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OKG Newsletter

Topic: school

Back at school

Protesters greeted students at the first day of class of Douglass High School.


Jerry Bohnen
Car horns blared from passing motorists, and the morning sun promised another scorching day as nearly a dozen protesters gathered Wednesday morning outside Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School at 900 Martin Luther King on the first day of the new school year. The protesters — some of whom had been fired by the Oklahoma City Public Schools district — tried drawing attention to their allegations of grade-tampering by principal Brian Staples.
Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Moth Diaries

Be drawn to its mild flame.


Rod Lott
Director Mary Harron's The Moth Diaries is a coming-as-age film in the same way her American Psycho was a Wall Street portrait.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The hell you say

A Prague girl’s use of the word ‘hell’ keeps her from receiving her high school diploma.


Phil Bacharach
You'd think a school that proudly claims to be the home of the Red Devils wouldn't be so timid about using the word “hell,” but you'd be wrong.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The way back home

Country king Vince Gill returns home to headline a benefit concert at Northwest Classen High School, whose stage he played as an unknown.


Rod Lott
Vince Gill with The Mojo Men, Rick White and Bill Maxwell
2 p.m. Sunday
Hudson Performance Hall at Northwest Classen High School
2801 N.W. 27th
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friday night frustration

OKC and Putnam City public schools want a different athletic classification to spur competitiveness on the football field.


Clifton Adcock
Alex Levescy knows about perseverance.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Passing grade

OU finds positive results from a pilot program that allows a coed housing floor.


Carol Cole-Frowe
A coed floor housing choice — two years in the making — appears to be working at the University of Oklahoma.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' deftly grasps the pains and joys of high school.


Phil Bacharach
John Hughes, for all the love people heap on his ’80s teen movies, was far too easy on high school. Maybe your high school experience was different than mine — and, if so, congrats. For many of us, however, those years were a marathon of self-pity, heartache, passion and anything else you’d find on an album by The Smiths.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012