Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

Bowl awaits Hurricane.pdf

VIEWS: 36 PAGES: 10

									Sports                                                            Variety                                                                    Opinion
                                  Volleyball                                                            “Breaking Dawn”                                                              Internet
                                  concludes strong                                                      fulfills expectations,                                                       piracy act an
                                  season p. 4                                                           falls flat p. 6                                                              overreach p. 8




                                         a student newspaper of the university of tulsa                                                       december 6, 2011 issue 12 ~ volume 97




Bowl awaits Hurricane
                                                                                                                                                                                             Katlyn McGouran:
                                                                                                                                                                                             A commuter sena-
                                                                                                                                                                                             tor for SA, she is
                                                                                                                                                                                             sponsoring a bill
                                                                                                                                                                                             that would allow for
                                                                                                                                                                                             improvements in
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mabee Gym.



                                                                                                                                                                            SA to debate
                                                                                                                                                                            racquetball
                                                                                                                                                                            court
                                                                                                                                                                            renovations
                                                                                                                                                                              John Lepine
                                                                                                                                                                              Student Writer



                                                                                                                                                                            L    egislation to be introduced in
                                                                                                                                                                                 the Student Association Sen-
                                                                                                                                                                            ate this January would pave the
                                                                                                                                                                            way for a refurbishment of the
                                                                                                                                                                            racquetball and squash courts in
                                                                                                                                                                            Mabee Gymnasium, likely within
                                                                                                                                                                            a year of the bill’s passage.
                                                                                                                                                                               The “Taking Ownership” Rac-
                                                                                                                                                                            quetball and Squash Courts Res-
                                                                                                                                                                            toration Act, sponsored by Com-
                                                                                                                                                                            muter Senator Katlyn McGouran,
                                                                                                                                                                            cites several reasons to renovate
                                                                                                                                                                            the Mabee Gym facilities. The bill
                                                                                                                                                                            starts by noting the “poor condi-
                                                                                                                                                                            tion, especially in quality of floor-
                                                                                                                                                 Logan Miller / Collegian   ing” of the courts and muses that
Senior tight end Clay Sears comes up short on a pass that would have given Tulsa a necessary edge over the Houston Cougars early in the game. Tulsa eventualy fell to       without proper upkeep, the courts
undefeated Houston 48–16.                                                                                                                                                   could suffer the same fate as the
                                                                                                                                                                            defunct Mabee Pool.
Tulsa ends what will be                   disappointing 48–16 loss at home          downs, the game was effectively           C-USA championship on the line.                  Mabee Pool was permanently
remembered as a successful                to No. 8 Houston. The Golden              over by the start of the fourth quar-     Chapman Stadium was packed                    shut down in October 2010 “due
season with triumph over                  Hurricane (8–4) must now await            ter.                                      and excited but unfortunately the             to rising operational costs” of “the
                                          a bowl invitation that will decide           Tulsa had exactly 500 total            Hurricane was not able to provide             aging facility.”
UTEP and a painful loss to                where the team will end its season.       yards with 283 passing and 217            the win the fans so desperately                  The “Taking Ownership” Act,
rival Houston.                               On Nov. 19 the Hurricane trav-         rushing. G.J. Kinne had a stand-          wanted.                                       popularly known as “The Racquet-
                                          elled to the Sun Bowl to take on          out game going 19 for 25 pass-               Tulsa started out strong, leading          bill,” comes on the heels of statis-
  J. Christopher proCtor                  the UTEP Miners and emerged               ing with 33 yards rushing and all         for most of the first half, but Hous-         tical research conducted by Stu-
  Staff Writer                            victorious, keeping its perfect con-      of the team’s passing yards, three        ton pulled ahead with four min-               dent Association to determine the
                                          ference record intact. Tulsa had a        passing touchdowns and one rush-          utes till halftime and never looked           frequency of usage of the courts.

T   he University of Tulsa football
    team’s regular season came to
an end over Thanksgiving break
                                          relatively slow start, leading by
                                          only 29–15 at the half, but quickly
                                          jumped to a 50–15 advantage in
                                                                                    ing touchdown. Tulsa was also as-
                                                                                    sisted by interceptions by Shawn
                                                                                    Jackson and DeAundre Brown.
                                                                                                                              back. Tulsa remained within strik-
                                                                                                                              ing distance for the entire third
                                                                                                                              quarter but was forced to settle for
                                                                                                                                                                               In the space of one week, 36 re-
                                                                                                                                                                            spondents entered their names on
                                                                                                                                                                            a sign-up sheet posted in Mabee
with a 57–28 road win at the Uni-         the third quarter. Although UTEP             This win set up an epic matchup                                                      Gym. One third of the respondents
                                                                                                                                         See Football page 5
versity of Texas at El Paso and a         would score two more late touch-          against Houston with a spot in the                                                      said they used the courts weekly
                                                                                                                                                                            or more frequently, and the aver-
                                                                                                                                                                            age number of uses per week was



 Holiday movie season arrives
                                                                                                                                                                            three.
                                                                                                                                                                               Approximately 61 percent of
                                                                                                                                                                            users were TU students, along
                                                                                                                                                                            with 14 percent “staff,” 11 percent
                                                                                                                                                                            “guests,” six percent “alumni,”
New Years Eve, Holmes,                   kids, but are still smoking hot.           Heigl, Lea Michelle, Sarah Jessica        joins the cast as Sim, a Gypsy for-
                                                                                                                                                                            three percent “faculty,” and six
Mission Impossible 4 will all                                                       Parker and Sofia Vergara. How             tune teller who assists Holmes.
                                                                                                                                                                            percent unidentified.
                                         Release date: Dec 9                        they even fit that many names on             The movie jumps from England
premiere this winter.                                                                                                                                                          The Racquetbill gives Senate’s
                                         New Years Eve                              the posters is truly one of the mys-      to France to Germany and finally
                                                                                                                                                                            endorsement to the Student As-
                                         Christmas has “Love Actually.”             teries of the year. The details of the    to Switzerland, promising back-
                                                                                                                                                                            sociation Executive Committee’s
  Meredith neLson                        Valentine’s Day has “Valentine’s           plot are not terribly important.          drops that are as varied and dy-
                                                                                                                                                                            appropriation of up to $7000 for
  News Editor                            Day.” And New Year’s Eve is                                                          namic as the story itself.
                                                                                                                                                                            renovation, as well as a possible
                                         about to have “New Year’s Eve.”            Release date: Dec 16
                                                                                                                                                                            grand re-opening party and pur-

W
                                         Although director Garry Mar-               Sherlock Holmes: A Game of                Release date: Dec 21
       ith the semester winding                                                                                                                                             chase of racquets and balls that
                                         shall’s Americanized versions lack         Shadows                                   Mission: Impossible Ghost Pro-
       up, The Collegian stopping                                                                                                                                           students could rent for free. Nick
                                         the creativity and cleverness of the       Robert Downey Jr. returns for a           tocol
its presses until the new year and                                                                                                                                          Salis, associate director of athlet-
                                         original, no one can deny that the         second round as Sherlock Holmes.          Tom Cruise is back for the fourth
campus slowly becoming vacant                                                                                                                                               ics, administration and operations,
                                         premise of creating a movie solely         The 2009 version set up an in-            installment of the mega-popular
as many head home for the break,                                                                                                                                            said the quote to restore the five
                                         with the intent of maximizing the          evitable showdown between the             series in which the IMF is impli-
students may find themselves ex-                                                                                                                                            courts was $5930.
                                         number of big name stars on the            famous hero and his new nem-              cated in a bombing of the Kremlin
periencing the unusual sensation                                                                                                                                               Joe Schroeder, one of the stu-
                                         cast list has been a hit in the past.      esis Professor Moriarty, played by        and forced to go rogue.
of boredom.                                                                                                                                                                 dents who participated in the us-
                                            This one will include Robert            Mad Men’s Jared Harris. Jude Law             Your mission, should you
   Luckily, the holiday movie sea-                                                                                                                                          age survey, called racquetball “a
                                         DeNiro, Michelle Pheiffer, Hil-            and Rachel McAdams will also be           choose to accept it, is to make it
son provides plenty of promising                                                                                                                                            unique sport” and emphasized the
                                         ary Swank, Ashton Kutcher, Halle           back as Dr. Watson and Irene.             through this movie without think-
plotlines, as well as leading men                                                                                                                                           courts’ role as a recreational asset
                                         Berry, Jessical Biel, Jon Bon Jovi,           Noomi Rapace, who starred in           ing about how Tom Cruise is actu-
and ladies who may be old enough         Ludacris, Josh Duhamel, Zac Ef-            the original Swedish version of           ally the same age as your father.
to be the parents of college-aged                                                                                                                                                 See Racquetbill page 3
                                         fron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine           “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,”




  weds:                                                    Fri 12/16:                                                                                               FRi 12/30:
  Course evaluations close                                 Last day to turn in Food for Fines                                                                       Armed Forces Bowl

  All students are asked to participate in                 Those with overdue library fines can                                                                     Tulsa will take on the Brigham
  course evaluations, which will close at                  pay them off by donating canned                                                                          Young University Cougars during
  11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. To access                       foods to McFarlin Library’s Food for                                                                     the Armed Forces Bowl. Kickoff
  the form, select “Technology” from the                   Fines campaign. All the food do-                                                                         is at 11:00 a.m. and the game
  menu at the very top of TU’s home page                   nated during the drive will be given                                                                     will be broadcast on ESPN. The
  at www.utulsa.edu and select “Course                     to the Kendall Whittier Emergency                                                                        game will be played at Gerald J.
  Evaluations” from the “myTU Essentials”                  Food Pantry. One can of food will                                                                        Ford Stadium on the campus of
  list. All evaluations are anonymous.                     pay off one dollar in fines.                                                                             Southern Methodist University.
6 DECEMBER 2011                                     NEWS                                 THE COLLEGIAN : 2




                          May 2012 Graduates
                  Nominate a Secondary School Teacher
                      For The Prize for Inspiration
           Here’s how to nominate a high school teacher who inspired you:

           1. Nominations may be made by any undergraduate who expects to
              graduate in May, 2012.

           2. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on December 7, 2011 and should be
              sent to the Dean’s
              office of the College in which the graduating senior is enrolled via e-
              mail as follows:

                      College of Arts and Sciences: Stephanie-Boulden@utulsa.edu
                    College of Business Administration: Chante-clarkson@utulsa.edu
                   College of Engineering & Natural Sciences: Dottie-Smith@utulsa.edu

            3. Teachers selected will receive a $2,000 award and their high
               schools will receive $1,000. The teachers will be recognized during the
                May commencement ceremony.
                High school teachers throughout the USA are eligible.

             4. Students whose nominated teachers are selected will receive $500.

                       information including the nomination criteria go to the
             5. For more
                  Student Affairs website:
                             http://www.utulsa.edu/studentaffairs.




           Hertz on Demand
          Have a drivers license, but need a car?
     You could be driving this:
                                                                 From now until Dec.
                                                                 31, reserve this FORD
                                                                 ESCAPE located
                                                                 ON CAMPUS for only
                                                                 $6.00 per hour!


                                                This includes:
           There is NO                              GAS
           MEMBERSHIP                               INSURANCE
           FEE, only pay                            GPS
           when you drive!                          24/7 Roadside Assistance
     Visit www.hertzondemand.com/universityoftulsa/ to sign up!
                                   New members please allow advanced time for processing.
     Student Association wishes you a fun and safe holiday!
THE COLLEGIAN : 3                                                                           NEWS                                                                               6 DECEMBER 2011
                                                                               an undergraduate research proj-         of chemical engineering. This se-         From Racquetbill on cover
                                                                               ect and participate in engineering      mester, Kightlinger has taken the
                                                                               mission trips, all while studying       reins on his own project, optimiz-       for TU, especially in the colder
                                                                               his favorite sciences, biology and      ing algae as an extract media as         months. “I’m shocked that a re-
                                                                               chemistry.                              an alternative to yeast extract me-      pair of the courts could be accom-
                                                                                  Kightlinger currently steers         dia, a common laboratory supply          plished for such a small sum and
                                                                               two research projects. The first is     for bacteria and microorganism           I certainly hope that the university
                                                                               the Solar Shower project for TU’s       growth. Algae could be superior to       continues to invest in its existing
                                                                               chapter of Engineers Without Bor-       yeast in several ways.                   facilities.”
                                                                               ders. Kightlinger and his team are         Johannes spoke highly of Kight-          Schroeder’s brother Ben Schro-
                                                                               challenged with making a simple         linger. “He impressed me immedi-         eder also participated in the sur-
Sophomore Weston                        Kightlinger is already following a     and inexpensive water heating           ately with his enthusiasm and will-      vey, adding that “$5000 out of a
                                        successful path as an undergradu-      system that uses solar energy. The      ingness to tackle new challenges,”       $500,000 annual SA budget seems
Kightlinger participates in                                                                                                                                     like a small price to pay.”
                                        ate researcher.                        design is a PVC pipe painted black      he said. “Weston has proven to
multiple research projects to              Growing up, Kightlinger’s in-                                                                                           The bill, which will be intro-
                                                                               and surrounded by soda bottles,         be a dedicated and insightful un-
reach his goal of becoming              tellectual and athletic abilities      which creates a greenhouse that         dergraduate researcher and I look        duced in Senate at the beginning
a biomedical engineer.                  helped him achieve honors such         rapidly heats water without any         forward to witnessing his further        of the spring semester, must pass
                                        as six-time varsity letterman, vale-   energy costs.                           development as a scientist and en-       through committee before being
  WiLL Lepage                           dictorian and Eagle Scout. For col-       Kightlinger has already made         gineer in the coming years.”             put to a majority vote before the
  Student Writer                        lege, however, Kightlinger knew        two trips to Cotani, Bolivia, to           In 10 years, Kightlinger dreams       Senate body. Students interested
                                        he wanted to find his kind of suc-     share the Solar Shower project          of working for a biomedical firm         in the issue are encouraged to
For Weston Kightlinger, success is      cess by getting involved outside       with the villages and educate them      and possibly developing an elec-         contact their representative Sena-
developing and using one’s God-         the classroom and “not getting         on its construction, function and       trochemical system to counteract         tors, whose email addresses can be
given gifts to make an impact that      crushed by the academics alone.”       benefits.                               seizures. However for Kightlinger,       found at www.utulsa.edu/sa. State-
reaches beyond one’s personal              Kightlinger selected the Uni-          Kightlinger also conducts re-        his ambitions simplify into one          ments of support or disapproval
boundaries. A sophomore pre-            versity of Tulsa because he could      search under the direction of Dr.       equation—success equals helping          can be sent to all of Senate at
med chemical engineering major,         play percussion in the band, start     Ty Johannes, assistant professor        people.                                  sa-senate@utulsa.edu.

                                                                               Bashar Al-Assad to step down.           more frequently. He also wants to        meant for only Afghani targets.

Eye on the world:                                                                 Iran has also been implicated
                                                                               in the uprisings as a financial and
                                                                               arms supplier to the Assad regime.
                                                                                                                       have the 17 eurozone governments
                                                                                                                       work under a new system where
                                                                                                                       they forfeit their veto rights in pol-
                                                                                                                                                                   Ongoing retaliation for the at-
                                                                                                                                                                tack include a blockade of neces-
                                                                                                                                                                sary NATO supplies from leaving
                                                                               William Hague, Britain’s foreign        icy-making.                              Pakistan, the end of U.S. use of a
                                                                               secretary, stated that “there is a         Although there are critical dif-      Pakistani airbase and the boycot-
                                                                               link between what is happening          ferences in how France and Ger-          ting of the upcoming international
                                                                               in Syria and what is happening in       many, the leaders of the EU fi-          meeting about Afghanistan in
                                                                               Iran.”                                  nancial and political reviews, the       Bonn, Germany.
                                                                                  Britain and other EU nations         countries are also determined to
                                                                               have become increasingly wary of        “make proposals to guarantee Eu-           South America
                                                                               Iran’s presence in Syria, including     rope’s future.”
                                                                               the 300–400 Iranian revolutionary                                                PERU
                                                                               guard personnel stationed in the          Asia
                                                                               country.                                                                         The burgeoning carbon offsetting
                                                                                  Evidence of a civil war included     PAKISTAN                                 market in rainforest rich countries
                                                                               the increased violence as well as                                                such as Peru has made them the
                                                                               the resolutions by the Free Syr-        Pakistan’s military commanders           new global centers of “carbon pi-
  Jinan eLsabbagh                       Gbagbo’s opponent and current          ian Army and the Syrian National        including General Ashfaq Kay-            racy.”
  Student Writer                        president, may have some his forc-     Council, the strongest opponents        ani, Pakistan’s army chief, have            NGOs, banks, conversational-
                                        es investigated for similar actions    to the regime. They have officially     ordered Pakistani troops to return       ists are all vying to gain a piece
  Africa                                against Gbagbo’s supporters.           proclaimed that they will resort to     fire if a NATO attack recurs. This       of this market by paying the host
                                           Those close to the case assert      “armed resistance” but only at a        order has increased tension on the       country for providing these com-
IVORY COAST                             that the “prosecution wanted to        defensive capacity while they had       Afghanistan-Pakistani border.            panies and groups with carbon
                                        avoid naming other suspects for        previously remained largely com-           In a statement to be read and         offsetting shares. However, the
Former Ivory Coast President Lau-       fear that they would go into hid-      mitted to peaceful protests.            publicized in Urdu, the country’s        majority of indigenous people in
rent Gbagbo has been expedited to       ing,” hence the overall ignorance
                                                                                                                       primary language, Kayani asserts,        the region are being pressured to
The Hague after the International       of who in the government will be
                                        implicated.
                                                                                 Europe                                “I have very clearly directed that       sign agreements against their in-
Criminal Court issued a warrant                                                                                        any act of aggression will be re-        terests and have been consulted
for his arrest.                                                                FRANCE                                  sponded to with full force, regard-      after projects have been initiated.
   After 10 years as president,           Middle East                                                                  less of the cost and consequences.”         The agreements have also been
Gbagbo formally lost last year’s                                               President Nicolas Sarkozy has re-       This statement will also transform       written in English instead of Span-
election and nearly instigated a        SYRIA                                  vealed his plans to save the euro       the more than 100,000 troops sta-        ish. Moreover, the population has
civil war when he refused to step                                              and the European Union from total       tioned along the border from coun-       not been adequately represented
down. The ICC claims that be-           Navi Pillay, the United Nations        collapse. German Chancellor An-         terinsurgents to border patrolmen.       in the global carbon-trading meet-
tween November and April more           Human Rights Commissioner, be-         gela Merkel will be flying to Paris        The NATO attack that sparked          ings that have allowed more than
than 3,000 people were killed,          lieves Syria has officially transi-    in order to reach a compromise          this ultimatum killed 24 Pakistani       35 carbon-offsetting projects to be
countless numbers were raped and        tioned from revolution to outright     with Sarkozy in time for the EU         soldiers who were located 300 me-        set up in the seven million hectares
tortured. Gbagbo allegedly hired        civil war.                             Summit next week.                       ters inside Pakistan’s undisputed        of Peruvian rainforest. Of these 35
mercenaries and security guards to         The rising death toll, now es-         This plan and the summit are         territory.                               projects only 11 have been ap-
help him keep his office.               timated at more than 4,000, has        reportedly the last chance for the         This fact alone caused Paki-          proved by the Peruvian govern-
   The ICC’s prosecution may also       increased pressure from the Eu-        collapsing EU and euro. Among           stani officials to dispel any claims     ment, signifying possible abuse.
be indicting members of Gbagbo’s        ropean Union, Arab League and          his reforms, Sarkozy wants the Eu-      by NATO and American forces
government. Alassane Ouattaram,         the United Nations on President        ropean Central Bank to intervene        that the attack was accidental and

                                        The officer observed the driver                     Nov 13                     conducting a welfare check of an         on Florence Ave. The vehicle also
                                        hold his arm up and wave. The                                                  apartment. Officers located a stu-       failed to stop at two stop signs.
                                                                               4:28 a.m.
                                        driver failed to stop at two more                                              dent hiding in a closet of a bed-        Officers made contact with the
                                                                               Officers on patrol responded to
                                        stop signs before leaving campus.                                              room. It was discovered that the         student and the student stated that
                                                                               a noise complaint in USA-West
                                        The officer was able to positively                                             student was under the age of 21          he was driving in that manner be-
                                                                               apartments. Upon arrival, officers
                                        identify the driver and the vehicle.                                           and under the influence of alcohol.      cause he had to use the restroom.
                                                                               could overhear noise from within
                                        The information was recorded and                                               A PSM was contacted. The stu-
                                                                               an apartment. Officers made con-
             Nov 6                      contact was made with the driver                                               dent was released to his room in                     Nov 28
                                                                               tact; however, none of the oc-
11:57 p.m.                              at a later time.                                                               Fisher. A short time later, officers
                                                                               cupants were registered tenants.                                                 4:09 a.m.
Officers responded to a noise com-                                                                                     responded to a noise complaint in
                                                                               Contact was made with the resi-                                                  Dispatchers on duty were moni-
plaint in Norman Village. Upon          7:55 p.m.                                                                      the suite involving the same stu-
                                                                               dents of the apartment. Upon their                                               toring the closed circuit security
arrival, officers overheard a large     Officers responded to a fire alarm                                             dent.
                                                                               arrival, officers detected an odor of                                            cameras and observed a single ve-
group inside of an apartment yell-      at John Mabee Hall. Upon arrival,
                                                                               burnt marijuana about the persons.                                               hicle accident on university owned
ing loudly. Upon contact, the resi-     officers observed that two pull sta-                                           8:42 p.m.
                                                                               The students denied smoking mar-                                                 property. An officer was dis-
dent stated that it was a relative’s    tions had been pulled.                                                         An officer was dispatched to file a
                                                                               ijuana. A further search revealed                                                patched and emergency services
birthday and they were singing.                                                                                        report of lost keys. A student stat-
                                                                               the students had been smoking and                                                were contacted. Officers assessed
Due to quiet hours, all guests were     8:57 p.m.                                                                      ed that he used his keys in Mayo
                                                                               marijuana and drug paraphernalia                                                 the accident and no injuries were
asked to leave. A total of 52 guests    Officers responded to the re-                                                  Village and rode to the bike shop.
                                                                               were recovered.                                                                  reported. The driver was a non-
vacated the apartment.                  port of a domestic disturbance in                                              He later returned to his apartment
                                                                                                                                                                student and there was no damage
                                        Mayo Village. Upon arrival, of-                                                and could not locate his keys.
                                        ficers overheard a male and a fe-                   Nov 14                                                              to university property.
             Nov 8                      male yelling and screaming in an       1:41 p.m.                                            Nov 22                      12:33 p.m.
1:09 p.m.                               aggressive manner. Contact was         Officers responded to a noise com-
An officer responded to the com-                                                                                       10:51 p.m.                               An officer on patrol was dis-
                                        made with the occupants of the         plaint in Mayo Village. Contact
plaint of a harassing phone call                                                                                       Officers on patrol responded to re-      patched to ACAC to the report of
                                        apartment and the student was bel-     was made with the resident of the
to a secretary in Chapman Hall.                                                                                        port of an unlawful entry into an        an ill student. Upon arrival, the
                                        ligerent and uncooperative with        apartment. During the conversa-
While on the call, the security of-                                                                                    apartment in Lorton Village. Upon        officer spoke with witnesses and
                                        officers. The female was also not      tion, the resident stated that he
fice switchboard operator received                                                                                     arrival, officers spoke with the re-     determined that the student passed
                                        willing to cooperate with security.    suspected his downstairs neighbor
a call from the same person with                                                                                       porting party who stated that she        out. EMSA was contacted and the
                                        The PSM was contacted and spoke        called security and stated that he
similar profanities and political                                                                                      was in her bedroom and heard the         student was transported to Hill-
                                        with the subjects. Both parties re-    was going to go talk to them. Offi-
threats not relating to the univer-                                                                                    front door open. As she entered the      crest.
                                        fused to contact TPD.                  cers advised him not to contact the
sity. Officers were able to trace the                                                                                  living area, two white males ran
                                                                               neighbor. After leaving the area,
source of the call and recorded the                  Nov 9                     officers were dispatched back to
                                                                                                                       back out of the door. She did not                    Nov 29
name, address and telephone num-                                                                                       recognize either person.
                                                                               the location to the report that the                                              11:50 p.m.
ber of the person calling. The in-      3:00 a.m.
                                                                               neighbor was harassed by the stu-                                                Officers observed a Blue Buick
vestigation is ongoing.                 Officers responded to a noise com-
                                                                               dent. Officers again made contact                    Nov 27                      Century bearing Oklahoma tag
                                        plaint in Mayo Village. Upon ar-
                                                                               with the student.                       8:00 p.m.                                number 197-FQV. This vehicle
1:55 p.m.                               rival, contact was made with the
                                                                                                                       Officers on patrol responded to a        was observed driving around
An officer was dispatched to Sam-       reporting party who stated that the
                                        noise was not voices or music but                   Nov 15                     report of a vehicle burglary. Upon       Mayo Village without their head-
son Plaza on report of a damaged                                                                                       arrival, officers met with the re-       lights on. The vehicle was oc-
man-hole cover. The cover belongs       sounded like running and jumping.      4:43 p.m.
                                                                                                                       porting party who stated that she        cupied by four subjects. Officers
to the City of Tulsa. The Physical      Officers were unable to verify the     An officer on patrol was dis-
                                                                                                                       returned from break to find her car      attempted to stop the vehicle but
Plant was on scene to resolve the       noise or locate a possible source.     patched to 8th Street near Mabee
                                                                                                                       had been broken in to. She report-       they left the campus property at a
situation.                                                                     Gym to file a report of a single
                                                                                                                       ed a missing GPS and damage to           high rate of speed. It is unknown
                                        4:30 p.m.                              golf cart accident. Upon arrival,
                                                                                                                       the console. There are no suspects       what their intentions were.
1:41 p.m.                               An officer was dispatched to           contact was made with the driver
                                                                                                                       at this time. A copy of this report
While on routine patrol, an officer     meet with a student who discov-        of the golf cart who stated her foot
                                                                                                                       has been sent to Housing and Stu-        Students are encouraged to be
observed a vehicle driving at an        ered damage to her vehicle that        slipped off of the brake and the
                                                                                                                       dent Affairs.                            observant and report any sus-
excessive speed on 8th Street. The      had been parked in the Reynolds        cart struck a light pole.
                                                                                                                                                                picious activity to security 918-
vehicle failed to stop at one stop      Lot. Upon contact, the damage
                                                                                                                       8:15 p.m.                                631-5555, and do not become
sign. The officer initiated a traffic   was documented and the area was        1:33 a.m.
                                                                                                                       An officer on patrol observed a ve-      victims.
stop, but the student failed to stop.   searched. There were no vehicles       After performing a party shut-
                                                                                                                       hicle driving at a high rate of speed
                                        with consistent damage in the area.    down, officers on patrol were
6 DECEMBER 2011                                                                                                                                                                                           Sports                                                                                     THE COLLEGIAN : 4


   Exciting season ends with major upset                                                                   was on its way to the best season in the                                                                 C-USA teams. Tulsa’s coaching staff seems              very different in the coming years. Houston,
Southern Miss’s unexpected victory
                                                                                                           school’s history. Houston lost not only the                                                              stable this year, but other conference power-          SMU and UCF are all currently included in
over Houston closes out what has                                                                           conference championship, but also the op-                                                                houses are not so lucky.                               a discussion with the Big East that would
been an exciting season.                                                                                   portunity to play in the Sugar Bowl, likely                                                                 Houston’s coach Kevin Sumlin is ru-                 expand the conference westward to include
                                                                                                           against the Michigan Wolverines.                                                                         mored to be heading to Texas A&M to                    powers like Boise State. East Carolina has
                                                                                                             The loss also means that Houston failed                                                                replace Mike Sherman, while Southern                   also openly stated that it wants to join the
    J. Christopher proCtor                                                                                 to earn $17 million that the conference                                                                  Miss’s head coach Larry Fedora has been                Big East while Memphis has been consider-
    Staff Writer                                                                                           would have received had it fielded a team in                                                             mentioned for the opening at Arizona State.            ing an expansion based on the success of its
                                                                                                           a BCS game. This money would have been                                                                   June Jones of SMU has also been mentioned              basketball team.
                                                                                                           split between the 12 member schools, assur-                                                              in relation to the Arizona State job and may              If this mass move came to pass, Tulsa
The Conference USA season ended this                                                                       ing over a million dollars per school. Had                                                               also be considered at UCLA. On the other               would be left in a thoroughly depleted
week with No. 24 Southern Mississippi                                                                      Southern Miss not suffered an upset of its                                                               side of the conference, Memphis, Tulane                C-USA without its best competition and re-
routing No. 6 Houston 49–28, ending the                                                                    own a few weeks ago at UAB it would likely                                                               and UAB have all released their head coach-            cent rivals. Luckily, the expansion deal is
Cougars’ dreams of a perfect season and                                                                    be BCS-bound, but its two losses proved too                                                              es after sub-par seasons.                              far from done and there is still a chance for
BCS bowl. This was the first C-USA cham-                                                                   costly to warrant a Sugar Bowl appearance.                                                                  Finally, although rumors of conference              Tulsa to get into the action and a move into
pionship for Southern Miss and is an espe-                                                                   Also, with the end of the season comes                                                                 realignment have calmed as of late, there              a stronger, more financially sound confer-
cially painful loss for a Houston team that                                                                a new round of coaching changes for                                                                      is still a chance that the C-USA will look             ence.




 Volleyball season comes to strong close                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   refused to budge on its own home court.
Volleyball worked hard to finish out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           USC finished the game with a decisive 3–0
the season with an excellent record
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           win (10–25, 20–25, 19–25). Tulsa Head
of 28–7.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Coach Steven McRoberts voiced his respect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for “USC’s absolute ability to not make any
    LuCas forsythe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mistakes for a whole set.”
    Managing Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The outlook was grim after the initial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           25–10 loss in the first set, but the Hurricane
The Conference USA champs defeated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           picked up its game and refused to go down
Oklahoma in the first round on Dec. 2., but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           without a fight, narrowing the gap with the
finally concluded its exemplary season on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Trojans to as little as three points. Tulsa hit
Dec. 3 in the second round against No. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .158 as a team against USC which hit .372.
University of Southern California.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Culbertson picked up yet another double-
   The first round victory against OU was no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           double (her 14th of the season) with 12 kills
doubt a season highlight for Tulsa veterans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and 14 digs, Henderson took 10 kills, and
who found themselves in an eerily familiar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Silva and Adams tallied 19 and 13 digs, re-
contest, as the Sooners were the ones who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           spectively.
shut down the Hurricane’s short bout in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Despite Saturday’s unfortunate conclu-
the NCAA tournament last year. This time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sion, the Tulsa athletes can finally look
around, the girls finished the game with a                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo courtesy tulsahurricane.com   back on a long and memorable season. The
decisive 3–1 win (25–22, 18–25, 25–22,                                                                     The Hurricane volleyball team celebrates victory over Oklahoma. TU finished their season with a 28–7 record.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           women hold the C-USA title for the second
25–19).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    187) with 69 kills, 63 assists, seven service          year in a row and concluded their season
   The whole team demonstrated stellar ath-                                                                the ball away. I know that if I get blocked,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    aces, 72 digs and two blocks.                          with a 28–7 record.
leticism highlighted by junior hitter Tyler                                                                it’s not going to affect me emotionally, I’m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Despite the team’s historical perfor-                  Tulsa’s next year looks bright as well.
Henderson’s 30 kills and sophomore Kellie                                                                  going to go out there and fight as hard as I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mance, there was little time to celebrate Fri-         The team will retain the majority of its start-
Culbertson’s double-double with 17 kills                                                                   can.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    day night as Tulsa prepared for the ominous            ers. McRoberts has clearly proven himself
and 15 digs.                                                                                                  Senior Kelsey Hancock also put up 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    showdown with USC. The Hurricane put up                as a head coach who will continue to guide
   After the game, Henderson said, “I was                                                                  kills and juniors Jessica Adams and Diana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a respectable fight, but the scoreboard held           his athletes to great things. Tulsa volleyball
just really calm and relaxed out there. I                                                                  Silva combined for 35 digs (20 and 15, re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    few surprises as the No. 1-ranked opponent             fans can look forward to a promising future.
just know that I’m going to go up and put                                                                  spectively). The Hurricane hit .235 (69–25–


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Reynolds receives giant scoreboard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students should expect to see huge                     tem will be changed out for state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    changes to the Reynolds Center                         replacements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The new $2 million scoreboard was made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when they return from winter break
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           possible by a donation from ONEOK. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    next semester.                                         sideline panel will be 30 feet long and 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           feet high with the endzone screens measur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      staff report                                         ing 15 feet by 10 feet. For comparison, the
                       University of Tulsa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 current video board in Reynolds measures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Reynolds Center will be getting a new              only 7 feet by 9 feet.


              Fall Term 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    high tech scoreboard over Christmas break.                The screen will use an extremely high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The new centerpiece is expected to be one              definition six-millimeter pixel technology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of best in the nation.                                    The scoreboard is set to be unveiled at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       On Dec. 7, after the men’s basketball               fall graduation on Dec. 17 and will be fully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    team’s contest against the Wichita State               broken in by a basketball double header lat-
                                                Final Exam Date                                                                        Finals Time                                                                  Shockers both the scoreboard and audio sys-            er that evening.
                                                Normal Class Time

                                                Dec 8, Thursday                                                                        9:00-11:25
                                                10:00 MWF
                                                                                                                                       1:00-3:25
                                                1:00 MWF
                                                Dec 9, Friday                                                                          9:00-11:25
                                                9:00 MWF
                                                                                                                                       1:00-3:25
                                                2:00 MWF
                                                Dec 12, Monday
                                                9:30 TTH
                                                                                                                                       9:00-11:25                                                                                                                   Dec 7
                                                                                                                                       1:00-3:25
                                                3:30 TTH                                                                                                                                                               M Basketball                         v. Wichita State                           7 p.m.
                                                Dec 13, Tuesday                                                                        9:00-11:25
                                                8:00 TTH
                                                                                                                                       1:00-3:25                                                                                                                   Dec 10
                                                12:30 TTH
                                                Dec 14, Wednesday
                                                11:00 TTH
                                                                                                                                       9:00-11:25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W Basketball                         at Arkansas State                          3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       1:00-3:25
                                                2:00 TTH
                                                Dec 15, Thursday                                                                       9:00-11:25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dec 17
                                                11:00 MWF
                                                                                                                                       1:00-3:25                                                                       M Basketball                         v. UT Arlington                            6 p.m.
                                                8:00 MWF
                                                The following classes will meet for final examinations at the time scheduled for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W Basketball                         v. Grambling State                         8 p.m.
                                                MWF classes:

                                                1.One and two hour classes meeting days other than Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dec 19
                                                2.Classes meeting for four or five days a week.
                                                Final examinations for classes meeting after 3:00 p.m. or that do not fit into the                                                                                     M Basketball                         v. Creighton                               7 p.m.
                                                schedule above will occur as specified by
                                                individual instructors during the regularly scheduled meeting times in final
                                                examination week.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dec 20
                                                Students who have more than 2 final examinations on the same day may appeal
                                                to their Academic Dean to request rescheduling.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W Basketball                         at TCU                                      6:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dec 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W Basketball                         v. Nebraska-Omaha                          6 p.m.
                                                                                                                            4 a.m. weekdays &                                                                          M Basketball                         v. Mercer                                  8:30 p.m.
                                 Open Late                                                                                   5 a.m. weekends
   © 2011 Taco Bell Corp.                                                                                                                             Credit cards and hours may vary by participating locations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dec 30
 BURRITO SUPREME®                                                              Mexican Pizza                                                  Nachos BellGrande®                                                       Football                              v. BYU                                    11a.m.
   FOR                                                               FOR                                                                  FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dec 31


         1.99 1.99 1.99
   ONLY                                                              ONLY                                                                 ONLY



$                                                                   $                                                                   $                                                                              M Basketball                         at TCU                                     6 p.m.

 Excludes chicken and steak products. Please present
                                                             PLUS
                                                             TAX
                                                                    Excludes chicken and steak products. Please present
                                                                    coupon when ordering. Limit one coupon per person
                                                                                                                                PLUS
                                                                                                                                TAX
                                                                                                                                        Excludes chicken and steak products. Please present
                                                                                                                                        coupon when ordering. Limit one coupon per person
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PLUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                          TAX                                                       Jan 1
 coupon when ordering. Limit one coupon per person
 per visit. Not good with any other offer. Void if copied,          per visit. Not good with any other offer. Void if copied,           per visit. Not good with any other offer. Void if copied,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       W Basketball                         v. Stephan F. Austin                        2 p.m.
 transferred, reproduced or where prohibited.                       transferred, reproduced or where prohibited.                        transferred, reproduced or where prohibited.
 Cash redemption value is 1/20th cent.Tax extra. Offer              Cash redemption value is 1/20th cent.Tax extra. Offer               Cash redemption value is 1/20th cent.Tax extra. Offer
 good at participating Tulsa TACO BELL® locations only.             good at participating Tulsa TACO BELL® locations only.              good at participating Tulsa TACO BELL® locations only.
 Offer expires 12/31/11.                                            Offer expires 12/31/11.                                             Offer expires 12/31/11.
                                                                    © 2011 Taco Bell Corp. FREE DRINK REFILLS!                          © 2011 Taco Bell Corp. FREE DRINK REFILLS!
 © 2011 Taco Bell Corp. FREE DRINK REFILLS!
THE COLLEGIAN : 5                                                                                          Sports                                                                                      6 DECEMBER 2011



 College students get out and play                        stead of yoga or hookah, just playing out-                  Whether we want to admit it or not, we                 Play is also a good alternative to fights and
College students need to be active in
                                                          side can help one reach a meditative state.              all have embarrassing imaginative games                struggles. Instead of sitting at a desk, dwell-
their everyday lives to achieve and                       As we grow older, we do not seem to have                 we use to play–from water-filled boot relay            ing on everything there is to worry about,
maintain a healthy mentality.                             the same imagination we did when we were                 with our dad’s work boots or pretending to             make a necklace out of string like so many
                                                          building forts or seeking buried treasure in             pull a sword out of a stone. College students          of us did as kids or go out and kick around
                                                          our living room. Playing again can help us               are not likely to play like this, but we can           a soccer ball. What is the point in worrying?
  erin Craig                                              stimulate this imaginative part of the brain             start a simple game of freeze tag or make a            We will solve a problem when it gets to us.
  Student Writer                                                                                                                                                          Until then, everyone should do something to

                                                              “Play deprivation is as impacting
                                                                                                                                                                          take their mind off of it and possibly, let the
As college students, it is only natural to                                                                                                                                subconscious mind deal with it.
                                                                                                                                                                             Play deprivation is as impacting as sleep
                                                                   as sleep deprivation”
spend a pitiful amount of time and conver-
sation on what our favorite board games                                                                                                                                   deprivation. The need to play is in our
were when we were little, our favorite Zoog                                                                                                                               genes. Play in adults is underrated. It is a
movie or what activities we played on the                                                                                                                                 refresher. It is a chance to reminisce, see the
playground. These days most of us are too                 and bring back our creativity.                           snail from play-doh.                                   world through child’s eyes. It is a time to let
cool or too busy to participate in childish                  Play can also soften the heart, decrease                 A recent article from The Chronicle Re-             loose and be silly, let burdens go for a few
things like that.                                         its risk of depression, among other things.              view says being wild, breaking away from               moments. It will be hard to go back to real-
   But there are proven psychological and                 Play can help reduce stress levels and worry             the norm, and playing are all a part of being          ity, but for those moments we are free.
physical benefits to playing like we were six             since it is a nice break from studying and               different. It is the oddballs that see the world          No one wants the same routine day in and
again. So instead of painting fingernails for             focusing on teachers. Play is also known to              differently, say they can change the world,            day out. Our lives would become robotic
the third time this week or checking on that              increase life-span.                                      and eventually do. Playing is what leads to            and stagnate. Energy levels do not always
fantasy football team for another few hours,                 We get burnt out on the pressure of work-             inspiration and then to change.                        need caffeine. They can be enhanced with
students should pull out an old board game                ing all week, so why not do something to                    The action of playing takes our minds off           play. Vgotsky says it best: “That ability to
or get outside and play a childhood game. It              help before pulling your hair out? Play can              everything in a bitter world. Play is a part           think abstractly is a huge mental leap for-
can be fun and improve your health.                       also just make someone plain old-fashioned               of our human nature and necessary for de-              ward, and play can make it happen.”
    There are many benefits, mentally and                 happy. Laughter brings a smile to the face               veloping our adaptability to the world’s ever
physically, that result from playing. In-                 that may be rare today.                                  increasing complexity.



                                                                                                                   Girls design an identity
                 From Football on cover upset. Although this is a disappointing way
                                                          to close out the season, especially for the
long field goals, stunting its chances of                 seniors, Tulsa should be proud of finishing
coming back. Early in the fourth quarter                  8–4, falling only to teams ranked in the top
Houston went ahead by a commanding 18                     10 this year.
points essentially securing the game for the                 The Golden Hurricane can still end its
Cougars.                                                  season with a win as it prepares to take on
   The loss at home was heartbreaking for                 the BYU Cougars in the Bell Helicopter
a Tulsa team that looked so strong to start               Armed Forces Bowl. The game is on Dec.
the game and had a legitimate shot at the                 30 at 11 a.m. in Dallas and will be on ESPN.


                                  Scoreboard:
                                            Nov 21
  M Cross Country                           NCAA Championship                               25th
                                            Nov 22
  M Basketball                              v. Jackson State                                W 57–51
                                            Nov 23
  W Basketball                              at Arkansas State                               W 70–48
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mary Carol Franko / Collegian
                                            Nov 25                                                                  Young graphic designers (from left to right) Faith Flores, Adalid Ciriaco, Amanda Zimmerman, Saleen
  Football                                  v. Houston                                      L 48–16                 Eschelman and Cristina Ciriaco enjoy themselves at the opening of the Design Your Identity gallery show.
                                                                                                                    The show exhibited artwork created by the girls after six months of classes taught by TU’s graphic design
                                            Nov 26                                                                  students in partnership with the Tulsa undergraduate Research Challenge.

  M Basketball                              v. Missouri State                               L 69–64
  Volleyball                                at SMU                                          L 3–2
                                            Nov 29
  W Basketball                              v. Oral Roberts                                 W 65–57
                                            Nov 30
  M Basketball                              at Oklahoma State                               L 59–56
                                            Dec 2
  Volleyball                                v. Oklahoma                                     W 3-1
                                            Dec 3
  M Basketball                              v. Arizona State                                L 67–64
  W Basketball                              v. Utah Valley                                  W 69–64
  Volleyball                                at USC                                          L 3–0



 Sun Devils burn Tulsa


                                                                                                                                         CAreer trAining. money for College.


                                                                                                                                And An entire teAm
                                                                                                                                to help you
                                                                                                                               suCCeed.
                                                                                                                                Serving part-time in the Air National Guard, you’ll have an
                                                                                                                                entire team of like-minded individuals who want to help you
                                                                                                                                get ahead. You can choose from nearly 200 career specialties,
                                                                                                                                and develop the high-tech skills you need to compete in
                                                                                                                                today’s world. You also train close to home, all while receiving
                                                                                                                                a steady paycheck, benefits and tuition assistance. Talk to a
                                                                                                                                recruiter today, and see how the Oklahoma Air National Guard
                                                                                                                                can help you succeed.

                                                                                            Corey Bys/ Collegian

 Junior guard Scottie Haralson tries to get the ball past the defense of Arizona State on Saturday night.
 Haralson, Jordan Clarkson and Eric McClellan had 15 points each for Tulsa. Tulsa lost out to the devils by
 only three points putting the final score at 67–64. Tulsa’s next game is against Wichita State Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
06 DECEMBER 2011                                                                                  variety                                                                                      THE COLLEGIAN : 6

                                                                                                                                     Fetish fascinates couture
                                                                                                                                    Sexy takes a new form this
                                                                                                                                    fall with high-end brands
                                                                                                                                    developing fetish inspired
                                                                                                                                    pieces.

                                                                                                                                      aLLison steWart
                                                                                                                                      Sports Editor

                                                                                                                                    My, how the weather has changed,
                                                                                                                                    from mild and sunny to overcast
                                                                                                                                    and chilly. This is the prefect time
                                                                                                                                    to don your dark side and ex-
                                                                                                                                    periment with one of my favorite
                                                                                                                                    trends of the season: fetish.
                                                                                                                                       Sounds kinky, eh? Well, please                       Photo courtesy Louis Vuitton
                                                                                                                                    don’t run and get your dominatrix      The 2011 fall Louis Vuitton collection
                                                                                                   Photo courtesy photobucket.com   gear just yet, because this fetish     combines sex appeal with classic
Newlyweds Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattenson) share a special moment together during their exotic     trend is more of the high-class,       couture.
honeymoon. Unfortunately for the happy couple, an unexpected and life-threatening pregnancy is soon to follow.                      call-girl luxury type.
                                                                                                                                       Designed by Marc Jacobs, the        a skirt with thigh-high stockings.
                                                                                                                                    2011 fall Louis Vuitton collec-            To give the fetish trend a go, try

Sororities band together for                                                                                                        tion is an enticing collaboration of
                                                                                                                                    luxury and sex. Jacobs stated his
                                                                                                                                    inspiration: “I love it when I see
                                                                                                                                                                           it in a subtler manner. Purchasing a
                                                                                                                                                                           leather jacket is a great start and an
                                                                                                                                                                           investment. I not only wear mine


 midnight premiere event                                                                                                            these exquisite creatures get out
                                                                                                                                    of an elevator, and some of them
                                                                                                                                    would be maids, hookers, mis-
                                                                                                                                    tresses, wives, criminals … and
                                                                                                                                                                           when I am feeling frisky but also
                                                                                                                                                                           when I want to put an edge to sum-
                                                                                                                                                                           mer dress or pump up the old jeans
                                                                                                                                                                           and t-shirt look.
                                              “Twilight      Saga:     Breaking          The wedding, featuring a seri-             it is very interesting to see who          As for the lace and fur, it is sim-
                                           Dawn” is the first installment of          ous of awkward, passive-aggres-               leaves at what times of day and        ply about how much you wear at
                                           the two-movie finale to Stephanie          sive wedding toasts, was hilarious            what they are wearing the day af-      any given time. A lace top is so
                                           Meyer’s hugely successful series           and effective. The final scenes in            ter.”                                  easy to find and simple to pair with
                                           for teens. It features Kirsten Stew-       which Bella gives birth and ap-                  It may come as a surprise—no        anything—much like a leather
                                           art, Robert Pattinson and Taylor           pears to be dead were as scary and            need to be any of these types of       jacket.
                                           Lautner, reprising the roles that          nerve-wracking as possible, given             women to experience this exciting          Unfortunately, fur is a bit trick-
The midnight screening of                  launched them to stardom (Bella            the PG-13 rating.                                                                    ier. It is a great luxury in life, and
                                                                                                                                    trend. There are more moderate
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking               Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob                 But some scenes, such as the               styles for whips and chains, so do     if you can afford it you will prob-
Dawn” was a success, yet                   Black).                                    various arguments among the frag-             not feel frightened.                   ably care for it dearly. For those of
the film itself is a mixed-bag.               The film finds Bella, Edward            mented wolf-pack, were confused                  In reality, they are only acces-    us with budgets, buying cheap fur
                                           and Jacob caught in their familiar         and flat.                                     sories and one should refrain from     pieces can be difficult. The quality
                                           love-triangle. However, Bella has             The honeymoon sequence was                 using them during actual festivi-      of hair, or faux hair, can be easily
  heLen patterson
                                           come to a decision: in one of the          awkward and disturbing, espe-                 ties. An example is the ‘lock-it       spotted and the affordable pieces
  Student Writer
                                           opening scenes, we learn that Bel-         cially considering the young age              clutch,’ which fastens quite clev-     usually are not anything to be seen
                                           la and Edward are getting married,         of many of the fans who come to               erly to your wrist with a gold         in. For a solution I would suggest
                                           to Jacob’s great anger and sorrow.         see the movie.                                handcuff. You will never lose your     shopping around at vintage and
On Nov. 17, hundreds of students
                                           The movie follows their nuptials,             This film was also harder to fol-          purse again, no matter how many        antique stores. It may take a lot of
from the University of Tulsa excit-
                                           honeymoon and—spoiler alert                low than its predecessors for view-           drinks you may guzzle down.            searching but it is definitely worth
edly gathered in movie theaters,
                                           for those who have not read the            ers who might be unfamiliar with                 A mix of materials such as lace,    it.
waiting for the midnight showing
                                           books—unexpected, life-threaten-           the books.                                    fur and leather dominated the              Always remember to experi-
of the latest movie adaptation of
                                           ing pregnancy.                                Overall, though good, the film             scene this past fall. They were put    ment with different looks and nev-
the hugely successful “Twilight”
                                              The film featured several well          was too drawn-out. The final novel            forth in a provocative manner that     er be disappointed if something
series, “The Twilight Saga: Break-
                                           constructed cinematic shots. The           could have easily been made into              not only highlighted the curves of     does not fit your body right. Fash-
ing Dawn.”
                                           scenery was lush and vibrant, es-          one movie. Unfortunately, the                 a woman, but empowered her as          ion is about developing a style
   Coupled with the campus-wide
                                           pecially the beautiful private is-         filmmakers sacrificed what could              well. Many of my favorite pieces       based on your desires and needs.
Hurricane Thursday event was
                                           land off the coast of Brazil where         have been a taut, action-packed               involve considerable amounts of        Be a provocateur in your own way
an additional midnight premiere
                                           Bella and Edward honeymoon.                streamlined adaptation of the fi-             fur, which make up the blouses,        by whipping up outfits that make
event, which was a unique, sorori-
                                           The original soundtrack was, as            nale for the possibility of greater           yet the lower portions are merely      you feel sexy. Until next time,
ty-wide bonding moment.
                                           usual, top-notch.                          box-office returns.                           covered with leather hot pants or      keep it kinky.




                                                                                                                                                                                     ®




                    The BesT
                      sTudy Buddy
                   you’ll ever have.

                                                                                                                                                                           8
                  Pizza on The Go! $
                  larGe 1-ToPPinG Pizza
                  No coupon required, just valid College Student ID.                                                                                                                                  528
                                                                Offer expires 8/31/12


                                                   DINE-IN/DELIVERY/CARRYOUT
                                                           in Tulsa MeTro
                                                            918-234-8080                                                                                                              ©2011 Pizza Hut, Inc. UTUL/57679ROP




  UTUL 57679ROP 10_25x10_5.indd 1                                                                                                                                                                          9/22/11 5:18 PM
THE COLLEGIAN : 7                                                           Variety                                                                        06 DECEMBER 2011




                                                                                   sarah szabo
                                          by Cory bys                              Guest Writer                                    Leo—Fedoras are not the way to go, and
                                                                                                                                   the only reason you see so many of them
                                                                                 Oh how long we’ve gone without a mes-             is because lots of people still think it is the


   End of Finals Celebrations
                                                                                 sage from the stars. Granted, our telescope       1920s, I guess. 

                                                                                 has been broken. That’s how we do horo-
                                                                                 scopes, you know. What, did you think we          Virgo—Since we are talking fashion, have
                                                                                 were just making this up? No, we make a           you considered a subscription to Vogue?
                                                                                 night of it—a bottle of wine or two passed        They send you a free bag with the first issue.
  1. Textbook bonfire—The end of          a whole world out there to be                                                            It is a crappy bag, but hey, it’s free.
  finals means it is time to get rid      explored, a world with no assign-      around late at night, a telescope tipped over
  of those annoying textbooks. A          ment due dates, labs, papers or        pointing at the Wal-Mart. We’re real scien-
                                                                                 tists and these horoscopes are just as valid      
Libra—Your education may or may not be
  bonfire can be a great communal         readings to get stressed about.                                                           an empty lie and your future may or may
  way of releasing all of that end-of-    In the words of Gandalf, “Fly you      as any other thing under the umbrella of
                                                                                 “astrology.”                                       not involve horrific tragedy and sustained
  semester stress and anger.              fools!”                                                                                   depression. Maybe—or maybe not. 

  2. Sell the textbooks—Selling           7. Crank it up—Celebrate the end       Aries—The complete breakdown of nego-
                                                                                 tiations surrounding the NBA lockout (re-         Scorpio—Scorpio, honestly, the stars are
  back those irritating textbooks is      of quiet hours by blasting music                                                         kind of phoning it in on this one, so have
  also a good way to make a profit        through the halls or apartments.       sulting in the loss of at least one season and
                                                                                 possibly a cessation in professional basket-      a “Bill and Ted” quotation. “Be excellent
  from the blood, sweat and tears         For those with guitar amps or                                                            to each other.” Then go watch “Bill and
  invested in studying for that class.    sound systems, this would be           ball that extends to 2014) will lead you to
                                                                                 search for other outlets to scratch that sports   Ted”—both of them.
  However, this method lacks the          a good way to find out just how
  communal aspect.                        loud it gets.                          itch that bothers you so painfully. So pick
                                                                                 your poison—Europe or Canada? Soccer or           Sagittarius—Happy birthday, say the stars!
                                                                                 hockey? Ha, we are just kidding. Learn to         Unless our telescope is really just that bro-
  3. Movie marathon—Before head-          8. Pester friends—For those who                                                          ken. Crud, we are going to need to use the
  ing home, surrender an entire           are lucky enough to finish finals      love football, buddy. Football is all that’s
                                                                                 left. 
                                           tarot cards.
  day to relaxation and junk food.        early and want to rub it in, texting
  Some good movie choices are the         friends inviting them to hang out                                                        
Capricorn—Expect a happy birthday wish
  “Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars” or     is a good way to remind them           Taurus—Your social life and education
                                                                                 will be wrecked by the triple threat of the        from this column in the coming weeks. I
  “Godfather” trilogies.                  that just how much they wish they                                                         cannot believe the stars have never used that
                                          were not studying. Inviting them       fifth “Elder Scrolls” game, the third “Saints
                                                                                 Row” game and the latest iteration of that         one as an easy space filler before.


  4. Sleep—Procrastination and            to concerts or parties will annoy
  studying are notorious sleep            them even more.                        “Call of Duty” nonsense. Mostly your edu-
                                                                                 cation. Let’s face it, you were going to write    Aquarius—In Minnesota, apparently they
  deterrents. With finals over, there                                                                                              make everyone take swimming lessons, of-
  is nothing left to procrastinate—or     9. Read a book—There is never          off that social life eventually anyway, one
                                                                                 way or another. 
                                 tentimes before people can even talk. Keep
  not sleep—about.                        enough time to read for pleasure                                                         this in mind if you ever go to Minnesota,
                                          in college. With almost three                                                            because they will make fun of you if you
  5. Talk to people—A student lost        weeks off during the holiday           Gemini—The moral of the story is that you
                                                                                 should not like sports and you should not         cannot keep up with the five-year-olds that
  in finals mode can often suffer         break, this is the perfect time                                                          have the relative strength of nine Olympians
  from socially debilitating side-        to read something other than a         like video games, because both will only
                                                                                 harm you and they will often let you down.        in the water compared to you.

  effects such as losing the ability to   textbook.
  speak effectively, relate to others                                            But what is the alternative, even? Books?
                                                                                 This is not even a fortune. Don’t read a          Pisces—If you absolutely have to go to jail,
  or be a normal person in general.       10. Video games—Playing video                                                            try not to get locked up on the weekend that
  Fight post-traumatic final disorder     games instead of studying is           book, that’s silly. 

                                                                                                                                   daylight savings time ends. That is an extra
  by engaging socially.                   a good way to get nasty looks                                                            hour you will be in there and quite frankly,
                                          from friends, but the end of finals    Cancer—Hawaiian shirts are the way to go,
                                                                                 and the only reason you do not see more of        it is just a total rip-off.
  6. Pack up and leave—For many           means students can shoot zom-
  students college is a symbol of         bies or mine for gold to their         them is because most people are cowards.
  academic pain and suffering.            heart’s content without fearing
  Escaping campus can be a good           judgment.                              AND for those of you who were still hop-          starts saw it fit to provide us with a black
  way to remember that there is                                                  ing for a little insight on navigating the        Aries and blue Cancer t-shirt) and feature
                                                                                 upcoming horrors of the holiday shopping          all 12 signs with unique colors, fonts and
                                                                                 season, look no further! As it turns out, the     upbeat little characterizations of your own
                                                                                 University of Tulsa’s Astrology department        sign.
                                                                                 (located somewhere in the dusty corners of           Shirt sizes are reasonably standardized
                                                                                 the Collegian office in Oliphant Hall) has        (unlike the stars) and come in both men’s
                                                                                 stumbled upon the most intriguing package.        and women’s fitted styles. If you’re feeling
                                                                                    The parcel contained a few “myZodi”            daring, myZodi can not only decorate your
                                                                                 Zodiac t-shirts and accessories from www.         person but your favorite dwelling place as
                                                                                 myzodi.com. The website was founded by            well with a giant 28-inch wall sticker.
                                                                                 two fellow enthusiastic astrologers in Flor-         So go home, get online and go all out!
                                                                                 ida, and provides a whole host of apparel,        MyZodi’s stylish support for your sign may
                                                                                 bumper stickers license plates and more.          (or may not) bring you good fortune this
                                                                                    The t-shirts themselves are crafted from       holiday season.
                                                                                 a quite comfortable and stretchy fabric (the



                                                                                      Interested in pop culture, movies,
                                                                                          books and more? Write for



                                                                                                 Be a Variety writer—it’s pretty legit.

                                                                                       E-mail collegian@utulsa.edu for more information



                                                                Someone you know
                                                                needs affordable
                                                                birth control.

                                                                                             Make an appointment at one of four Tulsa locations.
                                                                                                        1.918.587.1101 | www.ppaeo.org
6 DECEMBER 2011                                                                            Opinion                                                                              THE COLLEGIAN : 8




Louisiana State University and                   bama does not deserve a trip to New Or-            The faulty bowl system is responsible             ond best team in the country, it is distinctly
Alabama are ranked Nos. 1 and 2 for              leans because the game would be “boring”           for allowing Alabama, a team that lost            possible that they are not. The BCS only
                                                 is childish and petty. The first meeting be-                                                         gets one shot to try to pair the best two
a reason, and both deserve to play in                                                               its division, to play in the final against
                                                 tween the Tide and Tigers was anything but                                                           teams in the country, and it is not fair to the
the BCS final.                                   boring, even if the game’s score was low.          the superior LSU.                                 rest of the nation for Alabama to get a do-
                                                 There were interceptions, blocked kicks,                                                             over when there are other deserving teams
                  John Lepine                    sacks and the ever-thrilling overtime period.                         J. Christopher                 that never got a chance to take on the top-
                  Student Writer                 There was the drama of LSU’s dual quarter-                            proCtor                        ranked Tigers.
                                                 back scheme when Jarrett Lee was benched                              Staff Writer                      If there were a playoff, we would not be
                                                 in favor of Jordan Jefferson. There was the                                                          having this discussion. As we are stuck with
                                                 constant challenge from Alabama to contain                                                           the BCS for the time being, however, we
                                                 Heisman favorite Trent Richardson.                                                                   might as well make the best of it. Allowing a
                                                    The oversimplifying flaw behind the “bor-                                                         team to try again when there are other teams
With LSU’s defeat of Georgia in the SEC          ing” accusation is that good offenses make                                                           who might actually be able to beat LSU is
                                                                                                    The idea of an LSU-Alabama rematch, like
Championship game, LSU has proven itself         for a good football game, and Alabama and                                                            not making the best of it.
                                                                                                    the BCS, is a bad joke. Every game in col-
to be beyond doubt the best team in college      LSU just do not have good enough offenses.                                                              This rematch will not prove anything.
                                                                                                    lege football is a playoff.
football, just as they have been every week      On the contrary, Alabama has averaged 38                                                             If LSU wins, it will be clear that the BCS
                                                                                                       Anyone familiar with the Bowl Champi-
since the first BCS standings were revealed.     points per game and LSU 38.5. Both teams                                                             chose the wrong team as No. 2. If Alabama
                                                                                                    onship Series and its futile struggle to resist
The only lingering question, it seems, is        have held their opponents to an average of                                                           wins, the teams will be 1–1 on the season,
                                                                                                    changes to the game’s postseason has prob-
who deserves the honor of entering a Tiger-      less than two touchdowns per game, Ala-                                                              showing that neither team is really better
                                                                                                    ably heard this phrase.
infested New Orleans on Jan. 9 to try to put     bama allowing a staggeringly low 8.8 points
                                                                                                       The argument is that there is no place for
an end to what has been the greatest season
in LSU history.
                                                 per game. Alabama and LSU are the No. 1
                                                 and No. 2 scoring defenses in the country,
                                                                                                    a playoff in the college football postsea-          “If the best team in
                                                                                                                                                      the country can be the
                                                                                                    son, because every regular season game is a
   Despite what the BCS voters and comput-       allowing just 12 and 14 total touchdowns
                                                                                                    playoff, with teams being eliminated as they
                                                 by opponents over the whole season. These
ers have decided, college football fans will
continue to jaw about whether the Oklaho-        teams are not offensive lightweights; rather,
                                                                                                    fall from the ranks of the unbeaten. This, ac-
                                                                                                    cording to the BCS, makes the college foot-
                                                                                                                                                       third best team in its
                                                 they are among the most smothering defens-
    “There is a reason why                       es college football has ever seen.
                                                                                                    ball season superior to other sports in which
                                                                                                    dropping regular season games rarely pre-
                                                                                                                                                      conference, something
   Alabama has been the top                         There is a reason why Alabama has been
                                                 the top ranked one-loss team in the country,
                                                                                                    vents teams from playing for a national title.      is horribly wrong”
  ranked one-loss team in the                    and it is not the pro-SEC bias of the voters.         The BCS is so committed to this line of
                                                                                                    thinking that their Twitter account is named
    country, and it is not the                   Part of it is that Alabama’s one loss is to the
                                                                                                    “Every Game Counts,” implying that not
                                                                                                                                                      than the other. However, despite this, Ala-
                                                 No. 1 team in the country, whereas OSU lost                                                          bama will be hailed as the ‘national’ cham-
  pro-SEC bias of the voters”                    to an unimpressive Iowa State program and          every game would count under a different          pion despite losing its conference and even
                                                                                                    postseason system.
                                                 Stanford fell to a two-loss Oregon team that                                                         losing its division. And if the best team in
ma State Cowboys or the Alabama Crimson                                                                However, the problem with this argument
Tide are the true No. 2 team. It is a vexing     Louisiana State picked apart in September.                                                           the country can be the third best team in its
                                                                                                    is that if LSU and Alabama play again for
question that could only be fairly decided in       But the other factor is that Alabama is                                                           conference, something is horribly, horribly
                                                                                                    the national championship, every game will
                                                 nearly as impressive as LSU, and the only                                                            wrong.
a playoff system, but given the constraints                                                         not indeed count. LSU’s painfully sloppy
                                                 thing that the first meeting between them                                                                It is not important who the BCS picks to
of the broken BCS system, a case can be                                                             9–6 victory over Alabama on Nov. 5 will
                                                 proved was whose field goal kicker was                                                               take on LSU as long as it is not the Crimson
made for that much-maligned Alabama-                                                                mean almost nothing except ensuring that
LSU rematch game.                                better. The Tide and Tigers posted compa-                                                            Tide. Allowing this rematch further jeopar-
                                                                                                    Alabama, the loser, got a bye week while
   What ultimately damns the Tide for            rable results against Arkansas, Auburn and                                                           dizes the sanctity of college football, a sport
                                                                                                    LSU had to risk fatigue and injury playing
many is the final score from the first meet-     Ole Miss. They have fared well in and out                                                            already struggling for structural legitimacy.
                                                                                                    Georgia in the SEC Championship game.
ing on Nov. 5: few want to see a rematch         of conference. If the BCS game is to be a                                                            This rematch would make a complete joke
                                                                                                       Alabama had its chance to beat LSU and
of a 9-6 game with no touchdowns. And            contest between the two best teams in the                                                            out of not only the regular season but the
                                                                                                    it failed, and at home no less. Despite its
since ‘Bama has had its chance with LSU          country, one of those teams is almost cer-                                                           title game as well, proving once and for all
                                                                                                    other accomplishments this season, Ala-
and failed, it is someone else’s turn to play    tainly Alabama.                                                                                      that it does not matter if you win or lose,
                                                                                                    bama failed to win both its conference and
David to the Louisianan Goliath—or so the           And the greatest shame of it all is that we                                                       but how many votes you get at the end of
                                                                                                    its division.
argument goes.                                   have no playoff to make the top two teams                                                            the season.
                                                                                                       While Alabama may actually be the sec-
   In the first place, the argument that Ala-    obvious.




 SOPA will fail to stop piracy, lead to censorship 2011 graduates
By forcing websites to monitor user-             tice of infringement has been served. SOPA         easy for corporate copyright holders to pun-      prepare to take on
                                                                                                                                                      world
generated content for copyright                  would force websites with user-generated or        ish small infringements, real, perceived or
                                                 contributed content to screen each and every       fabricated.
violations, SOPA will give the                   post on their site for copyrighted content.           Worse, SOPA would not even achieve
Justice Dept. too much power.                    Even though this is effectively impossible,        its supposed objectives. DNS providers            Henry Kendall College of Arts &
                                                 websites failing to do so would risk being         can block the domain name of rogue sites          Sciences
                   KyLe WaLKer                   labeled “rogue” sites, opening them up to          and their URLs, but not their IP addresses.
                   Student Writer                the next salvo in SOPA’s online openness-          Would-be pirates would still be able to ac-
                                                 destroying arsenal.                                cess the sites. Not only that, but they would     Jean-Paul Clayton Barjon, Sarah Ann
                                                    Enter Internet Service Providers (ISP)          be able to do so directly, without a DNS in-      Bryson, Kayla Dawn Cannon, Alexander
                                                 and Domain Name Service (DNS) provid-              termediary. Even if SOPA were to function         Taylor Carroll, Isabel Cristina Carvajal,
                                                 ers. Under SOPA, such companies are re-            as expected, unlikely as it is, this limitation   Jordan Blake Colcord, Genesis F. Cole,
                                                 quired, when ordered by the Justice Depart-        makes it not worth the supposed benefits.
Imagine visiting your favorite social net-       ment, to shut down access to such “rogue”             One can only hope that this country
                                                                                                                                                      Adrian John Frasca, Jessica Lorine
working website, only to be greeted by the       sites, leading to the above error message.         values an open and neutral internet envi-         Guthrie, Matthew Duncan Heinlein,
message “Error: This site has been blocked                                                          ronment more than the ability to rapidly          Dylan Lee Henderson, Kristina Lynne
                                                    “Each (candidate)
by a coalition of the Justice Department and                                                        (and without due process) punish websites         Hickey, Mark Jacob Hill, Carla Shae
your friendly non-local copyright holder.                                                           which, in some cases, may have had nothing
                                                    ... brings a unique
Have a nice day.”                                                                                                                                     Horne, Zachary Tyler Hutchings, Kari
                                                                                                    to do with the production of pirated content.
   People browsing the internet might en-                                                                                                             Roxanne Keibler, Adrian Klammer,
counter something like this should Con-            viewpoint that helps                                Copyright holders do not need as much
                                                                                                    protection as we have given them, and cer-        Bridget Michelle Kurr, Christina Lynn
                                                    mold and focus the
gress elect to pass the Stop Online Piracy                                                          tainly do not need new avenues of prosecu-        Kuzmic, Shunsuke Manabe, Sarah
Act, or SOPA. SOPA is the House version                                                             tion (or persecution). Current law regarding
                                                       conversation”
                                                                                                                                                      Elizabeth Meyer, Audra J. Moore, Corey
of PIPA, the Protect IP Act, a bill introduced                                                      intellectual property has already permitted
in the Senate which is intended to prevent                                                                                                            Ashton Murphy, Leslie Anne Newell,
                                                                                                    gross abuses. Famous among these are the
and prosecute online piracy and copyright        SOPA intends to target off-shore pirate sites      Recording Industry Association of Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                      Katherine Marie Oliver, Gustavo Ale-
violations. Protect IP had its own problems,     by permitting copyright holders to report          ca’s (RIAA) serial suits against peer-to-peer     jandro Pinto Chacin, Alexandra Leigh
both technical and ethical. SOPA took the        “infringements” directly to the Justice De-        users, and Monsanto Company’s grievous            Prosser, Ben Daniel Schwartz, Kaitlin
problems which already existed in Protect        partment, which follows up by ordering a           abuses of small farmers in frivolous cross-       Hubbard Skidgel,
IP, fixed a few of them, made several of         DNS provider to block access to that web-          pollination suits.
them worse.                                                                                                                                           Clint Wallace Smith, Megan Day
                                                 site.                                                 Intellectual property law certainly has its
   Should Congress pass SOPA, the Internet          This will be as easy to exploit as it sounds.   place, and online piracy is certainly crimi-
                                                                                                                                                      Spurlin, Stephanie Marie Stone, Mingyu
could be effectively censored. SOPA shifts       SOPA gives undue power not only to the             nal, but the nature of piracy has changed.        Sun, Melanie Brooke Sweeney, Clara
the liability for policing online copyright      Justice Department, but, perhaps more im-          Old laws governing print media are no lon-        Susana Tandazo, James Ryan Tognaz-
infringements from copyright holders to the      portantly, to copyright holders, who are now       ger relevant. In the digital age, new stan-       zini, Kristopher David Torkelson, Leta
website itself, a change from the already-       able to complain directly to the Justice De-       dards must be created for fair use and pro-
flawed Digital Millennium Copyright Act                                                                                                               Michelle Willcox, Cody Lee Wilson,
                                                 partment without getting involved in messy         duction of digital media. SOPA and Protect
(DMCA). Under existing law, infringing           copyright suits with social media sites and        IP are old-fashioned solutions to crimes and
                                                                                                                                                      Jeffery Yip
material must only be taken down after no-       their users. The DMCA has already made it          problems of a new generation.                                     See Graduates page 9
THE COLLEGIAN : 9                                                                       opinion                                                                            6 DECEMBER 2011

               From Graduates page 8 Susana Tandazo, Stephen Kyle
Collins College of Business
                                          Taraszka, Damara Elspeth Thompson,
                                          Drewes Christopher Verseman, I Nen-
                                                                                                 School’s reaction to political
Alqam, Glynnis Aubrey, Brian Thomas
                                          gah Krisna Wardhana, Yang Xu, Young
Mohammed Sayed Abdalla, Zainab Al- Seok Yoon, Michael Richard Yuan, Li                            Tweet shows disregard for
                                                                                                     freedom of speech
                                          Fan Zhu, Yerden Zhussupov
Belisle, Phillip Martin Butts, Melanie
Anne Cleland, William Kody Cooke,         Graduate School
Kyle Scott Detwiler, Robbin L. Duff, Wil-                                                       A Kansas student’s Twitter post,                 to punish her merely for her opinion about
liam Aaron Dugger, Kevin Tyler Dun-       Lubna Saleh Abdalrahman, Dayle                        and its bizarre consequences do                  Brownback. It seems as if some governmen-
can, Laura Marie Englehutt, Matthew                                                                                                              tal and educational institutions in Kansas
                                          Coromoto Ajmad, Alexander Steven                      not bode well for the future of free             are a little confused about the meaning of
Allbrighton Gross, Kayla Jolynn Heath, Austin, Robert Joseph Baird, Mer-                        speech for students.                             free speech, trampling over Sullivan’s First
Robert Tyler Hill, Alexandra Lara Jalili, edith Leigh Bates, Lacy Marie Bowen,                                                                   Amendment rights.
Jo-Anne E Karaitiana, Jermaine Marilyn Timothy Duane Brandon, Tad Law-                                            LiLy CLough                       This is not just a case about a school
Kermis, Aashish Bhanu Khaladkar,          rence Clark, Jacob Ryan Collums,                                        Student Writer                 wronging a teenager; it has implications for
Morgan Reynolds Lewis, Yingshu Liu,                                                                                                              every student and every public educational
                                          Garret Preston Cook, Michelle C Cook,
Melissa Lynn Mason, Caitlin Mira Mc-                                                                                                             system. The school and governor’s office
                                          Christina Elizabeth Craig, Alex Jordan                                                                 were forced to apologize to Sullivan for con-
Donald, Kelly Lou McFadden, Amy Mi-       Dugger, William Thomas Duggins,                                                                        demning her Twitter activities, and rightfully
chelle Montanye, Suelma Lopes Morais Laura Elyse Elkins, Mohamed Omar                                                                            so.
de Brito, Brandi Nicole Neilson, Shawn Elsteil, Scott Wayne Eslicker, Menghan                                                                       They do have the right to censor the style
Andrew Oleson, Mary Ashley Oxton,                                                               Kansas high school student Emma Sullivan         and content of school-sponsored productions
                                          Fu, Neethi Anand Gangidi, Kevin David                 landed herself in hot water when she tweeted
Casandra Melissa Peterson, Gustavo                                                                                                               and publications. Under these circumstances,
                                          Genske, Dean Franklin Grove, Scott                    about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback last
Alejandro Pinto Chacin, Gustavo Jose                                                                                                             student speech that is not consistent with a
                                          Allen Grubb, Matthew Loutrelle Hale,                  month. “Just made mean comments at gov           school’s policies can be censored. A Twitter
Pinto Chacin, Zhihao Ren, Thomas          Kyle T. Hanneman, Michael Eugene                      brownback and told him he sucked, in person      feed is hardly a school publication, however,
Dequartel Richardson, III, Aaron Jay      Haynes, Nathan Joe Helton, Eden Joy                   #heblowsalot,” she wrote.                        and any official political stance for a public
Ringle, Antonio Reid Singleton, Brianna Hemming, Katie Jean Heroux, Hilary                          When an aide in the governor’s office        school is hardly acceptable.
Grace Steel, Trent Addison Wilkins,                                                             stumbled upon the tweet, her school was no-         Actions such as the ones Shawnee Mis-
                                          Eileen Hudspeth, Masaru Brook Iwata,                  tified and she was sent to the principal’s of-
Ashley Althia Wills, Yating Zhang,                                                                                                               sion East attempted to take are reprehensible
                                          Benin Chelinsky Jeyachandra, Ashley                   fice. When Shawnee Mission East principal        because if successful, they pave the way for
Zheng Zhang, Chenyi Zhou                  Danielle Johnson, James Wilfred John-                 Karl Krawitz asked Sullivan to write a letter    more loss of student rights. Schools should
                                                son, Susan Elise Johnston, Jessica              of apology, she refused. The governor’s of-      be welcome to monitor students’ social me-
College of Engineering & Natural                Esther Jueckstock, Jordan Philip Jueck-         fice has since apologized, saying it overre-     dia, but they should not be allowed to punish
Sciences                                                                                        acted, but Sullivan’s case has sparked a new     students for its content. The Internet is not
                                                stock, Hamidreza Karami Mirazizi,
                                                                                                discussion about the relationship between        school property, and the students have the
                                                Liang Kong, Robert Arthur Laird, Philip         social media, free speech and education.
Fadil Abbas Al-Ahmed, Mohammed                                                                                                                   right to say whatever they like about whom-
                                                Benjamin MacClaren Law de Lauriston,                Schools certainly have the right to access   ever they like—including teachers (although
Abdullah Al-Ali, Salman Mohammed                Laura Lynn Lewis, Xinyang Li, George            all information that students make public,       criticizing them may not be advisable).
Al-Ali, Nawaf Mohammed Al-Ansari,               Robert Louthan, Satin Lynn Martin,              just as employers can look at the social me-        A student’s political opinions outside of
Shehab Rashed Al-Bensaad, Hesam                 Matthew Kelly Matlock, Jack Robert              dia pages of potential employees. However,       school are no business of the school’s. It
Ahmed Al-Gadheeb, Mohammed                                                                      they do not have the right to punish students    seems as if Kansas schools need to take a
                                                McCready, Timothy James Mitchell,               for what they post, unless students flaunt il-
Jawad Al-Jasem, Emad Ahmed Al-                                                                                                                   serious lesson in constitutional law, because
                                                Deepak Steven Monteiro, Xiaobo Niu,             legal activities.
Khalaf, Safa Mohammed Al-Khalifa,                                                                                                                currently, they are failing the students they
                                                Stephanie Jayne O’Neal, Jolie Dawn                  Sullivan’s school, however, was going        are supposed to be serving.
Shakir Hussain Al-Mujhad, Maytham Ali           Olsen, Dustin Matthew Pettigrew, Smily
Al-Nofaily, Mohammed Ali Al-Wesaibey,           Doris Prathipaty, Kristi Michal Prui-
Justin Blake Anderson, Zachary Joseph           ksma, Vusal Rajabov, Rebbecca Lyn
Awny, Kellen Brooke Baggett, Andrew             Redelman, Adrienne Elizabeth Sando-
Gregory Baldwin, William Aaron Ball,            val, Andrew Park Schiller, Zhaorui Shi,
Victoria Renee Beaty, Allison Lee Bee-          Susan Shields, Ian Michael Smith, Lindi
man, Matthew Robert Best, Douglas               Martin Smith, Melanie Lane Smith, Sid-
Lee Branstetter, Kathryn Rae Brown,             desh Sridhar, Mark Andrew Stephen,
Kyle David Brown, Taylor Ross Carpen-           Jing Sun, Rebecca Catherine Tucker,
ter, Husnu Ozgur Cengiz, Silvino An-            Stephen Douglas Vallender, Shruthi
tonio Culenda, Ying Dong, Abdulqader            Vishwanath, Guannan Wang, Jingkai
Mohammed Farraj, Timothy Lambert                Wang, Matthew Joseph Winkeler,
Fielder, Peter Ludwig Fischaber, Dustin         Guang Yang, Nikhil S. Yelleswarapu,
Robert Ford, Andrea Niccole Green,              Ge Yuan, Yi Zhang
Robert A. Haines, Bradford Humming-
bird Johnson, Callen Noel Johnson,              College of Law
Mariaisabel Johnston Romandini, John
R Josserand, Alexandra Kichoutkin,              Heather Rosana Anderson, Benjamin
Travis Alan Kline, Machaille Leann              Judson Brown, Blake Cantrell, Foster
LaValley, Shao Qian Li, Estiban Alvarez         Thomas Crain, Ryan J. Ellis, Marianela
Lopez-Mendoza, Joseph Victor McDon-             Estrella, Russell James Ray Fisher,
ald, Jessica Parisa Momeni-Tollefson,           Bryce Patrick Harp, Tatjana Herner,
Jonathan Graham Neff, Oktantio Per-             Jeffrey Price Krigel, Tracian Marie Laig-
mana Noerdiansyah, Skeet W Peters,              nel, Angela Mauch, Jennifer Leigh Mills,
Jeffrey David Pierce, Maria Elizabeth           Rebecca Lynn Newman, James Wesley
Puhl, Donovan Alan Quaid, Eric Joseph           Pebsworth, Charles Lee Reese, Ravi
Rohlman, Alfredo Javier Sampayo,                Shankar Savitala, Sara Claire Sharp,
Garrett Michael Stacey, Steven Reed             Tonya Lynn Thurman, James Edward
Stiles, Kurt Douglas Swafford, Clara            Watzke


   Congressional insider
trading should be prohibited
The fact that members of Congress               to trade stock based on knowledge gained                        Your Dean and Faculty ask ALL students to
have been making profits based on               from secret committee meetings; for exam-
                                                ple, to make millions by investing in a de-                                     voice their opinions!
inside knowledge is apalling.                   fense contractor that they know will receive
                                                a lucrative contract. The House of Repre-
                  KaLen petersen                sentatives’ Ethics Manual states that no                    Online Student Course Evaluations are now open!
                  Opinion Editor                member shall “use any information coming
                                                to him confidentially ... as a means for mak-                                 LAW                      Nov 7 - Dec 2
                                                ing private profit,” while the Senate lacks
                                                even this flimsy barrier. A 2004 Georgia                         AS, BUS, ENS & GR                    Nov 21 - Dec 7
                                                State University study found that Senatorial
                                                stock portfolios beat the market average by                            Why take time to complete the surveys?
A recent “60 Minutes” investigation re-         12.3 percent annually.                                     Faculty want to know about your classroom experience…..
vealed that several prominent members of           Now that the truth about insider trading
Congress, including former Speaker of the       is out, however, Congress members are                                              What did the instructor do well that
House Nancy Pelosi, may have benefited          jumping on board the “ban insider trading”                                             contributed to your learning?
financially from stock trading on insider       bandwagon, eager to appear “above the
                                                mess.” A bill known as the “STOCK Act,”                                             What skills and understanding have you
information about pending Congressional
legislation. Insider trading has long been      for Stop Trading on Congressional Knowl-                                              gained from this course?
a vice of Wall Street, but apparently no        edge, is gaining bipartisan support. Perhaps                                        What improvements could the instructor
one had considered that Congress might          surprisingly, this legislation is not new. It                                         have made to enhance your learning?
be benefiting from the same behavior that       was proposed by Rep. Louise Slaughter (a
sent Martha Stewart to prison. While cor-       Democrat from New York) who has been                                                Did the assignments help you to learn the
ruption and back-room dealing have long         pushing the measure for six years. Now,                                                course subject matter?
been skeletons in political closets, insider    however, it has two concurrent Senate mea-
trading at the highest levels of government     sures. The sudden surge of enthusiasm for                             https://wadl.utulsa.edu/evaluation
is an embarrassment to our political system,    the measure, unfortunately, is not surprising
                                                                                                              The evaluations are fast, easy, & anonymous, so please
and a betrayal of the American taxpayer and     at all.
voter.                                             If America’s senators and representa-                        take a few minutes to let us know what you think!
   Congressional insider trading isn’t ille-    tives are truly the servants of the people
gal, strictly speaking, or at best falls into   they claim to be, they will put an end to
a gray zone of the law. The Securities and      this thoroughly dishonest practice. If they
Exchange commission has the power to en-        do not, they will be guilty of breaking their
force laws prohibiting insider trading, but     oaths to “well and faithfully discharge the
there is no precedent for holding Congress-     duties of the office” to which the people of
men accountable. They are essentially free      this nation elected them.
6 DECEMBER 2011   THE COLLEGIAN : 10

								
To top