Florence Pugh plays the main character, Dani, in “Midsommar”. courtesy Slash Film

Summer season of film proves exciting, subversive

From “The Dead Don’t Die” to “Fast Color,” this summer’s best movies ranged from the horrifying to the hilarious. Notably Missed: “Dora and The Lost City of Gold,” “Crawl,” “The Farewell,” “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”: Inspired by a real person, “The Last Black Man in […]

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“Percy Jackson” musical comes to Tulsa

First national tour of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” coming to Tulsa PAC The Greek gods are real, and they’re coming to Tulsa. The smash hit “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” will be playing at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on May 31 and June 1 during the first national tour […]

Course evals used by professors, administration

Professors read and reflect on their course evaluations, which are used in determining their eligibility for tenure. Your student course evaluations matter more than you might expect. According to Dr. Teresa Reed, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, course evaluations are a portion of what is considered for a tenured professor, an […]

Death Cab for Cutie gives unemotional concert

Opening act My Brightest Diamond performed with surprising vivacity while Death Cab seemed tired. I was really looking forward to the Death Cab for Cutie concert that played on April 4 at Cain’s Ballroom. I got there at 7:00 and stood a respectable four heads away from Ben Gibbard’s face. If I have one thing […]

#11: Improve safety in U.S. West lot

Preventative measures must be taken to make the U.S. West parking lot safer for pedestrians. Picture this: It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuesday and you are strolling happily to class from your apartment that, while kind of nice, is still furnished by college students. You maybe have headphones in, you’re humming along to a song […]

#14: Keep phones off during class

The use of phones distracts students and prevents meaningful class discussion. For the first time ever in my college career, I had a class this semester with a professor who didn’t tolerate cell phones. I mean this in the most extreme of senses: like, point-blank would call people out for using their phone in any […]

Henningsen founded Gen1TU in an effort to provide students with information they may not have had access to. courtesy Meagan Henningsen

TU freshman starts first-gen student support club

TU student Meagan Henningsen started Gen1TU, a club for first generation college students, when she noticed a lack of resources. The road to success and a four-year degree can be a challenge for anyone, but it becomes exponentially more difficult when no one has paved the road for you. According to a 2011 study by […]

Osama, the main subject of the film, with his sons. courtesy Kino Lorber

“Of Fathers and Sons” unusually intimate look at extremism

The Oscar-nominated documentary is thought provoking and deeply unsettling. I didn’t enjoy watching “Of Fathers and Sons,” but then again, it’s not the kind of film you enjoy. An Oscar-nominated documentary shot over two years, “Of Fathers and Sons” seeks to understand the nature of religious extremism in director Talal Derki’s home country of Syria. […]

The Collegian’s most definite top ten movies of 2018

2018 was a good year for cinema; here are a few of my favorites. 10: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs This year, I discovered that I actually like westerns, and the Coen brothers’ newest film “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is a perfect example of the kind of western I enjoy. The Coens create a […]