On Tuesday, November 6th, Dr. Aquil Shah discussed the political state of Pakistan. Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan’s government is very similar to our own government’s leader, Donald Trump, in several ways. Imran Khan started out as a famous cricket player and Donald Trump started out as reality TV star. Both are independently wealthy.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated on October 31, November 1, and November 2. It is a time for loved ones to celebrate and remember those who have passed on. On November 3, OU hosted the Day of the Dead festival. They had local artists, dancers, singers, and vendors of Mexican
In the TEDx Talk “Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!”, the speaker, Ernesto Sirolli, suggests that many programs introduced to struggling communities by governments and charities ultimately will not provide the intended help. Rather than send resources to the government, Sirolli suggests sending them directly to the people. His experience has been going
I have been studying the French language since my junior year of high school and I am rather fond of it at this point. Monday, October 22 was the first meeting of OU’s French Club. There were not very many members present, probably only nine or ten total, but it was a great group of people who
I have lived in suburban Oklahoma my entire life, so I knew when I went to college that I wanted to study abroad. In fact, the opportunities for international study solidified my commitment to OU. I have met so many people who have been willing to share their experiences and advice with me. Now that I
White people have certain advantages over other races. This is an undeniable fact that many white people will dispute or flat out deny, however that does not change the fact that white privilege exists. White people are less likely to be arrested and imprisoned for small crimes like possession of weed. White people generally have
I recently attended a seminar called When Foreign Governments Want Your Stuff: Cross Border Content Demands in the 21st Century. The speaker, Greg Nojeim, opened with a hypothetical situation. There has been a terrible murder in Germany. In order to get the evidence they need to arrest the suspect, they need access to his browsing history.
If I had the opportunity to travel anywhere I wanted, I would probably pick Eastern Asia. Japan is highly technologically advanced and they have a heavy influence on western culture. They have one of, if not the highest, life expectancy rates in the world. North Korea and China are both developing economically at such a
On Saturday, September 8, the Washington Post published an article that stated the founders of OxyContin, one of the most highly addictive opioids on the market, has developed and is in the process of releasing another drug, buprenorphine, to combat the rising issue of opioid addictions and consequently the rising number of deaths related to
The danger of a single story is miscommunication and ignorance. How am I supposed know what happens in a story if I’m only given one of the chapters? Similarly, how am I supposed to figure out what is going on in the world when all of my primary education and news sources are so heavily