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GLBTQ

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Community to reward student activist OUPD: Welcoming Project to award $500 scholarship CEDAR FLOYD

Campus Reporter

A new, activism-based scholarship sponsored by The Welcoming Project, is currently accepting applications from current undergraduates and future undergraduates for the fall semester. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to GLBTQ activism, said Meredith Wo r t h e n , c o - f o u n d e r o f T h e Welcoming Project and assistant

professor of sociology. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1. “I think that many times, [activism] efforts go unrecognized,” Amanda Fehlbaum, chief administrative officer of The Welcoming Project, said in an email. “I hope that by offering this scholarship, The Welcoming Project is encouraging future and current undergraduates to continue their efforts in LGBTQ activism.” Worthen started The Welcoming Project in 2011 in an effort to encourage local businesses, health care providers and churches to display openly their acceptance of all patrons, regardless of gender, sexuality, race and

religion, among other things. up a dialog about these issues and The project provides cardstock contributing to a cultural shift [tosigns featuring a rainbow flag and ward acceptance],” Worthen said. the words “all are welcome” to interSince many scholarships are based ested businessprimarily on aces free of charge. “...The Welcoming Project ademic mer it, T ra d i t i o na l l y , is encouraging future and Worthen felt an the rainbow flag current undergraduates important area of is considered achievement was to continue their efforts being ignored. a symbol for GLBTQ rights, “I really wantin LGBTQ activism.” bu t Wo r t h e n ed to give a scholAMANDA FEHLBAUM, CHIEF hopes it will arship to someADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE come to symbolbody that was WELCOMING PROJECT ize the rights and volunteering and acceptance of all people, according doing activism in the community,” to the project website. “I like the idea of the sign opening SEE GLBTQ PAGE 2

BON VOYAGE

Students’ original film goes to France Short film featured at international fest BRIANA HALL

Campus Reporter

International audiences will have the chance to view the work of thirteen OU student directors as part of a prestigious film festival in France. The 35th annual ClermontFerrand Film Festival will feature short films from across the globe starting Friday. Though not all of the student directors will be able to attend the festival, which runs until Feb. 9, a 100-minute show comprised of the 13 different movies will be shown at the festival, said Karl Schmidt, a staff member of the film and media studies department. “These are the best student films that we could come up with,” Schmidt said. “We compile these in December to go off to France in February.” There was also a “Bon Voyage” public screening of the movies in Meacham Auditorium Jan. 24, which was a big deal for the students, Schmidt said. One of the student directors, Meredith Everitt, a film PHOTO PROVIDED and media studies senior, said she did not expect to be This still is from “The Greenlee Brothers,” one of the three movies that Alex and Todd Greenlee, film and media seniors, will be sending to France. However, the brothers will not be going to France with their movies. chosen for the festival.

Run, hide, fight

School shootings prompt safety reaction SHELBY GUSKIN Campus Reporter

Shootings on school campuses have made headlines recently, from the tragedy in Newtown, C o n n . , t o t h e re c e n t shooting at Lone Star College near Houston, which left three injured. On Wednesday, OU tested systems to notify students of emergency situations, like shootings or severe weather, but those aren’t the only precautions in place. The OU Police Department prepares for these situations by training ever y officer and member of the dep a r t m e n t , O U Po l i c e Department spokesman Lt. Bruce Chan said. “We train for this sort of occurrence, and we equip our officers as best we can. We’re well equipped and well trained to respond. We basically prepare for the worst but hope for the best,” Chan said. Pa r t o f w hat O U P D teaches their officers is how to evaluate the threat of an armed person on campus. The process is broken into three sections: SEE SAFETY PAGE 2

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RESEARCH

CAREER SERVICES

OU Historical Journal extends deadline into February for student research paper submission

Sooners: Familiar with forks? Etiquette class to be offered

Submissions now are being accepted for the second issue of the OU Historical Journal, which showcases notable undergraduate historical research. The deadline was extended from Jan. 31 to Feb. 28 to allow more time for students to submit their work, said Raphael Folsom, OU Historical Journal faculty adviser. Students can submit “...we want to one historical research give students the paper from any underopportunity to take graduate course within history department to another look at the the be judged by the stusubject through the dents and faculty on the Historical Journal.” Historical Journal board, Folsom said. The inaugural issue RAPHAEL FOLSOM, OU HISTORICAL JOURNAL FACULTY of the OU Historical ADVISER Journal was released last September to students and faculty within the history department, Folsom said. “Studying history is an adventure for many undergraduates, and we want to give students the opportunity to take another look at the subject through the Historical Journal,” Folsom said. The second issue of the Historical Journal and the next group of winners will be released some time in early April, Folsom said. Bennett Hall Campus Reporter

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Career Services also help prepare dining etiquette presentations for the business college, Scott said. Students will be served soup and salad AJINUR SETIWALDI prepared in the student union, Scott said. Campus Reporter They will learn or review formal dining etiCareer Services is hosting a free lunch to quette, including the use of different eating teach students dining etiquette skills to em- utensils. “It’s not so much about ploy during interviews on Monday at the Oklahoma “It’s not so much about learning to use new utensils,” Scott said. “It’s about Memorial Union. learning to use new how to properly use the The purpose of the lunch is to review dining utensils. It’s about how ones they are already fato properly use the miliar with.” etiquette and rules that Reservations will be students need to know ones they are already capped at 40 students, but in job interviews that infamiliar with.” additional students can volve meals, said Career still come and observe, Services Director Bette BETTE SCOTT, Scott said. Scott. Students will learn CAREER SERVICES DIRECTOR The event is from 12:30 what and what not to do in to 1:15 p.m. in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s dining situations. “The purpose of the meal is always more Associates Room on the third floor. To parimportant than the function of eating,” ac- ticipate, students must call Career Services at cording to a dining etiquette tip offered on 405-325-1974 to reserve a spot. the OU Price College of Business website. Employers may want to observe the interviewees’ behavior in a social situation to see how they conduct themselves. Ajinur Setiwaldi In addition to the free lunch, members of Ajinur.U.Setiwaldi-1@ou.edu

Should women serve in combat point/counterpoint Opinion: Men and women fight shoulder to shoulder in Iraq and Afghanistan, but can they handle the frontline? (Page 4)

Fashion is just as important for men L&A: The clothes really do make the man when it comes to first impressions. (Page 6)

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CAMPUS

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GLBTQ: Norman residents donate to education Continued from page 1

TODAY AROUND CAMPUS A free seminar, as part of the Student Success Seminar, titled Rising from Fall Mistakes will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Wagner Hall, room 245.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Free Movie: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will be screened at 6, 9 p.m. and midnight in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Women’s tennis will play Rice at noon at the Headington Family Tennis Center. Free Movie: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will be screened at 1 p.m. the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. Men’s basketball will play Kansas State at 5 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 Free Food: Star-shaped cookies will be given away from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s first floor lobby to promote OU’s Dancing with the Stars. A concert featuring Rebecca Henderson on oboe will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. in Catlett’s Music Center’s Pitman Recital Hall.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 A Peace Corps career workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Heritage Room for students wondering how studying and working abroad can affect them. A night of comedy with Ahmed Ahmed, worldrenowned Egyptian-American comedian. He will perform in Catlett Music Center’s Sharp Concert Hall. Contact Collin Tyler at 918-720-3254 or Mariam Edwar at 832-633-5161.

Worthen said. “The scholarship is in the spirit of what The Welcoming Project represents.” The scholarship is funded entirely by donations from community members, though the Women’s and Gender Studies Program has provided vital support by cosponsoring events to raise awareness of scholarship. It is open to all students who will be attending a degree-granting institution this fall. The winner will be selected by a committee of external reviewers from the GLBTQ community, Worthen said. T h e No r ma n c ha p t e r of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) also offers a GLBTQ activism scholarship for $1000 to high school seniors . However, The Welcoming Project scholarship is unique in the Norman community, because it is open to undergraduates who already are enrolled in higher education, according to the project’s websites. “We want to recognize people for the great things they’re doing,” Worthen said. “Sometimes when you’re involved in a non-profit, it can feel like what you do doesn’t matter. Having the award is

ROTC

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CORRECTIONS The Oklahoma Daily is committed to serving readers with accurate coverage and welcomes your comments about information that may require correction or clarification. To contact us with corrections, email us at dailynews@ou.edu. A cutline for Wednesday’s story “Anti-abortion group sues OSU,” incorrectly identified the date of the Justice For All anti-abortion displays. The photos of the display were from their fall 2010 visit to campus.

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A technician for an OU ROTC branch was recognized Wednesday for her long-standing service to the program. Sandy Jane Burleson, human resource technician for OU Army ROTC, oversees all the processing, contracting and paperwork for the commissioning of all OU Army ROTC cadets in the army officer-producing program. Originally from Sacramento, Calif., Burleson moved to Oklahoma in August of 1985. She started working with OU Army ROTC as the temporary university secretary before taking the position of human resource technician in February of 1987. During her 25 years with OU Army ROTC, she has commissioned 361 army officers and worked for 12 different military science professors. “Mrs. Burleson is one of the nicest human beings you’ll ever meet in your life. I would canonize her if I could,” said Lt. Col. Mark DePew, battalion commander and military science professor. “She is honest, hard working, and she is the cornerstone of the ROTC program here at OU.” Burleson is definitely an asset to the program, Leanna Litsch, a fourthyear cadet in the Army ROTC program, said “How she stays on top of things, I will never know,” she said. “She always seems to be in a good mood.” Burleson said this award was a huge honor, and she really has enjoyed her 25 years at OU. “I love to watch freshman in the program mature to lieutenants and to see them start their military careers. My mission here is to commission the future leaders of the United States Army and to motivate them to be good citizens,” Burleson said.

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Meridith Worthen, president of The Welcoming Project, and Brian Eddins, vice president, table at Peace House Festival in Oklahoma City last year. Welcoming Project is an organization that encourages local businesses to place the welcoming sign in their establishment to make GLBTQ people feel welcomed.

a way to say yes, you matter, and yes we want to celebrate you.” As the fledgling organization grows, Worthen hopes they will be able to offer more scholarships as well as coordinate regional training for the public and the businesses that display rainbow signs to learn more about GLBTQ issues. “LGBTQ folks face prejudice and discrimination

across a number of areas in their daily lives,” said Fehlbaum, a sociology Ph.D candidate at OU. “It is important to show support in order to battle against prejudice and discrimination as well as step closer toward equality for all.” Cedar Floyd cedar_floyd_789@hotmail.com

IN DEPTH Applying for the scholarship Applications can be found at TheWelcomingProject. org. Applications are due by March 1.

SAFETY: SWAT team can be called Continued from page 1 *      Whether the subject is inside a building *   Whether the subject is outside a building *     Whether the subject is inside a class or office Each situation calls for a different response. More information about armed subjects and how OUPD will deal with them can be found in informational brochures in OUPD’s Cate Center office. OUPD and the Norman Police Department work together and have AT A GLANCE a trained Emergency info S WAT t e a m that can be Update your called upon information at accounts.ou.edu when the need arises, Vice President of Student Affairs Clarke Stroud said in an email. While police officers are trained to deal with emergency situations, faculty and staff learned this past September how to react when confronted by an armed subject, Stroud said. OU’s Student Affairs showed faculty and staff how to react by means of a video, which broke the process into three parts. *  Run — If you can evacuate safely, do. Flee the scene even if others insist on staying. Encourage others to leave with you, but do not allow them to slow you down in your

attempt to flee the scene. Leave your belongings behind. Try to find a way to get out safely. Put your safety first. Once safely out, attempt to prevent others from going in and call 911. *    Hide — Act quickly and quietly. Try to secure your hiding place as best you can. Your hiding place should not restrict your options for movement, provide protection from the shooter’s line of fire and be out of the shooter’s view. Blockade the door with heavy objects. Turn out the lights. Don’t forget to lock doors, if necessary. Silence all ringers and vibrations on your phone. If you cannot secure a safe room or closet, try to hide behind large objects. Do your best to remain quiet and calm. *      Fight — This should be a last resort and only if your life is in danger. If you cannot either run or hide, fight. Attempt to incapacitate the shooter. Act with physical aggression. Improvise weapons. Disarm the shooter. Commit to taking the shooter down no matter what. The video ended by stating that knowing your surroundings and always having an exit plan is key, citing the fact that shooters usually act randomly and the events are unpredictable. In addition, students should register and update their information so the emergency communication system can reach them in the event of an emergency on campus, Stroud said. Shelby Guskin spguskin@gmail.com

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Okla. regents seek end to ‘quick credit’ online courses at Altus college

Inhofe: Thousands could face furloughs in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education want Western Oklahoma State College in Altus to end its offering of so-called “quick credit” online courses. A report from the regents issued Wednesday says there are concerns about a lack of academic oversight of the 10-day online courses. The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/WxOYAF ) that the report also found there is insufficient evidence that the courses are appropriate for college-level curriculum. The courses were first criticized last year by the Chronicle of Higher Education as dubious and said that college athletics programs were using the courses to keep athletes eligible. College officials deny the allegations. The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says more than 26,000 civilian workers at Oklahoma’s five military installations could face furloughs under potential defense budget cuts as part of President Barack Obama’s sequestration agreement with Congress. Inhofe said Wednesday the sequestration cuts would reduce the nation’s military “readiness and modernization” and have a devastating impact on local economies. Inhofe is currently the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and wrote a letter this week to committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin requesting an open hearing for defense officials to outline the impacts of sequestration. Oklahoma has five major military installations: Fort Sill Army Post near Lawton, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Altus Air Force Base, Vance Air Force Base in Enid, and the U.S. Army Ammunition Plant at McAlester. The Associated Press

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After last surgery, girl expected to make full recovery LONDON (AP) — A Pakistani girl whose defiance of the Taliban turned her into an international icon is headed toward recovery once she undergoes a final surgery to reconstruct her skull, doctors said Wednesday. D r. D a v e R o s s e r o f B i r m i n g h a m ’s Q u e e n Elizabeth Hospital said that 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai needs the operation to replace the bone shattered when a Taliban gunman, angered at her objection to the group’s restrictions on girls’ education, sent a bullet through her skull. Rosser said that Malala had made a “remarkable recovery.” “She’s very lively, she’s got a great sense of humor,” Rosser told journalists at the hospital. “She’s not naive at all about what happened to her and the situation she’s looking forward to in terms of being a high-profile person, and potentially a high-profile target. “She’s not naive to any of that, but she remains incredibly determined, incredibly cheerful and incredibly determined to speak for her cause.” That cause has turned Malala into a symbol for a girl’s right to an education. At t h e a g e o f 1 1 , s h e began writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s picturesque Swat Valley, which Taliban militants briefly overran. After the military ousted them in 2009, she began publicly speaking out about the need for girls’ education.

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WORLD NEWS BRIEFS 1. VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Austrian charity plans to move into Hitler’s childhood house An Austrian charity that helps immigrants reportedly plans to set up an office in the house where Adolf Hitler was born. The villa in the Upper Austrian town of Braunau has been empty for more than a year since a workshop for the mentally disabled moved out. The charity’s head said renting the house to an agency like his would send a “great signal.”

2. MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Pussy Riot cathedral protest video banned for ‘extremism’

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Top: Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, reads a book as she continues her recovery at the hospital.

Footage of feminist rockers Pussy Riot’s irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral last year has been banned in Russia and must be removed from the country’s Internet. Moscow City Court on Wednesday rejected band member Yekaterina Samutsevich’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling in November, meaning that its ban of the video now takes effect. Samutsevich said the decision amounted to censorship and vowed to fight on.

Right: Malala Yousufzai says goodbye as she is discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England to continue her rehabilitation at her family’s temporary home in the area on Jan. 4.

She appeared frequently in the media and was given one of the country’s highest civilian honors for her bravery. Malala was shot on Oct. 9 as she headed home from school. The Taliban said they targeted her because she promoted “Western thinking,” but the attempt to murder a teenage girl over her desire to go to school sent a wave of revulsion around the world. Amid a blaze of publicity over her plight, Malala was

flown to England for advanced medical care — and for her own protection. There was no indication Wednesday of whether or when she would return to Pakistan, although Rosser said it would likely be a year or 18 months before she has finished recuperating. “Anybody who’s required a lengthy intensive care stay or undergone significant neurological injuries, studies tell us people don’t report feeling as well as they

used to for 15 to 18 months,” he said. Asked whether Malala showed any signs of brain damage — such as memory loss or hormonal changes — Rosser said doctors had seen none. Barring any complications, he said the skull reconstruction should be Malala’s final surgery. “She’s certainly pleased with the thought that this will be the end of it,” Rosser said.

3. NAIROBI, KENYA

Kenya leader issues stern warning to int’l media as elections near Kenya’s government spokesman seemed to make a veiled threat against international journalists while announcing a tough stance on information deemed divisive surrounding nationwide elections March 4. Government spokesman Muthui Kariuki told the journalists: “We will set you on fire before you set us on fire.” He said the media and pollsters were the catalysts of violence that rocked Kenya following a disputed presidential vote five years ago. The Associated Press

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HISTORY

Germany marks 80 years since Hitler siezed control of the state Nazi history warns against citizen apathy, leader says BERLIN (AP) — On the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hi t l e r ’s r i s e t o p o w e r, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to always fight for their principles and not fall into the complacency that enabled the Nazi dictator to seize control. Speaking Wednesday at the opening of a new exhibit at the Topography of Terror memorial documenting Hitler’s election, Merkel noted that German academics and students at the time happily joined the Nazis only a few months later in burning bo oks deemed subversive. “The rise of the Nazis was made possible because the elite of German society worked with them, but also, above all else, because most in Germany at least tolerated this rise,” Merkel said. After winning about a third of the vote in G e r m a n y ’s 1 9 3 2 e l e c tion, Hitler convinced ailing President Paul von Hindenburg to appoint him chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933 — setting Germany on a course to war and genocide. “This path ended in Auschwitz,” said Andreas Nachama, the director of the Topography of Terror.

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A visitor wearing a kippah attends an event for the victims of the Nazi era at the German Bundestag parliament in Berlin, Germany on the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s rise Wednesday.

The Topography memorial is built around the ruins of buildings where the Gestapo secret police, the SS and the Reich Security Main Office ran Hitler’s police state from 1933 to 1945. A stretch of the Berlin Wall along the edge serves as a reminder of Germany’s second dictatorship under the Communists in the 20th century. Once chancellor, Hitler was able to use his position to consolidate absolute control over the country in the months to follow. About a month after being appointed chancellor, Hitler used the torching of the

Reichstag parliament building — blamed on a Dutch communist — to strengthen his grip on power. He suspended civil liberties and cracked down on opposition parties, paving the way for the police state. By midsummer 1933, he had declared the Nazi Party to be the only political party in Germany. He later named himself “Fuehrer” or “Leader” of the country. The fact that Hitler was able to destroy German democracy in only six months serves as a warning today of what can happen if the public is apathetic, Merkel said.

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Bahraini women chant anti-government slogans during a mourning procession for Qassim Habib, 8, in Manama, Bahrain, on Wednesday. Clashes between riot police and mourners erupted after the procession for the boy, who opposition groups say died from respiratory problems triggered by heavy tear gas.

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THUMBS UP: Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Tecumseh, withdrew his proposal for a bill that would end funding for the Oklahoma Arts Council amid protest from other lawmakers.

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OU has role in immigration Online dating doesn’t mean love Our View: OU should play

immigrants who have received an a significant role in national advanced degree from a university in immigration efforts. the U.S. New legislation, the Immigration The U.S. is on the verge Innovation Act, would exof adopting long overdue pand the number of STEM The Our View is the majority visas and allow adjustments broad immigration reforms. opinion of President Barack Obama outbased on the strength of the The Daily’s lined a detailed plan Tuesday economy. nine-member to provide a path to citizenThe goal of the STEM proeditorial board ship for the estimated 11 milgram is to keep skilled talent lion undocumented workers in the U.S. after graduation. living in the U.S. OU already has a significant interIn Obama’s plan, OU has a key role national focus. to play. International Faculty and Staff The plan would expand opportuni- Services already employs many atties for undocumented immigrants to torneys, advisers and specialists who earn citizenship by graduating from a handle a wide variety of issues surcollege or university. rounding the immigration status of OU should support efforts to offer faculty, scholars and staff, according degrees to undocumented immito the service’s website. grants as a path to citizenship. OU should expand its recruitPart of the package for increased ment and support of international citizenship opportunities includes faculty and students to include popassage of the DREAM Act and extential undergraduate DREAM Act pansion of the STEM program. participants. Both are targeted at immigrants enOU should also expand internarolled in colleges and universities. tional services to assist more internaThe DREAM Act is a proposed bill tional graduates in obtaining STEM that would allow undocumented im- visas. migrants the chance to gain citizenNational immigration efforts proship after graduating from college. vide the perfect opportunity for OU to The DREAM Act is not a new topic increase its international focus by acon campus, but its inclusion as part of tively recruiting and supporting imObama’s national immigration reform migrant students before, during and proposal solidifies the need for OU’s after their university career. involvement in the issue. Like the proposed DREAM Act, the STEM program offers 55,000 visas to Comment on this on OUDaily.com

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nline dating is “play games” or don’t look OPINION COLUMNIST risky and unanything like their pictures reliable. Sure, when they meet in person. you can read pages of In the past several someone’s bio and see months, Notre Dame linethe best-edited picture backer Manti Te’o played of them, but it’s difficult some games – football to genuinely get to know games – but he soon learned an individual without how users of online dating Alex Niblett interacting with him or websites “play games,” too. alexandra.g.niblett@ou.edu her outside the virtual On Sept. 12, Te’o claims bubble. to have received a call from Last week, I created an anonymous on- the brother of his virtual girlfriend, Lennay line dating account to see what the virtual Kekua, who said Kekua died from leukemia. dating world was like and to confirm my Almost three months after Kekua’s assumptions. “death,” Kekua called Te’o and said she was Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. not actually dead. At this point, Te’o put the have tried online dating, according to pieces together and came to realize that this statisticbrain.com. Women lie most whole thing was a hoax. about weight, physical build and age, On Jan. 23, Manti Te’o confirmed to Katie whereas men lie most about age, height Couric that he lied about his girlfriend after and income, according to the website. finding out it was a hoax. In another interInterestingly enough, a woman’s desirview with ESPN, Te’o said he originally fabability online peaks at age 21, according ricated his story to the media “so that peoto the website. No wonder college stuple wouldn’t think that [he] was some crazy dents are proponents of such websites. dude,” for falling in love with someone he With the account, I was suddenly in never actually met. this bizarre position of control. It was Te’o explained that after this series of too easy. I could have put up a picture of events, he regrets his fabrications and anyone, and many people would have concludes that his involvement in this believed it was me. online dating hoax has caused much My inbox accumulated messages from embarrassment. guys with various intentions and interLike the saying goes, don’t pick up the ests. How did they know I was telling the fork unless you’re willing to take the chance truth about myself? They didn’t. How of tasting something dissatisfying. do I know they were really who they said I’m not claiming that all people onthey were? I can’t. After messaging some line are untrustworthy. If you’re fine with OU students on the dating site, some exstrangers pretending they understand who plained they just use this site to meet new you are and you’re willing to put time into friends, while others found disappointsomething so sketchy, go for it. ment in their online dating experiences. If you’re looking for a serious relationUnderstandably, the students I mesship, though, leave the online stuff alone. saged want to remain anonymous, but You don’t want to be the next Te’o. they offered their thoughts and concluded online dating is pretty pointless. Some expressed the girls they met online either Alex Niblett is a journalism Junior.

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

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e all have heard require of her. If you reOPINION COLUMNIST about the ban quired eighty, she would that recently was have to do eighty. lifted allowing women to Trent says women serve in combat. might be a sexual distracThere have been countless tion for men in combat. arguments about whether This is ridiculous. this is a positive turn or if Both the men and it is the poison apple that women are there to do a Sarah Sullivan will bring down morale, job, not to entice one ankatsar313@netzero.net cohesion, efficiency and other. If a man is distracttradition. ed by a particular woman, What all of this discussion has made us that is his problem that he needs to get in forget is women already have been fighting check; it is not the woman’s problem. next to men in our military and have been Women participate in firefights; they doing it successfully. get shelled, man heavy machine guns on Women are capable of doing anything convoys and are ambushed right alongmen can do. side men, as they have been for a decade. Allowing women to serve in combat is What they are not doing is receiving a brilliant leap for equality. If she wants, a infantry, armor or frontline artillery woman can stand side by side with a man assignments. on the front lines. That means women have not been alThen I thought, “Wait. They already do lowed to participate in raids as part of a that.” normal operation or in seek-and-destroy The media attention from lifting this ban missions, but when a unit is ambushed has painted it as something that will alter unexpectedly, there is no choice but to the military forever. fight side-by-side. The reality is the lifted ban will not change Women will volunteer for these jobs, things as much as the media is leading peo- and it is highly unlikely a woman who is ple to believe. incapable of performing necessary duties However, the attention it has received has would do so. allowed the women who are in our military In a combat situato be judged morally and have their abilities tion, it comes down to disparaged. An article in The Daily Caller whether you trust the recently claimed women are not physically people fighting next capable of doing what men can do. to you to have your To that, I say there are some men who are back and whether not capable of doing what the average man they are competent can do. More importantly, some women are enough to make just as, if not more capable than their male decisions. Gender counterparts. does not, and If the military wants its women — and should not, probably some of its men — to be up to par matter in the with its standards, then the physical readifield. ness assessments should be altered. Increase what is expected of women so it Sarah Sullivan is equal to what you expect from men. is an English You cannot fault a woman for doing junior. only thirty push ups when that is what you

Practical barriers exist to women in combat When we talk about the extent to which service OPINION COLUMNIST women in combat, it’s immembers in infantry-type portant to distinguish realiunits are exposed to each ty from our initial emotional other. Sometimes the nearor culture-based reactions. est toilet is the nearest Gender roles are blurring wall that can support your for the better in most adweight. Sometimes a showvanced societies and we er by hand wipe is necessary certainly aren’t the first milwhen privacy is not an opTrent Cason itary to allow women into tion, and the hard-to-reach cason.trent@yahoo.com combat specialties. It’s been places need attention the pointed out time and again most. The concern is that that women in the U.S. military are already sexual tension will develop as will relationengaged in combat in our latest string of ships and sexual assaults or potentially unfront-less wars, and there is no arguing with wanted pregnancies may occur that would this well documented fact. damage the strength and cohesion of the But that’s not really what this new anunit. There is also the concern of sexual asnouncement from the Secretary of Defense sault on the part of an enemy, who would Leon Panetta is about. This isn’t about lelikely consider raping a captured American gitimizing what women are already doing invader a symbolic victory. through semantics. On the other hand, this This is a legitimate concern, in my opinis also not about just “throwing” random ion, and it is one the military is going to women into combat roles, as retired Lt. have to address as soon as women start Gen. Jerry Boykin has said on television graduating from combat-related specialty lately. This whole thing is about allowing training. women to apply for combat roles like the On the issue of sexual assault, keep in infantry and special forces. Please note the mind the women filling these roles had the key word here is apply. physical and mental strength to make it Women can now apply for the infanthrough the training. One would have bettry and special forces. That’s all that has ter luck raping a honey badger than an inchanged. As long as the intensity of fantry or special forces soldier regardless of the training and the required level sex, not that some won’t probably try. of proficiency is not altered or It’s all going to depend on the quality of changed, I’m all for it. the noncommissioned officers in every unit The soldier who makes it and the orders and attitudes they receive. through these schools is It’s also going to depend on the women who generally either a physical make it into these roles to be vigilant and specimen or tougher than a tough-minded. $2 steak. There’s no denyThis could be a smashing success or a ing there are females dismal failure. who fit these catAs long as nobody gets special treatment egories as well, in earning their place, then the sex of the and if they can soldier won’t in any way reflect the quality hack it, I say let of the soldier. I hope it works, but I won’t ‘em in. place any bets just yet. Beyond physical capability, there have been Trent Cason is literature and cultural studies senior. objections to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Maybe it seems like “A Haunted House� is a cheap knock-off of the “Scary Movie� series. After all, it almost parallels the goals of the successful horror spoofs. On the contrary, nothing written here will discourage comedy enthusiasts from enjoying an hour and a half of cheap laughs. Many fantastic works, films and otherwise, are derived, almost plagiarized, from successful ones before them, including the “Scary Movie� series, “Date Night� and a number of vampire-themed books. At first glance, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) seem like a perfect couple. They recently have moved in together and are beginning their lives as a serious couple. The audience soon learns that Malcolm is a wise man for allowing a live-in trial period before proposing to Kisha. As he and Kisha begin settling into their new living arrangement, strange things start happening. Malcolm is shocked to learn Kisha sold her soul to the devil for a pair of shoes when she was a little girl and has been possessed by a demon since

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members. The whole movie is filmed using Malcolm’s new high-definition camera. Apparently, he had purchased it just before Kisha moved in so he could record the memories he expected them to make. Arguably, the funniest scene is when Malcolm uses Kisha’s stuffed animals to show the audience the best way to make love to a woman. I felt like he was speaking directly to me when he said, “Get out your pen and pad,� because I was the only one in the audience with those objects. Be assured that I did not let those valuable instructions go to waste. This film not only provides laughs, but also a very useful instructional video — one that could prove useful both on and off campus. However, “A Haunted House� is not meant to be a

sex-ed class. After making it through the whole thing, I’m honestly not sure what the purpose of the movie is. There is a different main character, plot, theme or climax every five to ten minutes. It seemed like the story was about to take a completely different direction when an improvised security camera caught Rosa (Marlene Forte), the housekeeper, acting as a drug lord, murderer and possible prostitute. Once again, don’t take that the wrong way. The movie is hilarious and is sure to make any person with even the smallest sense of humor laugh uncontrollably.

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ey, you there in Life & Arts Columnist the free T-shirt. Yeah, you. You know you look like crap, right? I’ve seen you around campus, wearing your beat-up tennis shoes and mom pants. You blow off your appearance like it Buck Roberson doesn’t matter, but you’re buckroberson@ou.edu just lying to yourself. Appearances do matter, and I’ll let you in on why. People make snap judgments based on exterior characteristics, particularly clothing. If I ask you to point out the richest guy in a crowd of strangers, you’ll almost certainly point to the best-dressed guy, probably one in a suit. The smartest guy? Probably a man with glasses and a more academic outfit. We associate characteristics with appearances and just stick them on as we go. Sometimes they get altered, but rarely do they radically change. Do you want that cute girl you’ll meet tomorrow to think you’re a lazy slob? Then don’t dress like one! Okay, so let’s assume you’ve decided to change things up a bit. You’ve got your nice dress shirt on, a pair of slick Vans and that pair of jeans that actually make your butt look nice. You step out onto the South Oval feeling like you’re now the sexiest dude on the walk. You look good, and you know it. And guess what? That feeling doesn’t really go away. Dressing well is a sure way to put some confidence in that stride. As they say, “the clothes make the man,â€? and what a man! As you go through that first day of dressing well, you’ll most likely get a few compliments, and I can almost guarantee you they will be mostly from women. How do I know this? Women, as a general rule, care about how they look. They do their makeup and hair, and they try on a thousand things before deciding on what to wear with a single goal in mind: looking their best. And because they know how much effort it can sometimes take, they appreciate it when a guy actually puts forth the effort. Mind blowing, right? Well, this doesn’t only apply to women. Any guy who regularly tries to look nice appreciates seeing the same thing in other people, and that includes your professors, employers, etc. There aren’t many people who will hate on you for dressing well, but plenty will appreciate you for it. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and style it up, my friend! But don’t think you need to jump in a suit first. Just care about what you wear and start small. I bet that cute girl you’ll see tomorrow would totally approve of a polo and maybe a pair of khakis‌ Buck Roberson is a classical languages junior.

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“It’s my first time being involved in a festival … It takes it from being this little project you worked on yourself to this public context,” Everitt said. Everitt said that like many of the submitted films, hers was originally a project for one of Katrina G. Boyd’s courses. “It was easy to get lost in the process so that it didn’t feel like work anymore,” Everitt said. Even though it was a long process, the film Everitt submitted is her favorite piece of work yet, she said. “The hardest part of making it was deciding when it was done because I made like 20 versions of it, and I never felt fully done with it … I had to pick the best version and that was it.” Everitt said. “The hardest part of the application was opening yourself up to people to be judged.” Two other film and media studies seniors, Alex and Todd Greenlee, are twin brothers who had three different films accepted to the festival this year. “We started when we were 14, won some film festivals in between,” Alex Greenlee said. “We were the film kids in high school … everything was self-taught.” The Greenlee brothers have had films accepted for the past three years now, and they said they enjoy making films that allow

audience members to gain more understanding with each viewing. “It’s cool watching your movies on the big screen, but in environments like that, people are going to clap for everything so it’s hard to judge,” Alex Greenlee said. “I just like watching it with an audience and seeing how people react … We have to figure out which is an audience pleaser,” Todd Greenlee said. Though he and his brother are excited about the festival, Todd Greenlee said they would have liked to see more students at the “Bon Voyage” screening. “They’re a lot of film students and you’d think the students would be supportive … there was a good selection this year — this year was great,” Todd Greenlee said. “Every time I watch a movie, I just want to get better,” Alex Greenlee said. “We’ve gotten better since those past movies. It’s an opportunity to keep going.” The film department has much to look forward to, Schmidt said. After the ClermontFerrand festival ends, the department will be putting on a three-day Native American photo provided film festival that students can look forward to, Todd Greenlee, film and media studies senior, films Sean Colins for his and his brother’s original Schmidt said. Briana Hall briana_hall@ou.edu

short film, “Threading the Needle.” The brothers are sending three films to the Clermont-Ferrand festival this year. The festival will be held from Feb. 1-Feb. 9. This is the 35th annual Short Film Festival and Market.

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Experience some creepy, crawling bugs up close and personal at two of the newest exhibits at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History this Friday. A free opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. will be held featuring “Bugs … Outside the Box” by Lorenzo Possenti and “Beautiful Beasts: The Unseen Life of Oklahoma Spiders and Insects” by Thomas Shahan, said Jennifer Tregarthen, marketing and public relations specialist for Sam Noble Museum. The exhibits will showcase

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enlarged insect sculptures and detailed photographs of insects to help people learn about the world of bugs. The Sam Noble Museum hopes to eliminate the fear some people have of insects,

Tregarthen said. “I hope these exhibits show the beauty and diversity of some of the world’s insects and persuade people to see them as something special and beautiful and

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not just pests,” said Pamela McIntosh, development associate at the museum. To help people become more excited about bugs, the Bug Chicks — two insect scientists who want to change the way people think about insects — will attend the opening reception and provide entertainment related to the exhibits, Tregarthen said. Th e Bu g C h i ck s have worked with Possenti and have created their performance for the exhibit based directly on Possenti’s exhibit. They then will take many of the insects from both exhibits and find ways to explore what is interesting about them, Tregarthen said.

Shahan, now a recent OU graduate, was a Fine Arts student when his exhibit was selected. The majority of Shahan’s photographs of arthropods were taken in a 30-acre field to the south of the Sam Noble Museum. The Norman Arts Council ‘Art Project Grant’ is sponsoring Shahan’s exhibit, McIntosh said. “If people can see a face, then they can connect with arthropods in a way they have never before,” Shahan said. Selected in 2011, these two exhibits were chosen based on the size and price of each, along with how receptive the audience most likely would

be, Tregarthen said. “We just want people to explore the galleries and to learn something when they come,” Tregarthen said. The museum is anticipating about 600-900 people to attend, Tregarthen said. Free admission to the museum will continue through the weekend on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. Each exhibit opens Friday. The “Bugs … Outside the Box” exhibit is open through May 12, and the “Beautiful Beasts” exhibit is open through Sept. 8. Tess Thomson tthomson@ou.edu

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SPORTS

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Dillon Phillips, sports editor Jono Greco, assistant editor dailysports@ou.edu • phone: 405-325-3666 oudaily.com/sports • Twitter: @OUDailySports

The OU men’s basketball team defeated Baylor, 74-71, in Waco last night to move into second place in the Big 12.

women’s basketball

OU overcomes slow start, injury to beat TCU Ellenberg goes down, Campbell steps up in win Julia Nelson Sports Reporter

The Sooners have had to overcome a lot of obstacles this season, and tonight was no exception. But in a fashion that’s becoming typical for this team, the Sooners overcame them all to beat TCU 74-53. Early in the second half, the Sooners’ leading scorer — Aaryn Ellenberg — went down with a left leg injury, and did not return. Ellenberg’s injury did not appear to be serious, and she should return to play soon, coach Sherri Coale said. However, the Sooners didn’t give up. In fact, they did quite the opposite. OU went on a 17-1 run once Ellenberg came out. That’s not the only adversity the Sooners faced tonight, though. They came out of the gate slow and let TCU score 11 points before they could even put one on the board. “We just didn’t make any shots,” Coale said. “We settled; we shot quickly; we just rushed everything a little bit. “They came down and made big plays, and we look up, and we’re in a hole. But again, these guys didn’t panic.” It t o o k a p a i r o f f re e throws from sophomore guard Sharane Campbell with less than five minutes left in the first half to give

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Senior guard Jasmine Hartman looks for a shot against TCU Wednesday night at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners won, 74-53, despite trailing, 11-0, to start the game. Hartman played 27 minutes — 11 more than her season average — and had a team-high nine assists. OU is now 4-2 in conference play.

“They came down and made big plays, and we look up, and we’re in a hole. But again, these guys didn’t panic.” sherri coale, ou head coach

the Sooners the lead. But once they got it, they never let it go. Campbell, for her part, had a monster night. The sophomore guard finished with a game-high

23 points and added five rebounds, a block and a steal. PLAYER PROFILE She seemed to hit her Sharane stride once Ellenberg came Campbell out. She stepped her game up Year: and hit four 3-pointers in a Sophomore row to fill the scoring void Ellenberg had left. Position: “She sort of shocks herGuard self sometimes, I think, with Statistics: what she can do,” Coale Campbell led all scorers said. “The sky is the limit with 23 points. for (Sharane)… I was really glad about the way she her game once Ellenberg responded.” Senior forward Joanna became injured. “ We d i d g o o n a r u n McFarland also stepped up

Thursday, Jan. 31 Student Success Series: Rising from Fall Mistakes | 4-5 p.m. in room 245, Wagner Hall. Lecture by Casey Partridge, Graduate Office.

Friday, Feb. 1

Intermural Dodgeball | 5 p.m. in the Huston Huffman Center. The cost is $30 per team, but free if all participants on team live in OU Housing. Late entries are available during the event if space is available. FREE MOVIE “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” | 6, 9, and midnight at Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Brought to you by the Union Programming Board and Campus Activities Council. Public Opening Reception: Bugs Outside the Box | 6-8 p.m. in the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. The museum will feature exhibit tables with activities, crafts, information and more. Free admission. Soda Pop Shoppe and Trivia Night | 7-9 p.m. in the food court, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Come to the Union Programming Board’s Soda Pop Shoppe and Trivia Night and enjoy a FREE custom ice cream sundae bar, floats, candy bar, soft pretzels and corn dogs. You can also grab a group of friends and play in our team trivia night for more free stuff! Sign up your team at upb.ou.edu for FREE. Hurry, as space is limited. Presented by the Union Programming Board and in part by University Housing and Food Services. OU Hockey vs. Colorado State University | 7:30 p.m. at the Blazers Ice Centre, 8000 S. I-35, Oklahoma City, OK. OU Students, Faculty, and Staff get in FREE with valid OU ID. General admission is $5 and reserved seating is $10. Call the Blazers Ice Centre at (405) 631-3307 or see www.ouhockey.com for more information. Presented by Oklahoma Hockey.

right when she went out,” McFarland said. “I remember looking up at the clock and thinking ‘Wow, we have 17 minutes left and Aaryn is hurt?’ Then we just went off, and we didn’t even really notice that she wasn’t on the court.” Though she only finished with seven points, McFarland recorded 12 total rebounds making this her 10th time to have double-digit rebounds in the past 14 games. In all, every player stepped up her game in the

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second half. “It’s necessity. We need everybody to be on their A-game every night for us to do what we want to do,” McFarland said. “Everybody has to chip in and be completely committed.”

Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Saturday, Feb. 2 OU Women’s Tennis vs. Rice | 12 p.m. at Headington Family Tennis Center. FREE admission for all fans! FREE MOVIE “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” | 1 p.m. at Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union. Brought to you by the Union Programming Board and Campus Activities Council. OU Hockey vs. Iowa State University | 4 p.m. at the Blazers Ice Centre, 8000 S. I-35, Oklahoma City, OK. OU Students, Faculty, and Staff get in FREE with valid OU ID. General admission is $5 and reserved seating is $10. Skate with the Sooners after the game. Call the Blazers Ice Centre at (405) 631-3307 or see www. ouhockey.com for more information. Presented by Oklahoma Hockey. OU Men’s Basketball vs. Kansas State| 5 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center. For ticket information, visit soonersports.com. Sutton Artist Series - Stephanie Leon Shames, Piano | 8 p.m. in Pitman Recital Hall. For more information and tickets, contact the Fine Arts Box Office, (405) 325-4101

Sunday, Feb. 3

Valentine Party | 8-10 p.m. at Cate Main Social Lounge. Free food and drinks for the first 100 people in attendance. Guests are encouraged to wear Valentinethemed costumes, as long as it is appropriate. There will be a costume contest, Valentine card making, and a Valentine Poetry Reciting Contest. Free prizes will be given out to the winners.

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