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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


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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,...

Donald Trump, Sarah Palin Bring Energy to Tulsa Crowd

Donald Trump, Sarah Palin Bring Energy to Tulsa Crowd

Alex Merrifield

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It may have taken a while, but after a delay of over an hour, Donald Trump showed up to excite the crowd of around 15,000 at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center.  The presidential candidate excited the crowd for about an hour, also bringing in former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin who...

Teacher Shortage problems continue

Teacher Shortage problems continue

Zachariah Schelin

December 3, 2015


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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, 2015


Filed under Opinion

 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, 2015


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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, 2015


Filed under Opinion

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...

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