The poster for “The Vagina Monologues.” courtesy University of Tulsa

TU students produce and perform “The Vagina Monologues”

The classic feminist show is a beloved TU tradition, and this year was no exception. Students and faculty directed and acted in a production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15–16 in Tyrrell Hall. Director Jessica LaPlant greeted the audience by telling them to put their phones on silent or vibrate — […]

Nelson Riddle (left) and Frank Sinatra; jazz has always been a collaborative art. courtesy Matt Micucci

Jazz lives on at the University of Tulsa

TU Jazz Ensemble gave a rousing Valentine’s Day performance. “I’m regretting taking this article already,” I’m whispering over my right shoulder. It’s 6:50 p.m. and there are about 10 people waiting in the lobby of the LPC. I don’t know why, but we are sitting on a bench taking a couple’s quiz. I love jazz […]

Dr. Stevens, an English professor at TU, shows genuine care for the wellbeing of her students. courtesy University of Tulsa

Professors like Dr. Stevens make small campus shine

Student writer Lizzy Young shouts out Professor Laura Stevens as the TU Outstanding Teacher nominations wrap up. One of the most important parts of the college experience, other than the friends you make, is the professors. A good professor can make a class, and I purposefully choose courses based on whether I like the professor. […]

Lake Washington School District in Washington state held their walkout for funding in 2015. courtesy Flickr

Teacher walkout stymied by lack of respect for educators as professionals

Walkouts give teachers agency in the face of the legislature, but they don’t always result in funding. The once-earnest appeal toward better public schooling has turned into a classic bipartisan discussion, wherein the damn progressives beg for more taxes and the damn conservatives are a bunch of stingy fools who are morally wrong. It’s becoming […]

Lt. Gov. Fairfax may resign due to sexual assault allegations. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

No obvious solutions to Virginia political scandals

The consequences for Virginian politicians should equal the impact of their transgressions. By now, the events that have roiled the entire government of Virginia in a scandal, complete with everything from sexual assault to racism, has become national news. On Feb. 1, members of the media pointed out that Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and the bills and politics you need to know. We are in the middle of the semester and the legislative session! There’s progress on both fronts, but this week, we’ll look at a couple bills that have good ideas but aren’t […]

Oklahoma is the first state to file a lawsuit against the OxyContin producer. graphic by Conner Maggio

Okla. lawsuit against Purdue Pharma essential for setting precedent

Oklahoma is responding to state revenue lost to citizens addicted to opioids by filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. A new lawsuit has been brought by the State of Oklahoma against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma. A trial date has been set intended to be served May 28 and is the first of its kind in […]

Oklahoma law enforcement confiscated nearly nine tons of industrial hemp. courtesy Fox25 News

Hemp truckers jailed in Osage County

Two commercial truckers are facing trial after unwittingly transporting industrial hemp with THC content above the legal limit Commercial truckers Tadesse Deneke and Farah Warsame have had an extended introduction to the American prison system for the last month. Not long before their imprisonment, the two men were hired to haul a trailer from Kentucky […]