Opinions

Sports opinion: Why apologize Baker? You earned the flag plant!

Rewind one year to September 2016. Ohio State visits Norman to take on Oklahoma in one of the most anticipated college football games of the year. Instead of being an instant classic like everyone had hoped for, the Buckeyes dismantled the Sooners in front of the largest crowd to watch a sporting event in the…

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Five reasons why Mustang, Yukon will win Bedlam 2017

Mustang- 1. Powerful offense -Mustang’s offense is going to be one of the best in the state this season. They have all the ingredients to be a great offense, including a returning starting quarterback, running back, wide receivers and a monstrous offensive line. They could be too much for Yukon to handle Friday night. 2.…

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Future of Mustang, Yukon football in good hands

When Yukon and Mustang go to battle on the football field Friday at Bronco Stadium, there will be two Jeremy’s on the field manning the sidelines for each team. On the Mustang sideline, it will be Jeremy Dombek, who is entering his fifth season as the face of Bronco football and on the Yukon sideline,…

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Remembering… Kind of Heart

By Molly Lemmons, Mustang resident and former Mustang News columnist “This seems like a perfect, gentle place to live and raise children, doesn’t it?”  I was speaking to my husband as we drove through the little town of Mustang, Oklahoma in the fall of 1963. Indeed, my expression of that thought panned out to be…

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Brittany’s Play Adventure, Mustang’s ‘something good’

Saturday’s grand opening for Brittany’s Play Adventure was truly something special. I got emotional and teared up when I saw all the children and adults walk past the sign and walk into the now open playground. Young or old, disabled or not, everyone was together, everyone was unified and everyone was able to play. Tiffany…

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Wonder Woman turns out to be the (wo)man for the job

*Spoilers may be contained, but I promise not to give away the ending or any big plot twists. As a superhero movie fan, and as one of the rare people who enjoyed DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” I expected to like Wonder Woman, whether it became a Blockbuster hit or not. Though…

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Sports opinion: What if the Thunder had traded Westbrook, kept Harden

 Oct. 28, 2012: I am sitting in the press box at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium covering the Sooners vs. Notre Dame when all of the sudden a buzz started going around the room. Almost every sports writer, who was covering one of the biggest non-conference games in college football that season suddenly stopped watching…

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Beauty and the Beast is ‘magical, beautiful’

The 2017 Beauty and the Beast live-action remake truly is a breath of fresh air. The remake stayed true to the original plot, some scenes being almost an exact match to the 1991 cartoon, which has brought about some complaints, but I thought it was brilliant. Director Bill Condon kept the original “tale as old…

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Spotlight with Maleyia Vaughn: State Senator resigning should be no brainer

State Sen. Ralph Shortey turned himself in to Cleveland County authorities Thursday after being charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution/lewdness. Shortey, 35, was found at the Super 8 Motel in Moore with a 17 year old last Thursday. The Moore…

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