In 2016, 64,070 people died by overdose, 42,249 of whom died from opioids, according to data from the CDC. courtesy Wikipedia

“False marketing” earns Oklahoma $572 million for opioid case

Johnson & Johnson deemed responsible by Oklahoma judge for opioid crisis in landmark case. On Aug. 26, an Oklahoma judge ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million, ruling that the company must take responsibility for the spread of opioid addiction. In court papers, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter reported that […]

President Trump, Elizabeth Warren and the Trail of Tears

Trump’s recent remarks against Elizabeth Warren have been criticized as racist. Hours after Elizabeth Warren officially announced her 2020 presidential bid, President Trump offered his opinion on his campaign opponent’s announcement with a tweet that critics interpreted as a joke about the Trail of Tears. “Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, […]

Pelosi shows off the Speaker’s gavel upon attaining her new position. courtesy NPR

Nancy Pelosi elected Speaker for second time

Pelosi is hopeful that, during her second period holding the position, she can effectively combat Republican legislation. Nancy Pelosi was officially elected the new House Speaker in a majority vote by the House of Representatives at the beginning of January. She defeated Republican nominee Kevin McCarthy, who became the House Minority Leader. For the second […]

High percentage of Okla. children unvaccinated

Oklahoma’s percentage of vaccinated children falls beneath the national average. Following a troubling national trend, more Oklahoma parents are seeking vaccine exemptions for their children. A recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observed that the vaccine exemption rate increased by 0.3 percent between the 2016–17 and 2017–18 school years. The CDC […]

Studying the humanities is often represented as a poor financial decision, and has seen a general dip in popularity over the last decade. graphic by Conner Maggio

Humanities majors at crossroads under Trump administration

Statisticians have long predicted the decline of the humanities, but the field has seen a recent resurgence. For decades, the warning bell has rung: scholars have proclaimed that the humanities are endangered. In 1964, J. H. Plumb’s “Crisis in the Humanities” volume warned that a science-centered world would leave no room for artistic expression. The […]

All about Stylus: how to submit and why you should

The entirely student-run journal puts out a yearly issue of student content. Since 2001, Stylus Journal of Art & Writing, a student-run creative journal, has been a feature of the University of Tulsa. Since its opening the goal of Stylus has been simple: to share the voices and original works of students. This year’s theme […]

Tulsa World endorsed candidates in several Oklahoma elections, including Kevin Stitt. graphic by Conner Maggio

Tulsa World endorses Kevin Stitt

The paper announced their endorsement of Stitt, a political outsider. Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election approaches, and with it comes discussion of change, something citizens claim the state desperately needs. Republican candidate Kevin Stitt and Democratic Party nominee Drew Edmondson share a common interest: listening to people’s desires and getting results. And as the election comes closer, […]

Some attractions draw off of historical events that happened in Tulsa. graphic by Conner Maggio

Haunted attractions to visit near Tulsa

Anna Johns rounds up the spookiest haunts to get your scare on. Hex House and Westside Grim Declared one of America’s best haunted attractions by Hauntworld Magazine, the Hex House features two attractions: its namesake and Westside Grim. Both are billed as “not your average haunted house.” Instead, the customers are touched by the actors, […]

The alert appeared in the same format as an AMBER Alert or weather warning. courtesy AOL

Presidential alert phone messages widely received

The presidential alert test was part of an effort to establish a reliable emergency system. Across the nation, cellphones buzzed as the Federal Management Agency conducted its first-ever system that sent presidential alerts to a majority of United States citizens. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System,” the text read. “No […]