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A nationally renowned critical thinker has been chosen to give the commencement speech in May during the graduation ceremony. Fareed Zakaria, a journalist, famed critical thinker and 2012 Peabody Award winner, was chosen to give the speech because of his role as a teacher,
according to a press release. Zakaria is the editor-at-large of TIME, a columnist for the Washington Post, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS (CNN’s flagship international affairs program) and the author of the international bestseller “The Post-American World” and New York Times bestseller “The Future of Freedom,” according to the press release. In recent years, Zakaria has visited the OU campus, and this year President Boren asked him to speak at the commencement, said university spokesman
Michael Nash in an email. “We are very excited to have such an internationally renowned political expert to address this year’s graduates,” said Nash, who stressed the importance of understanding international affairs and international relations in today’s world. The graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on May 10, in The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St, according to the press release.
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OU officials hope to bring new ideas and fresh creativity to the Pride of Oklahoma marching band with its new director, despite students’ attachment to an in-house candidate who was also considered for the position. The new Pride director was announced to the university in a press release on Thursday, Feb. 28. The final decision for a new director was long in coming, but after about four months of searching and inter viewing, Justin Stolarik from the University of Wisconsin was chosen. Students told The Daily they were surprised when they initially saw the announcement Stolarik had been chosen because t h e y e x p e c t e d D e b ra Traficante, the assistant director of the Pride, to take the place of the previous director, Brian Britt. “We all thought that Dr. Traficante would replace Mr. Britt,” said Kevin Jones, music education and bassoon performance sophomore and Pride member. “It was the only logical
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above: emma Newberry-Davis, women and gender studies senior, talks to a group of students at lGbTQ Date Night part of lGbTQ Health Week. lGbTQ has had other events throughout the week such as chalking nice sayings all over campus, a brown bag lunch stress lecture, and leaving notes for people to find all over campus. below: Kasey catlett, adult and higher education graduate student, plays a game of bop it at the lGbTQ Date Night Health Week held in adams center Tarman lounge.
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The ou Board of regents met Thursday and granted an ou student a posthumous degree after the student died in a traffic accident in late november. The regents granted a Bachelor of architecture degree to Hok-yin chan, who died nov. 21. “He was an extremely motivated and outstanding student, and I think that his degree is very deserving,” said Hans Butzer, division director for the college of architecture. The regents also ratified requests, awarding an Honorary doctor of Humane Letters to professors Tom Boyd, ralph Thompson, Jan marie crawford and susan Brackett. They also decided the spring 2013 commencement keynote speaker would be Fareed Zakaria, journalist and critical thinker, according to the agenda. all 31 items on the agenda passed, said Ben Hardcastle, director of communications for the regents. Atiba Williams, Campus Reporter
students can get a taste of colombian food, dance and, for the first time, fashion at an annual cultural night hosted by the colombian student association. The event, called colombian night 2013: Emerald of the americas, is the group’s 12th annual cultural night event and will begin saturday at 5 p.m. in oklahoma memorial union’s food court with dinner and desert of traditional colombian dishes, according to the event’s press release. after the dinner, guests will move to catlett music center’s sharp concert Hall at 8 p.m. for a cultural show featuring traditional colombian music and a display of modern colombian fashion, according to the press release. The cost of the event, including dinner and the show is $10 for ou students and $15 for all other guests. Tickets will be sold all week in oklahoma memorial union’s first floor near the book store from noon to 2 p.m. and at the door of the event, said Juan Galindo, petroleum engineering senior and president of the colombian student association. “This event is important because it brings people together and encourages interaction among people from different cultures and provides education of people from different backgrounds,” Galindo said. For the first time, colombian night will have a fashion show featuring designs inspired by colombian culture from an oklahoma designer, Galindo said. Morgan George, Campus Reporter
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L&A: The third annual nowruz Iranian music Festival will be held this weekend. (Page 6)
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In celebration of its centennial, the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication is holding a panel discussion on an issue currently affecting a large portion of the country. The college will hold a national drought panel in conjunction with the National Tornado Summit next Monday at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City and Tuesday in Gaylord Hall’s Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Auditorium.
Titled “Water: A National Crisis,” the panel will feature five guest panelists, including Harold Brooks, National Severe Storms Lab researcher and university professor, according to the college’s website. These guests will contribute their expertise and research about the severe drought affecting much of the central part of the country, journalism professor Mike Boettcher said. Boettcher said professors within the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication created the panel because they wanted to take the opportunity during sEE PANEL paGE 2
Today is the second day of the Center for Middle E a ste r n A rch i te c tu re and Culture’s two-day symposium. Keynote speaker Gisue Hariri from the architecture fir m Har ir i & Hariri Architects spoke Thursday, urging architecture and design students to be more versatile in order to increase their chances in the job
market. Gisue, the keynote speaker, and her sister, Mojgan, both graduates of Cornell, founded Hariri & Hariri Architecture, a New York based architecture firm. “From very early on, we were interested in visionaries with what is called ‘holistic approach,’” Hariri said.
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Sooners: learn time, stress management to achieve goals Students can learn how to manage stress and efficiently use time to achieve goals from an international wellness leader at 1:30 p.m. today in Sarkeys Energy Center, Room 1410. Erika Ramelli founded a company called Better Humans to teach stress management and happier living to corporations, athletes and students, Ramelli said. Her talk will explore the causes of stress and apply them to student life and the dynamics between teachers, students, parents and society. She plans to tell students how to best manage time to efficiently achieve goals, and give tips and tricks related to food for better brain functioning, Ramelli said. The event is especially geared toward international students, who have to deal with a lot of stress from
entering a completely new culture and environment, said Yoana Walschap, director of international outreach at OU’s Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. “There’s a lot of stress when your environment completely changes – you don’t have your friends, language, family, everything around you that you knew and was comfortable with is shaken up,” Ramelli said. However, this event will be helpful for all students, Walschap said. “It’s a stressful time anyway, they’re about to have their midterms, so they need a break and they need to listen to tips and techniques for how to handle this,” Walschap said. Arianna Pickard, Campus Editor
Positive letters written, distributed at OU for International Women’s Day A letter writing club at OU met Thursday to write love, encouragement and appreciation letters for women to place around campus today in celebration of International Women’s Day. OU Campus Cursive, a branch of the MoreLoveLetters.com movement, was founded with the purpose of spreading love and encouraging students through handwritten letters, said Madison Hake, international business junior. Hake, the founder and president of OU CampusCursive, said the letters can be about anything as long as they are positive and are not addressed to any particular individual. Hake said she keeps her letters simple, telling women she appreciates them for who they are and for being unique. “We support them even though we are all complete strangers,” Hake said. The letters will be distributed around campus in places like the women’s bathrooms to remind OU women how great they are, according to the event flier. About 30 to 45 people planned to attend the organization’s last letter writing party to write one or multiple letters to women from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Physical Sciences Center 212, Hake said. Ajinur Setiwaldi, Campus Reporter
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When Jessica Ruyle, electrical engineering professor, opened her first faculty email from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at OU, she was found it was addressed to gentlemen only. Within minutes, the sender received over a dozen replies noting there was a lady on the faculty now, and the single-gender greeting wasn’t appropriate. Now, those emails are addressed to “gentlemen and lady.” Ruyle is the only female in a faculty of 29, and that’s
typical for electrical engineering and a lot of technical fields, she said. “The year, I was looking for an academic job, I’m pretty sure I was the only female electrical engineer looking for a faculty position,” Ruyle said. Technology dominates our daily lives, but men tend to dominate the technical field.
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Jessica Ruyle, engineering professor, stands in front of her work Thursday in Devon Energy Hall.
Director: Three candidates were considered Continued from page 1 jump to make — we all love her and she is phenomenal at her job. I don’t think there was a single member of the pride who didn’t expect her to get the job.” Although Jones said he was shocked at the news, he looks forward to seeing where the Pride goes in the future. “Both Mr. Britt and Dr. Traficante are leaving big shoes to fill and the Pride will never be the same. But
panel: OU classes focus on drought Continued from page 1 the annual National Tornado Summit to draw attention to the nation’s ever-increasing water problems. “We want reporters around the country to tune in so we can provide them with the latest information about the drought expected to intensify as we get into the spring and summer,” Boettcher said. Students in the Advanced Multimedia News class and Advanced Broadcast News class within the college are currently focusing much of their classwork on the different issues posed by the drought, Boettcher said. Their stories will be posted on the Routes website, the college’s student magazine, Boettcher said.
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that’s OK,” Jones said. Music education senior and former Pride member Julia Sims also said students thought Traficante would be the most qualified because she has been so affiliated with OU and the Pride’s traditions. “She’s been here for six years — she got her doctorate in conducting here, and she’s currently one of the assistant directors,” Sims said. “So we found out that this guy got it, and we’re just kind of like – what’s happening? You know, what’s really going on here?” Many students are concerned about being able to continue the traditions of the Pride with a director who hasn’t had previous
affiliation with OU, Sims said. Boren said he thinks it would be wrong to view t h i s a s a t w o - way c o n test between Stolarik and Traficante because there was a third finalist who was also interviewed and very seriously considered. Three candidates were considered for the position: Stolarik, Traficante and a candidate from Michigan State University, said William Wakefield, director of OU Bands. While Boren understands students feel a connection with a person who they’ve already been acquainted with, it would be unfair to Stolarik to not give him the chance to earn the same
kind of loyalty, Boren said. T h e s e a r c h c o m m i ttee for the new director included OU President David Boren, OU Regent Max Weitzenhoffer, a representative from OU’s athletic department, Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Rich Taylor, OU School of Music director Larry Mallett, retired Pride of Oklahoma director Gene Thrailkill and Wakefield, Wakefield said. Students were also a part of the process.
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Ex porn star makes great sex ed. teacher Our View: OU needs an official sex education
“[Sex education] is important because sex is crucial for keeping our species perpetuated,” Sprinkle said in an email interview with The Daily. “It’s a very Sex. We all know it is a natural intimate act as well complex topic that changes from decade to decade, as a platform for many dirty jokes. But do we really year to year, century to century.” know as much as we should about it? While at the University of Illinois, Sprinkle said On Feb. 3, the University of Illinois welcomed for- she did a variety of things during her five-day semmer porn star Annie Sprinkle to one of its residence inar at the campus. halls for a week to educate students about sex. “Mostly I did lectures Though many people may recall about my life and my work her as an infamous porn star, today in an honest way,” Sprinkle The Our View said. “I simply shared who is the majority she has more than porn on her list of accomplishments. Sprinkle is an opinion of I was, what I believe and The Daily’s artist, sexologist, author, lecturer, what I have experienced in nine-member educator, a “pioneering” adult film my life as a sex worker, as editorial board director and performer, professional an artist, as a woman, as photographer and more. a student and teacher of Oklahoma may be a fairly conservative state, but sexuality.” that does not mean all college students are against Along with giving lecfornication. A sex education course offered to stutures at the university, dents would be beneficial and educational. Sprinkle was able to slide Realistically, if you haven’t had sex already, you in a presentation on “Ecolikely will at some point in your life unless you’re sexology,” as well as a free planning to become a nun or move to a deserted sidewalk sex clinic that gave island. Why not be properly educated and made students an opportunity to talk aware of the good and the danger that accompany it? to sexperts for any advice or knowlSprinkle has left a trail across the U.S. and around edge they were seeking. ART PROVIDED the world with her contributions to sex education. “Sex is a fascinating topic,” Sprinkle She has visited many colleges in the U.S., as well as said. “Why does anyone have a passion for archeolmuseums and institutions in many countries offerogy, or yoga, or makeup artistry, or anything? Sex is ing informative lectures, sex seminars and perfora valid topic. I find it particularly appealing because mative events. sex is very political and provocative, and it relates to Sprinkle has a strong passion for researching and everyone.” exploring sexuality. For the last 36 years of her life, This might be a touchy subject for some people, she really has taken a hands-on approach with her but the reality is that a significant amount of colwork, dedicating much of her time studying and ex- lege students are sexually active. The university can ploring the subject. Sprinkle believes sex education demonstrate its care and interest in students’ wellis important and supports the notion of having sex being by investing in a sex education program to education programs in colleges across the nation. educate students on their bodies, sexual intercourse, program.
diseases and even abstinence in a mature, educational atmosphere. Students have already tried to fill this need through the Sexperts program, which brings trained student experts to educate their fellow students. But as beneficial as this program is, it is not enough. A course offered through the university could help educate more students and provide them with more indepth knowledge. It would be a strong message from the university that sex education is important. Sprinkle believes sex education can play a pivotal role in helping students better understand their sexuality. “I think people have a very narrow idea about what sex is, how to do it and what is normal or abnormal,” Sprinkle said. “Everyone has a sexuality in one way or another and has to figure it all out, and what that means for them. There is a social norm, and most people don’t even fit that norm.” The program at the University of Illinois was funded with student fees. OU should establish a sex education program made available to those interested in paying for it. And OU should consider inviting Sprinkle for a sex education seminar — she has a good grasp of the concept and is qualified for the job. Who knows, maybe she can sprinkle some enlightenment on our campus. To learn more about Sprinkle and see where she’s headed next, visit her website at AnnieSprinkle.org.
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Average porn star stats reveal unattractive side to society
have an experiment OPINION COLUMNIST for you. Close your eyes and imagine the average porn star. Note gender, hair color and any other physical attributes. Do you think you have a clear picture of him or her? Chances are, your assumptions may Micah Wormley be wrong, and because they email@example.com are likely to be wrong, there is a value to be learned here. Jon Millward, a self-proclaimed ideas detective and writer, published to his blog a look at a study he conducted on porn stars and how they are perceived. Called “Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers,” the study involves analyses of biographical and occupational details gathered from the Internet Adult Film Database, a resource with the records of 120,000 films and 115,000 performers. While the statistics do not point to the perceived stereotype of an adult industry performer, they do disturbingly point to an image that is unhealthy for the collective consciousness. So, how would the average porn performer look? She’s average height at 5’5”, but 48 pounds under the national weight average for U.S. women, weighing in at only 117 pounds. Her measurements are 34B-24-34, which immediately breaks the assumption a porn star would have double D breasts. Though the average porn performer represents 70 percent of the market, her male counterpart makes up the other 30 percent of the market. He stands at 5’10” and weighs 167.5 lbs. The most common names in the industry and the names of this couple are Nikki Lee and David Lee. Because Nikki Lee makes up the vast majority of the market, she will be the assumed porn star unless otherwise noted. Another shocking detail comes from her hair. Nikki Lee would have brown hair, as 39 percent of porn stars are brunettes and only 32 percent are blonde. Nikki Lee would probably be Caucasian, the race of 70.5 percent of porn stars. Both she and David Lee are from California, and she started her adult film career at 22 years old, while David Lee did at 24. She will appear in 19 films and he will do 16 films. While Nikki Lee does not meet expectations when it comes to hair and breast size because she isn’t a blonde with a huge chest, we have to ask two things: How did we get this image in our heads of the idealized, objectified
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woman? And how does Nikki Lee reflect the social attitudes that go into an objectifying industry? Nikki Lee’s measurements reflect society’s pressures on body image more than the assumed image of a porn star. In her weight and bust we see the results of an image of beauty held in many other industries like advertising and modeling. These same driving forces lead to eating disorders and low self-image in our sisters, daughters and selves. Her hair and height are simply a true reflection of the society she is from as both lean to the average for U.S. citizens. One prominently disappointing conclusion comes from
her racial profile. Because Nikki Lee is the end result of a society’s collective fantasies, her lack of ethnic diversity shows how limited we are in imagination. She shows that in this outlet of safe deviation from the norm, the drive toward an unflinching conformity — one that does not see variety as an option — still exists. If there is no room in the porn industry for racial diversity, then there is no room for other kinds of diversity. That is a sad notion indeed. Micah Wormley is a professional writing junior.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Although your mateâ€™s point of view may be on the somber side, youâ€™ll see only the positive aspect of things. Try to help brighten his or her perspective as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Even if you feel you deserve far better, try to be grateful for what you get. Do your best to keep your expectations within reasonable bounds. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Guard against inclinations to speculate in unfamiliar areas. Itâ€™s never a good day to gamble on things about which you know little or nothing. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Although youâ€™ll have a great deal of compassion for others, you arenâ€™t likely
to know how to express it. At least youâ€™ll know why your behavior is eliciting a negative response. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Do not expect to get more labor out of co-workers than youâ€™re prepared to give yourself. If you want them to work hard, youâ€™ll need to do the same. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Be generous with those who need it, but be careful not to be manipulated by someone whoâ€™s asking for something that he or she doesnâ€™t deserve. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Putting forth maximum effort is admirable, but donâ€™t be so determined to achieve your objective that you end up doing everything the hard way. That would only slow you down. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Usually, youâ€™re fairly optimistic about most everything in life, but you could step out of character and be a defeatist. Donâ€™t start playing this unproductive role.
Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker March 8, 2013 ACROSS 1 Botanical intersection 5 Become troublesome 10 Ends bachelorhood 14 â€œOnce ___ a midnight dreary ...â€? 15 Tonsorial service 16 Fabled fast starter 17 Word with â€œmediaâ€? or â€œexodusâ€? 18 Less dangerous 19 â€œPut ___ writing!â€? 20 They include kids from other marriages 23 Champing at the bit 24 On edge 25 Groups of indigenous plants 28 Head covering 30 Gutter locale 31 â€œCity Slickersâ€? co-star Kirby 33 â€œ___ Blasâ€? (LeSage novel) 36 Make a bad situation worse 40 Common conjunction 41 Fairytale monsters 42 Cryptographerâ€™s A 43 ___-Penh, Cambodia (Var.) 44 Adoptable animals
46 â€œRolling in the Deepâ€? singer 49 Preside over, as a committee 51 Colorful opening course 57 Charles family pet, in film 58 Circle measurements 59 Poi, essentially 60 Sgts. and cpls. 61 Turn aside, as a gaze 62 Goodâ€™s opponent 63 Athletic shoe bottom 64 Rancorous, as a divorce 65 It gets you a hand DOWN 1 Ready for the dentistâ€™s drill 2 Lustrous gem 3 Bit of reality? 4 Captures, as a wild animal 5 Balancesheet pluses 6 â€œHangingâ€? problems in the 2000 election 7 Stretchy seaside sweet 8 Pigmented part of the eye 9 It can make waves 10 Frittered (away)
11 Eschew a restaurant 12 ___ up (quits talking) 13 Become aware of 21 Highly reliable evidence 22 â€œ___ itâ€? (thiefâ€™s admission) 25 Big cheese in Greece 26 Bad spot for dandelions to appear 27 Roman who recorded Greek mythology 28 Bewildered utterances 29 Atomic number of hydrogen 31 Abbr. in a real estate ad 32 1, 66 or 95, on GPS (Abbr.) 33 ___ monster (lizard) 34 Inconclusive
35 Sheep hangouts 37 ___ down (softened) 38 Teamwork obstacle 39 Told a story 43 Gratify 44 Mental health 45 â€œWhether ___ nobler ...â€? 46 â€œ___ home is his castleâ€? 47 â€™70s â€œfeverâ€? 48 Sing the praises of 49 Relinquishes 50 Bequest recipients 52 Lab measuring unit 53 Carry on wildly 54 Cleanse with soap and water 55 Opera solo 56 Kewpie, for one
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Problems of all sorts, even social ones, cannot be resolved if you deny their existence. Instead of burying them, put them under the sunshine where you can clearly deal with them. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Anybody who cannot help you attain your objective should not be involved in your endeavor. All their contributions and input might do is stymie your efforts even further.
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Vegas, baby, Vegas! The OU men’s golf team heads to Sin City this weekend for the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
Sooners host pair of double-headers OU focuses on speeding up play in weekend series
BY THE NUMBERS Keilani Ricketts
Opposing players’ batting average when facing Ricketts.
Joe Mussatto Sports Reporter
The No. 1 OU softball team will look to implement a faster pace of play in a pair of double-headers over the weekend at Marita Hynes Field. OU will host Northern C o l o r a d o a t 3 : 3 0 p. m . today before squaring off against Drake at 6 p.m. The Sooners then play both again on Saturday – Northern Colorado at 1:30 p.m. and Drake at 4 p.m. The Sooners (18-1) won three of four games last weekend, but coach Patty Gasso acknowledge her team wasn’t at its best. There is one thing she hopes to improve on this time around: speed. “We have to stay with who we are,” Gasso said. “We have to maintain our style and our speed of the game. I think we got caught up in a little bit of slowness last weekend.” The coach said her players were pressing too much. After a team meeting this week, the players were reminded simply to enjoy the game they play. “This week’s mindset is to
The number of batters Ricketts has struck out so far in 2012.
Ricketts’ record in 12 starts this season Source: SoonerSports.com
keep focus and to just have fun playing the game,” senior outfielder Brianna Turang said. “We need to relax our minds and go back to the moment we fell in love with the game.” “We all know that when we press, things don’t usually go our way,” sophomore infielder Lauren Chamberlain said. On paper, the Sooners will not have to “press” this weekend to earn wins. The top-ranked squad has played a schedule stacked with ranked opponents, but neither Northern Colorado (711-1) nor Drake (12-8) have impressive résumés. However, the team realizes
this is no reason to take any opponent lightly. Gasso acknowledged that being No. 1 places a target on you, but the team must focus on themselves and not the opponent. “Overall, I want to see a team with more energy and fire in them,” Gasso said. Ga ss o l i ke l y w i l l u t i lize her dominant one-two pitching punch of seniors Keilani Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne over the weekend. Ricketts once again has baffled batters this season, with stats to back it up – 9-0 / 0.80 ERA. The offense has not disappointed either. After winning Big 12 Freshman of the Year last season, Chamberlain has solidified herself as one of the country’s premier hitters. The sophomore is batting .462 this season with eight home runs. Following an intense defensive drill to end practice on Wednesday afternoon, the Sooners showed the signs of a team ready to be back on the field. “ We l ove t o w i n , a n d we’re not going to stop,” Chamberlain said. Joe Mussatto firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sophomore second baseman Georgia Casey hits a single up the middle in the third inning to load the bases. Casey is batting .320 with 13 RBIs and two home runs this season.
Unbeaten OU faces tough test
Baseball team’s record is misleading
OU faces pair of ranked teams
Cecily Tawney Sports Reporter
The No. 2 Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team will host its final two home meets of the season this weekend at Lloyd Noble Center when it takes on No. 16 Arizona today and North Carolina and No. 9 Stanford on Sunday. The Sooners (16-0) are coming off of a 197.275195.300 road win over Texas Women’s University on Friday with a sweep of event and all-around titles. Senior Brie Olson claimed two event titles and tied for first on floor with teammate Lara Albright, while junior Taylor Spears claimed first on beam, and sophomore Erica Brewer earned her second all-around title of the season. Although the Sooners added another win to their record, OU head coach K.J. Kindler felt it was less than their best. “Even though we had some really wonderful performances, the whole team was never on the same page,” Kindler said. Oklahoma hopes to pick up against the Wildcats on Friday and set the tone for a successful weekend. “Arizona has been much improved this year, and I think from watching their
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Sophomore Erica Brewer flies above the bar in Oklahoma’s home opener against Denver on Jan. 18. The No. 3 Sooners defeated the No. 11 Pioneers 197.325 – 195.850.
gymnastics that they have some very clean and exciting gymnastics,” Kindler said. While North Carolina should be an easy victory for Oklahoma, Stanford will present one of the toughest challenges for the Sooners so far this season because they are ranked in the top 10 nationally on three of the four events. “I think Stanford is phenomenal,” Kindler said. “I think they are definitely starting to peak right now, and you can see that they are a team to watch out for.”
The Sooners are expecting one of the greatest challenges of Sunday’s meet to be on beam. Although Oklahoma is No. 1 in the country on the apparatus, Stanford is not far behind at the No. 6 spot and has the capability to make high-scoring performances. “Beam can set us ahead of a lot of teams because we can potentially score so high on that event,“ Olson said. “If we can go out there and hit our beam, then we have a great chance.” Sunday’s meet against the Tar Heels and Cardinals
will be Senior Night for the Sooners as they honor three seniors: Olson, Kayla Nowak and Lauren Smith. “It’s not hard to get inspired for Senior Night,” Kindler said. “It’s traditionally the highest-scoring night of the team’s year, and I know the seniors are excited.” The two meets are set for 7 p.m. tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Cecily Tawney email@example.com
t’s amazing OU’s assistant sports editor No. 17 baseball team has lost only two games so far. Yes, the quality of most of the teams in the Sooners’ first 13 games was not too great. So, there are some given jono Greco wins on the schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org But some of these games have not provided the best-looking baseball that would lead to conventional victories. Usually you can just look at some basic stats to explain a team’s win-loss record — OU’s record stands at 11-2. For losses, two of the most telling stats are errors and runners left on base. The Sooners have committed 22 errors — 1.69 errors per game — and have stranded a small island of men on base — 111 runners, to be exact, have failed to cross home after reaching first. Their opponents have committed 30 errors — a saving grace for OU — and have stranded 95 runners on base. “We’ve just got to get guys in scoring position,” first baseman/designated hitter Matt Oberste said after the Sooners stranded 11 runners and committed one error in a loss against Pepperdine on Saturday. “We’ve got some great bats, but we’ve got to work on our fundamental bunting and everything.” These stats will not be sufficient enough to defeat truly quality opponents, like the ones OU will be facing this weekend.
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CBS’s new ‘Golden Boy’ offers cheap thrills, no substance
Concert to feature Iranian composers ‘Half Red, Half Yellow’ to showcase Persian music performed by students COLLIER MCKINNIS
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t looks like CBS’s new “Golden Boy” has only striking good looks to offer audiences. The new series “Golden Boy,” created and produced by Nicholas Wootton (“NYPD Blue” and “Chuck”), premiered Feb. 26 starring Theo James as Detective Walter William Clark Jr. James plays a young, pretty-boy rookie cop struggling as he climbs the bureaucratic ladder, eventually reaching his ultimate career goal against all odds. The story is told through a series of flash-forwards and flashbacks, focusing mostly on the past and how Clark becomes the youngest commissioner in New York Police Department history, seven years later. In the pilot episode, Clark takes a promotion to homicide detective after saving some civilians and his partner in a robbery shoot out — a standard cliché of many cop shows — not to mention just how underwhelming and cheesy this ordinary shootout scene was to witness. Supposedly, this scene was meant to establish Clark as a hero, but I wasn’t convinced. Now the talk of the town, Clark starts to receive media attention and praise for his valiant efforts in the force. Clark gets a little cocky, but his veteran colleagues in the homicide division don’t hesitate to rain on his parade. No one likes a show off at the office, so naturally, the other detectives neglect to take Clark seriously. Sound like a pretty good story? I suppose it is. However, the show’s biggest problem, like so many other worthless cop shows, is the awkward mix of distinguished, decent and just flat out dreadful actors. Considering Wootton’s
The new midseason drama “Golden Boy” premiered Feb. 26 on CBS. The series is about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop (Theo James) who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City.
AT A GLANCE ‘Golden Boy’
Starring: Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro and Bonnie Summerville Airs: 8 p.m. Fridays Network: CBS
excellent track record, it comes as a surprise that CBS producers haven’t gotten the hint that you can’t have a show with one really well known, fantastic actor to make up for all the other bad and ineffective acting. Chi McBride is obviously this show’s crutch. McBride’s acting career has mostly consisted of playing supporting characters, so casting him was a smart move. McBride never fails to give a good performance, even in his most
insignificant roles. In the show, McBride plays Don Owen, Clark’s new partner in the homicide division. Owen, being a veteran, has some wise lessons to share with his reluctant new partner. Clark doesn’t want advice from anyone because he thinks he already has set the bar for excellence. It seems like creators of the show were going for the same old, wise black man versus the young, hot headed white rookie as in David Fincher’s “Se7en,” just much less exciting and not as compelling. Ironically, Owen even makes a reference to that film with his line, “Who do I look like, Morgan Freeman?” The fact of the matter is, there isn’t enough happening in the show that distinguishes it from all the other failed cop shows. Despite some witty humor, nothing about this story is compelling enough to attract fans of TNT’s super successful cop show “Southland.” With James coming from “Downton Abbey,” one would expect a more interesting performance. Looks like young and ambitious isn’t a role meant to be played by James. The “Pilot” episode ends with some more clues about what to expect next in the
series. We know there eventually will be a shootout at the police station — probably the season finale to keep audiences tuned in. However, come next spring, we could all expect a new show with the same dull storyline. Erica Laub is a film and media studies and sociology junior.
The OU School of Music will hold its third-annual Nowruz Iranian Music Festival this week to celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring. The “Half Red, Half Yellow” concert will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in Catlett Music Center’s Sharp Concert Hall. The program also will be hosting a free music workshop at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Zoe Sherinian, producer of the Masala World Music Concert Series, helps produce the festival and select music pieces. The free workshop is designed to show interested people the instruments that many Middle Eastern societies use. “They’ll be demonstrating all of their instruments,” Sherinian said. “They’re just fantastic. It’s such a unique opportunity to see these particular instruments being played.” Musicians playing in the festival include: Navid Kandelousi playing the Kamancheh (spiked fiddle), Ali Asghar Nouri playing the Tar and Setar (lute style string instruments), Sina Dehghani Mohammadi playing the Tobak (goblet drum) and Daf (frame drum), and Bahram Osqueezadeh playing the Santur (hammer dulcimer), Sherinian said. “They are all very young, yet so highly talented in their music playing,” Sherinian said. The festival also will feature a wide arrangement of musical pieces from all over the world, according to the musical program. The “Half Yellow” portion of the concert features the following musical pieces: Nazanin (Dashti) by composer Morteza Neydavoud, Khosh-o mast (Shur) which is a piece learned orally in the Iranian culture, Nargese Bimar (AbuAta) believed to be composed by prince Hesam-o-saltaneh moraad in the Qajar period, and the final two pieces with unknown composers Nakon Ah-o Zari (Bayat-tork) and Ey vatan man (Abu-ata). Bahram Osqueezadeh, the director of the concert, SEE MORE ONLINE composed the majority Visit OUDaily.com of the music in the secfor the complete story ond half of “Half Red, Half Yellow,” according to the oudaily.com/news/ae event’s program.
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