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OU ‘greenest’ campus in Big 12 SGA president Ranked second in nation for use of green power MATT RAVIS

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OU used more green power than any other school in the Big 12 conference this year, covering about 85 percent of the school’s annual electricity costs through green power. Green power is electricity produced from “environmentally preferable

renewable resources,” including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and low-impact hydropower, according to the press release. OU used around 154 million kilowatt-hours of green power, which is 85 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage, according to the press release. That is the equivalent of avoiding carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 16,000 American homes annually. The Environmental Protection

Agency releases rankings that track the green power usage of each conference, according to the agency’s website. OU used the second most kilowatt-hours of green energy behind the University of Pennsylvania, which used a little over 200,000, according to the agency’s website. OU’s campus-wide effort to use more green energy and help the environment has made OU very proud, university spokesman Michael Nash said.

passes baton to new officers Winners of the campus elections were officially placed in their new positions EVAN BALDACCINI campus reporter


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The new student leaders for the upcoming semester officially were sworn into their positions following an inauguration ceremony on Monday. The ceremony marked the beginning of the careers for the new Student Government Association positions, which were voted upon in campus elections in early April. The positions sworn in included the following: • Student Government Association president and vice president • Campus Activities Council chair • Student Bar Association president • Housing Center Student Association president • Graduate Student Senate chair • Undergraduate Student Congress chair During the ceremony, the 2012-2013 SGA President Joe Sangirardi passed the baton over to the 2013-2014 SGA President Ernest Ezeugo, as a symbol of him passing on the responsibilities of SGA president. “I’m excited to see the wonderful things they’re going to do,” letters senior Sangirardi said. “Coming to the end of this year, it’s been such a wonderful year. I have no regrets. I’m just excited for the future.” Rainey Sewell, the 2012-2013 SGA vice president was not in attendance. Her position was passed off to the 2013-2014 SGA vice president, Madeline Grunewald. The president and vice president are excited to get their cabinet in place and hit the ground running, both Ezeugo and Grunewald said. “We have dreams to unite the student body, in projects see SGA PaGe 2


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University College freshman Devin Waddey (left), environmental sustainability senior Madeline Dillner (middle), and biochemistry sophomore Josh Ou (right), plant a tree near the gazebo by Couch Center on Monday in lieu of SGA’s Plant a Tree for Earth Day.

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Sociologist presents her research on immigrants

Students gathered Monday to see how their political science careers could pan out during an event sponsored by the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. The event was held to show students young, successful political professionals that remember what it’s like to be in college, senior vice provost Kyle Harper said. The speakers at the event were Jeff Peters, field representative for a current member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives; Ashley Kehl, director of communications for Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb; Chad Maisel, who works in the office of cabinet affairs for the White House and Kiran Bhatragju, legislative aide for the U.S. House of Representatives. Each of the speakers had some sort of campaign background. “My neighbor down the street was running for state senate, and I needed an internship.” Kehl said. “I helped out on his campaign and realized I think I could like doing this.” The speakers gave a realistic view of the work done in the political world.

SDS failed to meet application deadline BENNETT HALL campus reporter

OU’s Student Government Association has denied Students for a Democratic Society office space for next year because the organization’s application was late. SGA’s executive branch passed legislation earlier this month allocating office space to student organizations for the 2013-2014 school year, and Students for a Democratic Society was the only organization denied space. The society traditionally has been approved by SGA to hold office space in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Conoco Student Leadership Wing, but it has been denied space for the upcoming fall and spring semesters because its members submitted a late application, former SGA President Joe Sangirardi said. The decision to deny renewal of the society’s office space was made before allegations arose in recent weeks regarding the organization’s illicit use of the office space involving a homeless person sleeping and drinking

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alcohol on the property, according to The Daily’s archives. Even if the organization had not been found to be misusing the space, the society was not sufficiently active in the past year, and this is always an important factor in deciding which organizations to allot space to, Sangirardi said. All the other 19 applications for Conoco Wing office space were approved for the upcoming year, he said. “The Interfraternity Council, Campus Activities Council, Black Student Association, Big Event and

Panhellenic Council and others prove every year that they really need the space, so we give it to them,” he said. Campus organizations occupy these spaces for free and use them to hold meetings and have a central location to easily network with one another and other departments on campus, Sangirardi said. There also is a separate area in the basement of the Union below the food court where student organizations can apply for storage space for supplies and materials, he said.

Mo s t u n d o c u m e nt e d children don’t understand their undocumented status and equate it with negativity based on their parents’ attitudes and its portrayal in media, said a sociologist in a conference Monday. During the 2013 Immigration in the Heartland Conference, sociologist Joanna Dreby presented her research on the lives of immigrant children based on the JOAnnA t h re e ye a r s she spent DrEBY following Mexican immigrant families in rural Ohio and urban New Jersey and comparing the two experiences. “Undocumented children have major fears of police,” see CHILDREN PaGe 2

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Earth Day success must be repeated all year long. Opinion: students can do many things everyday to help themselves and the environment effort. (Page 3)

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Today around campus A lunch discussion with filmmaker Luis Argueta, director of “El Silencio de Neto” and “abUSed: The Postville Raid,” will take place at noon at the IT Event Space. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to jeff-swanson@

Wednesday, April 24 A meeting of the Pre-Dental Club will take place at 6 p.m. in Dale Hall, room 125. A play titled “Eclipsed” by Irish playwright Patricia Burke-Brogan and directed by Helmerich School of Drama senior Chris Hartman will take place at 8 p.m. at the Old Science Hall in the Gilson Studio Theatre.

Thursday, April 25 Women’s tennis Big 12 Championships will take place all day at Headington Family Tennis Center.

Friday, April 26 Women’s tennis Big 12 Championships will take place all day at Headington Family Tennis Center. Men’s tennis Big 12 Championships will take place all day at Headington Family Tennis Center. A baseball game against Texas Tech will take place at 6:30 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park. A softball game against Iowa State will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Softball Complex & Marita Hynes Field. A musical titled “On the Town” presented by University Theatre and the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre will take place at 8 p.m. April 26, 27 and May 2 through May 4 and at 3 p.m. April 28 and May 5 at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $30 for adults; $25 for senior adults, OU faculty and staff, and military; $15 for students with ID. Purchase tickets by phone or in person at the Fine Arts box office (405) 325-4101.

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that will benefit the state, community and university,” political science sophomore Grunewald said. The ceremony helped show Ezuego the results of the election were real, he said. “As I was about to start speaking, it really hit me pretty hard, and I almost started crying. I cannot be more thankful for all of my friends, and all of the people who have helped me throughout,” political science junior Ezeugo said. Sam Kiehl, the newly initiated CAC chair, was left with a great foundation and wanted to develop the previous success of the group, he said. “Right now, we’re trying to build on top of that and do a lot of cool things,” said Kiehl, social studies education senior. Kiehl wants to revamp the seminar series, publicize applications more and reach out to more organizations on campus to help or share knowledge, he said. The Registered Student Organization Awards of Excellence were given out after the inaugural ceremoMichelle Nehrenz/The Daily ny, once the newest officers Ernest Ezeugo (left) and Madeline Grunewald (right) are sworn into office at the Student Goverment were sworn in. Association Inauguration Ceremony on Monday afternoon. Ezeugo has been elected SGA president and Grunewald as vice president.

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Doctoral candidate to lead workshop on equality, justice

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The Center for Social Justice and Sooner Parents are holding a workshop at noon today in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Sooner Room. The workshop will be about how to integrate strategies like knowing the inherent injustice incorporated into getting a job, may it be through skin color or gender, said Mallory Gladstein, program coordinator for the Center for Social Justice. “Realistically, not everyone is going to be in a job in social justice or jobs historically centered around social justice but there are ways to implement social justice into any job and this is going to give some strategy about how to do this,” Gladstein said. Erin Simpson, the center coordinator for Walker Center and adult and higher education doctoral candidate, will lead the workshop. Her research centers on equality, access and social justice topics, Gladstein said. Free pizza will be provided. Morgan George Campus Reporter

“It was the gold standard of anti-immigration at a time when Oklahoma had the strongest law in the nation against undocumented immigrants,” he said. “It made them scared Dreby said. She then provided a quote from a moth- of being a part of our community … However, er with undocumented children she met in that’s changing, and the law isn’t the strongest around today.” New Jersey. According to Dreby’s research, only 27 of “They know about their legal status and sometimes when I see a patrol car, I say ‘po- 110 children interviewed across the sites said lice in sight,’ and they know that they have they were proud of their immigrant heritage. to sit up straight … then they see that it has However, children in New Jersey felt the need gone by and the danger is gone, then they to hide their ethnicity and protect their legal reputation more than children in Ohio. relax,” Dreby said, quoting the mother. “Illegality matters to children in Ohio, but Dreby also described a fear of family separation children from both sites feel, as well it doesn’t come up in their daily lives,” Dreby said. “This idea of deporas the media’s influence on how the children view “They don’t learn their tation scared them, but it didn’t affect them as memtheir own legal status and perceptions from bers of their local communihow the police will treat them. their own experiences ties. Race and ethnicity were more important while fears “They don’t learn their — they learn this of deportation were limited perceptions from their from what they see to their individual families.” own experiences — they Warren Vieth, professor of learn this from what and hear on TV.” journalism at OU, senior felthey see and hear on TV,” low of the Institute for Justice Dreby said. Joanna Dreby, sociologist and Journalism and direcThrough this process, tor of Immigration in the undocumented children Heartland, said the program begin equating immigrawas started four years ago because the new tion with illegality, she said. “Most of the children that I interviewed phase of immigration is shifting from comdidn’t really understand what an immi- mon places like California, Arizona and Texas grant is,” Dreby said. “Being an immigrant into our neighborhoods — in Oklahoma. “The population of Hispanic immigrants, had this type of stigma and negative conmostly Mexican, rose from 1 percent to 10 notation to it.” Jarrel Wade, enterprise team report- percent recently,” he said. “This growing er for the Tulsa World and fellow of the phenomenon will transform our state, as it Institute for Justice and Journalism, said already has some places.” Vieth said the focus is particularly on famthe Oklahoma House Bill 1804 of 2007 was a brief point of conversation at the confer- ilies and children this year in efforts to help smooth out the cultural assimilation process. ence on Monday.

Panel: Students must not be discouraged by situation, professor says Continued from page 1 “It’s not glamorous. This isn’t The West Wing. You’re making phone calls, you’re knocking on doors in miserable hundred degree weather, you’re walking in parades, you’re putting signs up all over the state.” Peters said. “It seems like menial

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Ezeugo, Grunewald should uphold campaign promises Our view: SGA officials are responsible to students

students toward higher education funding reform. after election victory. SGA voter registration efforts already have gone far in getting students involved in politics but, in With the elections over, and the inauguraorder to be heard, students need to move from tion Monday, Student Government Association passive voters to active advocates. By the end of president and vice president Ernest Ezeugo and the first semester, Ezeugo and Grunewald should Madeline Grunewald should be held up to the be spearheading a campus organization or SGA high standard set by their campaign. The votes of committee to organize students to make calls, write thousands of students demonstrated support for letters and attend meetings to advocate for higher Ezeugo and Grunewald’s platform centered on education. higher education funding and SGA inclusiveness. As the next SGA president, Ezeugo can represent All of us should expect big things from Ezeugo the voice of students at President David Boren’s and Grunewald during the next two semesopen forum on the OU budget usually held ters. Involving students will be the key to in May. Ezeugo also can attend each State The Our View their success. is the majority Regents for Higher Education meeting to opinion of Students also should hold Ezeugo and discuss students’ financial difficulties. he The Daily’s Grunewald accountable. When The Daily must be the voice of students at OU and in nine-member endorsed them, we also committed to state government. editorial board tracking their progress next semester on Higher education funding is not the only several key issues and campaign promises. way Ezeugo and Grunewald can engage Ezeugo and Grunewald ran as champions of students. In their campaign, they spoke about imhigher education funding reform. We expect them proving the website to advertise SGA meetings to use the summer break to establish specific plans and holding a “South Oval Office” to hear the confor mobilizing students to lobby for increases in cerns of students. These are two efforts Ezeugo state funding and decreases in student fees. and Grunewald should have accomplished before Ezeugo and Grunewald’s campaign promise to the end of September. SGA must actively advertise educate students about where their money goes is meetings to students. It is not enough to assume the first step in this process. When students return only interested students will get involved in SGA in August, SGA should hold scheduled seminars meetings. Students can get motivated about SGA and speeches concerning education funding. OU events if Ezeugo and Grunewald reach out and achas many experts in this area who could speak on tively asks students to attend. We encourage SGA to a panel or assist in answering student questions record their meetings and post the videos online in about education funding. SGA should set up an this effort. email account students could submit questions to By the end of the first semester, it should be clear or regular town hall meetings to answer student to every student on campus where and when SGA concerns about where their money goes and where meetings are and why they should be attending it comes from. them. Ezeugo and Grunewald have a tall order of SGA should also prepare a financial pamphlet campaign promises to live up to. If they start workover the summer to educate incoming freshmen ing now and establish plans over the summer to about student fees, loans and where the university implement immediately when the fall semester bereceives funding from. gins, we have no doubt they can achieve significant After education, students can be mobilized to progress. enact change. OU’s over 20,000 undergraduate students represent a huge voting block. Ezeugo Comment on this on and Grunewald must find a way to mobilize these


Earth Day is a success, but sustainability should become year-round undertaking


arth Day provides is the caring aspect of progress, and the Earth Day Fair opinion columnist the perfect oppordemonstrated supremely that the Norman communitunity for passionty cares.As Earth Day comes to an end every year, most ate, like-minded individuals passionate naturalists ask themselves the same question, to interact in simple ways or “Why can’t every day be Earth Day?” admire the efforts of others For those who attended the Earth Day Fair and experiin their community. enced the promising energy, reflect on what was seen and Organizations from nontry to incorporate the easiest steps into your lives first; but profits to state agencies eathe first step is always taking one. Andrew Sartain gerly awaited the plethora If you went about your normal routine on Earth Day, of different people strolling hopefully the place you inhabit crossed your mind at least throughout the day. once. You don’t have to be a tree hugger to Reusable “Green Norman” bags checkunderstand that the environment is pivotal ered Reaves Park while kids ran energetically BY THE NUMBERS to life. You don’t even have to sacrifice parts to pet puppies, check out the foldable solar of your life to protect the planet — you just Earth Day panel and grab small giveaways. Parents and have to better understand the situation. couples showed excitement over the interOr take the cynical route. If need be, turn Earth Day was esting information at hand while kids lit up off electricity in peak hours to reduce your first held through the at the sight of wondrous, new technologies energy bills for the extra money, not carbon efforts of Sen. Gaylord and fun mini games. emissions. Eat healthy to live longer rather Nelson, D-Wis. But the Earth Day Fair provides far more than to stop large food corporations. than just excitement and education for famDo what is best for you because that action Energy ilies, it offers a prime opportunity for groups is also what is best for the environment. It’s saved by to network and find ways to work together. impossible to have economy without ecolorecycling an aluminum At the Earth Rebirth table, it seemed evgy. Kudos to the Norman Earth Day Fair for can instead of making erywhere we turned and everyone we talka well executed event and for providing such a new one. ed to was eager to point in the direction of great entertainment and opportunities for so Percentage a promising resource or similar interest many people. of group. People of all ages took the time to go Make sure you strive everyday to live Americans who bike table-by-table and listen, ask questions and smarter, not just cleaner. It is not just a matto work find out about the groups that are working so ter of bettering the world; better yourself. hard to do what they do. It is an optimistic feeling to see so many Andrew Sartain is an interdisciplinary perspectives on the people interested and talking about what they can do to environment & nonprofit management senior, founder and make the world and their lives better. president of Earth Rebirth. A fundamental part of the environmental movement




Letter to the editor

Campus parking is unsatisfactory This letter is regarding the unavailability of sufficient parking spots in the University of Oklahoma. While OU depicts its parking system as satisfactory and convenient, the students who make use of this system seem to think otherwise. As a student of the university and also a car owner, I have been able to experience the full effect of the university’s parking system. I have used this system for two whole years and can confidently say it is insufficient. Every day, a student uses an average of 10 minutes trying to find a parking spot. Finding a parking spot remotely close to your class is already a hassle. Even when a spot is found, it might not be one you are permitted to use, though you may have a parking permit. Considering the amount parking tickets cost, the parking system should be more convenient. Instead of making student parking more convenient by increasing parking spots, the university invests more in giving parking tickets. However, these tickets are not just given to students without the parking permit but also to those with permits. The university gave out almost 52,000 tickets last year. A good amount of those tickets were given to students with permits who just parked at spots not covered by their permits. Where should a student with, for instance, a north oval permit, park when there are no spots available at the north oval? Therefore, the University of Oklahoma should spend more on creating a better parking system than it should on giving parking tickets. Joshua Ditep is a petroleum engineering sophomore.


Guantanamo Bay riots highlight need for prisoner release


Opinion columnist uantanamo Bay. Do you remember how President Barack Obama promised to close this nightmare of a prison in 2008? Well, guess what, it’s still open and now inmates are protesting. Jeff Black Guantanamo needs to be shut down for good, some prisoners need to be released and others need to be transferred to maximum-security prisons in our own country. Prisoners began another round of hunger strikes last week in protest of their captivity. Close to 100 out of the 166 detainees have been given the OK for release, but remain imprisoned in a foreign land thousands of miles from their homes. Eighty-four prisoners have joined the hunger strike that started in February. Hunger strikes are a regular event at Guantanamo Bay, but this protest is one of the longest. The protest has gone on so long the health of at least 16 of the prisoners is threatened. Prison officials have required force-feeding by a tube. Detainees are being force-fed so they can continue to be imprisoned for what might be the rest of their lives. Tension surrounding the protests is mounting. April 13 the protests turned ugly when violence erupted during a raid. Prisoners fought back. They wielded makeshift weapons made of broomsticks and mop handles. Prison guards responded by firing rubber bullets at the rioters. What were officials at Guantanamo expecting? There are men at Guantanamo who have never been brought up on charges and never had a trial. It’s not surprising prisoners resorted to violence — they are being indefinitely detained even though they are innocent, or have never seen the inside of a courtroom. Many prisoners have been at the Guantanamo facility since 2002. The U.S. holding people on no basis is shameful. We have to release the detainees that have been deemed innocent. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but they have rights. Obama is taking action on important issues that relate to our country, but he has slipped on his promise of closing down Guantanamo. Obama needs to follow through on his promise to close Guantanamo Bay — we haven’t forgotten, Mr. President. Innocent detainees need to be released, taken back to their families and compensated generously for their wrongful imprisonment. Guilty detainees need to be moved to maximum security prisons within the U.S. Jeff Black is a broadcasting junior.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If you feel impelled to do something for another, do it out of the goodness of your heart and not because you’re angling for a reward. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -Watch out, because there’s a strong possibility you might spend funds that will be needed in the future. Opting for instant gratification could be your downfall. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be mindful of whom you talk to when socializing. Don’t squander all your attention on a hot shot who doesn’t give a hoot about you or anyone else. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Don’t get into a situation similar to one that has caused you all kinds of problems in the past. Remember the hard lessons you’ve learned. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Just because you know the other party well is no reason to ignore the details in a joint agreement. Leave no reason for problems to develop down the line. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your associates will not be manipulated if they don’t like the way you want to handle a project. Listen to and implement their ideas.

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to a printer 49 Big desert in Asia 51 Nightingale or Barton, e.g. 53 Hauling done by a wrecker 55 Word on an oven dial 56 17th letter of the Greek alphabet 59 It may be read after church 62 “A Death in the Family� author James 63 Kunis of “Oz the Great and Powerful� 64 Philip Nolan’s fate 65 Cincy team 66 Kill, as a dragon 67 Furnishes, as support DOWN 1 Karaoke bar equipment, for short 2 Common lotion ingredient 3 Range residence 4 St. crossers, in Manhattan 5 Allow aboard 6 Slower than andante 7 AA member’s club? 8 “___ you with me?� 9 Tempo 10 Encouraging aspect 11 Steppe antelope 12 Attack en masse,

as a castle 13 Russo of “In the Line of Fire� 18 Patron saint of Norway 19 Early 20th century poetry movement 24 “Ripley’s Believe ___ not!� 26 Autumn pear 27 Singing voice 29 Common church or arena instrument 30 “This is Spinal ___� (1984) 31 Singer DiFranco 33 Lasting power 35 Small machinery securer 36 Away from 12-Down

37 “Wanna hear a secret?� 39 “Real� ending 40 Prefix meaning “new� 41 Casually throw 45 Waits patiently for 46 From one viewpoint 47 Razor-billed birds 49 Overcharge, big time 50 Had title to 52 Beat back 53 Old Russian leader 54 P.E. places 55 Composer Bartok 57 Detained at the precinct 58 Lode loads 60 Not a whit 61 Apt rhyme for lumberjacks



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Dillon Phillips, sports editor Jono Greco, assistant editor • phone: 405-325-3666 • Twitter: @OUDailySports



Sooners head to Denton to face UNT OU, North Texas finally square off after cancellation

Arkansas game canceled because of poor weather The No. 11 Oklahoma baseball team’s game against the No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks has been canceled because of pending rain in the Fayetteville, Ark., area. According to weather. com, rain is supposed to start tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. No makeup replacement game has been announced. The Sooners (31-10, 8-4 Big 12) return to action against Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Joe Mussatto Sports Reporter

Tonight will be the last time the No. 1 OU softball team faces a non-conference opponent until the p o s t s e a s o n , a s i t t a ke s on North Texas at 4 p.m. at L ovelace Stadium in Denton, Texas. The Sooners (39-3) are coming off a series victory over No. 7 Texas, and tonight’s contest will be a tune-up for another Big 12 series beginning Friday at Marita Hynes Field versus Iowa State. Coach Patty Gasso has mentioned the importance of midweek games to avoid long layoffs in the conference schedule. “[The players] are pretty mature in the way of knowing that we need to get better,” Gasso said. “Anytime you play someone in another uniform, it has a different meaning.” Hosting the top-ranked team in the nation will be a trying task for North Texas, but the squad is no stranger to facing the Big 12’s best. T h e Me a n G re e n h a s faced No. 7 Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor and Oklahoma State so far this season. They even notched two victories against those teams, and the Sooners are not taking North Texas lightly. “We know that anyone can beat anyone on any given day,” sophomore infielder Lauren Chamberlain said. “We know if we take a


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women’s basketball

Oklahoma receives Texas A&M transfer astrud rEed/the daily

Sophomore infielder Georgia Casey makes a throw to first against Nebraksa during OU’s 10-3 win against the Cornhuskers on March 2 at Marita Hynes Field.

play off and we aren’t on our game that our schedule is tough, and anyone can jump on an opportunity when they see it.” Maintaining the same level of focus and intensity the Sooners displayed against No. 7 Texas will not be as easy against the Mean Green. North Texas sits in 83rd place in the RPI Ratings. But the Sooners know they need to maintain their sharpness against any opposition.

“What we’re bringing to the table right now isn’t the best we’ve got. We’re just looking for that next game.” Lauren chamberlain, sophomore infielder

“We’re expecting their pitchers to bring it, and we’re expecting their team to bring it,” senior oufielder Brianna Turang said. “I

know they’ve been doing really well lately, so we’re just going to have to come out and fight.” Gasso is looking for hardfought at bats above anything, she said. Working the count and staying patient is something the Sooners have been able to do all season. With the final non-conference game this evening, the Sooners wrap up an out-of-league schedule that the team dropped just two

games. The level of focus has not faltered all season, and the players have made it clear they aren’t content. “What we’re bringing to the table right now isn’t the best we’ve got,” Chamberlain said. “We’re just looking for that next game.” Joe Mussatto

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma women’s basketball team has added a transfer from Texas A&M. OU coach Sherri Coale said Monday that freshman guard Peyton Little will transfer to OU for the fall semester. Little will sit out next season and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Little played in all 35 games for Texas A&M last season. She averaged 4.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Associated Press


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• Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Emma Hamblen, life & arts editor Megan Deaton, assistant editor • phone: 405-325-3666 • Twitter: @OUDailyArts

New album reveals posh sound LIFE & ARTS COLUMNIST

AT A GLANCE ‘Bankrupt!’

Graham Dudley


rench alt-rocker band Phoenix has been blazing its own trail for over a decade, gradually working its way into the American music consciousness with singles “If I Ever Feel Better” and “Consolation Prizes,” and finally its accessible album, 2009’s “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.” The Grammy award-winning “Wolfgang Amadeus” represented the pinnacle of Phoenix’s journey to the forefront of the global pop-rock scene, and there was much speculation as to how they would follow up such an influential work. They’ve answered that question today, unequivocally, with “Bankrupt!” Phoenix, like many of its contemporaries, has gone in an entirely new direction in the making of its fifth full-length album, trying not to outdo its definitive record but instead to redefine its sound. What results is an evocative synth-filled journey that evokes sounds as diverse as Vampire Weekend, David Bowie, and Swedish pop group a-ha. Phoenix begins “Bankrupt!” with a song named after a men’s fragrance, “Drakkar Noir.” The

Rating: Artist: Phoenix Released: Today Top tracks: • Bankrupt! • S.O.S In Bel Air • Bourgeois

novel for the band. My favorite song on it, for instance, is the title track “Bankrupt!” It’s got a long buildup, and the first lyrics don’t appear until the track is over four and a half minutes old. But the payoff is worth it. The song’s meandering ART PROVIDED Phoenix — made up of members (from left) Gordon Tracks, Laurent Brancowitz, Christian Mazzalai and Deck D’arcy — released its fifth instrumentals are evocative of “Love Like a Sunset Part full-length album, “Bankrupt!” today. I,” proving that the band lyrics are borderline nonindie scene to remember se, but it’s the most areeverything/You believed hasn’t entirely ditched sensical, as Thomas Mars it knows how to make edgy what works, even when tryna-rock the album gets and almost anything.” Mars sings a chorus about the music. pushes Phoenix further and his bandmates seem ing something new. “jingle jungle/jingle junkBut if all this sounds back into the domain of the to be commenting on the Which is good news for ie/jungle joke on me,” but like a knock, I don’t in’80s, where an elaborate turned-up noses of upPhoenix lovers. They’ve through the floating synth tend it that way — in fact, message is sometimes esper-crust society — and given us something origilines and craziness, we chewed for the glam-rock- perhaps the upper-crust of I think “Bankrupt!” is one nal to discover and will no can see the beginnings of a in’ fun of it. the music industry as well. of Phoenix’s strongest efdoubt be reeling in old and theme. forts yet. It’s members have new fans alike. So whether That doesn’t mean, howIndeed, the album itThe album’s second self seems slightly bourfound yet another way to ever, that Phoenix doesn’t one prefers poppy Phoenix track, “Entertainment,” geois, a snobby album differentiate themselves. have something to say. or posh Phoenix, this is the album’s lead single about snobby people. It’s They’ve gone from one I look through song tialbum should satisfy both. and further elaborates on not nearly as understandkind of unique to another tles like “S.O.S. in Bel Air,” the oriental sound hinted able, predictable or light kind of unique. That’s not “Chloroform,” “Trying to at during “Drakkar Noir.” as its predecessor. I feel as easy to do. Be Cool,” and particularly Graham Dudley is a Again, I couldn’t tell you though Phoenix, through Not everything on this “Bourgeois,” where Mars University College freshman. what the song is about per album is entirely new or sings “They give you almost all its success, wanted the

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