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Student advocacy group reaches out A soon-to-be formed lobbying group will defend student interests in our state gov. MIKE BRESTOVANSKY Campus Reporter
OU students are forming an advocacy group to provide students with a stronger voice in state government by researching and solving problems affecting Oklahoma higher education. Rob Smith, the acting president of OU’s Public Interest Research Group, said the group would be assisted by a team of experts to lobby at the Oklahoma State Capitol for
student interests. “These can be things like tuition, state funding … funding for secondary education,” said Smith, international studies and Spanish senior. The group will be the university’s branch of the Oklahoma Public Interest Research Group, or OKPIRG, which is a student-led, nonprofit organization founded in June. Joe Loveless, former president of OKPIRG and international relations senior, said the public interest research groups aren’t affiliated with any political party. “Rather than try to win the battle between who’s right and who’s wrong, we just want to say, ‘This is something
we both agree on, that we both think is right, so let’s work together to get things done,’” Loveless said. Neither the OKPIRG or OU’s chapter have officially started yet, Smith said. The groups are still in the process of completing tax forms and getting funding. As a student organization, the OU chapter will receive funding from the university, but Smith and Loveless hope the groups can receive additional funding to be able to lobby at the state level. “What we want to do at the state level will not be cheap. We want to hire people, which requires a salary, which SEE LOBBY PAGE 2
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Left: OU freshman running back Keith Ford struggles to get away from Texas senior safety Adrian Phillips Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Above: The OU defense struggles to tackle Texas sophomore wide receiver/running back Daje Johnson Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. The Sooners lost the Red River Rivalry 20 to 36.
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Electrical engineering junior Farah Al-Saif came to OU from Saudi Arabia to have an adventurous study experience away from home. Al-Saif is a minuscule portion of the 7 percent of international students on OU’s Norman campus and about 5 percent of international students enrolled on all OU campuses. “When I first came here it was hard to be away from home and family but now it is a second home for me.” Al-Saif said. “I met friends from Saudi Arabia as well as from America and other countries, which is a great experience.” International students travel from their home countries to a university elsewhere to stay there and complete a degree. Exchange students may travel abroad to a new school for only a semester or two through a reciprocal program, said Monica Sharp, director
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of International Student Services. As of fall 2012, there were 1680 international and exchange students enrolled at OU in Norman. These students come from more than 114 countries across the world, according to the OU Factbook. Since 1999, the number of such students at OU has not drastically increased or decreased, but has remained more or less consistent. The highest country of origin of international students on campus
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is China, with 510, followed by India with 109 students and Saudi Arabia with 95, according to the Factbook. The majority of international students are seeking degrees in petroleum engineering. “I love the fact that OU is one of the best universities that offers a degree in petroleum engineering,” said Testi Sherif, a first year graduate student
A multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will fund OU research to improve transportation in Oklahoma. The U.S. Department of Transportation gave the $2.6 million grant to the Southern Plains Regional Transportation Center, a consortium of schools headed by OU, to research improving transportation infrastructure in the region. Positioned near the center of the U.S., Oklahoma roads are vital for transporting goods and people across the country. However, the state’s location and tendency for violent weather make it a crucial and difficult area for transportation. Severe droughts alone can cause economic losses of almost $9 billion annually, the center’s director Musharraf Zaman said. OU will use facilities like the National Weather Center to gather weather data and apply it to the research, Zaman said.
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Lobby: Student voices to be heard at state level Continued from page 1
Today around campus An art exhibition will open today in the Lightwell Gallery in the School of Art & Art History and run through Nov. 1. The show will include artworks from MFA students. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A Columbus Day celebration will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Oklahoma Memorial Unionâ€™s first floor lobby. Free cookies will be provided. A trivia night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Unionâ€™s Beaird Lounge. A free concert, â€œVerdi and Wagner: A Bi-Centennial Celebration,â€? will take place at 8 p.m. in Catlett Music Centerâ€™s Pitman Recital Hall.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15 A concert from opera singers Bill Ferrara and Jonathan Shames will be held at noon in the Sandy Bell Gallery in Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. A free performance will take place at noon in the Oklahoma Memorial Union as a part of Mid Day Music. Nicole Thompson will be playing the piano during this time. A lecture on Roberto Matta will be given at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom in Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Matta (19112002) was one of Chileâ€™s best-known painters and an important figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist art. He is one of the artists included in the Libertad de ExpresiĂłn exhibition housed in the museum.
requires a revenue stream,â€? Loveless said. Loveless said he doesnâ€™t want the Oklahoma group to be funded by other interest groups or organizations because he wants to keep the group free of any political bias. â€œSo, rather than work through charitable donations and have our message be influenced by contributors, weâ€™d rather it remain â€Ś uncontaminated by certain interest groups,â€? Loveless said. To achieve this, Loveless said he hopes the Oklahoma group can help implement a statewide $5 increase to college tuition. This money would pay for the running costs of maintaining a statewide lobbying organization, such as salaries, office space and administrative overhead, Loveless said. While this could generate approximately $150,000 from OU alone, any student would be able to waive the fee. However, getting the fee approved would be a long process involving getting approval from students, Loveless said. â€œWe donâ€™t want [students] to come next semester to find a sudden $5 increase,
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Rob Smith is the current president of OUâ€™s branch of Oklahoma Public Interest Reseearch Group, a group that works to inform citizens about state government.
as many students as possible this year so the groupsâ€™ leadership wonâ€™t suffer next year. Any college or university student in Oklahoma is eligible to participate in Joe Loveless, OKPIRG, Smith said. As former president of OKPIRG and international the group gains traction relations senior and improves its outreach, or for them to increase fees them to have a say in whatâ€™s Smith said he hopes that every student will have his in general and use the PIRG going to happen.â€? as an umbrella,â€? Loveless Since Smith and Loveless or her voice heard. said. â€œWe want the students a re i n t h e i r f ou r t h a n d to be fully aware of whatâ€™s final years at OU, they said going to happen and for theyâ€™re looking to recruit
â€œWe want the students to be fully aware of whatâ€™s going to happen and for them to have a say in whatâ€™s going to happen.â€?
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Sam Noble Museum to host author for storytelling workshop and exhibit An author will discuss the art of telling stories at a workshop on Saturday at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Kevin Carroll, author of â€œWhatâ€™s your Red Rubber Ball?!â€? will teach the workshop and help participants learn to tell stories based on their personal experiences, the museumâ€™s spokeswoman Jen Tregarthen said. The workshop will be given in conjunction with Carrollâ€™s exhibition â€œThe Art of Sport and Play,â€? which features trinkets from Carrollâ€™s travels around the world, but also focuses on a collection of handcrafted balls fashioned by children, Tregarthen said. â€œThe exhibition shows that the spirit of sports is universal,â€? Tregarthen said. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 405-325-1008.
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 A discount to register for the Zombie 5K will be available at 11:30 a.m. Oklahoma Memorial Unionâ€™s first floor lobby. Registration is half off for students and all proceeds go to Bridges of Norman. A book sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the south side of the Neustadt Wing of Bizzell Memorial Library. Hardback books will be $2, paperbacks will be $1, and magazines will be 50 cents. Money raised from the book sale will be used to purchase additional materials for the library collections. Payment for books can be made in cash or by check. A free workshop to improve test-taking abilities will be held at 5 p.m. in Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Room 245. This lecture is part of the Student Success Series and requires no registration. A free screening of the film, â€œCountry Musicâ€? will be shown at 5 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Unionâ€™s Meacham Auditorium as a part of Tierra Tinta Conference. Writer and film producer Alberto Fuguet will present the film. Do you want to see your organizationâ€™s campus event here? Visit OUDaily.com/events/submit to add your entry.
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This research could lead to innovations in winter-weather vehicles, more durable road construction materials or climate-adaptive transportation, Zaman said. The Southern Plains Regional Transportation Center includes seven other universities, including Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech University, according to a press release. While OU is the lead institution for the center, these universities will work in conjunction to address issues facing regional and national transportation systems. The transportation center is one of 10 regional University Transportation Centers funded by the Department of Transportation this fall, according to the release. These centers receive grants for two years. After that period, they must renew their grant application.
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second home: Resources for exchange students Continued from page 1 from Ethiopia. â€œThere is a good school environment at OU and I have friends from different countries around the world.â€? When international students on campus need help with their immigration status and have other questions, they go to ISS. â€œWe are an information clearing house for international students regarding issues they might experience at OU â€” from obtaining Oklahoma state identification, Oklahoma driverâ€™s license, housing, enrollment, advisement, academic misconduct and other issues,â€? Sharp said. â€œISS helps direct international students to other resources on campus they need to get their questions answered.â€? There are 23 international student organizations at OU. International Advisory Committee represents all of them. â€œIAC provides a forum for international student organizations to communicate with each other that strengthens the voice of international students at OU,â€? IAC president Hillary Medina said. â€œThe branch of IAC, taskforce, allows international students to share their problems with us so that we can find a way to solve them.â€? IAC organizes
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H u i x i a o L i u , w h o s e studying here and because American name is Lydia, is her school in China is an exan exchange student from change school. China. She â€œLife is colcame to OU maorful here at joring in eco- â€œLife is colorful O U,â€? L i u s a i d . here at OU.â€? â€œBesides studnomics for the fall semester. ies I get to meet Huixiao Liu, Liu said that friends and go to economics student she chose OU fun parties. I am because of its happy that I have placement in the middle gained a lot of new experiof the U.S., she has friends ences here.â€?
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GLBTs are God’s children too Obama puts up ‘Barrycade’
while back, I was going on here. If the goal of opinion columnist talking to my the church is to eliminate gay friend about “sin” by turning GLBT peoChristian and GLBT relaple celibate or straight, then tions. He told me of an innot only has it failed to accident where one of his gay complish that, but it has also friends stopped talking to succeeded in turning thouhim because he identified as sands of GLBT people away a Christian. It blew my mind from God and faith. This is John Putnam that, even as a gay man, he extremely saddening. email@example.com could lose gay friends for The Christian right has being Christian. lost the battle over same-sex A while back, I read a study that stated marriage. It’s only a matter of time before the number one identifier non-Christians federal and state governments universally placed on Christians was “anti-gay.” The recognize gay marriage. results of this study were published in Continuing this fight over the secu2007 in a book titled “UnChristian: What lar institution of “marriage” makes these a New Generation Really Thinks About Christians appear petty and small. Civil Christianity.” The survey found that 91% of marriages are about civil rights, which don’t non-Christians saw Christianity as anti-gay, affect churches. 87% saw it as judgmental and 85% saw it as The notion of instituting “civil unions” hypocritical. is equally as offensive. The Supreme Court It’s hard to fathom this because we have ruled in Brown v. The Board of Education no record of Jesus condemning LGBT peothat “separate but equal” institutions are not ple. You read that right: Jesus never spoke equal at all. This should apply even when the against homosexuality. Many churches only difference is the name. would try to convince you that Jesus actively I recently left a “Christian” organization condemned homosexuality, but in the four because I could no longer live with the fact accounts of his life that are accepted by near- that they discriminated against GLBT peoly all Christian churches, there is not a single ple. As much as I benefited from the orgamention of homosexuality by Jesus. nization, it pained me that a GLBT person Many churches will point to Matthew wouldn’t receive the same benefits unless 19:4-5 and Mark 10:6-8 in the New they renounced an important part of who Testament, claiming these show instances they are. I couldn’t remain in an organizawhere Jesus dictates marriage as being betion that wasn’t helping the poor, hungry, tween a man and a woman, but he isn’t dethirsty, naked, prisoners and sick, but rathfining marriage there — he was addressing er focused more on being against GLBT divorce — and he never excludes the possipeople. bility of same sex marriages. However, there is hope for GLBTThese churches will then point to passag- Christian relations. An Anglican bishop from es in the Old Testament, the letters of Paul South Sudan visited my church in Dallas a and letters by people claiming to be Paul as few weeks ago, where he served communion evidence of homosexuality being “sinful,” to a woman who was transgender. Maybe though none of these accounts witness to he knew she was transgender, maybe he the life of Christ himself. didn’t. Regardless, it was a beautiful scene of The passages in the New Testament that love and diversity in the context of the most do condemn homosexuality almost always holy and sacred of Christian practices, Holy refer to it in the context of idol worship or Eucharist. It was a scene that transcends rape; they never condemn long term monot- hate and ignorance while fulfilling Jesus’ onous homosexual relationships. mission of restoration, grace and love. It’s Even if they did, none of these instances this kind of scene that should replace the merit the hate and condemnation many bigotry and discrimination found in many Christians in America express toward the churches. GLBT community. Fortunately, the leader Christians need to take a step back and of the largest Christian church in the world, reconsider our priorities for the spiritual Pope Francis, now agrees. health of all people, Christian or otherwise. He recently sparked controversy by makIt’s time for us to get back to our mission of ing statements such as, “If someone is gay, love and restoration and give up this war and he searches for the Lord and has good against a group of people who are children will, who am I to judge?” He also said the of God as much as we are. church has no right to “interfere spiritually” John Putnam is a public relations and with GLBT people. human relations senior. Spiritual interference is exactly what’s
opinion columnist f you are looking for destroy his business. an example of arWhen the National Park bitrary, vindictive, Service, which now only authoritarian governance, serves vengeful politicians, look no further than the Barrycaded the driveways Obama administration’s to his inn, all 100 of his barricading (henceforemployees were left idle. ward, “Barrycading”) of Whether there will still be a national parks, monuPisgah Inn to return to after Corbin Brown ments and their shutting the shutdown is uncertain. firstname.lastname@example.org down of government Unlike the federal governwebsites. In doing so, the ment, small businesses are Obama administration has hoped to shift sensitive to the market, and a two-weekblame for the government shutdown to long lapse in customers is highly detrimenthe Republicans. tal to their profit margin. Obama is obviously holding a temper The shutdown of government websites tantrum over not being able to control the appears just as heinous. The Amber Alert U.S. in the manner he desires and spend website was, until recently, shut down, however much he wants. Apparently, while the site for Michelle Obama’s Let’s since the GOP frowns upon Obama’s atMove campaign was still up. From this, tempt to take over one-sixth of the econo- we can assume that, in President Obama’s my, veterans shouldn’t be allowed to visit opinion, whether the public should be inthe World War II Memorial and elderly formed of child-abductions is debatable couple, Ralph and Joyce Spencer, should while his wife’s health campaign should rebe evicted from the private home they’ve main up and running at any cost. been living in for 40 years on land leased Until we receive word that speaker of from the federal government. the U.S. House of Representatives, John The National Park Service has apBoehner, is Barrycading the monuments pointed itself chief enforcer of Obama’s himself, there is only one person to blame shutdown. Their actions speak for them- for these arbitrary closures: Barack Obama. selves. In Yellowstone on October 1, a tour The Republicans of the House proposed a group that included senior citizens from bill to restart funding for the national parks, Australia, Japan, Canada and the United as well as veterans’ affairs, but didw not sucStates found itself being put under armed ceed in gaining the requisite two-thirds maguard by the park’s geyser police. jority. Had it passed, the Democrats of the When the bus stopped along its route, Senate would have voted it down. They said and members of the group walked out to so themselves, describing the Republicans’ take photos of a nearby buffalo herd, an bills as “cherry-picking.” armed ranger harassed the visitors. The Obama’s attempt to blame the ranger claimed the tour group wasn’t alRepublicans for his expulsion of Americans lowed to “recreate” and repeated himself from their national parks and monuments to the tour guide before the group shufis shocking in its conspicuousness. Long fled back onto the bus and made their gone, apparently, are the days when presiway to the in-park Old Faithful Inn. dents would make substantial attempts to The situation at this lodge was worse. hide their true motives. Obama seems to For hours, armed rangers imprisoned the have lost any interest in opaqueness. Now, tour group in the building. When they he just commits flagrant abuses of power on were finally released from house arrest the world stage, points to Republicans, and and driven from the park, this group was says, “They did it.” If only Richard Nixon and barred from using the restroom at a near- Bill Clinton had been this unabashed. by in-park dude ranch, lest its owner lose Obama has contempt for one of the prinhis license to operate. The National Park ciples of our republic: that the people own Service appears to have perfected the art the federal government, not the other way of Zersetzung. around. Did the U.S. declare its indepenAlong the Blue Ridge Parkway, andence from and wage war against a monother small business was threatened by archy so that, in 237 years, every American the National Park Service. For about two citizen would be subject to the politically hours, the owner of the privately-run fueled caprices of government bureaucrats Pisgah Inn, which is under a concessions and politicians? contract with the National Park Service, was able to operate, despite a 17 percent Corbin Brown is a University College government shutdown and the attempts freshman. of a mindless, despotic bureaucracy to
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exas handed Oklahoma its first loss of the season, 36-20, this weekend. Oklahoma’s offense struggled to make plays and the defensive line was overpowered up front. Texas lead the entire game and never gave Oklahoma a chance to catch up. Losses can be telling, though. Here’s the top five things we learned from the loss.
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Texas coach Mack Brown might be off the hot seat, but Oklahoma’s co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel has to be feeling the heat right about now. The Sooners’ play caller did not come in with a sound game plan. The offense looked uninspired against Texas and consistently faced near-impossible third and long situations. The lack of a vertical passing game made the offense predictable and easier to defend. Part of the blame falls on the offense, but more should fall on Heupel. Junior quarterback Blake Bell (pictured right) only ran the ball a handful of times, despite film showing quarterback runs have been Texas’ biggest defensive weakness earlier this season. Heupel also called for little to no play action passes, which could have been effective on first down.
After his first three starts, fans starting questioning why he didn’t start the entire season. They found out on Saturday. Bell came out flat and only threw for 133 yards. He was also sacked four times. Bell has to learn to be more aware in the pocket for the Sooners to succeed. He can run, but for some reason, he can’t make the connection when under pressure. In addition, Bell has always succeeded when he can pass the ball around to a slew of receivers, but on Saturday, he only completed passes to two wide receivers — seniors Jalen Saunders and Lacolton Bester (pictured right). The rest came to senior fullback Trey Millard or to Oklahoma’s running back committee.
The only bright spots for Oklahoma came from Millard(pictured left) and freshman running back Keith Ford. The Sooners put together an impressive drive near the end of the first half that relied heavily on the talents of Millard and Ford. The same could be said for Oklahoma’s drive to open the second half. Millard is the Sooners’ most versatile player, and it’s a shame he can’t be used more as a ball carrier. As effective as we was running and catching the ball, Millard was needed more to help pick up blitzes. The run game never really got going for Oklahoma, but Ford should have gotten more carries. Senior running backs Brennan Clay, Damien Williams and Roy Finch couldn’t find a rhythm, but Ford seemed to keep the gears turning. If he could have kept the run game alive, it would have taken pressure of Bell to throw the ball.
Up front, Oklahoma’s defense was weak. Sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Phillips did not play again this week, and freshman tackle Jordan Wade started in his spot. Wade played well in place of Phillips last week against TCU but struggled against the run game against Texas. The entire defensive line did. It seemed like every time Texas ran the ball they got at least three or four yards. In place of Corey Nelson, freshman Dominique Alexander (pictured below) got the start and led the team in tackles with 19. Downfield, Texas dared the Oklahoma defense to guard them in man-coverage, and Texas came out ahead every time. Oklahoma’s defense had surprised fans to open the season, but their sloppy, uninspired play against Texas showed flaws in the unit nobody anticipated seeing mid-season.
Despite their play on the field, the Sooners took full responsibility for it after the game. They could have hid behind excuses, but they didn’t. It would have been easy to say they overlooked Texas, and Bell could have easily blamed his receivers for his two interceptions, but instead the team stood behind their practice habits and Bell took responsibility for his poor play. They were quick to admit that they simply got outplayed.
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Studying music is a ‘lifestyle’ Music majors strive for improvement Sama Khawaja Life & Arts Reporter Walking down the corridors of Catlett, it’s easy to be lost in the music wafting from the practice rooms. Such beautiful melodies can be produced by just reading a few music notes, and many students have devoted their college careers to pursuing this passion. But is that all there is to being a music major? Peg Stockton, a graduate assistant in music theory, said that people think musicians are always having a good time, but they don’t seem to realize how much work actually goes into constructing a major in that field. It isn’t just about playing music — it’s about understanding the purpose of music, she said. Imagine listening to a music piece and then trying to figure out the different pitches, key and tones all at once — that’s music theory. Mikala Blossom, a music performance sophomore, said once you’re behind in music theory, it’s difficult to catch up. Stockton said in order to graduate within four years, a musician would have to take at least 18 to 19 credit hours per semester. These are not just three credit or four credit hour classes, she said. The classes are just one credit each but the amount of work they require from the students is equivalent to that of a four credit hour course.
Opera preview: Get a sneak peak of the upcoming “L’Elisir d’Amore” opera during the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Tuesday Noon Concert. Directors Bill Ferrara and Jonathan Shames will speak at the event. The preview will be at 12 p.m. Zombie 5k Registration: Register for the Union Programming Board’s annual Zombie 5k by stopping in the first floor lobby of Oklahoma Memorial Union from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is half off for students.
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Music performance sophomore Mikala Blossom practices her flute.
Musicians are always striving for perfection. It’s not a personality quirk. It’s what music is all about” Peg stockton, music theory graduate assistant
The y are exp e cte d to practice for each of those one credit classes, and that doesn’t even count for the hours they spend practicing for their band, their ensemble, their quartet, homework and a social life. Jonathan Nichol, a saxophone professor, summed it up perfectly. “Choosing a career in music is more like choosing a lifestyle,” Nichol said. But why choose such a
lifestyle? It’s simple, really: The rewards outweigh the burdens. Blossom said she loves music because everyone can love it and be a part of it. Stockton said very few will question that bond, but musicians do that all the time. They question it and try to emulate it time and time again. “Musicians are always striving for perfection,” she said. ‘It’s not a personality
quirk. It’s what music is all about.” Music students from different walks of life are always shocked by the amount of commitment required of them. But it’s perfectly doable, Nichol said. If you want to be the best, you have to work for it. Hard work will catch up with talent and eventually surpass it, he said. Listening to different musicians narrate their musical experiences creates a better appreciation of the career. It’s not about practicing six hours a day or reading music — it’s about passion. Sama Khawaja email@example.com
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o you ever find yourself in a nostalgic mood, wanting to sit down with a Lunchable and some Capri Suns to watch some of your favorite old-school shows? Netflix has a variety of shows a lot of us grew up with that are perfect for a lazy afternoon. Although Netflix has taken down the majority of the classic Nickelodeon shows, we know of a number of other shows that will be sure to have you experiencing the comedic angst that accompanies growing up.
Columbus Day Cookies: Stop by the Union Programming Board table in the first floor lobby of Oklahoma Memorial Union for a free cookie to celebrate Columbus Day. The event will last from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
University Libraries’ Book Sale: The University of Oklahoma Libraries’ annual sidewalk book sale will offer thousands of discount books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be on the south side of the Neustadt Wing of Bizzell Memorial Library. Opening reception of the MFA show: An opening reception for the School of Art & Art History’s M.F.A. Show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will feature a selection of works by students in the college. Zombie 5k: Students and non-students will run for their lives away from zombies in the annual Zombie 5k. All proceeds will go to the Bridges organization, which helps homeless teens in Norman. The race will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will start in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Food Court. “L’Elisir d’Amore” opera: The School of Music will perform Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore,” an operatic comedy. The opera will be from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and tickets can be purchased through the Fine Arts Box Office.
happy columbus day Listen to our “Columbus Day 2013” playlist on the Daily Arts Spotify account Columbus Day, a day to commemorate the infamous Christopher Columbus, is upon us. Here are a few interesting Columbus Day facts: The holiday was first made official by Colorado in 1906, but Columbus Day wasn’t named a federal holiday until 1937. Alaska, Hawaii and South Dakota do not celebrate Columbus Day. Instead, they recognize different holidays about discovery around the same time. Columbus never actually landed on the American mainland; instead, his first journey landed him in the Bahamas.
Freaks and Geeks: A young James Franco and Seth Rogen are a huge part of this awesome program about a sister, brother and their very different squads of — you guessed it — freaks and geeks. Lindsay and Sam Weir are relatable characters even though the show takes place in the 1980s. The episodes involve facing the harsh realities of high school and how your friends and families will always be there to help you get through them. Although the show tackles serious issues, comic relief in each episode makes watchers appreciate it for both dimensions. So if an actually good version of “That ’80s Show” sounds appealing, you should definitely check out this series out if you haven’t already.
while getting older. Whether you’re a jock like Slater, a trouble-maker like Zack or a woman-repellent nerd like Screech, the episodes emphasize that it doesn’t matter who you are on the outside, just what you are on the inside. If you feel like witnessing some heart-warming lessons and laughing at the antics or clothes these teenagers represent, turn on Netflix and get corny. Courage the Cowardly Dog: Watch a dog take on supernatural aliens and monsters in order to save his beloved Muriel — and I guess Eustace too. This cartoon has spectacular animation for your imagination. Although the plot is generally always about Courage finding a solution to rid of an unwanted visitor, the writers make sure that each episode is fresh and takes on a whole new feeling of excitement. Join some friends and watch that timid pink dog unsuccessfully warn his owners until he has to take action of his own.
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