Pre-furnished student apartments a necessity

Furnishing an apartment is often above a college student’s financial means, especially for out-of-state students. The dorms have a fair number of downsides: public bathrooms, smaller quarters and no kitchen. One thing that the dorms did right for me was being pre-furnished. The furniture was nothing special, just some neutral, birch pieces meant to provide […]

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New SOPHIE album goes hard as hell

Combining the scrubbed-clean pop of her previous work and a novel sense of vulnerability, SOPHIE’s debut album creates a stunning soundscape. Thanks to SOPHIE, we finally know that it’s okay to cry. The Scottish DJ, vocalist, producer and songwriter kicks off her debut album “OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES” with the self-affirming “It’s Okay to […]

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How to deal with freshman stress

Maintaining healthy coping methods is a must for the upcoming school year. No one comes to college without already having heard at least a dozen different lectures about how much their life is about to change: new social groups and opportunities, harder school courses, raised expectations from peers and the new onus of managing your […]

Amazon employees working on the picking floor are already under tremendous amounts of pressure, and the inclusion of wristbands tracking worker movement would only increase stress. courtesy Flickr

Amazon wristbands symptom of harmful work culture

By attempting to increase company profit, Amazon has put the wellbeing of its employees at risk. Amazon has secured a patent on wristbands that use vibration to guide warehouse workers’ hands to items needing to be processed. Though Amazon was granted the patent back in January, the company has yet to introduce the tech to […]

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Education professor Elizabeth Smith talks teacher walkout

While public school teachers walkout for increased salary and funding, Dr. Elizabeth Smith gives her perspective on the walkout and its goals. Elizabeth Smith and her daughter Grace, who is out of school due to the teacher walkout, marched with 30,000 Oklahoman educators and supporters. As chair of the TU department of education and staunch […]

“White is Relic/Irrealis Mood,” of Montreal’s 15th studio album, gets muddled in its cryptic songwriting. Courtesy Polyvinyl Record Co.

New of Montreal album conceptually flawed

“White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood” is spotted with moments of lyrical efficacy and snappy synths but finds itself burdened by bloated track lengths. The indie rock band of Montreal has been going 21 years strong under the direction of frontman Kevin Barnes. Barnes’s last decade of musical releases has found him oscillating between obscure muses and […]

The TEDxUniversityofTulsa speakers included not just students and faculty, but many Tulsans unaffiliated with the university. Photo by Adam Lux

TEDxTU spotlights footnotes from Tulsa speakers

TEDxUniversityofTulsa once again allowed TU and the Tulsa community to share ideas on local and global scales. This year’s TEDxUniversityofTulsa talks mark the event’s fourth anniversary and its first time inviting all of Tulsa to participate. The running theme of this year was “Footnotes,” meaning each of the event’s fourteen talks called to attention topics […]

“Transangelic Exodus” features an industrial sonic landscape and choppy synths. Courtesy Bella Union

New Ezra Furman album an exploration of otherness

Furman’s latest release “Transangelic Exodus” is a concept album centering around illegal angels and an outlaw narrator. Ezra Furman’s newest solo album, “Transangelic Exodus,” centers around a “queer outlaw saga.” It’s a sort of concept album about escaping the government on a road trip with an angel, but it’s also a mediation on otherness in […]

‘FISCH,’ TU’s preparation for renewed accreditation

TU faculty and students engage in “campus-wide effort” to fulfill the criteria of the Higher Learning Commission. In March, the Higher Learning Commission will visit TU to determine the university’s accreditation status. This is no particular secret, and TU has been frank in its wish for both faculty and students to work together in “a […]

The burst of color and texture from the butterflies in “CHRYSALIS” gave it a serendipitous trait it may not have originally held. Photo by Emily Every

“CHRYSALIS” exhibit explores childhood, social maturation

Erin Rappleye’s exhibit, “CHRYSALIS,” a jewelry-centric installation, focuses more on stagnant snapshots of the past than a future-bound metamorphosis. Erin Rappleye’s current walk-in art installation, titled “CHRYSALIS,” endeavors to recontextualize the childhood playroom. Rappleye, a Tulsa-based artist, writes of the playroom as “a space where we can mimic learned behavior through interactions with our peers […]