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Willie Warren arrested for outstanding warrants Former men’s basketball star placed on Norman Police list of people wanted; did not spend time in jail, county jail official says CASEY WILSON Daily Staff Writer
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Former basketball player Willie Warren dribbles the ball against Texas Tech on Feb. 9. Warren was arrested Saturday afternoon for outstanding warrants.
Journalists convene for conference on immigration
Former OU basketball player Willie Warren, 20, was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to Norman Police reports. Warren, who announced in April his plans to enter the NBA draft, was arrested for two outstanding municipal warrants, according to the Norman Police’s daily arrest report. The Norman Municipal Court placed Warren on a list of people wanted by Norman Police on an outstanding warrant Thursday, according to the City of Norman’s Web site. An officer at the Cleveland County jail said Warren was never in the jail’s custody this weekend. A records officer at the Norman Police Department
said Sunday an arrest might not always involve jail time when matters involve municipal warrants, if bond can be posted immediately at the time of arrest. The officer said because of the arrest address being the location of the Norman Police station, 201 W. Gray St., it is likely Warren turned himself into police Saturday. The Norman Police report lists Warren’s offenses in relations to the municipal warrants as misdemeanors. Warren, Big 12 Freshman of the Year, missed eight games his sophomore season because of an ankle injury and another because of illness. “I didn’t like how things went this year with my injury and everything, but I also feel like I have the skills to take the next step,” Warren told The Daily on Wednesday about his decision to leave OU. “Some of the things I need to work on, like being a better leader and being more vocal, are things I can do at the next level.” Warren was a second-team All-Big 12 pick as a freshman and an honorable-mention selection this season. He averaged a team-high 16.3 points per game this season along with 3.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.0 steals.
SOONERS LEND A BIG HAND
OU hosts discussions on media coverage of immigration issues RICKY MARANON Assignment Editor
Journalists from across the country gathered Sunday at OU to begin their halfweek conference on immigration and its coverage in the media. The conference is intended to bring common ground to the way journalists write about issues surrounding the immigrant communities, said journalism professor Warren Vieth, one of the conference organizers. “The event has been pretty good,” Vieth said. “We’ve covered a lot of ground today and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week.” Vieth said the group participated in a somewhat heated debate whether media outlets should refer to members of the U.S. immigrant community, particularly from Latin American countries, as “illegal immigrants” or “undocumented workers.” “I think we reached a conclusion that we should refer to them as illegal immigrants. We are OK with it for now, but we would still like to find a better term later on,” Vieth said. “Just because someone is here without certain papers doesn’t mean they are illegal. Sometimes their visa has just expired, and they don’t know it needs to be renewed. Some people who are here who aren’t documented with the government aren’t necessarily here to work either.” Those in attendance said they were excited about hearing what other journalists had to say about immigration issues. “It’s nice to hear other people’s perspective on the situation,” said Lara Saavedra, journalism alumna who covers minority events in Tulsa’s COLOR Magazine. Saavedra said sometimes she has personal questions when she is in the field reporting on immigration issues. “I enjoyed hearing the perspectives from other and more experienced journalists,” Saavedra said. “It’s been really encouraging to me, and some have given me personal advice when we talk about the different problems we face.” Event attendee Pilar Marrero writes for “La Opinión” in Los Angeles. Marrero said the first day of the conference was beneficial to her understanding of how others cover immigration issues and said she was looking forward to the next few days of the conference. “My newspaper caters to the Spanishspeaking population and immigration issues come up all the time,” Marrero said. “I always like to attend conferences like this to see how others see the issues of immigration.” Today’s event will mainly take place in Gaylord Hall. Beginning at 9 a.m., the group will discuss the impact of Oklahoma House Bill IMMIGRATION CONTINUES ON PAGE 2
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Terry Cryer, adverting junior, helps Jessica McClarty, public relations sophomore, down into a creek Saturday morning at The Big Event. Cryer and McClarty, National Association of Black Journalists members, did their community service with OKC Beautiful, a nonprofit agency dedicated to improving the image and appearance of Oklahoma City.
OU students spend day to improve local areas This year’s event one of the biggest ever with record number of volunteers and job sites, event official says KATHLEEN EVANS, AUDREY HARRIS, DANIELA MCCORMICK AND CASSI TONEY Daily Staff Writers
A record number of students, faculty and staff volunteered Saturday at 160 job sites in the Norman-Oklahoma City area as part of The Big Event. Close to 5,000 people worked on a variety of service projects throughout the day, said Kaleb Potter, event chairman. Potter said the school also set a record for the number of job sites, which he attributed to improved communication between the executive member and the job locations. OU President David Boren helped kick the day off with a message to the volunteers Saturday morning at the North Oval. “The Big Event is an ideal expression of the Sooner spirit,” Boren said. SHEPERD’S PLACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
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Bryce Tucker, visual communications junior, paints a portion of a mural during The Big Event on Saturday at The Education and Employment Ministry in Oklahoma City. Tucker volunteered with the Graphic Design Association. © 2010 OU PUBLICATIONS BOARD
The Honors Student Association and Kappa Phi, a Christian women’s club, volunteered at Shepherd’s Place Community Church in Norman. The two groups had about 50 volunteers who spent the day helping clean, weed and mulch the church’s overgrown gardens. Devon Carnesciali, Honors Student Association member and University College freshman, said she was involved in a similar service day in high school and that motivated her to do the same thing at OU. Chad Bartlett, the church’s pastor, said he was grateful for the help. Bartlett said he tried to take care of the gardens during the summer, but was unable to do the amount of work the volunteers did in one day. BIG EVENT CONTINUES ON PAGE 2
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Big Event Continues from page 1 Volunteers said The Big Event also was rewarding for them. “This was my third year to do it and we got paired up with a really good group,” said Allen Wang, multidisciplinary studies junior. “Everyone worked well and that made it fun.” WESTLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH Students from OU’s Campus Crusade for Christ, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Sigma Chi fraternity volunteered at Westlawn Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Volunteers were separated into groups and sent to help with different parts of the church. Some folded clothes and organized closets inside the church, while others painted the church’s exterior. Volunteers also helped sand the front door, pull weeds and paint the church signs. One of the more tedious tasks involved chipping paint off two church doors with hand-sized paint scrapers. The doors were one of the last projects of the day and took a couple of hours to finish. Kaylie Moss, accounting and management junior, volunteered to pull weeds for most of the day. Moss said she pulled sticker weeds with her bare hands because there weren’t any gloves. She said her group used forks and knives as tools to pull weeds. By the end of the day, group members had small cuts on their hands from all of the stickers. “I wish we would’ve had a mower, because then that job could’ve been done in two seconds. Then we could’ve been cleaning up something else inside the building, and doing something even more productive,” Moss said. “But it was a great experience and I enjoyed helping out.” Keely Line, elementary education sophomore, helped inventory clothes
and paint the trim of the church with a group from her sorority. Line said the experience allowed her to see how other people live. “It was a diversifying experience,” Line said. “I got see how this lady lives, how she does projects, like one for Haiti that she talked about.” JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY About 100 students said they felt satisfied after volunteering at Jefferson Elementary School in Norman as part of The Big Event. This was the first opportunity for these students, from the freshman-only scholarship program Presidential Community Scholars, to participate in service day. One group went to the elementary to help clean up the school’s play area and a special outdoor classroom. They also helped in preparing the school for an upcoming PTA meeting. Meredith Donaldson, University College freshman, said she helped rake and gather up weeds in the outdoor classroom area. Donaldson said it looked awful upon arrival, but the work was worth it because it looks better now. “Seeing how it looks, I think it was important to come here and work,” Donaldson said. Kyle Combs, University College freshman, said he helped build a children’s fort in Dragon Land, a play area for 3- to 4-year-olds with special needs. He said it was easy to build for the most part, but some pieces — like a slide that was supposed to be easy to attach — gave him some trouble. “The slide didn’t want to go in the holes it was pre-made for it to go into,” Combs said. “We had to force it and have five people push it in. Then it’d pop out again.” Combs said after finally putting the slide permanently into place, he felt good about what he had done. “I felt accomplished and relieved,” Combs said. “Like I had done something great.” Jefferson Elementary Principal Kathy Taber said she always looks forward to The Big Event because of the impact it
OUDAILY.COM » GO ONLINE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF STUDENTS ROCK CLIMBING TO HELP RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. makes on the school, especially in the past several years. Taber said the school has had many ongoing remodeling projects that have left the school looking less than ideal. “The cafeteria was expanded (and) that just totally destroyed our outside area,” Taber said Taber said Dragon Land hasn’t been in existence for long, and it was a project that a staff member thought up as an idea to make it safer for younger children to play outside. Students were not only asked to build a fort, but also to clean up the fallen pine needles so children could play without tripping on them. “A lot of work was done together and because we had so many students helping, it wasn’t overwhelming for anyone,” Taber said. “We’re all just very grateful.” OKC NEIGHBORHOODS Approximately 20 students from the Baptist Student Union picked up trash with the Oakcliff Neighborhood Association in Oklahoma City. Amy Deramo, University College freshman, volunteered with the group and said she appreciated the opportunity to serve. “I liked the fact that we were helping people in the community, cleaning up and making the neighborhoods look better by picking up the trash,” Deramo said. Deramo said the project shows that college students are willing to volunteer. “They still want to help out and serve the community,” she said. Rebecca Kise, University College freshman, cleaned up ice storm damage with the Wesley Foundation in the Oklahoma City area. “My favorite part was being able to lift logs and big tree trunks into the dumpsters while the boys in my group just sat and watched in awe,” Kise said. Kise said volunteers had to move large logs and branches into the dumpster and clean up leaves and bushes. “I liked being able to do that for people I did not know at all,” Kise said. “I think working for people you don’t know is the most rewarding thing in the world.”
Immigration Continues from page 1 1804, a bill that has been regarded as one of the nation’s toughest immigrations laws. Following that discussion, the group will study what the Obama Administration is doing to address immigration issues. The day will wrap up with a discussion led by Jason Riley from the Wall Street Journal who wrote “Let Them In: The Case For Open Borders.” Tuesday, the group will go to an inner-city high school and middle school to study immigrants in the public education system. Wednesday, the group will return to OU to talk with two prominent Hispanic journalists who report on immigration issues. The group also will discuss immigration issues facing the Muslim community in post-Sept. 11 America. The conference will continue the rest of the week in Dallas, where attendees will meet with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and officials in the U.S. Immigration Court.
COME AND LISTEN TODAY • House Bill 1804 Immigration Bill Impact — 9 a.m. Gaylord Hall of Fame Room • D.C. Outlook and the Obama Administration — 10:45 a.m. Gaylord Hall of Fame Room • Jason Riley author of “Let Them In: The Case For Open Borders” — 1:30 p.m. Gaylord Auditorium (room 1140) WEDNESDAY • Covering Immigration — 9 a.m. Gaylord Hall of Fame Room • Covering Muslim Immigrants — 10:45 a.m. Gaylord Hall of Fame Room
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Monday, April 12, 2010
Bill passed to create retention task force Group would consist of students from each college and UOSAappointed members, bill co-author says
The Graduate Student Senate passed a bill Sunday night to create a Graduation and Retention Task Force that would be required to submit a yearly report to UOSA. The task force would be made up of students from each college appointed by the Dean of the Graduate College and members appointed by UOSA and the Department of Academics, said Brandon Mikael, co-author of the bill. Mikael said OU’s retention rates are behind the national average and this task force could help to solve that problem. GSS also passed a bill to establish special elections for the Undergraduate Student Congress International Area Studies representatives who were not elected during the regular election due to a glitch on the Web site. The special election was held Tuesday and Wednesday.
TODAY JOB SEARCH FOR JMC MAJORS The workshop “How to Find a Job/ Internship in a Tough Economy for JMC Majors” will be held 11:30 to noon in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Heritage Room.
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JSTOR BY THE NUMBERS An info session on JSTOR, which archives approximately 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences, will be held 10 to 11 a.m. in Bizzell Memorial Library, room 149D
The GSS meeting was held Sunday evening at the Sarkeys Energy Center. Fox said the election board had the authority to hold the special election without GSS or Student Congress’ approval. The senate also passed a bill to double the allotted salary for the student organization resource office of UOSA. The office checks out equipment and computers to students and student organizations, Fox said. The bill would increase the office’s hours to 20 hours per week, Fox said. UOSA President-elect Ally Glavas spoke to the Senate about the
smoking referendum that passed Undergraduate Congress but not the Senate. She said she wanted to make a compromise that would be fair to both smokers and non-smokers. The majority of Student Congress members said they would be open to a re-worked bill but said they would not be in favor of the bill even if it went through changes. Legislation also will be written to expel three members of GSS who were not present at the meeting and have accumulated excessive absences, said Derrell Cox, GSS secretary.
SMART START - PART II The Women’s Outreach Center will present part two of “Smart Start,” an education workshop where participants learn about the gender wage gap, how to overcome pay discrepancies and negotiating a starting salary, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the union’s President’s Room. For more information or to register, contact the Women’s Outreach Center at email@example.com or 405-325-4929. JOB SEARCH FOR ENGINEERING
MAJORS The workshop “How to Find a Job/ Internship in a Tough Economy for Engineering Majors” will be held 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the union’s Heritage Room. MEN’S BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS Did you know men can develop breast cancer? Visit an info table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the union for important information regarding men’s breast health. Candy and prizes offered. STUDENT SUCCESS SERIES A seminar, “Gearing Up for Final Exams,” will be held 3 to 4 p.m. in Wagner Hall, room 245. RUSSIAN FOLK MUSIC The ensemble Zolotoi Plios will present a concert of traditional Russian folk music and dance at 8 p.m. in the Max Weitzenhoffer Theatre in the Fine Arts Center. The concert is free. Want your event posted? Go to OUDaily.com and click the “Submit An Event” link under the events calendar.
POLICE REPORT The following is a list of arrests and citations, not convictions. The information given is compiled from the Norman and OU Police Departments. At times, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma City FBI will contribute to these reports. All those listed are innocent until proven guilty.
Cody Ray Crouch, 30, 1100 E. Robinson St., Friday
MUNICIPAL WARRANT Willie D. Warren, 20, 201 W. Gray St., Saturday Gregory Michael Popoff, 30, Northeast 12th Avenue, Saturday Donald Wayne Stephenson, 21, 1001 E. Brooks Ave., Saturday Michael Anthony Fernandez, 32, 2400 Blk Kiowa Way, Friday Robert William Fulton, 20, 113 W. Hughbert St., Friday
AGE MISREPRESENTATION Blake Taylor Beavers, 20, 747 Asp Ave, Friday
COUNTY WARRANT Russell Lee Blackwood, 38, West Boyd Avenue, Friday, also driving with a suspended license
POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL Alexandra Catherine Sullivan, 20, 747 Asp Ave., Saturday Meghan Marie Willis, 20, 747 Asp Ave., Saturday, also unlawful use of a driver’s license
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS Lea Kathleen Wright, 47, 113 S. Sherry Ave., Saturday LOUD PARTY Hannah Elaine Beller, 20, 413 Chautauqua Ave., Friday Mark Adam Engel, 21, 504 W. Boyd St., Friday Robert Joseph Benison, 45, West Main Street, Friday, also
possession of stolen property, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA Emmanuel Sanchez Lopez, 22, 900 E. Alameda St., Thursday Johnny Warren Mitchell, 24, East Eufaula Street, Friday, also possession of drug paraphernalia DOG AT LARGE Kenneth McGehee, 52, 1317 Superior Ave., Monday Lisa E. Wolf, 47, 4400 W. Main St., Tuesday TRESPASSING Thomas Alexander Metz, 28, 601 NE. 12th Ave., Thursday POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA Tiffany Renea Arnold, 21, 1536 Oakhurst Ave., Thursday, also possession of controlled
dangerous substances in the presence of a minor Melissa Lynn Thomason, 30, 1219 Cadell Lane, Thursday, also possession of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of a minor
Ryan Dale Pangle, 25, Alameda Street, Thursday Charlton Lee Coffman, 27, 2400 NW. 36th Ave., Saturday, also possession of stolen property and driving with a suspended license
PUBLIC INTOXICATION Larry Dean Ryan, 48, 333 N. Interstate Drive, Thursday April Leann Harjo, 30, 2813 Dewey Ave., Saturday Guy Williams Kaniatobe, 22, 901 SW. 24th Ave., Saturday
FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR Lilia Israelyan, 30, 1205 E. Lindsey St., Wednesday Joyasenthu Kankanagme, 36, 101 N. Porter Ave., Wednesday Daniel Martin Nevarez, 25, 702 N. Porter Ave., Wednesday
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED Westley Andrew-Metts Evans, 26, 2425 Jenkins Ave., Saturday
PETTY LARCENY Timotel Paisi, 41, 601 NE. 12th Ave., Wednesday Rex Duane Crouch, 62, 2556 Classen Blvd, Wednesday Arika June Harkrider, 18, 2010 NW. 24th Ave., Friday Jonathan William Snethen, 19, 2010 NW. 24th Ave., Friday Stacy Lynn Jones, 42, 601 NE. 12th Ave., Thursday
PERSONAL INJURY WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Tina Marie Brown, 31, Northeast 168th Avenue, Saturday DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Andrew Mark Sharp, 24, East Brooks Avenue, Saturday ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON Danell Matinis, Cooper, 48, 1318 Huntington Way, Saturday ASSAULT AND BATTERY Barry Ray Rheudasil, 56, 401 SE. 12th Ave., Thursday Dakota Kay Rowenhorst, 19, 747 Asp Ave., Saturday AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BATTERY Gene Boyd Hartman, 50, 1901 E. Lindsey St., Friday POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY Kenneth Scott Rankin, 36, 2400 NW. 36th Ave., Saturday, also municipal warrants
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In response to Best’s column on Jesus being an anarchist.
The Big Event should be more than a day trip The Big Event gets students from a lot of student organizations out of their element and provides them an opportunity to give service to the community every year. But that’s the problem. It only happens once a year. Instead of donating time once each year, we should use The Big Event as a launching pad into more community service instead of getting everything out in a single day, which promotes a weekend-retreat mentality rather than one of real, lasting community service. Instead, we should have two versions of The Big Event for students. One should be at the beginning of the fall semester. Students could take on a service project they can work on throughout the year. The second event should be in the spring as the current one stands. The second event would commemorate and finalize the hard work each organization has done.
““You’re telling me Jesus wants me to give my money to the poor and not to the megachurch?!?! If we gave our money to those in need, our churches wouldn’t be able to purchase HD cameras, plasma screens, smart lights, and a state of the art sound system! I guess Jesus didn’t realize how beneficial materialism could be...” - diamondateme
Thumbs UP, Thumbs DOWN the week in a nutshell
The more established organizations could potentially plan long-term programs that would create years of service. This will help student organizations carefully choose meaningful charity work and further promote active involvement in the community. It also would help them see more legitimate results with a better relationship with the community to which they’re dedicating their time. This alternative would help us get away from the weekend-retreat mentality of community service and would develop a more holistic and meaningful view of community service, which students will take with them after the end of a few long Saturdays and hopefully after college.
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Students went a day without shoes to better understand and empathize with world poverty.
Many OU students still haven’t received their census forms and thus can’t fill out the census and more accurately represent Norman.
OU hosted a Language Fair focussing on how languages live. Twenty-three AmericanIndian languages were represented.
There was a gunfight in the Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee leaving one person dead and sending four people to the hospital.
Big thumbs up to professors who hold class outside when the weather is nice, allowing students to enjoy their state while gaining an education.
There was a 7.7, 6.8 and 7.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and Baja California, respectively.
Matthew Deimund won a scholarship to Greece so he can better understand the Greek side of being greek.
Jari Askins double booked Young Dems and sent a representative in her place.
Election fraud destroys UOSA legitimacy In what can only be described as a com- Glavas campaign was the ticket preferred pletely predictable failure, the UOSA election overwhelmingly by UOSA insiders. Their board falsely claimed that Ally Glavas and campaign shirts could be seen at all of the Zac McCullock won the election for UOSA congressional meetings. The UOSA presipresident and vice president. dent whose office is actually charged with It has become clear throughout the year running the election, made a video endorsthat almost no one in UOSA has bothered ing her candidacy. Even the presumably imto read the constitution that is supposed partial election board chair, demonstrated to guide its actions. This occasion is no himself to be a partisan given his behavior different. on election night when he participated in the According to the UOSA constitution “the celebration party of Glavas’ sham victory. student president and vice president shall What is sad about this whole thing is this be popularly elected together by majority is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to vote of the ballots cast in an election for that election irregularities. There were 23 grievpurpose.” In the event that nobody receives ances filed against various candidates, many a majority of the ballots cast, the top two of which were rejected. Some of the rejected candidates “shall stand in a run-off election grievances were about superfluous things no later than one week after the primary with little provided evidence, election.” but other grievances that In this most recent presidential elecwere rejected are stunningly tion, 5,282 ballots were cast. The UOSA unethical. uses an instant run-off voting system One grievance that stunned whereby voters are asked to rank the canme was a tactic used by the didates in order of preference from one Glavas campaign to pressure to four in this case. When counting the individuals into voting for ballots, the election board tallies the first them. According to the election preference of every voter. If no candidate MATT board report, a large number of has received a majority of the votes, the BRUENIG members from the Glavas camcandidate receiving the least number paign stood outside of Couch of votes is eliminated. All of the voters Cafeteria with laptops and who ranked the eliminated candidate No. stopped students walking by to ask them to 1 then has their No. 2 preference counted. vote. While the Glavas campaign maintains This process continues until someone has a students were not asked to vote for anyone in majority. particular, anyone with a shred of intelligence At the end of this process for the most realizes what was going on. Yet the election recent election, there were only two tickets board rejected this grievance and claimed standing. The Glavas ticket had received that this sort of behavior was not a violation 2,544 votes and the Zenteno ticket had re- of the requirement for a secret ballot. ceived 2,281 votes. Therefore, the election I could go on, but there really is no reason board claimed the Glavas ticket had won. to. This year has been a year of disaster for But wait, there were 5,282 ballots cast and the UOSA government and this really caps it Glavas only received 2,544 votes, which is 48 off. Any claim to legitimacy the student govpercent. The last time I checked 48 percent ernment had was lacking to begin with but does not constitute a majority. Under consti- has now been completely shattered. While it tutional rules, a run-off has been suggested for election featuring just “The student president and vice years that UOSA was a the Zenteno and Glavas president shall be popularly powerless body of retickets should have been elected together by majority sume-builders, it has run a week after the first now officially become vote of the ballots cast in an election. a totally illegitimate irThat someone did not election for that purpose.” relevant joke. catch this failure is stun- UOSA Constitution Matt Bruenig is a philosoning. Surely someone in phy junior. UOSA has a calculator or can do some quick math and realize no can- COMMENT ON THIS COLUMN AT didate received a majority vote of the ballots OUDAILY.COM cast. That no one did catch this failure raises Editors note: Ally Glavas, UOSA presidentan eyebrow from me. Was this intentional? elect, and Jeff Riles, UOSA Election Board As someone who pays close attention to chairman, both declined invitations to write UOSA and the elections, it was clear the a counterpoint .
Pandering leads to dangerous decisions like abstinence-only education I’ve been acutely aware that the Democratic Party has been primarily composed of a bunch of ADD plagued eunuchs for quite some time now. However, I always assumed liberal leaders had “the greater good” in mind as they grabbed their ankles for Republican bipartisanship. Now that the santorum from our nation’s eight yearlong conservative reaming has splattered across the pages of the new health care bill, I’m starting to have my doubts. As part of an effort to placate conservative concerns about being able to pander to their religious extremist voting base, the new health care bill provides an- TRAVIS other $250 million in funding to GROGAN abstinence-only “education.” Allow me to rephrase that last part so it may properly sink in: Democrats are now actively funding abstinence-only education, which contributes to ignorance, the spread of STDs, teen pregnancy and death. Wow. I’m sorry. That must be my liberalism flaring up again. It happens sometimes when I type sitting in the middle of my satanic pentagram. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so quick to mock the plan of God without looking at the great things that abstinence education has done for the U.S. Certainly godless, weed-whiffing, prostitute-pumping countries like Holland could benefit from a little good old-fashioned American sexual repression right? Wrong. Holland is kicking our holierthan-thou American system by every measure. All the statistics below come from Advocates for Youth and are based on percentages to account for population differences. Our teen pregnancy rate is six times as high. Teen birth rate is almost 10 times as high. Teen abortion is more than twice as high. Teen syphilis is almost three times as high. Teen gonorrhea is almost 33 times greater. Teen chlamydia is almost 20 times greater. Abstinence-only education seems to delay sex in participants by an average of only six months and contributes to a greater likelihood of engaging in unsafe sex. Still, it seems odd that a culture that legalized cannabis consumption and call girls is fairing better than our preciously prudish U.S. of A. There is a very simple reason why the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetricians and
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Gynecologists all support comprehensive sex education: You can’t stop people from having sex. Just for a moment though, let us assume that abstinence-only “education” worked. Lets say every student who participated in the program really bought into the idea that sex is a repulsive, despicable and dangerous act that we should save for the person we want to marry. What about those who can’t marry? Should we just ignore the high school students that identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual? Is it realistic to assume you can teach them to live out the rest of their lives without having a sexual experience? Isn’t there an implicit derogatory labeling in such practices? Or does it just not matter since they’re all going to hell anyway? Most people intuit that people have the right to be educated about their health. Even the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights dictates that governments are responsible for “the prevention, treatment and control of epidemic diseases.” What better way to prevent an epidemic than information? Put another way, which doctor would you prefer; the one who fully informs you of all available treatments or the practicing Jehovah’s Witness who believes God will be happier if you aren’t aware that a blood transfusion could save your life? People are going to have sex before marriage. People who will never marry are going to have sex. In all likelihood, people will have multiple partners. Merely explaining that birth control can be over 99 percent effective when used properly is not going to turn a group of chaste Christians into nefarious nymphomaniacs. It’s going to create more savvy, sexually safe students, reduce pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and perhaps teach some of the more misguided abstinence pledges that anal sex may not be the smartest way to try to preserve their “virginity.” Footnote: If you are sexually active, make sure to get regular STD screenings. A little blood in a vial and pee in a cup is your price to pay for this beautiful human expression. Travis Grogan is a political science and communications senior.
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be beneficial for the team to regain some energy. “We really need to recuperate,” Kindler The No. 2 OU women’s gymnastics said. “This trip took a lot of energy. There team defeated host team No. 14 Penn was a lot of traveling. They need to rest State, No. 11 LSU and several other teams their bodies.” to win the NCAA Northeast Regional title Kindler said the team plans to use the Saturday night. break to first rest, then condition before The Sooners won the regional with a the competing in the pinnacle meet of score of 197.250, breaking a school re- the season. cord with their sixth score of 197.000 or “We will have six workouts before the higher this season. NCAAs,” Kindler said. “Our goal wasn’t necessar“We’ll do a lot of condiUP NEXT... ily to break the record, but we tioning at first, then tail try to reach that score from it off as it gets closer to The NCAA Championships the beginning of the season, the meet.” are scheduled to take and we just built on the first T h e N C A A place April 22-24 in time we did it,” redshirt freshChampionships will poGainesville, Fla. man Natasha Kelley said. tentially include three OU had not won a regional other Big 12 teams, with title since 2006. Missouri and Nebraska With the regional win, the both already qualified, Sooners now look ahead to the NCAA and Iowa State still in contention. Twelve Championships in Gainesville, Fla. OU teams compete in the championship will enter that meet undefeated, but meet. Kindler said that isn’t something she, or Kindler said she knows her team will her team, is thinking about. have to perform just as well, and proba“I haven’t even mentioned it to the bly better, than they did at the regional to team,” Kindler said. “The only way it is on have a chance to win the national title. their minds is if they’re thinking about it “It is going to take between a 197.000 on their own.” and a 198.000 to win nationals,” Kindler Senior Hollie Vise said she doesn’t said. think the team feels the weight of exVise said she sees those scores as atpectations that comes with being tainable for the Sooners if they compete undefeated. up to their potential. “I don’t feel like there is any extra pres“There is plenty of room for improvesure,” Vise said. “We’ve had a great sea- ment,” Vise said. “There were a few misson so far, and the record just gives us takes here and there, so if we put it all more confidence.” together and compete like we know we OU will have another significant break can, we’ll continue to improve.” between meets, which Kindler said will
Men’s golf finishes fourth in Ohio RICKY LY Daily Staff Writer
The OU men’s golf team wrapped up a fourth-place finish Sunday in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio, after shooting a team-total 289 (+5) in the final round. The Sooners finished the first round in sixth place after totaling a 295 (+11) in the morning session Saturday. OU would carve two strokes off in the afternoon session, carding a 293 (+9) to move up to fifth and set itself up for the team’s fourth top-four finish in its last five events. Senior Ben Blundell (73-71-72) continued to lead the Sooners with his second-consecutive top-10 individual finish. The Rowlett, Texas, native ended the tournament in a tie for seventh with a three-
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round score of 216 (+3), following up his season-best third-place finish in OU’s previous competition. Redshirt sophomore Riley Pumphrey rebounded from an off-tournament in the Cowboy Classic on April 6 in Scottsdale, Ariz., by notching his seventh top-25 finish of the season. Pumphrey put together rounds of 74, 71 and 76 to end the two-day event in 17th place with a total of 221 (+8). After competing in two tournaments in the span of a week, the Sooners will have nearly two weeks to prepare for the Big 12 Championship to be held April 23 to 25 in Trinity, Texas. The field will feature top-10 stalwarts Oklahoma State and Texas, who are ranked No. 1 and No. 6 in the latest rankings, along with No. 22 Texas Tech.
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OU softball sweeps weekend series against Texas A&M TOBI NEIDY Daily Staff Writer
The No.11 OU softball team swept its two-game series against Texas A&M over the weekend. The Sooners posted a 6-0 shutout against the Aggies on Saturday, followed by a 9-4 victory Sunday afternoon. With the pair of wins, OU moves to 31-9 for the season and 5-2 in Big 12 action. Freshman pitcher Keilani Ricketts struck out 15 batters in Saturday’s game, a season high and the first time an OU pitcher has accomplished the feat since 1995 when Brea Moore recorded a school record of 17 strikeouts. Ricketts struck out the first eight Aggie batters during her 17th complete game and eighth shutout for the season. Ricketts now occupies the No. 8 spot on OU’s single-season strikeout list.
Senior catcher Lindsey Vandever bases for the Sooners. led the Sooners in scoring in Saturday’s Two more runs were added in the game. second inning with a home run by Vandever then hit her seventh home Flores, her 11th for the season. The run of the season to score three runs home run by Flores brought in Turang and stretch the Sooners’ who reached base off lead to 4-0. of a walk. Flores, after WHAT’S NEXT Vandever ended the already taking the top day 3-4 with three runs spot in OU’s home run The Sooners return driven in. A second category, is five home home to face Texas fielding error by the runs shy of tying the Big Tech on Thursday at Aggies in the top of the 12 home-run record. Marita Hynes field. fourth scored two runs The Aggies threatThe double headafter freshman Brianna ened to come back in the er against the Red Turang and Jones hit third and fourth innings, Raiders begins at 5 singles to get on base but the Sooners scored p.m. with the second and extend the lead to five runs in the top of the game scheduled to 6-0 over the Aggies. sixth after Flores drove in start at 7 p.m. The Sooners retwo runs off a long hit off turned to action at the center-field wall, and noon Sunday to face Shults and Vandever rethe Aggies in the second game of the corded singles that drove in two runs. series. Ricketts recorded three innings in The Sooners jumped out to an early relief, while freshman pitcher Michelle 4-0 lead in the first two innings, after a Gascoigne started on the mound for walk and two wild pitches loaded the the Sooners.
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