Students react to #blacklivesmatter

Immediately following the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012, social media erupted with #BlackLivesMatter, and the pace hasn’t slowed much since. In fact, it has grown from a mere hashtag to become a full-fledged national activism movement. #BlackLivesMatter is typically invoked when talking about matters of police brutality. However, according to the […]

University of Missouri president steps down amid student protests

Recently, students at the University of Missouri decided to take a stand against racism on campus. What began as a series of protests evolved into a campus-wide event that resulted in the resignations of the University President Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. “The phrase [protesters] have been using is ‘This is a movement, […]

True Blue Neighbors gets new home in old CGE building

With the exciting new addition of Hardesty Hall, the renovation of the old Center for Global Education (CGE) house on sorority row and its transformation into the new home of True Blue Neighbors has gone mostly unnoticed. True Blue Neighbors connects TU students and staff with volunteer opportunities in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, including at […]

Spectre frustrates more than entertains

The fourth Craig-Bond film puts Bond on the trail of the powerful shadow organization named Spectre. In the aftermath of Skyfall’s tragedies, Bond’s allies find their hands tied with a threatening merger and all-out surveillance dissolving their agent program. This is such a frustrating Bond film. The premise is great, the overall plot is pretty […]

A first look at Fallout 4: stunning but not singular

Given the type of game Fallout 4 is I would not be comfortable with writing a review if I had anything less than 50 hours into the game so this is simply a first look. Fallout 4 looks beautiful at a crisp 1080p at 60Hz on my computer monitor. The textures are detailed, the backgrounds […]

The Neighbourhood hits their sophomore slump

It’s that time of year again, when indie rockers everywhere harken back the 2013 hit song “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood. With fall and actual sweater weather upon us, music junkies everywhere have been anxiously waiting for the release of The Neighbourhood’s latest album Wiped Out! I found myself among the crowd waiting and wondering […]

On the road with Andy Warhol’s pop art

The Philbrook Museum opened its doors last Wednesday evening for a free event featuring renowned author Deborah Davis, who discussed Andy Warhol’s 1963 cross-country road trip on Route 66. The current Warhol exhibition was also open to the public for the night, and the celebration of pop art was really, well, popping. Andy Warhol has […]

“Off the Wall” exhibits bold street art at Philbrook

Graffiti and street art are traditions that have existed since ancient times and range anywhere from the scribbling of obscene words or phrases to intricate, powerful murals. The artist behind the “Off The Wall” exhibit at Philbrook downtown is Thomas “Breeze” Marcus. This exhibit consists of four paintings done on various mediums: vinyl records, an […]