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Teacher Shortage problems continue

Teacher Shortage problems continue

Zachariah Schelin
December 3
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It is a fact that Oklahoma's teacher shortage is a state-wide problem of recent years. While most see it as being relevant to teacher pay, it goes deeper than that, according to three Oklahoma state senators. "Teacher shortage is relevant to societal respect for teaching as a profession," State Senator...

Classic Album Review: Synchronicity

Classic Album Review: Synchronicity

Noah Estes
November 9
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 Synchronicity was the peak of The Police's career. The Police is a British rock band. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland formed the band. The band is regarded to be one of the first groups of the New Wave to achieve any mainstream success. The band has a large punk, reggae, jazz feel. The band...

Current Album Review: Chaos and the Calm

Current Album Review: Chaos and the Calm

Abby Turner
November 9
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James Bay is a 23 year old acoustic alt-pop artist from Hitchin, Hertsfordshire. Bay is easily compared to fellow British artists George Ezra and Ed Sheeran, with similarity in raw lyrics and a gravely, alluring voices. Bay released his debut album Chaos and the Calm in March of this year. The album ...

Classic Album Review: The Stranger

Classic Album Review: The Stranger

Noah Estes
October 22
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The Stranger by Billy Joel was the highlight of the amazing musician's career. Billy Joel was born in 1949 and lived in New York during his childhood. This area contributed immensely to his music style, which was jazz as well as blues, though he also added a pop-rock flare to his songs. Joel's father w...

Current Album Review: Four Pink Walls

Current Album Review: Four Pink Walls

Abby Turner
October 22
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Alessia Cara, a 19- year-old R&B-pop artist, just released her first EP* (extended play) on Aug. 26 of this year. Alessia Caracciolo, Cara for short, is originally from Brampton, Canada. Four years before Cara signed with a recording label, she made a singing cover video on YouTube. The cover...

Changes required for Oklahoma Education to survive

Changes required for Oklahoma Education to survive

Parker Acree
October 20
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Tax cuts will not fix any of our education problems. According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, Oklahoma will soon commence a new regulation stating students who do not pass a reading test in the third grade will be held back. This is a good way to keep students with learning deficits from passing...

Current Album Review: Badlands

Current Album Review: Badlands

Abby Turner
October 8
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Halsey is a 20-year-old, New Jersey-born techno alt-pop singer who recently came out with her first full length album, Badlands. Her vocal range and control is incredible considering how young she is. Halsey's sound is a mix of Lorde and Lana Del Rey with a techno beat behind her. Halsey is actually...

Classic Album Review: Led Zeppelin IV

Classic Album Review: Led Zeppelin IV

Noah Estes
October 8
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Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin is an album solidified in music history as one of the best albums of all time. Led Zeppelin was a British rock band from London, England. Led Zeppelin was very versatile as a band because they could go from singing folk rock to a more heavy metal sound. The band con...

Classic Album Review: Abbey Road

Classic Album Review: Abbey Road

Noah Estes
September 25
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Abbey Road by The Beatles, simply put, is a masterpiece. The Beatles were a '60s band who launched into greatness almost instantly. They have made one of, if not the biggest, impacts on music then and now. The British rock band out of Liverpool, England, consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartne...

Current Album Review: WILD

Current Album Review: WILD

Abby Turner
September 25
Filed under Opinion

Troye Sivan, a wildly successful South African Youtuber, actor, model, and singer, just released his sophomore album WILD. Sivan has over 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and posts videos ranging from comedy skits, challenges, and song covers, to collaborations. One collaboration with Tyler Oakley ev...

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