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“BURN PYGMALION!!!” two steps from greatness

The sugary bedroom pop album could be improved with tighter melodies. The first album I listened to in 2019 was “BURN PYGMALION​!​!​! A Better Guide to Romance.” It’s a sweet release from the Bandcamp-exclusive “the scary jokes,” a bedroom pop group active since 2014. This newest album, dropped on Jan. 1, 2019, is the most […]

Mayor Bynum establishes new office to monitor TPD

The Office of the Independent Monitor intends to suggest certain disciplinary actions. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Jan. 16 that the Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) that is planned for the upcoming fiscal year will be a moderating presence for the the Tulsa Police Department. While the OIM cannot put in action any disciplinary […]

Broken Arrow mayor writes letter supporting border wall

Mayor Craig Thurmond addressed President Trump at the beginning of the month with an argument in favor of the proposed border wall. Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond has written a letter to President Trump in favor of the border wall, likening the increased border security to fences around residential homes or a gated community: “Some […]

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Ten albums I’ve listened to and loved this year

This is in no way a comprehensive list, because who has the time for that? Nevertheless, here are my favorites of 2018. It’s 2019, which means it’s time to squash 2018 into listicles. I wasn’t quite able to listen to every album dropped last year, leaving me in a position of explicit non-authority on the […]

American economists win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Economists William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer shared the Nobel Prize for their environmental and economic work. Two American economists have been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. The $1 million prize was divided equally between William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their separate work into environmental and economic sustainability. “This year’s […]

Uruguay transgender law represents power of protests

Uruguay’s new law protecting its transgender population is a result of decades of political protest. While the Trump administration is working to legally and medically deny the existence of transgender individuals, Uruguay stands out as beacon of progressive laws for the protection of LGBTQ communities. On Oct. 19, the Uruguayan Congress approved a law that […]

Trump administration seeks to redefine gender

The administration’s potential new definition removes recognition of intersex and trans individuals. The Trump administration asks that government agencies define “sex as either male or female, unchangeable and determined by the genitals that a person is born with … Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing,” according to a […]

Chemistry Nobel Prize jointly awarded

The Nobel Prize was awarded to a team of three and, for just the fifth time in 117 years, to a woman The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Dr. Frances H. Arnold for her work in the directed evolution of enzymes. Dr. Arnold shared this year’s prize […]

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A list of fresh beats for Halloween vibes

A playlist to listen to by autumnal candlelight. For whatever reason, this season always makes me want to go back a few decades in terms of my listening habits. This desire to look backwards for my autumnal soundtrack is probably because the production of ‘60s through ‘80s music wasn’t quite as slick as it is […]