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Students to vote for change

If college students can increase their voter turnout by only 19 percent, 3.7 million voters will sound off for nationwide change. Register to vote. Use your voice.

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Our country is on the brink of massive change. A change that college aged voters can influence to see us through to the other side. We are clearly struggling. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how ill-prepared we are to handle disease nationally. Johns Hopkins University reports that the United States...

Could E-cig ban cost Trump the election?

Mark Asbrock, of Fairfield, Ohio, vapes while listening to speakers during a vaping advocates rally, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Derek Dophied, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

On Saturday, November 9 hundreds of members of the vaping community rallied to protest the impending flavored vape ban announced by President Trump. Protesters held signs stating, “Make America Vape Again” and broke into chants declaring, “We vape, we vote!” The electronic cigarette industry...

Joker shines a light on mental illness

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Derek Dophied, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Many columnists and news outlets have criticized Todd Phillips’ new film, Joker, as being a defensive flick of “white nationalism” and many have accused the film of inspiring gun violence and potential copy-cat killers, but I believe that the movie tells a different, more somber story to the averag...

Can they do that?

Can they do that?

Kelsey Janway, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

On Tuesday, January 22, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban. President Trump’s proposal banning the government from accepting transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S Military was came from President Trump's Twitter saying,...

Self defense is self care

Participants watched demonstrations on self defense techniques, then were asked to practice with partners.

Emily Dahl, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

The year of 2018 has been considered the year of women’s empowerment. There have been marches, slogans, and an increase in positivity regarding social equality for women. Women are gaining confidence and participating in more self care. Most women today keep up with various beauty blogs, health...

The Last Straw

Lots of colorful plastic straws with flexible bodies stuck together in a glass.

Brad Erwin, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

Recently, many large companies, most notably Starbucks, have taken actions against single0use plastic straws. On July 9, an article went up on Starbucks' website and stated, "It will phase out plastic straws from its more than 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020, a decision that will eliminate more than...

Editorial: Make education a priority

Oklahoma State Capitol, 22nd St. and Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma City

Kourtney Kaufman, Managing Editor

April 9, 2018

Thousands of teachers across the state of Oklahoma flooded the state capitol on Monday, April 2 as a part of a statewide teacher walkout. This occurred after state legislators passed a bill approving approximately a six thousand dollar raise for teachers and a one thousand raise for support staff. Should...

Gun control back in the spotlight

Guns and gun control debates have been thrown back into the spotlight after the recent school shooting in Florida.

Brad Erwin, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

An evil gunman killed 17 people on February 14, 2018, at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which reignited the debate of gun control in the United States. We can only feel bad for everyone impacted by this coward’s actions. It seems that with the whitehouse supporting some kind of gun control,...

President’s Corner

Southeastern President, Sean Burrage

Sean Burrage, President

March 6, 2018

On February 21, U.S. Senator James Lankford visited Southeastern for an informative session with students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate the senator taking time out of his busy schedule on a bad weather day to offer our campus community an opportunity to learn more about current events and the inner...

Editorial: Learning to argue

Kourtney Kaufman, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018

The weeks following the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead have been stock full of rhetoric in the media about gun reform and issues related to gun control in America and across the globe. These arguments have reduced many to name calling and a lack of consideration for others. The problem...

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