Friday, October 13, 2017

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                                                      Gerardo Diaz, TU Junior

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Humans of Tulsa : Braigen

By Laurine Chapuis



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Braigen Hubbard is a junior majoring Organizational studies, from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

My favorite thing: Cynthia Christ

By Elise McGouran

With Homecoming this weekend, students, alumni and faculty alike reminisce about what makes them proud to call the University of Tulsa home. Cynthia Christ, a current TU student, was kind enough to share with me her favorite thing about campus.



BBQ and Botanical Gardens

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An interview with Layla Mortadha about what she loves about Tulsa, OK.
By Skylar Fuser

Why Tulsa? Susan Bray's story


By: Kayleigh Thesenvitz

Interview with Susan Bray through this link!


Tulsa's Exploding Art Scene

By Debra Scheuerman

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Maggie Giovannetti is a freshman majoring in political science, from Owasso, Okla.

Tulsa Culture

By Clara Ard 


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Saswat Das, 21, is a senior biology and psychology double major from Bentonville, Arkansas.

Studying abroad

By Brian McCurdy
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Gustavo is a sophomore from Bogota, Colombia.

She stayed home

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Addison Richards, a Tulsa sophomore explains why staying home was her best choice!

Why Ashley Slater Loves Tulsa

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By Molly Monroe

Ashley is senior at the University of Tulsa and enjoys spending time in the city. Here's why!

A girl who loves the community

my interview with Katrina Ukena

Kyra Manlove loves Tulsa's music scene

By Kyle Crutchfield

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Kyra Manlove is a TU junior marketing major from Kansas City, Missouri.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Humans of Tulsa: from Arkansas to Tulsa

By Megan Lee

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Hannah Robbins, 19, is a sophomore computer science major from Rogers, Arkansas

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Dylan Goforth: Writing Between the Lines

By Skylar Fuser


Investigative journalism may be the future of news writing, as Dylan Goforth from The Frontier says. Stories that continue to make waves in mass media are those that go behind the scenes and explore deeper than the surface.

            Being a young and influential writer, the way Goforth came into writing is surprising. “I just kind of fell into it,” Goforth said. While Goforth showed interest in news writing as a child, it wasn’t until a teacher encouraged him to be a writer that Goforth began to get serious about reporting.

Getting to this point in his career, Goforth said, has included many instances of “Trial by fire.” Becoming a great reporter requires courage, dedication, and curiosity. Goforth currently works for The Frontier, which has a non-profit model of business. This allows him and his fellow writers the freedom to write without hard deadlines. This also allows more time for investigation and deeper exploration into why stories happen.

When The Frontier was just beginning to take off, there were some discouraging moments. Stories would be explored, written, and revised for days, and then receive very little attention. This new form of news outlet in Tulsa, Oklahoma was just taking off, and very few people had it on their radar. At this point, Goforth had to remind himself to stay motivated. “You can’t judge what is an important story by how many people read it,” Goforth said.

Many news writers get caught up with pleasing readers. They write stories based on what they think people will want to read, and forget about what is important: the story. “If you write something that’s good, that’s important, people will read it,” Goforth said.

Goforth gave important advice to those wanting to go into journalism. “Never assume that someone won’t tell you what you want to know,” Goforth said. Being a reporter can be terrifying. Incriminating questions must be asked to find important answers. While this can stop some reporters in their tracks, Goforth has learned that before giving up, be brave.

            When writing hard-hitting stories, Goforth asks himself, “What’s the story behind the story?” This question has opened doors for investigative writers including Goforth, who has been featured on multiple news segments for stories exposing corruption.

            Investigative journalism is becoming more important to people as internal corruption within government systems is being exposed more frequently. To writers like Goforth who believe in giving people the truth, this is very exciting. “If they don’t write about it, then nobody knows about the corruption,” Goforth said.

            Goforth’s drive for writing is inspirational, as he continues to push the limits of investigation to bring people the truth. “Nobody is going to find out unless I do it,” Goforth said. This mind set is what makes news real and meaningful. Writers that have found their passion in reporting on topics that bring clarity to society and bring healing to communities are what will strengthen the field of journalism and its future.

             

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Living life in a new city

By Olin Wright
Junior Gerardo Diaz 


Gerardo Diaz has lived in Tulsa for 2 and a half years. He is a junior engineering student that loves to have a good time. Some of his favorite places or events in Tulsa are, Cains Ballroom, Rio Tulsa, rodeo, and Whataburger on 21st and yale.

Some events he enjoys around Tulsa are, Oktoberfest, Tulsa State Fair, concerts at Cains Ballroom, and sporting events at Tulsa, and the BOK. He says, " Tulsa has one of the greatest and prosperous communities, along with the friendliest people he has met. He works on campus at the cafeteria and enjoys being around the students and of course, the food.

Last March he went to South Padre Island for spring break and says, "it was the best week of my life". He went on to say, "if anyone wants to have a spring break experience, go to SPI for a week and it will change your outlook on life, literally."

Gerardo Diaz was an interesting guy, and turned out to be very outgoing, and energetic.