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Okla. joins 39 states with swine flu cases State doctor says unique case should not stir concerns LEIGHANNE MANWARREN The Oklahoma Daily

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This microscope image originally provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows a negativestained image of the swine flu virus. In this year’s swine flu, changes in the virus have helped it spread more easily among people, but also made it less deadly than distant ancestors. More mutations, dangerous ones, could come later this year. And that’s why scientists are watching it so closely.

Oklahoma now is among the 39 states with confirmed cases of the swine flu. The Center for Disease Control confirmed Tuesday morning a case of H1N1 influenza in southeast Oklahoma and are waiting on the results of four probable cases, state health officials said. The woman, who lives in Pontotoc County, did not require hospitalization and has recovered, said Dr. Kristy Bradley, state epidemiologist. The woman began showing flu-like symptoms April 25 after a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While ill, she stayed home and officials believe she did not transmit the virus to others in the community, Bradley said. She was given antiviral treatment. Meanwhile, health officials are waiting for results of four probable cases that have been sent to the Centers for Disease

Control for confirmation. School officials in the Deer Creek School District in Edmond said Monday one of those cases involves a student in the district. According to the Deer Creek School District’s Web site, the school district has been encouraged not to close the schools by John Lowry of the Oklahoma County Health Department and were advised to continue to monitor student health carefully. They have not released the name, age or gender of the student. While school officials have followed recommendations made by the health department, Deer Creek Superintendent Rebecca Wilkinson said parents are allowed to keep their children home if they feel it is necessary. “If our parents feel like they need to take their children home, we certainly understand that,” she said. “We’re going to wait until we have a documented case and then make the best decision possible. It is our intent to safeguard our children.” In response to the one confirmed and four probable swine flu cases in Oklahoma, University Spokesman Jay Doyle said any response OU makes to a

swine flu case on campus would be dependent on the situation. Bradley said swine flu in the United States hasn’t been more severe than seasonal flu and health officials estimate as many as 300 Oklahomans can die each year from influenza-related complications. While the new influenza strain has not been more severe than the seasonal flu, Bradley said this outbreak could lead to a more severe flu season in the fall. “It is a little too early to tell, but we have concerns whenever you have the emergence of a brand new flu strain late in the flu season,” she said. As more cases are being examined, Bradley said the one confirmed swine flu case should not be a cause for excessive concern. “This announcement should not cause any interruption in the day-to-day activity of Oklahomans,” she said. “There is no reason for anybody to have an unnecessary anxiety level.” The Associated Press contributed to this report.

ATHLETES MAJOR IN CLUSTERS Former employees say athletics department focuses on eligibility more than education MEREDITH SIMONS The Oklahoma Daily

Among the general student body at OU, about six percent of students are sociology or criminology majors. Among the juniors and seniors on OU’s football team, about 44 percent are. About two percent of students are human relations majors. On OU’s baseball team, 21 percent are. For a variety of reasons, student athletes are concentrated within a few majors at greater numbers than the rest of the student body. The phenomenon, known as clustering, isn’t unique to OU. Nathan Tublitz, the chairman of the Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics, said universities across America have student athletes grouped disproportionately in certain fields of study. “To ensure that students remain academically eligible, and therefore eligible to play sports, student athletes seem to cluster in very specific types of majors — oftentimes majors that are less rigorous than many other majors on campus,” Tublitz said. Tublitz says clustering is a problem because athletes gravitate toward majors that are less likely to prepare them for success after college. But officials in OU’s Athletics Department say the clustering at

OU, which is less pervasive than it is at some Big 12 schools, is not a cause for concern. The phenomenon seems limited to certain teams, notably the football, baseball, softball and gymnastics teams. The most popular majors for all OU athletes are business, health and exercise sciences, human relations, sociology and multidisciplinary studies, according to data supplied by the athletics department. Together, students in these programs account for more than half of student athletes who have declared a major. Tublitz said many factors can push students into certain majors, including personal preference, academic preparation, time constraints and institutional pressure. “The question should be raised whether those students are clustering because they don’t have time to do something else or whether they’re being encouraged to major in those areas,” he said. According to students familiar with the OU Athletics Department, the answer is both. Many student athletes have huge demands placed on their time, which is consumed by class, practice, competition, mandatory tutoring and university events. “It’s really astonishing that they make it through school,” said Wyatt Schmitz, an OU alumnus and until recently a tutor and note-taker for the athletics department. “They have a really heavy load of practice, performance and representation.” But many of them also appear to have been encouraged to choose “clustered” majors by the athletics department’s advisers who guide athletes through college.

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How man many nnyy are human hum relations majors? INFLUENTIAL ADVISING Craig St. John, the chairman of OU’s sociology department, has made a habit of asking the seniors he teaches why they chose to major in sociology. “I’ve had kids tell me, ‘Because my adviser in the athletics department told me this is what I should major in,’” St. John said. Gerald Gurney, senior associate athletic director for academics, said he doesn’t see clustering as a major problem, at least at OU. He points to the fact that sociology and criminology, the stereotypical “athlete majors,” are among the largest majors on campus, even among non-athletes. Gurney said he would be

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concerned “if 70 or 80 percent” of a team’s players had the same major, but the concentration of, for example, sociology majors on the football team, doesn’t bother him. Gurney also denied that athletics advisers steer athletes toward certain majors. “Advisers are just that. They offer advice,” Gurney said. “They never tell a student what to major in.” But Schmitz, who worked with athletes from several different sports during his tenure with the athletics department, said advisers have ways of encouraging certain courses of action without telling athletes exactly what to do. “The advisers will ‘suggest’ certain classes with a wink. They’ll say, ‘This class has a lot of athletes,’”

OU remains top choice for international students Educational programs, cost, atmosphere make university attractive to foreign students KATE CUNNINGHAM The Oklahoma Daily

When many U.S. students think of studying abroad, places like Paris, Rome and Tokyo might come to mind, but for students in other countries, Norman is at the top of their lists. International students often choose

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OU over other U.S. universities because Norman has a lower cost of living than more urban areas, said Jack Hobson, assistant director for program development and study abroad adviser. “Oklahoma builds a reputation of being warm and welcoming and easier to fit into, more than more urban areas,” Hobson said. “It’s still quite an anomaly to be an international student in Oklahoma. They might be less noticed in other places, so there are some benefits to that.” Mauricio Maclean, University College freshman from Bolivia, said he chose OU

because it isn’t as expensive as many of the universities he considered. “I was looking for a small city and good campus environment,” he said. But not every international student has a choice of where he or she studies. “My uncle chose this for me because it’s one of the best petroleum engineering schools in the world,” said Mohammed Aldabbous, University College freshman from Saudi Arabia. Maytham Al-Hajji, also a University College freshman from Saudi Arabia, said OU was selected for him by the oil company he works for in his home country.

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Schmitz said. “They definitely know the easy professors.” Cortney Carter, a former football player who graduated in December 2009 with a degree in sociology, said his adviser helped him decide on a major but didn’t give him any direct instructions. “She told me, ‘Pick something you feel comfortable with, something you can get a good job with,’” Carter said. “She told me there’s no such thing as an easy major. She suggested a few, read the descriptions out to me and said it was my choice from there.” Another former athletics department tutor who requested anonymity said some athletes who once ATHLETES CONTINUES ON PAGE 2

Regardless of their reasons for coming to campus, many international students said they are pleased with the international community on campus. Charlotte Guillard, economics senior from France, said she wants to study economic development in South America after graduation and chose OU because it has a better Latin American studies program than universities in her home country. She said the international community at OU is helping her understand her area of focus better through experiences and exchanges with students from the region. “I’ve met a lot of Latin Americans here INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES ON PAGE 2

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Athletes Continues from page 1 studied difficult subjects told her that athletics department advisers strongly recommended they change their majors to something easier. The woman asked to remain anonymous because she said she feared reprisal from the athletics department, which prohibits tutors from speaking to the media. “I heard stories,� she said. “People would say, ‘My major was this,’ and it was something substantial, and it was something they wanted to do, and then it’s, ‘I got my major changed for me.’ So you get a lot of sociology.’� St. John, the sociology chairman, isn’t shy about admitting that the major he oversees is not one of the most difficult on campus. “It’s not physics or chemistry,� he said when asked why so many athletes major in sociology. “I’m guessing there are probably zero football players who are majoring in physics.� The former tutor said in her experience, football players dealt with the most intense management of their academic careers. Players of other sports are often given more freedom to major, or even cluster, in difficult subjects. And some of them appear to be clustering for all the right reasons. More than a quarter of the athletes on the men’s gymnastics team are majoring in health and exercise

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sciences, a science-heavy major that sends students on to careers in nursing, physical therapy and coaching, among other fields. Russell Czeschin, one of the HES gymnasts, said the nature of the subject, and the fact that it leads to many different career paths, is what attracts so many athletes. “Gymnasts like to know about our bodies and get our bodies in the best shape possible to maximize our performance level,� he said. “So it makes sense that a lot of people would be interested in that. Czeschin, a senior who weekly spent 20 hours on gymnastics, 15 at work and 15 in the classroom, is set to graduate with a 3.8 GPA and an acceptance to OU’s accelerated nursing program, which accepts only 45 students per year. By August 2010, he’ll be a registered nurse. Czeschin said some of the students in the athletics department aren’t as committed to academics as they should be, and decisions about how much to invest in school are ultimately personal ones. “There are a lot of athletes that are in school because of athletics, and that’s their number one priority,� Czeschin said. “But for me, my education was my number one priority. Gymnastics came after that.�

STAYING ELIGIBLE There are as many reasons for athletes to gravitate toward certain majors as there are for non-athletes, but experts, administrators and

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students alike agree that athletes, and the athletics department officials who oversee them, face some unique pressures. Athletics department officials are tasked with ensuring academic eligibility for student athletes, something that became more difficult in 2003 when the NCAA enacted a slate of academic reforms designed to increase athlete graduation rates. College athletes now have to complete more credit hours per year than they did under the previous rules. If athletes haven’t completed 40 percent of the hours needed for a degree by the end of their second year of school, they are considered academically ineligible. If too many of a school’s athletes are ineligible, the institution can face penalties including the loss of athletics scholarships. Gurney said when the reforms were first enacted, some officials were concerned that OU might face penalties while adapting to the change. But thus far, OU has not only avoided penalties but put in place regulations that are even more stringent than the NCAA’s. However, the former tutors said the athletics department’s emphasis on eligibility sometimes comes at the price of education. Schmitz resigned from his position as a tutor in April because he felt like he was spending more time ensuring compliance with NCAA regulations than he was teaching. He said athletics department

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because there are a lot of them here,� she said. “I’ve gotten to talk to them and practice my Spanish.� Uyoyouoghene Eto, University College freshman, said diversity at OU was not a surprise to her. Eto, who was born in Nigeria but is most recently from Holland, said OU’s international reputation was one of the reasons she chose OU. “I knew people that were here from when I was young,� Eto said. “ They said it was a really good international community — that I’d feel at home.� And Eto said she definitely does.

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officials give tutors and athletes the impression that they are more concerned with complying with NCAA rules than facilitating genuine learning. “Their concern is for [student athletes] to pass classes, not for them to learn,� Schmitz said. “If in the process they happen to learn, great, it’s education. But it’s really about eligibility.� The concern with eligibility isn’t limited to athletics department officials; some athletes, particularly those in the “revenue sports� of football and men’s basketball, display it as well. “They’re not here because of school, they’re here because of the sport,� St. John said of some of OU’s athletes who hope to play professional sports. “Going to school, for them, is staying eligible.� For elite athletes, staying eligible means staying on the field, or the court, where they are more likely to be seen on TV, noticed by scouts and prepared for a professional career. Most students are at OU because they want to have academic experiences that will prepare them for their lives after college. But many athletes are at OU because they want to have athletic experiences that will prepare them for their lives after college. “OU’s tradition of athletic excellence has many of its prospects coming to OU with professional aspirations,� Gurney said. “First and foremost, they want to be a professional athlete.�

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Comparing contraception: what you need to know Knowledge of contraception low among college students JAMIE BIRDWELL The Oklahoma Daily

OU ranked 92nd out of 139 universities in the nation for sexual health resources available to students in the most recent Trojan condoms sexual health report card. The overall availability and knowledge of contraceptives is low among college students, according to the report card. There are many types of contraceptives, and each has its benefits and downfalls. The Daily gives you a breakdown of the old, the new and what you need to know to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

LATEX CONDOMS The male condom is one of the most-used contraceptives among college students, said Terry Dennison, director of education for Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma. Not only do they prevent pregnancy, condoms also protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

PROS • Has an 85 to 98 percent chance of preventing pregnancy • Inexpensive and simple to use • Effective against many diseases, including HIV

THINGS TO KNOW • Must be disposed of properly and replaced after ejaculation to be effective • Can interrupt intimacy and be distracting during sex • Not safe for those allergic to latex

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Condoms are among the many forms of contraceptives available for sexually active individuals. increased chance of pregnancy. • Can cause some side effects like nausea, breast tenderness, irregular spotting, weight gain, mood changes or headaches • Has a small risk of vascular blood clots or heart attack, so it’s best to consult a doctor about potential risk factors • Not effective against STDs

FEMALE CONDOM The female condom has been available since the late 1980s. The female condom is made out of hypoallergenic plastic and was designed for women who have trouble getting their male partners to wear a condom.

Oral contraceptives are popular among college women because they’re easy to use and widely available, Dennison said. Women on “the pill” take one per day for a low dosage of hormones, which suppresses ovulation and makes it harder for sperm to reach eggs.

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• 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy if taken correctly • May also relieve cramps and bleeding during menstruation

• Somewhat expensive at about $3 to $5 and can only be used once • In order to be effective, it must be disposed of properly and replaced after ejaculation • Can interrupt intimacy and be distracting during sex

THINGS TO KNOW • Must be taken on a tightly regimented schedule. Missing one dose could lead to an

• Almost as effective in preventing pregnancy as a male condom • More protective than a male condom against STDs because it covers a larger area • Less likely to cause an allergic reaction than the male condom

NUVA RING The Nuva Ring is a flexible vaginal ring that releases hormones similar to those in oral contraceptives. A woman inserts her own Nuva Ring and it stays in for three weeks. At the end of three weeks, the woman removes the ring and has her period. Once her period is over, she inserts another one.

PROS • More than 99 percent effective if used properly. • You don’t have to remember to take a pill every day. • The ring is very light and pliable and a sexual partner shouldn’t feel it during intercourse.

THINGS TO KNOW • Nuva Ring is available only by prescription because it has the same health risks as oral contraceptives. • Side effects are similar to those of oral contraceptives • Not effective against STDs

DEPO PROVERA Depo Provera is a birth control shot that is administered every three months at a doctor’s office. The shot gives the body progesterone and prevents pregnancy without

taking a pill or inserting anything.

PROS • About 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy • Menstruation may lighten or stop altogether after a few years of use • No daily or weekly routine to worry about

THINGS TO KNOW • Many women gain weight or may become depressed after receiving the shot for a few years. • Requires a prescription and office visits to receive the shot • Does not protect against STDs Sources: Dr. David Porter; Terry Dennison, director of education for Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma and www.healthywomen.org

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Easiest road might not be the best one Statistics show and officials confirm that student athletes are more likely to gravitate toward majors less likely to prepare them for success after college. Whatever the driving force behind the trend, this attitude isn’t something we think advisers, professors, administrators or coaches should help foster – especially not for athletes who are unlikely to play professional sports after graduation. See page one for more details. Many athletes who take what they think, or are told, are the easiest routes to a degree could be doing themselves a disservice in the long term because they didn’t choose a major path that had anything to do with their future aspirations. We aren’t saying student athletes should steer clear of sociology, human relations or any other degree because

I don’t think I’ve ever read an article that more eloquently and accurately describes the problem with Autism Speaks. Well done, Zac! As a member of the Autistic community, I thank you for your advocacy work. it is well known within the autistic community that Autism Speaks is aggressively funding research that would

enable them to identify and abort Autistic fetuses before they’re born. Given that over 90 percent of Down Syndrome fetuses are currently being aborted, it’s highly unlikely that a similar fate is not also being planned for Autistics. - CHASMATAZZ

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it might be easier and might cause difficulty when the student enters the job market. If they have a desire to do social work, then sociology might be perfect for them. But if they’re choosing the major because they think it would allow them to squeeze by with as little work as possible while playing sports, it’s problematic. Instead, student athletes should be encouraged to major in something they are interested in and something that is practical enough that it likely won’t leave them out on the street after college. We stated in an editorial earlier this year that those who wish to coach or enter the sports industry should have their own athletics degree program. Until that is established, athletes shouldn’t always be encouraged to take the easy route. It might lead to situations that aren’t so easy later in life.

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Education might not be that progressive You know them. The coach who “teaches” the history class fourth hour. The wild-haired and constantlystressed English teacher who spends his or her time speaking about random unconnected topics. The heady and intellectual math teacher poring over his or her formulas, ready to confuse you to no end. And then there are the cool teachers, the ones JON who really understand you. MALONE They respect your opinion. They’re relevant. They’re tolerant. They want the world to be a better place. But what is their role in the schooling/educating process? Buzzwords are everywhere in the realm of public education. Under the guise of “relevance,” “tolerance” and “social justice,” teachers impart their views consistent with the norms of a semi-postmodern American society. John Dewey’s vision of education as personal experience with the world is trumpeted, promoting ideas of learning as coming

from within the person rather than externally. I know this well because I study it. The assumption is rampant in the educational system that external change and improvement will only come from an increased education and betterment of the system. Horace Mann, educational theorist and championed pioneer, once advocated to “Let [education] be expanded to its capabilities, let it be worked with the efficiency of which it is [able], and nine-tenths of the crimes in the penal code would become obsolete… property, life, and character [would be] held by a stronger tenure; all rational hopes respecting the future brightened.” Bright and hopeful words indeed. But those words were written in 1837, just as educational utopianism and the beginnings of German philosophical thought on the nature of humans were gaining ground in Europe. As the two merged, as educational “capabilities” expanded, the socialist thought of Karl Marx began to affect the political and educational turmoil of the turn of the 20th century. Discussing the effects in detail is beyond

my scope, but educationally, the lofty ideals of human achievement and creativity slowly gave way to the oppression of Marxist socialists such as V.I. Lenin and Joseph Stalin in Russia and Fascist Benito Mussolini in Italy. Idealism and creativity in education became swamped under a mass of death. With the historical difficulties of assuming the inherent positive creativity of humans, particularly expressed through the innovative weaponry pervasive in the century, one might expect some of this optimism to have slowed. And it has. There has been no realization of Dewey’s or Mann’s bright outlook on the future. And it certainly isn’t from a lack of trying. My classes are filled with intelligent and articulate students expressing along with the professors our collective frustration with the system. These students become the concerned teachers mentioned above. They listen, think and discuss world problems and moral issues. They are deeply concerned for the welfare of their students. I appreciate and applaud their efforts. But it’s not addressing the problem of human behavior. Expecting students to behave properly in

a general environment that is, sadly, often not conducive to learning is not good. I share the frustrations of my fellow students who must teach to a middle level, often leaving the struggling behind and the advanced dragging. I share the sentiment that reform and accountability must take place in the districts. But I don’t think the end result of education is perfecting society. If there is no basis for assertions of social justice, I’m not sure it should be dogmatized in the classroom. Without any kind of moral authority outside the individual, I’m not sure the school has the ability to dictate what is right or appropriate. I am certain as to where that authority lies for me as a Christian. But in a pluralistic classroom culture, I don’t know if we as teachers can say what is justice or rightness. We’ve made the bed of humanism in education. Can we live with it? Is the role of teachers one of rigid instruction in arbitrary rules for social welfare? The questions are begging to be asked, and I think as teachers we need to address and discuss them. Jon Malone is an English education graduate student.

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In retrospect, choices shaped the entire college experience Throughout the past four years, I aced tests and bombed tests, built relationships and destroyed relationships, made money and lost money, and almost had my collarbone blown through the back of my shoulder-pads by Adrian Peterson. Upon reflection, I’ve concluded that life is about choices, and choices matter. College is an experiment in choices – good ones and the other kind. MATT Reasons for FELTY choosing to attend OU are as diverse as our student body. I chose OU so I could walk on the football team at linebacker. Then A.D. ran a counter during practice and I met him square in the hole. We were preparing to face Oregon in the Holiday Bowl. Finals had come and passed. Campus was silent except for the colliding bodies at the Everest practice facility.

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The impact sounded like mortar fire. A.D. bounced off and darted down the field. I was sure that my collarbone was in pieces. Thankfully, my collarbone remained and practice continued. I rode out football through the spring. After that, I re-focused my ambitions. As any athlete will tell you, playing a sport is like getting your arm perpetually twisted – you’ve got to know when to say “when.” College athletics separates you from the populous. After I chose to walk away, I felt like college started all over. OU was this make-believe world of overachievers, underachievers, parental dependents and instant gratification. College, I discovered, was unique. Where else could the decision to refrain from responsibility shape you just as profoundly as the decision to adhere to it? Papers, tests and presentations may be worth 20 percent of your grade. But try quantifying a night of carefree fun with your friends. How do you measure the creation and growth of relationships?

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Simply put, you can’t. At the end, the times you remember and the lessons you learned are with your friends. These lessons have no point values and never show up on a transcript. Laughter and memories, however, last much longer. Certain choices, I found, were non-negotiable. You cannot ever skip OU/Texas. Going to the OU/Texas game is like seeing “The Shawshank Redemption” for the first time – it stays with you. Dallas turns acquaintances to friends and friends to family. I accept that debauchery is not the preferred glue of relationships. But times like this transcend the mistake. They create something worth more than the cheap beer you share. College is also about ultimate truths – trends no campus can escape. Stoners will get stoned. Athletes will wear their free stuff. MIP’s will be thrown out like candy by bored cops. Frat guys will rock Sperry’s, the

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Polo Shirt and Crokies and get way too into intramurals. Sorority girls will bob around in Uggs and short shorts and listen to gangster rap. Dates will puke at date parties. Sex will be lied about. Receipts will be tabulated the next morning in utter contempt for outrageous spending. The Afflicted will roam. And “Poison” will be the place it all goes down (747’s affectionate Greek label). Consider ultimate truths and wild weekends carefully because grades, we all know, matter. Grades get you internships. Internships get you a job. A job gets you paid. Learning is secondary – a nice byproduct of the eventual goal. We chose to come to college to earn a degree and get paid. Balance the party and the Poison. Make choices and accept that you will not always choose correctly. Success is not what I or some magazine or the Dude Lebowski tells you it is. In the end, an impromptu Thursday night trip to Stillwater may bring you more success than extra study time for next week’s final. And, of course,

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vice-versa. Maybe I am too cynical. Surely we aren’t just greedy party animals sliced from the same Polo horse cookie-cutter. We are rational people who understand college is unlike any other period of our lives. For most of us, there is no mortgage, no boss and no kids. Never again will we have more time, less responsibility, student discounts and actual disposable income. Choose to embrace this fantasy of freedom that becomes less and less cool the older you get. I came to OU thinking the greatest thing that would happen to me would be sprinting across Owen Field on game-day. But, choices led me another direction. Choices will lead you another direction. And, if at the end of four years you realize the choices were worth it, than success was achieved. Then you can raise your arms in the air and, in the words of Johnny Drama, scream for all of Norman to hear: “VICTORY!” Matt Felty is a public administration senior.

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DESTROYER #2 In this issue, the elderly superpowered government agent Destroyer continues his personal mission to kill all his enemies before he dies of his defective heart condition. The first issue of this violent series set the tone quickly – the first page is Destroyer’s fist as it goes through the head of a member of the Horde, with his enemy’s brain matter and eyeballs flying everywhere. To say this series is brutal is an understatement. It is filled with more blood and guts than Saw. Before you write off this comic as a pure violence, it has a lot more than that going for it. It also is the story of a dying old man that realizes he can leave the world a better place than when he came into it – by viciously killing his enemies. If you’re still not sold on this series, it is another team up between the original creative team behind “Invincible”, Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker. This means great writing and artwork.

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Mildred Gallaway, Meeker resident, pretends to play the drums at the Oklahoma History Center's "Another HOT Oklahoma Night" Rock ‘n’ Roll exhibit in Oklahoma City. The exhibit houses several interactive audio and video displays.

‘Another HOT Night’ exhibit showcases OK music influence featured in a recent concert documentary on Wilco. Oklahoma didn’t rest in the 80s and 90s, like the rest of rock ‘n’ roll did. The Flaming Lips, one of the most influential bands from our state, began their psychedelic trip in the 80s and Wayne Coyne worked at an Oklahoma City Long John Silver’s until the band was signed in the early 90s. The exhibit even features the uniform he wore while he was employed at the fast food chain. N o r m a n ’s o w n g l a m - r o c k b a n d Chainsaw Kittens were hugely popular in the early 90s and even reunited for the first annual Norman Music Festival. Everyone’s childhood favorite band, Hanson, had everyone hooked with their pop music and single “Mmmbop” that showcased a serious talent for catchy hooks and impeccable melodies. Oklahoma even continues to have an influence today. Many people are unaware of the Oklahoma ties of the alternative arenarock band Kings of Leon. There is an obvious Southern twinge to their music, but Nathan and Matthew Followill were both born in Oklahoma City. The boys of Kings of Leon also are OU football enthusiasts, and were known to tailgate before games if they had the chance. Stillwater’s All-American Rejects are one of the biggest names in alternative today and Shawnee’s Shiny Toy Guns have also found success in that genre. And the future of rock music in Oklahoma continues to look bright. The buzz around local bands the Uglysuit, Stardeath and White Dwarfs and Evangelicals has been building and building as they look to breakthrough to national acclaim. We can be assured that the future of Oklahoma rock ‘n’ roll has been left in capable hands. So maybe Oklahoma has been cool all along. It might have taken me a little time to realize it, but with all the strides we are making, I am sure not to forget any time soon. Joshua Boydston is a University College freshman.

IRREDEEMABLE #2 “Irredeemable” tells the story of The Plutonian, the most powerful and greatest superhero on the planet, who suddenly starts murdering all the other superheroes one by one. In this issue, the last remaining heroes struggle to find each other so they can figure out a way to destroy The Plutonian before he does anymore damage. Behind this series is Mark Waid, the man behind one of DC greatest “Elseworld” tales about mainstream superheroes, “Kingdom Come.” Waid, like several other writers out there, specializes in deconstructing the superhero myth, and in this series he wants to explain what drives seemingly good people to evil. Although this has been done many times with other series such as “Powers” and “Watchmen,” I think Waid is in his element and expect to see something original. Osizimete Aken’ova is a film and video studies junior.

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s it just me, or is Oklahoma just getting cooler and cooler? First,Norman was rolled over by of Montreal and local favorite Starlight Mints. In July, Tulsa will host the blooming DFest, hosting bands like the Black Crowes and Gogol Bordello. Then, the Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize??” is announced as the official rock song of Oklahoma. And now this. Another HOT Oklahoma Night exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center is dedicated to the history of rock ‘n’ roll in Oklahoma, from the rockabilly music of Wanda Jackson to the southern alternative of Kings of Leon and everything in between. The artifacts on display are things of wonder: Hanson’s original instruments, a suit worn by Leon Russell, Wayne Coyne’s suit from “Christmas on Mars” and many others. In addition to the phenomenal exhibit, the public also is able to get rock star makeovers, pose as a rock band with actual instruments and also hear the music of John Moreland and the Black Gold Band, Debris, the City Lives and many others. The event helped us remember not only where we have been, but also where we are going. Oklahoma may be synonymous with country music, but to ignore our state’s storied rock history would be criminal, and I did not even know how deep it went until now. The influence of Oklahoma musicians has helped make rock ‘n’ roll what it is today, and they continue to shape and build as the years go by. In the early days of rock music, the rockabilly style of Wanda Jackson and the Collins Kids helped inspire The Beatles; Paul McCartney played an Eddie Cochran song when trying out for the band. The “Tulsa Sound,” fashioned by J.J. Cale and Leon Russell in the 60s, helped shape the music of bands as diverse as Eric Clapton, Lynryd Skynyrd and Deep Purple. Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa is one of the foremost concert venues in the U.S. – they even hosted the Sex Pistols in one of their only shows in America. Cain’s continues to showcase bands from all over, and was

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Senior second baseman Matt Harughty looks up at the ball as he runs toward home plate in Monday night’s game against Southern Utah. The Sooners won the game, 14-5. The Sooners then traveled south to take on the University of Texas-Arlington Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Against UTA, Harughty went 2-5 with one RBI, but it wasn’t enough as the Sooners fell short of the Mavericks, 8-5.

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Whether at home or on the road, the first inning has not been friendly to the No. 18 Sooners recently. Against the University of Texas at Arlington Tuesday, OU could not overcome a two-run first-inning deficit in its 8-5 loss in Arlington, Texas. The Sooners’ fourth loss in the Lone Star State this season dropped their record to 35-15 and helped the Mavericks up their record to 27-21. The Mavericks got out to the early 2-0 lead in the first and knocked out OU’s senior pitcher C.J. Blue after two-thirds of an inning. Blue was the third OU pitcher in the past four games to not make it out of the first inning. Blue allowed two runs on three hits. Junior shortstop Bryant Hernandez’s single in the third inning plated the Sooners’ first run. The offense brought home one run on three hits after being held hitless through the first two innings. UTA added a run in the bottom half of

the third, but senior second baseman Matt Harughty’s double in the fifth inning brought the deficit back to one run. Junior center fielder Jamie Johnson had a 2-4 evening with two singles while stealing two bases and scoring one run. Harughty went 2-5 Tuesday with a double and one RBI. Hernandez had two hits in four plate appearances and upped his RBI total to 53 with his RBI-single in the third inning. After the Mavericks’ senior catcher Mitch Putman blasted a three-run shot in the fifth to extend the team’s lead to four runs, OU freshman right fielder Chris Ellison responded with a three-run homer of his own in the top of the sixth to bring the score to 6-5. UTA gave itself some breathing room in the eighth with an RBI-double by sophomore center fielder Michael Choice and an RBI-single by senior DH Matt Otteman. The Mavericks’ bullpen was able to shut down OU’s bats during the last three innings to deny the Sooners’ chance of having a three-game winning streak. The Sooners are off until Friday when they play Bedlam foe Oklahoma State. The series opener will be played in Tulsa at Drillers Stadium and the final two games will be at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

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