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Group of OK teachers split with OEA, push for income tax reform

From left to right, Norman teachers Darcy Pippins, Kathy Wilson, Dawn Brockman and Stephania Abell meet to discuss their walkout strategy for the week on Sunday. The teachers, led by Brockman, decided to push for income tax reform bill HB3113.

Jordan D'Silva

April 10, 2018

Some teachers have split with the Oklahoma Education Association, pushing for income tax reform instead of removing the tax exemption on capital gains. This comes after House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols expressed doubt in the capital gains tax, saying the tax was traded for votes to raise the...

Middle schoolers talk to OK rep. who disagreed with teacher walkout

Jordan D'Silva

April 3, 2018

Two Oklahoma middle schoolers attending the Oklahoma teacher walkout Monday morning at the Oklahoma State Capitol approached Rep. Bobby Cleveland to talk about his remarks that teachers “should be in the classroom” instead of walking out. Cleveland has been outspoken in his disagreement wi...

OU fine arts students facing added costs

Music education sophomore Bryla Birdwell does voice exercises in Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center. Birdwell pays over $250 a semester for instrumental accompaniment.

Jordan D'Silva

March 3, 2018

Many students in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts are facing added financial stress, paying over $250 out-of-pocket a semester for instrumental accompaniment. Most fine arts students are required to have paid accompaniment for classes, rehearsals and performances. Students are often too...

OU senior gets his time in spotlight as lead in spring musical

Jordan D'Silva

February 16, 2018

Musical theatre senior Thomas Cromer practices a tap routine Musical theatre senior Thomas Cromer will be a leading man for the first time in an OU production, starring as Jimmy Winter in Nice Work if You Can Get it beginning Friday evening at 8 p.m. in Brackett Theatre. Cromer will play a wealthy p...

The role of climate change in hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Jordan D'Silva

September 13, 2017

By: Jordan D'Silva and Jackson Sharp Climate change has been linked to many of the natural disasters in recent years, but none so heavily as the hurricanes of the past few weeks. OU students were asked about the link between climate change and the hurricanes and the steps that should be taken going...

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