Break from Business: 5, 6, 7, 8…

Break from Business

5, 6, 7, 8…

By Chase Harmon, Business Graduate Advisor

I personally began my cheerleading career in 2009 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. I then continued at Oklahoma State University from 2011-2015, where I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Along with offering eight years of cheerleading experience and nine years of coaching experience, . . .  read more

The Amazing Story of Apu Ollantay

The Story’s Background:

Before I discuss the important scenes of Apu Ollantay and a closer reading over Cusi and Apu Ollantay, it is a good idea to get into the background, such as how it was created.

Before the story was created, it was considered a drama that “…was cultivated by the Incas and the dramatic performance were enacted before them” (Markham). It was also . . .  read more

Popol Vuh, The Twins Defeat Seven Macaw

The Popol Vuh is a collection of stories cherished by the ancient, the colonial, and even the modern Quiché Maya people of Guatemala. The Popol Vuh covers the creation of the world and humankind. The Popol Vuh borrows from ancient council “screen-folds.” The following illustrations are of the hero-gods, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, defeating the over-proud . . .  read more

The difference between a sincere and earnest representation of women’s capabilities and a half-hearted attempt to make a sorry-not-sorry apology.


The difference between a sincere and earnest representation of women’s capabilities and a half-hearted attempt to make a sorry-not-sorry apology.

Christine De Pizan was a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, writing around the same time as he was during the middle ages in Europe. Being an educated . . .  read more

Lugh of the Long Arm, An Irish Epic

The following is an account of the life of Lugh of the Long Arm. In Irish mythology this man is the savior of the people of Danaa, the true rulers of Ireland. This story covers Lughs origin as son of Kian, the sun god, and the battle between the people of Danaa and their oppressors the Fomorians. This particular . . .  read more

Vikatanitambā: Three Women Poets

Who is she?

Not much is known about Vikatanitambā. We do know she is one of the Three Women Poets that are mentioned in The Classical Sanskrit Lyrics. It is stated in our book that based solely on her name alone, it is believed she is from southern India. So perhaps she looked something like this:


What is known about her is that she lived sometime between . . .  read more

What is love? Chaucer and Petrarch

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus’s Song is excerpt from his tragic romance, Troilus and Criseyde. Here is the song:

If no love is, O God, what fele I so?
And if love is, what thing and which is he?
If love be good, from whennes cometh my woo?
If it be wikke, a wonder thynketh me,
When ever torment and adversite
That cometh of hym, may to me savory thinke,
For ay thurst I, the more that ich it drynke.
And if that at myn owen lust I brenne,
From whennes cometh my waillynge and my pleynte?
If harm agree me, whereto pleyne I thenne?
I noot, ne whi unwery that I feynte.
O quike deth, O swete harm so queynte,
How may of the in me swich quantite,
But if that I consente that it be?
And if that I consente, I wrongfully
Compleyne, iwis.  Thus possed to and fro,
Al stereless withinne a boot am I
Amydde the see, betwixen wyndes two,
That in contrarie stonden evere mo.
Allas! what is this wondre maladie?
For hete of cold, for cold of hete, I dye.

My Middle English is not the best but Troilus is questioning love and his life after he feels that he has been betrayed by Criseyde.   Troilus begins by wondering, “If there is no love, God, what do I feel?” His . . .  read more

A Reflection on Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre

Front cover of the book Tulsa 1921 Reporting a Massacre

Written by Saheli Nath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management — 

This book is a fascinating work highlighting the contradictions between history and memory. In this book, Krehbiel describes the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and discusses the antecedents and consequences of the tragic event that left somewhere around ~300 African Americans dead (estimates . . .  read more