TU brings Bob Dylan archive to Tulsa

Exciting news came to TU and the Tulsa community at large with the recent announcement that the Bob Dylan archive would soon be taking permanent residence in the city. The archive, purchased by the George Kaiser Family Foundation in cooperation with the University of Tulsa, is currently being stored in the Helmerich Center for American […]

Archbishop’s stance on Girl Scouts misguided

Last week, the Archbishop of St. Louis, Robert Carlson, sent a letter to all those within his Archdiocese regarding the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) and its parent organization, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). This letter asked Catholics to re-evaluate their relationship with the organization. According […]

Okla. libertarians may cause national complications

I’m not going to attempt to offer a substantive debate about the pros and cons of the libertarian party. For information about what they stand for you can turn to page 5. However, there is an important discussion to be had about messing with the two-party system. Political parties have an interesting history in the […]

Oscars as advocacy are a step in the right direction

Last week’s Oscars went better than anyone could have predicted. The nominees were all still white, which has generated plenty of deserved controversy. Controversy, however, became the bedrock of the 88th Oscars, or the “White People’s Choice Awards” as Chris Rock described it. Many of the celebrity audience spent their time onstage touting change, and […]

Leo’s Oscar win actually irrelevant in the long run

Did you see what happened at the Academy Awards last week? One of the great injustices of our time has finally been rectified! That’s right, Leonardo DiCaprio, actor extraordinaire, has finally won an Oscar! And it’s a good thing too, I can’t tell you how many nights of sleep I’ve lost fretting over whether this […]

Leo’s Oscar: Good for him, bad for acting expectations

Leonardo DiCaprio did some gruesome stuff in “The Revenant.” Was it necessary? Probably not. Did he deserve an Oscar? Probably. While the majority of America is focused on Leo and his long-awaited Oscar, many don’t realize that this performance will have consequences. There is a long history of prominent actors who have gone above and […]

Actors face unjust wages

Hollywood is quintessential America. It is glamorized, idealized and has a ridiculous amount of inequality that is only just beginning to come to light. There’s the gender gap, where only 30 percent of speaking characters were women in the top 700 top-grossing films between 2007 and 2014. No one can put it better than Cate […]

Thesis Exhibition shows off student art

Thesis exhibitions are a fantastic but all-too-brief opportunity for undergraduates (particularly non-art students) to see some of the best that the school of art has to offer. Until March 8, the Alexandre Hogue gallery will feature art from MFA students Kyle Blair, Nancy Andrasko and Kalyn Barnoski. Another thesis show is set to premiere in […]

“Theeb” a bleak and beautiful parable of humanity

“Theeb” should be regarded first and foremost as a triumph of Jordanian cinema. The film has received near universal acclaim, premiering first at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, where it won Abu Nowar the award for Best Director, and later receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, making it the first Jordanian […]