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C?) Sound Supernova 'Stars Go Dim' Oklahoma City, Tulsa bands shine at UCO Broncho Jam Rhiannon Winkelman ,S'tqffit viler

An electric atmosphere filled the UCO Jazz Lab on Tuesday night. The bands Map the Sea and Stars Go Dim were scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. for the Student Programming Board's first Broncho Jam of the semester. Map the Sea opened to a full house, with every seat full and the walls lined with people. This group was billed as a local band, but they gave a performance worthy of any national venue. The poignant lyrics combined with fantastic sound and energy to communicate a deep creative vibe that was obviously strong amongst the members of the band. Map the Sea is based out of Oklahoma City. Composed of lead singer Joe Hopkins, guitarists Tyler Evans and Alex Fatkin, bassist Joe Rigazzi and drummer Clay Vaughn, the group was able to deliver everything promotions promised. Although Hopkins' voice was sometimes lost beneath the instrumentals, it was able to hold is own for the majority of the performance, delivering passionately intense ballads. Fatkin and Vaughn seemed always to be in motion, but Evans and Rigazzi offered a cooler vibe, balancing out the band's ambiance. Although Map the Sea's performance was a short one, the group exited the stage to enthusiastic applause. The few seconds of sound check for the next band, Stars Go Dim, offered an intensely sweet taste of the upcoming performance when lead singer Chris Cleveland belted out a few lines. Within the first few notes, the Jazz Lab fell completely silent. The band took the stage a few minutes later, and without pause launched into their first number. Stars Go Dim is composed of only four members, but the group launched itself from song to song with impeccable timing, their talented drummer leading the way. Bassist Michael Wittig anchored the right hand of the

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Stars Go Dim, a band from Tulsa, Okla., performs at the UCO Jazz Lab Tuesday, Feb. 3. Another local band, Map the Sea, performed beforehand. stage, his obvious love of music apparent by his dramatic and energetic movement, which was continuous throughout the show. Guitarist Joey Avalos was almost lost at the far right end of the stage, but his concentration and ease with his instrument betrayed a confidence that would prove admirable if this musician was on his own. Meanwhile, the sound he contributed was an underscore for Cleveland, who vaulted from piano to guitar and back again, belting out lyrics covering everything from commitment issues to stormy relationships. Their song "Crazy" is an excellent example of such topics.

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During a short break, Stars Go Dim took a moment to speak to the audience about a partnership they have formed with an organization known as Invisible Children. The group's focus is on children in northern Uganda, stolen from their families and trained to fight in militaristic groups. These children, some as young as 5 or 6, are trained under terrifying conditions to use various weaponry and fight for the people who took them from their families. More information about this group can be found on the band's MySpace page, www.myspace.com/starsgodim. Cleveland moved on to explain the next song, "Come

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In continual efforts to make UCO one of the healthiest campuses in America, the Wellness Center has given students another outlet to start and maintain healthy lives. WhentheNational Institutes of Health awarded the health and education company called Inflexxion a grant to build the Web site MyStudentBody. corn, the Wellness Center staff began to gain interest in the groundbreaking idea. "The NIH is a tough agency to get funding from; it's very competitive," James Allen, assistant director of health pro-

motion, said. "It shows Inflexxion had done their homework and got the seal of approval from an institute that has high expectations." The Web site works hand in hand with the Healthy Campus Initiative, which the Wellness Center has been promOting for the past several years. Based off of six module lessons that are believed to encompass an overall healthy lifestyle, UCO's campus initiative focuses on three of those components: physical activity, alcohol awareness and tobacco usage.

Since the Web site and the Wellness Center's association with MyStudentBody.com are still in their infancy, the primary module being used is alcohol usage. "Where we use the site is in the Healthy Life Skills class, which is part of the university core curriculum," Allen said. "The class focuses on nutritional behaviors, stress, physical activity and alcohol usage." Students who have taken or are taking Healthy Life

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Students at UCO and Oklahoma's six other public master's universities are paying a higher percentage of education-related costs at their schools, a new study suggests. The report, from the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, shows that at public master's institutions in Oklahoma, educational and related costs have decreased 1 percent per student from 2002 to 2006, but that the student share of those costs in the form of tuition had increased 16 percent. The Delta Project recently released the report, "Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does it Go?" takes data from more than 1,944 public and private institutions in the United States, from 2002, 2005 and 2006. On the national level, the figures are similar to Oklahoma's. In • 2002, students paid 38 percent of those educational expenses, but in 2006, students paid nearly half. The Delta Project's report noted "tuitions go up for two basic reasons: to pay for real increases in overall spending, or to substitute for revenue declines elsewhere in an institution's

budget." The practice of substituting for the revenue declines is sometimes called cost shifting, and is usually used to make up for shortfalls in state and local appropriations to the institution. "It's a definite mind-shift that students and donors are paying a larger share of the costs," said Dr. Sue Lynn Sasser, associate professor of economics at UCO and director of the Center for Economic Education. The report notes that if tuition followed only at the spending rate of education and general spending between 2002 and 2006 at public master's institutions, tuition would have actually decreased by 2.1 percent. However, the report noted that in-state average tuition at those institutions has increased by 29 percent. The UCO Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Report noted "[t]uition rates for the 2006-2007 fiscal year increased for undergraduate and graduate students by 4.4 percent." Similar to the Delta Project's report, the UCO report also noted "while the state continues to demonstrate strong financial support for higher education in Oklahoma, it has not been enough to keep pace with the growth of UCO. Therefore, UCO must rely more heavily on other revenue streams to maintain its quality programs."


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Thank you for admitting your blunder, Mr. President It is refreshing to see Day, when Gov. Bill Richardson a political leader actualwithdrew from consideration for the ly take responsibility for commerce post. his mistakes, in a culture He said a pending investigation where blunders are covinto whether his administration ered up more often than gave lucrative contracts to a political they are acknowledged. donor would have "forced an untenPresident. Obama took able delay" in his confirmation, as a bold, yet necessary step reported by the New York Times. Tuesday in declaring he BY NELSON S OLOMON Daschle's withdrawal came soon "screwed up" in the hanafter Killefer stepped out of condling of the tax controversy sideration, saying she didn't want that led to Tom Daschle's withdrawal as Obama's nominee her bungling of payroll taxes on her household help to be a for health and human services secretary. distraction' Yet, what should have happened from the beginning of Clearly, Obama is having a headache with his selection of this process was what was described by my public relations Cabinet nominees. teacher: Obama's public relations consultants should have As stated by Obama himself on the "Nightly News with made it clear to the him that he should take a close look at Brian Williams," the important thing is not trying to be free any potential nominee's financial records before supporting of mistakes but "owning up to them and trying to make that individual. sure you never repeat them." That didn't happen, and the Obama team is now dealing And I hope that it is a hallmark of Obama's leadership with the aftermath of that slip-up. style throughout his term in the White House. Obama's nominee for chief performance officer, Nancy Obama is accountable to the American public, and he is Killefer, withdrew earlier on Tuesday following the revela- doing his part to ensure that mistakes are not covered up. tion that she had a $946.69 lien on her property in 2005 for A leader that owns up to their own gaffes is to be admired failure to pay taxes, as reported by ABC News. and should earn the trust of all Americans. Obama's trouble with nominees go back to New Year's

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President Obama has been working to make strides in our downturned economy with his $825 billion stimulus bill that passed Congress last week, but one part of the bill stood out: increased federal funding for contraception. If this sounds unusual or out of left field for you, you're not alone. Julie Campbell Obama's administration backed English-Traditional Studies-Master's away from this provision, which was supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The provision would provide federal matching funds for Medicaid-funded contraceptives, rather than states having to apply for a waiver for those not qualified for Medicaid. "We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy," Pelosi said to George Stephanopolous on ABC's "This Week." Pelosi is right. Although this provision was widely unpopBokyung Suh ular with the GOP and the Obama administration even shied Education- Master's away from it, she has a valid point. According to the Center on Children and Families in July 2008, 30 percent of teenage girls in the United States get Photographed & compiled by Rhiannon Winkelman pregnant, and 20 percent give birth by age 20. Since 1993, only 26 states have received waivers by the federal government to expand eligibility for Medicaid coverage of family planning services to women who would not ordinarily qualify. I don't think I should have to explain the economic consequences of having women in our country who don't have access to basic family planning. As a woman, I've heard the arguments. I've heard that if I don't want kids, I should just keep my legs shut. I've heard that I should want to be a mother because it's the greatest job a woman can have.

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However, not all women are fit to be mothers — at least not right away. Teenage parenthood in the United States isn't an epidemic, but it isn't going to help us, either. It isn't easy to go to college or find a job with a baby. American medical professionals, educators and parents owe it to the next generation of teenagers to inform them about their options regarding sex. So, without this provision to help provide birth control to women who might not have access to it, what are our options? Most importantly, we need to educate. Abstinence-only sexual education is not good enough; we cannot simply tell teenagers not to have sex without some sort of comprehensive knowledge about how their bodies work, what they risk and what their options are. It is irresponsible of our educators to assume that just because we tell them sex is bad, that they won't do it anyway. Teenagers need to know all their options, not just the ones that parents like best. Education is also important for the more rural parts of our country, such as certain areas of Oklahoma. Many small towns have little to no valuable medical resources for women, and many of these small towns may only have one pharmacist who believes hormonal birth control is an abortifacient. Information is everywhere, but it is undeniably important for people to get accurate and unbiased information, especially when it regards their health and reproductive system. Regardless of your values and opinion on what aspects of our health care need additional funding, we cannot deny that pregnancy prevention may be a good thing for our economy, after all.

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War on drugs costs money, doesn't solve problem David Germain The Bewille, 1St ,

With two major wars taking place overseas, many Americans ignore the war taking place within our borders. The phrase 'War on Drugs' was first coined by Richard Nixon in 1971. Americans' ongoing battle with narcotics, however, can be traced back to congressio, , ,

Financial data shows we've spent more inmates. than $400 billion on the drug war since the More than 16o,000 drug users have been 1970s. arrested this year, according to Drugsense. Even after spending $50 billion this com. past year, the struggle appears to be going Those numbers are expected to excede 2 nowhere. million arrests by next year. Draconian drug laws have helped America Racial discrimination and social oppresincarcerate a larger proportion of its citizens sion are two major conflicts critics observe. than any other nation in the world. American surveys indicate blacks make While Americans only account for 5 per- up 14 percent of illegal drug users, yet 36 cent of the world's populace, they make percent of those arrested are black and 63

One of the key battlegrounds of the war takes place on college campuses. Nearly 20 percent of college students ages 18-22 have experimented with drugs, according to Reason.com . Though the proportion of students who drink remained constant from 1993 to 2005, daily marijuana use more than doubled, and use of other illegal drugs have skyrocketed 52 percent, according to a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse study.


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Daviyion Johnson and Ryan Kolb Restaurant Reviewers

Caleb McWilliams Othello's Italian Restaurant, in the heart of downtown Edmond, offered a truly authentic Italian experience. They have everything on their menu you would expect, including spaghetti, lasagna and fettuccine, plus a few exclusives to Othello's. It offers appetizers and entrees created by its dedicated fan base, such as Jim's Pepperoni chips. Hopefully we can create the newest dessert within the next few visits we make there. D.J. and Rino's Pompeii Brownie Explosion or Mudslide sounds good. What do you think? We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place and this is an example of some of the fine dining the Edmond community has to offer. Now that we have built up this place so highly, let's talk about the reason why. What did we eat? For starters, we ordered something neither of us had before: Pepperoni chips. If your guess was artificially flavored pepperoni spuds, you were wrong. They are toasted pepperonis served with a side of marinara for dipping. They were like mini Frisbees of flavor and not too greasy. We also had the usual starter of bread, generally baked hard, but Othello's keeps it softer, which can be good or bad depending on how you see it. If you want a balsamic vinegar or olive oil dip, simply ask and they'll bring some out. Ryan ordered his favorite Italian dish, which is the flagship selection when he goes to any Italian restaurant: meat sauce lasagna. It set him back, but he always orders lasagna to gauge its quality compared to other Italian restaurants. Othello's lasagna was quite good and came out hot and piping with at least six layers of cheese and meaty goodness. Ryan wants to try other things like the shrimp scampi, fettuccine alfredo, and last but not least, Total Dominance Parmigiana. Doesn't that sound tasty? We were excited just reading what was in it, but alas, neither of us tried it on this visit. Ryan finished off his meal with a decadent tiramisu. Daviyion ordered Pat's Special, which came with Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions and penne pasta drenched in spicy marinara sauce. This dish was a little slice of heaven; actually, a rather generous portion, but you get the idea. Everything about the melody of meat and vegetables prepared for this meal were divine. I honestly do not think I have ever had a more satisfying meal from an Italian eatery. Thanks Pat! Ryan gives Othello's a respectable 4.4 out of 5 stars. The bread was not the best, but the service, food quality

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Nancy Weiss, daughter of owners Robert and Tammy Weiss, proudly displays a delectable sample of Othello's Meat Sauce Lasagna. and atmosphere were great. He recommends this place for dates, casual dining and small parties. It has two floors so there is plenty of room. Daviyion thinks that if you have lived in Edmond for more than two years (UCO students included) and have yet to try Othello's, there is a problem. I don't want to hear any excuses for why you haven't been yet; I just want to hear what you had once you were there. I guarantee you will love this place or I will pay for your meal Gust kidding!). For comments and suggestions, check out our Facebook group: The Vista's Restaurant Review. .

The Black Keys: Live DVD good watch for blues fans

It's a conceit of Woody Allen films that they have unbelievably good-looking and affluent people living oh-so-enviable lives indulged in great food, drink and culture. "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," the recent film directed and written by Allen released on DVD last Tuesday, is absolutely no exception. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are best friends, and they travel to Barcelona to spend the summer. Vicky is engaged to Doug (Chris Messina) while Cristina just broke up with her boyfriend., The narrator quickly establishes that Vicky is level-headed and sensible about love, while Cristina is whimsical, romantic and emotional. Through art exhibits and restaurants, the two meet Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a charming artist. He asks them to join him in flying to the town of Oviedo with him for the weekend. Cristina, enthralled by the idea, convinces Vicky to go. After a day of sightseeing, wining and dining, he asks them to join him in his bedroom. Vicky does not, but Cristina does. He seduces her, but before anything happens, she gets sick. Juan Antonio

then seduces Vicky. They make love. All three return to Barcelona, and Vicky tries, unsuccessfully, to forget about it. Juan Antonio and Cristina move in together, and Vicky's fiancé flies into Spain to many her. Allen kicks it up a gear in the second half with the introduction of Juan Antonio's ex-wife, the explosive Maria Elena (Penelope Cruz). After a failed suicide attempt, Maria Elena moves in with Juan and Cristina to get back on her feet. I won't give away the rest of the plot, but I will say that Cruz's recent Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for this role is absolutely warranted. I'm sure volumes have been written on Allen's views of all traditional values, society and philosophy. Indeed, it seems he has a lot to say. In addition to musings on traditional love, Allen's characters comment on many other issues with usual dialogue, crackling with wit. With familiar wit and familiar indulgence in beauty, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is exciting, interesting and downright sexy. Like with other Woody Allen movies, the DVD is rninimalistic. It has no special features, save for the trailers at the beginning of the disc and English and Spanish subtitles.

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On April 4, 2008, The Black Keys took the stage at Portland's Crystal Ballroom, on a night that would be one of the band's finest moments. As the lights dimmed and the band took the stage, singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach appeared with his classic opening line, "Hi. We're The Black Keys, Photo Provided from Akron, Ohio." The Black Keys released their Akron, Ohio-based duo The Black Keys persecond live DVD, "Live at The formed at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Crystal Ballroom," on Nov. 2008. The DVD features 17 live Ore. on April 4, 2008. songs, three music videos and the past. a behind-the-scenes-look at the Although the production value is stellar, making of the music video "Your Touch." it is not the most impressive aspect of the According to the band's official Web site, DVD. The most significant element is the the DVD was produced and directed by how loud and precise the band is during the Lance Bangs, who also directed the R.E.M. 17-song concert. Not only does Auerbach live concert, "Rode Movie." rock with his guitar, he also shows off his From the beginning note of the first song, talent on organ during the song "Oceans The Black Keys bring forth a raw, uninhiband Streams." ited and powerful energy that remains pulsAlong with the live set, the DVD also ing throughout their set. Drummer Patrick offers music videos to the songs "Your Carney beats his drums so hard during the Touch," "Just Got To Be" and "Strange first song that his glasses nearly slip off his Times." face. When Auerbach takes to the microThere aren't many bad things to say phone, already strumming the chords to about this DVD; it is a superb selection for the song "Same Old Thing," he wails out any blues enthusiast. the opening lyrics, like the blues greats of

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Skills are assigned to log onto MyStudentBody. corn, create a usemame and password and go through the alcohol module to quiz themselves on what their expectations of the college experience will be versus reality. However, for students to log on, they'll need the school code, which is "broncho." "It will ask a student about their perceptions about alcohol," Allen said. "It will see what the student believes to be the norms and expectations of college drinking and it also has general questions about how alcohol affects the liver, central nervous system, and how to gage blood alcohol levels," he added. "It provides education on topics in one sitting, where students can quiz themselves through all six modules in an hour to an hour and a half." Allen said one of the reasons the Web site was chosen was because it was being used through the classrooms and it is interactive with students. "One of the main reasons we stand behind this system is because it uses one of the processes of the Healthy Campus integration, which is looking into getting health messages into the classroom," Allen said. "The idea is to have students to be affected at multiple levels and to add all components together for comprehensive healthy image." Allen became aware of MyStudentBody.com at a meeting of the American College Health Association. He read into-it and-found it to be more useful than a brochure and more effective than a public service announcement. "A brochure is something a student may or may not read and PSA's are really just helpful for raising awareness and discussion," Allen said. "That discussion needs to obtain something that's specific for students," he said. "This Web site is interactive and tailored to the student and through the quizzes it customizes itself to individual students. I've read up on the good evaluations and outcomes of this program. It really was developed with science behind it and we have student feedback to continue to make it better." Students who take time to go through the alcohol module may be surprised by their perceptions versus actual statistics depicting the truth of college age drinking. "What we know from research is, first time freshmei I tend to overestimate the usage of alcohol among other students," Allen said. "Mainly we're trying to help students answer the 'why I'm drinking' question," he said. "Is it to fit in, they feel like they're having the college experience by doing so, is it for self-medication, or maybe stress? Then there are options given for other ways they can deal with their issues that don't involve alcohol." Due to time commitments, the Wellness Center has been unable to promote MyStudentBody.com as well as it would like to. However, officials are looking for ways to market the Web site and secure additional funding for it to be available to students over time. A Facebook group may be set up in the near future to also raise awareness.

Around." As he did so, the other band members remained still and silent. The effect was reflected across the room, as the audience also stayed still. By the time this number ended, Stars Go Dim had won the crowd over by more than a landslide. It could be said that the lyrics were to blame, or that the catchy, Caribbean-style melodies could shoulder the blame. However, to understand Stars Go Dim, you'd have to take it all in, put it together and let it marinate for a time to truly

The University of Central Oklahoma will welcome Thom Shanker, The New York Times Pentagon correspondent, as the keynote speaker at the second annual Transformative Learning Conference, with activities running 8:3o a.m.-1:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. ii, in the Nigh University Center. Shanker will speak at 9 a.m., following breakfast, in ballrooms A and B of the Nigh University Center. His presentation is entitled, "The Wars on Three Fronts: The Battlefield, Washington and Main Street." "We participate in The New York Times readership program, which gives us a great opportunity to discuss current events and civic engagement in our classes and in our programming," said Patti Loughlin, a UCO professor and coordinator of the campus

understand how a small ., group of guys formed a tiny band in Tulsa, Okla. in 2007 and have since managed to gamer a huge following of fans. In fact, they've even won over Country Music Television, winning its Listener's Choice Award in 2008 for the song "Come Around." According to their Facebook site, Stars Go Dim's first full album is slated for release in March 2009. Overall, the performance was astonishing.

American Democracy Project, a conference partner. "We are so pleased to provide this opportunity for students to meet and interact with Thom Shanker because it further encourages civic engagement, which we feel is key to the transformative learning process at UCO." Shanker has covered military affairs and national security strategy, including transformation efforts within the Pentagon and the global campaign against terrorism. In his collegiate career he studied strategic nuclear policy and international law. He has written for The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The American Journalism Review and The New York Times Magazine, and was also elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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New and local bands hit Jazz Lab Angela Morris StelVrifer

The newly-formed band, Fine Print, and local indie-rock band, Electric Primadonnas, will both be jamming out at the UCO Jazz Lab on Saturday, Feb. 7. The members of Fine Print, Matt Harrison (Guitar), Eric Harris (Bass), James Devine and Lacy Saunders (vocals), focus their attention on being creative. "We just start playing and then let the music take a life of its own, Harrison said. The band takes their influences from different genres of music and put all the different sounds into single songs. "I grew up with classic rock," Harrison said, "but I've also latched onto different styles of music." All four members grew up in families where at least one parent was a musician. "It's easy to get into music if you're constantly around it," Harris said. "We (Harris's family) always had instruments around the house." Even when these band members are not practicing or writing songs, their lives still remain centered around music. "I work at a music store and teach bass lessons," Harris said. "

Harris grew up with funk music and notices how that reflects in his bass rifts. Tool and Radiohead stand out as two of Harris' favorite bands; however, his greatest influence still comes from something else. "My biggest influence is not thinking what drives me," Harris said. Since the band was formed one month ago, it has already written a handful of songs and booked 11 shows. "We're just trying to write and perform songs that excite us," Harrison said The four work with each other to write each song, each person optimizing his/her full level of creativity. "For us, there is more joy in music that's not technical," Harrison said. "Technicality can distract from the music." The individual members have played and performed in various different other bands, but their upcoming show at the Jazz Lab will be the second time these four musicians will take the stage together as Fine Print. Electric Primaddonas will take the stage after Fine Print. "The Electric Primadonnas have a catchy sound," Band Manager Lance Lohnis said. "[Their music]

is something different from mainstream, some sort of British rock." This punk- and 196os-influenced band has been together for three years, playing shows throughout Oklahoma and the occasionally out-of state. Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Anderson transforms all sorts of life experiences into his music. "I'll grab the closet thing I can write on, napkins, scratch pieces of paper, anything, when an idea for a lyric or a song pops up in my head, even though I know I might not run across that same napkin or piece of paper for months," Anderson said. Anderson has also found much inspiration in artwork "I look at certain paintings that just make me want to create music," Anderson said. Anderson will normally approach the band when he has a song mostly down, and Brian Pierce (drums) and Andy Snow (bass) will had their flair to the song. "Sometimes, though, if Brian or Andy comes up with some cool drum beat or bass line, I'll write a song to go along with that," Anderson informs. The show including both bands starts at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7.

`Uninvited': Don't RSVP to this one Angela Morris Staff- Writer

Fewer than 20 people in the movie theater with me last Saturday made the same mistake I did when we all forked out the money to go see "Uninvited," which hit screens this past Friday. "Should we just walk out and watch another movie?" my friend Sarah Smith whispered to me halfway through the film. Unfortunately, we both endured the movie until the end so I could write this review as a warning not to waste your money. Anna (Emily Browning) finds herself in a psychiatric hospital after coping with the death of her mother, who was killed in an accidental fire. Matters become even worse for Anna when she returns home, only to be greeted by her father's new girlfriend, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), who is Anna's mother's former nurse. Ghosts began creeping into the movie to reveal to Anna that her mother's death might have not been so accidental and that Rachel might really be a ruthless killer.

This film had the same producers as 'The Ring," and I was expecting the ghost in this movie to possess the same eerie vibes, but I was greatly disappointed. Even the well-done Camera angles could not save what were supposed to be "scary scenes," which remind me of a bad rip-off of "The Grudge." Poorly written dialogue and mediocre acting make it almost impossible to be invested in the character enough to care what happens to them. The convenient timing of the encounters between characters ruins suspense to the point that it becomes Photo Provided slightly agitating. The ending, which could have been decent had the movie been better, is not worth watching the other hour and fifteen minutes. For the majority of the film, I felt as though I was watching a parody of a scary movie, rather than the actual thing.

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Young at heart, 83-year-old continues education at UCO Rehan Swies Correspondent

Prospective UCO student Jeanne Olivier was barely 3o when she marched in Alabama with Martin Luther King, Jr. "A guy threw a green apple and hit me in the head," says Olivier. "It hurt like the devil!" She recalls thinking, "okay, young man, that'll change my mind," and just kept on marching. Now 83, Olivier has decided to enroll at UCO to continue studying nursing, a career she had for 42 years. Olivier watched the inauguration of President Obama at the Nigh University Center two weeks ago with a number of future classmates. Olivier was once taken by authorities for marching alongside other civil rights activists. "A white woman slapped me when they took us to prison," Olivier. said. She was taken aback by the action but later the woman approached Olivier saying, "Honey, if I didn't slap you, that sheriff over there would have probably raped you." "She saved me," Olivier said.

"I didn't know." Olivier is excited to live in a new era with a black president. "I never thought I would live to see this day," says Olivier, "and I'm so glad that I did." Olivier shares her voting experience as one filled with song. "I held my hand in the air and shouted, 'I'm going to vote for Obama,'" she said. "So many women looked at me and said, `Are you really going to vote for him?' I said, 'Sure am. I would vote twice if I could!' I just sang the whole time." Olivier wants to get certified as a medical administrative assistant and learn how to use a computer. "I want to get a good job and pay taxes, you know, do something. Get up in the morning and go," says Olivier. Olivier says she enjoys being around intelligent people and is "thrilled to death" by the bravery and willingness to learn of young people. She leaves a message for UCO students. "Don't give up. Hold your sights high," she said. Olivier also has a message for her professors: "Be ready. Jeanne is coming and she is hungry to learn."

The fall of the common resume: Beyond the basics Rhiannon Winkelman Staff Writer

What is it about the resume? It seems as though it is one of the first things your first college professor will insist you have. Of course, you were in an English comp course then, right? You had to have a resume ... it was for a grade. However, if you have interviewed at any job beyond the local fast food joint or grocery store between then and now, chances are that you have found out how that "assignment" might have been more than just a percentage of your GPA. You've heard it a thousand times, but resumes are no longer just pieces of paper. In fact, many companies in the Oklahoma City area are choosing to completely bypass the resume in their initial recruiting. I'm not going to lie, but when I emailed a slew of companies and inquired (politely) about possible internships, I found out some surprising things. First, I'm glad I emailed close to two dozen companies, because only five responded. Of those five, three were interested in an intern. Of those three, two wanted a link to a digital portfolio or demo reel before allowing me in for an interview. More research uncovered the fact that digital portfolios and/or resumes are highly sought after by companies interested in hiring the "right" individual. News Channel 4 Creative Director Joe Kozlowski believes a digital portfolio can make all the difference, no matter what your major is. In fact, a digital portfolio can give an interviewer an idea

determining an applicant's possible fit to the position. "The design of those sites can give a good impression of who the applicant is," he said. Many companies and universities warn students that inappropriate material on any social Web site can reflect badly on the student, applicant or intern. Kozlowski recommends a professional approach consisting of a balanced combination of video and graphic work, including graphic compositions and practice presentations. "We're more likely to grant an interview if we see a visual that makes it easier to see if what we're looking for, what we've got an idea in our head of who we want, is the person we're looking at," he said. Additionally, Kozlowski emphasized how important it is for potential employers to be able to click and easily navigate the site. Although Kozlowski still receives approximately half of his employment inquiries via telephone, the other half has typically been through email, reflecting a growing trend toward digital format pre-screening. A variety of user-friendly sites are now available to assist in the construction of a digital portfolio and Photo Provided resume, and can be found with the touch of a mouse button. of who they're speaking with long before the applicant ever As you wade through that next resume assignment (or achieves an interview. "It's a very visual and graphic world we're in these days," update), consider putting the finishing touches on it by going digital. Kozlowski said. "Anything that's visual helps." In today's age, it will make all the difference. He also cites the utility of MySpace and Facebook in


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Two-sport star balances Lone Star Duals with Cactus Bowl Steven Vidal

For UCO's Dustin Finn, being a top-ranked athlete in one sport just wasn't good enough. He wanted to pull double duty in athletic stardom. Finn, the top-ranked heavyweight wrestler i NCAA Division I1/4 took a short break from the mat recently to play the Cactus Bowl, the Division II all 6 star football game. "It's pretty cool, the Lone Star, Conference cooffensive lineman said about playin two sports at a hi level. Finn figured h . football career waspustin Finn over after UCO's season ended in mid-November, and he quickly returned to the wrestling room to begin his quest for a national championship. Then came the invitation to the Cactus

Bowl, played Jan. 9 in Kingsville, Texas. That set up a couple of dilemmas. UCO was set to compete in the Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Jan. 3 - the day Finn was supposed to report to Kingsville and the Cactus Bowl was scheduled for Jan. 9, one day before the start of the NWCA Division II National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 0 Finn stayed for the first two of UCO's four duals before eading to Kingsville, and then he spent the Jest of the week practicing, finally playing in the football game that Friday night. Earlythat Saturday ,,morning, he traveled from Kingsville o Corpus Christi to Dallas to Cedar Falls, where he rejoined the wrestling team for the second day of competition. In Kingsville, Finn played for the West All-Stars, who beat the East, 28-27. Finn said he enjoyed the chal-

lenge of playing in the game and James said. getting to meet other top athletes Finn lettered as a back-up defenfrom across the nation. He also got sive lineman in 2005 and 2006 to participate in testing conducted before moving to the offensive line, by professional scouts. immediately taking over a starting "It was tough at first trying to role and missing just two snaps in decide what to do, but I talked 21 games over the past two seato the wrestling coaches and they sons. supported me wanting to play in . Finn didn't wrestle his first year the football game," Finn said. "That at UCO and then was a backup made it a on the 2007 lot easi- "My coaches have been real national chamer." pionship team. Mike supportive. It hasn't been too He went 29-6 Kirk, UCO hard trying to balance sports last year as the sports and schoolwork" national runnerinforup in the heavymation -Dustin Finn weight division. director, He is 14-2 this said Finn season. He won is the first UCO athlete in awhile the Fort Hays State Open on Dec. 6 who has had this much success in and finished third at the Nebraskatwo sports. Kearney Open on Dec. 13. "My coaches have been real sup- Finn is a business major. His portive," Finn said. "It hasn't been football eligibility ended at the end too hard trying to balance sports of last season, but he is only a and schoolwork." junior in wrestling and has one year Finn said he's been playing mul- remaining. UCO wrestling fans can tiple sports almost his entire life, look forward to Finn being one of and he tries to get his schoolwork their stars for some time to come. done before it piles up. "He's a pretty unique individual," UCO wrestling coach David

UCO sweeps Navy, looks toward Iowa State Chris Wescott Spoils IT ther

The UCO hockey team traveled to Annapolis, Md. to play the United States Naval Academy last weekend. The Bronchos were in need of a sweep iri this two game series and they got what they needed. UCO swept the Rams with a 4-3 shootout win on Friday night and a 4-2 win on Saturday night. On Friday night, the Bronchos out-shot Navy 49-4o and capitalized on three of those opportunities in regulation. Jason Thibodeau had two goals and team captain AJ Alfrey had one. The score remained knotted up in overtime at 3-3. Once in a shootout, it took a third goal from Jason Thibodeau to take the win. On Saturday night, the Bronchos outplayed the Naval Academy in every facet of play. "We outplayed Navy the entire game and played well as a team." Broncho Team Captain Matt

Cohn said. Mike Hazsto had two goals, and Erik Jansen and Jonathan Cannizzo each had one. Cohn injured his hip in the opening shift Friday night, but made several good observations of both the games and the experience. "The opportunity to play Navy was amazing," Cohn said. "Both nights, the McMullen Arena was packed. Fans were yelling, screaming and taunting all game long. It was great. A true college hockey experience and we shared it all as a team." Cohn wanted to make sure that the Naval Academy knew his gratitude. "I am so impressed with the Naval Academy and all the people that attend the college," Cohn said. "It is the ultimate sacrifice in life to devote your life to your country you love." "It really puts life in perspective," he said. "They are truly amazing and gifted individuals. God bless all

of them always! We toured the academy on Sunday and it was amazing. Thank you so very much to the United States Naval Academy for having us out and showing us a great weekend." The Bronchos now have a tougher task this weekend versus the fifth-ranked team in the nation: Iowa State. They came to Edmond earlier this season, handing the Bronchos a 4-2 defeat. Iowa State is arguably the team that sent UCO on a small slump where they posted a 3-6 record in their following nine games. However, the Bronchos are now on a 4-o run and are playing some great hockey. "These two wins (Navy) were a great moral booster as a team and we feel very confident going into play Iowa State this weekend," Cohn said. "We have not yet beaten Iowa State so we are going in there this weekend on a mission and a chip on our shoulders." "Iowa State is a well

rounded team with many strengths," he said "However, I feel our team matches up well against them and we are extremely able to come back to the OK state with two wins." Iowa a-great team, and very high nationallk ey are also exceptional at home, so the Bronchos have their work cut out for them. Every win counts towards the national competition, but Matt Cohn speaks for all the Bronchos and feels they are confident that they will make it. "In regards to Nationals, we feel confident we will be making an appearance and have just as good of a chance than anyone to win it all this year." â&#x20AC;˘ The Bronchos play Iowa State in Iowa on Friday and Saturday night. They then return to Oklahoma the following week for their Bedlam series against OU.

Central Oklahoma opened the 2009 tennis campaign with a split of two matches here Sunday, shutting out Newman 6-o before falling to Division I power Wichita State 7-0. The Bronchos won all three doubles matches and lost just three games in taking the first three singles

bouts t o end the dual with Newman early. Freshman Julia Shviadok had a 6-1, 6-1 rout at No. 1 singles, while Audrey Donovan rolled to a 6-0, 6-o shutout at No. 3 and Amy Cabato a 6-1, 6-0 romp at No. 5. Donovan dropped a marathon decision at No. 3 singles against the Shockers, falling 6-4, 4-6, 12-10 to Tonle Browning. "I was very proud of the

team's performance," UCO coach Natalya Smith said. "We like to win, but we're also not afraid of a challenge and our match against WSU was great preparation for the upcoming matches, "All of the girls showed great physical stamina and we will continue improving our game and our conditioning the next three weeks TM before the rest of the season kicks in." The Bronchos don't play again until hosting Cowley County Community College on Feb. 21.

Central Oklahoma's men stayed the same while the women moved up two spots in the NCAA Division II basketball natipnal rpolls that,, UCO's"men, 18-2 on the year and riding an eight-game winning streak, remained third in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Division II Coaches' Poll. The women, 16-3 and winners of six straight, came in 14th in the USA TODAY/ ESPN Division II Coaches' Poll. Both teams will be in action at home Wednesday, hosting Northeastern State for a Lone Star Conference North Division doubleheader. The women's game tips off at 6 p.m. at Hamilton Field House, with the men to follow at 8 p.m. ;

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Doubles: Audrey Donovan/Lacy Caldwell, UCO, def. Gabriella Balarin/ Christa Lawler, 8-2; Julia Shviadok/Elizabeta Abramovic, UCO, def. Megan Lowe/Emily Jones,

Sat., Feb. 7, 4 p.m.: Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.)

Wed., Feb. 11, 8 p.m.: East Central University (HOME) Sat., Feb. 14, 8 p.m.: Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, Okla.) Upcoming Games: Women's Basketball

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Julie Vo strikes the ball in March of 2008. 8-2; Julie Vo/Amy Cabato, UCO, def. Emily Gerber/ Dronhard, 8-0. Singles: . Shviadok, UCO, def. Balarin, 6-1, 6-1; Donovan, UCO, def. Jones, 6-o, 6-0; Cabato, UCO, def. Lawler, 6-1, 6-0.

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WSU, def. Amy Cabato/ Julie Vo, 8-2; Florentina Hanisch/Lenore Lazaroiu, WSU, def. Julia Shviadok/ Elizabeta Abramovic, 8-3. Singles: Egorova, WSU, def. Shviadok, 6-1 7-5; Delmacio, WSU, def. Vo, 7-5, 6-1; Browning, WSU, def. Donovan, 6-4, 4-6, 12-10; Hanisch, WSU, def. Caldwell, 6-2, 6-2; Lazaroiu, WSU, def. Cabato, 6-o, 6-2; Ferreira, WSU, def. Abramovic, 6-1, 6-1.

RICHARDSON, Texas -Central Oklahoma's Victor Driver was named Lone Star Conference North Division Player of the Week on Monday after sparking the Bronchos to a 90-75 win over Cameron last Victor Driver Saturday. The freshman guard from Edmond Santa Fe came off the bench to score 17 of his teamhigh 18 points in the second half against the Aggies while adding five assists and two steals in 29 minutes of action. Driver had scored just 15 total points in six previous games after being pulled out of redshirt status on Jan. 8, but he hit 6-of-9 shots-including 4- of-6 3-pointers-and both free throw attempts in the win over CU. The No. 3-ranked Bronchos, 18-2 on the year and 5-0 in the LSC North, take an eightgame winning streak into Wednesday's home game against Northeastern State.

Men stay No. 3 in poll, Women advance to No. 14

Upcoming Games: Men's Basketball

Women's tennis splits opening matches

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Sat., Feb. 7, 2 p.m.: Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.) Wed., Feb. 11, 6 p.m.: East Central University (HOME) Sat., Feb. 14, 6 p.m.: Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, Okla.)

March 4 -7: Lone Star Conference Tournament

NABC Men's Top 25 1. Findlay (Ohio) 2. LIU-C.W. Post (N.Y.) 3. Central Oklahoma 4. BYUltil awaii 5. Gannon (Pa.) 6. Southwest Baptist (Mo.) 7. Northern Kentucky 8. Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.) 9. South Carolina-Aiken 10. Christian Brothers (Term.) 11.Augusta State (Ga.) 12.Central Missouri 13. Bellarmine (Ky.) 14. Benedict (S.C.) 15. Armstrong Atlantic State 16. Southern Indiana 17. Georgia College & State 18. Claflin (S.C.) 19. Winona State (Minn.) 20. Florida Southern 21. Minnesota StateMankato 22. Arkansas-Monticello 23. Bentley (Mass.) 24. Stonehill (Mass.) 25. Catawba (N.C.)

ESPN/USA TODAY Women's Top 25 1.Alaska-Anchorage 2. California (Pa.) 3. Fort Lewis (Colo.) 4. Emporia State (Kan.) 5. Minnesota StateMankato 6. Northern Kentucky 7. Hillsdale (Mich.) 8. Michigan Tech 9. West Texas A&M to. Washburn (Kan.) 11.Stonehill (Mass.) 12. UC-San Diego 13. Indiana (Pa.) 14. Central Oklahoma 15.Tusculum (Tenn.) 16. District of Columbia 17.Francis Marion (S.C.) 18. Rollins (Fla.) 19. Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 20. Minnesota StateMoorhead 21. St. Mary's (Texas) 22. Lenoiâ&#x20AC;˘-Rhyne (N.C.) 23. South Carolina-Aiken 24. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 25. Delta State (Miss.)


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Lady Bronchos overcome mistakes to pull out win DENTON, Texas -Mallory Markus hit one of two free throws with 17.8 seconds left to give Central Oklahoma a 71-70 lead and the No. 16-ranked Bronchos held on for a tough Lone Star Conference North Division triumph over Texas Woman's here Monday night. Markus was fouled rebounding a TWU miss and the senior made the second charity toss to break a 70-70 deadlock The Pioneers had a chance at the end, but Jessica Dun missed an eight-foot jumper with four seconds remaining and time expired during a wild scramble for the rebound as UCO survived the upset bid. It was the sixth straight win for the Bronchos, who improved to 16-3 overall and 6-o in the LSC North. TWU fell to 10-9 and 1-5 with its fifth consecutive loss. "It wasn't pretty, but we pulled one out," said UCO coach Guy Hardaker, whose team hosts secondplace Northeastern State Wednesday. "We played pretty well for stretches, particularly in the first half, but we made a ton of mistakes and were fortunate to get out of here with a win."

point play with 5:31 remain- key at 2:30, but the Pioneers a steal. 37) into the break. layup and CCO surged to It was still a 12-point ing and UCO was up 11 (39 - closed the half with a 9-4 The game was tied at 27-15 advantage at the 8:12 9-all before Beaty put the mark on a Yarbrough layup cushion at 32-20 following 28) after Rose Anderson's run to get within six. Bronchos in front with a following a Courtney Allen Markus' conventional three- 3-pointer from the top of the

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The Bronchos overcame a 66-61 deficit down the stretch as TWU missed eight of its last nine shots of the contest. Traci Murphree made two free throws and pulled down two crucial rebounds in an 8-o run that gave UCO a 69-66 lead after a Cristina Yarbrough layup with 2:10 left to play. The Pioneers got two free throws at 2:06 to make it 69-68 and then Ashley Beckley made one of two foul shots for a 70-68 UCO lead at 1:26. TWU tied it on Durr's layup with i:o5 remaining and it stayed that way until Markus' game-winner. Yarbrough led the Bronchos with 17 points and seven assists as one of four players in double figures. Markus finished with 12 points and five assists, while Lizzie Brenner had io points, eight rebounds and four blocks and Krista Beaty 10 points and five boards. The Bronchos couldn't get untracked to start the second half, missing nine of their first io shots and turning the ball over nine times as TWU turned a 43-37 deficit into a 52 49 lead. Brenner broke a long drought with a layup at the 10:15 mark to make it 52-51, but TWU back with a 6-o run to seize its biggest lead at 57-51 with 9:32 to play. Beckley's inside bucket and a Beaty steal and driving layup pulled UCO within 59 - 57 at 8:40, with the Pioneers going ahead 64 -59 with 6:56 remaining and it was 66-61 at 5:55. UCO shot a sizzling 65 percent (17-of-26) in the opening half, but was plagued by 14 turnovers in taking a six-point lead (43 -

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The Vista Feb. 05, 2009  

The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.

The Vista Feb. 05, 2009  

The University of Central Oklahoma's student voice since 1903.