My Broken Freshman Year

NPR reports that most people who drop out of college do so in their first year. Sometimes I wonder how I wasn’t one of those people. I could go into detail about the lack of preparation high schools provide for the college experience or I could bring up examples of other countries with superior systems … Continue reading My Broken Freshman Year

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Oklahoma City Non-Profit Works To Connect Undocumented Students To Education

By SARAH HURD & SUZETTE GRILLOT • SEP 26, 2014 While Akash Patel was still a senior at the University of Oklahoma he embarked on a research project for class credit that turned into a career. “We found that there were a lot of immigrant students who were going through the public education system who … Continue reading Oklahoma City Non-Profit Works To Connect Undocumented Students To Education

Young Oklahomans Return To Their Farming Roots

The idea of local, sustainable food isn't new. It's pretty much the only way early settlers on the Oklahoma prairie didn't starve to death. But in the 21st century, everything from home gardens, to restaurants, to huge organic agribusinesses help pass the practices, and the connection between the land and the food that comes from it, … Continue reading Young Oklahomans Return To Their Farming Roots

The Complexities Of Free Speech On A University Campus

By SARAH HURD • JAN 2, 2015 SHARETwitter Facebook Google+ Email Painted text on the OU South Oval in late 2005. CREDIT NIK MADJAN / CREATIVE COMMONS The University of Oklahoma's South Oval is a place of almost constant activity. Students pass out pamphlets, write notices on the gray concrete in chalk, offer free food and drinks, and … Continue reading The Complexities Of Free Speech On A University Campus

Diplomat Hossein Mousavian Optimistic About Joint Future Of Iran And The West

By SARAH HURD & REBECCA CRUISE Ambassador Hossein Mousavian has been a key diplomat for Iran for the past quarter century. He represented the Islamic Republic in Germany from 1990 to 1997, and then took a post as the head of the Iranian National Security Council’s Foreign Relations Committee until 2005, where he served as … Continue reading Diplomat Hossein Mousavian Optimistic About Joint Future Of Iran And The West

The Dual Legacies of Sooner

Late last month, after extended discussion, the University of Oklahoma Student Congress officially recognized Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day on the University Campus. The vote was a victory for its sponsors, Indigenize OU, a group of four Native American student activists. The leader of the group is Masters student Ashley McCray. She's an … Continue reading The Dual Legacies of Sooner