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A sad depiction of many signs local businesses have had to hang in their windows during the pandemic.

The Destruction of Local Business; Another Victim of COVID-19

Anne Daniel, Reporter March 4, 2021

The first ever reported case of COVID-19 in the United States was on Jan. 21, 2020. By March 13, businesses, schools and lives were ordered to halt in order to protect the public from the deadly virus...

Natalie Runnels and three children smile for a family photo.

Inside the life of Natalie Runnels

Anne Daniel, Reporter February 12, 2021

"I like to joke that I don't have past times, I have kids." Natalie Runnels is a favorite teacher to many, a mom of three and a cowgirl at heart. Some of her favorite memories within her childhood...

Schools across the globe have had to adapt to learning in a pandemic.

Student perspective: online learning here vs. Mexico

Paola Zapata , Reporter January 22, 2021

AT THE START OF COVID-19:   America wasn’t the only country that had to go on lockdown, many students all over the world had to start online classes, and it wasn’t easy. Many students and teachers...

David walsh sits behind his desk while educating his students during distance learning.

Teacher hot takes on virtual learning

Anne Daniel, Reporter January 20, 2021

Covid-19 has created a world of uncertainty and panic where educators have needed to adapt to in order to attempt to create a semblance of normalness, both for themselves and their students. Classrooms...

AP Biology teacher Andrea Adams works with senior Deepika Sitaraman on a lab in November of 2020.

Shedding Light on the Invisible Disease; Educators Share Their Experience Teaching with Autoimmune Diseases

Anne Daniel, Reporter November 23, 2020

Using your hands and going up and down stairs may not seem like a big deal, but to some teachers, everyday tasks like running labs in their classrooms or even getting around the building can feel impossible...

Black-owned businesses suffer COVID-19 impact

Delnaz Kazemi, Reporter October 21, 2020

Businesses have been hit hard during the pandemic. Small businesses across the country have had to close because they simply could not keep their business running. A survey found that 83.5% of local businesses...

How to help small businesses survive COVID-19

How to help small businesses survive COVID-19

Katie Hillemeyer, Reporter April 14, 2020

As of March 25, all nonessential businesses have been forced to close doors due to coronavirus as per Governor Kevin Stitt's executive order. Although all businesses will (and have already) taken a hit...

US-Iran tensions deescalate for now

Gregory Richardson, Reporter January 31, 2020

The new year started off rough with the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on January 3, which happened as a result of Soleimani directly giving orders to attack the US Embassy in Baghdad....

So, the 2010s are over - what happened?

So, the 2010s are over – what happened?

Katie Hillemeyer, Reporter December 13, 2019

And just like that, another decade has passed. From influencers to streaming TV to natural disasters (and that's not counting the current Presidency), the 'teens brought us a variety of events to remember....

A visitor from AMC@UCO talks with students about the realities of music careers at the inaugural Career Day.

Inaugural Career Day features visitors, focus on future

Alice Bennett, Reporter November 21, 2019

School is a stepping stone to help students to navigate the real world and get a job. Harding's first ever career day was created to expand the students viewpoints about certain jobs and to educate them...

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