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About Rayshell Clapper

Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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Body Movin’ And STEM Groovin’

Nov 07, 14 Body Movin’ And STEM Groovin’

Posted by in Science, Technology

People like to move. For some, dancing acts as a form of exercise while others dance for one simple reason: it’s fun. Recently, one ongoing study shows that dancing provides more than just fun or exercise. It turns out that dancing is beneficial for technology. Specifically, the movements associated with dancing improve girls’ computational skills.

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Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Oct 29, 14 Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Posted by in Health, Science, Seasonal

Today is a great day – it is National Cat Day. That’s right; an entire day dedicated to celebrating cats is upon us. Though many ways exist to celebrate cats on this fine National Cat Day, why don’t we take a look at the benefits of having cats in our lives?

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Girl Power On Mars

Oct 27, 14 Girl Power On Mars

Posted by in Space

Since world governments and organizations began sending people into space, the majority have been men. Part of this was due to cultural biases of the past, but that is not a good explanation for today. As NASA and other organizations practice and plan for sending a crew to Mars, one consideration deals with who should go. One recent study found that women might be the best choice.

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Foods And Tips To Help Prevent Cancer

Oct 18, 14 Foods And Tips To Help Prevent Cancer

Posted by in Health

Right now, we are well into Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every October, men, women, children, and even pets nationwide spread education and awareness about breast cancer. But breast cancer is not the only common and dangerous cancer. Cancer is such a prominent health issue, so let’s look at a really important way prevent cancers.

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Steve Jobs Day: A Great Big Thanks For All The Techno-Benefits

Oct 16, 14 Steve Jobs Day: A Great Big Thanks For All The Techno-Benefits

Posted by in Seasonal, Technology

On October 16 every year, people in the tech world celebrate Steve Jobs Day, a day when Steve Jobs is remembered by many all at the same time. Through his time at Apple, his creativity contributed to bringing the world several important devices. According to Forbes.com, Jobs helped bring the world these 10 great technological advances.

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Getting Our Walk On

Oct 08, 14 Getting Our Walk On

Posted by in Education, Health

It saddens me that young kids are not experiencing the joys of walking to school: the anticipation, adventure, and freedom. I guess I am not alone in this seeing as today is International Walk or Bike to School Day. That’s right; today is an entire day celebrating and promoting the joys of walking to school as the Walk Bike to School website explains.

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The Paper Book Vs. The E-Reader: Who’s The Winner?

Oct 06, 14 The Paper Book Vs. The E-Reader: Who’s The Winner?

Posted by in Science, Technology

As an English professor, I am often asked my opinion on the debate between paper books and e-readers. Until now, the discussion has been primarily focused on the sentimental versus the practical. Paper books lend toward the sentimental side while e-readers support the practicality.

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Social Media Vs. Doctors: Where Do We Get Info About Health?

Oct 01, 14 Social Media Vs. Doctors: Where Do We Get Info About Health?

Posted by in Health, Technology

Imagine waking up feeling achy with symptoms like a headache, nausea, and dizziness. You know that something is wrong, but do not know what that might be. As a recent article explains, young adults who graduated from college or at least attended college relied more on social media and YouTube for their health concerns, whereas older people who had only high school diplomas relied on their doctors.

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Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Sep 24, 14 Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Posted by in Education, Seasonal

As a grammarian and English professor, today is one of my favorite days: National Punctuation Day. This is a day to celebrate punctuation and the correct usage of punctuation. As one who deals with punctuation and editing on a daily basis, I am super excited to share some celebration about punctuation.

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Aye Me Matey: It’s Pirate Time

Sep 19, 14 Aye Me Matey: It’s Pirate Time

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal, Technology

I remember the first time I read Peter Pan and then saw Disney’s animated version. I walked around my house for days imitating just how I thought pirates would talk. On September 19 of every year, people come together to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Yep, you read that correctly.

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