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The World Trade Center under attack by al-Qaida terrorstist on Sept. 11, 2001. New york City and those affected by the attack look back on the day that changed their lives. (Page a5)
Work continues on the foundation for Three World Trade Center, foreground, while One World Trade Center, top, rises in the New york skyline. After 10 years, OU students remember Sept. 11. (Page a6)
Balancing career and family OU law students with children learn how to improve juggling life with education caitLin rueMPinG Campus Reporter
An hour away from home attending classes at OU College of Law, third-year law student January Turner answered the phone to some bad news. Her son had begun having trouble breathing, and had to be rushed to the emergency room by a family friend. “I was driving down I-44, going in excess of 90 miles per hour,” Turner said. “I was lucky I didn’t get pulled
over.” Th ou g h Tu r n e r ’s s o n ended up with a mild bout of pneumonia, emergencies are made worse with distance. Emergencies are only part of the challenge of being a parent and attending OU. While balancing school, relationships and parental duties, second-year law student Michelle Nabors acknowledges the importance of spending time with her child. “Everyone says you have
to work hard to play hard,” Nabors said. “As a parent, this seems even more true. I want to get my work done so I can go home and spend time with my kids.” For parents attending college, time management is crucial. In her first semester of law school, Turner acknowledges that she tried studying the long hours that typical law students did and found that her grades didn’t benefit and she missed out on spending time with her family. By reevaluating her time,
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Graduate student Lawanna Summers walks with her 20-month-old son, Rollo, behind the Oklahoma Memorial Union on Thursday.
Rivalry to make late start for some Friday-only class to stay in session asHLY MenDeZ Staff Reporter
and UOSA, Mergler said. According to the Texas model, the amount of information available to UT students would increase significantly. When asked if this would be an infringement on professors’ privacy, OU professors gave mixed reactions. If a similar policy is implemented at OU, finance professor Ilhan Demiralp said he would not have any problems
Students are already booking hotel rooms for the annual Red River Rivalry in Dallas, but some might want to rethink those reservations. Most classes will be canceled the Friday prior to the football game, but some students will still be required to attend class. “As in the past, only the compressed format courses scheduled for Friday will meet on Oct. 7,” university spokesman Michael Nash said. Those classes that only meet on Fridays will meet as scheduled, and if the student decides to skip class, regular penalties could apply. Oct. 7 has been designated a fall student holiday and is subject to review by UOSA, Nash said. Though the holiday is still to be reviewed, car
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OU professors still have the option of releasing their faculty evaulations for student review, but the University of Texas Board of Regents has approved a plan responding to calls for more transparency in faculty evaluation. Part of the $243.6 million
plan will “dashboard,” an interactive, online database, to give students, parents and legislators access to detailed measures of departments’ and professors’ productivity and efficiency. Data on individual professors will also be included in the system. “Such an approach is needed at a time of declining state and federal revenue, increasing student debt and greater calls for efficiency,” said Francisco Cigarroa, the
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teaching, and average student evaluation scores. OU has been collecting teacher evaluations and making them available to students for about 20 years, Nancy Mergler, senior vice president and provost, said. Mergler said the information provided comes from the Evaluate system and is located on the provost website. OU professors have the option to not post their evaluations online, in a decision made by the Faculty Senate
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10th Chancellor of the UT system. Last year, both Texas A&M and UT systems released vast data files of information on productivity, raising concerns from faculty members. The report provided information on the salaries, course-enrollment numbers, and course loads of faculty members. It also released data on grades awarded by professors, time faculty members spent on research and
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MultiMedia cruise without a car Explore travel for students without personal transportation. (oudaily.com)
The Union programming Board hosts its annual foam party for hundreds of students tonight. (Page B4)
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SPortS Sooner receivers shine early in season despite star’s absence. (Page B1)
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The men of Brothers Under Christ perform at Thursday’s Delta Gamma Anchor Splash at the Murray Case Sells Swim Complex. proceeds from the charitable event will benefit Service for Sight.
UOSA Undergraduate Student Congress is looking for students to fill 13 vacant district seats. Applications are now being accepted until Friday to fill seats in the areas of arts, business, education, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and
University College. Representatives for each district will be selected based on major, application and an interview of each applicant Student Congress chairwoman Alyssa Loveless said. Applicants not selected as representatives will be given the opportunity to serve as associates in their respective districts and can reapply for election as a representative during see UOSA paGe a3
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Local alumna began work after taking OU art class Victoria Garten Campus Reporter
Today around campus friday, sept. 9 Mid-Day Music will be provided by The Union Programming Board at 11:30 a.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s food court. Artist Joey Hines will play guitar. “The Definition of Marriage” lecture will be hosted by The Department of Philosophy from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 112 of Dale Hall. “The Hangover Part 2” will be shown at 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and midnight for free at the union’s Regents Room. Free Art Exhibition featuring Kansas State University Graduate Students’ Art will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fred Jones Museum of Art’s Lightwell Gallery. Art “a la carte” featuring live music by Angela Xing and short films will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. “Israel Rocks” lecture from the Shabbat School Lecture series will be hosted by geology professor Ze’ev Reches at 6 p.m. at the OU Hillel. Photographer Lester Harragarra will be opening a lecture on Timeless Traditions Kiowa Utilitarian Fine Works of Art from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jacobson House Native Art Center. Photojournalist J. Don Cook will be hosting a book signing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Studio. The event is free. Arabesque will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Performing Arts Studio. The evnt is free. Hill Irish Dancers will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at Sonder Music, Dance & Art. The Eighth Annual Foam Party will be hosted by The Union Programming Board from 8 to 11 p.m. at the union parking garage. Boggess Organ Series: Stephen Tharp organ performance. From 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Catlett Music Center’s Gothic Hall. Carrie Webber and Sarah Grote will be performing at 8 p.m. at Othello’s. Squad Live will be performing at 10 p.m. at The Brewhouse. Cover is $5. An interactive public art bash called “Oops Art” will be hosted from 7 to 9 p.m. at STASH. It will include a community-based art project, original art by members of “Lifestyles,” and a celebration of STASH’s first birthday.
Saturday, sept. 10 School of Music faculty artist will perform chamber music from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Pitman Recital Hall of Catlett Music Center. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, OU faculty/ staff and senior adults. Absence of Ink will be performing at 10 p.m. at The Brewhouse. Cover is $5. Singer/Songwriter Ali Harter will be performing at 10 p.m. at Othello’s. Norman Chamber Players will be performing classical music for Dr. B Medical Clinic in Uganda Fundraising Event at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Volunteers are being accepted for a yard sale by the Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity. The yard sale is taking place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Norman. Chamber music will be performed by the School of Music faculty artist from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Pitman Recital Hall of Catlett Music Center. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, OU faculty/staff and senior adults.
Sunday, sept. 11 A 9/11 panel will be held by to discuss how to build a peaceful community in a post 9/11 era. The panel will take place at 4 p.m. at the Nancy 0’Brian Center for the Performing Arts. Mayor Cindey Rosenthal and Norman’s police and fire departments will be in attendance.
Corrections The Oklahoma Daily has a commitment to serve readers with accurate coverage and analysis. Readers should bring errors to The Daily’s attention by emailing email@example.com. Thursday’s page 1 story about a marriage lecture gave the incorrect time of the lecture. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Friday in Dale Hall, Room 112.
One local artist is turning the art community on its head. Artist Dana Helms may be working on a normal image of the Mad Hatter, but her style of upside-down painting is nothing normal. Helms said her unusual skill of drawing upsidedown originated from an art class Helms took as a freshman at OU. “I went to the University of Oklahoma in 1982, and I took a class based off a book called ‘Drawing on the Right Side of your Brain,’ by Betty Edwards; it was there that I learned how to draw upside down,” Helms said. The book is based on the theory that our brain uses the left side to associate verbal and rational thought such as numbers, letters and words and the right to form non-verbal and intuitive
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Local artist and former OU student Dana Helms draws an upside-down portrait of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in her studio Wednesday.
thoughts demonstrated in patterns and pictures, according to the book’s website. Helms said she began teaching upside-down art as a way to help troubled
children in 1995 at Houchin Elementary in Moore and later moved her work to art therapy for students with Asperger’s and autism. Helms now uses her talent to inspire others by teaching
children and adults her techniques. She recently launched a web site to facilitate online classes for her “Kids on Art” program. Many of her students are drawn to the unusual method and her love of color, Helms said. At the age of 7, OU anthropology alumna Natalie Griffin was drawn to Helms art and immediately enrolled in classes at the start of Helms’ teaching career. Griffin continues her technique as a hobby while she studies public health at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Griffin says her experience with upside-down art has given her a new perspective and taught her to look at situations from a different angle. “ Most p e ople lo ok at me weird when I tell them I learned to draw upside down, but for a non-artistic it’s easier because it’s broken up into shapes,” Griffin said. “Most people can’t get the bigger picture, but they can get shapes.”
PALS: Juggling responsibilities teaches lessons Continued from page A1 she was able to balance both. “I coached my daughter’s soccer team, had my son’s soccer and was in my second semester of law school,” Turner said. “I actually did better being busier.” Sha n n o n S l ag l e, s e cond-year law student and vice president of Parents Attending Law School (PALS), said she understands the need to connect with her child but also stresses the importance of a strong
holiday: Pre-game festivities cut short Continued from page A1 pools, hotel reservations and festivities are already being planned for the annual event. Psychology sophomore Emily Evans said the game is a family tradition. “OU-Texas weekend is a tradition my family attends to every year. We leave Thursday night after classes, enjoy the fair on Friday and attend the game Saturday. My grandfather has been attending since he was 12; we never miss it,” Evans said. But some students will have to start their traditions a little later this year. “It is not fair that some students are required to attend class while others get a day off,” broadcast and electronic media sophomore Jaclyn Church said. Class will be in session Thursday before the game and Monday after, but for some students the festivities may be cut a day short.
support system. Though she and her husband take turns watching their 8-month-old son, she still has had to miss out on many experiences that childless law students can enjoy. “Because I have a baby, I don’t always get to go to the social events,” Slagle said. “PALS helps us so we can experience law school outside of class.” While parents feel excluded from social events, their children also can be affected by their parent juggling school and family. “If it’s one of those days
where my kids have a school event, I get the ‘I hate law school,’” Turner said. “Other days my daughter wants to be a lawyer, like mommy.” Though parents must sacrifice time with their child in order to get school work done, PALS president Felina Rivera-Brown feels she sacrifices herself more than anything to make more time for her daughter, Sophia. “I sacrifice myself — my health, my sleep — so I can be a better student and mother,” Brown said. “I also think I have sacrificed more than I wanted with
my husband. I’m lucky he’s supportive.” For Rivera-Brown, second-year law student, the sacrifice will be worth if it can provide her daughter with a role model. “I want to do something that matters, and I want my daughter to value right and wrong,” Rivera-Brown said. “I have to lead by example.” For Turner, going back to school was a life-long goal. “This is my dream,” Turner said. “I want my kids to be able to see that and know that it’s never too late to go for their dream.”
Drops The new policy limits students to five (5) drops with the grade of W during the student’s undergraduate career at the University of Oklahoma.
• Dropping a class with a W prior to fall 2011 does not count against the student’s five-drop limit. • Any W’s on a transcript from other insitutions do not count against the limit. • When a student has reached the five-drop limit s/he will not be allowed to drop any courses after the two-week “free drop” period. • After the five-drop limit has been reached, a student may petition for an exception to policy based on documented extreme and extenuating circumstances. Appeals must be submitted to the Associate Provost for Academic Advising, 104 Evans Hall. Deadlines for dropping courses* Weeks 3 through 10: • Students may drop courses with an automatic W. Students do not need a drop slip with the instructor’s signature during this time.
Weeks 11 through 15: • Students must petition the dean of his/her college for permission to drop a class. • Students must fill out a college-level petition and present a drop slip with a grade of W or F circled and signed by his/her instructor. Finals Week: • Students must consult with his/her college’s Academic Servies office. Complete withdrawals Complete withdrawals do not count toward the five-drop limit. Audits A change of enrollment from credit to audit may be made provided the change is made no later than the second week of classes of a regular semester. *University College, engineering and architecture students may not process any changes in their schedules without consulting the UC Academic Services office. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
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Some taken aback by large campus Exchange students’ schools vary in shape and size CoCo Courtois Campus Reporter
American students have become accustomed to 3,000-acre college campuses, but for exchange students, OU’s size takes some getting used to. “It ’s almost as big as my city center,” said Anais Tierny, communications student from Bordeaux University in France. Worldwide, students don’t necessarily study on such a large campus. Many countries don’t even have one. While there are exceptions to every rule, based upon experiences of OU’s exchange students, there are three different types of campuses outside of the U.S. One of those campus designs that drastically differs from OU is a European model popular in countries such as France, Spain and Norway. Many European universities are smaller and less centralized. “A couple of big buildings, some cafeterias, a gym and a sports center, but really that’s it,” said Annika Borgströem, law student from Stockholm University. It can be surprising for American students, but many European campuses are like this. “It’s in the middle of a city so it’s integrated into city life; it isn’t built as its own sort of community,” said Calum Raffle, finance student from the University of Dundee, Scotland. In the European campus model, university departments are often more decentralized than American campuses. “It doesn’t feel like being inside a campus, but more
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Alex Manosalvas (right) shoots pool with fellow international students Ophélie Hérard, Sara Tavanti and Angel Martinez in the Traditions East clubhouse Thursday. With few means of transportation, the students socialize and meet friends at the Traditions pool and clubhouse.
that university buildings are here and there in the city,” Tierny said. “There is often no real campus spirit.” OU students have Sooner pride on and off the campus, but it is not as common a practice for many European students. “My campus is actually really sad — orange, dreary brick buildings, no grass, no trees,” said Rachael NelsonDaley, law student from Valencia, Spain. “It’s probably because the university architect used to be a prison architect.” It d o e s n o t m e a n a l l European universities are dreary, but students don’t expect the same things from their campuses, Nelson-
“My campus is actually really sad ... It’s probably because the university architect used to be a prison architect.” Rachel Nelson-Daley, Ou Law student from Valencia, Spain
Daley said. “I basically go to class and head back home,” NelsonDaley said. While the mood and design of European campuses are a sharp contrast to the U.S., many Asian campuses actually resemble a smaller version of those in the U.S. However, they impose more restrictions on students. “We have banks, restaurants, a bakery, a swimming pool, a cosmetic store, a nail shop, a hair salon, a travel
agency, an eyewear store ... there are rumors that there will be a theater, even an amusement park,” said JiHye Lee, an English education student in Kyungpook National University, Korea. The university also has the biggest library in the country, and anyone from outside the campus can come and use the facilities for a reasonable price. But sometimes Asian university policies are a bit stricter. At Kyungpook, students
must exit and enter through main gates and alcohol is not allowed on campus. The dorms have public showers, and if you want your own shower, you have to live in private dorms made by external companies. And you won’t find students driving to school. “If you live close to the university, you cannot live in the dorm, nor bring your car for free,” Lee said. At Minzu University in China, living at school is the only alternative. “Students must live in the campus because it’s the policy of the school not to have an apartment outside,” said Si Chen, graduate student in education. “Beijing
is really expensive, so one could not afford to live in the city anyway.” L i ke Ky u ng p o o k University, Minzu is in the middle of the city, surrounded by walls and huge gates. South American campuses are a third distinctive structure, but they are the most similar to their northern equivalent. One South American student said universities want to look like North American campuses. “ You can choose your own classes; we have restaurants, theaters, a book store. ... It really is the same as an American campus,” said Ana Maria Meléndez, psychology student from the University of Los Andes, Columbia. “I must say it’s convenient to be able to do everything from the same place.” Whereas most of the private universities in Brazil are more like the European model, public universities many times have a North American-style campus because they are for everyone and they are absolutely free, said José Felipe Jordão, a business student at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. But inevitably, because no one actually pays for it, except through taxes, people don’t take care of the buildings and campus is a little shady at night, Jordão said. Whichever system exchange students come from, most of them said they appreciate what the OU campus has to offer. “I think they want to provide the students the best quality of life and the best conditions to study,” Jordão said. And he’s not the only one who thinks so. “They have grass, bars, restaurants — the real deal,” Nelson-Daley said.
UOSA: Seats provide opportunities Continued from page A1 the general elections in November, Loveless said. Associates can speak on matters concerning their committee, but cannot vote
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Evaluate: OU faculty has mixed reactions Continued from page A1 with it. “Student’s evaluations for many professors are already available online through websites that allow students to rate their professors anonymously,” he said. There are some professors concerned with students relying on reviews. “Some professors worry that if they push their students to learn more, these students will become frustrated and reduce the professors’ rating,” accounting professor Wayne Thomas said. “The professor may genuinely want the student to get the most out of the course, but students that are looking for an easy A will react negatively.” One student admits the evaluations are not always the best barometer of faculty performance or efficiency. “The students may not always be writing the real thing in their evaluations,” civil engineering junior Haby Ly said. “They could write bad reports of the professors when they are not granted an extension for their assignment.” Ly said students shouldn’t draw too much reference from online evaluations until they’ve actually taken the professor’s class.
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Americans shouldn’t just jump to conclusions about the Muslim religion without researching it, Daily columnist Janna Gentry says.
Moving beyond ‘post-9/11’ Our View: America must recognize the mistakes of state of individual rights has gotten worse since the the past decade in order to move forward. attacks. We’ve consented to full-body scans, reactive new limits and a Patriot Act that gives the govAs the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, ernment carte blanche to violate our constitutional and television programs and print stories dedirights. On Sept. 20, 2001, President George Bush cated to tragedy flood the country, the one uniting told a shaken nation, “Freedom and fear are at war.” theme we expect to see is “9/11 changed everyOne thing is clear: that war has not yet been won. thing.” But what, exactly, do we mean when But it’s not individual decisions that led we say that? us astray. The fault lies with the area that The Our View As members of a generation that grew up has changed most drastically since Sept. is the majority in a “post-9/11” world, it can be difficult 11: our worldview. It is a broad shift in opinion of for us to have perspective on the changes it philosophy that has allowed the worst of The Daily’s caused. How many of us knew of the World these mistakes. We allowed a minor group 10-member Trade Centers? How many of us thought editorial board of extremists — far more prevalent in our about the vast world outside our homepolitical speeches than on Middle Eastern towns? But we must remember what the streets — to effectively dictate the stratworld was like before Sept. 11 in order to evaluate egy and priorities of the world’s leading nation. the ways it has shaped our country — especially Al-Qaida’s goal was to exaggerate their own sigwhen the immense tragedy of that day tempts us to nificance and power, to instill fear in the West and write a blank check on changes made in its name. to rally their support. By reorganizing our security After all, how could something so horrible not and diplomatic concerns to focus on one group, all change everything? but insignificant on the global scale, we let them Immediately after the attacks, much was made succeed in those goals. about “not letting the terrorists win.” A USA Today/ As former Clinton Administration official David Gallup poll released Thursday showed that nearly Rothkopf said, we talked about Sept. 11 as if it were three-fourths of Americans think we succeeded in “the beginning of a global war against enemies that task. It’s easy to see why. bent on, and at least theoretically capable of, deThe years immediately after Sept. 11 brought a stroying the American way of life. We spoke of culrenewed sense of patriotism and recovered ecotural wars and a divided world. We reorganized our nomic strength. American Muslims faced far less entire security establishment to go after a few thoudiscrimination than we initially expected. Security sand bad guys. We went mad.” visibly tightened, the intelligence community was We did go mad. This anniversary is our chance to restructured and several potential attacks were recognize and question the rationale that led us to stopped. Most of al-Qaida’s leaders at the time are that madness. It’s time to abandon the rhetoric of a dead or detained. Most visibly, construction is un- “post-9/11 world.” Yes, Sept. 11 painfully illustrated derway on a new World Trade Center at ground that we are not immune to danger, but it didn’t zero, a symbol of American defiance. change everything. It was a horrific event brought But many of those initial gains have been undone about by complex international trends that are the in recent years. Patriotism gave way to partisan results of hundreds of years of political and cultural bickering; the economy collapsed. Our achievehistory. Taking it out of context by turning the past ments abroad came at the cost of two long, amdecade into a new reality has led us into insanity. biguous wars. Growing anti-Muslim sentiment led We don’t live in a “post-9/11 world” — we live in a to real threats to freedoms of Muslim Americans: world in which 9/11 happened. pointless amendments to ban Sharia law, opposiThe only way to respect the victims and show love tion to proposed mosques across the country and for our country is to find a way to move forward. vitriolic anti-Muslim sentiment that has become Maybe that way in 10 years, when we’re celebrating mainstream. A Washington Post/ABC poll from the 20th anniversary, we can focus on looking back 2010 showed that 49 percent of Americans hold to the memories of those we lost. unfavorable views of Islam, and Thursday’s USA Comment on this at OUDaily.com Today/Gallup poll showed almost half said the
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n the decade since Sept. 11,we have increasingly perceived a barbarous Muslim horde lurking in the Middle East, threatening to infiltrate and conquer the West. This impression is encouraged by U.S. capitalists and politicians to disunite American and Arab workers. “[Islam] is not a religion ... It’s a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination.” Republican politician and Evangelist Pat Robertson said in 2009. “I think we should ... treat its adherents as we would members of the Communist Party.” America’s reactionary politicians have rallied around this notion. In March, our own would-be theocrat Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, introduced a bill that would have banned the introduction of Sharia law in Oklahoma. Given that an Islamic takeover in Oklahoma is about as immediate a threat as a Zoroastrian takeover, this bill can only be seen as a deliberate gesture of contempt for American Muslims. It is true that Islam is a belief system based on irrational claims. It is also true that the Quran is a sludge of chauvinism, violence, myth and quasi-history. However, the same is equally true of Christianity and the Bible.
strict personal discipline may be most satisfying. Think of it in Darwinian terms: in one environment, a species with a certain set of characteristics propagates. Introduced to a different environment, that species may die out or adapt into a form Zac Smith better-suited for that firstname.lastname@example.org ment. Or, in Biblical terms: a There is no basis for declar- seed will only grow if it lands ing that the doctrines of Islam on ground that is suited to it. The material conditions are any more incompatible with civilized behavior than of the Arab world provide a far more coherent explanaare those of Christianity. It’s also true that more tion for fundamentalist Islam dogmatic and militant kinds than the alleged barbarism of of religion flourish in the the Arab character. Anti-Muslim xenophoArab mainstream than in the bia has been U. S. m a i n “There is no basis harnessed to stream. This i s c i t e d b y for declaring that the several purposes by the rightist comm e n t a t o r s doctrines of Islam are American rula s p ro o f o f any more incompatible ing class. It has Arab cultural with civilized behavior m i n i m i z e d p u b l i c o u tinferiority. than are those of rage against To a secure U.S. atrocities and comfortChristianity.” i n I ra q a n d able population, the conception of God Afghanistan. Fear of al-Qaida as a vague, benevolent force has provided the U.S. with its is satisfying. But for an Arab greatest pretext for “defenin the West Bank who has sive” military intervention spent his life being robbed abroad since the breakup of of his dignity and indepen- the Soviet Union. In a broader sense, the prodence — who has seen his countrymen slaughtered motion of anti-Muslim hysteby Israeli soldiers with U.S. ria is part of a long-running weapons — this God is inad- and universal technique of equate. Under those condi- the ruling classes to keep tions, a God who thirsts for workers factionalized and Western blood and rewards therefore incapable of uniting
to defend themselves. In the 1900s, U.S. capitalists encouraged hatred against European immigrants; in the 1950s, it was disunity between white and black workers. In 2011, the U.S. working class is set against the Arab working class. Arab and American capitalists, however, are firmly united. Even now, Arab businessmen are discussing how post-Gadhafi Libya will be divvied up and sold to Western corporations. Likewise, from its support of the Mujahidin to its current partnership with the tyrannical Saudi King Abdullah, the U.S. government has never hesitated to do business with militant Islamists. The interests of Arab capitalists are the same as those of American capitalists. The same is true for Arab and American workers. Class, not religion, culture or nationality, is the fundamental divider. Capitalists of all nations, harboring no illusions about this, continually work together to sustain these barriers to working-class unity. The longer American and Arab workers remain under the illusion that they are natural enemies, the more they will be oppressed, robbed and exploited by their rulers.
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same. This issue is dedicated to the decade of changes that have swept the world since Sept. 11. The headliners are emblazoned on Elizabeth Rucker our memory: Afghanistan, firstname.lastname@example.org Iraq, the Patr iot Act, Hurricane Katrina, Barack Obama’s inauguration, swine flu, the recession (and quickly recovering corporate profits), tea parties, the Arab Spring and the NATO operation/ coup in Libya. As a footnote to these events, I would like to contribute a few words about systems and continuity. Donella H. Meadows, an American environmentalist famous for her book “The Limits to Growth,” died a few months before the World Trade Centers fell. In 2008, a colleague published (posthumously) “Thinking In Systems: A Primer.” This book encourages readers to view the world as sets of interlocking relationships that form structures — systems that equal more than the sum of their parts. Pragmatically, that means understanding weather in terms of climate patterns and thinking about unemployment in terms of the economic system. Meadows writes, “It’s endlessly engrossing to take in the world as a series of events ... [but] that way of seeing the world has almost no predictive or explanatory value because it does not ask ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions about underlying structures that produce headlining events.” Over and over again, our popular discourse perpetuates thinking in terms of the “post-9/11 world.” Our attention is directed away from the carefully engineered expansion of neoliberal capitalism over the last 50 (or better) years, we blind ourselves to the persistence of residential segregation in nearly all major cities and we forget the trajectory of lessthan-altruistic U.S. intervention into convenient countries over the last century and half; we ignore the web of relationships that link these systems together. As we remember — and continue mourning — Sept. 11, let our hindsight expand to see nonlinearly and with historical awareness. Thus, we may hope to see how power permeates our world systems and how we can work to redistribute that power to build peace, sustainability and justice. Elizabeth Rucker is an international studies and interdisciplinary perspectives on the environment senior.
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Decade’s worth of wounds to heal Cleanup
Sick workers Mother resist support reflects on lost sons
Cleaners of ground zero area claim hazardous exposure affected health NEW YORK — In the months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Nayibe Padredin cleaned offices around ground zero, clearing thick layers of dust so lower Manhattan could get back to work. Three months into the job, she began to have coughing attacks and headaches, struggled to get air and found herself easily fatigued. But she kept working, reasoning that she needed the money. Hundreds of low-paid cleaners toiled alongside her, many of them also Spanish-speaking immigrants. Now Padredin and other cleaners say they’re sick from the time they spent cleaning without adequate protective gear. They haven’t been nearly as visible as those who worked at the site itself, but they are struggling to cope with how their time on the perimeter of the disaster site has transformed their lives. Ten years after the attacks, their symptoms are the same as those reported by many others exposed to the dust, primarily respiratory and digestive illnesses. Programs offer medical assistance to anyone who spent time at the site after the attacks and is diagnosed with those conditions, but for reasons ranging from ignorance of the application process to fear of being deported, some of the cleanup workers did not immediately seek treatment or compensation. “They are hesitant to seek health care because they are afraid,” said Dr. Jaime Carcamo, a psychologist who treats about 90 Hispanic cleanup workers in Queens, some of whom are illegal immigrants. Padredin, 72, came to the U.S. on a tourist visa in 1999 from Colombia and never left. In New York, she sold tamales on the street and sewed in a mattress factory until she found a job at a cleaning company, which led her to ground zero a week after the attacks. For six months, she cleaned the dust for $60 per day. She began to feel sick in mid-winter, with a sudden onset of symptoms she did not previously suffer from, she said. Now she has asthma, headaches and stomach problems. She says she can no longer work and wants to go back to Colombia. “I feel like crying all the time,” she said. “Every day I am more useless.” A bill that President Barack Obama signed into law last year gives aid to residents and people who became ill working in or near the ruins, providing $4.2 billion. No one knows how many from this uncounted workforce will come forward with claims. The Associated Press
Family of 9/11 attacks cherish life rather than death CLIFTON, N.J. — Each morning and night for the past decade, Sandra Grazioso has followed the same ritual: She greets her two sons each day with “Good morning, boys,” and whispers, “G ood night, boys,” each night. The last time she was able to say it to them in person was just before Sept. 11, 2001, the day both her sons were killed in the World Trade Center, one floor apart. “It’s hard. I can’t tell you it’s not. It’s very hard,” Grazioso said. “You rehash, but it never goes away. You still remember it like it was yesterday instead of 10 years ago.” Tim Grazioso, 42, was a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of the north tower. His brother John, 41, worked for the same firm, one floor above. Sandra Grazioso, like some others who lost loved ones on 9/11, is finding the upcoming 10-year anniversary a particularly painful one. It’s more than just another year gone by. A decade is a solid, tangible block of
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Sandra Grazioso poses for a picture while holding portraits of her sons John (left) and Tim (right) in her living room in Clifton, N.J. Grazioso lost her two sons, who worked on separate floors of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald, during the Sept. 11 attacks.
time by which most people measure life’s milestones, she said. In the case of her sons, it measures everything they’ve missed. “They lost 10 years of their lives, of being a father, of being a husband, and they loved their children,” she said. Tim, who commuted between Gulf Stream, Fla., and New York, and his wife, Debbie, had tw in girls, Brianna and Lauren, now 22. John and his wife, Tina, of Middletown, N.J., had three children: Kathryn, now 17, Kristen, 14, and Michael, who was 10 months old when his father died and will turn 11 on 11/11/11. Their faces sur round Grazioso, now 75, in dozens of framed photographs in her modest, immaculately kept apartment in Clifton,
N.J. She has pictures of her smiling sons, her grandchildren and her 48-year-old daughter, Carolee, her only remaining child. She’s often asked how she can stand to live with so many visual reminders, including several mementos from Sept. 11 — even a photo a relative took on that day of smoke billowing from the towers where her sons died. “We can either hide in the closet or not,” she said. “If we can’t talk about them, who can? I had all the pictures up right from the beginning.” She also has dozens of letters, cards and gifts that were sent to her by strangers touched by the magnitude of her loss and her resilience. “People say I’m an inspiration, but I don’t think of it that way,” Grazioso said.
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Posters don a wall of the garden behind a tent in New York City that houses a chapel and a storage of the remains of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
10 years of work continues Pending identification of attack victims leaves families uncertain NEW YORK — His family has his spare firefighter uniform, but not the one he wore on 9/11 — or any other trace of him. Killed at the World Trade Center, 32-year-old Scott Kopytko’s remains were never recovered — a painful legacy of grief for families looking for answers, closure or final confirmation that their loved one was actually a 9/11 victim. “Very painful and very hurt” is how Russell Mercer, Kopytko’s stepfather, describes it. “And mistrusting of everybody.” Numbers tell the story in the decade of search and recovery of the remains of Sept. 11 victims — a massive forensic investigation marked by a Supreme Court appeal of families who wanted a more thorough search, and discoveries years after the attacks of even more remains in manholes and on rooftops around ground zero. Tens of millions have been spent, including on the painstaking extraction
of DNA from tiny bone fragments, using technology refined from a decade ago. Of 21,000 remains that have been recovered, nearly 9,000 are unidentified, because of the degraded condition they were found in. More than 1,100 victims have no identifiable remains. And the pace of the process is telling — in five years, only 26 new identifications. Ernest James, a 40-yearold man who worked in the trade center’s north tower, was the last identification, in late August. “I can’t give a time frame of when an identification is going to be made, if at all,” said Mark Desire, who heads the World Trade Center identification unit for the city medical examiner’s office. “But we are working nonstop.” Five scientists work seven days a week trying to make new identifications at a lab in an ultra-modern building on the east side of Manhattan. The unidentified remains are stored in climate-controlled conditions under a
white tent blocks from the medical examiner’s office. About 400 bone fragments are looked at and analyzed every month. DNA analysis is done by comparing the remains’ genetic profile to DNA found from victims’ possessions, like toothbrushes; from relatives; or from previously identified remains. The fragments are examined, cleaned, and pulverized into powder to extract tell-tale genetic traces — a process that can take up to a week before an identification is made. Most of the DNA profiles generated belong to previously identified victims. When an identification is made, the remains are returned to the family. Sometimes, nothing survives the DNA testing. Relatives might only receive the packaging where the remains had been stored. Desire, assistant director of forensic biology for the medical examiner’s office, says the office won’t give up. “The dedication of this team ... is as strong as it was 10 years ago,” he said in a recent interview. The Associated Press
“I just think of it as I went through something that I can’t do anything about.” Grazioso plans to mark the 10th anniversary by going with family to ground zero. Although she was not picked in the lottery that determines who gets to read the names during the ceremony, she wants those who hear the names of her sons — read one after the other — to know what special men they were. “I don’t want anybody to ever forget what happened to them,” Grazioso said. “Not just Timmy and Johnny, but the 3,000 people that died there. Don’t ever forget them. Like all these people dying in the war. Celebrate their lives, not their deaths — and we do.” The Associated Press
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9/11 panel to promote peace Abrahamic faith leaders will discuss goals for violence-free future Ashley Mendez Staff Reporter
A Norman panel will commemorate Sept. 11 with a discussion of peaceful communities in a post-9/11 world. “Abrahamic Faiths Post 9/11: Building Peaceful Community in a Violent World” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, 1809 Stubbeman Ave. The ceremony, reflecting and honoring firefighters, police officers and first responders will focus on bringing peace to a violent
world, said Imam Imad Enchassi, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. OU professor Barbara Boyd will moderate the event, and Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, will lead a discussion panel. The Rev. Mitch Randall, senior pastor of NorthHaven Church, Norman; and Enchassi, will serve on the panel. Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal will attend. Panel members said they look forward to sharing their
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goals with the public. One goal of the ceremony is to show people the Abrahamic faith is against violence and committed to a violence-free world, Enchassi said. Randall said violence will Mark Lennihan/The Associated Press always be present but people of faith have a responsibility One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in this aerial photo Aug. 30 in New York. to carve out a peaceful way. Sept. 11, 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
›››› Sooner Sampler: How has Sept. 11 affected you?
“My mom is a flight attendant, so it has affected me big time. Every day she goes to work it affects me.”
“It has really made me appreciate the things I have in life, and not to take what I have for granted.”
“At the time, it made me feel more patriotic, and it made me more skeptical and cautious of everyone.”
Whitney Jennings, Freshman
Quaye Kaaihue, Sophomore
Sean Johnson, junior
“Being from Mexico ... I used to be able to fly in very easily, and now it is very hard.” Alejandro de la Pena, Sophomore
“I took it very personally. ... We as a country haven’t been able to completely recover.”
“I was really young when it happened, so it didn’t affect me at first, but it now does in terms of travel.”
Bea Holland, Senior
LIndsey Hurtle, Sophomore
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Whaley’s talent not surprising Sooners recognized running back’s skill long before his first game on Saturday Greg Fewell
Assistant Sports Editor
D o m i n i q u e W h a l e y ’s sudden leap into the spotlight came as a surprise to just about everybody who doesn’t attend practice with the Sooners every day. However, to Whaley, his coaches and teammates, the way the junior running back
dominated his first game with OU was no shock at all. “Everyone thinks it’s insane that he just popped out of nowhere, but he had to sit out last year,” sophomore offensive lineman Gabe Ikard said. “We all knew he was a freak. You should have seen him running wild in our spring scrimmages and
running over people. If you go look at the numbers he puts up, he’s probably the best athlete we have. We knew. It’s not like we were oblivious to his talent.” Whaley has the skill set, the size and the athletic ability to have been a top recruit coming out of high school. However, growing up in a military family that moved around a lot hurt him when it came to recruiting. His military parents may be a
big reason why Whaley is such a hard worker, though. Whaley said his parents always made sure he was taking care of business and had his priorities right. That meant he had to be the best he could possibly be, both on and off the football field. In fact, Whaley had to make all A’s and B’s growing up or he was not even allowed to play the sports he loved. “If we had anything lower
than a B, our parents would pull us from a sport,” Whaley said. “They ran a tight ship at the house. Everything was, ‘Do it the right way, do it our way or don’t do it at all.’ And even though I’m out of the house, I still continue to follow their rules.” Whaley said being a part of that “tight ship” made him the humble, hard-working person he is today. Before see WHALEY page B2
Sooners receive wide success
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Senior wide receiver Ryan Broyles runs after catching a pass against Tulsa on Saturday. Even without No. 2 receiver Kenny Stills, the Sooners spread the ball around effectively.
Receiving corps holds its own against Tulsa Team logs lofty stats despite Stills’ 1-game suspension Jordan Jenson Sports Reporter
In the Sooners opening game against Tulsa, OU racked up 417 yards through the air, with a 72-percent completion percentage. Looking at the stats, you wouldn’t believe OU football was without its clear No. 2 receiver. Sophomore Kenny Stills, suspended for the opening game, was a big contributor during his freshman season at OU. He hauled in 61 receptions for 786 yards with five touchdowns last season. Many
around the country feel Stills would be a true No. 1 receiver at almost any other university. With Stills unable to take the field against Tulsa, it was up to the rest of the Sooners’ receiving corps to make up for his absence, and they did so with ease. The game began sluggishly with junior quarterback Landry Jones and the receivers searching for rhythm. But once they settled in, the receivers proved the corps is much more than just Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills. Broyles had a typical performance, and fortunately for OU, that meant hauling in 14 receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown. While
that was the lone touchdown in the air for the Sooners, s everal other receivers stepped up. Sophomore Trey Franks, who saw increased playing with the graduation of Cameron Kenney, totaled seven receptions for 74 yards. Despite a fumble at the end of the second half, he showed he has big-play capability for the Sooners. While his stats didn’t stand out — catching only two passes for 14 yards — senior Dejuan Miller stood out with his blocking ability as well as his willingness to attack the middle of the Tulsa defense. True freshman Kameel Jackson also saw his
Stills returns to field after suspension Wide receiver back in action in time for Florida State game Greg Fewell
Assistant Sports Editor
After being suspended for the Sooners’ first game this season because of a DUI earlier this year, sophomore wide receiver Kenny Stills will rejoin his teammates on the field Sept. 17 when they take on Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. However, the Sooners
proved last weekend that they have a wealth of talent at the position with or without the star. Sophomore Trey Franks made huge contributions, and senior Dejuan Miller was the big physical presence at the position the team has missed the past couple of years. And having All-American and potential Heisman candidate Ryan Broyles does not hurt the Sooners’ positional see STILLS page B2
West Coast two-for-one
see receivers page B2
OU receiving statistics from Saturday’s game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Yards Receptions Position Receiver 158 14 Wide receiver Ryan Broyles 74 7 Wide receiver Trey Franks 46 2 Tight end James Hanna 41 4 Running back Brennan Clay 20 3 Fullback Trey Millard 20 2 Wide receiver Dejuan Miller 17 1 Wide receiver Kameel Jackson 12 2 Tight end Austin Haywood 12 2 Running back Dominique Whaley 11 1 Running back Jonathan Miller 6 1 Tight end Trent Ratterree
No. 18 squad goin’ south OU in Miami for weekend invitational Luke McConnell Sports Reporter
The No. 18 OU volleyball team is on the road again, this time to Miami to participate in the Miami (Fla.) Invitational this weekend. Joining the Sooners will be the host Miami Hurricanes, as well as the Florida A&M Rattlers and Auburn Tigers. Earlier this week, the Sooners defeated Arkansas to move their record to 7-1. O U c o a c h Sa nt i ag o Restrepo said the team’s attitude after the win was very good, and the win was key early in the season. “It was a very good win, and we came very fired up [Wednesday] afternoon in practice to get better,” Restrepo said. The Sooners have emphasized blocking and serving as the key areas of improvement this season, and so far, Restrepo said he has been very pleased with how hard the team is working to get better in those areas. “They have really made a conscious effort at definitely getting better as far as touching a lot more balls and realizing who is in the front row,” Restrepo said. “You have to be disciplined about where to serve and when to serve hard or soft or to a location. I think overall we’ve done a good job of that.” Restrepo also said the team’s willingness to work at correcting those problems and getting better is a tribute to the overall attitude of the team this season. “I think overall it shows leadership,” Restrepo said. “It shows we have a lot of other folks that are capable of moving and changing and leading, doing the things that are required for the team to be successful.” Restrepo also said he hopes all the road jitters OU experienced last week that led to a loss against Cincinnati are out of the players system. “Hopefully, everybody understands that on the road, teams are a lot stronger, especially when you play at their home,” Restrepo said. “You have to be able to deal with a lot of things in that aspect.” OU faces Florida A&M at 3 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the Sooners face Auburn and Miami at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.
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Sophomore infielder Ali Vandever dribbles during a game this season. OU heads west to play Arizona duo this weekend. (Page B2)
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• Friday, September 9, 2011
oU to play desert doubleheader Sooners visit pair of Arizona teams during weekend
WHaley: Player balances stressors Continued from page B1
Oklahoma soccer plays its first out-of-state game this weekend when the team faces Arizona State (2-2) at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Tempe, Ariz. The Sooners will then round out the Sun Devil Classic with a matchup against Arizona (0-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday. “We’ll continue to fine tune things defensively,” OU coach Nicole Nelson said. “We had a good week of practice and hope to see some good competition this weekend.” This weekend’s action will be the first time the Sooners will play consecutive games away from John Crain Field this season. OU has only played one away game this season — against Bedlam rival Oklahoma State last asTruD reeD/The Daily month — after playing five of Junior defender Brianna Turang passes to her teammates during a game against Missouri State on Sunday. Oklahoma will spend the weekend its first six games at home. out west to play Arizona State and Arizona in a weekend doubleheader. The games will be the second and third away games for OU this year. OU (3-3) is riding a twogame win streak after scoring a combined seven goals against Oral Roberts and AT A GLANCE How to beat arizona State AT A GLANCE How to beat arizona Missouri State last weekend. Prior to last weekend’s douSeven of ASU’s nine goals this Score early and often Play balanced defense of forwards who contribute to the bleheader, the Sooners had season have come in the second attack with on-point passes to set The Sooners ﬁnally picked up The Wildcats are extremely only scored one goal in the half, while the Sun Devils have up game-leading goal. the scoring momentum they were limited on offense after dropping past three games. allowed opponents to score ﬁve OU needs to continue to produce missing earlier in the season, their ﬁrst four games to begin the “The chemistry overall on goals in ﬁrst 45 minutes of action. opportunities in the attack and scoring seven goals during last season. the field with the attack is weekend’s doubleheader. Reigning And no one on the Arizona roster continue to improve their ﬁnishes in the box. Shut down Doller better than it was two weeks Big 12 Player of the Week, junior has been able to score a goal this This game could be key to ASU’s Alexandra Doller leads the forward Caitlin Mooney, was year either. ago,” Nelson said. instrumental in getting OU back on team with three goals and six points Everyone from Arizona’s offense help build the Sooners’ scoring Oklahoma is led on offense momentum should OU ﬁnd a way during ASU’s ﬁrst four games this the scoring track, collecting two has the potential to ﬁnally break by three seasoned veterans: to get past one of the top keepers season, and the freshman forward goals and three assists over the that streak, so the Sooners need to senior midfielder Michelle in the Pac-12 Conference before only played three of those games. weekend. be ready to defend from all points Alexander and junior forhosting No. 20 BYU on Sept. 17 in Doller has taken 18 shots this As of late, the Sooners have on the ﬁeld. wards Caitlin Mooney and Norman. season, including 11 on goal, scored nine of the team’s 13 total Dria Hampton. doubling the next closest player’s goals in ﬁrst-half action, a trend Get style points The trio have combined for Tobi Neidy, OU will need to continue in order to performance on the roster. Arizona’s senior goalkeeper nine of the Sooners’ 13 total top the Sun Devils, who like to put Sports Reporter Ashley Jett led the former Pac-10 goals this season and have together their own post-halftime Tobi Neidy, with 104 saves last season, but scoring runs. been active in the attack with the Sooners have an eclectic mix Sports Reporter a combined five assists.
becoming a star on the football field in Norman, he was just a normal college student going to school and working a job to pay for his education. The one difference between him and a regular student, though, was Whaley is also a walkon player who got physically beat down every day while trying to maintain DoMINQUe A’s and B’s WHaley and make enough money to stay in Norman. “He gets hit every play,” junior offensive linemen Ben Habern said. “He’s physically worn down, and then on top of that, school and holding down a job; it’s very impressive that he’s done that.” As far as the current chapter of Whaley’s story goes, he feels it is just that — another chapter. The only surprise to him and his teammates is how surprised the rest of the country is that he emerged last Saturday. “From what I’m hearing from everybody else, I guess it’s impressive,” Whaley said. “So, yeah, I guess I’d be surprised, too.”
StIllS: Team can always improve Continued from page B1 prospects either. But Stills said that as good as OU was Saturday, the team can still get better. “We definitely have a long way to go as a receiving corps,” Stills said. “Plenty of mistakes were made on Saturday. We’re just going to continue to build on that
every week. We’re never satisfied around here.” One thing that was very evident in Saturday’s win was junior quarterback Landry Jones’ confidence in his receivers. After Miller’s first drop of the game, Jones went right back to him on the next play for a huge gain. Stills said that Jones’ relationship with his receivers did not occur by accident
— it was something that has been earned all year in practice. “Landry has a lot of confidence in his guys,” Stills said. “We practice hard. We catch a million balls out there. For Landry to come back to him is what we expect. We don’t expect him to go the other way with it. He has confidence in his players, and he makes his reads.”
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ReCeIVeRS: Sooner players possess versatile pass-catching abilities Continued from page B1 first playing time as a Sooner, making his first catch on a low throw from sophomore quarterback Drew Allen and stiff-arming a defender for an 18-yard gain. While only two receivers went over 50 yards, a number that may sound less than impressive, 11 Sooners made
catches, proof OU has a long line of players ready to step on the field. With tight ends James Hanna and Austin Haywood able to line up as receivers, along with the big-play ability out of the backfield, the Sooners have a variety of ways to get the ball into their playmakers’ hands. With Kenny Stills available for OU’s Sept. 17 showdown
at Florida State, the Sooner offense adds yet another deadly weapon. And although the play of freshman running back Dominique Whaley has rightly made headlines, Oklahoma’s offense proved it has the depth at receiver to give opposing teams fits, which is something the Sooners can only hope will boost their odds of a victory in Tallahassee, Fla.
toURNey: Sooners to test 7-1 record Continued from page B1
2011 Record: 5-2 Key Players: OH Kelly Fidero, OH Vesela Zapryanova, MB Chloe Rowand Restrepo’s take: “They are very physical, and they are well-coached. They went to the NCAA tournament last year for the ﬁrst time. They will also be another top team for the SEC.”
The Tigers come into the tournament sporting a 5-2 record, having been swept by North Carolina and Missouri. The Tigers are led by senior outside hitter Kelly Fidero, who is averaging 2.69 kills per set this season. Sophomore middle blocker Chloe Rowand has collected 21 blocks in the Tiger’s seven games and averages 1.17 blocks per set. Sophomore outside hitter Vesela Zapryanova, a native of Bulgaria, is averaging 1.96 kills per set.
FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS
2011 Record: 0-4 Key Players: OH Katherine Huanec, OH Maria Ceccarelli, libero Karol Marquez Restrepo’s take: “Florida A&M reminds me a lot of Oral Roberts, where they do have a lot of international players. They are very good ballers — they know the game very well. They don’t get frustrated, and they make you play for every single point.”
2011 Record: 6-0 Key Players: OH Lane Carico, MB Ali Becker, RS Alex Johnson, OH Christine Williamson Restrepo’s take: “They’re playing on their home court, and they beat some very good teams last weekend. They already have had very good competition under their belts, and it’s going to be very hard to beat them on their home The Rattlers come into the court.”
season for the first time in 10 years not as the defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion. The Rattlers had won nine conference titles in a row before losing to Delaware in the semifinals of the conference tournament last season. The Rattlers are led offensively by Katherine Huanec, who averages 3.15 kills per set, and OH Maria Ceccarelli, who is averaging 2.54 kills per set. Libero Karol Marquez leads the defense with 4.38 digs per set.
Miami comes into the tournament with an unblemished record and as the first team outside of the AVCA Poll this week. The Hurricanes are led by senior outside hitter Lane Carico, who was named a third-team All-American last year. She is averaging 2.52 kills per set and 4.19 digs per set. Sophomore right side Alex Johnson leads the team with 3.67 kills per set. Defensive specialist Ryan Shaffer averages 5.05 digs per set. Miami has been to the past two NCAA tournaments.
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Art enthusiasts invited to tour Downtown event welcomes all Norman artists Alyssa Grimley Life & Arts Reporter
OU students will be able to explore Norman’s art community through the Second F r i d a y A r t C i rc u i t a n d Campus Area Art Challenge 6 p.m. Friday. The Art Circuit is a collection of mostly downtown locations that art lovers are invited to explore, particularly during the second Friday of each month. Josh Lundsford, associate director of the Norman Arts Council, said the Art Circuit will be comprised of 20 different locations, from museums to restaurants and cafes that showcase art. The Second Friday Art Circuit, a day of art appreciation, has resulted in the proliferation of art in Norman, Lundsford said. Many artists established studios in downtown Norman just so they can be a part of the Second Friday Art Circuit, he said. “Second Friday has been a driving force for artists wanting to move downtown and wanting their own space,” Lundsford said. In addition to walking through the Art Circuit, students will be able to participate in an activity called the
GO AND DO Scavenger hunt WHEN: 6 tonight WHERE: Main Street and OU Arts District PRICE: Free MORE INFO: Michael Bendure, 325-3178.
“Second Friday has been a driving force for artists wanting to move downtown and wanting their own space.” josh lundsford, Associate director, Norman arts council
Campus Area Art Challenge. This challenge is like a scavenger hunt, and four art-oriented locations both on and near campus are participating: the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Firehouse Art Center, Jacobson House Native Art Center and OU’s Fine Arts Library. As the rules stand, those who wish to participate in the scavenger hunt must visit any three of these locations and find specific items throughout these locations. After filling out a form that
Participants in the Norman Arts Council’s Second Friday Art Walk wonder through the shops and galleries on Main St. This month’s art walk will feature an OU campus scavenger hunt within the OU Arts District.
one can pick up at any of the four locations, participants will be put in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s gift shop. The gift shop, called Muse, has been under renovation,
but is now complete, said Michael Bendure, director of communication for the Museum. “It’s a really cool place now,” Bendure said. Bendure said this Campus Area Art Challenge is the first
OU has ever held. “It’s been a fun, collaborative effort,” Bendure said. The Campus Area Art Challenge is meant to work in conjunction with the Second Friday Art Walk by giving patrons a chance to
explore Norman’s art community both on- and offcampus, he said. “There’s a lot going on downtown, but there’s plenty within walking distance from campus,” Bendure said.
Foam party to make splash in parking garage tonight Student safety a concern for UPB Sydney Allen
Life & Arts Reporter
Foam isn’t often seen outside of a bubble bath or a car wash, but for one Friday night each year, it fills the top of the Oklahoma Memorial Union parking garage engulfing students as they squeal and dance in the soap. “The foam party was one of the first events I attended as a freshman,” said Mariah Najmuddin, journalism sophomore. “It really set the tone for my freshman year.” Friday night’s free foam fete will be the eighth incarnation of the event. “The foam party was an imaginative creation of one of the Union Programming B o a r d m e m b e r s,” s a i d Michael Massad, UPB vice president and microbiology senior. “We tell the members that the sky is the limit when it comes to programming events and the foam party was a byproduct of that mantra.” Massad said last year’s event attracted just under 800 guests, adding that UPB expects that number to rise once again. “[In 2009 we] had only 300 in attendance,” Massad said. “At this rate we expect well over 1,000 excited students this year and enough foam to cover all of them.” “I was surprised that so many people were dancing last year,” Najmuddin said. “It was obvious that everyone was enjoying themselves.” This year brings several changes to the foam format,
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including a new system of distributing the bubbles to the waiting crowd. “The system is suspended above the crowd with reinforced trusses and will pump foam over the dancing masses,” Massad said. While the party might seem like a harmless school dance with the simple addition of bubbles, the foam does have its dangers.
“As of yet, the foam party has a very good reputation regarding safety,” Massad said. “We worry about student safety first and foremost.” Najmuddin said she not worried about the dangers of getting hurt. “A few people were slipping around,” Najmuddin said. “[But] who goes to a foam party and doesn’t expect it to be a little slippery?” Incidents of theft were also reported after participants left their shoes and electronics along the wall of the parking structure. According to Daily archives, nine phones were reported missing following the 2009 event. And, of course, OU requires that all partygoers fill out a waiver before they flock toward the foam.
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Cinema mimics societal fears C
inema has the power to move us, to inspire us, and to comment on the behaviors and beliefs of our society. It serves as an invaluable medium for extracting penetrating insight into the human psyche and the everchanging aspects of our culture. Two sub-genres that effectively adhere to this notion include “the zombie film” and “the vampire film.” Films associated with these genres often depict a society infested with malicious, disease-ridden, and blood-thirsty villains that threaten the longevity of our world. They have been of particular interest to today’s youth with the initiation of the “Twilight” phenomenon and titles such as “Let The Right One In” (2008), “Zombieland” (2009) and “The Crazies” (2010). What is it about these grisly gore-a-thons that attracts so many viewers? Is the horror genre merely the product of a decaying society vicariously indulging in its primitive desires disguised as entertainment?
sucking boyfriend to sink his fangs into her jugular, she is enthralled by his eerie charms. Bella’s vulnerability and suppression of her internal desires allude to the anxiety today’s youth holds about losing their virginity. The act of submission trigLaron Chapman gers the danger, but they are Laron.M.Chapmanfirstname.lastname@example.org invariably drawn to it. The concept of contagion Not quite. is also a societal concern. When given a deeper, The crippling fear of catchmore thoughtful examinaing a rapidly mutating virus tion, it is safe to argue that these films explore the dark- is personified by the ravener depths of reality and func- ous zombie archetype. This malevolent being tion as mediums by which serves as a repository, or viewers can channel and rather a manifestation of our confront the fears they supsociety’s fear of contracting press in their minds. communicable diseases, The fears of contracting a terminal illness, engaging in more specifically STDs. Take, for example, the anpremarital sexuality, or surnual outbreaks of influenza, viving the perils of a savage post-apocalyptic setting are prompting our society to get its “flu shot,” or the paranoia a few of the anxieties these that transpired during the films evoke. The psychological struggle “swine flu” catastrophe. It is between seduction and fear a common tactic for the “uninflected” inhabitants of the is effectively rendered by societies these films depict the young, smitten heroine Bella (Kirsten Stewart) of the to try and produce curing vaccine and initiating a strict “Twilight” series. quarantine, separating the While Bella is dutifully infected individuals from the aware of the dangers that healthy ones. would ensue if she allows This practice suggests her hormonal, blood-
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Marion Cotillard as the character “Dr. Leonora Orantes” in this month’s “Contagion.” The film, along with several other recent films, play up cultural fears as part of their plots.
that if such measures are not contained, they can lead to our demise, generating a premature apocalypse. The audience projects its anxieties onto the monster, confronting them, and ultimately vanquishing them to put their troubles at ease. Now, maybe these actions
are performed unconsciously, or perhaps this theory is a bit of a stretch. Either way, the cinema has the ability to inspire such connections and it would explain these films widespread appeal. The most recent example of this viral craze is
exercised in director Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” about a lethal airborne disease that becomes a global epidemic, which releases today in theatres worldwide. Coincidence? I think not.
KSU students will be here to do the same in the Fred Jones Art Center’s Lightwell Gallery. “We were approached by KSU last summer,” said Curtis Jones, printmaking professor of the OU School of Art and Art History. “I believe it is a good initiative to foster relationships among the Big 12 universities.” The exchange gives students a chance to reach out
to other communities. “This exchange presents a chance for students to work with artists from other communities and teach them to seek opportunities to exhibit professionally outside Oklahoma,” added Curtis. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Laron Chapman is a film and media studies senior.
Entertainment Briefs Music
OU brings worldtraveling organist The OU School of Music kicks off its Boggess Artist Concert Series at 8 p.m. Friday with a performance by a world-renowned guest organist in Gothic Hall, Catlett Music Center. Students will have an exclusive opportunity to hear
Stephen Tharp perform two, currently unpublished pieces from composers George Baker and Anthony Newman. Tharp received the 2011 International Performer of the Year award by the New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has performed for audiences across the globe. “[The goal is to] engage people at all levels, whether
you’ve been to an organ re- Art cital or not. There’s something for everyone,” Tharp OU art students said. Tickets for all Boggess take work to KSU Series events are $9 for Art students from OU adults and $5 for students, and Kansas State University faculty, staff and senior will trade exhibitions this adults. month. OU graduate students Brooke Buckmaster, will be in Manhattan, Kan., Life & Arts Reporter to install the artwork for an exhibit running Friday through Sept. 23.
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