Tire inflation stations, bike shop fall flat

While TU portrays itself as bike-friendly, there are few places and few times to get help, rent bikes or inflate tires. As an avid biker, I never understood TU’s bicycle program: why does a campus with an army of yellow bikes, meant to be free for student use, have an air pump that doesn’t work? […]

Ram misses the mark with Super Bowl ad

Ram trucks misinterpret the meaning of Dr. King’s work in a tasteless Super Bowl ad that ignores the context of his speech. Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for advertisers. It seems like half the people who tune in to watch the game pay more attention during the breaks from the […]

Full of tap dancing and a live orchestra, the performance appealed to larger audiences than your typical ballet show. Courtesy Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Ballet puts on Broadway-themed performance

The ‘20s-themed show, “Strictly Gershwin,” made its way to North America after a wildly popular run in Europe. The dancers floating across the stage to the live orchestra music in Tulsa Ballet’s performance of “Strictly Gershwin” transported the audience back to the glitz and glamor of 1920s Hollywood. From the opening strains of music by […]

Pictured is the recipe for the deviled salmon, simple and somewhat unbalanced. Photo by Michaela Flonard

Blue Apron costly, convenient, somewhat healthy

The meal kit subscription service simplifies cooking, but meal planning could easily replace it, for a better cost and more control. Subscriptions are the rage these days. Everything, from theater-going to grocery shopping, can be done on a month-to-month or week-to-week basis. Blue Apron is a meal kit service that promises to simplify cooking at […]

The Echo Dot, convenient but not overwhelmingly helpful, is a well-priced tool. Photo by Adam Lux

Echo Dot no longer a novelty, but has its flaws

Sponsored content: The Amazon Echo Dot has many useful features for a college student. I’ve been using a new piece of tech. For the past couple of weeks, an Amazon Echo Dot, provided for review by U.S. Cellular, occupied my bedside table. One of the most apparent and exciting aspects of the Echo Dot is […]

Early on the film reveals that its plot will be a blunder of pointless exposition and general boredom. Courtesy Netflix

New “Cloverfield” film a mixed bag

A surprise release, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is visually stunning but a letdown of a story. Following the footsteps of its predecessors “Cloverfield” and “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the arrival of “The Cloverfield Paradox” took the world by surprise. Netflix debuted the film’s first trailer during the Super Bowl mere hours before releasing it directly to stream. […]

Hookworms change pace on third record

“Microshift” marks a brief departure from Hookworms’ noise-based rock in favor of a more electronic style. Every now and again, you come across an album for which you have absolutely no context, an album you can’t even remember finding. In any case, the album is right there, so you listen to it, and it turns […]

The art installation is heavily dependent on audience participation, with spots for viewers to place letters and a snap code with which to share it. Photo by Naomi Dunn

“Aria Rising” a thought-provoking installation

Put up in ACSU last week, “Aria Rising” is dedicated to victims of sexual assault. Last Monday, an interactive art exhibit titled “Aria Rising” was installed in the center of the Allen Chapman Student Union. The sculpture captures viewers at first glance through its large stature and striking visuals. It stands on a platform with […]

Ruffles' new “Lady Ruffles” product promises to please. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Lady Doritos: a victory for feminism

In response to Frito-Lay’s breakthrough new product line, other big companies are announcing lady-specific products. As a woman, I often find it difficult to enjoy my favorite snack foods when I’m out on the town. Chips, in particular, are often a strain on my delicate sensibilities. They are simply too loud and messy to be […]