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Stop whitewashing Michael Jackson

Joseph Fiennes portrays Michael Jackson in a now cancelled episode of Sky Art’s produced TV series, ‘Urban Myths.’ Photo courtesy of Sky Arts.

Maddison Poteet, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2017

Stop whitewashing Michael Jackson. Okay, but you say, “didn’t he literally whitewash himself?” And I hear you, with the whole skin bleaching, he-sculpted-his-face-to-have-white-features thing. But that does not give you, me, or some producer the authority to disregard his race. If you have...

Women in office after Hillary’s loss

Jerai Billy, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

In 1894 the first three women legislators elected to the Colorado State of House of Representatives, Ciara Cressingham, Carrie Holly and Frances Klock. There are seventeen women serving as presidents of senate and four women serve as speakers of state reprentatives. “According to the director of...

Gilmore Girls returns for a four part mini-series

Gilmore Girls

Haley Barnett, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

One of America’s most popular shows, Gilmore Girls, has been revived for “A Year in the Life” four part special on Netflix. The show aired in 2000 and ran for seven seasons. Fans across the world were heart broken when the mother-daughter duo left their television screen for good. The revival...

President’s Corner: Technology and communication – then and now

Southeastern president Sean Burrage addresses the crowd at SE Live, a new student recruitment event. Photo courtesy of Southeastern University Communications.

President Sean Burrage

November 17, 2016

The news that The Southeastern transitioned from a traditional printed newspaper to an online platform this semester gave me pause to think about just how much technology has changed our world over the last quarter-century. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and our primary means of...

Climate change and global warming

A polar bear stands atop an iceberg near the island of Spitsbergen, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Photo courtesy of National Geographic.

Zach Brittingham, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

Doesn’t the weather seem unusually hot for November? Our planet is warming up and temperatures are rising annually. Some people do not believe global warming is a real thing or that it is currently happening. However, substantial evidence has been recorded by leading researchers across the world...

Celebrities weigh in on the election

Celebrities are weighing in on this year's election. Photo courtesy of CNN.

Zach Brittingham, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

Everyone has an opinion on the presidential election. This year it seems that those opinions are intensified and more people are continually speaking up, including popular celebrities. In American culture in particular, people idolize celebrities so their opinion is going to not only resonate with...

Oklahoma’s Promise: an essential for many college students

Students may experience additional stress if coursework requirements increased. Photo courtesy of

Haley Barnett, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016

In today’s economy, a college education is not easy to come by without financial assistance. For students in low and moderate income households, the cost of a higher education can be a large barrier. Oklahoma’s Promise(OHLAP) made it possible for thousands of students to obtain a college degree,...

Are vaccinations worth it?

Vaccines are meant to protect the body from foreign pathogens and other threats but some think they may have some adverse effects. Photo courtesy of

October 4, 2016

Vaccinations have become increasingly newsworthy as of late, as research has been showing very negative effects of various vaccines in the medical world. Vaccines work to prepare the body for defense against foreign pathogens and other invaders. They function by using a dead or inactive antigen inputted...

Sean Braddy: a viable candidate for Oklahoma senator

Sean Braddy is currently running for Oklahoma Senator. Photo courtesy of

Ali Marts, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

Sean Braddy is running for Oklahoma senator. The difference in current senators and Braddy are their religious views. Oklahoma is a large part of the Bible Belt so Sean Braddy being openly atheist it is a big deal. Braddy said he grew up in the 1970s and saw the Ku Klux Klan and other white opponents...

State Question 791 proposes modern alcohol laws

Zach Brittingham, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

In Oklahoma A petition has begun to amend the current state legislation regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages.  The proposed amendment would basically allow any store that has a liquor license to sell higher percentage alcohol and to be able to sell those drinks every day of the year with the exceptions...

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