Byline: Bonnie Campo / Staff Writer
The College Democrats recently met to discuss ideas and future goals concerning health care and what the newly-enacted Affordable Care Act means to students.
Club President Kenneth Meador said according to the Center of Disease Control, the U.S. houses 46 to 50 million people who don’t have any type of health care coverage, which is 15 to 20 percent of the entire population.
He said a 2005 study showed more than 50 percent of all bankruptcies are the result of expensive health care or from people losing health care altogether because of unemployment.Read More
Recently appearing in box offices, “Conviction” provides a entertaining story with a historical base with the potential to win an Academy Award.
Writer Pamela Gray’s and Director Tony Goldwyn’s film opened Oct. 15.
While “Jackass 3-D” will more than likely claim the title of number one in the box office, this film should not fall under the shadow of grown men who are paid to act like children.
“Conviction” is based on the true story of Betty-Ann (Hilary Swank) and Kenneth Waters (Sam Rockwell), siblings who struggle from childhood to live a “normal” life.Read More
Judi McGee, OCCC Employment Services coordinator, said 110 employers participated in this year’s Job Fair, held on campus Oct. 6.
And, Student Employment and Career Servies Director Debra Vaughn said approximately 3,000 people attended, looking for employment with companies that included large corporations such as Halliburton and Norman Regional Hospital.Read More
The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University all have smoke-free campuses. On Aug. 1, 2011 OCCC will join the movement.
Once the policy goes into effect, cigarettes may not be lit on campus unless the smoker is in a car with the windows rolled up.
An individual who chooses not to comply will be fined.Read More
Almost all college campuses have students who are shocked by textbook prices and left wondering why books cost so much.
Some speculate the prices are high because publishers issue new textbooks more often than necessary, forcing students to always buy the higher-priced textbooks as opposed to buying used books which, typically, are significantly cheaper.Read More
Teaching students better methods to prepare, take, and feel about quizzes and exams was the topic of a recent Brown Bag luncheon.
From noon to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 22 in CU1, Services to Students with Disabilities Assistant Director Sarah French spoke to a group of students about helpful test-taking skills and strategies.
Although most students fear tests, French said, they do not realize they already have the materials needed to succeed in them.Read More
The most recent Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez slasher-flick, “Machete,” opened in theaters Sept. 3. In comparison to the credibility and success of other Rodriguez films such as “Sin City” and “Kill Bill,” this creation is disastrous.
The lead role of “Machete,” an ex-agent out for blood, is played by Danny Trejo, who maintains the same rough appearance he has in every other film.
Being type cast has finally led Trejo to a starring role, yet the acting is almost as gruesome as the gory brawls.
Robert De Niro plays Senator McLaughlin, up for re-election on the platform of immigration reform with a spin. This is his funniest role since “Meet the Parents,” and he is the only cast member who shows any talent in the film.Read More
Students at OCCC and other college campuses have fallen into the habit of texting, and not just for its ease and convenience. It seems in every class at least one student feels the urge to tap their fingers and send a message, but why? For some, it seems to be a compulsion.
Philosophy major Jordan Sewell said he is guilty of sending texts during a lecture, but never really thought of it as rude.
“Yeah, I mean I never thought it was a big deal, and I am not trying to be rude, but it allows me to make plans for later while I am still in class,” Sewell said.Read More