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Oklahoma teachers travel to state Capitol to protest

Josie Logsdon

April 4, 2018

Public school teachers across Oklahoma made their way to the state Capitol by school bus to march for higher education funding early Monday morning. Teachers at Longfellow Middle School in Norman, Oklahoma, said their priorities are the students’ learning environment and classroom resources. Beth...

A taste of compassion

David Massey serves student reporter/ editor Savannah Melher hot cocoa in the chilling wind. PHOTO: Brandon King

Brandon King

April 4, 2018

In the early-morning darkness surrounding the Oklahoma State Capitol, the only lights visible are streetlights, blinking lights on circling helicopters, and a shack covered in painted-on icicles and snowmen. Flashing green, red, and blue lights illuminate the darkened parking l...

Norman art museum crew aims for perfection

Kristi Wyatt, preparator and associate exhibition designer, and Christopher Mackie, assistant preparator, wrap a painting and prepare to place it in a cardboard container. The painting joined a collection of artwork that was sent to Dallas for conservation Monday.

Sam Brown

March 23, 2018

Brad Stevens gets asked what exactly his job is more often than he’d like. “When I tell people what I do, they’re like, ‘Well, what is that?’ So I always have to explain them what a preparator does.” They may only be three people, and they may do a job that not a lot of people think much...

Cross OU refutes the possibility of low occupancy

Construction workers reach the final stage in the development of Cross OU. The complex will contain a black box theatre, a coffee shop and multiple retail shops.

Vladyslav Alforov

March 22, 2018

A 1,200-bed luxury housing complex, slated to open in August, is being intensely marketed to upperclassmen by the University of Oklahoma housing department. “We do have a waiting list on certain floor plans,” said Caleb Calame, leasing and marketing manager for Cross OU. Cross OU, a suite-based...

Museum hosts club for young students to promote science

Spike’s Club students line up to go explore the ancient life gallery at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History on Feb. 1, 2018, in Norman.

Rochelle Chukwuma

March 19, 2018

  Elementary students are developing a love for the natural world as they participate in a monthly after-school program that promotes science hosted by a local history museum. The program's Spikes Club instructors at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman said the focus on...

Oklahoma fights to make stolen valor a punishable crime

Members of the Senate vote on Bill 995. SB 995 will punish those who impersonate members or veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Chelsea Horn

March 15, 2018

As of February 28, Oklahoma is half way to punishing those who falsely identify their services in the U.S. Armed forces or falsely represent military valor with more sever than a slap on the wrist. With Senate voting unanimously, 41-0, in favor, those who impersonate or misrepresent themselves as a ...

Stop the bleed Oklahoma!

Pediatric trauma coordinator at OU Medical Center, Lindsey Henson teaching how to stop the bleeding in case of an emergency.

Chelsea Horn

February 26, 2018

Whether it’s a gunshot wound or an injury from a vehicle collision, Oklahomans can be equipped to save someone’s life. Due to the increase of preventable casualties, the OU Medical Trauma Team is offering hands-on-training to members of the community. “We are going to educate our community on ...

A community mourns St. Gregory’s University

On November 8, administrators announced the university will suspend operations after the fall semester.

Matt Welsh

December 14, 2017

Shawnee, Oklahoma is not a college town. As you drive through the area, churches and the occasional casino line the small roads. Neighborhoods and open fields fill the town. Across from The Timbers subdivision lies Unzer Family Circle, a road lined with pine trees and glimpses of cattle. The sign and...

Stream or purchase music: Which one supports musicians the most?

Flock of Pigs rehearsing for an upcoming show. (Ben Renfro)

Luke Schumacher

December 7, 2017

Millions of people use some form of a music streaming service rather than purchasing an artist’s music. “I pretty much only stream,” said Will Keller, sophomore at the University of Oklahoma. “I use Spotify because they have a good student discount and you can save music to stream offline.” Other...

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon’s first volunteer still gives her time 17 years later

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon's first volunteer still gives her time 17 years later

Mary Smith

May 7, 2017

Over two decades ago the Oklahoma City community was shaken by a tragic bombing that killed 168. Ruby Cline, an Oklahoma City resident, was horrified and while she didn't know any victims or survivors personally she felt the pain of their loss. When an opportunity arose in 2001 to honor those victims...

Medieval Fair show makes autistic teenager’s dream reality

Medieval Fair show makes autistic teenager's dream reality

Mary Smith

May 7, 2017

For the first four years of Sierra's life she didn't speak a word. Her autism kept her disengaged from the world around her, until, that is, the tiny girl with wispy blond hair saw the mermaids at the Norman Medieval Fair. The sight of the mermaids drew out her first words: "The magic." And from then...

Inside an Oklahoma City Bombing Survivor’s Story

Leah Whiticker

April 26, 2017

There are stories that in crazy moments time moves in slow motion. At 9:02 a.m., she felt hot wind hit her face. It was so fast it was like riding a motorcycle with hair being pulled back. She remembered thinking it was a gas explosion from the gas problem from the week before. Then, she realized that...

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