Tag Archives: education

How To Sports: Tennis

Tennis season is starting at SNU and if anyone is like me, you know nothing about tennis (or sports in general).  This is why I did some investigating. Why should you go to a tennis match? Wow. What a great question. Here are several reasons. First, the tennis team has some super cool people on it. Second, tennis is an ... Read More »

The Consequences of Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is something every child and teenager eventually experiences in the American school system. These tests can have an interesting and powerful impact on students especially of minority races, lower incomes and different cultural backgrounds. There was a study done by Laura-Lee Kearns at St. Francis Xavier University that took an in-depth look at standardized testing. The study looked ... Read More »

Water4 Plans Trip to Africa

The Water4 house among others in support will be traveling to Africa this May to bring supplies needed to build a water well for a village in Kenya. This experience will allow some of the students of the Water4 house to experience first hand a village getting access to clean water for the first time. The group going looks to ... Read More »

Poverty in Oklahoma

Poverty in Oklahoma is at a ten-year high according to the U.S. Census Bureau. An alarming 637,429 Oklahomans fell below the poverty line in 2012. Poverty in Oklahoma had reached an all-time high in 2006, began to dip in 2007 and 2008, then started climbing again in 2009. We’ve seen a slow decline starting in 2014 but not much progress ... Read More »

678,000 reasons: Oklahoma Education rally at state capitol

  Amy Lauver, Layout Editor    On March 31, over 25,000 educators were estimated to be rallying at the capitol.  The Oklahoma Education Coalition sponsored a rally at the state capitol building to protest funding cuts for Oklahoma public schools. School districts across Oklahoma closed school for the day and bused their educators to Oklahoma City for the event. With signs ... Read More »

Students attend, win award at English education conference

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief Being a good educator involves being educated oneself. This is what led English education majors Ronna Fisher, Kenzie Redwine and Kendra Meeks to attend the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English (OCTE) spring conference at Oklahoma City University on Wednesday, April 3. “I went to an OCTE conference with a class last year, and I heard ... Read More »