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Posted on September 20 at 1:03 p.m.Suggest removal
Good investigative report. It can be quite difficult to find things out about the OU Foundation. OU, being a public institution, has a responsibility not just to make money with its endowment, but to invest in a way that is beneficial to public interest.
Posted on March 8 at 2:27 p.m.Suggest removal
I appreciate the fact that the paper talks about stuff going on at the university and doesn't just regurgitate the same old AP story you can get from every other newspaper. This has been going on for years now and a lot of people care about it.
@esb1989It would not be a homosexual hallway. It would be a gender neutral hallway. The floor would merely be a choice for those who do not fit the gender binary you are trying to impose. It would have people from across the gender spectrum. Also freshman are forced to live in university housing; also people with certain scholarships must live in university housing; also some people wish to live on campus, but don't want to live in sex-segregated housing.
Posted on March 8 at 2:09 p.m.Suggest removal
Nothing stops people from having sex in the dorms now. Your argument is non-unique because people already have plenty of opportunity to (OH MY GOSH!) have sex. The way you prevent unwanted pregnancies is through sex education and making contraception available. But hey, your probably one of those crazy Santorum supporters who thinks birth control is wrong too.
Posted on March 8 at 12:11 p.m.Suggest removal
This is what a student newspaper should be doing: standing up for the rights of all students. Thank you.
Posted on March 5 at 2:38 a.m.Suggest removal
Way to be dismissive of democracy and have no idea what your talking about. Occupy Norman not only flyered and protested outside of the major wall street banks but has also occupied city council meetings and pushed for the city to move its financial operations to a local institution. We will continue to attack the problem from every angle.
@ simp9830Effective tax rates are pretty much even among all income groups. But disregarding that inconvenient fact.... just because someone pays a higher federal income tax doesn't entitle them to own the government. The whole point of democracy is one person one vote.
Posted on February 24 at 12:25 a.m.Suggest removal
I like how you can insult me by saying I have my parents pay for everything without knowing anything about me. There is an old saying, it goes something like "when you assume things, you make an ass out of you and me." If you must know, I pay for my school with a mix of scholarship, loan, and work. I love my parents and they have done a lot for me, but they do not contribute towards my tuition.
"....doesn't mean you need privileged people to help you" I hate to break it to you, but Pell grants are provided for by a Federal Income Tax, which is predominately paid for by an income tax collected from people of privilege. This is NOT a bad thing. Don't accept an ideological paradigm that tells you people of privilege have no responsibility to pay for education. But the article isn't about you and me (even though you feel it necessary to load every argument with an arrogant "I'm better than you" sentiment).
Indeed some of the author's points are extreme and sound far-fetched (IE: not knowing about nike shorts). But what's wrong with the article's larger point about class demarcation and the feeling of alienation it brings? I respect that fact that someone is willing to write about the subject, even if some of the specifics are a bit hyperbolic.
Posted on February 23 at 3:43 p.m.Suggest removal
"Don't call for other people to help you when you can easily help yourself."
I like how you can make such a statement, even after receiving the maximum amount of financial aid for your education.
I saw the author's article as merely pointing out that campus life is predominately organized around class, with the most common class represented on campus being upper-middle. The meritocratic myth that you expound has been well studied in the US and thoroughly debunked. Sure there are handful of cases of people coming from absolutely nothing and making it to the top without anyone's help. But for 94% of people coming from low income families, the lack of a safety net keeps them from success.
Posted on February 15 at 12:18 a.m.Suggest removal
Great article.... seems out of place among all the other crap the daily has been printing.
Posted on February 13 at 2:30 a.m.Suggest removal
At first I laughed, then I cried when I realized that this was a serious article. The hollow patriotism that you describe has permitted, even fostered, the greatest atrocities known to man.
Posted on February 7 at 2:33 p.m.Suggest removal
Great article. I experienced the same struggle between a desire for scholarship and meaningful activism.
For those interested, Occupy Norman is meeting in the Schooner Room of the Union, Thursday @ 7:00 PM.
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