing Arts Theatre box office. Tickets are also available online at www.myticketoffice. com. For more information call 733-7976. Horseshoe Road Horseshoe Road-November 5 Rose State Live! will feature the eclectic musical styling of Horseshoe Road 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 in the Performing Arts Theatre. The group blends Blues, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Western Swing, Country, Rock and Gospel into an earthy genre of music they call Heartland Acoustic. World-renowned fiddle sensation and Oklahoma Musical Ambassador, Kyle Dillingham, heads the band. The band will perform music from their latest CD, “Reel-to-Reel.” Tickets can be purchased for $15 for general public, $10 for faculty, staff and students from schools other than Rose and $5 for Rose State students. There is a limit of 6 tickets per person for this show. For the Rose State College box office call 733-7960. Tickets may also be purchased at all Civic Center Box Office locations, 2972264 and 1-800-364-7111,

Add new rules: Buy a ticket to Zombieland By: Racheal Price Editor-in-chief

“Zombieland” starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin and directed by Ruben Fleischer promises hot zombie killing and delivers it in spades, buckshot, and gardening accessories. One could say, “Business is a’boomin” in the film. 'Zombieland' follows the quests of four characters on the way to finding a place free of zombies and inner peace as they survive the apocalyptic horror that is reality after zombies seize the earth. Columbus (Eisenberg) searches for a family and the connection to human beings he never had when there were lots of humans. Tallahassee (Harrelson) desires to eat every Twinkie he can find until their shelf life expires and kill copious amounts of zombies in glorious and creative ways. And Little Rock (Breslin) and Wichita (Stone) want to survive, stay together, make it to Pacifica Playland, and play their con games on Columbus and Tallahassee. Right from the beginning as Columbus explains the rules to surviving Zombieland including

rule number one: Cardio fatties can’t outrun a zombie attack, this movie is hysterical. Columbus walks you through some of his rules in hilarious and gruesome ways. In all he has 32 rules, we never find out all of them, but when one comes up it shows up comically on the screen to remind you. Through zombie attacks, Keno parlors, Bill Murray and the amusement park, the movie keeps delivering the laughs. There are a few moments that will make the audience want to leap out of their seats, but mostly it is simply gory and filled with the language you would expect in Zombieland. The “gamer crowd” will find lots of R-rated fun to quote endlessly to each other over pizza, Mountain Dew, and Halo (or Dungeons and Dragons). Generally, in horror comedies, audiences are looking for a cast that can say their lines reasonably well and then get to the blood and guts. The actors fit their roles perfectly and do not come across as fake or working too hard. The script is delivered naturally and viewers will quickly find themselves immersed in

the world. Fleischer and his crew did an excellent job pulling this movie together. It is paced well with very few dead areas and the jokes keep coming to the end. Whether it is the rules or Tallahassee’s race to beat Twinkie’s expiration date, or his painting a Dale Earnhardt “3” on every single luxury vehicle he finds to drive. Tuned Up! Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) there is more Unlike most than one way to use and tune a banjo in “Zombieland.” The zombies, the horror comedy is now playing at a theater near you! (Glen Wilson/Courtesy Columbia Pictures/MCT) ones in this flick are not ravenzombies after having their brains ous undead who shamble about; damaged. Which makes rule these zombies are humans who number two: double tap even have gotten a strain of mad cow better. disease that causes inflammation As a fun film for Halloween, of the brain, high fever, and an Zombieland can’t be beat. Catch appetite for entrails and viscera. it while you can. We give this They die after taking massive one five unexpired Twinkies out amounts of damage, or like most of five.

if the movie is viable and a labor of pure drudgery if the movie is bad. So last week when “Law Abiding Citizen” tickets arrived the scramble was on. And why wouldn’t it be? Jamie Foxx, the golden one, was one of the leads. Gerard Butler was a name that sent the staff to the Internet to find who he was, his nude scene in the trailer could have been used as a kind of credential. The scramble soon narrowed to two staffers ... myself, the 65-year-old Mac guru and the

20-year-old up-and-coming graphic artist. As it should be, age won over talent. Although after seeing the movie, I’m sure this movie would never make anyone’s win column. The best part of “Law Abiding Citizen” was the trailer. Instead of being the touted “vigilante movie on steriods” it is an hour and forty-eight minutes of boring, melodramatic drivel. When a film has the following rating: “This Film is rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and perva-

‘The system must pay,’ but you don’t have to! By: Scottie Seger

Contributing Writer

THis review should be titled “How to start your October on a sour note.” First let me set the scene in the newsroom when free movie review tickets arrive! It is always a scramble for the tickets ... sometimes a scramble to get the tickets and sometimes a scramble NOT to get the tickets. Geting the tickets comes with the cavaet of having to write a review of the movie for the next issue. Writing the required review is an easy task



homage to community colleges across the country. This show We took a couple of weeks off will remind viewers of a cooler, in the hopes that someone had crazier RSC. (NBC, Thursdays) an opinion that differed from Also Worth Catching: “Suours. Alas, it was not to be. So pernatural” (CW, Thursdays) we come back, better than before In Music: Does the soundtrack and ready to share our ideas with from the “Nana” movie count? you once again. Best Movie: After watchOn TV: Get ready to laugh out ing the special features disc that loud as you watch “Community.” came with the Blu-Ray, “The Cleverly written, fast paced, and Dark Knight” was better than entertaining. This show pays my initial impression. By: Racheal Price Editor-in-chief

sive language.” I expect at least once to have to close my eyes, and stick my fingers in my ears, but nowhere in this film did the tension reach this level. Even “Criminal Minds” on television creates more tension in one episode that this film did throughout its entirety. By the time the Butler character’s accomplice is revealed I was to the “who cares” point. Contrary to “the system must pay” tag line on the movie poster, you are lucky enough to be warned not to pay to see this nonentity film.

P P Culture

Looking Forward To: “The Princess and the Frog” and “Star Trek” on Blu-ray Best Book Read: “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. I don’t generally go in for futuristic science fiction novels, but Card gave an interview on NPR promoting the comic based on the novel and sold me. It’s a great quick read and it forces you to think three dimensionally. You’ll have to read it to get what I mean.

Also Worth Flipping Through: “Final Crisis” by Grant Morrison Games Playing: “Little Big Planet: Game of the Year Edition;” Addictive, creative and fun for a whole group. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, although I still haven’t figured out why I would want to join Iron Man’s side? Waiting to Play: Dragon Age: Origins

Finding ‘The Kalm in the Khaos’ By: Samantha Maloy Assistant Editor

You never know what talent you can uncover on the RSC campus. The Kalm in the Khaos, a local Christian rock band, is one example as two of its members are RSC students. Taylor Dalrymple (18, drums) and Sarah Thompson (19, vocals) are both students here at RSC. Dalrymple is majoring in Physical Therapy, and Thompson is majoring in vocal music. The rest of the members of the band are brothers Josh (15, bass) and Matt Clevenger (16, guitar), Matt Montgomery (16, vocals) and Ryan Plunkett (18, guitar). Montgomery attends Carl Albert High School, and the Clevengers and Plunkett attend Life Christian Academy. Dalrymple was the one

who came up with name of the band. He was inspired by the New Testament story in Mark 4 when Jesus was in the boat with His disciples and He calmed the storm. He was the “calm in the chaos.” The band, which was formed in 2006 out of Eastpointe Church, has been in transition over the last year or so as old members have left and new ones have joined. The latest addition was Thompson, after the original vocalist Arielle Howard left the group. “I really love getting to perform and write music- that has been cool, ” Thompson said. Thompson said that the group would love to open for Skillet some day. They also would like to get signed with a record label, but are remaining open to “whatever God

wants us to do.” “If we’re not glorifying God, then there is no point to do what we’re doing,” Thompson added. Dalrymple agreed. “Our goal as musicians and Christians is to use our passion for music to reach people.” The band got to open a few weekends ago for Pillar, KJ-52, Children 18:3 and Seventh Time Down at the Wild Storm Music Festival in Broken Arrow. “That has by far been our biggest event so far,” Dalrymple said.

The Kalm in the Khaos (Photo provided)

UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursday, Oct. 22.: Benefit concert at St. Jude’s in Norman Saturday, Oct. 24.: Halloween Party @ Selah (Ground Zero in Choctaw) FOR BOOKING INFO: Contact Dalrymple at or 301-4740.

The Kalm in the Khaos sounds like: Flyleaf, Fireflight

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