Thursday, April 16, 2009

Behind the scenes of "Super Size Me"

Morgan Spurlock came to speak at OU this week and students were able to meet the man that started the American health revolution.

Morgan Spurlock is an award winning filmmaker most famous for his movie "Super Size Me" and his show "30 Days" came to OU this last week. He spoke about how he came up with his ideas and how the industry received him.

"It was Thanksgiving 2002 when I was sitting on my mom's couch when I came up with the idea for 'Super Size Me,' which is very fitting and ironic," Spurlock said.

CAC's next big event will be presented by Film Series with their annual OU Student Film Festival on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good Friday

Some students are disappointed that they weren't released from classes on Good Friday to visit home.

Students aren't being released from classes for Good Friday, to be able to go home for Easter. This is a religous holiday and many think that because we have classes it is witholding them from their religion.

"I am from Houston and I was disappointed that I wouldn't be able to go home and visit my family for Easter," Sarah Fickes said. "I know many other students felt the same way I do."

There will be no change in schedule for the religous holiday, classes will take place on Monday, April 13, 2009 as usual.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Campus has Been Invaded

The National Forensics League has taken over the OU campus and students have the chance to see debate and acting in the heat of competition.

The Oklahoma National Forensics League, or better known as speech and debate, is using the campus for their annual district tournament. The organization is composed of high school students and the competitive categories include: humorous interpretation, dramatic interpretation, Lincoln Douglas debate, and extemporaneous speaking, just to name a few.

"I think it is great that they host this here," Heather Hall, former NFL member, said. "I think it will help us recruit these students to OU, the more time they spend here and see that our school supports the things that they are involved in. It can't hurt us as a university."

The tournament will end Saturday April 4, 2009 and students can come and watch for free. For more information visit the 3rd floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hopes for a National Championship

Courtney Paris hugging a fan before joining her teammates. (Photo by Colbi Beam)

OU Women's Basketball team was sent off by fans to St. Louis for their Final Four game with hopes to win a national championship.

OU, the number one seed, will be playing the Louisville Cardinals, the number three seed, to move onto the championship game.

"The girls are so excited," Kristi Brezinski, basketball manager, said. "They have been working for this for so long, they deserve it."

The game against Loiville will be Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN.