“Willkommen in unserer Bäckerei” (Welcome to OUr Bakery)

Nearly 40 students got a taste of one of Germany’s most famous cultural and culinary offerings—die deutsche Bäckerei (the German bakery). Courtesy of Florian Siedlarek, visiting professor of German, students enjoyed two nights of socializing while baking some of Germany’s signature treats and learning more about the country’s culture. “I was surprised at how many students were interested in baking,” said …

OU Student “Vudu Kat”: Saving Hip-Hop One Day at a Time

“Vudu who?” Vudu Kat, also known as Alex Clark ’11, and, armed with a videocamera and a Facebook fan page, Clark was poised to restore the genre to its golden days—the music of the 80s.  It’s what old-school hip-hop heads call “the real hip-hop,” characterized by the artist’s meaningful rhymes born of inspiration, passion, and protest— a distant relative of today’s hip-hop scene. Oglethorpe Blog heard …

One Student’s (Front Row) Take on the World Cup

A while back, we featured a rising senior, Malika Whitley, who was spending her Summer Break the OU Way as a programming assistant for the National Black Arts Festival.  Now, she’s in  South Africa, working as an intern for the City of Cape Town’s Special Events department and blogging about her adventures.  Find out her take on the …