TU opts out of EMSAcare program

19 January 2015

TU decided against participating in a program that waives ambulance fees for a monthly fee. University News Reporter Cailtin Woods reports.

OK proposes hoodie ban

19 January 2015

State Senator Barrington proposed a bill banning hoods or coverings that conceal an individual’s identity. The bill will be debated this upcoming legislative session. Sports Reporter Wade Crawford reports.

What has Bridenstine been up to?

19 January 2015

Congressman Jim Bridenstine began his second term by sponsoring several bills, voting against John Boehner for Speaker and attaining a new committee chairmanship. Politics Reporter Brennen VanderVeen reports.

From Veracruz to Tulsa: One man’s story

19 January 2015

Ivan Godinez is an immigrant advocate and highly active with DREAM Act Oklahoma. Ivan came to the United States illegally with his mother when he was 14 from Veracruz, Mexico. Here is his account of his journey from Mexico to Tulsa. This story has been edited for clarity and brevity.

With DACA, fewer Oklahomans fear deportation

19 January 2015

Up to 39,000 undocumented immigrants in Oklahoma could benefit from President Obama’s latest immigration executive order. Two years ago, the Obama administration implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, permitting certain undcoumented immigratns to apply for legal status. Over 3,800 Oklahoma residents have already applied. DACA recipients are eligible for work permits and driver licenses, giving them freer access to commerce and public services. News Editor Nikki Hager reports.

Exchange students celebrate winter holidays

8 December 2014
Michaela Flonard,

Student Life Reporter Michaela Flonard interviewed students from Brazil, Turkey, Germany, France and Oman about how they celebrate winter holidays at home.

Blankenship fired after last football game

8 December 2014
Matt Rechtien,

This past Monday Tulsa Athletic Director Derrick Gragg announced that head football coach Bill Blankenship has been relieved of his duties as Tulsa’s coach after his fourth season at the helm. Sports Editor Matt Rechtien reports.

TU adds video game design major

8 December 2014
Nate Beckemeyer,

A computer simulation and gaming major will come to TU and available this fall. Dr. Roger Mailler is sponsoring the major’s adoption. Student Writer Nate Beckemeyer reports.

Parade of Lights renamed to Tulsa Christmas Parade … again

8 December 2014
Fraser Kastner,

Following controversy surrounding the parade’s inclusive name, the Parade of Lights will now be called the Tulsa Christmas Parade. State-Run Media Editor Fraser Kastner reports.

New organization to raise funds for school in Ghana

8 December 2014
Michaela Flonard,

Senior Gabriella Pierce founded Pencils for Promise, which aims to raise over $25,000 for a primary school in Ghana. The organization had its first fundraiser last week. Student Life Reporter Michaela Flonard explains.