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Following former Student Government Association president Ernest Ezeugo’s resignation Feb. 5, Madeline Grunewald will take over the position for the remainder of the term. Last April, Grunewald was elected to serve as Student Government Association vice president alongside Ezeugo. The two won 61 percent of the vote, according to Daily archives. In the wake of Ezeugo’s resignation, The Daily did a Q&A with Grunewald to find out more about her and her political platform. Q: What initially inspired you to run for SGA? A: I’m always eager to
help people in any way that I can. I was initially inspired to run because I wanted to help students, and I saw that Ernest wanted to do the same — so when he asked me to be on his team, I immediately said yes. Q: What do you like most about being an SGA officer? A: The single thing I value most about being a SGA officer is having a part in improving the student experience. Q: How do you feel about being the new SGA President? A: I’m incredibly honored to be able to serve our Sooner family and am endlessly grateful for [Ezeugo]’s service to our university. His dedication to improving the student experience has been an inspiration to me and all of our officers. I’m confident that our team will continue
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to do everything we can for our fellow Sooners through SGA. Q : How d o y o u t h i n k stepping up to this position will help you in future endeavors? A: I believe that every experience presents
challenges and tasks that help people grow. I know this will be an opportunity for immeasurable amounts of growth, within SGA and for me personally.
After being assistant director for OU’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” last year, psychology sophomore Keith Strasbaugh knew he wanted to direct the show. He also knew he couldn’t do it alone. “Immediately after I found out I got the part, I needed an assistant director, and I knew exactly who should do it,” Strasbaugh said. That person was his friend, fellow resident adviser and former roommate, international business and German sophomore Grayson Howard. Strasbaugh and Howard teamed up this year to direct
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An OU student gets chance of a lifetime ince she was 3 years old, Whitney Thompson has loved “Jeopardy!” The first time this love manifested itself was when Thompson and her sister were made to alphabetize the T V shows they watched as part of a journal assignment. After writing down the normal childrens’ shows like Arthur and Barney, Thompson wrote down a strange choice for a 3-year-old: “Jeopardy!” Thompson didn’t just want to watch Jeopardy though, she wanted to compete on the show. Now, as an English literature junior at OU, Thompson has achieved her dream by participating in the “Jeopardy! College Tournament” over winter break in January. This puts Thompson among a select group of OU students. While 29 students in OU history have received Rhodes scholarships, Thompson is only the third student to participate in the “Jeopardy!” tournament. “I’ve been watching ‘Jeopardy!’ since I was practically in the cradle,” the Tulsa native said. “It’s, basically, been a lifelong dream, and I was just completely stunned that I was actually going to get to see it come true.” The journey to get on the
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show started in December 2012, when Thompson took an online test on the “Jeopardy!” website. “Jeopardy!” officials invited her for an in-person interview in March, but after months of waiting, Thompson started to doubt they would call back. On Nov. 25, Thompson received a phone call from an area code she didn’t recognize. She said, if it’s important, they can leave message. The y left a messag e, and Thompson was astonished. SEE JeoPardy PAGE 2
Top: whitney thompson, english literature junior, poses Feb. 9 inside the great reading room in Bizzell memorial library. thompson competed on the “jeopardy!” College tournament over winter break in january.
Angie Quintero is standing in her house before Saturday’s annual Pink and Black Ball that supports breast cancer research. Wearing a long, black chiffon dress with a white lace belt, she’s ready to attend the event. As an advocate for women’s issues, Latin American studies senior Quintero looks forward to going to ball. “I’ve worked at the Women’s Resource Center for the past year, and I am here to support all programs that educate the advocacy of women’s issues in the community,” she says as she puts on her final coat of mascara before the night begins. Quintero has worked in the “Root Yourself” program last semester, involving sexual assault awareness and is on the Committee for Latino’s without Borders. “This ball is not geared toward one specific group of students,” Quintero said. “Anyone is w elcome to come, and it’s a very important topic. The OU Women’s Outreach Center does a lot on campus to help make this
Bottom: whitney thompson smiles next to “jeopardy!” host alex trebek. SEE PinK PAGE 2
Opinion: We support CVS’s decision to stop retail tobacco sales but believe it should offer alternatives. (Page 3)
L&A: A local incentive program is drawing customers to small businesses in Norman. (Page 4)
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Monologues: Friendship reduces stress, adds fun to directing process Continued from page 1 “The Vagina Monologues.” The show, written by Eve Ensler, is a series of monologues that illustrate the struggles women face because of their gender. The monologues come from characters w ith a var iety of backgrounds and deal with topics such as birth, abuse and self-este em. O U ’s pro duction will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 11 in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Meacham Auditorium. Though the sophomores direct the show together, before their freshman year, they were strangers. Strasbaugh said he discovered Howard would be his roommate after checking his Caleb Smutzer/the daily OU email. “I did what any normal Academic Director of Regional and City Planning Dawn Jourdan monologues about moaning at “The Vagina Monologues” rehearsal Sunday afternoon. “The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler, is a series of person would do; I Facebook creeped him,” Strasbaugh monologues illustrating women’s struggles from the perspectives of various characters.
Jeopardy: OU senior’s game show debut to air at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday Continued from page 1 “I just set the phone down and looked at [my roommate] Sara,” Thompson said. “My eyes, I’m sure, were like bug eyes. [I was in] complete shock, honestly.” After she got the call, she started screaming and jumping up and down, Thompson’s roommate Sydney Bader said. Soon, Thompson ran into her room, stupefying her three roommates who were wondering what was happening. Thompson responded with one word, shouted from the other room: “Jeopardy!” For Thompson, making the show not only fulfills a dream but gives her an opportunity for redemption. Thompson auditioned for the “Jeopardy! Teen Tournament” at 13 but didn’t make the cut. She believes her shyness and uncomfortable teenage phase stopped her from getting the spot. “I was not one of those homeschoolers who still manages to get and do social things and learn social graces. I was so awkward. It was awful,” Thompson said. This didn’t derail Thompson from her dream, though. She kept trying, despite her failure to land a spot on the show. “It’s really been sort of redemptive for me to be on the show, to finally prove that I moved past that awkward homeschooler stage,” Thompson said. Thompson’s boss and instructor Lauren Cleeland believes she’s the perfect student to represent OU and that, when the shows airs, she will show everybody how smart she is. “I am very proud of her and excited for her,” Cleeland said. “Appearing on Jeopardy is a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to see her.” Thompson flew to Los Angeles on January 5 to participate in the tournament with 14 other students from colleges such as Harvard University, University of Chicago, Texas A&M and Ball State University. The series will air the week on Feb 10. Until then, Thompson must remain silent about game results and outcomes before the series airs. “I’m really having to watch myself to make sure I don’t accidentally spoil something or say something that I think is innocent but is actually kind of a big spoiler,” Thompson said.
Alex said to me, ‘you know, all I can see on that (sweater) is ‘Klahom,’ and I said, ‘You are not the first one to notice that.’” whitney thompson, English literature junior
Bader and Thompson’s other roommates have tried to get her to squeal and say how she did, but she won’t budge. “It’s very difficult, though, because we all want to know, and she wants to tell us what happens,” Bader said. “She has shown some very admirable self-restraint.” Thompson will host a watch party on Tuesday for her friends to see how she did in her quarterfinal match and talk about the experiences. “I’m just glad I won’t have to keep the secret for much longer.” Once people see the first round, she can share the memories and stories she made during the show. However, there’s one story she’s not shy about telling now: the revealing the origin of her new nickname “Klahom.” Because it was a special university-themed series, Thompson and her fellow contestants wore their collegiate apparel on the show. Thompson’s black OU sweatshirt had Oklahoma stitched across her chest. However, on stage a few key letters were missing. “Alex said to me, ‘you know, all I can see on that [sweater] is ‘Klahom,’ and I said, ‘You are not the first one to notice that,’” Thompson said. Since then, Thompson has changed her Facebook profile to include the new nickname. The profile now reads “Whitney Klahom Thompson.” Thompson’s match will air at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on NBC because of the Olympics. Ethan Koch email@example.com
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said. “You know, I want to make sure I’m not living with a killer.” At first, Howard said, he and Strasbaugh didn’t interact much. In fact, Howard considered moving in with a friend. After about a month, however, the two warmed up to each other, Howard said. They were able to strengthen their bond when they took the resident adviser class together last spring. Their unusual friendship sometimes confused their classmates, Howard said. “At first, when we were going through RA training, people thought we hated each other just because we’d make snide comments to each other, messing around,” Howard said. Today, working as resident advisers in Walker Center, their relationship continues to keep people guessing, Strasbaugh said.
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pink: Dance aids cancer education Continued from page 1 possible.” Around 300 Sooners showed up at the ball, where jazz music and “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley could be heard playing throughout Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, said Kristen Cash, breast health intern and staff member at the Women’s Outreach Center. All attendees were bathed in the glowing pink lights in the background, which represent the colors of breast cancer awareness. The event raised approximately $8,000 for the Women’s Outreach Center’s breast health education program, Cash said. The event cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door and all proceeds went to the breast health education program. The event also raised money through raffle tickets, where attendees spent $1 per ticket or $5 for eight tickets to win prizes like a football autographed by Bob Stoops or personal training sessions at the Huston Huffman Center, according to the event website. Vicky Bumgarner, a first year graduate student in the adult and higher
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education program, volunteered at the event to help guide people to the ballroom. “I previously volunteered in different ways, but this is an incredible event they put on,” Bumgarner said. A photo booth, chocolate fountain, hors d’oeuvres, a live band and raffle prizes were set up for the night while students danced for a cause. Throughout the night, something that stuck out to Quintero was how many people showed up to support a cause, she said. “This shows that OU
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CVS makes an admirable shift Our View: CVS has the right to stop selling cigarettes and focus on customer’s health needs, because it is a private business.
Given our previous stance on anti-smoking efforts, it might be surprising that we actually applaud CVS Corp.’s recent decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in all of its stores. Our issue with smoking bans is not that we feel people should be able to smoke indiscriminately wherever and whenever they please. Our issue with state-mandated smoking bans is that public institutions should not get to decide to that extent what individuals can or cannot do. We support CVS in eliminating its retail sell of cigarettes and focus more on serving the health needs of its customers because CVS is a private institution and has the right to decide which products to sell. If a private business wants to take an ethical stand to improve people’s health, then we say kudos. In fact, we’d love to see more businesses make decisions based off of morals than just profits. CVS announced last Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco-related products by October of this year, according to a New York Times article. The decision will cost the company an estimated $2 billion in annual sales, according to the article. CVS is making the shift as part of an effort to focus more on enhancing customer health, rather than operating primarily as a retail store. Although smoking cigarettes is a personal decision, it is also a behavior that is highly stigmatized in the public eye. We’ve all seen anti-smoking campaigns on television, the health warnings on cigarette packages and the glares shot at people who smoke in public. However, none of that changes the fact that, despite its health risks, smoking is an individual choice that we believe should not be intentionally hindered by state or local governments. Yes, it is acceptable for private businesses to decide to ban smoking on their premises, especially given the negative effects of secondhand smoke exposure. On the other hand, we do not support state laws that prohibit smoking on all state property.
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Katelyn Houghton (left) checks finance sophomore Rachel Hummel’s (right) ID for her purchase Sunday night at the CVS on Lindsay Street. CVS will no longer offer cigarettes for purchase after October of this year.
There is not a statewide smokThe Our View ing ban in Oklahoma; however, all is the majority tobacco products are prohibited opinion of on OU’s campus. Gov. Mary Fallin The Daily’s also signed a less-than-logical exeight-member editorial board ecutive order late last year that effectively bans the use of electronic cigarettes on all state property, including OU. While we support CVS in its efforts to better serve its customers, we wonder if more companies will follow suit, making it more difficult to acquire cigarettes in the future. For example, after CVS made its announcement, representatives for Walgreens stated that pharmaceutical giant is also considering discontinuing
tobacco sales. Instead of just getting rid of cigarettes and tobaccos products, we suggest that retailers offer tobacco alternatives, such as electronic cigarettes. Mainstream stores have been reluctant to sell e-cigarettes pending their regulation by the FDA. It is our hope that after the FDA, ideally, approves e-cigarette usage that health-minded companies like CVS and Walgreens will sell the water vapor cartridges. CVS is justified in its decision and we encourage them to offer common-sense methods to curb tobacco use, other than just going cold turkey.
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Anti-gay propaganda law doesn’t reflect Olympic spirit
Opinion Columnist his quote was displayed on Google’s homepage last week along with rainbow, Olympicthemed letters: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination Darian Storms of any kind and in the Olympic email@example.com spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” To many, it seemed like Google had obviously taken a stand in support of gay rights and rightly so. The acts of discrimination against the GLBTQ community taking place in Russia are because of the recent enactment of various anti-gay laws, including an anti “gay propaganda” law, which can be anything from waving a rainbow flag to actual street protests. People are being arrested for standing up for a group of people who have basically lost their right to exist in Russia, including the arrests of four gay rights activists in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, the official opening day of the winter Olympics, according to an Associated Press article. This is not the only case of gay rights activists being arrested in Russia. Also on Friday, 10 more people were arrested in Moscow because they reportedly “waved rainbow flags Friday on Red Square and attempted to sing a Russian anthem.” One of the demonstrators, Gleb Latnik, said police insulted the protesters and that one officer even spat in the face of an activist. He said he, and other protesters, were released a few hours later. The “gay propaganda law” that Russian President Vladimir Putin put into effect recently has caused many activists to speak out against the games, but that doesn’t necessarily include the athletes themselves. Sure, countries like Germany with their rainbow uniforms and Greece with their rainbow gloves seem to be a little more visible with their discontent toward Russia’s policy, but the U.S.’s athletes are being disturbingly silent
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about the issue. The athletes are there to compete first and foremost, which is entirely understandable and reasonable, according to an article in The Washington Post. However, one can’t help but ask why the athletes wouldn’t use their positions as public figures to speak out against these erroneous policies. Hudson Taylor, an GLBTQ activist and Columbia University wrestling coach, thinks that this could very possibly happen. The athletes, after they have finished competing in the games, might begin to be more public about their disapproval of the country’s anti “gay propaganda” law. I personally hope to see more outward disapproval of
Russia’s anti-gay law because the more people talk about it, the more awareness is brought to the issue, which could potentially bring about change even in Russia. For now, the U.S athletes are keeping their heads down and working hard to bring home plenty of gold medals and while we should support them, we should also consider what is happening to people like you and me in the world just outside of the Olympics. Darian Storms is a University College freshman.
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Oklahoma rolls to notch nation’s top scoring mark
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OU validates top ranking with win against Stanford
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The No. 1 Sooners defeated the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal in Norman Saturday night, drawing consistent performances from throughout their lineup en route to a 447.700437.250 win. OU put up the nation’s highest score so far this year and further distanced themselves from Michigan, who currently holds the No. 2 ranking. The Cardinal, for their part, did not perform poorly. U.S. National first-teamer Akash Modi put up big scores for Stanford on floor (15.40) and vault (15.15). Junior Michael Levy also had a good night, highlighted by his 15.250 on the floor. Stanford’s 437.250 was its best score of the year and might be enough to move them up in the rankings. But no team was beating the Sooners Saturday. OU posted season-high scores in half of its events, and tied for best with last week’s pommel horse score of 74.70. Many individuals, like Allan Bower with his 15.00 vault, put up new career-high event scores. “I just felt like the team had my back and I went in mentally prepared and feeling good,” Bower said. He wasn’t alone. Danny Berardini on rings, Kanji Oyama on floor and vault, Alec Robin on pommel horse, Michael Reid on pommel horse and Michael Squires on still rings all rewrote their top event scores Saturday. Squires’s performance is perhaps the most surprising. Just when it seemed the defending still rings national champion couldn’t get any better, he went out and gave the Sooners a huge boost in his only event. O U h e a d c oa c h Ma rk Williams said he was happy
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Junior Sergey Resnick scores a 15.1 on the pommel horse in Oklahoma’s victory over Stanford Feb. 8 at McCasland Field House. Oklahoma had the second highest team score in NCAA history with a 447.700.
w ith his team’s per formance, though he said the Sooners could have finished better on high bar. With better scores on parallel bars and high bar, OU’s score might have approached 450. He also stressed the importance of preparing for upcoming “five-up, fivecount” meets, where only five gymnasts perform each event and their scores are all factored. There’s no room for error in such meets. “We’ve got to figure out who’s going to step out there and be able to finish routines without any major errors,” Williams said. “When you start a routine and raise your hand, you’ve got to be able to get out there and get it done. We’ve got to find five guys on each event that will do that.” Williams was referring to junior all-arounder Kanji Oyama, an important piece of the Sooner lineup who excelled on vault but took a
Isaiah Cousins couldn’t explain what made him successful on the boards in Oklahoma’s win against Baylor. “I just go for the rebound. I just run in and hopefully it comes in,” Cousins said. The sophomore might not know how he led the team in rebounds with seven against the incredibly long Baylor Bears, but it doesn’t really matter how he did it. Cousins put on a show in No. 23 OU’s rematch with Baylor, helping the team sweep the series with an 88-72 win at home. He finished with a team-leading 21 points in addition to his seven boards, hitting 3-4 from deep and knocking down all six of his free throws. With forward Ryan Spangler struggling to make noise in a battle with Baylor big men Isaiah Austin and Royce O’Neale, Cousin’s contribution on the glass was crucial to keeping OU out in front after a fast start from Buddy Hield and Cameron Clark. The New York-native wasn’t just big on the boards. He also finished with the most points despite Hield finishing the first half with 17 points. With all the attention on Hield after his fast start, Cousins found plenty of space to work and knock down his shots. “Everyone was focusing on Buddy so that kind of gave me the advantage to attack more and be more aggressive,” Cousins said. With the extra space to work on offense, Cousins said his teammates urged him to capitalize on the situation. “My teammates told me to be more aggressive, and I just have to step up and do what I do,” he said. “My shot was falling so it was a pretty good day.” The Sooners seem to get an extra contribution from someone different every night. “When you get four or five guys making shots like that, then it’s obviously more difficult to guard,” said OU coach Lon Kruger. ”On the year we’ve had some good shooting games but this was probably as good as any of them.” Cousins’ 21 points was a career high, beating his previous best of 19 from earlier this season. He’ll look to keep his momentum through Wednesday when the Sooners (18-6, 7-4) play host to Texas Tech (11-11, 3-6).
nasty mid-routine spill on humble, and get back in the parallel bars, sustaining the gym and do what we do a mild concussion. He fin- every day,” Bower said. ished the routine for a 12.30, but must be cleared by the medical staff before he can Graham Dudley resume practice. email@example.com Oyama’s fall was the exRyan Gerbosi, firstname.lastname@example.org ception and not the rule during the meet. OU dominated in every way, especially through the first four rotations and was able to coast to its season-high score. After a first rotation where all six Sooners earned scores over 15 to start the night, one had to suspect it would be a spePresidential Dream Course Public Lecture: cial evening for OU. The Sooners will shift Inequality and the American Family their focus to the Metroplex Challenge on Friday in Fort Worth. Now that OU sits comfortably atop the standings, it can focus on taking this week’s high score and repeating it — or maybe even improving on it. “We’ve just got to stay
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