Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

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Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

Gaylord News

Gaylord News, a news service of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College.

Gaylord News

A group of books dealing with critical race theory at the Bizzell Memorial Library, located on campus at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. PHOTO BY: Will Blessing

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole asks education secretary to withdraw grant priorities

Kolby Terrell June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Cole is using more caution on a bill he co-sponsored in March on civics education since the Biden administration announced grant priorities for the bill in late April. “The...

Makes Joint Restaurant and the RVA Inc. Control Tower in the background at the Ardmore Industrial Airpark. Ardmore Industrial Airpark Jake’s Joint Restaurant and RVA, Inc. Control Tower  Photo Courtesy of Ardmore Industrial Airpark

Oklahoma Delegation Seeks Millions for Community Projects

Kaitlyn Deggs and Kaleigh Tingelstad June 8, 2021

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in a decade, lawmakers representing Oklahoma have submitted requests to the House Appropriations Committee for specific projects in their districts. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole...

Signature event canceled by Tulsa Race Massacre centennial organizers

Kolby Terrell, Reporter May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — After 100 years, survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre are still looking for justice, but a lack of education about the tragedy makes their plight even more challenging. “No one cared...

Gordon Yellowman is one of Four Principal Chiefs for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Yellowman is also a father, husband, administrator, artist, educator, historian, and community leader. (Photo provided)

Cheyenne chief discusses heritage, resiliency

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland May 19, 2021

NORMAN — A chief for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes spoke on the Gaylord News “Survive & Thrive” podcast about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Indigenous communities. “I strongly...

Cafeteria manager Yanet Viamontes hugs library assistant Mais Shalabi in the hallway at Prairie Vale Elementary School. The staff celebrated Viamontes with chants and applause after she passed her citizenship exam. (Photo provided by Prairie Vale Elmentary School)

Oklahoma school a beacon of acceptance amid challenging times

Robert Viamontes, Reporter May 19, 2021

Immigrants have been among the most-affected by the turbulent political climate of recent years. But Prairie Vale Elementary School in the Deer Creek School District has maintained its promise to be a...

The BeetBox Truck parked outside of Vanessa House Brewery on March 26, 2021. Photo by Zaria Oates.

Fast, mobile veganism on the rise

Zaria Oates, Reporter May 13, 2021

Two friends who met in a college classroom have turned their interest in healthier eating into a food truck for vegans. You read that right—a food truck for vegans. Gywneth Yvonne, 22, and Randon...

Jacob Keyes, a member of the Iowa Nation, owns and operates SkyDance Brewing Co. in Oklahoma City. It's a dream Keyes and his late father shared. (Photo courtesy Jacob Keyes)

Iowa Nation member to expand first Native-owned brewery

Jazz M. Wolfe, Reporter May 10, 2021

Oklahoma’s first Native American-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer. Jacob Keyes, a member of the Iowa Nation, opened...

The decision by leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to rebrand the tribe's name without

Muscogee Nation drops colonial era name

Keegan Williams, Reporter May 5, 2021

Tribal leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation say they are dropping “Creek” from its name as part of a rebranding effort. But members of the nation are not all on board with the change, and some...

President Joe Biden used his first address before a joint session of Congress Wednesday to tout an ambitious plan to reshape the American economy. (Photo courtesy U.S. Congress)

Oklahoma delegation reacts negatively to Biden’s joint session address

Bennett Brinkman and Joseph Tomlinson April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation were unified in their opposition to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday address to a joint session of Congress. Biden’s speech called for...

Run the land: Native women across the U.S. take to the roads and trails

Joseph Perez, Reporter April 29, 2021

TUCSON — “Getting lost is the best part of trail running,” Marlinda Bedonie said with a chuckle as we shielded our eyes from the morning sun, searching for our cars. We spoke on a recent morning...

Senate Republicans Vote to Oppose Earmarks

Libbey Dean, Reporter April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — Roads, bridges and tunnels are a crucial element of President Joe Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan. They are also fundamental in the controversial debate over earmarks. U.S....

Freshman Oklahoma congresswoman named Republican class president

Skylar Tallal, Reporter April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Stephanie Bice is Oklahoma's freshman Congresswoman, but the first 100 days of her term would challenge even the most experienced representative. Having won election in the midst of a...

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