Hayley Thornton

News Assistant

Hayley is a junior at the University of Oklahoma studying broadcast journalism in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Allen, Texas native hosts Assignment: Radio, KGOU's bi-weekly student-produced newsmagazine during the fall and spring semesters. She also assists with the production of Community Calendars and newscasts during Here & Now.

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Assignment: Radio
11:00 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Abandoning Politics For Software, University Of Oklahoma Student Still Aspires To Help Others

Scott Wilson and Moses Lauder at a CircaTree meeting.
Credit Moses Lauder

22-year-old Scott Wilson's room is filled with graffiti art, martial arts metals and a giant bookcase of books from the Charisma Myth series to The Lord Of The Rings. He takes pride in his varied interests, and strives to master as many of them as he can. That Renaissance worldview carries over into his educational and professional life.

Wilson co-founded CircaTree, a business that helps connect programmers and app creators with customers who have specific needs. But he didn't always want to be an entrepreneur -  he started out in politics. 

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Assignment: Radio
10:30 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Assignment: Radio April 12, 2015

It's the next episode of the Spring 2015 season of Assignment: Radio. Lydia Theban, Pamela Ortega, East Central University's Caroline Harris and Hayley Thornton talk to a few fascinating people with interests from indigenous tribes to creating new apps and taking on the Digital World.  

    

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Assignment: Radio
2:00 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Assignment: Radio March 29th, 2015

Credit Jay Chilton

Sexual assault awareness month is just a few days away. Assignment: Radio’s Lydia Theban, Pamela Ortega, ECU’s Lisa Laxton and I found out that sexual violence touches the lives of people here in our community. Sexual assault prevention programs, personal stories and successes make up this weeks Assignment: Radio.

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Assignment: Radio
11:00 am
Sun March 8, 2015

Assignment: Radio March 8th, 2015

Melissa Doroquez

It's the first episode of the Spring 2015 season of Assignment: Radio. Today, we’ll hear from some pint-sized salespeople ... check in with a college student who composes and directs musicals … and visit a homeless shelter in Oklahoma City.

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Assignment: Radio
11:00 am
Sun March 8, 2015

The Benefits Of Volunteering

In 2013, Oklahoma was ranked the 5th worst state in the nation for extent childhood homelessness by The National Center of Family Homelessness. 1,481 homeless people can be found in a single night in Oklahoma City. City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City works to fix these problems. Sonny is one of the 600 people that lives there and he says he hasn’t always gone without.

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Arts and Entertainment
6:55 am
Wed January 14, 2015

For OU's Young Choreographers, Art Can Come From Daydreams

Dancers rehearse for the Young Choreographers Showcase at the OU School of Dance.
Hayley Thornton KGOU

Dance Magazine ranks The University of Oklahoma’s school of dance as one the top three dance schools in the country. Each year The Young Choreographers' Showcase gives the top 10 student choreographers a chance to show off the skills they have learned.

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Assignment: Radio
1:15 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Germany's Fascination With Native American Culture

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Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The University of Oklahoma held a symposium commemorating the event. Guest speakers came from around the world to lecture about their specific knowledge base around the fall of the Berlin Wall. Assignment: Radio’s Hayley Thornton attended expecting to learn about a culture on another continent. Instead she learned about German’s fascination with a culture closer to home.

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Assignment: Radio
9:23 am
Wed November 19, 2014

OU Professor Adapts To Digital Classroom

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When they are not in class, college students always seem to be typing a text on their smart phones as they walk around the University of Oklahoma campus.

Certainly, technology has become an integral part of people’s daily lives with so many platforms --Twitter, Facebook and website and blogs – so many new ways of expression through social networking and the Internet.

This change affects everything, from social situations to business transactions, and for many, if you are not using digital devises, then you are in the dark ages.

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Assignment: Radio
1:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Sexy Halloween Costumes Raise Questions About Gender Roles, Objectification

Credit Hayley Thornton / KGOU

In the 2004 comedy Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan’s character describes some of the fashion choices young women make every October 31.

But with ever-shifting social boundaries, how exactly do you define what makes an “appropriate” Halloween costume?

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Assignment: Radio
10:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Assignment: Radio October 2014

Sarah Hurd

It's the first episode of the Fall 2014 season of Assignment: Radio. Student and KGOU employee Sarah Hurd and I explore some new events in Central Oklahoma. She gives a preview of a new, trendier food style and I give an in depth look at a local childhood cancer walk.

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