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Tag: "Opinion"

For The Children

[ 0 ] October 19, 2017

Child Abuse Prevention the Latest Casualty of Oklahoma’s Budget Crisis   By OICA CEO Joe Dorman   The lights are literally off at the Oklahoma State Capitol this week, a development that has instantly become an obvious and overused metaphor for a government paralyzed by political gridlock. Budget negotiations are supposedly still occurring while the […]

Notes From the Chief

Notes From the Chief

[ 0 ] October 19, 2017

‘Chosen One’ campaign seeks increase in Cherokee foster and adoptive homes By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker The Cherokee Nation’s Indian Child Welfare team has launched a new initiative to recruit foster and adoptive parents, as well as collect some of the vital items needed for children in need. “Chosen One” is a […]

FCCLA Conference

FCCLA Conference

[ 0 ] October 19, 2017

ISABELL HERLE STUDENT WRITER Last Thursday the Oologah High School FCCLA team went to a conference at the Claremore Performing Arts Center. Tonya Base, the FCCLA coach, and 45 members and officers went to the conference. Grace Inman is Oologah’s FCCLA school president, and at the conference Ceaira Rock was appointed Northeast 1 district president. […]

Notes From The Chief

Notes From The Chief

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

Physician compensation plan positions Cherokee Nation health care for better future By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker The Cherokee Nation recently took a major step towards a stronger and brighter future for our health system. By boosting the compensation of the doctors and other health care professionals who care for our Cherokee people, […]

New Library Books

New Library Books

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

BY ISABELL HERLE STUDENT WRITER In my sophomore year of high school, Oologah got a new librarian, Mrs. Lila Deffenbaugh, who is also an active English teacher and was a coach for the high school academic team. When she first came to the library, not many students besides myself went in and actually checked out […]

Places

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

BY MARIA LAUBACH Publisher   The power of a newspaper is in its breath that it infuses into a community. It is in the focus on local news, events, school, people and businesses that the newspaper serves. It’s also in the reflection of the local culture that unifies all the above aspects of a community life. […]

Concussion Detection Technology

Concussion Detection Technology

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

BY ISABELL HERLE STUDENT WRITER Football helmets are a staple piece of equipment for any football team. This year, the Oologah High School football team helmets have a new addition on their 43 helmets. The helmets the players are wearing are traditional Riddell helmets, but they are special. The have concussion sensors. The sensors in […]

For The Children

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

Children’s Health Services Jeopardized by State and Federal Political Gridlock   By OICA CEO Joe Dorman   At the time of writing this column, our state elected officials are still at an impasse regarding a budget agreement and a resolution to the ongoing Special Session called by Governor Mary Fallin. OICA has been active in […]

Notes From The Chief

Notes From The Chief

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

Celebrating Native and Indigenous Peoples By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker   Tulsa is the heart of Indian Country in America, and I applaud the city’s leaders for adopting Native American Day on the second Monday in October. This move is important and the right thing to do. Tulsa has been and will […]

A Traditional Education

A Traditional Education

[ 0 ] September 28, 2017

BY ISABELL HERLE STUDENT WRITER Outside of the Personal Learning and Virtual Learning options for high school students, they also still have the option to do traditional learning. Traditional learning is what everyone has done until the online classes were introduced, where you sit in class with paper and pens, copying notes off the board […]