Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gossiping can affect relationshps

We gossip if not everyday then every other day. When asked about gossip and how it relates to relationships, some would say that it's an integral part in hurting a relationship. Angel Ellis, a mother of three and journalist said "Gossip can cause friction in relationships that have trust issues." Some would agree with how Angel puts it.
Daniel King, an agricultural business/pre-law major from Oklahoma State University said "Gossip to me is discussing the minor flasws that someone may have while ignoring the positive qualities that person may bring. King continues, "When I discover someone gossiping, I begin to not trust that person because I fell like anything I say is not secretive."
King may be right. Gossip is really detailing information about someone, mostly about their bad qualities. It seems that gossip can sometimes make a relationship. Don't you like to meet new people who gossip about someone you know and you instantly feel a connection with them?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Native American students build relationships from across the state at annual conference

STILLWATER-Native American students from across the state gathered at the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater this past weekend to learn new ideas, get motivated, educated and network at the 3rd Annual Oklahoma Native American Students in Higher Education Conference.

Students from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Bacone College, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State Universtiy- Oklahoma City campus, Southwestern State University,Northern Oklahoma College, Pawnee Nation College and College of the Muscogee Nation, both tribal colleges, were in attendance. The main purpose of the ONASHE Conference is to bring Native American Students in higher educations together.
Joe Thomas, a junior from the University of Oklahoma found the importance of the conference in meeting other Native American students outside his own university important. “I think that’s very important to learn about other cultures and traditions then just inside OU,” Thomas said. Other students felt the same way. Sonny Hawk, a student at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and Amy Bergseth, a graduate student bot felt the conference was important to meet new people.
Robin Williams, Senior Academic Counselor for Native American students at the Inclusion Center for Academic Excellence at OSU and founder of the ONASHE Conference said “It’s important for Native American Students in Oklahoma to find a place where they can come together, meet each other, find a support network, but also learn about leadership and culture within higher education.” Williams continued, “Also a a cultural component is added…so hopefully that helps students who maybe aren’t familiar with some of the cultural aspects…also helps them learn more about other tribes too.” This year the cultural component included a traditional hand game, a guessing game among Plains tribes and a planned stickball game, a mixture of lacross and basketball among Southeastern tribes, but was canceled due to weather.
The students came together and built relationships with one another from across the state. From this conference they learned that they’re the same in achieving their goal of achieving a higher education. The ONASHE Conference continues to build the future of tribal students in support and encouragement for the future of Native American Students in higher education.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Students Find New Ways to Cope with Valentine's Day Blues

NORMAN- To some, Valentine’s Day brings awareness of being single whether then in a relationship. Students across the campus at the University of Oklahoma in Norman have different ways of coping with this newly identified day known as the “Day of Single Awareness.”
Jennifer Laney, a music education major from Owasso, said “I spent the entire day in bed while watching movies.” Laney shows no sign of having the day’s title wear down her spirits of knowing she’s not in a relationship. “ I don’t need a day to have me know that I’m single,” Laney laughs while eating her favorite boxed dinner from Chicken Express.
Casey Kenny, a senior majoring in Elementary Education, spent the day with her husband as the two prepared for his deployment to the Middle East. “We both know we’re poor so there’s nothing extravagant we have to do for one another,” Kenny said while making the last minute plans for their Sunday get-together. “Next year he’ll be deployed overseas so I’ll probably just make him some cookies and send them over to him,” she says while smiling and pondering the thought of not being in the same country as her husband. “I don’t know what he’ll do for me but I’ll make sure and send him something he can enjoy,” Kenney says while texting her husband.
Zec R., a freshman at OU, makes it blatantly obvious of why he is not in a relationship “ I always have this belief that whoever I’m with, I’ll cheat on them. I don’t want to take that risk, so why date?” Zec is one of the multiple people who mark this day, like Laney, as just another day.
As Facebook statuses exploded across the newsfeed at the end of the day with “best wishes” to both “Single Awareness Day” and “Valentine’s Day” people all over the internet acknowledge this day a day that you’re either in or out of a relationship.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

No child of the nineties would be without his/her Buzz Lightyear. I found this guy standing next to Boba Fett on top of my friend's bookcase. If only Spock were to be joined in their presence, then this picture would be complete.

I thought I would get creative and take a picture of Bizzell Library after being covered in ice.