The Mamba Lives On
Story by Caleb Betterton - Sports Editor
Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The crash occurred on Jan. 26 while on the way to a youth basketball tournament. A “Celebration of Life” ceremony was held for Kobe and Gianna on February 24.
The former MVP and five-time NBA champion’s death rocked the basketball world, with teams and players paying tribute to Bryant and his daughter for weeks after the tragedy.
Bryant had a tremendous impact on the game of basketball as well as the people he played with and against. Even though he was over a thousand miles away it hit home here in OKC.
Making Space with Oklahoma Contemporary
By Payton Hayes - Contributor
In fall 2019, Rose State students enrolled in Dr. Suzanne Thomas’ mural class met with Pablo Barrera from Oklahoma Contemporary to discuss their new location and public art project, Making Space, where fence line murals decorated the construction site of the new building.
I was one of the students who went to see the murals in person and learn about Oklahoma Contemporary’s vision for their new location and continuation of the mural series in the future. Barrera has numerous plans for Oklahoma Contemporary in 2020.