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TINKER TOUR, SOONER STOP Mary Beth Tinker will be on campus to talk speech rights CAITLIN SCHACHTER Campus Reporter

Editor’s note: Joey Stipek is a former Daily online editor and special projects reporter. The Tinker Tour will make a stop at OU beginning at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Gaylord Hall, with events promoting first amendment rights throughout the day. The Tinker Tour tours the country every year to remind students of their first amendment rights, according to the Tinker Tour website. In 1965, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker was part of a small group of students in Des Moines, Iowa who wore black armbands to school to mourn the dead in the Vietnam War and call for a Christmas truce. After being suspended for their actions, the students eventually won a U.S. Supreme Court case in 1969, which said that neither students nor teachers should be stripped of their first amendment rights at school, according to the website.

Journalism professor Robert Kerr organized the Tinker Tour to visit campus and has been talking about Tinker in his Mass Communication Law class for the past 12 years, he said. “The fact that someone so young — Tinker was just 13 when the case began — could have played such a role in changing the course of history is truly a remarkable thing,” Kerr said. Joey Stipek, president of OU’s Society of Professional Journalists, said he thought the Tinker Tour was important for students to attend to see the value of the First Amendment for students and for journalists. “She has definitely inspired me in some of my efforts at OU,” Stipek said. During the Society of Professional Journalists session on Thursday, Tinker and attendees will also discuss freedom of information laws, which give citizens access to public information, Stipek said. At the event, Mike Hiestand, Student Press Law Center attorney, will work with those in attendance to give information about what PHOTO PROVIDED the government does and how they can en- Mary Beth Tinker and her brother John proudly display their armbands after the Supreme Court agreed rich their reporting through open records, to hear their case. Tinker and many of her classmates were suspended from school for wearing the armbands. They appealed to the Supreme Court and won a major free speech victory in Tinker v. Des Moines SEE SPEECH PAGE 2 Independent Community School District case.

Preacher: ‘You deserve hell’ Students gather to counter protest KELLY ROGERS Campus Reporter @KellyRogersOU

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n Tu e s d ay , t h e campus preacher Brother Jed Smock visited campus, and this time students were ready. A group of students in the Constitutional Studies Student Association placed a leather couch on the South Oval to sit and listen to Brother Jed preach — this time with popcorn and bingo cards in hand — and get a live demonstration of the extent of their First Amendment rights. A poly-coated sign with the TONY RAGLE/THE DAILY

Brother Jed sits on the South Oval with his signs, ready to shout his message at students passing by. He travels to different schools with his wife and has been doing it for 40 years.

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12 hours of events to raise awareness for cancer research Relay for Life provides energetic environment for students to give back

GO AND DO Relay for Life Events Where: North Oval

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Teams of people will spend Saturday night on their feet during OU’s annual Relay for Life, which will begin at 7 p.m. on the North Oval. The goal of Relay for Life is to spread awareness and support for cancer research programs, said Hannah Kellogg, OU’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life president and Relay for Life co-chairwoman. During the event, participants will camp out and walk in shifts around a set course from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. During the 12 hours, there will be various events, such as basketball and volleyball tournaments, according to the Relay for Life website. Before the relay, OU’s American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is having an event, called Paint the Campus Purple, throughout the week. Students are encouraged to wear purple throughout the week to show support and spread awareness, according to the website. On Thursday and Friday, the event organizers are asking people to send pictures of why they participate in Relay for Like to @OURelays on Twitter, according to the event flier. As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the event had 76 teams registered, WEATHER

Opening Ceremony: 7 p.m. Survivors Lap: 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball Tournament: 9:30 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony: 10:45 p.m.

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Relay for Life participants march down the South Oval last year holding a banner signed by OU students. This year’s relay will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Events in between the opening and closing ceremonies will include laps for the survivors and caregivers, basketball and volleyball tournaments, a luminary ceremony and a with 1,314 participants and has raised $64,777.69, according movie, according to the website. There will also be a Miss Relay Pageant where men will to the website. The event raised $137,000 last year, and this year the goal wear female clothing and ask for donations on Campus is to raise $150,000 and to have 1,500 people participate, Corner, Kellogg said. Kellogg said. Kellogg said she is involved with Relay for Life because her dad died from cancer when she was 16, she said. Emma Sullivan, emmanic23@gmail.com

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PROTESt: Brother Jed has been visiting campuses for more than 40 years Continued from page 1 bold block lettering “You deserve hell” was held between the aged hands of Smock as he spoke to students walking along the South Oval. Smock, founder and president of Campus Ministry USA, has been visiting college campuses preaching to students for more than 40 years, he said. “We want them to start thinking about the eternal questions,” Smock said. “We address the moral and ethical issues of our day, and try to put them in a biblical perspective.” From the issues of interpreting the Bible to defining right and wrong, Smock and an aspiring preacher from Tulsa, Derek Rich, stood in front of students, Bibles in hand, addressing the students he called sinners. Inspired by Smock’s typical language, the students made a bingo card and filled it out as they listened to his preaching. The card included phrases or different topics Smock usually brings up, such as

warnings about premarital hand-holding and how listening to rock music dooms you to hell. Along with playing bingo the students, remote in hand, would point at Smock to mute what he said. Alyssa Sloan, president of the Constitutional Studies Student Association and letters senior, said she had been listening to inflammatory statements for about an hour, crossing various phrases off of her bingo card as she listened. “We really want to discuss how he’s on public university grounds,” Sloan said. “The state has a compelling interest in providing an education for students and if this is disrupting that, then there may be a legal issue here.” Sloan said that while Smock’s language is negative and can be disruptive, taking away his freedom of speech could create issues for positive speech. “Without political discourse, we can’t make any improvements,” Sloan said. As the preaching continued, more students gathered to watch and giggle.

class countered Smock’s preaching from the couch, but Smock said the student’s reactions left Smock unfazed. “I’m encouraged that they’re bothered by what we have to say,” Smock said. “We get their attention because we’re pricking their conscience.” Smock w ill be on the South Oval again Wednesday afternoon. “It’s been really successful to make a political satire of all of this and make it a less tense environment to encourage people to talk about it,” Sloan said. “We really want students to know their rights as well.” Janny Gandhi, letters senior and student of Schumaker’s class, said she’d had enough of Smock’s Tony Ragle/The Daily preaching. Letters senior Janny Gahndi attends the protests against Brother Jed and the other Screaming Preachers. “A lot of college students Keith Strasbaugh, psychol- and Social Movements class v i s i t i n g O U ’s c a m p u s are fragile and trying to find ogy sophomore, stopped on took a trip to the South Oval Thursday, Schumaker said their place in life, and people his way from class to observe. to observe as well. Smock’s visit comes at an like this disrupt that,” Gandhi said. “I’m actually surprised After reading the Tinker ironically convenient time. they’re allowing people like v. Des Moines case, which “It’s an issue of where the that to come onto campus changed First Amendment line is,” Schumaker said. and yell hateful things at stu- law for students in 1969, “Students are being sinKelly Rogers kelly.n.rogers-1@ou.edu dents,” Strasbaugh said. Schumaker took her students gled out, and I think that’s a Students of professor to the Oval. problem.” Kathryn Schumaker’s Law With Mary Beth Tinker Members of Shumaker’s

SPEEch: Tinker began constitutional fight at 13 Corrections The Oklahoma Daily is committed to serving readers with accurate coverage and welcomes your comments about information that may require correction or clarification. To contact us with corrections, email us at dailynews@ou.edu. In Tuesday’s edition of The Daily, Kayla Whitehouse was said to be a Sooner in a p. 1 headline. She was an OSU student at the time the company was started.

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Continued from page 1 Stipek said. Journalism senior Madeline Stebbins said she is looking forward to hearing Tinker talk about the current state of student First Amendment rights. “There have been a lot of cases since hers and some of them have restricted First

Amendment rights for students. A lot of people don’t realize that by attending school, we give up some of our basic constitutional rights, at least while we’re on campus,” Stebbins said. Stu d e nt s ca n u s e t h e hashtag #TinkerTourOU to tweet during the events. Caitlin Schachter caitlinschachter@yahoo.com

OUDaily.com ›› A gallery of photos by award-winning photography sophmore Susan Taylor.

GO AND DO Tinker Tour OU Events “The Law (and Life) After Tinker” When: 1:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Gaylord Hall’s Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation Auditorium, Room 1140

“Mary Beth Tinker: My Story” When: 3 p.m. Thursday Where: Dale Hall, Room 211 For a complete schedule go to OUDaily.com.

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Student realizes vision through photography One Sooner’s visual art explores psychological and emotional themes Sarah Pitts

Life & Arts Reporter @s_spitts

What began as an award-winning passion for painting has driven one OU student into the photography world with hopes of establishing herself as an artist. Photography sophomore Susan Taylor is committed to her art and is working on personal projects outside of school to further her career and passion. Her work in painting landscapes received an honorable mention by The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2012 while she was still in high school. This semester, she was one of only 14 students chosen to have their videos screened at the exhibit “Nascent” by Oklahoma City artist Kyle Edward Van Osdol. Taylor said she began to develop an interest in photography during family vacations to Colorado, where she took pictures of landscapes to paint later. “I ended up liking the result of the photography better,” Taylor said. After she began to explore photography more, she was able to get into editing. Taylor has now built her own website and social media pages to further her efforts and exposure. “I use my Facebook page and website to reach people outside of friends and family and gain opportunities to do portrait sessions or custom art as a way to earn a little money,” Taylor said.

With most of her general credits out of the way, she is able to have a more artistically-inclined schedule this semester, Taylor said. This way she is able to focus solely on her art by doing school projects first, then working on her personal projects on the weekends. Currently, Taylor is working on a project that explores different psychological states. The project was inspired by an assignment from Taylor’s professor, Cathleen Faubert. “Cathleen assigned a project just about portraiture, which, beforehand, I was really intimidated by because I had always done landscape-type photography, and so interacting with another person kind of, in that sense, could be intimidating,” Taylor said. “Working through that, I started exploring my own kind of psychological space.” The initial series of photographs, entitled “Self-Portrait of the Mind,” explored different psychological states. What was interesting was how different people related to different parts of the project, Taylor said. This is what inspired her to explore more into the expression of psychological states. “Susan’s photography and video work is incredibly insightful and unique because of the psychological and emotional themes,” said classmate and visual communications and art, technology and culture junior Elizabeth Wulf. More online at OUDaily.com

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education are the best tools to combat sexual assault. Most of us think of April as the harbinger of spring, a month of flowers, rain showers and warmer weather. We believe, as we enjoy the onset of springtime, it’s important to recognize that April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We want to take this opportunity to speak about sexual assault because maintaining an open, constructive dialogue on the topic is one of the best ways to prevent future sexual violence. It is vital that victims’ voices are heard, both to put a face to sexual assault and to hold attackers accountable. April’s designation as Sexual Assault Awareness Month offers a chance to get involved in a nationwide conversation about sexual violence, a conversation that is especially relevant for college students. You may have noticed the new eye-catching posters around campus promoting sexual assault awareness, and we want to talk about why raising awareness continually is essential to combat sexual assault. Even President Obama recently addressed the rate of sexual assaults on college campuses, and he created a task force in January to make recommendations on how to combat on-camThe Our View pus sexual violence. is the majority Sexual assaults at opinion of colleges are often unThe Daily’s derreported and go eight-member unprosecuted, which editorial board is a dilemma Obama’s taskforce will attempt to diminish. Sexual violence at universities often occurs at parties where alcohol plays a factor in many assaults. We believe a large factor contributing to college sexual assaults is lack of education. Inebriation does not give the green light for sexual activity, and no always means no. A lack of response also means no. If you are unsure if your partner is consenting, do not pursue sexual contact. According to OU’s sexual misconduct policy, if a person is intoxicated, he or she does not have the capacity to give consent. We also believe it is important to

If you feel unsure about OU’s sexual misconduct policy please brush up by reviewing it at the Sexual Equity Office’s website under Sexual Misconduct. Most importantly, if you have suffered sexual violence, don’t remain silent. Seek help, and find sexual assault resources throughout Norman and Oklahoma at the Women’s Outreach Center resources page on the Student Life website. Find both links on our website, oudaily.com, or search for them at search.ou.edu.

note that women are not the only victims of sexual assault. In fact, about 10 percent of all U.S. sexual assault victims are male, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s website. Sexual assault against men often goes unmentioned, which contributes to so few male victims coming forward to seek assistance. We don’t want any member of our Sooner family to feel they have nowhere to turn if they’ve experienced sexual violence. There are many resources on campus for sexual assault victims, including the Women’s Outreach Center which is open to everyone and Goddard Health Center, which has both counseling and medical services. We believe it is especially necessary to talk about sexual assault in Oklahoma. The rate of rape and attempted rape among females in our state has been 35 to 45 percent higher than the U.S. rate for the past decade, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s website. Talking about and educating others on sexual violence awareness are the best resources we have to prevent future assaults. We encourage you to start conversations with your friends about sexual assault awareness, not only this month but continually.

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Before the season began, head coach Sherri Coale had high expectations for her squad, as she does every year. And rightly so. Oklahoma has been a perennial top-tier team not only in the Big 12, but in all of women’s college basketball for years. So when she sent out her two senior stars for the last time, there was no doubt — barring serious injury — that they could lead Oklahoma to another Big 12 Championship and possibly another deep NCAA Tournament win. In the AP Preseason Top 25 poll, the Sooners were ranked No. 11, one spot behind Baylor, which was odd considering Oklahoma was picked to win the Big 12. The Sooners’ non-conference schedule was one of the toughest in the nation. Losses to top teams like UCLA, Louisville and Duke plagued the Sooners before conference play could even start. But Coale remained confident her team could compete away from home. “I really feel like they will have a business-like approach to the trip and to the game because we have four seniors, a lot of senior leadership on this team, and they have shown mature leadership in everything we have done thus far,” Coale said after the team’s win against UT Arlington Nov. 20. “I don’t see that this will be any different.” However, that was not always the case. When the team finally did travel away from Lloyd Noble Center, it started

the downhill spiral. O t h e r n o n - c o n f e re n c e games included the team’s first away game, at UCLA, and another bad road loss at Marist. Then began conference play in a conference that has ranked No. 1 in conference RPI for the past six seasons. The Big 12 also topped all conferences with 70 percent of its teams in last year’s NCAA Championship and 80 percent in postseason play. Oklahoma went 9-9 in conference play with signature wins against Oklahoma State, Texas and Iowa State. But struggles to string together consecutive wins and difficulties with consistency resulted in an 18-15 season that most did not anticipate when the season began. However, the season was not all a disappointment. Many players matched or set individual, conference and program records. Three Sooners, Morgan Hook, Aaryn Ellenberg and Sharane Campbell each passed scoring milestones this season. O n No v. 2 0 a g a i n s t U T Arlington, Hook became the 28th Sooner to pass 1,000 points, while Campbell passed the mark Feb. 22 against Kansas with 22 points. “I want to break a record with my free throws,” Campbell said following her new accomplishment.

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“That has been my goal since played here that could really score my freshman year, so I kind the basketball, so it is obviously an of have been just working on honor.” that.” For the third time of the seaEllenberg made her way up the OU son, Oklahoma had a playhistoric ladder this season. The Las er pass the 1,000-point mark Vegas native became the sixth Sooner when Campbell did so Feb. all-time to score 2,000 points with a 22 behind 22 points in a win career high of 37 points. against Kansas. The mileOn Jan. 29, Ellenberg moved into stone marked the second fourth on Oklahoma’s all-time scoring time in history a Big 12 list and one game later passed Sooner team had four 1,000-point All-Americans LaNeisha Caufield and scorers on its roster. Danielle Robinson for third on the list. Nicole Griffin Ellenberg put a halt also tallied a career-high 23 to her record-breaking points. pursuit March 1 when The following game at she scored 26 points, Oklahoma State, Griffin became putting her seventh the 29th Sooner to reach 1,000 points. on the all-time Big Campbell re12 scoring list. corded a caBut when it re e r- h ig h 2 8 was all said and points, but done, Ellenberg Oklahoma described her was unable to four-year extake down the perience with Cowgirls. just one word. Finally, “Just fun,” Ellenberg setEllenberg College is fun, but when you get tled in on secs a i d . to be a part of a team like this ond in the all“College time scoring list is fun, but and a program like this, it just Feb. 13 versus w h e n you We s t Vi rg i n i a makes the experience so much g e t to be a part of with 18 points. a team like this and a better. ” “It is definiteprogram like this, it AARYN ELLENBERG, ly an honor and just makes the experiSENIOR GUARD a great accomence so much better.” plishment, individually,” Ellenberg said following the win Feb. 13. “There are a lot of great players who Carson Williams, carson.williams@ou.edu

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