During my time in the Netherlands, I hung out primarily with the other international students. Anyone who studies abroad can tell you, it’s not always easy to make friends with the locals, especially if they would rather speak their own language instead of interact. As the group of 30 or so Geosciences students I knew … [Read more…]
One of the great travesties of American television is that, for all the ridiculous reality TV we consume, there is truly no flair to it. This is not an opinion I thought I would hold, but after a night of watching the Eurovision Song Contest with my European compatriots, I stand by it firmly. Kim … [Read more…]
In Ecuador, the most eye-opening experience I had was when we stayed in a hostel on a beach in a place called Playa Ayampe. The wifi went out, and instead of wasting a night complaining, everyone staying there gathered on the front porch to share stories and a couple of beers–despite being from a plethora of different … [Read more…]
I’ve studied abroad twice and spent time in every country I could along the way, but the best meal I’ve ever had was in the first place I ever visited. Summer 2015 found me taking my first study abroad to Arezzo, Italy. It was the first time I’d ever gone abroad, and I was nervous. … [Read more…]
I cannot recall how many times I listened to “Princess of China” by Coldplay and Rihanna in my room in Clermont-Ferrand, France. I would come back to the room after a day in Norman’s sister city, sit on my bed, and start playing the song on my iPad. I would quietly sing along to the … [Read more…]
OUFORUM was named the overall “Best Community” website as well as “Fan Favorite” (in our category) at OUCreate’s 2016 website contest. This is a big achievement for our first semester as a publication. Thank you to all who voted! Please contact us here if you have ideas, concerns, or want to get involved.
OU FORUM has been nominated for “Best Community” in the OUCreate website contest! Voting ends THIS THURSDAY at 11:59pm!! Could you spread the love, share your voice, and vote for us? You can vote up to 1x per day! http://create.ou.edu/creaties/vote/ Think you could pass this on? Thanks, The FORUM Team
The Gourd Dancer J. Nicole Hatfield Acrylic and spray paint on canvas Contemporary American painter J. Nicole Hatfield is a Native Oklahoman who draws her inspiration from old historical photographs of her proud tribal women. By painting them she feels she not only acknowledges them as well as honors them by giving them a voice in … [Read more…]