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Penny sales tax for education discussed on the November ballot

The penny sales tax increase hopes to increase funding in four areas. Photo courtesy of

Brittney Barr, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

It is no secret the state of Oklahoma has seen drastic changes this year with education funding. With many schools having to deal with large budget cuts, there has been a new proposal that hopes to help this problem. State Question 779, known as “The Oklahoma One Percent Sales Tax” is on the ballot...

Medical marijuana legalization in Oklahoma

Courtesy photo of NORML

J.D. Anteau, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016

Under Oklahoma state question 773, Oklahomans are trying to legalize medical marijuana including recreational and industrial use. Medical Marijuana use in the state of Oklahoma now means that only people with certain medical conditions, supervised by their healthcare provider, can use medical marijuana...

Cafeteria food: variety vs. cost

Yingjie Zhu, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016

For most students here, especially for freshmen, the cafeteria is a part of life. However, there are not many different types of food for students to choose from. For example, when a student goes to the cafeteria for breakfast, they could find an omelette with ham, spinach, cheese, and eggs. No matter...

Reasons to vote third party

Governor Gary Johnson, third party presidential candidate in the 2016 election. Photo courtesy of

Zach Brittingham, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

This year’s election is unlike any our generation has seen, filled with drama, mudslinging, and scandals. The top two candidates that we are told we can elect are Republican, Donald Trump and Democrat, Hillary Clinton . Neither of these candidates are appealing. Donald Trump is a bit of a loose...

Small town football traditions

Cameron Schuessler, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2016

It is Friday night and everyone is at the game. Even people who don't have kids in the game are there. High school football is a big deal. Guys that have been dreaming about playing on that field, in that stadium, in front of those people are finally getting to do it. In a lot of small towns, football...

Controversy over minimum wage

Ali Marts, Staff Writer

August 25, 2016

There has been a great deal of controversy over the minimum wage in the United States. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since July 24, 2009. Minimum wage was not invented to raise a family. It was to help people get started in the work force and they would eventually move up the ladder....

Celebrity Deaths

February 1, 2016

By Audrey Love   Death is one of the few things as human beings we can be certain of, and yet when someone whom we care about and love dies, it still has the power to surprise and even eviscerate us.   The recent passing of two beloved Brits, music legend David Bowie (Jones) and actor Alan...

How To Adult

February 1, 2016

By Audrey Love   That I would be assigned to write a “How to Adult” column is a bizarre notion, even to myself. I’m 23 years old and the connotation of the word “adult” is one I’m still seeking to define for myself.   For one, the notion of being an adult immediately signals...

‘Star Wars’returning to the big screen with high anticipation

November 7, 2015

by Alex Lehr   A long time ago, at various locations far, far away, a young director and screenwriter named George Lucas created a saga that revolutionized the science fiction genre forever. An infinitely expanding, unique story, “Star Wars” has blasted through the hyperspace of Skyriver and...

Politics vs. Humor

February 4, 2015

Madison Thames, Staf Writer The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, was an action packed film that brought a whole lot of laughs. However, it has also brought political controversy from its content. The controversy stemmed from the films characters main purpose, for Rogen and Franco to...

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