Obama sticks students with the tab

The college-rating system proposed by President Obama is designed to help students navigate their college options while decreasing the cost of higher education. Unfortunately his plan does not address the underlying problems faced by colleges and attempts only to relieve symptoms. Obama’s ranking system rates colleges based on tuition, student loan debt, and percentage of […]

Heightened awareness dosen’t guarantee increased saftey

Recent tragedies, threats, and attacks have garnered the attention of the nation. Whether it is the bombing of an iconic marathon, increased foreign nuclear danger, or non-passage of gun control laws in the wake of yet another school shooting, Americans are in turmoil. We are trying to make sense of crimes against humanity. We are […]

Obama Inaugural speech hits controversial points

President Barack Obama took his second Oath of Office on January 21, the celebration falling on the same day the nation was honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Obama took his oath upon both the Lincoln Bible and MLK Jr.’s bible, to honor men he has cited as influences upon his term as President. In a […]

2012 Election results

Election season is over! No more TV ads, phone calls or emails asking for support or donations. President Barack Obama was re-elected, but that wasn’t the biggest news of the night.  The presidential race was tight at the beginning and then widened at the end in the presidents favor. President Obama took home 303 electoral […]

How the presidential candidates weigh in

  Chelsea Ratterman Editor In Chief  How the presidential candidates weigh in Now that we have passed the convention stage, the candidates will be out in full force campaigning. The question most often asked is, how do they line up against each other? How they answer this question may be the deciding factor come November 6.

Pro Choice by principle

Chelsea Ratterman Editor in Chief Pro Choice by principle The GOP has attempted to draw in women voters, to close the gender gap that pushed President Obama to the 2008 win, but their recently reaffirmed views on women might make that gap grow even more. The platform the GOP approved calls for a constitutional amendment […]

Students to feel tuitions pinch

Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor It was recently announced that the interest rate on Stafford student loans could be expected to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent come July 1 with the expiration of a 2007 bill, unless action is taken. This could result in nearly $1,000 being added to payments of those receiving financial […]

Fallin snubs presidential visit

Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor Over spring break, Oklahoma had a very high profile visitor. President Barack Obama came to the state to address the Keystone XL Pipeline extension. The Pipeline would go through Cushing on its way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline has been a topic of contention for Congress and […]

Manners matter even for the governor

By:Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor Recently, President Barack Obama visited Oklahoma, and to the dismay of many of the state’s population, Oklahoma’s most important elected official, Gov. Mary Fallin, was not there to meet him. Her past remarks have shown certain displeasure with our president. Many believe that this may have been a deliberate snub to […]

Kony 2012 ignites armchair activism

By: Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor Activism has always been a part of human nature. Whether righting a wrong, helping someone or raising money for a worthwhile cause, there is always something for those who want to be involved. By definition, “activism” is the intentional effort to promote, impede or direct change, and comes in many […]