[UNFILTERED] PSO Crews From Oklahoma Helping Florida Recover From Hurricane
(Editor's Note: Storme Jones is reporting for News 9 [UNFILTERED] on behalf of Gaylord News and the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.) About 20 workers with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma are working to get power restored to neighborhoods in the Florida Panhandle in the wake of destruction left behind by Hurricane Michael. They're doing everything from replacing snapped lines to broken poles and blown transformers. "Even though we have major ...
[UNFILTERED] Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief 'Blessing' After Hurricane Michael
(Editor's Note: Storme Jones is reporting for News 9 [UNFILTERED] on behalf of Gaylord News and the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.) Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers clean up debris and provide hot meals, both major blessings for people impacted by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. "Started out with Katrina, and then I went to Rita -- and that's what I've been doing, every one of them," said Choctaw resident Wanda McLaughli...
[UNFILTERED] Photos From Protests Outside Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing
Gaylord News reporters and University of Oklahoma students Megan Ross and Storme Jones are covering the protests happening outside the Brett Kavanaugh hearings Thursday in Washington D.C. The protests are happening inside the Hart Senate Office Building, where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is giving testimony to support her accusation that Kavanaugh, a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, sexually assaulted her in 1982. See Also: Coverage of Kavanaugh-Ford hearing
[UNFILTERED]: Attendance Lacking At Pro-Gallogly Rally Thursday NightAddison Kliewer-- Unfiltered A rally to support the University of Oklahoma’s president, who faced backlash after racist incidents occurred on campus, was held on Thursday night. While hundreds of students gathered earlier in the day to attend the Be
[UNFILTERED]: Students Rally After Racist Video Goes ViralTaylor Wynn-Unfiltered In response to the blackface incidents that have taken place on campus, students from The University of Oklahoma are speaking out in protest .Today a student-lead march moved its way across campus in hopes of raising awareness. The
[UNFILTERED]: Marches Highlight Sooner State’s Complicated Social StancesAbby Bitterman Gaylord News WASHINGTON — Thousands flocked to the nation’s capital over the weekend to attend two marches with opposing stands on the key social issue of abortion, with Oklahomans among the crowds at both demonstrations. Kelly
[Unfiltered]: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments In Okla. Murder Case Concerning Tribal Lands
The state of Oklahoma and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation met in a tense hour’s worth of arguments and questioning before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a case that could restore significant land and power to the tribe.
[Unfiltered]: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments In Okla. Murder Case Concerning Tribal LandsThe state of Oklahoma and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation met in a tense hour’s worth of arguments and questioning before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a case that could restore significant land and power to the tribe.
[UNFILTERED]: OU Transfer Students Host Annual OATStoberfest Event
The Oklahoma Association of Transfer Students, OATS, hosted its 7th annual OATStoberfest Tuesday night in the Headington College Courtyard. Students dressed as ghouls, devils, and other creepy crawlies as they interacted and made connections.
[UNFILTERED] U.S. House Moves To Protect Native-Owned Land
By Emma Keith Gaylord News Legislation that would eliminate blood requirements for Native landholders seeking to hold onto ancestral land passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. The legislation, sponsored by the state’s four House members, amends the Stigler Act of 1947, which required current members of the Five Tribes prove they had "one-half or more of Indian blood" to retain tax exempt status for land their family had owned since the early 1900s.
[UNFILTERED]: OU Fans React To New Clear Bag Policy
The University of Oklahoma clear bag policy was implemented at the first game of the season against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Many saw this change coming after the NFL recently made the change in their games. Judy Steelman bought her clear purse last year when she went to a New Orleans Saints game. “Truthfully I don’t know how much difference it makes, except it might make people feel better,” Steelman said. Contemporary Services Corporation guard Joey At...
[UNFILTERED] City Of Norman Hosts First Pride Parade
Sawyer Stevenson gripped their poster, touched the trans flag around their shoulders, and started walking in the first Norman Pride Parade as an out transgender person. The OU student smiled at the crowd as others from the Gender + Equality Center carried its banner. Behind Stevenson, more friends’ arms ached from hoisting a pride flag the size of a city block. “Walking in the Parade is great because I can show remembrance for all the trans people,” the jun...
[UNFILTERED] Tulsa Memorial Band Director: "I'm Just Frustrated"
Emotions were mixed after the Oklahoma Education Association announced an end to the Oklahoma teacher walkout on Thursday. Some teachers were left feeling like nothing had been accomplished, despite $70 million in new money going to classroom funding.
[UNFILTERED] Oklahoma Teachers Chant, "We're Not Leaving!"
Teachers were again at the Oklahoma state Capitol, the ninth day of their statewide walkout. University of Oklahoma journalism professor Mike Boettcher was there as part of the [UNFILTERED] project, a partnership between Boettcher and News 9.
[UNFILTERED]: Young Teacher Feels Inspired Through Walkout
Sarah Massey understands the importance of her role amongst her peers from Eugene Field Elementary in Oklahoma City, even though she has only been teaching for two months. Massey said she decided to stay in Oklahoma after being hired at Eugene Field Elementary. “I think being a new and young teacher, you come in with a lot of hopes and expectations,” she said. “The moment you walk through that door, they’re all crushed.” Sarah Massey stands in her cl...
[UNFILTERED] Oklahoma Teachers Travel to State Capitol to Protest
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 Huddleston was concerned about her students’ ability to learn once the weather warms up in Norman. The school does not have the budget to fix the air conditioning in...
[UNFILTERED] 360-Degree Videos From State Capitol Teacher Protests
The students from the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication have been at the Oklahoma state Capitol all week covering the teacher walkout -- and they've been working with some neat technology, 360-degree videos. Check out the work from reporters/producers Sabi Rivera and Beth Privrat.
[UNFILTERED] Churches Host Students During Oklahoma Teacher Walkout
Local churches in Oklahoma open their doors to elementary school students during the teacher walkout this week. Public schools across Oklahoma closed April 2-3 as teachers marched at the state capitol for higher education funding, and the strike is planned to continue. Parents needed a place to send their kids during the school day, and churches responded with impromptu with daycare programs. “This is a way to serve the parents,” said Heather Brim, children’s minis...
[UNFILTERED] Student Protestors Invoke Hunger Games Symbol At State Capitol
Sam Brown, a University of Oklahoma student, filmed video of student protestors holding three fingers in the air, a sign of solidarity from the movie, "The Hunger Games." [UNFILTERED] is a partnership between News 9 and students at the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
[UNFILTERED] Moore Parent Promotes Alternative Approach To Funding Classrooms
One Moore parent made a passionate plea Tuesday against over-taxing Oklahomans, all in the name of supporting teachers. Luke Hall of the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma talked to Cody Clark after finding some of his comments in another Facebook post related to the Oklahoma teacher walkout.
[UNFILTERED] Teacher's Facebook Post Inspires Bristow Parent To Protest
Parent Michelle Morquecho tells [UNFILTERED] she traveled from Bristow Tuesday morning to support Oklahoma educators at the Capitol after she was inspired by a local teacher’s Facebook post. [UNFILTERED] is a partnership between News 9 and students at the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
[UNFILTERED] Seminole Art Teacher Pleads For Legislative Help
Seminole art teacher Susan Nickel tells [UNFILTERED] that she "hopes" her district has the support of local representatives. Nickel currently teaches art with limited supplies inside of a temporary building. [UNFILTERED] is a partnership between News 9 and students at the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
[UNFILTERED] Behind The Scenes Of [UNFILTERED] At The University Of Oklahoma
Behind the scenes in Studio D of [UNFILTERED], wrapping the day’s coverage of the Oklahoma teacher walkout. [UNFILTERED] is a partnership between News 9 and students at the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. After the first day of the teacher walkout, Professors John Schmeltzer and Mike Boettcher talk to a group that includes Ken Fischer (faculty), Cal Day, Will Cornelius, Curt Watson, Brigette Waltermire, Michael Bohling, Bayl...