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Gearing up for Greater Grads what attendees need to know By: Miranda Liming Editor-in-Chief
The 2011 Greater Grads Career Fair, sponsored by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, will be held Tues., March 1, at the Cox Convention Center in Downtown Oklahoma City. This year, transportation will be provided for RSC students to and from the event, leaving each destination every half hour. This service is being provided free of charge. The bus will be dropping off, and picking up people on the west side of the Student
Center, and will be running from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For attendees who want to drive, the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center will be open and free. Connie Myrick, coordinator of career services, provided advice for first time attendees. “Make sure you wear interview attire, and bring multiple resumes because you’re going to be giving them out.” Students are encouraged to attend this year’s fair, but are required to pre-register at www.greatergrads.com/careerfair.
The Best Questions to Ask Use questions to increase to increase your knowledge of industry trends, job options and career paths. Try these: 1. What entry-level positions in (your career interest) are available in your organization? 2. What kind of background do you look for when filling these position? 3. How do you see this field changing over the next five years? 4. What advice would you give me if I wanted to break into this field? 5. How did you get involved with this industry/ organization? What keeps your involved?
Potential visitors can also view the registered employer lists, which include companies like Arvest Bank and OPUBCO Communication Group. For students who plan on attending, but need to polish their resume, visit Myrick at
Career Services or by emailing cmyrick@ rose.edu, or calling 405-733-7488. “This is a great opportunity for not just students who are looking toward jobs after graduation, but also for internships and networking,” said Myrick.
5 Top Tips for Networking at a Career Fair • Dress Professionally – Employers will make decisions based on first impressions. • Communicate Your Purpose – If you are looking for a job, state the type of position that interests you. If you are gather information, tell employers you are exploring career options and are interested in learning about them. • Make a Strong First Impression – When meeting employers, introduce yourself, offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, state your purpose, ask questions, listen and act professionally. If you plan to request an interview, dress in business attire. • Bring Your Resume – Bring enough resumes to give to organizations you are targeting. Carry them in a portfolio. Do not include an objective on your Career Fair Resume. This way, you will have more options. • Follow-Up – Request a business card for your records. If you want a job interview, follow up with a thank-you note or email within 24-hours and include your resume.
5 year Iconic piece of history sparks dispute grant offers financial security By: Brittany McDaniel News Editor
Cyber Security majors and professors have been awarded a grant totaling over $500,000, effective Feb. 1, 2011 until Jan. 31, 2016. Ken Dewey, director of networking and cyber security, said that “lofty objectives and high standards” outlined for the program was just the edge that made the grant application successful. The previous grant issued to cyber security was over $400,000, but expired in Jan. 2011. With this new batch of money, Dewey said there was a definite need for more students to apply. In addition to majoring in one of the cyber security programs, the criteria for the grant include: • Being ready for college algebra • Successful OSBI background check • 3.0 GPA • Submission for FAFSA The grant is to assist applicants in paying for tuition, books and fees. Any money leftover is for the student to keep. Those who are eligible for the award can receive up to $10,000 in aid. Unlike many RSC Foundation scholarships, this award can also be stacked with other awards. With the financial boost comes some community involvement. Dewey said grant recipients are asked to study on campus two hours per week and perform at least three acts of community service per month. Those students who are enrolled in the grant are also invited to participate in fellowship events, such as movie night. “We want to make them succeed,” Dewey said. “We want them to be part of a group and not be alone.” Dewey also added that the field of cyber security is constantly growing and that the need for trained and qualified professionals comes with some big advantages. Students who have successfully completed a degree in this major have received job offers for government entities, such as the FBI and DISA, but also with corporate partners like Dell and Devon. One thing Dewey stated is that in order to be successful in the field, one must possess more than technical skills. “You’ve got to like computers,” he said, adding, “It’s a great career field. There are a lot of opportunities out there.”
By James Beaty McAlester News-Capital, Okla. (MCT) Feb. 23--MCALESTER -- The question of who owns the electric chair once used to execute inmates at Oklahoma State Penitentiary has sparked a dispute between the city of McAlester and the state Department of Corrections. On one side, the city of McAlester contends the electric chair -- used to execute 82 prisoners between 1915 and 1966 -- had been given to the city in the 1970s. On the other side, the DOC is saying, “prove it.” For now, the DOC has possession of the electric chair and has given thumbs down to the city’s request to return it. During the Tuesday night meeting of the McAlester City Council held in the Coun-
cil Chambers at City Hall, City Attorney Joe Ervin gave the councilors an update on the city’s efforts to reclaim the electric chair. Requests from the city to return the electric chair have not elicited the response the city expected. For one thing, the DOC is disputing whether the city actually owns the electric chair, known as Old Sparky. Ervin said he has been in communication with the DOC over the matter. “They’re asking for documentation,” said Ervin -- who so far has been unable to find it. This much is certain. In 1989, the city of McAlester had possession of the electric chair. When a museum opened at OSP, the city of McAlester agreed to loan the electric chair to the Oklahoma Prisons Historical Association for display at the museum.
The city still has the signed 1989 agreement between the city of McAlester and the Oklahoma Prisons Historical Association. In the agreement, the city made a point of noting that the city was not relinquishing ownership of the electric chair, and if the Oklahoma Prisons Historical Association no longer provides a museum for it, “the city may immediately regain possession of the chair and this agreement will be null and void.” In a letter to the DOC Director Justin Jones written last September, Mayor Kevin Priddle said, “As the museum at OSP is no longer functioning, the city of McAlester is requesting and notifying you of our intent to retrieve and regain possession of the electric chair.”
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City (MCT) Feb. 23--NORMAN -- The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences this week is celebrating its diversity in departments and programs with a series of free, public events that range from olive oil tasting to a Chinese tea ceremony. Ori Kritz, with the modern languages, literature and linguistics department, began the week’s activities Tuesday with an Israeli folk dancing demonstration. That was followed by a Japanese calligraphy demonstration by Shizuka Tastsuzawa. Jason Houston treated visitors to the department Wednesday with an olive oil
tasting and selection session. Events today include lectures, a Chinese tea ceremony and a cheese tasting session. The schedule is: --10 a.m.: “Founding Principles: The Importance of Judicial Independence,” U.S. District Judge Robin Cauthron, Scholars Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union --1 p.m.: “ E d u c a t i o n for Scientific Investigation,” Bernard Albaugh, Scholars Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union --2:30 p.m.: “DNA Sequencing Technology: A Decade’s Perspective,”
Elaine Mardis and Richard Wilson, Scholars Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union --4 p.m.: “The Foundation of Success,” Dennis Kimbro, Scholars Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union; reception at 5:30 p.m. --2 p.m.: Chinese tea ceremony with Yanrong Qi, Room 230, Kaufman Hall --3 p.m.: French cheese tasting with Julia Abramson, Room 230, Kaufman Hall The series concludes with a lecture by Lee Hester from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in Room 125 of Dale Hall. Hester will speak on “Native American Philosophy: Themes and Problems.” Copyright (c) 2011, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Distributed by McClatchyTribune Information Services.
OU celebrates diversity on campus with special events
Income taxes lessen by quarter percent
By James Coburn The Edmond Sun, Okla. (MCT) Feb. 22--EDMOND -- Oklahoma’s economy is recovering slowly but surely as lawmakers deal with the state’s third year of revenue shortfalls, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. The state revenue shortfall was quantified Tuesday by the state Board of Equalization, Fallin said at a luncheon of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce at Oak Tree Country Club. “Our budget shortfall (is) a little bit less than what we initially anticipated coming from December estimates,” Fallin said. “We’re going to have a $500 million shortfall instead of $600 million. That’s positive news.” Certification of the revenues estimate is enough to enact the income tax trigger law to lower individual income tax rates from
5.50 percent to 5.25 percent, Fallin said. Lowering taxes will help the state’s economy to prosper, she said. “I said when I was running for office that I would work to lower taxes so I’m keeping that promise already,” Fallin said. Modernizing state government by eliminating wasteful spending will help Oklahoma continue to recover from the national recession, Fallin said. Pro-business reforms will bring more jobs to working Oklahomans, she added. Oklahoma will be more competitive in a global economy, she continued. Overhauling the worker’s compensation system will mean caring for injured workers in a more timely fashion, reducing waste and reducing fraud, Fallin said. Fallin noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved legislation based on her Workers’ Compensation Study Group. SB 878 authored by state Sen. Anthony
Sykes, R-Moore, and state Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, would reduce costs to businesses while maintaining a fair playing field for both workers and employers, the bill states. “Our plan creates a system that is fair to both workers and employers, lowers costs and helps us in our mission of creating a better environment for business growth and job creation in Oklahoma,” she said. Fallin was at the National Governors Association meeting two months ago where she was greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He told Fallin that he had been talking about Oklahoma on the campaign trail, she said. Perry said Texas needs to improve its business climate because a conservative Gov. Fallin and a business friendly state Legislature will be nipping at Texas’ heals, Fallin recalled. “I said, ‘You’re darn right, governor, because I’m coming after you,’” Fallin said.
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Empty pockets fuel broken promises
By now, students should be feeling the emptiness in their pockets, pulling out nothing more than bits of lint and gum wrappers where money was once abundant. These things happen. College students are no strangers to being broke. We’ve all been there, done that. But, with the state’s most recent declaration of budget cuts, where will students stand if their institutions can’t afford to teach them? Governor Mary Fallin recently revealed her budget plans for the state of Oklahoma during an Oklahoma Press Association conference, and then again during the State of the State Address. Fallin, whom is still trying to gain confidence and support from the Oklahoma public, declared her plan to cut the higher education budget three percent this year. This comes as a shocking blow after a 3.5 percent cut in 2010, and similar cuts in
By: Miranda Liming Editor-in-Chief Between the ages of 13 to 17, many adolescents begin forming their strong music opinions and expand from what their parents listened to, to what they want to listen to. Everyone has gone, or will go, through this essential growing up phase. Mine was at 13, when I threw out my parent’s 1980s punk rock, anti-establishment mentality and opted for a softer side of the late 90’s punkpop scene. My inspiration: The Ataris, mainly from the lead singer, and band creator, Kristopher Roe. Since the beginning, on the 1998 EP “Look Forward to Failure”, I became enamored with the musician who seemed to write songs directly related to my life experiences. A year later, with their release of “Blue Skies, Broken Hearts… Next 12 Exits”, I had completely divulged into another side of music that I had known existed, but never
2009 and 2008. So what does this mean for Oklahoma students? Colleges who cannot make up the funds themselves will turn toward tuition and fees charged to students, raising them to make up for any loss. Sections of colleges could see an even worse fate, being cut down staff wise, until there is no reason to have a staff at all. Consolidation will be key to saving money during this higher education crisis. Worst, some students are already feeling the budget blow in their studies. It‘s known that at least one class on campus was unable to start their course work for two weeks this semester. Because the classroom software has not been updated, the students were required to purchase the older textbooks. These textbooks could not be found by the campus bookstore because the publisher stopped
creating a text used for a software program not in general use anymore. After two weeks, many questions, and countless calls, this lecture was able to begin. But, one student was unsure why this happened in the first place. According to the student, the college owes her $23.92 for missing four lecture sessions in the two weeks that it took to acquire the correct books in our bookstore. “It’s not Radcliff ’s fault and it’s not the publishers fault,” she said. “It’s our administration’s fault for not providing the students with up-to-date learning resources.” “And it’s our state government’s fault for not providing the adequate funds to higher education. Without proper education, graduates will not be able to become prime candidates for jobs in their futures.” This student’s words personify what many students worry about daily: “Will I be able
to get a job after graduation?” Of all the things that should be taken care of, the government’s first thoughts should be with students. If our students cannot be trained in their institutions, and then are thrown to the working-world wolves, where do the priorities of our institutional leaders lie? Who - if not the governing bodies we trust - will provide for us, guide us and watch over us? In an age where fast food restaurants refuse to hire applicants not holding at least a high school diploma, how will the future stock brokers, health care physicians and instructors fare in a world that regards education in the highest, but will do nothing to provide that education to the people? It’s time to take your hands out of your empty pockets, students, and put them out for collections. Your future is at stake, and your money is non-existent.
Columnist lives out teenage dream, angst recognized as an art form. Blue Skies had become a personal soapbox for my small group of friends in junior high, with Roe leading us through the trials and tribulations, heartbreaks and hurt of the teenage experience. Like all good things, those teenage years and friendships eventually ended. As if he was recognizing and paying tribute to our end, Roe released “So Long, Astoria” in 2003, an album in which the most popular song was “In This Diary,” the culmination of friendships established and then destroyed. Although Roe and band mate John Collura continued to make music together, the end result was never what the Ataris had once meant to a group of kids in southern Mississippi. The end of the Ataris was the end of an era for those kids. The music and friendships, may have ended, but the mark left by Roe was eternal. This week I was able to finally live out one of my childhood dreams and witnessed an influential individual in my life perform
live. It was acoustic, intimate, and the most nostalgic experience of my adult life thus far. After the show I was able to meet Roe, and explain to him in words horribly formulated how he changed my musical tastes, and many views in my adolescence. He signed a limited edition poster for me; I spilled my beer on him. But it wasn’t until this time, almost 13 years later, I realized that Kris Roe didn’t just change my small group. Everyone in that measly bar felt the same as I did. When we walked in the door, we were all strangers; but when Roe sang, and we sang back, we become the group of friends that we had all forgotten. We were once again the angst filled, awkward teenagers of a time now past. And for that one unmistakable hour, we gave no apologies. As for Roe, he shared in those old feelings with us. But you could see in his eyes, looking out into a crowd that had traded their dyed hair and punk rock T-shirts for an
adult life, he remembered being that shining beacon of hope, the spokesperson for the disquiet, rowdy and peons. In his eyes, you could see the past, and the reflection of our love.
Letters to the Editor
It is Tues., Feb. 8. I’m in my warm office with the snow clouds rolling in anticipating more snow tonight. For most of us “dealing with it” means going home and waiting for “somebody” to make it safe for us to come back. Well, I want to say “THANK YOU” to
the folks on our campus who were here last week in subzero wind-chill using everything from major equipment to snow shovels to tractors and trucks [in order to] put out ice melt and sand. They worked in horrendous weather trying to make it as safe as possible for all of us. And I had just shoveled my
driveway. I’m sure the maintenance workers would rather have stayed home, too. But they were here. Doing their job and trying to make the campus safe. I know some have not been happy things were not cleared perfectly. But my experience
is that [the Physical Plant] will cheerfully do whatever they can. And maybe the next time you see one of these folks, thank them for what they do.
Several years ago I attended [RSC]. I took one class and about midway the through semester, I heard the instructor say to our class, “You are going to have to give a speech.” I was terrified! I took a tranquilizer and read my speech. During the speech I thought I was going to get sick. In my work, if I was asked to speak before a group, I always got out or
said, “No!” Some say the number one thing that people fear the most is public speaking. And looking back, I know I could have advanced, if only I wasn’t afraid to speak in public. I wished I could have found something that could have helped me have confidence in public speaking. Now, later in life, I have found Toastmasters. Toastmaster International is a nonprofit
organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. I know in my experience that Toastmasters has helped my confidence. Two weeks ago, I stood and spoke to 120 people. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization has more than 250,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs
in 106 countries. You can find a Toastmasters Club close to you online at www.toastmasters.org. Come visit one of 28 clubs in the [Oklahoma City] area. RSC also has a club. Rose State College Toastmasters Club (405) 602 8447 6:00 p.m., on the first and third Monday of every month Rich Rodgers
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Student’s Voice Act keeps campus in the know By: Logan Pierce Assignment Editor The extent of students’ voting rights was one of many issues debated by Senate during the Tues., Feb. 15 meeting. Bill 001, the “Student’s Voice Act,” authored by Treasurer Sederis, President Phillips and Senator Johnson, it reads “An act relating to the addition of section 111 to the Rose State Student Senate Bylaws, any bill passed by the [RSC] Student Senate passes that change the [RSC] … bylaws, after being approved by the administration,
will then be voted on by the student body of [RSC].” Those in favor of the bill proposed that a minimum of 100 students would be needed for each voting process. Those opposed were skeptical as to the support for the bill. “How many students want this,” Senator Robbie Barthel asked. “We should be the voice of the students.” Bill 001 passed with a majority for, and only three abstaining. Senate also voted on four resolutions during Tuesday’s meeting. Resolution 001,
authored by Senators Lesser, Buchanan, Pickard and Secretary Bertolasio, pertained to the repairing of a door handle in the Social Sciences building. This resolution passed by a majority vote. Resolution 002, authored by Senator Ray, Liaison Ulloa and Treasurer Sederis, was concerned with the installation of a safety net on the baseball field’s outer fence, which was passed. Resolution 003, authored by Senators Cary and Atkinson read, “pertaining to the installation of automatic soap dispensers
in the bathrooms.” During questioning, Senator Barthel reminded the group that “people pull the handle to get the soap,” before they wash their hands. This resolution also passed. Resolution 004, authored by Senators Atkinson and Cary, read, “pertaining to the tennis courts and how they reflect the college campus as a whole.” This resolution hoped to refurbish the courts “with new nets, tarps, and the fencing, and cracking of each court be fixed.” Resolution 004 passed by a majority vote.
Service Learning Fire in Wellness Center caused by dryer participants 30 pounds of towels reduced to cinders experience building. marshmallows, with streams of plastic By: Logan Pierce According to Ardie Rodgers, physical dripping down,” Chris Leland, Wellness Assignment Editor working out in The Midwest City Fire Department was plant director, the cause of the fire is believed Center director, said. “The thick concrete called to the Health and Physical Education to be lint build-up from a dryer located in walls helped to contain the fire.” All damage was concentrated to the room, Wellness Center Feb. 15 at about 9 p.m. a laundry closet between the Wellness and the field including a load of towels inside the dryer. for a reported fire. No injuries were reported, Aquatic Centers. th
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Leland believes that the commercial-grade dryer was not filled to its capacity of 50 pounds. “It turned out to be a relatively minor fire,” he said. “We’re thankful, because it could have been a lot worse.” Leland said needed repairs due to fire damage will include new paint, carpeting, lighting fixtures, and a new dryer. To eliminate the odor of soot in the Wellness Center, A/C units have been pumping air fresheners throughout the building. (Photo by Miranda Liming)
LRC gives gift of literature on the cheap By: Miranda Liming Editor-in-Chief
Service Learning students were taken out into the field of with Daniel Ross of the Department of Energy, Oklahoma, to learn more about air quality in our state, Tues., Feb. 15. Students were shown devices necessary for measuring levels of pollutants and how they can affect the health and daily activities of residents. (Photo by Jason Anderson)
The LRC and Library Club members hosted the annual Love-A-Book book sale Feb. 14 – 16, in the LRC, rooms 109 and 110. “I look forward to it because I like to see all the different people come in and enjoy reading,” Jillian Whitaker, mass communications major and Library Club president, said. According to Sharon Saulmon, LRC dean and Library Club advisor, the sale raised over $245. The day after the sale, visitors are able
to pick up free books that were not sold. “There were a lot of senior citizens and Midwest City community members who came,” Whitaker said, adding, “The mornings were extremely busy with visitors.” Previous to the event, the LRC was asking for book donations from campus and the community. Autumn Henslee, dental hygiene major, looks to find some music books Tues., Feb. 15, during the annual LRC LoveA-Book book sale. Attendees were encouraged to bring books to donate and were welcomed to browse the sale options, with many books costing only $1. (Photo by Chas Martin)
Spotlight: Brandy Mathews By: Logan Pierce Assignment Editor For Brandy Mathews, who attends RSC, in addition to being a wife and mother of five, time is a precious commodity. Well into her second semester, Brandy is working towards her nursing degree, gaining experience as a practicum nurse at Deaconess Hospital. After obtaining her nursing degree, Brandy will work towards getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Eventually, Brandy wants to be either a nurse’s practitioner or a physician’s assistant. Logan Pierce: Where were you born? Brandy Mathews: I was born in Wash., but moved to Antlers, Okla. when I was 8 years old. LP.: Who makes up your family? BM: My husband Bryan and I have been married 16 years. We have five children: Caleb, 14, Tanner, 13, Fallon, 8, Dalton, 6, and Evadne, 4. LP.: Do you own any pets? BM: We have six cats. LP: Where do you want to go with your schooling? BM: I want to become a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. LP: Who would you say is one of your heroes? BM: My heroes are the professors here at RSC. They contributed so much to my
desire to learn. Leanne May is an awesome professor. It was hard, but I learned so much in her physiology class. LP: In addition to being a student and mom, how do you spend your time? What are your hobbies? BM: I spend my time following politics, sleeping, or going to church. 15th St.: What’s a web site you would recommend everyone to visit? BM: Weatherbug.com is a great resource. I like to know what’s coming. LP: What’s one of the most influential books you’ve ever read? BM: “The Grapes of Wrath.” The people there never quit. Even when things got bad, they were still willing to help each other. LP: What’s your proudest moment? BM: Being a mom. My kids are always trying to improve from day to day. LP: What is one of your favorite bands? BM: I love all songs by the group Jars of Clay. LP: Where have you never been before, but always wanted to visit? BM: Ireland. I’ve always felt that one of the greatest joys we can know in this life comes from meeting new people. LP: What’s a quote that you live by? BM: “Laissez-faire.” It’s a French expression that means “Let the people do as they want.” LP: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been
given? BM: Keep your head up. Don’t let anything get in your way. Have a purpose-driven life. LP: If you could live in a different time period, when would it be? BM: I’d like to live in the future, 100 years from now. The medical advancements alone
would be amazing. LP: Which writer inspires you the most? BM: I like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. Levin’s latest book, “Liberty and Tyranny,” is really good. LP: What’s one of your favorite movies? BM: I love Pixar’s movie “Up.” It’s very touching.
Briefly Speaking Tinker Federal Civic Leaders Join the Tinker Federal Civic Leaders on Friday, March 25 to plant trees in honor of Arbor Week. Volunteers will meet at the Student Services building at 7:30 a.m. and depart for Tinker Air Force Base at 7:45 a.m. and return to campus by 12:30 p.m. All supplies and transportation will be provided. Volunteers must complete release forms prior to March 4. For more information, contact Tina Unten at email@example.com. edu. Clubs interested in participating for clubs points may contact Kirby Harzman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Fish, Two Fish The Watonga Trout Derby will be held Friday March 4th, Saturday, March 5th & Sunday March 6th, 2011 at Roman Nose State Park and is being co-sponsored this year by the Friends of Roman Nose State Park and the Watonga Chamber of Commerce. Pre-registration will be available this year in person at the Watonga Chamber of Commerce or online at www. watongachamber.com. Contact the Watonga Chamber of Commerce office at 580623-5452 for details. Registration at the event will begin at 7:00 a.m. each morning and continue through 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. All fish must
be weighed in by 3 p.m. Sunday, which will mark the end of the derby. Here Come The Mummies Rose State College faculty/staff/student discount tickets are on sale now at the cashier’s window for the Ying String Quartet and Here Come The Mummies! Tickets for both concerts are $10 each. Tickets will be on sale through March 4 for Here Come The Mummies. A valid Rose State I.D. must be presented to receive the discount. If you do not have an I.D., you can have one made in the Student Services building.
Party Hearty Zumbathon The Wellness Center will host “Zumbathon” on behalf of the American Heart Association, Feb. 26. “Party Hearty” Zumbathon will feature door prizes, a light lunch and Yoga as part of the day’s festivities. The American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazón Movement will receive 75 percent of the proceeds from the $15 registration fee. Check-in will open at 9:45 a.m., with the event starting at 10 a.m. and going until 2 p.m. Enrollment will be at the Community Learning Center on campus. To register or for more information call 405-733-7932.
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Disney’s Wonder bread cast sinks film into the sand By: Bryan Trude Assistant Editor It is probably a good thing that most people, who are in full control of their mental resources, realize that movies are not a good representation of reality. Of course, this is by design. If “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” was based in reality, the epic fight between the USS Enterprise and the USS Reliant would have been a pair of space shuttles firing .50-caliber machine guns and missiles at each other in low orbit. Instead of Vulcan, Spock would
have hailed from the Bronx. However, there are small things movies too often miss that make even the most marvelous of fantasies unbelievable. For example, when you produce a movie set in ancient Persia, featuring all Arabian characters, casting and voice accents are important. No one in ancient Persia spoke with a British accent. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Another prime example of the Disney Corporation missing the
mark on live-action films, “Prince of Persia” is an adaptation of a long-running video game series bearing the same name. In the original “Sands of Time” game, a bratty Persian prince with a flair for acrobatics obtains a mythical dagger that can rewind a small amount of time, and uses it to unleash a thousand years of demon-based hell upon all of creation because he’s an idiot. He then spends the next few games cleaning up his mess. The movie follows this plot in the way that there is a Persian
prince named “Dastan” (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a dagger that can turn back time. That’s about it. For a Persian prince, Gyllenhaal is about as white bread as you get. Apparently, almost all ancient Arabians had white skin and British accents, as not one cast member even attempted to sound like he or she fit in geographically. The closest one to even looking like he belonged in that part of the world was Alfred Molina, a Londoner best known for playing Doctor Octopus in “Spider Man 2.”
The producers couldn’t even bring themselves to cast culturally correct actors for villains. The big scaries of the movie, a group of assassins, were led by what can only be described as an Aryan poster-boy from Iceland (Gísli Örn Garðarsson). Disney, if you do choose to make a sequel, please take the time to cast someone who can make it seem like this film is taking place in Arabia, and not in Scotland. I think Alexander Siddig is in need of work lately.
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