Columns/Opinions

Tue
18
Mar

My Point Of View

Cordell’s Lady Blue Devil Basketball team accomplished something last week that hasn’t happened since 1975! They played in the championship game of the State Tournament, a feat last accomplished by a CHS boys’ basketball team 39 years ago. The 2013-2014 Lady Blue Devil team completed their fantastic season with a record of 28 and 2 and a trophy topped with a silver basketball. In the course of the season, they won the Burns Flat-
Dill City Tournament (a championship they have claimed so many times no one seems to have an accurate count!) and the Tri-County Championship.
 
Tue
11
Mar

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
As most of you know, this past week has been a pretty good week in the Cordell community. In my article I would like to discuss a different perspective about some of the events from last week. I have often talked about the way this community gets behind its basketball teams during the playoffs; this year was no different. Well, maybe it was different. There was a great deal of traveling involved to support the home team this year. While I realize that this traveling is difficult for fans, it is also a challenge for the coaches and teams.
 
Tue
11
Mar

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
As a kid, I gave silly things up for lent like candy or dessert. What I didn’t do was think of why I was giving up something. As I moved on to high school, where religious conversations were surprisingly common considering that it was a public school, I was forced to defend my beliefs.
 
Tue
04
Mar

The Time To Fix The Capitol Is Now

By Governor Mary Fallin.
 
The Oklahoma Capitol was built in 1917. Since then it has been the People’s House - a place where state business is conducted and laws are written and passed. It is also a living museum where school children and other visitors come to learn about the history of their state and the workings of their government. For many who pass through Oklahoma, it is the lasting impression they have of our home. I am proud of this building. I am proud of the work that has gone into acquiring and preserving the priceless portraits, paintings and murals that showcase our history. When the dome was completed in 2002, I thought the people of Oklahoma finally had the kind of beautiful, functional Capitol building they deserved.
 
Tue
04
Mar

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
As Cordell remains enraptured by their two basketball teams, I am inspired by the way these two teams have come together. They continue to be great ambassadors for the town and the game. What makes these teams so special is that they have arrived at this point on such different paths. The Lady Blue Devils have been the hunted all year. They got every opponent’s best performance, yet, they fought off all comers.
 
Tue
25
Feb

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
Basketball playoff time is a favorite for many within the Cordell Community. Cordell hosted the district tournament this past week, and both teams will advance to the regional tournament this week. The girls’ team drew a first round bye in the district tournament before facing Dibble in the district finals. Dibble played tough, but the Lady Blue ended up cruising to an easy win. The ladies played a solid game and will look to play better in each round of the playoffs. The ladies will play at Amber-Pocasset Thursday at 6:30 pm. The Friday and Saturday games will be held at Purcell. The area tournament will be played at Byng. It’s time to put on your travelin’ shoes.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Seeing the benefit of Avanced Placement

By Janet Barresi.
 
The College Board’s 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Report to the Nation showed some encouraging signs for Oklahoma. Among its findings, I was pleased to see that in May of last year, Oklahoma high school students achieved a score of 3 or higher on more than 13,000 AP exams. If each of these scores resulted in three college credits earned at state universities, students and their families stood to save almost $9 million in tuition. The best result, however is that students taking an AP course and its subsequent exam are better prepared for college and career.
 
Tue
18
Feb

Serious Policy Proposals Advance

By State Representative Todd Russ.
 
Tue
18
Feb

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Environmental science was my favorite subject in college, developing a strong interest in the environment and passion for environmental policy. When I moved here, my expectations were pretty low for the environmental standards. In fact, an Oklahoma City resident complained to me about how filthy the water was on my first flight to the state.
 
Tue
11
Feb

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
Last week the 2014 Legislative Session began, and it looks to be a very important session for the state of Oklahoma. Actually, all sessions of the legislature are important; I believe that this session will be especially crucial for public education within our state. It is my opinion that public education has come under attack during the past few years. The combination of decreased funding along with increased unfunded mandates has lead me to this opinion. This opinion has also been developed as a result of the continued negative attitude towards teachers and public education from some of our state leaders.
 

 

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