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University review leads to update plans for fire escapes after death

Policy to get first full test

OU to update older fire escapes BY ARiANNA PicKARD Campus Reporter

A campuswide review of fire safety after the accidental death of a student has led to planned updates of dated fire escapes attached to old buildings. Zoology senior Casey Cooke fell off a fire escape


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on Evans Hall while climbing down from the roof of the three-story building June 3, The Daily reported in June. She was found dead outside Evans Hall at 2:23 that morning. Soon after her death, the university found that the fire escape on Evans Hall

was unnecessary because the building already had a fire alarm and a sprink l e r sy ste m, Fa c i l i t i e s Ma nag e m e nt D i re c t o r Brian Ellis said. The fire escape was removed shortly after Cooke’s death. Since then, university officials have discussed the nature of other campus fire escapes with the Norman fire chief ’s office, deputy fire chief Jim Bailey said.

“We had a few of the fire escapes that were really old and not well maintained — they were really not very secure,” Bailey said. “They were in pretty sad shape.” Following the removal of the fire escapes on Evans Hall, the university determined that Monnet Hall and Carnegie Hall were the only two other buildings with outdated, external fire escapes, Ellis said.

OU is in the process of updating the current fire escape plans for the two buildings. They have contracted out an engineering firm to draw up plans for updated fire escapes, Ellis said. Wi t h i n t h e n e x t t w o weeks, the engineering firm will report their plans to the university, and then see SAFETY page a2

Largest freshman class assembles

Students can use foursquare to check into events LiNDsAY BoDMAN Campus Reporter

Campus Activities A n n u a l Ho w d y We e k starts off the new semester with new events and a plethora of free food. The week begins with free Pop-Tarts at 8:30 a.m. on the South Oval. Howdy Week’s first day will end with an opening ceremony event that aims to explore the cultural diversity on campus. Howdy Week is held each year with a different theme — this year’s theme is Sooner Olympics — in order to bring new members or volunteers to CAC, Howdy Week chairwoman Dennise Arzola said. Students also receive the benefit of free food, ranging from bagels to Papa John’s pizza and Raising Cane’s chicken. Each day of the week features multiple events and free food giveaways to reach as many students as possible, Arzola said. Students can check in to Howdy Week events w i t h f o u r s q u a re a n d put those check-ins on Twitter using the hashtag, #OU4SQ. As students attend events and check-in on foursquare, they will be entered in a contest to win social media gold. This student or the student’s organization will be the subject of a video feature, and OU’s Twitter account, @uofoklahoma, will follow the student on Twitter, according to the competition’s rules. One of the events featured in Howdy Week is the Sooner Olympics from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, which will feature multiple games. Students can also compete in basketball, dodgeball and volleyball from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday at the Huston Huffman Fitness Center as see CAC page a3

AT A GLANCE Howdy Week this year’s Howdy Week theme is sooner olympics. Last year’s theme was “time of your Life.” Source: Daily Archives

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Ban may change local business environments MeLoDie LeTTKeMAN Campus Reporter

As returning students and OU employees put the university’s almost twomonth-old tobacco ban to its first full semester test, local businesses might play refuge to smokers moving off campus during breaks. Bartender Chellie Fernandez, human relations senior, said Louie’s Grill & Bar has noticed a few changes after the ban went into effect. “The summer is our slowest season, so business hasn’t really picked up, but there are more cigarette butts on the front patio,” Fernandez said. Fernandez said she’s noticed a slight change in people’s behavior as well. “We’ve noticed more people smoking as soon as they come off [Boyd],” she said. Tobacco use was banned on OU’s campus July 1 to comply with Gov. Mary Fallin’s executive order that banned smoking on all state property. OU’s tobacco policy goes a little further than Fallin’s order with smokeless tobacco and smoking banned on campus. A task force created by President David see TOBACCO page a3

Jobless rate increases as more look for work News: state’s jobless rate rises to 4.9 percent, still remains more than 3 percent below the national rate. (Page A3)

Okla. hate crime laws should protect all Editorial: sexual orientation, gender and gender identity should be protected along with other groups. (Page A4)

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Safety: New fire safety plan implemented soon Continued from page A1

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it will take about a month to build the new fire escapes, followed by a couple of days to install them, Ellis said. Having old fire escapes accessible to students was greater than their concern for the use of the escapes in an actual emergency, Bailey said. The sprinkler systems in buildings, such as Evans Hall, also have a significant impact in combating fires, he said. Many of the fire escapes on campus are “legacy” fire escapes — meaning they are in the same condition as when the buildings were built, and new sprinkler systems make them even more outdated, Bailey said. However, they are still necessary on some buildings — such as Carnegie Hall — that lack advanced sprinkler systems or alternate escape routes besides the traditional fire escape, he said. Outdated campus fire escapes must be rebuilt so they do not provide hazardous access to the roof, so that accidents, such as Cooke’s, death can be prevented, Ellis said. “We certainly didn’t want

anyone getting hurt climbing up on a fire escape that has been there for a hundred years or so,” Bailey said. On Carnegie Hall, the fire escape does not need to go to the third floor because there’s an alternate stairwell that goes from the third to the second floor, Ellis said. The new fire escape will eliminate roof access and also prevent anyone from reaching the fire escape from ground level, he said. The Monnet Hall fire escape is different from Carnegie Hall’s because it is an external staircase, Ellis said. Currently, the stairs only come down to a platform eight feet above the ground, so people have to jump from there. In order to make this fire escape safer, the university must put in a set of stairs that can be easily moved so people won’t be able to access the roof when there is no fire, he said. Lindsey Ruta contributed to this report. Sam HigGins/The daily

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AT A GLANCE Fire Safety In Residence Halls 1. Upon the sounding of the alarm: Leave your room, and close your door. 2. Students who do not vacate the building will be subject to disciplinary action.

A construction crew takes down the fire escape on the east side of Evans Hall on June 11. Senior Casey Cooke was killed after falling off of the escape earlier in June.

3. When the fire alarm sounds, you and all other occupants must evacuate the building and proceed to the designated area until you are notified that it is safe to return to your building. 4. If you are away from your room when the alarm sounds, proceed to the nearest exit without returning to your room.

5. Move quickly and quietly to the exit, go to the designated waiting area and wait for further instructions. 6.Carry a towel in case of smoke. 7. Do not use the elevators. 8. Bring your keys and ID. Wear a coat and shoes. Source: OU Housing & Food Services website

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tobacco: Smoking could lead to warning, fine Continued from page A1 Boren initially crafted a policy that included smoking areas as a compromise between smokers and non-smokers, but Fallin’s order overruled that policy. Anyone wanting to smoke has to move off campus property and smoke in locations, such as Louie’s Too, or any other facility that allows smoking. Fernandez said she doesn’t anticipate this change to impact the amount of business Louie’s has. Chemical engineering sophomore Ike Charleston said he doesn’t plan on making the ban an inconvenience in his schedule. “I don’t plan to comKingsley Burns/The Daily ply with the ban entirely,” Charleston said. “I will re- Signs across campus alert visitors to the campuswide tobacco ban that went into effect this summer. frain from smoking in areas Although OU’s committee drafted a proposal that included designated smoking areas, Gov. Mary with major traffic, such as Fallin signed an executive order prohibiting tobacco on all government property. the Union, library and South Oval, but there are plenty of JJ’s Pizza Stop, 530 W. Lindsey Street, 6 AT A GLANCE places on campus where you minutes from Gould Hall, has a patio can smoke and not be a bothLocations Near Campus er to others.” Stubbeman Village (the group of stores That Allow Smoking Anyone caught smoking by Adams Center), Elm Ave, 6 minute walk on campus will be subject Royal Pipes & Tobaccos Ltd, 105 E. Boyd from Couch Center Street, 5 minute walk from Oklahoma to a warning with escalating The Library, 607 W Boyd St, 8 minute Memorial Union, 7 minutes from punishments that include walk from Oklahoma Memorial Union, has Oklahoma Memorial Stadium being escorted off the propa patio erty or a $50 fine, according Louie’s Grill & Bar, 301 W. Boyd Street, to the policy. Source: Local businesses 8 minutes from Bizzell Memorial Library, Melodie Lettkeman

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CAC: Week ends with ‘Avengers’ screening Continued from page A1 part of Howdy Week’s Night at the Huff. The end of the week will be capped off with a free screening of “The Avengers” at 9 p.m. on the east lawn of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Lindsay Bodman

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Jobless rate increases as more people look for work The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s unemployment rate was up slightly in July, rising 0.2 percentage points, as the number of people seeking jobs increased and total employment declined, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday. The jobless rate rose from 4.7 percent in June to 4.9 percent in July, still more than 3 percent below the national unemployment rate of 8.3 percent. The number of Oklahomans without a job increased by 2,860 to 87,820, total employment fell by 1,980 to just more than 1.7 million while the number of job seekers rose by 880 to 1.79 million, the commission reported. The largest job losses came in the professional and business services sector with a decrease of 5,000 workers. The financial sector lost 300 jobs over the month, while the arts, entertainment and recreation industry experienced a decline of 400 jobs. The trade, transportation and utilities industries had 200 fewer jobs. The commission reported that the largest job gains came in the educational and health services sector, which added 2,600 jobs, and the manufacturing sector that added 1,000. The reason for the large number of job losses in the professional and business sector was not immediately clear, according to commission spokesman John Carpenter. “It’s been growing month to month for a while now, so that is kind of breaking the pattern now. So we’ll see next month what happens,” he said. He noted that sometimes plants shut down for retooling, affecting monthly jobless figure. “The state’s unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in the nation in July, behind North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, Carpenter said. It was tied for the fourth lowest rate in June. Jobs are available in Oklahoma, although qualifications to fill those positions are rising, according to a recruiter for the employee recruitment firm HLP Solutions. “The bread and butter of our particular industry is customer service. There are so many call centers and customer service centers around Oklahoma,” senior recruiter Ashley McMillan told The Associated Press. Those employers are becoming more selective, McMillan said. “What the customer service industry previously was known for was, no experience, they’d hire right off the street,” she said.

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Mary Stanfield, opinion editor Kayley Gillespie, assistant editor • phone: 405-325-3666 • Twitter: @OUDailyOpinion

QUOTABLE: “I don’t plan to comply with the ban entirely,” said Ike Charleston, chemical engineering sophomore, about the campus smoking ban that began July 1. (Page 1)

EDITORIAL: oklahoma hate crimes

OKC attack reveals gap in Okla. hate crime law


Our View: Oklahoma must add currently

We don’t need hate crime laws. All crimes are motivated by hate.

unprotected groups to its existent hate crime laws. Kayla Elliott, an Oklahoma City resident, said she had been dealing with anti-gay remarks and harassment from her neighbor for months. On Aug. 14, she said those remarks turned violent. Elliott said her neighbor attacked her with a knife while screaming, “I’ll kill you” and “I’ll make you straight,” News 9 reported Saturday. Elliott was treated for defensive wounds and a gash on her head that required 18 stitches. Her neighbor has claimed she acted in self-defense. Elliott and her supporters are calling it a hate crime. The Our View But under current Oklahoma is the majority opinion of law, her case is not considered a The Daily’s hate crime. nine-member Current state laws define hate editorial board crimes as those based on “race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability.” These laws must be expanded to parallel federal laws, which cover gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.

All crimes are not motivated by hate — at least not the kind of hate these laws refer to. Hate crimes might be better referred to as “bias crimes,” because they are defined as acts motivated by the perpetrator’s bias against a group. The perpetrator chooses the victim because of some aspect of his or her identity. Studies by the FBI and other criminal justice experts have shown these crimes to be more violent than other kinds of crime, often involving a mocking or dehumanization of the victim. Hate crime laws help secure justice for victims both through greater resources, federal oversight and a clear message that such crimes are unacceptable.

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Kayla Elliott, Oklahoma City resident, suffered a head wound requiring 18 stitches in an Aug. 14 attack.

than members of any other protected group in the nation. And according to a 2003 study in Criminal Justice and Behavior, hate crimes against GLBT individuals tend to be more vicious than other such crimes. It’s clear that this is a serious national problem — one that has manifested in the Oklahoma City area. All bias crimes are hate crimes The author of the National Coalition of AntiThe injustice inherent in protecting some groups and not others is clear from recent events. Violence Programs’ report said that the increase Elliott’s is just one of several recent crimes in the in reported fatal hate crimes may not represent an actual increase in violence, but merely a remetro area victims suspect were motivated by sult of better reporting since the bias: Matthew Shepard Act passed in • On July 21, Oklahoma City res2009. WHAT’S NEXT ident Jon Ferguson suffered secThis expansion of the federal laws Donate to Elliott ond- and third-degree burns when (adding sexual orientation, genhis car was set on fire after the word Contact OKC Pride: der and gender identity) gave law “fag” was spray painted across it. enforcement more of the training, • 405-466-LGBT • On Aug. 12, vandals shot the tools and funding necessary to inGrand Mosque of Oklahoma City • vestigate these crimes. with paint balls on the heels of But this is little comfort. If these • “Justice for Kayla” several violent anti-Muslim aton Facebook numbers truly do not represent an tacks across the country during the increase in violence, then they repIslamic holy month of Ramadan. resent a situation that has existed In the latter case, unlike in Elliott’s below the national radar for decades. or Ferguson’s case, police are free to pursue the It is only now that the nation has devoted the incident as a hate crime, because Oklahoma’s resources to investigating and prosecuting these hate crime laws specifically include attacks on crimes that the real level of violence against GLBT religious institutions. Americans can be understood. Should the former two cases be denied the extra resources, scrutiny and punishment afforded to the mosque vandalism simply because they are motivated by a different identity trait? Though no one can verify the specifics of these cases until their day in court, we do know that sexuality-based hate crimes happen here.

So why state laws?

Of course, with these additions to the federal laws, one might wonder why we need to worry about the state of hate crime laws here in Oklahoma. While the federal hate crime laws have already added some necessary protections for GLBT More vulnerable than ever individuals, the Oklahoma law could add stateIn 2010, four of the 14 reported level reporting of incidents, adhate crimes in Oklahoma City were ditional training for law enforcerelated to sexual orientation, and BY THE NUMBERS ment officers on how to identify and across the state, sexuality-based GLBT hate crimes handle such crimes, and tougher crimes were the second most prosentencing. fatal sexual lific, according to FBI data. Most importantly, expanding orientation And since that same FBI report based hate crimes in the state law would send a loud explains that hate crimes against 2011 message to every Oklahoman that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgenviolence is not tolerated here; that of hate der individuals are severely undercrimes in these attacks on GLBT citizens will reported, the real numbers are 2010 were based on not be ignored and will be prosesexual orientation, likely much higher — an estimated cuted to the fullest extent of the law; despite GLBT 20 to 30 times higher, according to a Americans only making that hate is not an Oklahoma value. 2005 Department of Justice report. up about 1.7 percent If you want to send a message to of the population. The need for added protection lawmakers that no group is the exhas grown increasingly dire over the hate crimes ception when it comes to protection last decade. based on from violence, go to sexual orientation in Last year saw the most fatal hate Oklahoma in 2010 to sign the petition to add sexual crimes against GLBT Americans orientation, gender and gender Source: FBI data since the National Coalition of Antiidentity to the state’s hate crime Violence Programs began tracking laws. data in 1998. There were 30 murBut first, consider a donation to ders in 2011, three times the total help Elliott cover her legal and medical expenses for 2010. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organiza- — to let her know that she is not alone and that tion that tracks hate crimes, has found that GLBT Sooners stand with her against hate.




people are far more likely to suffer a hate crime

5 myths about hate crime laws that need busting

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Hate crime laws are “thought policing;” they violate freedom of speech and religious expression.

Hate crime laws criminalize the violent action that is motivated by bias, not the bias itself. The laws only apply when individuals or their property is physically attacked based on their real or perceived membership in a certain community. Writings, beliefs, religious sermons and hate speech is not criminalized under hate crime laws. Under Oklahoma hate crime laws, only speech that can be shown to have directly incited a violent act based on bias is criminalized as a hate crime.


These acts are already illegal. There should be no difference between a hate-crime murder and others.

U.S. criminal law already treats different murders differently, often based on motive. The difference between first- and second-degree murder is the intent of the murderer. In some states, killing for hire leads to the death penalty. In others, killing witnesses can lead to the harshest punishment. The legal system has already determined that the motive of the perpetrator affects the nature of the crime, and thus the penalty. Harsher punishments for hate crimes reflect the fact that more serious harm comes from an assault motivated by bias. Attacks based on bias intimidate an entire community. In many areas, this compounds existing tensions, creating divides in the greater community that can have a serious societal impact. These crimes also perpetuate the idea that certain groups are given lower status in the local and national community. Strong, inclusive hate crime laws send a clear message that the community finds it unacceptable to victimize an individual on the basis of certain identity traits. It’s time Oklahoma sent a message of its own.


Hate crime laws only protect minority groups, not the majority. They grant special privileges.

These laws identify and protect certain categories or identity traits, such as race or gender. They do not give special protection to certain communities, such as Native Americans. Despite the common argument to the contrary, hate crime charges have been brought against members of a minority attacking members of the majority. For example, if a black individual attacked a white individual on the basis of a racial prejudice, then a hate crimes charge could and should be brought against the attacker. The laws are intended to punish crimes based on bias against entire categories, not simply the minority groups in those categories. They do not increase the severity of the crime because of the traits of the victim, but because of the prejudice of the perpetrator. The law also applies to both real and perceived identity traits. If a straight man is assaulted because his attacker perceived him to be gay, the crime could still be prosecuted as a hate crime.


These laws only perpetuate divisions between people.

These divisions along racial, religious, sexual and other lines already exists. It is a simple fact in our society. This is how the majority of Americans view the world; this is how members of minority groups experience the world. Hate crimes happen whether we call them such or not. Denying the reality only makes it more difficult to identify and fight prejudice and keep members of these communities safe. Hate crime laws were originally proposed during the civil rights movement, in response to widespread violence against black Americans — and equally widespread prejudice in the legal system that led to few arrests. When the circumstances that led to the creation of these laws have been completely erased, for all effected groups, then perhaps the laws will no longer be necessary.

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Meet the editors


here are 15 student leaders at The Oklahoma Daily who are responsible for planning and producing the newspaper and If you have questions, comments or story ideas — or if you are interested in joining The Daily — these are the people you should contact. Here is some brief information about each fall 2012 editor.

Name: Laney Ellisor Position: Editor in Chief Class: Professional writing senior This is Ellisor’s fourth semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as campus editor, assistant managing editor and a news reporter. Contact Laney Ellisor at

Name: Jared Rader Position: Managing Editor Class: Journalism senior

Name: Joey Stipek Position: Online Editor Class: Journalism junior

Name: Lindsey Ruta Position: Campus Editor Class: Journalism senior

This is Rader’s fourth semester at The Daily. He previously has worked as opinion editor and a news reporter.

This is Stipek’s first semester at The Daily and first on the editorial board. He previously has worked as editor in chief of OCCC’s The Pioneer.

This is Ruta’s fourth semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as life & arts editor, multimedia editor and photo editor.

Contact Jared Rader at

Contact Lindsey Ruta at

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Name: Kedric Kitchens Position: Sports Editor Class: Journalism junior

Name: Carmen Forman Position: Life & Arts Editor Class: Journalism junior

Name: Mary Stanfield Position: Opinion Editor Class: Philosophy senior

This is Kitchens’ fourth semester at The Daily and second as sports editor. He previously has worked as assistant sports editor and a sports reporter.

This is Forman’s fifth semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as summer 2011 managing editor, a life & arts reporter and a news reporter.

This is Stanfield’s sixth semester at The Daily and third as opinion editor. She previously has worked as an opinion columnist and a copy editor.

Contact Kedric Kitchens at

Contact Carmen Forman at

Contact Mary Stanfield at

Name: Kingsley Burns Position: Visual Editor Class: Business senior

Name: Hillary McLain Position: Assistant Online Editor Class: Journalism junior

Name: Chase Cook Position: Assistant Campus Editor Class: Journalism senior

This is Burns’ third semester at The Daily and second as visual editor. He previously has worked as photo editor for The Daily and for Sooner yearbook.

This is McLain’s sixth semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as summer 2012 campus editor, a copy editor and a news reporter.

This is Cook’s sixth semester at The Daily. He previously has worked as managing editor, summer 2011 editor in chief and a news reporter.

Contact Kingsley Burns at

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Name: Jake Morgan Position: Assistant Campus Editor Class: Microbiology sophomore

Name: Dillon Phillips Position: Assistant Sports Editor Class: Journalism junior

Name: Westlee Parsons Position: Assistant L&A Editor Class: English literature senior

This is Morgan’s third semester at The Daily. He previously has worked as a news reporter.

This is Phillips’ second semester at The Daily. He previously has worked as a sports reporter.

This is Parsons’ second semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as a life & arts reporter.

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Name: Kayley Gillespie Position: Assistant Opinion Editor Class: English literature senior

Name: Evin Morrison Position: Assistant Visual Editor Class: Journalism junior

This is Gillespie’s third semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as summer 2012 opinion editor and an opinion columnist

This is Morrison’s first semester at The Daily. She previously has worked as photo editor of Sooner yearbook.

Name: Kyle Margerum Position: Copy Chief Class: Professional writing senior

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OU set to battle tough Tigers Sooners to face LSU Tigers tonight


McGee’s suspension creates vacancy that must be filled Young guys must step up to replace suspended starter, David King says

Garrett Holt Sports Reporter

After a season-opening 2-1 victory over Nebraska, the OU Soccer team looks to continue its strong start to the season against LSU tonight at 7 p.m. in Norman. LSU kicks off its season at John Crain field on Monday night. The Tigers are eying a second straight successful season after finishing 138-1, winning the SEC West Division title, and ending the season ranked No. 18 in the country in 2011. The Sooners will have to contain LSU’s versatile playmaker, senior forward Carlie Banks. She scored two goals and tallied a career-high seven assists in 20 starts last season. Now she will try to help fill the hole left on the front line by the graduation of First Team All-SEC performer Taryne Boudreau. OU will counter Banks with its own senior star in transfer student forward Renae Cuellar. Cuellar scored both of the Sooners’ goals in their victory over Nebraska. She also barely missed recording a third goal when a well-hit shot bounced straight down off the crossbar. She said that she felt she had a good start to the season, but more importantly, helped the team. “I think my goal was to start off strong and help the program,” Cuellar said. “That’s what I came here

Kedric Kitchens, sports editor Dillon Phillips, assistant editor • phone: 405-325-3666 • Twitter: @OUDailySports

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Senior defender Brianna Turang (3) sends a header back toward OU territory in Friday’s season opening 2-1 win over Nebraska. OU plays LSU at 7 tonight at John Crain Field.

KEY OPPONENT Carlie Banks Year: Senior Position: Forward 2011 Statistics: Started 20 games, scoring two goals and dishing seven assists.

to do, and I’m just trying to help the sooners be the best that we can be.” Cuellar’s performance was backed by a strong showing

from senior goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire. Devonshire recorded eight saves in the game, seven of which came in the second half as Nebraska attempted to fight back and tie the game. New coach Matt Potter said he was very appreciative of Devonshire’s efforts in giving him his first victory as coach of the Sooners. “She deserves a highlight moment like that,” Potter said. “Our team defended very well in front of her, but when everybody else is beat, the mentality is that you still have to beat her.” The contest against LSU

is certain to be just as hardfought, if not more so, as the Tigers have a long tradition of soccer success, winning the SEC West Division title in four out of the past five seasons. Cuellar says she recognizes the challenge the Sooners will face in the Tigers and knows it will be a test for her squad. “They are a very competitive team, they have an NCAA pedigree,” Cuellar said. “It’s going to be a fantastic challenge for us for sure.”

Following Friday’s practice that should have been a time to talk about fall camp, coach Bob Stoops announced another blow to his team when he announced senior defensive tackle Stacy McGee was suspended indefinitely. Stoops went on to discuss that the suspension was a university sanction and not football related, but regardless of reason, the hits to the 2012 potential starting lineup are starting to pile up. While the full details of the suspension weren’t disclosed, the rest of the members of the D-line were all in unison with how they reacted to the news. “We’re treating this like an injury situation because you never know when some- Stacy thing like this is going to happen,” senior McGee defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland said. But one Sooner that will feel the immediate effect of the suspension is senior defensive lineman David King, who will move from defensive end to defensive tackle in McGee’s absence. “I’ve played (defensive tackle) before so it’s nothing new and I’m comfortable with it,” King said. “Whatever’s best for the team is good for me.” And with King — who started five games last year at defensive end — moving over, that creates an open spot for a player like sophomore defensive end Chuka Ndulue to assume a starting role. “Someone’s gotta step up because we have no other choice,” senior defensive end R. J. Washington said. “We can’t just focus on the negatives about Stacy (McGee) being down.” Not focusing on the negatives will be the key to having the defensive line ready to go before the start of the 2012 season on Sept. 1. But until then, the Sooners will spend practice learning just who they can depend on to fill McGee’s place. “You tell the young guys that they have to step up now we’re a man down,” King said. “ And now we’re going to find out this next week who is actually ready to step up.”

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Take athletes’ age into account before passing judgement


ith the susSports columnist pension of LSU’s junior cornerback Tyrann Mathieu last week, college football lost its most polarizing figure. The Tigers are now without the “Honey Dillon Phillips Badger,” a Heisman Trophy finalist, a Bednarik Award-winner and one of the most electric players in the game. But there are greater issues at hand than LSU’s waning national title chances. On Aug. 10, Mathieu was dismissed from the team for the 2012 season after allegedly testing positive for marijuana on multiple drug tests. Since then, he has checked into The Right Step drug rehabilitation center in Houston. With Mathieu’s future uncertain and transfer rumor’s abound, Mathieu’s uncle and adoptive father, Tyrone Mathieu, told ESPN that Tyrann’s college football career is not a priority right now. It’s about time. Too often, the ignorance of youth has cost many a promising player. Careers have been ended tragically before they could start. I say, tragically, in spite of the belief that most college athletes who use drugs recreationally or otherwise are selfish, ignorant individuals who choose getting high over their future. But let’s be real. They’re just kids. They’re 18 to 21 year olds with their whole lives ahead of them and not a care in the world. Honestly, how many college kids have the foresight to realize the impact their decisions will have on their lives 10-20 years down the road? Hell, how many even think past the current calendar week? I daresay a handful at best. Ignorant? Yes. But selfish? Hardly. What’s selfish about throwing away a free education and a lucrative future in athletics? About refusing second chance after second chance for failure to recognize one’s own vulnerability? When you’re a college kid, you think you’re invincible and the police aren’t real. You’re on top of the world and nothing bad can happen to you. You’re untouchable. But reality is waiting at every corner, ready to knock you off your pedestal and welcome you, harshly, back to the real world. Ask Hunter Wall. Ask Lawrence Dampeer. Brent Rawls. Rhett Bomar. Joshua Jarboe. Kameel Jackson. All young talents with bright futures ahead of them. All failed to take advantage of the tremendous opportunity they had in front of them. The list goes on and on. Should you feel sorry for the Tyrann Mathieus of the world? No. I don’t. They made their bed; now they have to lie in it. That’s life. But next time you judge a college kid for a decision he or she made, just think, how many sound decisions did you make at 20 years old? Dillon Phillips is a journalism junior and assistant sports editor for The Daily.

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Senior duo anchors Sooner squad Reynolds, Fernanda bring energy to OU Chris Tyndall Sports Reporter

In volleyball, and life, communication is key. Those with the loudest voices bring the team together, and for OU’s volleyball team, the loudest voices belong to two seniors — outside hitter Morgan Reynolds and defensive specialist Maria Fernanda. “They lead by example and are good role models for our younger girls to follow,” coach Santiago Restrepo said. “(They’re both) extremely fun to be around and are very valuable to our team.” Fernanda, junior middle blocker Sallie McLaurin and sophomore outside hitter Tara Dunn return to anchor the Sooners’ starting lineup, and Reynolds is ready to make her mark as a starter as well. Affectionately referred to as “Lilo” by her teammates, Fernanda is the Sooners’ career digs leader with 609, a 2010 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection and a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. In 2010, Reynolds received the team’s Most Improved Player Award, but she’s no slacker in the classroom either. She was a member of the 2010 and 2011 All Big 12 Academic First team. “[Reynolds] is very energetic, and she likes to make things perfect, which is really good for our team,” McLaurin said. Fernanda, Reynolds and

McLaurin all hold leadership roles as team captains, but McLaurin feels that the seniors are the heart and soul of this squad, especially Fernanda. “Maria is a hard worker, and she’s loyal, and you can always trust her on the court,” McLaurin said. Reynolds also spoke to Fernanda’s competitiveness. “She’s a feisty player who always wants to win,” Reynolds said. Both Fernanda and Reynolds said that they now realize how the upperclassmen must have felt when the two would ask questions during practices. They understand how important it is to

“They lead by example and are good role models for our younger girls to follow.” Santiago Restrepo, volleyball coach

help the younger players get better while still having fun. “[Fernanda] taught me to be more consistent because she always gives me great passes,” McLaurin said. “[Reynolds] is always with me on the block and made me more disciplined.” The Sooners have achieved great success during both

players’ careers with NCAA tournament appearances every year since they arrived. Another appearance this year would set a school record of four straight NCAA appearances. Although that is a goal for this season, Fernanda and Reynolds said they want to make it to the Elite 8 — farther than any Sooner team has gone in Restrepo’s tenure as coach. The Sooners begin their season against Missouri State at 7 p.m. Friday at McCasland Field House. The game is the first of three that the Sooners will play as part of the Nike Invitational. Chris Tyndall,

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Tyrann Mathieu was dismissed from LSU on Aug. 10

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Defensive specialist Maria Fernanda bumps the volleyball during the OU-Arkansas game Sept. 6, 2011. Fernanda and Morgan Reynolds are the Sooners’ sole seniors this season. OU tips off the year against Missouri State on Friday in Norman.

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Concert chairwoman shares love of music Campus Activities Council to bring more indie bands to campus this semester Emily hopkins

Life & Arts reporter

Liking concerts and music festivals is an understatement when describing advertising senior Leesa Allmond. She’s been to B onnaroo tw ice and will be going to Austin City Limits for the second time in October. She grew up listening to The Beatles and The Temptations and watching music videos instead of cartoons. She has dabbled with playing the drums, has a blog dedicated to songs that have a special moment in her life, and now is Campus Activities Council Concert Series chairwoman.

Surreal experience Allmond said she got the call in April when she was watching the Coachella live stream on YouTube. “I was all smiles and was laughing when they called to let me know I had the position,” Allmond said. “A million thoughts were going through my head as to what I wanted to do with my position and how excited I was that I was getting to basically do what I wanted to do for a career while I was still in college. It’s still sort of surreal that I get to go through my senior year with this experience.” Allmond said that Beth Huggins, CAC vice chairwoman, inspired her to be part of CAC and run for Concert Series chair. The two met as resident advis ers, and Huggins, chemical engineering senior, said she quickly found out Allmond’s love of music was greater than most people. “I saw CAC as a wonderful way to help Leesa grow as a leader, and I think students will gain from her passion of music,” Huggins said. “Leesa has a way of rubbing off passion and love on the people around her.” As CAC Concert Series chairwoman, Allmond is in charge of overseeing the on-campus shows. This includes contacting bands, putting in financial requests and managing publicity and promotion, as well as attending general CAC events, retreats and meetings. She said she hopes to continue the tradition of booking bands early in order to fit in as many shows as possible, having local bands open for national bands to gain exposure and making sure all Concert Series team members feel involved. The previous CAC Concert Series chairman, Joshua

Boydston, said he recommended Allmond for the position based on her past experience manning publicity, her hands-on leadership approach, ability to delegate and her intense passion for music. “I thought I loved music until I met Leesa,” Boydston said. “I feel like a casual fan in comparison. I don’t know anyone who lives and breathes it quite to the extent she does. I know she’ll put her everything into selecting, promoting and executing some really outstanding shows.” For the Howdy Week concert, the first CAC concert of the year, Allmond chose Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, an indie pop band from Springfield, Mo., with opener Horse Thief, a psychedelic/folk/rock band from Oklahoma City. “I love the idea of starting off the school year with a concert,” she said. Boydston had emailed Someone Still Loves You because it’s a band he’s been listening to, Allmond said. The band members were willing to play on campus, so Allmond worked with Andy Nunez at The Opolis to book the show, she said.

“Have you ever listened to a song and it triggers you to cry or to get up from what you’re doing and dance around the room?” she asked. “Music is a powerful device that I would hate to deny to myself and it’s something I love sharing with others.” After graduation, her dream job would be to work in the music industry in artist management or festival production and promotion. “My ultimate goal is to have a big part in producing festivals, whether it’s booking bands or being in charge of the digital aspect

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Advertising senior Leesa Allmond stands at Austin City Limits festival. The new Campus Activities Council Concert Series chairwoman saw Kanye West, one of her favorite artists.

Musical inspirations “I listen to mostly independent music, so some of the artists that we bring to campus will have that sort of feel, because I like the idea that we can bring a lot of inexpensive indie bands and have a lot more shows,” she said. “I think what’s even more important than my personal taste is my ongoing curiosity for all kinds of music and my passion to share that music with others around me.” Other than indie bands, Allmond counts The Beatles and Kanye West as two of her greatest musical inspirations. But it’s Bon Iver (stage name of indie folk singer/ songwriter Justin Vernon) who has had the greatest impact on her. “‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ is what inspired me to seek out much of the music I listen to today,” she said. “[Bon Iver] changed my whole outlook on music and is one of the main reasons I am as passionate for music as I am.” For Allmond, music is a way to express her emotions to a higher degree, whether she’s happy, confused or anything in between. She said music helps her to sort out issues and to simply articulate things she doesn’t even know how to describe.

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Jelani Sims, OU alumni, and Leesa Allmond wait to get autographs from Cut Copy at Austin City Limits in 2011.


Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi poses with new Concert Series chairwoman, Leesa Allmond, at a concert in 2011 in Dallas.

of a festival,” Allmond said. As a senior, Allmond said being CAC Concert series chairwoman is going to be a “yearlong moment” that she anticipates will affect her in many positive ways. “It stills amazes me that I get this chance to work and build connections and relationships with [so] many people on and off-campus,” she said. “It’s just a great way for things to come full circle my senior year of college. I couldn’t think of a better way to end my time here at OU.”

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MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012 A number of exciting developments could be in the offing in the year ahead where your work or career is concerned. There will be numerous, excellent chances for you to finally fulfill some secret ambitions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It behooves you to make an effort to create goodwill among people with whom you have a commercial arrangement pending. This investment will yield tasty dividends.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Generally, you should be lucky when dealing with intangibles. However, this might not hold up if and when you switch your interests to concrete factors.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Conditions are a trifle difficult to read at present, making it appear as if your luck benefits others more than it does you. In reality, the opposite is likely to be true.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Although you might start out focusing on some conservative objectives, more enterprising factors might be looming on the horizon, causing you to become more daring.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Even though you might not be able to accomplish much unaided, with the right help you should be able to take a sparse possibility and turn it into something quite grand.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- The formula for your success calls for equal parts imagination and elbow grease. Once you conceive a plan of action, get your muscles working.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Look around for an outlet that would allow you to turn a hobby into a profitmaking enterprise. The possibilities are out there.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- An involvement that had been wrested from your grip might be altered again, enabling you to once more assume the reins. This time, you’ll be more attentive.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Being a bit of a risk taker, you could go out on a limb in a chancy endeavor. Fortunately, your gamble will pay off.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Extra work-related benefits are likely, owing to some help from people whom you’ve helped in the past. The biggest aid will come from those you’ve assisted the most.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You’re in for a pleasant surprise when, as you begin to see things for what they actually are, a matter you’ve been perceiving to be negative starts looking like a winner.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The more determined, dedicated and consistent you become, the luckier you’ll get. This is one of those days when Lady Luck will be delighted to help out in more ways than one.

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Star-studded cast fires on all cylinders in action-packed flick

Classic zombie horror genre downplayed in film


xtravagant chase scenes, flying bullets, extremities dangling from mangled bodies and almost every action star for the past 30 years making an appearance — “The Expendables 2” boomed into theaters this weekend with no mercy for its foes. “The Expendables 2” has additions to its previously star-studded cast, including kickboxing guru Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Booker (Chuck Norris) and Billy (Liam Hemsworth). These three actors help “The Expendables 2” hold nothing back with an all-out assault spanning the globe. Simon West takes the director chair from Sylvester Stallone, who directed “Expendables” in 2010. West uses his experiences directing “Con Air” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” to help add his personal touch. “The Expendables 2” begins similarly to the first movie, with Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his band of aging friends killing bad guys and saving a hostage from being tortured. However, Agent Church (Bruce Willis) spoils the troops’ return home with a new mission: To find a safe in the midst of plane wreckage in the Albanian woodlands and retrieve its contents. Church assigns Maggie (Nan Yu) to assist the boys on their operation and, with Maggie’s help, the boys venture off to find out what is in the safe. After being ambushed and learning the contents of the safe, Barney and


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Chuck Norris (Booker) is just one of the many action stars in “The Expendables 2.” Norris fights to keep nuclear material from falling into terrorists’ hands.

comrades must fight their way through rogue postCold War Russian villages to stop nuclear material from falling into terrorists’ hands. Hemsworth, a nice addition to the cast, delivered an adequate acting performance. With all signs of the mythic Thor behind him, he creates a solid role and adds some romance to the movie. Norris’s character, Booker, only makes brief appearances, but his

influence is strongly felt. Virtually unknown in Hollywood, Yu, the only female in an otherwise allmale cast, performs as well as could be expected among such heavy-hitters as Norris, Willis and Stallone. The setting spans rural Eastern Europe to Russia, it takes the viewers on a visually appealing journey. Although nothing too flashy, the cinematography shines with its

rustic settings and beautiful landscapes. In the film, there are subtle hints to past action films, which had the audience laughing if they understood the inside jokes. All together, “The Expendables 2” fires on all cylinders as another great summer flick. Brent Stenstrom is a broadcast and electronic media junior.

r o m t h e m a kers of “Coraline,” “ Pa ra No r ma n ” is the newest in a line of stop-motion animated films. However, unlike its predecessors, it doesn’t feel thrown together in order to tide us over between Tim Burton films. The visual style of the film delivers that unique flavor of “ The Corpse Bride” or “Coraline” but updates it to more closely resemble live action horror films. Th e f i l m p l ay s a s a G-rated ode to the horror genre, often calling on site gags and puns to reference the drive-in gore fests of yesteryear. That being said, the movie was not without problems, and it may prove to be too slow or too confusing for its younger target audience. The film centers on the eccentric Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is misunderstood by his family and bullied by his peers because he can talk to ghosts. Before long, this uncanny ability pulls him and his rag-tag group of acquaintances into a plot to stop a dead witch. One of the strengths of the film was the voice acting with Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann as the bumbling parents and Tucker Albrizzi as the lovable Neil. Especially fun were the unlikely sidekicks of Norman’s older sister (Anna Kendrick) and Neil’s older brother (Casey Affleck), who manage to get in some pretty progressive jokes toward the


end. And no movie about bullying would be complete without the bully himself, Alvin (Christopher MintzPlasse) who was so realistically portrayed that I’m fairly certain he attended my middle school. Together, these characters get some great individual lines but little in the way of actual development. From this, we get a few good laughs, a handful of zombies and a lesson on empathy and accountability. As Norman fights to do the right thing and convince the town to do the same, we get a sense of a more organic moral. Basically, the filmmaker assumes a certain maturity of the audience and takes an adult approach to the problem of bullying. The funny interludes are overshadowed by the pacing problems, which could have made this film more endearing. It takes a long time to get from point A to point B, making it hard to get to know the characters. The plot is like a classic zombie film but without the shriek-inducing gore or the insanely close calls. Having sat through more stringent films, chances are if I was bored, then the kids in the audience must have been at Department of Motor Vehicles level. It wouldn’t have surprised me at all if a child had yelled, “are we there yet?” However, if you have a few hours to kill — no pun intended — and you want to see a kid’s flick this one might be worth a watch. Diana LeCrone is a philosophy junior.


Music to brighten your first day back


ith the technology of headphones, smartphones and MP3 players, every day can have its own soundtrack. Going back to school is no different. The music can be nostalgic, empowering or an excuse to party. No matter how the first day of school makes you feel, there is music that can amplify the experience. Here is a sampling of some of the songs from our back to school playlist that can be found on The Daily’s Spotify account . Westlee Parsons is an English literature senior.

AT A GLANCE First week playlist “We’re Going to Be Friends” — The White Stripes “Everlasting Light” — The Black Keys “My Best Friend’s Girl” — The Cars “Kids” — Childish Gambino “Campus” — Vampire Weekend “We Rule the School” — Belle and Sebastian Go to for more.

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