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Lauren Waymire '17 is the Editor-in-Chief and a former Staff Writer at The Sandspur.

Senior staffers bid farewell to ‘The Sandspur,’ reminisce on time spent

April 27, 2017

When I first joined The Sandspur as a freelance writer, it was a way for me to build up my portfolio and gain writing experience for the future. I am happy to say that it has become much more than that.From freelance writer to staff member, I’m honored to have been a part of such […]

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Letter from the Editor to the Class of 2020

August 29, 2016

It is unbelievably humid, there are lizards everywhere, the amount of rain cannot possibly be real, and you brought way too much stuff (even though you’ll think halfway through the semester that it isn’t nearly enough).  Moving in is a pain, there’s pandemonium, and you keep losing track of a parent. In the midst of […]

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Where in the world

April 24, 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa A wave of intense xenophobia has taken over parts of South Africa with the latest manifestations hitting Johannesburg. Protestors attacked and looted foreign-owned businesses to show their displeasure for the growing number of foreigners in a country whose unemployment stands at approximately 24 percent. While President Jacob Zuma offered harsh condemnation of […]

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Where in the World

April 16, 2015

North Charleston, S. Carolina A South Carolina cop has been arrested on murder charges after shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott, the man he pulled over for a traffic stop. Officer Michael Slager pulled Scott over for a broken tail light and Scott left the car and ran, believing that he was being pulled over for not […]

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Where in the World

April 8, 2015

Rome, Italy The Italian government rescued over 1,500 migrants in approximately 24 hours as they attempted to enter Italy via five boats in the Mediterranean Sea. The mission took four coastguard vessels and an Italian navy ship to rescue those stranded not far off the coast of Libya. Of the 170,000 that crossed the Mediterranean […]

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Where in the World

April 2, 2015

Alps, France Germanwings flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps after the co-pilot sent the plane into an intentional descent. Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old co-pilot, reportedly locked the door to the cockpit after the pilot left for a moment and manually programmed the plane to go down. Investigators have found links to mental illness but […]

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Where in the World

March 26, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected as the head of the country Likud party. Netanyahu won with a comfortable margin, to the surprise of many, after staying fairly even with his challengers in the poll during the weeks leading up to elections. This marks Netanyahu’s third consecutive term in office since 2009 […]

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Where in the World

March 19, 2015

Istanbul, Turkey Three British teenagers were placed into custody in Turkey’s capital and subsequently returned to the United Kingdom after attempting to make their way to Syria to perpetuate terrorist acts. Scotland Yard, the British investigative agency, contacted the Turkish government after receiving intelligence about the intentions of the boys.The boys had travelled to Turkey […]

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Racism triggers rapid response from university

March 19, 2015

The Oklahoma Kappa chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was recently suspended after a video emerged on a social media platform of members of the fraternity singing a racist song to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” University of Oklahoma’s President David Boren was praised for the swift action he took to […]

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Where in the World

March 12, 2015

Maiduguri, Nigeria The Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State following an attack by female suicide bombers in the town of Maiduguri. In a video reportedly released by their leader Abubakar Shekau, the group promised loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of IS. The self-proclaimed caliph of the Muslim world […]

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