Thank you, next: seven rings for Tom Brady

NFL journalist Chris Lierly makes the case that adding Antonio Brown to the Patriots makes New England the favorites to win the 2020 Super Bowl. Although no one probably wants to admit it, the Patriots have been a contender for Super Bowl LIV champions since they won their last ring, regardless of how old Tom […]

What happened to Manchester United?

Commentary Editor Chris Lierly discusses the Premier League team’s shockingly poor performance at the start of the season. A new Premier League season means everyone gets to start their record anew and forget about last season’s mistakes. That is, unless you are Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United. The Red Devils fired manager Jose Mourinho […]

Premier League update

Soccer expert Chris Lierly outlines who is ahead in England’s highest level of competition, and why. Table After Matchday 4 LIVERPOOL F.C. Current Fowrm: WWWW Liverpool was the only team to exit matchday three with a perfect record after thrashing Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield. Though the European Champions made little to no changes during the […]

TU student shared racist and homophobic messages

Former statewide Chair of College Republicans Sheridan Nolen posted offensive memes, inciting controversy among party figures. On March 7, the OU student newspaper, OU Daily, leaked multiple screenshots from the OU College Republicans GroupMe that contained explicitly racist, homophobic and otherwise insensitive content. The president of OU College Republicans, Luke Harshaw, was present in a […]

Lil Nas X combines hip-hop/rap and country music in “Old Town Road.” courtesy NBC News

Lil Nas X pushes genre boundaries

“Old Town Road” challenges Billboard’s separation of music genres by straddling hip-hop/rap and country. Late last month, Lil Nas X, a little known singer-songwriter, released the song “Old Town Road.” Billboard originally listed the song in the Hot Country Songs list, where it debuted at 19. It was subsequently removed from the list by Billboard, […]

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Erdogan’s party loses elections in both Ankara and Istanbul President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party (in English: Justice and Development) lost control of both Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday, as elections resulted in the opposition winning both cities’ mayoral positions. Though the nationwide elections bolstered the conservative Islamic party’s control in many regions, […]

LeBron loses 14-year playoff streak

NBA journalist Chris Lierly discusses the factors leading to the Lakers missing the playoffs despite having the league’s best player. LeBron James will miss the NBA postseason for the first time in 14 years. As usual, the Western Conference of the NBA has a small gap between its potential third and eighth seeds for the […]

Critics don’t take into account Nyong’o’s dedication to her craft. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Criticism of Nyong’o’s acting methods is unfounded

The controversy surrounding the “Us” actress is a byproduct of our current outrage culture. Actress Lupita Nyong’o took some heat this past week as some accused the Kenyan-Mexican actress of insensitively portraying a character with spasmodic dysphonia in Jordan Peele’s newest film “Us.” Nyong’o played two characters in the film: mother and protagonist Adelaide as […]

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India claims it shot down a satellite On Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the country successfully test-fired an anti-satellite weapon. Modi announced the test in a public address that came only weeks before a major election. According to multiple experts, this is a major development along India’s path to becoming a global […]