Dr. Ben Peters is a professor of Russian studies and media studies at TU. courtesy Ben Peters

TU Professor Peters interviewed on Ukraine crisis

Dr. Ben Peters sheds light on the complex history of Ukraine and possible outcomes of the conflict as Russian troops continue their invasion. On Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. A few days earlier, Putin delivered a fiery speech rejecting the legitimacy of an independent Ukraine. As of Feb. 27, […]

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NASA calls out SpaceX on new Starlink satellite generation

Covering a list of concerns in a letter directed towards SpaceX, NASA addresses their worries over the introduction of 30,000 new satellites in low orbit. Earlier this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking approval for an estimated 30,000 more satellites to be sent into low orbit in […]

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James Harden begins a new season with Philadelphia 76ers

Sports writer Daryl Turner discusses predictions for the 76ers’ season with Harden. Everybody has been waiting patiently to see James Harden in action after the blockbuster trade that just happened before the All-Star break. This trade consisted of James Harden going to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and […]

The conflict in Myanmar is the longest ongoing civil war in history,with the insurgencies beginning in 1948, when the country was still known as Burma. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Myanmar eliminates uprising rebel groups

Myanmar takes advantage of the Russia/ Ukraine conflict to secure their dictatorship. With Ukraine currently occupying international headlines and minds across the globe, the military junta in Myanmar has taken the opportunity to crack down on rebel groups opposing the cruel dictatorship. Although the Russo-Ukrainian war deserves global attention, it is not the only major […]

Rogan has had an extensive career in other media before his controversial podcast, including as a UFC commentator, game show host and a star on a popular sitcom. courtesy the Joe Rogan Experience

Nobody needs the Joe Rogan experience

Rogan’s guests frequently spread dangerous misinformation and the host regularly fails to temper pseudoscience with facts. Various artists have pulled their music from Spotify in retaliation to COVID-19 misinformation and racist remarks made by the famous podcaster Joe Rogan. The Ultimate Fighting Championship commentator has issued apologies and removed many controversial episodes of his podcast […]

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Podcast corner

Stay up-to-date on news, politics and more with this week’s podcast picks. The news cycle can feel exhausting to keep up with. Things are constantly changing and it can be hard to sift through all of the information available out there. But there are podcasts that can help. From shows with shorter episodes that keep […]

Airey's most recent book focuses on Mary Shelley. courtesy utulsa.edu

See me after class

See Me After Class is a weekly column where a different professor reveals their variety favorites. A tenured professor of English who received her Ph.D. from Boston University, Dr. Jennifer Airey is the self-proclaimed Queen of Trash Literature. From her position as editor-in-chief of “Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature” and the chair of interim provost, […]

This supposedly harbors the same amount of radiation as the Elephant's Foot in Chernobyl. Graphic by Anna Johns

Top 5 opinions on the Ukraine invasion, according to the worst guy you know

It’s hard to know what to think about the Ukraine-Russia crisis, but don’t worry. The guy in your class whose whole deal is to banter with the professor is ready to dish out his thoughts on the invasion. With the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, global fear can be felt more than ever. Uncertainties and anxieties […]