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One Bite at a Time

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Maintenance and repair crews, facing the seemingly indomitable task of cleaning up eastern Oklahoma waterways and recreation areas from last year’s historic flooding, adopted the strategy found in a classic riddle. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Nearly 15 months after devastating rains and floods,...

Sunkissed Santorini

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The quintessential Greek island of Santorini is unerringly stunning. There are about 1,000 reasons to go there ... and none to ever leave.    Imagine a big triangle out in the Aegean Sea, whose tips are the coasts of southern Greece, southwestern Turkey and Crete. In the center of...

Pedal Power

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Craft beer enthusiasts who don’t mind putting in a little footwork can visit their favorite Oklahoma City and Tulsa haunts in a unique way – by pedaling through areas close to the cities’ downtowns. Meanwhile, folks in Oklahoma’s capital city who prefer a more comfortable, relaxing option can embark on a 3 ½-hour...

The Power of the Youth

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Kaela Verner Cascia Hall Attending: Stanford University Intended major:Biochemistry with a minor in marine biology with a pre-med track.  Biggest influence:My mom. She is the one that inspired me to be the person that I am. She is a headstrong...

How to Prevent Your Future In-Laws from Becoming the Out-Laws

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By Nina Bronson and Amanda Kirzner After years of putting yourself out there in the seemingly endless battlefield of hook-ups, online chats and blind dates, you finally found a keeper. This person is everything you dreamed of, and the nightmares you endured just a short time ago seem to be distant memories....

The Threat of Meningitis

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Meningitis, a critical and sometimes deadly infection, affects the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. There are several types of meningitis, and a patient needs to be evaluated by a doctor to quickly determine the cause and severity. “Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues, called the leptomeninges,” says Linda Salinas, an...

Outdoor Fun Abounds

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After a quarantined spring and early summer, you won’t need to ask friends and family if they’re ready to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors. One simple way to accomplish that is to take advantage of the great city parks in Oklahoma. “Oklahoma City parks are back open and...

Where Tribe and Town Define Each Other

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At many corners, vehicles are commanded to ᎠᎴᏫᏍᏙᏗ before they proceed into traffic. Along downtown avenues, signs stating Ꮭ ᎠᏗ ᏱᎩ mean drivers have to find other places to park. Street names and directions also appear in the Cherokee syllabary completed by Sequoyah in 1821. This is the...

Breaking It Down

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In the early 1970s, black and Latinx youth were influenced by a variety of sources – like gymnastics and martial arts – to create a dance known as ‘b-boying’ or ‘breaking.’ The dance that was once a way for rival gangs to fight for turf in New York eventually made its way into the mainstream...

A Feast for the Ears

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The rapport between two or more hosts makes a podcast shine, according to Oklahomans who produce audio shows. Levity is a good idea, too, even with serious topics, they say. And there’s one piece of advice all aspiring podcasters should take seriously: “The secret to a winning podcast is consistency,” says Ryan Howell,...