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Editorial: Value of CPR Training

Megan Hays
May 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Dun dun dun, staying alive, staying alive, dun dun, dun dun.” The late 1970s hit has recently been used to teach people the proper timing to do chest compressions as a life-saving action. The Oklahoma legislator's passed House Bill 1378 “Dustin Rhodes and Lindsay Steed CPR Training Act” that...

Sacrificing for Lenten

Alex Merrifield
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Over the next forty days until Easter on April 16, I along with hundreds of millions of Catholics around the globe will prepare for the resurrection of Christ and observe historic Lenten traditions, starting tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. Each year, Catholics during this time traditionally give something...

Personal views on the Grammy Awards

Sydney Early, Guest Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

How many times have artists accepted their GRAMMY in their underwear? As of last Sunday, the answer is one. How many artists have won a GRAMMY without being signed to a label? After last Sunday the answer is one. Grammy Sunday was eventful in every capacity and not short on surprises. The night kicked...

Album Review: No Plan- David Bowie

Album Review: No Plan- David Bowie

Noah Estes
January 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

One year ago, the world lost David Bowie. Bowie was a musical icon who influenced many artists.  On his birthday, Jan. 8 2015, Bowie released his final album, Blackstar. Two days later, Bowie passed away. New Bowie music was released Jan. 7 in honor of the upcoming anniversary of his passing and the ...

Billy Joel amazes at the BOK Center

Billy Joel amazes at the BOK Center

Noah Estes
November 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Nov. 11-Billy Joel performed at the BOK Center. This was Joel's first Tulsa performance since 2009. Beginning his recording career in 1971, Joel's first album was a commercial failure. Due to a production error, Cold Spring Harbor made Joel's voice sound high pitch. He has said that the original release ...

Election Day prediction

Election Day prediction

Alex Merrifield
November 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

 As Americans head to the polls today for one of the biggest and most talked up elections in history, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are sitting in New York, hoping that after going to so many events in swing states around the country that the hard work will pay off in their favor.   Curren...

SQ 779- State attempt to bandage a broken leg

Rachel Brown
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Oklahoma's budget deficit has caused tremendous cuts to public education- in fact Oklahoma leads that U.S. in cuts to education. According to Oklahoma Policy Institute, Oklahoma has cut over 20 percent of spending per student in the past six years. This state crisis led David Boren, University of...

An open letter to future student journalists

Megan Hays
November 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dear Future Journalists, I fell into journalism by accident. I liked to write, and I had an open hour. No other class has stressed me out more, but no other class has made me feel so invigorated. My adviser encouraged me to apply to a journalism camp that was in Washington D.C., a camp I assumed I woul...

Vote “Yes” on SQ 780

Alex Merrifield
November 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 8, voters will go to the polls for plenty of things, including the president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and much more. Most people may not be aware of some of the ballot issues such as State Question 780. State Question 780 is officially titled the "Oklahoma Reclassification of Some Drug and Proper...

Album Review: Revolution Radio- Green Day

Album Review: Revolution Radio- Green Day

Noah Estes
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

After four long years, Green Day is back with Revolution Radio released Oct. 7. In 2004 Green Day released their massive commercial success, American Idiot. The album was a concept album and called a punk rock opera. Due to the style of the album, it even received a musical reenactment of the story that...

Coldplay colors the BOK Center

Coldplay colors the BOK Center

Noah Estes
September 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Coldplay performed at the BOK Center on Aug. 25 on their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. Coldplay‘s success began with their first album, Parachutes, in 2000. Even after the release, many saw them as a trend that filled the void Radiohead had left when they began to move to a less radio friendly so...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers review

Parker Acree
May 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, by Dorothy Kingsley, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, was performed on May 6-8 by the BHS drama department. The play involves Adam Pontipee, played by Spencer Hayes, who sets into town to find a wife. Adam meets and marries a woman named Milly, played by Katie McCollum,...

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