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Matt Cook, OU alumnus and night supervisor for Bizzell Memorial Library, looks down a stairwell Monday in the library to where his invention, the Sparq, will sit starting Sunday.
OU alumnus creates meditation labyrinth to be housed in library Blayklee Buchanan Managing Editor
A man looked down over the rail of the winding staircase of Bizzell Memorial Library where six chairs sat at the bottom of Lower Level Two. These stairs twisted down like a labyrinth, to the area where there will soon be another: a meditation labyrinth called Sparq. The man is Matt Cook, OU alumnus and night supervisor at Bizzell. The labyrinth, currently sitting in pieces in his house, was his idea. Sparq is comprised of a metal frame that stands 13 feet tall, stretching roughly 13 feet wide. It works via an iPad that connects to a
projector that beams light onto the ground into the shape of a labyrinth. From there, whoever enters the labyrinth can walk, do yoga or even dance on the projected pattern. Meditation labyrinths are meant to increase work productivity, and companies like Google have already implemented their use for stressed workers. But Sparq is a different kind of labyrinth. Unlike other labyrinths that are typically permanent instillations in the ground, Sparq uses the projector to allow the user to choose his or her own pattern for meditation. Sparq has six projections to choose from, all of which are based from different cultures.
The development of Sparq started when Cook was researching for his master’s thesis in philosophy. He researched with his professor, Jim Hawthorne, looking for ways to increase cognitive ability by modifying the environment. Cook wrote his dissertation in May 2012 on the extended mind or how the human mind extends into the environment. The brain is divided into two hemispheres, connected by a mass of neural fibers called the corpus callosum, which allows the left and right hemispheres of the brain to communicate with each other. Cook read a study while
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Speaker enlightens students on truth of ancient Egyptians Professor presents at OU symposium Caitlin Schachter Campus Reporter
A misunderstood notion in the Western world is that everything started with Greek civilization, an African American Studies professor from Temple University told OU students on Thursday. Molefi Kete Asante said by the time “The Illiad” was written by Homer in 800 B.C., Africa had already gone through four golden ages. “If you start with Greek history, you start too late,” Asante said. “You don’t have
most of the world’s history.” Asante gave the keynote speech for OU’s “Celebrating Sankofa; Honoring Africa” symposium. Kelly Damphousse, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, explained Sankofa means leaving a place but not forgetting where you’re from. In his lecture, Asante talked about tracing his roots back to Africa to find out where his ancestors came from. “Figuring out who you are is a fundamental issue for African Americans,” Asante said. “We come from one of the oldest societies on Earth.”
Asante dispelled some of common misconceptions about the history of Egypt, a nation he said is more monumental than Greece and Rome combined. “Europeans could not accept the fact that Egyptians were black people — they didn’t think they could build the pyramids,” Asante said. “Horatius said that ancient Egyptians weren’t black. He thought they were blackwhite people.” Nadine Pietzonka, a foreign exchange student and English and religious studies major, attended the lecture on Thursday. “I found it interesting that
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Europeans tried to find excuses that the pyramids weren’t built by black people,” Pietzonka said. Asante explained that Arab people did not come to Egypt until 639 A.D., and the first major Arab city, Cairo, was not built until 640 A.D. Micah McGee, English and Arabic senior, attended the lecture and said he had always been taught that Egypt began with Arabic culture. “Since I’m an Arabic major I’ve been taught that Egypt started with Arabic culture, Jacqueline Eby/The Daily not African,” McGee said. “I Molefi Kete Asante addresses the crowd and gives the keynote didn’t know that it was start- speech during Celebrating Sankofa; Honoring Africa celebration ed by the Africans.” Thursday afternoon in Zarrow Hall.
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Today around campus A student performance workshop will continue in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. Broadway’s Betty Buckley will present the performance and coaching workshop for students of the Fine Arts college. The event is by invitation only, but students can sign up to observe by calling the Fine Arts Center Call Board. A meeting for graduate students to work on their writing will be held at 10 a.m. in Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Room 280. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. A game to guess the score of the OU vs. Iowa State University football game will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s first floor lobby. The high winner for each game receives a Blu-ray movie of their choice or T-shirt pack on away games. Overall winner for the semester gets a Kindle Fire HD or 32-inch Vizio television. A free screening of “Elysium” will be shown at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium.
monday, november 18 A free workshop on healthy eating will take place at 4 p.m. in Lissa Cy Wagner Hall, Room 245. Students can learn about the best foods for sharp memory, mental clarity and stress reduction with Mary Montgomery of OU Health Services. A film screening of “The Dialogue” will be shown at 3:30 p.m. in Anne and Henry Zarrow Hall, Room 145. This event is free, open to the public and a part of International Education Week.
research grew. Janet Croft, OU professor and head of access services for OU researching for his disserta- Libraries, aided Cook in his tion in which a patient’s brain research, by helping him was split, and the left hemi- develop a research plan and sphere had no idea what the apply for library research. Cook was the first non-facright hemisphere was doing. In the study, the patient ulty member granted rehad his hands covered and s e a r c h f u n d i n g b y O U was given blocks of different Libraries. Rick Luce, dean of shapes to hold. For someone whose corpus callosum University Libraries, gave the wasn’t severed, the right money to Cook, which enside of the brain would rec- abled him to travel to three ognize the shape using the library association convensenses, and the left side of tions in Kentucky, Canada the brain, which is where and Oklahoma. “Innovation and creativity the speech-control center is, would enable the person to isn’t just limited to faculty,” form what they were feeling Luce said. Croft made the necessary into words. Since the patient’s hemi- arrangements in order for spheres weren’t connected, Sparq to be housed in Bizzell. though, he shouldn’t have She also helped further been able to describe what Cook’s research by developing a research plan. he was feeling. The debut of Sparq at How e ver, the patient looked around the room Bizzell is Nov. 17, just in time and saw the circular shape to aid students in preparing of a clock on the wall. He for finals week. Once Sparq has its debut, was able to then identify the shape in his hand as a circu- Cook and Croft will begin lar shape by relating it to what their research by surveying students he saw in his on how Sparq environment. is affecting Cook aptheir ability to plied that refocus and be search to his productive. own. He want“ We h o p e ed to find a way the results will to make an enshow a medvironment useful to the brain, Innovation and itation labyis a good where “mind creativity isn’t rinth thing to have in meets matter,” a library,” Croft he said. just limited to s a i d . “ We ’d “You want to faculty.” like to see it give them an installed peractivity that’s rick luce, dean of ou libraries manently so enough to disstudents can tract them but not enough to cause frustra- benefit from it year round.” After asking students their tion,” he said. As the idea of Sparq de- opinion, Cook and Croft will veloped, the possibilities for move to a more controlled
Julie Eppler, a local yoga instructor, does a headstand on a projectrion from Sparq. The Sparq is 13 feet tall and stretches about 13 feet wide, and it will be available for use on Nov. 17 in Bizzell Memorial Library’s Lower Level Two.
study by surveying staff and faculty. Betsy Martens, OU-Tulsa professor of library and information studies, was the one who challenged Cook to test the effects of one labyrinth pattern over another, which is the third part of the research plan and has never been tested before, Cook said. Cook thinks the use of culturally-specific labyrinth patterns might evoke a sense of cultural identity in users. He said it might cause someone to engage in their culture in a
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article. The hazing incidents resulted in Martin leaving the team because of emotional issues, and Richie The films Mean Girls, Animal House and Full Incognito, the veteran player behind the hazing acMetal Jacket all demonstrate various forms of haz- cusations, was suspended indefinitely by coach Joe ing. But hazing doesn’t just take place on the big Philbin for his behavior toward Martin. screen. Sometimes, it takes place in our Just like the coach didn’t tolerate The Our View own backyard. Incognito’s bullying, OU is strictly against is the majority hazing as well and will punish organizations According to The Daily’s “OU fraternity opinion of punished for hazing” story Thursday, six with violations, strikes and suspensions The Daily’s of OU’s greek chapters have been punwhen necessary. nine-member ished for hazing since 2009. We’d be in But how bad is hazing? We believe any editorial board denial if we claimed our campus’s orgaform of behavior that results in significantnizations were against hazing — it’s clear ly physically or psychologically harming we’re not. someone is unacceptable, but OU should not have It is illegal in Oklahoma, but like drinking, just such a firm grasp on hazing around campus. because it may be illegal for some to involve themIn our opinion, hazing that causes bodily harm is selves in, some groups do it anyway. unacceptable, but innocuous events are OK. However, it doesn’t only take place on college One major problem is many define “hazing” difcampuses. It occurs in high schools, at jobs and ferently. But people need to understand the differeven professional sport teams’ locker rooms like ence between bullying and hazing — these blurred the Miami Dolphins. lines need to come into focus. A recent national story broke out last week inBullying can happen to anyone at any time and volving Dolphins football player Jonathan Martin is a behavior that typically provokes exclusion or and the alleged hazing he’s undergone since play- discouragement toward someone. Hazing, howing for the team. The apparent hazing that took ever, is a procedure forcing people to perform in place included threatening and racist text messag- certain rituals in order to earn their way in a group. es sent directly to Martin, according to a Fox Sports Both bullying and hazing include intimidation, but
simply put, bullying is about exclusion while hazing is about inclusion. Not all hazing is bad. We don’t see the harm in events like scavenger hunts and wearing certain colors on certain days — those don’t hurt anybody. Instead of hazing being completely banned from campus organizations including sororities and fraternities, we suggest the university “hazing” to a certain extent, as long as it’s appropriate. We can build a new system and still maintain students’ safety from severe hazing. If a group wanted to hold a mandatory event for it’s pledges for example, the organization’s house president could propose the event to a form of higher authority to seek approval. Creating mandatory events helps create unity among the sorority or fraternity — that’s how it’s been for years. With an improved system, the greek houses’ new pledges can show their dedication to the organization without being bullied. On that note, members of organizations should not allow dangerous hazing activities and should speak up for those who are being hazed or bullied. Hazing doesn’t have to be what we see in movies — we can redefine it.
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ive months ago, I more than one at a healthy opinion columnist was enjoying one of weight. Now multiply the few lackadaisi$1,900 by 93,000,000. If the cal summers I’ll have for a average holds, the current while. obese Americans will cost Unbeknownst to me, a $176.6 billion more than if bill H.R. 2415: Treat and they were healthy. Reduce Obesity Act of 2013 Granted, not all of those was introduced to the US people use Medicare. Some Jared Glass House of Representatives. probably hold private email@example.com There was quite a dissurance. While it is specucourse in the press and lative, that number should public because this bill labels obesity as a serve to alert the seriousness of this situchronic illness. Along with the new classi- ation in terms of dollars, if the impact it fication, the bill allows Medicare to cover has on our nation’s health hasn’t already. the medications and treatments used to I agree with this bill and think we should “treat” obesity. label obesity a chronic disease. Where all those beers worth it? How I do agree with Time’s Maia Szalavitz could I have been so blind to a pivotal mo- that the label is problematic for multiple ment of public health in America? I could reasons. The label of a disease might fuel have talked about this at the bar. thoughts of hopelessness in those sufferFortunately, we still can. If there is one ing from obesity, much like alcoholics feel thing that procrastinates any harder than trapped by alcohol. It could alter the psythis college student, it’s a committee in the chological effects of the disease by changHouse of Representatives. It’s not like in ing the way we think about it. This is posthe American political drama series House sible, but some alcoholics quit drinking of Cards. There is no Kevin Spacey, no and many never get started since they are monologues. Very little gets done, if you aware of risks associated with drinking. haven’t noticed. The larger problem is that a disease Back in June, that bill was sent to two state of obesity is essentially unobservcommittees. That bill is still at the commit- able. Obesity is in fact a cause and a factor tee level. in the development in other diseases. But The bill has a 5 percent chance of makhey, let’s get real. If a sudden cardiac aring it any further, according to govtrack. rest kills me and being fat was a factor in us. Fail. contracting that disease, then I’m going This was supposed to be a column about to blame it on my being fat. But while the obesity and fixing the public health criclassification of obesity as a disease does sis associated with it, but the House of blur some lines within medical terminolRepresentatives has screwed it up. ogy, we should accept that and label it a Forward march, ladies and gents. Please chronic illness. take the time out of your day to read over If only people with obesity would seek the bill and get in contact with your house treatment from doctors before they need representative to tell them how you feel to have a foot amputated from diabetes or they should vote on this issue, if it ever they develop liver cancer. This bill allows makes it to one. Medicare to cover these patients for this Obesity affects more than 93 million type of care. And while this could increase people, nearly one-third of Americans. Medicare premiums, the system is already It is a contributor to heart disease, type 2 losing money on obesity since it develops diabetes, stroke and most other chronic into far more deadly and costly diseases. illnesses. Obesity does not have a single Treating obesity early, before it gencause as genetics, diet and exercise can all erates more permanent problems like play a role. heart disease would be cost effective and Not only does obesity affect the lives of will help increase quality of life for many those living under the weight of it, it has Americans. adverse economic consequences for society as well. According to the bill, an obese Jared Glass is an English senior. Medicare beneficiary costs over $1,900
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s obesity a disease, health conditions, I would opinion editor or is it a decision? be on board. But the bill If you asked would act as a cushion for the American Medical people to fall on if they deAssociation, the answer cide to continue making would be yes. However, I poor eating habits, among beg to differ. other things. Regardless of Some people’s obesiwhether the bill is passed, ty is not in their control. our country still needs to Alex Niblett Certain medications cause fight this battle. firstname.lastname@example.org people’s metabolism to The medical profession slow down while others’ health conditions has recently instituted new guidelines in an cause them to be hungrier than the norm. effort to fight our nation’s obesity epidemic, These are understandable reasons why urging physicians to have a stronger grip on some Americans are obese, and their sitstressing the importance of weight to their uations would constitute as a disease. But patients. I doubt all 35.7 percent of Americans who Your next checkup may be a little different are obese have legitimate reasons — some than your last one. Now, doctors will calcuare large because they allowed themselves late your body mass index (BMI). If you need to get to that point. to lose weight, they will help you develop a It’s easy to eat fast food or overindulge plan to help you achieve that goal. in foods we love; I do it all the time. But This is a wonderful effort that has the no one is forcing us to eat unhealthily — potential to benefit many. It’s about the we’re making that choice ourselves and motivation, not the insults. There are other we each need to be responsible for our cost-effective ways to help decrease obesity own actions. besides pass a bill like H.R. 2415. For examIt’s a sensitive topic to address. While ple, Biggest Loser is a great show because I sincerely care about America’s current it’s educating. It’s not making fun of obese obesity epidemic, I don’t support Bill people, it’s using the entertainment industry H.R. 2415: Treat and Reduce Obesity Act to bring awareness to our country’s obesity of 2013. I support many efforts made to issue and offers motivation to those who are reduce our country’s unhealthy state, but struggling to find motivation. this bill isn’t the solution. For many of us, it will be eye opening to Individuals need to consider obesity find out our BMI’s — but that’s the point. The dangerous and just as concerning as can- intent is to encourage individuals to take cer, but it should not be legally classified matters in their own hands and focus on cutas a disease. It’s wrong for all working ting down or maintaining a suggested weight Americans to be responsible for a speciffor their future. ic group of people’s health. I care about For those of you who have control of your everyone, obese or not. But it is unfair for weight, you still have control of your life. It’s my and others’ tax money to go toward hard to eat healthy in college, but it’s importhealth conditions many people imposed ant to make healthy decisions — you don’t on themselves. want health problems down the road. If this bill specifically authorized aid to those whose obesity rooted from previous Alex Niblett is a journalism senior. Photo Provided
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OU signs one 3-star prospect, two 4-star recruits for 2014-15 season On just the second day of the early signing period, three new players formally joined the Oklahoma basketball program by signing their national letters of intent as announced by coach Lon Kruger. Dante Buford, Khadeem Lattin and Jamuni McNeace will join the team as freshmen at the beginning of the 2014-2015 season. "All three are really quality people who want to be Sooners," Kruger said in a press release. "They want to be here, they’re good students, rangy athletes and good teammates. They’re all similar with their qualities, and they fit perfectly in terms of what we’re looking for." The trio of signees all are listed at 6-foot-7 or taller and will have the opportunity to bolster the Sooner frontcourt. Both Buford and Lattin were tabbed as four-star recruits, while McNeace was a three-star prospect.
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With Big 12 title hopes nearly impossible, an offense that has regressed over the course of the season and an injury situation that has devastated the squad, Oklahoma faces a difficult task. The No. 18 Sooners (7-2) have to get up — and get up early — to face an Iowa State team that occupies the conference cellar with Kansas. The toughest test for Oklahoma won’t necessarily be outmatching the Cyclones (1-8), but rather, overcoming the recent rough path the Sooners have limped through while at the same time not looking past Iowa State. Coach Bob Stoops’ squad ends the season with two tricky road games at Kansas State and Oklahoma State, but the Sooners recognize that this Saturday’s opponent is at the top of the priority list. “They play extremely hard for four quarters,” co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “They’ve been on the wrong side of the scale for most of the year. They’ve played in some close games.” And while it’s clear OU is respecting the Cyclones, this weekend could provide the struggling Sooner offense with ample opportunities to boost its confidence as the season winds down. The Sooners only managed 237 yards of offense in
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Following a two game stretch on the road where the Sooners failed to win either game, they returned to the comforts of home where they hosted the TCU Horned Frogs. While it wasnâ€™t perfect, the Sooners played three great sets to sweep the Horned Frogs and collect their first win in the month of November. OU played excellent volleyball as a team. They were aggressive in the front-court and were disciplined on defense, which would prove to be the X-factor in the match, as they amassed 56 digs as a team. They also had 47 kills collectively as a team, with four players collecting 10 kills apiece. The Sooners seemed to have found their groove once again, which is a great sign, as they approach the final four games of the season. The Sooners, who are now 19-7 (7-5), will look to maintain the momentum gained from their win over TCU when they face the Baylor Bears, who are 12-16 (4-8), at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at McCasland Field House. Head coach Santiag o Restrepo sees the recent win as a building block toward a strong finish in their final four games. â€œBaylor is a very talented team,â€? Restrepo said. â€œIf we approach that match with
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Sooner Sallie McLaurin drives home the point against Baylor last fall, making the score 24-17. The sooners closed out the match moments later, winning 25-17 and swept all three matches for the evening. The Sooners will go up against Baylor on Saturday at McCasland Field House.
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the same amount of energy and intensity like we did against TCU, we should have a solid performance.â€? Senior middle blocker Sallie McLaurin appeared to be re-energized, along with the rest of her teammates. She led the front
court charge, recording 10 kills and three blocks, with some assistance from sophomore setter Julia Doyle, sophomore middle blocker Kierra Holst and senior outside hitter Keila Rodriguez. With Baylor next on the schedule, McLaurin is still stressing how important passing and serving can be when playing against good teams. â€œServe and pass is key f o r u s r ig ht n ow ,â€? s a i d McLaurin. â€œWe have to be aggressive with our serves and make sure that we are passing as many balls as we can get to Julia. (That) will be key next game.â€? Rodriguez has also been a key factor for the Sooners.
Her production on both offense and defense was key in the win over the Horned Frogs. As one of the seniors on a young team, she continued to preach the importance of staying motivated, even when the team is in a slump. â€œBefore going into any match, I would just tell my teammates to use the previous losses as motivation to get a win,â€? Rodriguez said. â€œBaylor is a good team, but if we stay focused and play hard, we should do fine.â€? Demetrius Kearney firstname.lastname@example.org
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Traditions combine this weekend Dad’s Day and University Sing events will share the “Walk of Fame” theme Graham Dudley Life & Arts Reporter
This weekend marks the return of two time honored campus traditions, Dad’s Day and University Sing, this year united for the first time under a single theme, “Walk of Fame.” Dad’s Day will include an entire weekend full of activities for Sooners and their fathers with the Sooner football showdown against Iowa State as the highlight. University Sing will have performances at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. University Sing will feature performances based on cultural icons on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, according to the Campus Activities Council website. Ryan Carter, multidisciplinary studies senior and chair of this year’s University Sing, said the performances will include a tribute to the music of Queen and a Dr. Seuss inspired story. Carter has a long history with University Sing. “I started coming to shows when I was a fifth grader,” he said. “This is like my twelfth one to be a part of.”
However, it’s his first time to chair the event. Carter said the experience has been well worth the preparation and he’s looking forward to finally seeing the shows this weekend. “The participants have put in hours and hours of work and tons of creativity, so seeing that all come together is one of the biggest rewards,” Carter said. Accounting senior Taylor Wilson is equally eager to see Dad’s Day get started. He said his year in charge of the event has taken a lot of time and effort but has been “absolutely fulfilling.” “It’s inspired me to be a better leader,” Wilson said. Wilson said working with University Sing under a common theme was a great idea, and the two organizations support each other whenever possible. University Sing even gave Dad’s Day two free tickets to its Friday night show for the Dad’s Day Father of the Year, Wilson said. Wilson said the selection of the Father of the Year was a much more in-depth process this year than in
GO AND DO Dad’s Day Friday Stadium Tours: 9: 30 a.m. Women’s Volleyball: TBA, McCasland Field House Night at Brothers: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 563 Buchanan St. Saturday KAT’s Making Tracks 5k: 9 a.m. Boomer Bash Tailgate: Two hours before gametime, corner of Lindsey and Asp Dad’s Day Watch Party: Gametime, Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium
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The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma perform at last year’s U-Sing event.
years past. All applications were reviewed by a panel of prominent campus fathers and graded under a rubric. Wilson said the winner will be announced soon. In addition to University Sing and the Iowa State game, Dad’s Day Weekend
will feature a tailgate, a watch party in Meacham Auditorium, a 5K and a night at Bootlegger’s restaurant. A full schedule of events can be found on the CAC Dad’s Day website. While Wilson said his team doesn’t organize every Dad’s
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Day event, he tries to promote everything happening “It’s a special weekend to over the weekend. celebrate Sooner football “We like to spread aware- and Sooner tradition with the ness about other things going family,” he said. on here on campus,” he said. But Wilson said the most important activity is family Graham Dudley time. firstname.lastname@example.org
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ac and cheese: a southern comfort food staple. There’s nothing better than warming your hands on a good cup of coffee in the early winter months, but a hot bowl of mac and cheese may be the next best thing. The great thing about this recipe is there hardly is one. If you ditched those measuring cups when you moved away for college, or simply, if your cooking skills can not be contained within the confines of 1/2 cups and teaspoons, this Kelly Rogers recipe is especially great. email@example.com Drawing on measurements and instructions from ‘5-minute Homemade Mac and Cheese,’ a recipe found on picky-palate.com, I decided to do some experimenting of my own and try it out. I must say, I’m a little skeptical of microwave recipes in general, as far as taste goes, but there’s no denying their convenience. If you’re a fan of the microwave as a fast alternative to the oven and a groundbreaking college staple for the exhausted student, well my friend, you’ve stumbled upon something great. That being said, you’ll still be using the stove, so don’t rule out all traditional cooking methods just yet. The first step to having restaurant worthy mac and cheese is to make those noodles the right way. Bring some water to a boil, and let them cook until they’re the perfect consistency for mac and cheese. Once you’ve got fresh pasta drained, it’s time to transform these boring, limp noodles into a real dish.
ingredients Elbow pasta Shredded Colby Jack and Monterrey cheese Milk Salt Pepper Plastic cooking wrap
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Microwave mac and cheese makes a quick and easy meal.
in the microwave for 20 seconds.
Remove the bowl after 20 seconds, and stir it up. Be careful lifting the plastic wrap at first — this traps the steam and melts the cheese. It’s going to be hot. At this point, you may find that you want to add another small handful of cheese. Toss it in and stir.
Pour cooked noodles into a microwave safe bowl, making sure not a lot of extra water ends up in the bottom of the bowl.
After mixing thoroughly, put the plastic wrap back on the bowl as before, and cook in the microwave for an additional 15 seconds.
Once the timer goes off, stir vigorously and you have yourself a bowl of tasty mac n’ cheese. Whether it’s bow tie or penne pasta, mozzarella or cheddar cheese, there is a lot of room for creativity with this recipe. Feel free to toss in your favorite veggies, seasonings or protein into the mix to spice things up.
Next, add a handful of shredded cheese, a splash of milk and salt and pepper to taste. This is where those measurements are completely up to you. I would suggest not letting the milk show above the rest of your ingredients, unless you want some sort of mac and cheese soup. Kelly Rogers is a journalism sophomore.
Once you’ve got all of these ingredients in the bowl, loosely cover the top with plastic cooking wrap, and place
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Passengers board the Bricktown water taxi, a highlight of the Christmas attractions.
ith less than six weeks until Christmas, Oklahoma is starting to feel the spirit. This Friday, downtown Oklahoma City will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with different attractions and events. There will be outdoor skating, snow tube rides, a 5k fun run, afternoon visits with Santa Claus and various winter markets to partake in. As an added treat, you will be surrounded by the twinkling holiday lights and festive decorations spread throughout the entire area. Here’s a look at some of the best events and when you can check them out:
Located right by the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Devon Ice Rink is returning for it’s third season. Open seven days a week, the ice rink will be open from Nov. 15 to Feb. 2 and costs $10 per guest (or $7 if you bring your own skates). Each Friday night there will be a “Rock ‘n’ Skate” night with a live DJ from 6 to 9 p.m. Food and drinks will be sold during all hours, but if you ever get too chilly you can dine inside at the new Park House restaurant that’s opening in early December. Hours of Operation: 3 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
The most popular retail district and home of all the city’s car dealerships in the 1920s, Automobile Alley is a historic district of downtown OKC. Now you can see it in a whole
new light when the landscape is draped in over 180,000 colorful LED lights. Operating Nov. 29 to Jan. 1 from dusk to dawn, Automobile Alley is located from NW 4th to 10th St. on Broadway Ave. It is free of charge and open to the public.
you can even enjoy the dining and shopping experiences present throughout downtown OKC. As an added touch, you can enjoy the holiday light display set up all around the canal. Guests can board on Mickey Mantle Drive, right across from the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Placed at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center at 429 E. California, the market will give Christmas shoppers the chance to find some unique gifts. Featuring more than 40 vendor booths, the market will feature both local and handmade items, art, food, specialty items, vintage items and more. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1
Nothing screams the holidays like “The Nutcracker.” Set to perform Dec. 13 through 15 and 20 through 22, come experience visions of sugar plums with the Oklahoma City Ballet’s performance of the Tchaikovsky classic. You can purchase tickets online at okcballet.com or call 405-848TOES (8637).
Starting Nov. 23, the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will be home to the largest man made snow tubing slope in the country. Sun or snow, people of all ages can cruise down the slope in the middle of the ballpark all winter long. The Chesapeake Snow Tubing event will be open Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 23 to Dec. 15. Starting Dec. 19, snow tubing will be open daily through Jan. 4.
On Thursday through Sunday nights from Nov. 29 to Dec. 29, you are welcome to board the water taxis on a ride through Bricktown. Open 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night,
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Coming off last year’s surprise success, the Holiday Pop-Up Shops are back and better than ever. Presenting more than 25 local shops rotating over four different weekends, the shops will be open between Thanksgiving and Christmas at 1000 N. Walker. It is an all ages event and will feature different entertainment and activities each weekend. More details regarding times and dates will follow on okcpopups.com. For more information regarding different events in Downtown OKC, visit see the Downtown in December website. Keaton Bell is a University College freshman.
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Saturday, November 16 Ty T. Hartwig Family Courtyard Headington Hall 100 E. Lindsey St. In the event of inclement weather the dedication will be in the Q’s Commons Formal Living Room located on the first floor of Headington Hall.
Headington Hall is named to honor OU alumnus and tennis letterman Tim Headington, who gave the $10 million lead gift for the residence hall. Headington earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from OU, and went on to earn graduate degrees in theology and psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He was also recognized in 2011 with OU’s highest award, the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. He is president and founder of the Dallas-headquartered Headington Resources Inc., an independent exploration and production operator in south Texas. He is also co-founder of the nonprofit Headington Institute, headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., the mission of which is to care for caregivers worldwide by determining the best ways to promote the physical hardiness, emotional resilience and spiritual vitality of humanitarian relief and development personnel. Headington currently serves on the OU Athletics Director’s Executive Advisory Council and in 2005 he was honored with the OU Regents’ Alumni Award. Thanks to his generous gift, the 230,000 square-foot, five-story housing center is home to approximately 380 OU students and student-athletes. It includes central dining, computer labs, study rooms, a theater and a faculty-in-residence unit.
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