Ayden Runnels

Ayden Runnels

Ayden Runnels is a reporting fellow based in Denton, Texas. Ayden was born in the Houston suburb of Clear Lake and speaks English and Arabic. They serve as editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily, the University of North Texas' student-run newspaper, and have worked on freelance projects for Newsweek and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

School officials put trans student at center of real-life drama over ‘Oklahoma!’ production

By: - November 14, 2023

Update:The Sherman school board on Monday directed high school leadership to allow the production of “Oklahoma!” to proceed as planned before the school principal stripped trans student Max Hightower of his role, the Dallas Morning News reported. The board also insisted the original script — and not a “youth” version — be used. This ensures Hightower […]