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OU graduate students are petitioning their college to delay publishing their dissertations and theses online. In an effort to save their graduate work from free access online and, in turn, salvage future career opportunities, graduate students are petitioning the college to embargo their work from being distributed online for at least six years, said Brian Hudson, English Ph.D. candidate. Printed copies of graduate students’ dissertations and theses were initially shelved at OU libraries, said Lee Williams, dean of OU’s Graduate College. Since 2000, their work was also made available online by a commercial system called This year, the college switched from using ProQuest to, an institutional repository that OU shares with He said initially the faculty petitioned the dean because the Oklahoma State University, Williams said. online publication would basically be “killing the careers of their Ph.D. students.” “What the change does is, it takes the English Ph.D. candidate Shannon Toll said English graduate students are “basically pushed” to work on a major option away from me of putting my project like a dissertation or thesis throughout their entire dissertation in a book… publishers don’t graduate education, so eliminating the chance of that work’s acceptance at a traditional publication house would make want to publish something that’s freely all that work for nothing. available to everybody.” “They’re putting out graduates that don’t have anything to bargain with at that point,” she said. BRIAN HUDSON, To be eligible for tenure, most universities require English ENGLISH PH.D. CANDIDATE professors to publish a book through an academic press, “Formally, the policy on dissertations has not changed,” Hudson said. Williams said in an email. “However, the understandable “What the change does is, it takes the option away from me concern is that the new format makes the document more of putting my dissertation in a book… publishers don’t want ‘findable and searchable’ than before.” to publish something that’s freely available to everybody,” Hudson said he found out about OU using ShareOK about a month ago when one of his professors told him about it. SEE GRADUATE LIFE PAGE 2


Vapes popular alternative to cigarettes Since OU has a campus-wide smoking ban, students can smoke vapes to get fix BRENT STENSTROM L&A Reporter


Since OU’s smoking ban went into effect in the summer of 2012 many students, faculty and professors have been without, their nicotine fix while on campus. Although the smoking ban is still in effect, there is one trendy alternative to smoking cigarettes on campus. Major Bruce Chan of the OU Police Department said personal vaporizers are one alternative that is allowed on OU’s campus. “To my knowledge, the tobacco policy does not address e-cigarettes,” Chan said. This means that although OU’s campuses are tobacco free, e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers are not covered under the current tobacco policy, which is a huge step forward for many “vapers.” Photography junior Mikayla Myskey switched to a vaporizer after smoking cigarettes. She said she enjoys the “smokeless” aspect of the vaporizer. “I think people just like the concept of being able to vape

Mikayla Myskey, a photography junior, uses her personal vaporizer on the South Oval on Tuesday.



Boren awards provide money for international studies Students interested in going abroad should attend meeting LAUREN HARTNETT For The Daily

The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships and International Study program will hold an informational meeting about the Boren Awards for International Study at noon Oct. 24 in the David L. Boren Hall, Rooms 180 and 181. The Boren Awards provide scholarships to students at OU who are studying abroad. The awards provide up to $30,000 for graduate students and $20,000 for undergraduate students. Siera Collins, international studies senior, received a Boren Award scholarship

last spring. Collins received $20,000 to complete her capstone in the Arabic Flagship program in Morocco, she said. “If a student is serious about studying a language and being completely immersed in a culture, and further, is interested in public service, then they should definitely apply,” Collins said. “The Boren staff is extremely supportive of the students they send aboard and have a sincere interest in seeing them succeed to meet their goals.” Members of the staff will discuss details about the scholarship and application process, as well as suggestions in creating a competitive application. Laruen Hartnett

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• Foundation for Global Scholars for all students, the deadline is Nov. 22 for amounts from $1,000 to $2,000.

• Entrepreneurship Department for fulltime entrepreneurship majors in good academic standing. Deadline: Dec. 19 for various amounts.

• Blakemore Foundation for Asian language study, the deadline is Dec. 31 for various amounts. • The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program for engineering majors with interest in Biomedicine, the deadline is Jan. 21, 2014 for the amount of $7,500 per semester or $10,000 per year.

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication: • Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication for any Gaylord College sponsored program. Deadline: Oct. 21 for various amounts. Students interested in studying abroad can learn about scholarship opportunities at an informational meeting next week.

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Today around campus A discount to register for the Zombie 5K will be available at 11:30 a.m. the Oklahoma Memorial Union’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 “Country Music” will be shown at 5 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium as a part of the Tierra Tinta Conference. Writer and film producer Alberto Fuguet will present the film.

thursday, Oct. 17 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. An acoustic musical performance will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s first floor lobby. This event will promote Union Programming Board’s Sound Lounge. A free concert will be held at noon in the Oklahoma Memorial Union food court. Dustin Scheller will perform at this time for Mid Day Music. A workshop on emotional intelligence will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Room 245. The workshop is free and does not require registration as a part of the Student Success Series. Do you want to see your organization’s campus event here? Visit to add your entry.

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Continued from page 1 Hudson said. “It just doesn’t make good business sense.” This could also affect master’s students if they want to use their theses to help them get into Ph.D. programs or teach at junior colleges, Hudson said. Hudson said he thinks most graduate students will share his concerns, but this change does affect certain disciplines, like English, more than others, various sciences for example, because other areas don’t have the same tenure hiring committees or publication expectations. “There are some graduate students who I’ve heard from that just feel that open access and free scholarship for the public is just a good thing even if it harms the chances at a career,” Hudson said. “I mean I agree that open access

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Journalism and mass communication students can network with potential employers at a career and internship fair on Thursday. KTEN-TV, Monarch Marketing Group and Anglin Public Relations are some examples of employers who will be at the fair this year, said Kathy Sawyer, Gaylord’s coordinator of undergraduate advising. Students looking for internships are also encouraged to attend the fair, Sawyer said. “Although internships are not required, we highly recommend that students complete at least two internships before they enter the job market,” Sawyer said. The fair will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Gaylord Hall. Before attending, students should activate their HIREsooner Page for 2013-2014 and upload a resume to be included in the OU Online Resume Books for employers to view before the fair, according to the career fair’s event detail page. At the fair, students should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes to distribute and their student IDs to check in. A full list of attending agency and organization representatives is available online.

Interior design and architecture students can network with experts from other universities at a regional conference Thursday through Saturday. Members of the Interior Design Educators Council will hold their Southwest Regional Conference at OU this week to discuss growing communities in interior design. The keynote presentation will feature Judy Pesek, the regional managing principal of Gensler, a global design and architecture firm, and Klaholt Kimker, vice president of administration at Devon Energy Corp. “[Students] will be able to network with educators of other university programs, and this may assist them to find a graduate school,” said council chair Hepi Wachter. Pesek and Kimker’s presentation, “Workplace 2014: A Question of Balance,” doesn’t require registration to attend and will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in Gaylord Hall, room 1140, according to a press release. The conference will include a walking tour of downtown Norman led by OU architecture professor Ron Frantz at 6:45 p.m. Friday and a tour of the Bruce Goff Ledbetter House held twice, at both 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the conference schedule. More details about the conference can be found at the council’s website.

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delay putting their theses online for six years, Hudson said. “That way we’ll have enough time to publish it as a book, be able to receive tenure, hopefully, and then the university will be able to share it with open access,” Hudson said. Twenty-four hours after the petition was put online, 30 OU graduate students had signed it, Hudson said. There were 87 supporters when The Daily last checked the online petition at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday. Williams said OU has always had an “embargo” policy that keeps a thesis or dissertation out from being published online upon request or for a period of time to protect any intellectual property or confidential data or to allow the student time to publish the work. “However, it’s clear that we need to revisit the policy to reflect the new situation,” Williams said.

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in theory is a good thing and open knowledge, but I’m more pragmatic. I think that I would also like to have a job at a university and be able to keep it.” Williams said he’s holding an open meeting with graduate students at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Graduate Student Life Center on the 3rd floor of Robertson Hall. In the meeting, Williams will discuss the underlying academic principle why theses and dissertations are made available for wider review. “While we are committed to the ideal of ‘open access,’ which reflects the underlying principle that new knowledge can only be accepted and validated if it is put out for full critical review, we also need to protect the students’ need to have their work reviewed and published in peer-reviewed outlets,” Williams said. In their petition, students ask OU to



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this image of an ideal man with a strong jaw, big they are, not criticized for his or her size. arms and a six-pack, and men feel compelled to deliver. We’re constantly surrounded by images of what Women may feel the same pressure to have it means to be “beautiful.” From the high cheekMichelle Obama’s arms. As a result, they can spend boned, super skinny models we see in magazines to countless hours in the gym lifting weights or running disproportionate Barbie dolls staring at us in stores, miles on a treadmill. Others are even driven to use it’s hard to escape. anabolic steroids. We all know models in magazines aren’t comThis isn’t OK. So many people in our society have a pletely real. In the back of our minds, we negative body image, and this is a problem. understand that they’re airbrushed and There have been movements over the The Our View Photoshopped. We know Barbie has an unpast few years proclaiming that “zero is not a is the majority realistic body and Ken’s chiseled chest is not size” and talking about “real women.” opinion of what all men look like. But this standard has Campaigning to end the negative effects The Daily’s been created in our minds and when people of Photoshopped models and Barbie’s unrenine-member cannot reach it, society is left with abundant editorial board alistic body proportions is a good thing, but body image issues. by advocating that “zero is not a size” or that This standard of perfection has driven “real women” have curves, the scale is only millions of women and men to be prisoners in their tipping in the other direction. own bodies. The Eating Disorders Coalition estiThe heart behind the campaigns is correct, mates 11 million people suffer from an eating disor- but instead, we should take a stand against the der. To put that into perspective, nearly half of you Photoshopped images — not the models themreaders know someone with an eating disorder. selves. The real problem lies in the altered imagThis is not a problem suffered only by women. es and the idea that in order to look perfect, one’s Men face the same uphill battle. image must be changed. Sometimes, eating disorders manifest in classic The Zero is a not a Size movement is a great exways — anorexia or bulimia. Other times, it rears its ample. The heart is there, but the energy is being ugly head in a different way. The media has created focused in the wrong area. Just as some people

are naturally bigger, others are naturally smaller. Shaming those who are smaller is just as dangerous as shaming those who are bigger. Zero is a size that some people naturally wear — the same as a size eight. All people are real, no matter their size, and nobody should feel disrespected because of their size. Size shouldn’t be a factor in how you feel at all; instead, health should be on everyone’s minds. It’s an uphill battle, to be at war with yourself, but we encourage you to get past what you see in the mirror and focus on how you feel. Not how you feel about your body, but really just how you physically feel. When you eat more healthful foods, do you feel more energetic? More focused? Happier? If yes, then go for it. If not, find foods that make you feel good. It’s not all about the number on the scale. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a demon most of us fight for our whole lives, and weight is important. If you need to lose weight to be healthy, we encourage you to do so, as long as it’s in a healthy manner. As cheesy as it might sound, you can only be the best you. Don’t be ashamed of yourself, and move past the number on the scale. Do this not only in observance of Love Your Body Day, but everyday.

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he season for opinion columnist pumpkin spiced lattes and fantasy football has arrived, and with it come the pleas from numerous organizations and charities requesting donations to feed the hungry for Chandler Neal the holiday season. You’ll see more emaciated children from Haiti on your TV screen, and local churches will start collecting canned goods and shoe boxes filled with toys to send to China. It’s the season to give and to think of others, but Americans sometimes get so swept up in making international donations and giving time to strangers that we neglect the people closest to home who need our help. America is one of the most well-fed and wealthiest nations in the world, but we have our struggling families who suffer the pains of hunger every day. In fact, Oklahoma is one of the top five states in the nation for people struggling with malnutrition, according to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. It may not be apparent in our everyday lives, but there are people close to us who need our help. It can be easy to blind ourselves of others’ needs in our local community, especially living on a college campus where every other person we meet is swiping a card to buy all-you-can-eat Chick-fil-A or stir-fry with their meal plan. But while we’re wondering whether or not to go back for a second piece of cake, one in every four children in Oklahoma is wondering whether or not he or she will get to eat dinner, also claimed by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. We’re aware of those struggling to find food internationally, but we often don’t realize the struggles of those closest to us. While it’s easy to call a number on a screen and send

money to an organization or pack up a shoebox with toys and ship it away, we have to remember that starving people in America aren’t receiving shoeboxes from other countries. According to Bread for the World, over 14 percent of families in the U.S. are struggling with hunger, but you won’t find international organizations to help feed them. We need to help them. There is no lack of food in America, and while it may feel more noble or righteous to help someone in another country, a hungry child in Oklahoma will be just as grateful as a hungry child in Haiti. Helping locally can also make your money go further than sending it to an international organization because of the administration and fundraising costs required to manage those associations. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was able to spend more than 96% of its proceeds on charity, while the Action Against Hunger International organization spent about 93% of its donations on poverty and hunger relief. This isn’t to say we should ignore those abroad who need our help, especially since we have so many resources in America to help others. But — we shouldn’t spend all our time and effort helping those in other countries simply because it’s more comforting to give to someone far away who we don’t know. One of the best ways to help is donating food to a local food bank. Norman alone has 11 different locations where donors can drop off donations. Maybe you’ll choose to spend half of a yearly donation on an international organization and half locally. If you’re the typical “poor college student” and don’t have anything to donate but you still want to help, there are several soup kitchens and shelters where you can serve the hungry or homeless. However you choose to serve, remember there are people right down the street who could use your help even if they don’t have a commercial to show for it. Chandler Neal is a University College freshman.

ell, we lost opinion columnist the Red River Rivalry this year. It it was about time Texas won, though I didn’t expect it this weekend. Am I bummed? A little. But while I had fun watching it, surprisingly, Jared Glass many didn’t. Numerous fans paid for tickets to watch the game and traveled to Dallas, but when things started looking bad in the 3rd quarter, what did they do? They left. The worst players on our team this week were our fans at the Cotton Bowl. Not everyone left, and I tip my hat to those who stuck it out. You’ll probably live long and happy lives, and if you get married, you won’t get divorced three months in when the going gets rough. Bravo. But for the people who can’t support a team when they are losing, quit going. There are people outside who would give whatever they could to go to that game and be a part of something greater than themselves. Sure we want to see OU win, but it isn’t a necessity. Sometimes we just enjoy watching football. Kick-off and punt returns for touchdowns, defensive line men scoring off interceptions, going for it on fourth and long, and the incredible passes the Texas offense pulled off at times… this is what makes good football. Why else do we watch it, if not for enjoyment? Russell Crowe’s character in The Gladiator once said to a crowd of onlookers after murdering several people, “Are you not entertained!” If only he had been there this weekend. We didn’t set a good example. It’s as if when we’re losing, we can quit being fans. If our football team forfeited every time we were down a couple touchdowns, they couldn’t call themselves a football team. I think it fair that fair-weather fans can’t call themselves fans. They’re just football flakes. If you want your team to mount an epic comeback and solidify the game into the history books of this rivalry tradition, you should stay and cheer them on. The message our players receive when they see crimson and cream migrate to the exit is one of abandonment, and it shows them many of us have given up on them. Sorry boys, I thought you did great. Haters gonna’ hate and all that. The larger, psychiatric health question raised by all this is why do people spend so much time and money on football if it leads to unbearable negative experience at times? True fans, I can understand. You want to be there with your team through thick and thin. But if you’re going to leave and be angry when the going gets tough, then perhaps your money would be better spent elsewhere. For instance, you could by a jet ski; never a dull moment there. Or better yet, become a gambler because leaving when you start to lose is actually an asset in the casino. Boomer Sooner! Jared Glass is an English senior.

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Chuka Ndulue tries to tackle Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk in Oklahoma’s matchup versus Baylor last year. Baylor is tied for the top spot in the Big 12 right now, but no team is ever safe in the Big 12. The standings could change any week.

Big 12 is still wide open at season’s midpoint No team is a clear favorite so far CARSON WILLIAMS Sports Reporter

After the 2008 NBA Finals, Boston Celtics guard Kevin Garnett’s “anything is possible” proclamation became an instant viral hit. That same message can still be applied in college football today. Need proof? Texas Tech and Baylor are leading the Big 12 at the halfway point of the season. The Red Raiders, led by coach and former Texas Tech star quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, have catapulted themselves to the top of the standings after their first 6-0 start since 2008. All of that success has come with two true freshmen under center, Davis Webb and walk-on Baker Mayfield. That type of start gives Kingsbury the lead, as of now, for Coach of the Year. Their schedule only gets tougher from here, though.


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AT A GLANCE The race for the Big 12 Title • Tied for first:

• Still in the hunt:

• Texas

• Oklahoma

• Baylor

• Oklahoma State

• Texas Tech

With games at Oklahoma and at Texas, their road performance will be tested. In addition, the Red Raiders catch Big 12 favorite, Baylor, in Arlington, Texas and a solid Oklahoma State team in Lubbock, but neither will be a guaranteed win. As for Baylor, the Bears have one of the most high-octane offenses in the country — ranking first in the nation in points per game (63.4), second in passing yards per game (412.2) and fourth in rushing yards per game (302.2). The duo of juniors, quarterback Bryce Petty and running back Lache Seastrunk,

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have given coach Art Briles and the Bears, who were picked fifth in the preseason Big 12 polls, a legitimate shot at a Big 12 title and a BCS bowl appearance. Don’t count out the three traditional powerhouses of the Big 12 though. Despite Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s losses to unranked teams, both still have a shot at winning the Big 12. Both would have to win out with Bedlam becoming the deciding game, yet again. But ultimately, neither team controls its destiny right now. In addition to Bedlam, Oklahoma will have two




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season-defining games prior to that : at home against Texas Tech and a Thursday night game on the road against Baylor. Fl a s h i ng b a ck t o l a s t year, Kansas State came into Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, stole a win from the Sooners and went on to win a share of the Big 12. Don’t be surprised if that same scenario happens again this year with the suspects wearing Red Raiders jerseys. Also, with their big beat down win over then-Big 12 favorite Oklahoma, Mack Brown not only saved his job — for now — he also gave his Longhorns a chance to contend for the conference title at 3-0 in conference play. With all that said, pick a team to win the league right now. Then wait a week or so, and you’ll likely want to pick another team. Carson Williams

In the Bob Stoops era, the game after a loss usually means the next opponent on OU’s schedule is about to get blown out. This week is no different. The Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) face Kansas (2-3, Sam Hoffman 0-2 Big 12) in Lawrence, Kan., and there is no doubt the trend, where OU dominates its opponent after a loss, will remain the same. However, after last week’s blowout loss to unranked Texas, the Sooners have questions that need to be answered — even if they do face one of the worst teams in the Big 12 this Saturday. Everything the Sooners had been doing well this year was non-existent last Saturday against the Longhorns. OU’s strengths this season have been its defense and its running game — not last weekend. Defensively, OU proved that the absence of senior linebacker Corey Nelson would be a big problem, since the Sooners had trouble stopping the run all day, giving up 255 yards on the ground. The Sooners strugPLAYER PROFILE gled to gain yards on the Blake Bell ground, and running backs Brennan Clay and Year: Damien Williams had a Junior tough time contributing. Position: Another issue with the Quarterback Sooners came from the quarterback position. At Statistics: times, junior quarterback 12 of Blake Bell looked puzzled 26 for 133 yards, 2 after an inaccurate throw Interceptions, 4 sacks or a sack. After the game, Sooner faithfuls were questioning whether or not Bell should still be starting after the performances the last two weeks against Texas and TCU. Against Texas, Bell completed less than 50 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions. I’m not saying Bell should be replaced, but isn’t a matchup against Kansas the perfect time to try out new things? Kansas is at the bottom of the Big 12 yet again. There’s no question the Sooners will roll over the Jayhawks, but why not experiment with the offense? In recent years, offenses in college football have evolved into scoring machines with wildcat formations, no huddle offenses and offenses that utilize two quarterbacks. The Sooners need to keep up with the change. Against Notre Dame, Stoops had to go with freshman quarterback Trevor Knight for a series due to Bell being dehydrated. That series led to points on the board for OU. It’s not too late to implement packages for OU’s other quarterbacks. Now would be the perfect time to go with a spark off the bench — something new. Last season, OU used the Belldozer, in conjunction with former Sooner quarterback Landry Jones. This season, OU needs to explore packages, otherwise there are more losses on the horizon. It wouldn’t hurt if the Sooners mixed up the offense with a package for either Knight or fellow quarterback Kendal Thompson. In my opinion, it could only help the Sooners offensively.

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VAPES: No actual smoke comes from vaporizer Continued from page 1 inside some places, and it’s less harmful to your body than cigarettes and still can give you the same buzz because there are still nicotine levels you can choose if you were trying to quit smoking,� Myskey said. Eric Attebery, Operations Manager for OKC Vapes and Norman Vapes said a personal vaporizer comes with some benefits. “You don’t have to worry about consuming over 4,000 chemicals within a cigarette,� Attebery said. Attebery explained why vapes could be better for your health than cigarettes. “ The main thing that makes vaping what it is is consuming your nicotine via a vapor solution,� Attebery said. “It’s heated; you are not combusting anything. You are not breathing in carbon monoxide.� Photography junior Mikayla Myskey said switching to a vape seemed like a wise choice. “Well, family members hated that I smoked, so they offered to buy me a vape if I quit, and I agreed and it just worked out,� Myskey said. “It’s a lot healthier for my body, too.� Vaping, the act of vaporizing e-liquid that contains tobacco with an atomizer, is a cheaper alternative to smoking as well. “The average vaper can get started with a 20 dollar battery, a ten dollar charger and a couple of little whatnots depending on what they want it to vape and some e-liquid,“ Attebery said. The popularity of the personal vaporizer has risen during the past five years in the United States.

In depth What is a personal vaporizer? A personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette provides doses of nicotine through a vaporized solution.

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In depth How are personal vaporizers different from cigarettes? E-cigarettes are portable vaporizers that create liquid nicotine for inhalation. There is no actual smoke. There are no rules against e-cigarettes on the OU campus. Cigarettes burn tobacco for inhalation, and there is smoke involved. These are banned on campus.

“Particularly in Oklahoma in the past three years,� Attebery said. “There were only a few shops two years ago. Over the past year, we have seen over 30 shops go in.� Attebery also said vapes have become a “hot button point� for groups like the American Medical Association.

Like cigarettes, vaporizers are not limited to a certain social group. The only real requirement is that you have to over 18 years old to purchase a vaporizer. “Ideally, what we see the most of by p ers onal tally is really women in their mid-twenties to early thirties‌ ,â€? Attebery said. “However, as it has


School of Music to host comedic opera The cast and crew have been preparing since summer for “L’Elisir d’A more� Luke Reynolds Life & Arts Reporter

progressed, as it has become a little bit more mainstream and less of a subgroup, we tend to see a few of the older folks,� Attebery said. The e-liquid, which is made of tobacco and flavoring, is the most important part of the vaping process. With flavors ranging from menthol to blueberry, e-liquids come in almost any flavor you can possibly think of having. “Many new vapers will gravitate toward tobaccos for something familiar,� Attebery said. “Some will defect away from it and go toward the fruity stuff because it is the polar opposite.� The exact consequences of allowing personal vaporizers on campus are yet to be seen, but Myskey said she thinks people are gravitating toward the idea. “It’s a new idea, and people like new ideas,� she said.

Opera fans, put on your theater best and get ready for the upcoming show, “L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love).� The show opens 8 p.m. Thursday in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center, and will have performances 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The final show will be Sunday at 3 p.m. GO AND DO Artistic Director Dr. “L’Elisir Johnathon Shames said d’Amore� the cast and crew of the show have been preparing When: 8 p.m. Thursday since the summer, but not through Saturday, 3 all of the cast come from p.m. Sunday the school of music. Where: Reynolds “The singing performPerforming Arts Center ers are all from the School of Music; some of the Price: $20 for adults, non-singing actors are $15 for senior citizens, from the School of Drama,� $10 for children and Shames said. “The tech students crew is comprised of students throughout the College of Fine Arts, and stage managers are from the School of Drama.� L’Elisir d’Amore is a comedic opera written by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. Students from the School of Music have created the production with help from special guests William Browning and Chris Burchett, according to the press release. The story follows a peasant farmer in love with a wealthy landowner, who struggles to gain her love throughout the opera. The show is a comedy and rated G, so anyone can come to watch Nermorino try to gain Adina’s love, according to the press release. “ ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’ has been one of the most popular operas since it was written in 1832,� Shames said. “The entire OU community will be entranced by its romance and beguiled and delighted by its music.� Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased by phone through the OU Box office at 405-325-4101.

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An e-cigarette generally comes with three parts. 1.) A power source 2.) An atomizer (contains the heating element) 3.) A cartridge (contains the liquid storage material)

There are various different types of electronic cigarettes like these at Vape the Planet, 608 N. Porter Ave., that atomize a liquid to produce an inhalable vapor.

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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. The sale will take place on the south side of the Neustadt Wing of Bizzell Memorial Library on the OU Norman campus. - 401 W. Brooks St. -

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