Extensive coverage of shooters’ lives encourages copycats

News outlets are much more likely to run coverage of shooters than victims, allowing online groups to hero-worship terrorists. Earlier this month, a shooting at a technical college in the Eastern-European peninsula of Crimea left at least 20 dead and dozens wounded. Russia and Ukraine were thrust into political debates no less heated than America’s. […]

Journalist’s murder should end US-Saudi relationship

Killing the Saudi journalist is the most heinous act of Mohammed bin Salman’s career as crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been one rooted in mutual gain rather than shared values. The Saudis have long benefited from arms agreements with the United States, and the […]

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Pride at TU hosts HallowQueens drag show

The event proved a success, with high attendance and a costume contest. The University of Tulsa’s Pride club PRIDE at TU teamed up with Student Association to host a drag race last Thursday, Oct. 25 in honor of Halloween. Starting at 8 p.m., students flocked to the Mayo SAC to watch HallowQueens. The first visitors […]

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Oktoberfest proves a wild, tumultuous experience

The beloved festival returned in full force this year, welcoming both the initiated and the new. Too much. Toooooo much. 300 beers, not enough money. Aftermath is sickness. The antebellum is sickness. Everyone lost something: I lost my innocence. Bavaria is either a twisted place or it’s being ill-represented. Go to Oktoberfest. The whole thing […]

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Tulsa Ballet’s Dracula a delightful fright

The production of Dracula deviates from the classic story, with eerie effects and a banger of an ending. Vampire brides, creepy crypts and dancers that fly through the air are just a few of the spectacles included in Tulsa Ballet’s exciting performance of “Dracula.” Returning for the first time in six years, this thrilling fan-favorite […]

graphic by Conner Maggio

National Novel Writing Month a fun challenge

Thousands of writers, both amateurs and professionals, commit to writing a novel each November. It’s 12 a.m. on the first of November. You’ve been thinking ahead and outlining for months. Or maybe you’re a seat-of-your-pants (pantser) writer with absolutely no plan whatsoever. Better yet, you’re the social wrimo who loves the write-ins for the coffee […]

Green Wave overpowers Golden Hurricane

TU sports journalist Tristan Peterson covers the ups and downs of Tulsa’s 24-17 loss to Tulane. Despite a 1-6 start to the season, Tulsa entered Saturday’s game against Tulane facing near even odds, which was obvious to fans as the teams were neck and neck until the third quarter. In the end, however, Tulsa lost […]

Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame mascots get hyped. graphic by Conner Maggio

College football who’s who: playoff edition

Football journalist Lindsey Prather details which teams are making it to the postseason. Following an absolute bloodbath in the rankings these last few weeks, the race for the College Football Playoff is looking narrower and narrower. The rankings are beginning to pan out, with obvious favorites running alongside some spectacular busts. That being said, here […]

Players from Man U, Juventus and PSG square up. graphic by Conner Maggio

Champions League roundup matchday 3

The Champions are halfway through the group stage, and soccer expert Chris Lierly delivers a recap on the highest level of European competition. Manchester United 0 Juventus 1 Juventus proved victorious in Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, as Paulo Dybala’s 17’ goal sealed the win. After that initial strike, however, the rest of the […]

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier fell short in their routine. courtesy Skate Canada

Surprising results in Skate Canada

Figure skating expert Hannah Robbins discusses the winners and shocking defeats at Skate Canada this weekend. This weekend’s Grand Prix competition Skate Canada was held in Laval, Québec. It was the first competition of the Grand Prix series for some of the best figure skaters in the world, including Shoma Uno, men’s 2018 Olympic silver […]