Friday, April 19, 2019

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St. Patrick's Day makes no sense

Snakes to green beer: St. Patrick’s Day makes no sense

Exactly how we went from snakes being driven out of Ireland to green beer, I'm not sure. Frankly, St. Patrick's Day makes no sense....
OU tepee vandalism

What if social media captured 1994 OU tepee vandalism?

The spring air still felt a little like winter as five Indigenous students of the University of Oklahoma slept inside a tepee during the early...
Save the Egg

‘Save the Egg,’ or else how will the aliens get home?

While not quite an extraterrestrial spacecraft, the First Christian Church located at Northwest 36th Street and North Walker Avenue has always had a "building...
status of women

United Nations delegate looks at status of women in OKC

Women in Oklahoma City have a chance to push for change through filling out a survey created by Cheryl Pennington to determine the status of...
minstrel show

Blending Colors: Recalling a 1963 minstrel show in OKC

My sisters teased their hair, painted their faces black, their lips white. Faces like a black and white television set; Millwood Junior High School, northeast Oklahoma City, 1963. I...
Money is a necessary evil

In America, ‘money is a necessary evil’

Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus once said, “You must spend money to make money.” In other words, there is no taking without giving. For some...
Gun restaurant

New Gun restaurant has great name, but not for reason you...

This past week, plans for a new Japanese restaurant in the Paseo were unveiled. My first thought upon reading the news was, "Wow, this...
Cyberbullying

A tale of cyberbullying: NonDoc author mistaken for murder suspect

NAIROBI, Kenya — I laughed about it at first, brushing it off as another, if not bizarre, coincidence. But when a friend called me...
OKC City Council

Influx of youth begs important OKC City Council debate

After the OKC City Council elections this past week, I can't help but think about the very positive addition of new perspectives to our...
hip-hopvideo

Oklahoma hip-hop is today’s folk protest music

Folk music and hip-hop are typically presented at opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Folk conjures thoughts of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, or Joan Baez,...

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