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UOSA Governor’s race heats up allocates subsidiary funding University encouraged to improve academic misconduct process KATHLEEN EVANS The Oklahoma Daily
UOSA Undergraduate Student Congress approved allocations of $40,000 in subsidiary funding to 103 student groups at Tuesday’s meeting. Subsidiary funding is for those student groups that were not eligible to apply in January for primary funding, said Congress chairman Brett Stidham. Groups must be registered for a full year to apply for primary funding in January. However, Congress specifically leaves subsidiary funds so no group is left out, he said. Emergency allocations are for new groups or those ONLINE AT with unforeseen expenses. OUDAILY.COM Congress allotted $900 in emergency funding to four » Link: View student organizations. It also documents outlining set aside $2,500 for future Tuesday’s budgetary allocations emergency allocations. Congress also increased the size and changed the structure of the Student Parking Appeals Board Tuesday to improve its efficiency. The board was originally composed of six students organized into two teams of three. One team met in the morning to hear parking appeals, while the other met in the afternoon. After Congress’ unanimous consent, the board is now the Parking Appeals Court and is composed of 10 members that can meet at any time. “‘Board’ doesn’t sound serious,” said board chair Alexandra Philbrick. “The board looks at appeals like any other court, and it is technically part of the SEE UOSA PAGE 2
Top: Oklahoma Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, left, answers a question from a panel member while U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., listens during a gubernatorial debate Tuesday on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Left: Students gather to watch to the gubernatorial debate Tuesday evening in Monnet Hall. Oklahoma governor candidates Mary Fallin and Jari Askins took part in a televised debate at the University of Central Oklahoma. ERIN MALONEY/THE DAILY
Students view live-stream debate, discuss candidates’ stances Tuesday Debate leaves students questioning campaign finances, appreciate transparency HILLARY MCLAIN The Oklahoma Daily
Positive body image promoted today at OU Love Your Body Day helps men, women feel comfortable with their bodies DHARA SHETH The Oklahoma Daily
The encouraging notes posted throughout campus today and the Women’s Outreach Center’s booth on South Oval are just part of the university’s participation in the National Organization for Women’s Love Your Body Day. Love Your Body Day is a national initiative through NOW to give both men and women an opportunity to challenge unrealistic body images, Kathy Moxley, Women’s Outreach Center coordinator, said. “The idea is to feel good about who we are and realize that we do not have to fit into a certain idea that is often generated by the media,” Moxley said. The Women’s Outreach Center launched a poster campaign this week, featuring OU students celebrating their different body types and stating “I love my body.” Sticky notes are also posted around campus encouraging students to feel good about themselves and their body types. Additionally, students can
Fourteen students examined gubernatorial candidates Jari Askins’s and Mary Fallin’s answers to budget and campaign finance questions after watching Tuesday’s debate live streamed from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The OU watch party was hosted by the Carl Albert Center at 7 p.m. and students had different reasons for listening to the candidates debate. Some students were looking at the debate from a public speaking standpoint and evaluated how the candidates composed themselves during the event. “I didn’t know a lot of the specifics as to each person’s platform,” said business management senior Charlie Baum, “I wanted to come here to try and find out some of those perspectives as well as listen to the opinions of other people as we were watching the debate.” Overall, the students in attendance were concerned with Republican Congresswoman Fallin’s and Democrat Lt. Gov. Askin’s answer to a question regarding how much each campaigner raised during the campaign. Neither candidate gave a definite answer, and several students said transparency is appreciated by voters. “I’m pretty sure I’m going to vote for Jari Askins,” said John Werner, political science and economics junior. “I feel like Mary Fallin isn’t really focusing on Oklahoma as much as she is focusing on Washington.” After the debate concluded, the group also discussed democrats in Oklahoma being more right-leaning than democrats in other states. “I have decided that I am supporting Jari Askins, but at the same time I heard a number of things from Mary Fallin that I like about what she would do if she were governor,” Baum said. Watch party attendees were students in Carl Albert Center associate director Glen Krutz’s political science class and others invited through Facebook. Attendees had both positive and negative statements about each candidate. The Carl Albert Center and UOSA will organize campuswide watch parties for future debates and election night, Krutz said.
Breakdown of Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate
Mary Fallin (R)
Jari Askins (D)
» What would you consider to be the biggest difference between you and your opponent? Fallin: Experience is what sets me apart. I’ve worked in the private sector as a business manager ... and I’ve been in the Oklahoma Legislature, as well as having served in Congress.
Askins: I have a track record of working across party lines and have the ability to bring people together. Partisanship has never been a part of my biography.
» Our prison system is at 99 percent capacity and we have one of the highest incarceration rates. Should sentencing policies be changed, and if so, how so? Fallin: We need to be smart and tough on crime. We need to address the addiction issues with drug courts and mental health courts. We need to keep violent, repeat offenders in the corrections system.
Askins: Oklahoma needs to set a multi-faceted plan. I will do it in the first year of my term to improve the justice system and corrections facilities.
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Today around campus » A Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Ballroom. » Student Success Series will host a seminar titled Deciding on a Major or Career from 2 to 3 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245, and the Housing Learning Center in Adams Tower. » The Other Film Club will host a meeting at 5 p.m. in the Union’s Meacham Auditorium. » Kanakuk and Friends will meet at 6 p.m. in the Union’s Heritage Room. » There will be an OU Cousins Advisory Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Union’s Sooner Room.
Thursday, Oct. 21 » OU Law will give law school admission advice at 12:30 p.m. in the Union’s Frontier Room. They will provide free pizza. » The OU Graduate College will talk about graduate school admissions at 2:30 p.m. in the Union’s Frontier Room. » The Assessment and Learning Center will prepare students for enrollment at 2:30 p.m. in Wagner Hall, Room 245. » A World Literature Film Festival will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union’s Meacham Auditorium. » Christians on Campus will have a Bible study at noon in the Sooner Room of the Union.
write their own encouraging notes on South Oval from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., said Quinn Cooper, an intern at the Women’s Outreach Center. The idea for this came from Operation Beautiful, a campaign 26-year-old Caitlyn Boyle inadvertently started in June 2009. After a tough day, Boyle felt like doing something nice for someone and so she posted a note in the public bathroom that said “you’re beautiful.” A fulltime blogger, Boyle took a picture of the note and posted it on her blog. Operation Beautiful’s mission is to post anonymous notes in public places like the gym scale or library books to encourage positive thinking, Boyle said. “I think it is very important for people our age to remember that our worth is not defined by the media or by the grades you make but by something intrinsic defined by you,” Boyle said. Anyone who wants to participate can post a note, take a picture of it and e-mail the picture to operationbeautiful@ gmail.com. Boyle then posts all of these pictures to the website. After hearing about Operation Beautiful, Cooper thought it would be a great way to spread positive messages all
» The Pro-Life Ambassadors meet at 7 p.m. in the Union’s Weitzenhoffer Room.
Friday, Oct. 22 » Phi Beta Sigma’s Sleep out for the Homeless will meet 6 to 11 p.m. in the Union’s Heritage Room. » “Despicable Me” will show at 4, 7 and 11:45 p.m. in the Union’s Meacham Auditorium. » A laser tag game will take place 7 to 9 p.m. in the Union’s Conoco Leadership Courtyard. » The Baha’i club will meet 7 to 9 p.m. in the Union’s Presidents Room.
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Oct. 20, 1989 Policy changes discussed The University Copyright Committee prepared a draft of a new policy to help determine whether OU faculty and staff hold the copyrights to works created on the job. The revised policy expanded the definition of “personal works” definition to include “any works of artistry of traditional scholarship which are not university works.” *Source: The Oklahoma Daily archives
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across campus. “If people walk away from Love Your Body Day feeling more self-confident or more positive about their body images, then I think it will have been a success,” Cooper said. Other groups on campus are also participating in Love Your Body Day. T h e W o m e n ’s a n d Gender Studies Student Association has also h o s t e d e v e nt s f o r t h e last couple years to recognize the holiday, said Stephanie Heck, Center for Social Justice program coordinator. This year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Student Association will screen “50 Nude Women,” a short musical montage of bodies set to music to display what real women and real bodies look like, Heck said. “I hope that students will take this opportunity to see what real women’s bodies look like and I hope that we can provide an opportunity for students to see reality and set realistic expectations for their bodies,” Heck said.
By the numbers [UOSA] judicial branch. It is appropriate we be considered a court.” Congress unanimously approved the 10 court members. Congress also passed a resolution asking for the academic misconduct process to be more student-driven. The resolution did not propose any concrete ideas, but advises Provost Nancy Mergler and President David Boren to “maximize student engagement, participation and oversight.” “The current system is very adversarial,” said Elizabeth Miracle, Integrity Council chairwoman, a student group that recommends sanctions for students. “It is very professor versus student. We want to change that.” Miracle also addressed the process, involving communication with a lot of administrators in multiple departments, which can be complicated for students.
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In a March interview with Vanity Fair, meat-wearing celebrity singer Lady GaGa said “pop stars should not eat.” Anyone who has seen GaGa in concert has probably noticed that once she has shed her elaborate costumes (and most of the rest of her clothes), she is a very, very thin individual. Given her high-energy performances on stage, eating and eating healthy should be one of her top priorities. For someone who promotes free love, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, and homeless youth charities, it’s strange GaGa would leave out accepting one’s body image in her laundry list of activism. Perhaps she has succumbed to the thin, beautiful celebrity image the music industry and Hollywood promotes. But that doesn’t mean you should. To combat the ideas put forth by celebrities like GaGa and
Hollywood, the Women’s Outreach Center is posting small notes around campus today as part of “Love Your Body Day.” The campaign was started by health and fitness blogger Caitlin Boyle, who began the campaign simply by posting a note saying “You are beautiful!” in a women’s bathroom. The Women’s and Gender Studies Student Association is also participating in the national campaign, showing a documentary, “50 Nude Women” at 1:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall. The purpose of the film is not to titillate, but to show what real, no-makeup, un-Photoshopped female bodies look like. It should be an interesting film, and we encourage anyone who has ever worried about who they see in the mirror to attend.
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U.S. should change voting system With early voting already started in several states and the official midterm elections date drawing nearer, I’m starting to ask myself more and more, “Why bother voting?” We l l , a s f a r a s l o c a l elections go (I’m from McKinney, Texas), I actually do have a compelling interest to overthrow a particularly zealous teabagger named Keith Self, who is running for re-election as County Judge. But other than that, there really is not much motivation. The way our electoral system is set up, a vote in my hometown district for anyone other than the Republican candidate is essentially a waste. Perhaps a few Democrats will win some minor offices (like Railroad Commissioner), but for the state legislature, governor, and other major offices, the incumbent Republican candidates (like Gov. Rick Perry) are almost sure to maintain their seats. So why bother voting at all? For Democrats, it’s an obvious waste, and Republicans know their candidate will
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win regardless. This prompted me to review some better ways to design our elections, especially at the federal level. Many people, including myself, see it as pointless to vote in elections that are all but certain. For example, anyone and everyone in Texas who voted in the 2008 presidential election for President Barack Obama wasted their vote; it was a sure loss. This story is true in Oklahoma as well. But what is the alternative? Well, there are several different voting schemes that other countries employ. One that catches my mind particularly is a proportional voting system. Rather than have a plurality system (a.k.a. “first-pastthe-post” or “winner-takeall”) like we currently have, proportional systems award seats — as the name implies — proportionally. That is, rather than 51 percent of the popular vote
being all it takes for the candidate to take all of the electoral votes for a particular state, that candidate gets half of them plus one more. If they win 90 percent of the vote, they get 90 percent of the electoral votes from that state. It just seems fair. I think it would be even better if we did this for Congressional elections as well. That is, we could have as many parties as could muster the sufficient amount of signatures to get on the ballot, and give them seats proportionally. This way, a vote for the Green or Libertarian (or Marijuana or Socialist) Party is not a complete w a s t e . R a t h e r, i f t h e Libertarian Party can get a measly 4 percent of the popular vote, they at least get 4 percent of the legislative seats. This, in turn, would help cure the hyperpartisan, polarized state we find ourselves in now. The current system discourages citizens from voting if they support a minority candidate; that is, if they know whom they align with most closely will lose, they
will not vote and their voice will therefore be stifled. However, in a proportional system, a vote for a Democrat for major offices in Texas or Oklahoma won’t be wasted. While they may not get a majority for that state, they will at least get their earned percentage in the legislature. Granted, this would be an enormous overhaul of the system we currently use. For instance, it would require us to be able to think of the nation as a whole, rather than a collection of states. It would require those in power to fundamentally alter the system that put them there. And worst of all, it would require citizens do discontinue their rampant apathy and demand change. Knowing this system will probably not change any time soon, we can at least pretend our votes make a difference for now. — Jerod Coker, journalism senior
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Let U.N. Day inspire community service Sunday is United Nations Day, and regardless of how you feel about the UN, this is certainly a day to celebrate. In 2000, leaders from all over the world came together to adopt goals for basic human rights. These Millennium Development Goals represent standards members of the UN have pledged to develop and maintain in their countries and around the world. By 2015, the UN plans to “eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development,” according to the United Nations Development Programme. The UN is often criticized for being just another clunky piece of government. Critics say that it is far too easy for individual governments to turn a blind eye to studies and mandates coming from this organization, rendering it useless. That’s what makes the Millennium Development Goals so beautiful. While the goals lean heavily on governments around the world, average people must work toward these goals in order for any of them to be attained. It well may be that bureaucracy keeps these goals from being realized by 2015, but what’s keeping individuals from working toward them themselves? The goals are highly idealistic, but they are worthwhile, and they come down to this: make the world a better place. Our campus provides tons of opportunities to better our world. The Honors Students Association, along with many other organizations and sports teams, volunteers at Madison Elementary School, a Title I school a few minutes from OU. According to its student organization website,
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Philanthropy Now is raising money for the Central Asian Institute, a group STAFF COLUMN that supports author Greg Mortensen’s mission to Kate McPherson on bring education to women in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan where they are traditionally denied education. In the spring, Big Event will bring together our whole community in various ways to serve the area. Most fraternities and sororities support a charity; many chapters raise money and awareness by hosting fundraising events throughout the year. These are just a few of the ways Sooners give back; many more groups have philanthropic goals. Building a house for a single family in Norman may not seem like chipping away at these huge mandates the UN has set forth, but in the realm of improving the world, there is no such thing as small potatoes. When you act locally, you’re thinking globally. You can’t single-handedly achieve any one of the Millennium Development Goals, but by giving when you’re able and serving those in need, you do your part to make this world a better place. Make this United Nations Day a day of service. Whether you make a charitable donation online, serve through a UN charity or a completely unrelated charity, play vocabulary games at freerice.com to donate food, or physically go out to help someone, you have a chance to help attain the Millennium Development Goals. Seize it.
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The Daily needs to stop bashing greek community Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Bryan Honeycutt’s Friday column, “Real men wear their beards — thin or ugly” and Matt Bruenig’s Oct. 6 column “Shack-AThon an embarrassment” OK, we got it. All of the greek organizations on campus realize The Daily dislikes us. We also realize that you are quite ignorant on the subject of greek life. Whenever you refer to anyone in the greek community, you always refer to us as living off of daddy’s yacht and mommy’s trust fund. Excuse me, I do not appreciate that one bit. I can honestly say that there are people in greek life that are not rich. I am not just speaking about my house. I met with at least five girls from different houses who knew girls in their sorority that were paying all the dues themselves. So excuse me, but if you are going to do journalism, please do it accurately. This sorority girl is in a branch of the military, has a part-time job, is the first person in her family to go to college and pays for not only college, but her sorority dues all by herself. Don’t tell me I have life easier than someone. Don’t tell me I don’t know what life is like on the other side of the railroad tracks. Don’t tell me what I care and do not care about. And by golly, don’t tell me that I am only doing things to make myself look better. That’s not why I do what I do. I am in a greek organization because it helps me form bonds with girls like me and work toward working hard and playing hard together. So I am going to ask you kindly before I stop reading your newspaper entirely: If you are going to write an article about “No-Shave November,” do it. If you are going to write an article on Homecoming, do it. If you are going to write an article on organizations around campus, do it. Whatever you do, please stop using every single story as an opportunity to bash the greek community. We are not driving the wedge between greeks and non-greeks, you are. — Kimm Johnson, University College freshman
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Put your lesser objectives on the back burner, because you are far better equipped to handle major assignments than you are small, insignificant ones. Use this day wisely. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Make any promising developments you have going for you career-wise your top priorities. There are excellent indications that you will be quite fortunate in many venues. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Don’t throw your authority away, because most situations will work out far better under your direction. Things will turn out okay under a surrogate, but not as great as when you’re in charge.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Shaky matters your financial affairs will begin taking a new positive trend. Seize advantage of what occurs, in order to get money matters more in line with what you can handle. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - A good financial transaction you make will have an excellent chance of becoming even more bountiful. A well-respected friend or associate is apt to be responsible for this. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - When meeting anyone who performs a similar job as you, you should be as pleasant and friendly as you can. There is an excellent chance that s/he will be responsible for introducing you to a significant contact. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Whatever happens to you, both positive and negative, will turn out to be advantageous for you in the long run, so don’t take yourself or events too seriously. Be open for nice things to happen. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - The full force of what you have going for you might not come into play until you really need it. Be content with the fact that you’ll grow stronger the closer you get to the finish line. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - There are strong indications that you will derive a number of personal benefits through two very different points of power. What they share in common is having favorable allies.
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or the Caribbean 41 Gelatin mold used as a garnish 45 The Beaver State 47 Sultanate of Arabia 50 The Santa ___ winds 51 Star flower 52 Twirled like a top 53 Caterers’ coffeepots 54 Display contempt for 57 After dark, poetically 58 Accustom to hardship 59 Made a dash for 60 It takes in the sights 61 Attire at fraternity blasts, sometimes 62 ___-dinner mint DOWN 1 Begin liking 2 Gave inklings 3 Brought forth 4 Computer repair pro 5 Be inquisitive 6 Sneak ___ (look surreptitiously) 7 Cotton fabric 8 “___, poor Yorick” (Hamlet) 9 Bled in the laundry 10 Child’s make-believe
dessert 11 Animals, informally 12 Visualize 13 Having more volcanic fallout 18 Pasture 19 It’s more than a mere battle 24 Choir song 25 Italian restaurant selections 27 Flowery necklaces 28 Arcing tennis shots 31 City near Salt Lake City 32 Prefix meaning “one trillion” 33 Angry feeling 34 Line discontinued by GM 35 Hone
36 Withdraw, as from a habit 37 Town known for chocolate 39 Pointed beard 40 Ice cream alternative 42 Mom or dad 43 Present from birth 44 Type of oil 46 Turquoise or topaz, e.g. 47 “Falstaff,” for example 48 Nine goddesses of the arts 49 Raggedy doll 52 Like a proverbial bug in a rug 53 “Wild blue yonder” org. 55 Lennon’s spouse 56 Man-mouse link
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Series reflects Sooner dominance OU hopes to Coaches remind players of OU’s 19-1 winning streak against Missouri CLARK FOY The Oklahoma Daily
After being selected as the No. 1 team by the BCS, OU will travel to Missouri and take on the No. 11 Tigers on Saturday with ESPN GameDay in tow. The Sooners struggled on the road last season. Although the wins have not been pretty on the road this year, the team’s reemphasized that wins are wins. The Sooners have beaten Missouri several times in the past few seasons when both were in the top 25, including marquee wins on the road. In fact, in 2007, OU beat Missouri twice: once in Norman and once in the Big 12 Championship. Most recently, OU embarrassed Missouri 62-21 in the Big 12 Championship, giving the Sooners the final bump over Texas into the national championship. “Some of the coaches have told us that [the Tigers] really want to play us and they have us circled, that they remember what we did to them in ‘08,” sophomore center Ben Habern said. “They’re obviously frustrated with that, and they want to come out and play hard. We’re going to do the same thing.” So far, OU has been perfect on the road with wins at Cincinnati and a win over the Longhorns at a neutral site, in part because the team has limited its
turnovers this year, Habern said. “We really struggled on the road with turnovers and penalties and getting off schedule with our offense (last year), and that’s one thing we’ve definitely improved,” said Habern. “We don’t have the turnove r s w e ha d l a s t y e a r against Nebraska, we don’t have those four or five turnovers on road games. So that’s huge, that’s really important.” Penalties plagued the offensive line last season. However, OU has not been penalized this year for holding or a false start since the second quarter of the Air Force game. “If we can get our offense going on first and second down, then we can get our tempo going and catch the defense off guard,” Habern said. The OU coaches have emphasized this week the Sooners’ win streak against Missouri and reminded the players of the team’s past success against the Tigers, freshman running back Roy Finch said. Coach Bob Stoops is 6-0 against the Tigers in his career, and OU has won 19 of 20 meetings with the Tigers over history. “Coach Stoops emphasizes the winning streak against all the teams that we are going to be playing,” Finch said. “He just wants us to have a swagger and the confidence to go out there and play our game.” Sophomore quarterback Landry Jones has displayed
extend A&M’s losing streak Halfway through Big 12 play, team looks to hold on to 3rd place in conference GREG FEWELL The Oklahoma Daily
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Freshman wide reciever Kenny Stills (4) attempts to avoid Iowa State defenders during Saturday’s game at the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Sooners won 52-0. more swagger and confidence over the past several games, especially last week against Iowa State where he completed 30 of 34 passes and broke an OU record for highest completion percentage with 25 or more attempts. His confidence, he said, has come from more experience and harder work in practice, both of which are going to be important if the Sooners want to keep avoiding last year’s road troubles and stay composed in front of the opposition’s crowds. “As you mature as a quarterback, you have to start blocking that stuff out,” Jones said. “I went to Nebraska and the crowd was going crazy and I could barely communicate, but this year going on the road I’ve felt like as an offense, we’ve been able to calm ourselves down and play in hostile environments. We’re still learning, and it’s going to be a huge challenge going up there.”
Sooner sports stock report RISING: SOCCER’S BIG 12 STANDING After an overtime victory Sunday over Colorado, the Sooners captured the No. 3 spot in the Big 12 Conference standings. With three games left, OU is in great position to finish in the top eight to advance to the conference postseason. The Sooners were preseason No. 10 in the conference. EVEN: VOLLEYBALL’S BIG 12 STANDING Despite a loss to Texas last week, OU rebounded with a win over Kansas on Saturday to maintain its tie with Iowa State for third in the Big 12 Conference standings. Although the Sooners didn’t gain any ground, they didn’t lose any either. FALLING: FOOTBALL’S DEFENSIVE DEPTH The Sooners have dealt with injuries to their defensive players all season, and even though Frank Alexander and Austin Box were back for the Iowa State game Saturday, the loss of Ronnell Lewis doesn’t bode well. Alexander is still limited, and without Lewis’ minutes to relieve the defensive line, the defenders will likely tire more quickly against Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Mo. — Daily staff reports
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Ronnell Lewis out after knee injury Sophomore linebacker and defensive end Ronnell Lewis will miss Saturday’s game against Missouri and will likely miss more, defensive coordinator Brent Venables said Tuesday. Lewis injured his knee against Iowa State and will have surgery, what Venables called a “clean-up job.” Lewis was expected to have a big impact on the Sooners’ defense as a touted linebacker recruit, but because of team needs and injuries, Lewis was switched to defensive end. “He’s not a starter, so we’ll just have to find another guy to rep in for him,” Venables said. — Daily staff reports
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The Sooner volleyball team closes out the first half of conference play at 7 tonight at home when it hosts the Texas A&M Aggies (9-10, 3-6 Big 12). The Sooners (14-6, 6-3) bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to rival Texas last week by putting up one of their best performances of the year against Kansas Saturday. OU hit .390 in the match, a new program record, and freshman middle blocker Sallie McLaurin was dominant on her way to being named Big 12 Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week. The Sooners look to be firing on all cylinders when it really counts. The same cannot be said for the Aggies, however. A&M is on a five-game losing streak following a loss at Iowa State Saturday. The Aggies began conference play above .500 this season and looked to be on the rise after upsetting nationally-ranked Texas in their opening conference match. Thus far, that win has proven to be the lone highlight of the Aggies’ season. Since that match, the team has gone 2-6 and has been swept in two matches. OU and Texas A&M are entering this match at opposite ends of the spectrum. OU is a team that is only a few sets away from being near the top of the conference standing. Currently, it is in third place and in contention for a conference title. In contrast, the Aggies are sitting near the bottom of the conference standings with a 3-6 record. The Sooners have all of the depth and talent necessary to win the match, especially with the continued improvement from the young players like McLaurin. They will still have to be ready to play, though, as this match and every one following is crucial for the Sooners.
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With comic books like “Watchmen,” “V for Vendetta” and “Red” being adapted for thee big screen, one might think respect for comic books as an art form would have grownn exponentially, but that isn’t the case. While comic book classes are growing in a number off colleges, many people still feel comic books are restricted to children and underdevelopedd adults. I’ve tried to fix this problem in many ways, but no matter how many copies off “Watchmen” I lend my friends, it never seems to work. So, we here at The Daily decided too come up with a list of comics and graphic novels college students can read according too their majors in order to foster more interest in the medium. — Osizimete Aken’ova/The Daily
hat you What if Superman had landed on a Ukrainian farm instead of one in Smallville, Kan.? What if the year was 1938? What he get, according to Mark Millar, is a communist Superman, and it’s great; Millar uses real events that happened during the al height of communism and remixes it with Superman history. The result is amazing, but despite his keen use of historical der facts and Superman history, my favorite part of the book is Millar’s use of Justice League characters like Batman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern. It’s a great book and I consider it Millar’s best and most thorough work. Other history comics: “Battlefields” written by Garth Ennis and art by various artists; “Northlanders” written by Brian Wood and art by various artists; “Berlin” by Jason Lutes; “Cuba: My Revolution” written by Inverna Lockpez and drawn by Dean Haspiel
“Persepolis” is the account of Marjane Satrapi’s life growing up during the war between Iraq and Iran and later, her life in France and back in Iran. The first part of the book introduces us to the rebellious Marjane, raised by her parents and grandmother who instill a sense of national pride and interest in politics in their young daughter. The second part deals with her time in France, her return to Iran and how she copes with the new changes to her country. It’s a very easy read, but if you aren’t interested in reading a good book, you can watch the animated film of the same name.
It’s hard to find anything that hasn’t already been said about “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Alan Moore’s usage of public domain literary characters from Victorian England is already a classic and a must-read for English majors and anyone who enjoys literature from that era. Both Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill put so much work into the comic that almost every panel references some other fictional story from that time period.
Rick Grimes, a small town cop, wakes up from a coma to find his town abandoned and the world overrun with zombies. The comic’s not just man about flesh-eating zombies, but human reaction to catastrophe. Rick and hiss gang wisted have encountered everything from twisted megalomaniacs to child rapists and cannibals; people that were law-abiding citizenss in organized rs in a world without witho t society, but have turned into murderers structure. Kirkman pulls no punches and spares no one — supposedly key characters are killed mercilessly in order to illustrate the ruthlessness and degradation of the society.
Every semester, whenever I’m pulling an all-nighter with some of my “science” major friends, one of them calls me over to his computer and shows me an xkcd comic about a math equation or something. Of course, I don’t get the joke, but I smile like I do, awkwardly laugh and walk away while feeling stupid for not getting the strip. Not all xkcd strips are like this, but most of them are aimed at math or science majors and can be hard for uus normal people to understand. After all, it’s written by a physics m major who worked for NASA. If you don’t want to splurge on the ccollected volume, you can read it free at xkcd.com.
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