OIL Reporter

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Sunshine Committees Hold Date Auctions

by Miranda Dabney Thursday night and Friday morning, March 31 and April 1, The House and Senate Sunshine Committees of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL) put on a Date Auction for the delegates. The Sunshine Committees of both chambers work to provide the delegates with snacks for the long days..

Chambers Hold Freshman Bill Competitions

by Miranda Dabney On Friday, April 1, the Senate and House of Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL) held their freshman bill competitions, to great success. Each session of OIL, freshmen delegates compete in the Freshman Bill, authored, argued and amended by freshmen delegates. Freshmen delegates have attended a maximum of one..

Keep On Keepin On

by Alyssa Sperrazza The 2016 spring session of Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL) is coming to a close. With a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore, the next group of leaders are stepping up. And while emotions will be high at the closing joint session..

Stronger Together

by Alyssa Sperrazza Politics is known for being a messy game. This session at Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL), the election for governor and lieutenant governor turned into a complicated affair that drained people, turned friends against one another and showed a side of OIL that no one wanted. With the issue..

An Open Letter to Voters

by Shellby Branch Like and unlike many of you, I had no idea what I was getting into when I replied to my delegation chair’s email regarding the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature. The reason why all of us are here is because we are intrigued by politics (well, unless you think..

Equality in 2016

by Shellby Branch As you may know, it is the year 2016. Slavery was ended many years ago and the civil rights movement was long before many of us were even thought of. Then why is race still so controversial? Each of us view ethnicity differently because we were raised..

Downtown: adventure awaits

by Shellby Branch I love exploring downtowns in other states. Chicago. Dallas. New Orleans. Looking straight up to the sky and at tall skyscrapers. Watching strangers move hurriedly. Listening to the heavy traffic. There is no other feeling like being somewhere brand new. It is completely unfamiliar. There is the..


by Rebecca Campbell Beginning last session, the journalists of Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature began to make a name for themselves. From random trips to a double decker coffee shop to the constant runs to Starbucks for the members of the Board of Directors, the journalists were able to make session fun...

Protector of the (Zero) Stars

by Rebecca Campbell The Senate is widely regarded as the mind of the people. It is traditionally smaller than the House, but just as opinionated. Since the Senate is smaller, but more prestigious, the atmosphere is a little more rigid than in the House. The House can be a bit rambunctious..

Fun Caucuses

by Rachel Frazer As a major within the Communication, Arts and Media department at my university and an OIL zero-star, I have to admit I’ve not understood a large portion of what’s happened in the last 36 hours. When I began college as a wide-eyed, naive freshmen, I found my..