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Students lobby for housing proposal Act would permit use of donations for improvements AJINUR SETIWALDI Campus reporter

Two OU students are lobbying today at Capitol Hill for a bill that would allow the owners of non-profit housing, like sorority and fraternity houses, to use tax-deductible charitable contributions for housing and infrastructure improvements. Rainey Sewell, Kappa Alpha Theta member and communication senior, and Victoria Tran, Delta Delta Delta member and political science and international and areas studies

senior, said they are representing their sororiThe act, first introduced by Rep. Paul ties and OU at the Capitol to help create more Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., affordable housing options passed in the House of “I have hope in [the Representatives in 2003 by a on college campuses. They will join a group of act] because I know 408-13 vote but never made almost 100 students from to the Senate. The bill has that making college itbeen around the nation to lobby reintroduced each year more affordable is since 2005; about 200 current for the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of something that is on representatives, including 2013, Sewell said. representatives Frank Lucas everyone’s mind.” and Tom Cole of Oklahoma, While Tran hasn’t lobbied at Capitol Hill before, Sewell and more than 30 senators rainey seWell, visited the nation’s capitol KaPPa alPha theta memBer have co-sponsored the bill this March to lobby for forin the past, according to the eign aid and higher education with Big 12 National PanHellenic Conference website. student government. OU’s population is steadily increasing, and

so is the need for housing, Tran said. The act will help increase affordable housing by increasing the likelihood of tax-deductible contributions toward housing and infrastructure. “I have hope in [the act] because I know that making college more affordable is something that is on everyone’s mind, and this could help,” Sewell said. In a letter to the Ways and Means Committee, national greek leaders said the act may help make college more affordable for hundreds of thousands of students, create thousands of manufacturing and constructions jobs and help alleviate the financial



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Feral cats cared for by community

Sooner Ballroom Dance Club provides a chance for students to unwind and have fun

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At least two cats have made their home around the Joe C . and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College, hiding from people and sneaking food at night from the cat food bowls. H o w e v e r, S o o n e r s looking to take these cats home may need to think again, because these animals aren’t adoptable, said Kim Fairbanks, president of Hands Helping Paws Inc., a nonprofit organization in Norman.

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Every week, excited members of the Sooner Ballroom Dance Club pair up with a partner, learn new moves and get to dance the night away. Heather Antonsen, a “It allows people co-president of the club, beto expand their lieves involvement in the club horizons. Overall, is a great way to communicate with others and delve into the it’s really good community, she said. “It’s a really great social for you — good event,” said Antonsen, crimiposture, good nology and Spanish senior. “It communication, allows people to expand their good networking.” horizons. Overall, it’s really good for you — good posture, heather antonsen good communication, good Co-President of the sooner networking.” Ballroom danCe CluB No experience is necessary to participate, and all courses are taught as if the students have no prior dance knowledge, said Kelsey Martyn-Farewell, a managerial assistant at OU’s Center for Applied Social Research and also an instructor for the club. Along with enjoying the dancing, students build a lot of confidence through dance, she said.


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Social justice workshop covers workplace equality Office diversity is just one social factor MAX JANERKA

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One of the ways to ensure equality and self-determination in the work place is through “tempered radicalism,” a graduate student said at a social justice workshop. Erin Simpson, a graudate student who works in Residence Life, led a workshop for the Center for Social Justice called Bringing Social Justice to the Workplace at noon Tuesday in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Sooner Room. While Simpson admitted there are as many definitions of social justice as there are scholars of it, Simpson said social justice as she defines it is the equal participation

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Erin Simpson speaks at a social justice workshop held in the Memorial Union on Tuesday.

from people and full distribution of resources to create a self-determining populace, both globally and locally. In the workshop, Simpson outlined several strategies for changing a generic

workplace for the better. She stressed the importance of increasing awareness of privilege in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability and education.

“We all live in our intersections,” Simpson said, pointing out that no person is defined by only one label but rather by several sometimes conflicting identities. The abuse of social

privilege has a significant and negative effect on business success, Simpson said. This is because diversity and social justice in the workplace increases viability and profit and decreases employee conflicts, Simpson said. Understanding privilege can be more effective than diversity training, Simpson also said. For instance, people can take diversity classes and diversity training their entire lives and make no progress if they don’t think about what they show to the world and how they and others view each other, Simpson said. Simpson also stressed the importance of communication, both in terms of expressing one’s own see RADICALS PAGe 2

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a feral cat rummages through trash outside of Cate Center. Students are urged not to leave food or scraps laying about, as this contributes ot the problem.

Continued from page 1 At this point, the cats have adapted to living on the streets, and while they’ll take handouts from a distance, they aren’t capable of being pets, Fairbanks said. The cats, called “community cats,” are taken care of by staff and students on campus, along with members of organizations that go around Norman feeding and neutering stray cats, she said. Hands Helping Paws is one of those organizations. Part of what the group does is manage many of the feral cat colonies in Norman, said Pam Jordan, a volunteer of the organization. The members go around Norman and check on the cat colonies, providing them with food, water, healthcare and treatment for new kittens, Fairbanks said. When a new stray cat is found, it is trapped, spayed or neutered and then returned to its original location, she said. They also are given chips in their left ears to track that they have been sterilized and vaccinated. The first known location of a cat colony on campus was

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in 2007 and was made up of nine cats, Fairbanks said in an email. All of the cats were neutered and then returned to the place where they were found. To date, only one cat has left the colony, and no newcomers have arrived in four years, she said. “I haven’t had any reports of baby kittens on campus for two years because of our efforts,” Fairbanks said. The organization would not give The Daily the location of the cat colonies for the safety of the cats. “I am very protective of the cats on campus,” Fairbanks said. “I have spent a lot of time making sure they are fed and cared for.” At the end of the day, Fairbanks and other members of Hands Helping Paws want to stress the importance of leaving the cats alone, she said. “They’re in the environment they’re used to,” she said. “We encourage you to enjoy looking at them but not to handle them. They’ll do just fine, and they’ve lived there for years.” Shelby Guskin,


Continued from page 1 identity and accepting those of others. Communication in the workplace is important, especially when it comes to challenging and confronting problematic attitudes, Simpson said. To c o mb at t h e i s s u e, Simpson called for more “tempered radicals,” her term for social justice supporters in mid-level jobs in their career fields who still act as radicals by fighting against attitudes that perpetuate injustice. “Subtle racism is still racism,” said Simpson, who also said racism and other injustices are often found where they aren’t expected. “Even if it isn’t directed at anyone particular, [a problematic joke] still harms those who hear it,” Simpson said. Grabbing one person and demanding he or she be the representative of the other isn’t better than excluding the other altogether, Simpson said. “People of color shouldn’t be your diversity committee,” said Simpson, who suggested asking experts about cultures you don’t understand. According to statics from the Oklahoma Policy website, black workers in O k l a h o ma w e re u n e m ployed at more than twice the rate of white workers in 2010, at 13.1 percent compared to 5.9 percent. The easiest way to support social justice in the workplace is by reviewing and changing problematic policies, Simpson said. Many policies are broken in the way they are set up and end up excluding many minorities, despite being billed as colorblind, Simpson said.

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Suspect faces Boy, officer remembered at burials death penalty if convicted Public opinion stacked against defense in terrorism cases, attorneys say There are photos of the suspect at the bomb scene, video footage of him dropping a knapsack at the site of one of the blasts, and perhaps most incriminating could be the written words of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev himself during questioning in a Boston hospital. A case with evidence like this may be the toughest challenge a lawyer can face: defending someone accused of an act of terror so horrific a nation cries out for swift, severe punishment. Attorneys who handle terrorism and other notorious cases say public opinion is stacked against the defense for obvious reasons. Acts of terrorism unleash an outpouring of anger from the public, including potential jurors. In Boston, the circumstances are especially egregious: Three people, including an 8-year-old boy, died in the twin blasts, more than 260 were injured, and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was later fatally shot. Some lawyers say that in this case, the surveillance evidence and a police shootout make a “he wasn’t there” innocence claim untenable — and keeping Tsarnaev out of the execution chamber may itself be a triumph. “The reality is you just try to save his life,” said Thomas A. Durkin, a Chicago lawyer who has defended several terrorism suspects, including Ramzi bin al Shibh, one of the alleged plotters in the 9/11 attacks now being held in Guantanamo. Durkin said there are several steps the defense can take: Hire top-notch investigators, look for possible psychiatric issues or brain damage and scour for potential vulnerabilities in how the government collected evidence. But he said the biggest hurdles for lawyers, clearly, are the bombings and the ensuing horror. “It’s just an unspeakable crime,” Durkin said. “It strikes at the heart of a free society. It strikes fear into everyone. It’s just an awful, awful situation — people standing, watching a race one second and having no feet after that. I can’t imagine worse evidence.” Frank Rubino, a Miami defense attorney who represented former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega on drug conspiracy charges, agreed it wouldn’t make sense to deny the younger Tsarnaev’s involvement, but attorneys could try to spare his life by focusing on his age — 19 — and possible coercion by his older brother, Tamerlan, 26, who was killed Friday in a fierce police shootout. “To take this case to trial and argue that he didn’t plant the bomb and someone else did it would be futile,” Rubino said in an email. “The evidence of both flight from the police and the Frank shootout will come in evidence as ‘consciousRubino ness of guilt.’ How can one explain that conduct? Innocent people don’t throw bombs at the cops, shoot it out with the cops and hide.” Tsarnaev was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill in the April 15 bombings. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Sharon Cohen, The Associated Press

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Police officers march in formation as they enter St. Patrick’s Church, in Stoneham, Mass., before a funeral Mass for Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier on Tuesday. Collier was fatally shot on the MIT campus Thursday.

Memorial for boy to be held in coming weeks BOSTON (AP) — Funerals were held Tuesday for the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and the college police officer authorities say was shot by the bombing suspects. A private funeral mass was held in the morning for young Martin Richard, followed by his burial, a family statement said. Only immediate family members attended. A funeral also was held for Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier, fatally shot three days after the bombing. “The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous,” the Richards’ statement said. “This has been the most

“This has been the most difficult week of our lives, and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal.” statement from the family of Martin Richard

difficult week of our lives, and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal.” T h e f a m i l y , f r o m B o s t o n ’s Dorchester neighborhood, said it would hold a public memorial service in the coming weeks to celebrate Martin Richards’ life. Martin Richard was among three people killed when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the


Charges dropped in ricin case

bill: Could cost tax payers $15 M per year Continued from page 1

Toxin-laced letters sent to US officials T U P E L O, M i s s . ( A P ) — Charges of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others were dropped Tuesday against an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi who has said since his arrest last week that he had nothing to do with the case. Meanwhile, in Tupelo, numerous law enforcement officers converged on the home of another Mississippi man, Everett Dutschke, including some in hazmat suits. No charges have been filed against him, and he hasn’t been arrested. Both men say they have no idea how to make the poisonous ricin and had nothing to do with sending them to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a state judge. Referring to officials’ questions for him about the case, “I thought they said rice, and I said I don’t even eat rice,” 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis said after he was released from custody Tuesday afternoon. “I respect President Obama. I love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official.” A one-sentence document filed by federal prosecutors said charges against Curtis were dropped, but left open the possibility they could be re-instated if authorities found more to prove their

Boston Marathon on April 15. His mother and younger sister, who’s in first grade, were among the more than 260 others wounded. Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, and Lu Lingzi, a 23-year-old Boston University graduate student from China, also died in the attack. On Monday, Campbell’s funeral was at St. Joseph Church in Medford, Mass., and a memorial for Lingzi took place on Boston University’s campus hours later. Today, MIT will hold a memorial service for Collier. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend. MIT students and thousands of law enforcement officers also are expected to attend, but the university says the event isn’t open to the public.

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Paul Kevin Curtis, right, who had been in custody under the suspicion of sending letters that tested positive for ricin to U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and his brother Jack Curtis walk to a press conference in Oxford, Miss. on Tuesday.

case. Prosecutors were not posted similar language on immediately available for his Facebook page and elsecomment. where. The documents indiThe dismissal is the latest cate Curtis had been distrusttwist in a case that ful of the govern“I thought ment for years. rattled the country already on edge He told The they said over the Boston Associated Press rice, and I Tuesday he realizes Marathon bombing last week. said I don’t his writings made Curtis was well an easy target. even eat him known to Wicker “God will get the rice.” because he had glory from here on written to the out. It’s nothing Paul Kevin Republican and about me. It’s nothCurtis other officials ing about my book. about black-marIt’s nothing about ket body parts he claimed to the hospital. After 13 years have found while working at a of losing everything, I have hospital — a claim the hospi- turned it over to God. After tal says is untrue. Curtis also all these years, God was the wrote a book called “Missing missing piece,” Curtis said. Pieces” about his claims and The tw o men the FBI

are investigating are not strangers. Dutschke said the two had a falling out and that the last contact they had was in 2010. Dutschke said he threatened to sue Curtis for saying he was a member of Mensa, a group for people with high IQs. Since his arrest at his Corinth home on April 17, attorneys for Curtis say their client didn’t do it and suggested he was framed. An FBI agent testified in court this week that no evidence of ricin was found in searches of his home. Emily Wagster Pettus & Jeff Amy, The Associated Press

pressures state-funded universities are facing. “Higher education costs are going up, tuition is going up, and it will be better to be in a more affordable housing center, obviously,” Sewell said. “And so living in non-profit housing actually saves you money.” The act fixes a “glitch in the tax code” that allows colleges and universities to use tax-deductible contributions for student housing and inAT A GLANCE frastructure while preventSummary of bill ing other non-profit housing owners from doing the same, Collegiate Housing according to the letter. and Infrastructure The legislation would benAct of 2013 - Amends efit not only greek housing; the Internal Revenue if passed, it will benefit all Code to allow taxnon-profit owned housing, exempt charitable or educational Sewell and Tran said. organizations to make “We could make our camcollegiate housing paign for donors that it’ll and infrastructure be tax-deductible, so they improvement grants would be willing to give a lot to certain tax-exempt more,” Sewell said. social clubs (e.g., If the legislation passes, college fraternities and the reform will cost taxpayers sororities) which apply about $15 million per year, such grants to their according to a score providcollegiate housing property. ed by the Joint Committee on Taxation, according to a letter by national greek leaders. Source: Fraternities and sororities house more than 250,000 students each year and operate at no cost to the college and university institutions, according to the letter. National leaders of greek organizations including the National PanHellenic Conference, North-American Interfraternity Conference and Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee have identified more than $1 million in housing projects that could occur if the act passes. More than 90 universities have showed support for the bill, according to those national greek leaders. Sewell, former vice president of OU’s Student Government Association, said SGA has passed a resolution supporting the act.


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Evaluations promote better classes next year Our view: Evaluations are an essential part of

OU’s academic community. Here are five great reasons to fill them out.

2. Fear

Admit it. You’re afraid to talk to your professor before, during and after class. You barely can email your professor with a problem or a question. The Our View Evaluations are your chance to talk to your is the majority professors without fear of repercussion. By opinion of the time the evaluations are read, you already The Daily’s nine-member have your grade — your professor has no editorial board more control over you. Here is your opportunity to say what really is on your mind.

Course evaluations easily are overlooked now that they have gone digital. They are boring and tedious and don’t change your grade or make the teacher forget you failed to turn in your research paper on time. But there are some great reasons to fill out the evaluations. If you are having trouble getting up the motivation to stop watching Netflix for 20 minutes and check off a few boxes online, here are some reasons why you should:

4. You won’t win an iPad

Let’s face it — iPads are dumb. Everyone on campus has one, and you can’t be a hipster with a piece of technology your mom has. Because only a handful of iPads are handed out each year, your chance of winning is minuscule. Sure, if you don’t fill out the evaluation in the first place, you have zero chance of winning, but then you can’t act like you don’t care about winning an iPad. Plus, taping an Etch A Sketch to a Lite-Brite is super retro.

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Have you ever seen a dean or administrator sit in on your class? No. They are way too busy breaking in their new leather chairs to find out about classes for themselves. This is why they are recruiting you 1. Professors are aliens to do their job for them by filling out evaluations. You may not realize each of your professors is not Here is your chance to be a dean for a day and tell from planet Earth. Where they are from, they only the administration how your professor is doing. communicate through reading books. Your proAdministrators might be too “busy” to find out for fessors have adapted to live here on campus, but themselves, but they do read your evaluations and they still have trouble communicating face to face. regurgitate the information to President David Evaluations put your concerns in a language your Boren as if it were their own idea. professor and administrators can understand.

When you fill out a thoughtful evaluation, you are making the class better for the next student. Other students are filling out evaluations now for classes you will take next semester. If those students hate the class and don’t fill out evaluations, your experience will not be as good as it could be. Both teachers and administrators read every evaluation and changes course material based on evaluations. So stop being selfish and show a little love to that poor sap who will occupy your seat next semester.

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very citizen dehe was wearing an empty Assistant editor serves Miranda shoulder holster. To enrights. sure public safety, the Miranda rights, the “you officer quickly asked the have a right to remain sisuspect where the gun was lent…” warnings given by before he read him the U.S. police to criminal susMiranda rights. pects in custody, are vital Miranda need not be to protecting an individual followed in situations Kayley Gillespie in custody and preserving “in which police officers a just and fair nation. ask questions reasonably Established in 1966 as prompted by a concern a result of the Miranda v. Arizona ruling, for the public safety,” according to the the Miranda rights explain to each suspect Supreme Court. his or her rights, according to the Fifth and If law enforcement is employed to Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Every ensure public safety and if many arrests suspect who is a U.S. citizen deserves the are made out of concern for public safesame rights and protection under the ty, when and where, exactly, does law Constitution, including enforcement draw the Dzhokar Tsarnaev. There line between reading and should not be exceptions not reading the Miranda Miranda Rights to a citizen’s rights, esperights? Right to remain silent: cially when exceptions Individuals suspected A suspect must be are vague, undefined and of rape, manslaughter, informed they are used at law enforcement’s arson, narcotic use or under no obligation discretion. charges of the like are to speak to law Traditionally, if law enperceived to be a threat enforcement officers. forcement fails to recite to public safety. Until The purpose of this one’s Miranda rights, offia full investigation has clause is to protect cials cannot use a suspect’s concluded, law enforcethe suspect from self-incrimination, a statement to incriminate ment does not know freedom guaranteed by him or her in a criminal how much of a threat a the Fifth Amendment. trial. So, why didn’t law ensuspect is to public safeforcement read Tsarnaev ty. Does this mean we Right to an attorney: the Miranda rights? should completely strike Everyone citizen Officials cite a “pubout Miranda rights behas the right to use lic safety exception” to cause any suspect could an attorney during Miranda rights. likely be a threat to pubcourt proceedings as This exception permits lic safety? guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. In the law enforcement to engage Law enforcement U.S., suspects who are in a “limited and focused should not access pubable to demonstrate unwarned interrogation” lic safety exceptions to financial need, may and allows the government Miranda rights until it have a public attorney to use statements from the standardizes explicit exappointed to their interrogation as direct eviceptions to the Miranda case. dence, according to an FBI rule. Interpretations of Law Enforcement Bulletin. public safety threats are But how “limited” is an subjective and law enunwarned interrogation? This verbiage is forcement should not be encouraged to vague and undefined. What may be “limit- disregard the Constitution and make up ed” to one person may not be to another. its own rules by interrogating a suspect How strong is the United States’ comfor an undefined “limited and focused” mitment to the Miranda rule if there is an amount of time. Public safety excepexception? If we draft exceptions to the tions can lead to abusive interrogations Fifth and Sixth Amendments, does this or wrongful convictions based on false make it alright to draft exceptions to other confessions. Amendments? When will the exceptions The legal system owes U.S. citistop? zens Miranda rights, due process and The public safety exception was created accountability. in 1984 after two police officers in Queens, New York, apprehended a man in a superKayley Gillespie is an English literary market who was accused of rape. and cultural studies senior. Police frisked the man and discovered

The decisions to not read Miranda rights to Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and whether or not to treat him as an enemy combatant created a lively debate on social media. Views centered on whether Tsarnaev was a criminal or a terrorist. If he is classified as a terrorist or enemy combatant, he can be interrogated without a lawyer present. If he is classified as a criminal, he is entitled to legal representation before interrogation. Law enforcement officials initially said Tsarnaev posed an imminent danger to the public and used this excuse to refrain from reading his Miranda rights to him.

The exemption is supposed to be used in situations when the public is in immediate danger and information from the suspect could be used to save lives. In this case, FBI officials thought Tsarnaev’s use of explosives meant more bombs could have been planted. The use of these kinds of exemptions can open the door for law enforcement officials to abuse Tsarnaev’s constitutional rights. While U.S. law does not explicitly say defendants must be read Miranda rights before arrest, it does prohibit use in court of any testimony given before Miranda rights are read to the suspect is inadmissible in court. This requirement helps prevent coercive interrogation practices. The Center for Constitutional Rights agreed:

If Tsarnaev were classified as an enemy combatant, he would not receive Miranda protections. Many federal and state lawmakers are pushing to classify Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant for this reason. As a terrorist, Tsarnaev can be interrogated to try and discover information about other terror plots or terrorist organizations. The Obama administration made the decision Monday to try Tsarnaev in civilian court, not classify him as an enemy combatant. Many lawmakers disagreed with this decision.

The conversation will continue throughout Tsarnaev’s questioning and trial process. What side of the debate you fall on depends on whether you think Tsarnaev is a terrorist or an American citizen. Not all republicans agree with Graham’s view.

Varying viewpoints, even within the Republican Party, demonstrate the importance of this issue. Whether Tsarnaev is an American citizen or an enemy combatant, and whether he should be read Miranda rights, will establish precedent for similar cases in the future.

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The No. 1 Oklahoma softball team earned its 40th victory of the season with a 12-1 win against UNT.

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The Big 12 named senior pitcher Keilani Ricketts and senior right fielder Brianna Turang as the conference’s Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively, Tuesday. Ricketts went 2-0 against Texas this weekend, throwing 13 1/3 innings while allowing four runs and striking out 21 Longhorns. Turang hit for a .667 clip and drove in four runs against Texas. The No. 1 Oklahoma softball team returns home for a three-game series against Iowa State starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Marita Hynes Field. The Sooners have a 40-3 record following Tuesday’s 12-1 run-rule victory agianst North Texas.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to extend its series lead to 2-0 against the Houston Rockets at 6 tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City obliterated the Rockets in the two teams’ first game of the postseason, 120-91. The Thunder looked faster, stronger and far more experienced than the Rockets, who are playing in their first postseason since 2009. The Thunder opened up game one playing some of its most assertive defense all season, forcing Houston into committing 15 turnovers as well as shooting 36 percent from the field and 8-for-36 from 3-point range. James Harden, who was playing in his first playoff game as a member of the Houston Rockets, had a night to forget — scoring 20 points on 6-of-19 shooting. Harden, who was traded from OKC to Houston before the start of the regular season after failing to come to an agreement on a contract extension to keep him in OKC, was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers during the Rockets’ pregame introductions. Harden’s frustration was visible in his play as he forced

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives the lane against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of game one of their first-round NBA playoff series in Oklahoma City on Sunday. The Thunder won the opener, 120-91, of a best-of-seven series.

up ill-advised shots while trying to take on as many as three Thunder defenders at once. OKC thrived off its defense Sunday, stifling Houston’s ballhandlers as well as making quick outlet passes off rebounds, which resulted in 24 fast-break points. Kevin Durant finished with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Russell

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Westbrook chipped in with 19 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. But Serge Ibaka had the biggest impact of any player on the floor Sunday, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocks as well as making some critical plays on both ends of the floor. With the Rockets mounting a comeback late in the second half, Ibaka blocked a Carlos Delfino fast-break layup seemingly out of nowhere. Thabo Sefolosha then collected the ball and threw a length-of-the-court pass to Kendrick Perkins, who finished with a rim-rattling dunk on the other end, sending the crowd into an absolute frenzy. From there, the Thunder

to find a way to penetrate OKC’s interior defense and BY THE NUMBERS hit open shots — something Game 1 Notes they were unable to do in game one. Jeremy Lin will Percent have to be much stronger Houston with the ball, as he commitshot from the floor in Game 1 ted four turnovers Sunday. Lin running the point effiCombined ciently will spread the floor, points by freeing up Harden, who can Kevin Durant and move without the ball and Russell Westbrook enable him to get in position to score. Number of Expect the Thunder to turnovers Houston committed. come out with the same OKC committed 13 intensity it had Sunday as itlooks to go up by two Source: games in the series, pushing Houston’s back against would close out the half on a the wall. 12-6 run and never look back. For the Rockets to stay in Zach Story, this series and avoid going down, 0-2, they will have





Evans named to NCBWA watch list Freshman pitcher Jacob Evans was named the the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Watch List on Tuesday. Evans, the No. 11 Oklahoma baseball team’s closer, has a 5-1 record and 1.34 ERA in 33 2/3 innings. He has made 19 appearances and has struck out 29 batters while surrendering four walks. The Sooners (31-10, 8-4 Big 12) square off against Texas Tech on Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park, marking their last weekend series at home. Staff Reports


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Show intended only for mature audiences will open tonight TESS THOMSON

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f you like videos of cute animals doing weird things, video blog Tastefully Offensive has the Internet’s most entertaining videos. Tastefully Offensive “has been delivering a daily roundup of the best funny videos, funny pictures, funny memes and funny comics on the Internet” since June 2010, according to the website. If you give this blog just 10 minutes, the stress of these last few weeks of school is sure to escape your mind after watching entertaining videos that require no serious thought.



A video titled “How to Exercise With Your Cats” playfully demonstrates ways cats can be useful in your workout routine. It is just one of many videos featured by Tastefully Offensive.

With finals approaching, there is a lot of test-taking advice students should consider. If you tell yourself that “six hours of sleep is more than enough” or that “spelling and grammar won’t be as important when you’re done with school,” one post — “A Summary of Bad Advice” — says you are probably wrong. Other entertaining videos ... I spend hours a capture moments of unfiltered human life. “Lady day on sites like Dances Like Nobody’s Tumblr, Reddit, and Watching at a Bus Stop” is exactly what the title imother aggregate plies. A woman standing sites.” in the middle of the sidewalk begins to make subtle CHRISTIAN BAKER, dance moves waiting for FOUNDER OF “TASTEFULLY her bus. People pass withOFFENSIVE” out noticing while others stare, but she just keeps on dancing, even without Kittens intimidating dogs, music. goats cuddling with other If you want to know how animals, puppies playing to be productive with your with monkeys and cats animals, check out “How composing music are just to Exercise With Your Cats.” some of the kinds of videos A man lifting weights uses you will find on this blog. kittens instead of dumbHowever, there is much bells. I’d say that is pretty more to this blog than just inventive and cost effective, animals doing crazy things. considering you don’t have



to join a gym. Tastefully Offensive is updated daily. Readers and watchers can send in videos, memes and other entertaining posts. The blog’s creator, Christian Baker does his best to post fresh content before it goes viral, he said in an email. This probably is the best way to attract Internet-savvy people, like college kids, and keep them coming back to the blog, Baker said. You might wonder how this guy is able to keep up with everything that is happening on the Internet these days. Baker explained

that he basically studies the Internet. “I monitor hundreds of websites like Google Reader, and I spend hours a day on sites like Tumblr, Reddit and other aggregate sites,” Baker said. After spending nearly 10 years in the wine industry, Baker — a resident of Napa, Calif. — said he started Tastefully Offensive as a hobby in June 2010. He left his previous job in September 2011 to run the blog full time. Erica Laub is a film and media studies junior.

The actuality of prostitution and sex trafficking will be portrayed in a play written by University of Central Oklahoma students to be performed tonight at OU. “ VOICED: The Real Stor y of Prostituted Women” is a play about GO AND DO street prostitution and VOICED: The how it is linked to sex trafReal Story of ficking. This play, meant for mature audiences, foProstituted cuses on how many girls Women are forced into prostitution and sex trafficking, said When: 7:30 tonight, Claudia Fain, UCO musidoors open at 7 cal theater senior and one Where: Dale Hall, of the play’s writers. Room 103 “If someone sees a girl in this situation, I want them Price: Free to wonder what happened to that girl to have her there,” Fain said. “To know that she’s not necessarily there by choice.” Fain and Summer Nolan started writing this play last spring and finished last summer after Fain saw a flier at her friend’s house talking about sex trafficking. Fain really wanted to raise awareness about sex trafficking, especially in Oklahoma, she said. Fain wants people to understand that many girls are manipulated into prostitution. Girls who often have nowhere else to go are given false hope and a false sense of security by pimps, Fain said. “The average age is 13, which is such a vulnerable age,” Fain said. The 45-minute play is comprised of a series of monologues and scenes, including some choreography and a silent scene, all focusing on the connection between prostitution and sex trafficking. The play is unfunded and admission is free. However, donations are accepted on behalf of Gender Equality and Reproductive Rights, Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans and No Boundaries, Fain said. The nine-person play was first performed at UCO in October and will have its first OU performance at 7:30 tonight in Dale Hall, Room 103 and its third at 2 p.m. Friday at Tinker Air Force Base’s Base Theatre. “I hope that after people see this show they will be fired up to make a difference and to basically redefine women in the sex industry,” Fain said. Tess Thomson,


Oklahoma poet laureate nominee to perform in live poetry slam tonight


Oklahoma native Lauren Zuniga will perform in a poetry slam focusing on issues of social justice Wednesday as part of Housing and Food Services’ Reflection Month. In the Housing and Food programming model, April is the month focused on reflection. Kate Horner, graduate housing adviser, thought a live performance would be a great way to reflect on past events and find new ways of considering the future, so she contacted Zuniga to perform a poetry slam, she said in an email. The poetry slam will be held at 7 p.m. in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public, Horner said. Zuniga’s poems typically focus on issues of social jus-

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tice, such as personhood, women behind bars and the pressures of being a woman in modern society, according to her YouTube videos. “We knew she’d be a perfect fi t for what we were trying to provide for OU students, so we called her agent and booked the date,” Horner said. Zuniga has been nominated for Oklahoma poet laureate and was previously the activist-in-residence for the Center for Social Justice in 2012, Horner said. “Come check it out! It’s going to be such a great performance,” Horner said. Ali Hausner and Briana Hall, Life & Arts Reporters

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“It makes me a better dancer — having to teach other people — and that’s true for the whole crew,” she said. “You have to really an“The ballroom dance community is a fun alyze what makes good dancing and convey group of people — outgoing, there to have a that to other people.” Most of all, Antonsen said she hopes peogood time — and a fun place to be,” MartynFarewell said. “It’s just a side effect that they ple find a passion in dance. “I hope they develop an interest and even learn how to dance in the process.” A lot of people might be nervous to dance a passion for it — it’s a good opportunity to with strangers, but they shouldn’t be, be involved with events, balls, dance clubs and use that skill to commuAntonsen said. nicate with other people and “They make things fun grow the little dance comand joke,” she said. “It can be munity that we have here in awkward dancing with a guy Norman,” Antonsen said. you don’t know, but by the Denning also speaks highend of the semester, you’re ly of the dance community. actually friends.” “When you get involved In fact, the instructors enwith the dance community, courage students to change you find out there’s somepartners because they usuPeople have this thing going on every night of ally learn the dances more idea of ballroom the week,” Denning said. “It efficiently, Martyn-Farewell dancing as archaic, opens a lot of possibilities.” said. next set of sessions Antonsen, whose favorite but I want them to willThe be held during the sumdances are the Latin ones, said the instructors make realize that you can mer, and then again during the classes very enjoyable as dance to modern the fall, Antonsen said. The Waltz, Foxtrot and East well. music...” Coast Swing will be taught in “It’s serious in that you are the fall, she said. While the learning a structured thing, Alana Denning, but at the same time it’s fun, chemical engineering senior Rumba, Tango and Salsa will be taught during summer, and they show you altered ways to do things,” Antonsen said. “They Martyn-Farewell said. The classes are a great way to take a break joke around a lot, and it’s really lighthearted — there’s always conversation going on.” from school and exercise your brain and Alana Denning, a chemical engineering body in new ways, Denning said. “It’s a nice way to take time out of your senior, got involved with the club last semester and has continued on with it, be- day to do something fun,” she said. “It keeps cause she is interested and loves being able your brain fun and active, and it’s a great way to dance with a partner to popular music, to relax.” Martyn-Farewell agreed the class is foshe said. “People have this idea of ballroom danc- cused primarily on making people enjoy ing as archaic, but I want them to realize that and value dancing. “Smile and have a good time,” Martynyou can dance to modern music, and it’s not just going to be waltzes and what you picture Farewell said. “That’s the most important in old movies,” Denning said. “Keep an open part.” mind and give it a shot.” The instructors truly enjoy teaching the dance students as well, Martyn-Farewell Briana Hall said.

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