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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: Chanteemail@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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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. 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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. 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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. 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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
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