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OKG Newsletter


Topic: online

Over the Rainbow

Remember Rainbow Records, once a local vinyl mecca? Take a spin through music history.


Music

Ryan LaCroix
Today’s world is a virtual playground for music lovers. There’s no shortage of avenues to learn about breaking bands, download new songs or unearth a rare track. And there is little to no effort needed to find what you want or stumble upon the unexpected.
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Exhausted exams

In the wake of glitches with online standardized testing, some school districts and state lawmakers question the validity of the exams.


News

Phil Bacharach
Nothing gets people testy like test-taking, especially when accessing the test becomes a sort of test in itself. That was the case last month for 9,100 Oklahoma students in sixth through 12 grade whose scores on online tests were invalidated because of a technological snafu.
 
Monday, May 13, 2013

Pants or no pants — e-fairness is needed


Letters to the Editor

Steve Schlegel
I find it laughable that Hal Stevens thinks so little of brick-and-mortar retailers that he’d call us stooges for the state government and “inefficient” presumably because we chose to base our business in the community (Letters, Hal Stevens, “Mucking up marketplace fairness,” Aug. 7, Gazette). I was insulted for myself and the other retailers who are advocating for the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) until I found out that Mr. Stevens is an eBay retailer. eBay is based around this loophole, and their lobbyists are paying through the nose to keep this loophole alive.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New words defy, get illogical response


CFN

Gazette staff
Oxford Dictionaries sent the Internet into a tizzy last week when they announced that “twerk” and “selfie” would be added to Oxford Dictionaries Online. Word spread like a meme as the news appeared on sites such as Mashable, TechCrunch, The New York Times blog The Learning Network, The Washington Post website and, of course, Fox News — not to mention its appearance on The Oklahoman’s website, NewsOK, with the headline, “Thanks, Miley: ‘Twerking’ Now in Dictionary.”
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Instalove

A long-distance photo share turns into a down-home, real-life love affair.


Features

Angela Chambers
After two years following each other on Instagram, an Oklahoma City woman asked her British follower to meet on Skype for a cup of tea.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013
 
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