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 […]

Tulsa rebrands Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The holiday was renamed in favor of the victims of Native subjugation throughout American history. Since 1934, the United States has celebrated Columbus Day every second Monday in October. Many cities hold parades to celebrate the holiday, producing a sanitized version of Columbus’s actions, which include murder, rape and enslavement. As a counter-holiday, dozens of […]

#MeToo successful in generating discussion

On the anniversary of #MeToo, it is important to recognize the movement’s shortcomings and triumphs. It’s been a year since the New York Times exposed Harvey Weinstein for his repeated sexual misconduct. The impact of the exposé was instant and struck social media and the news like a meteor — while thousands of stories erupted […]