Ronda Kasl faced the task of narrowing down the 300 works submitted to the about 100 now on display in the gallery. Photos by Emma Palmer

Gussman Exhibition shines light on student art

In the art department’s biggest annual event, students showcase talent in a variety of mediums. TU students needn’t travel to New York City to see a gallery cultivated by professionals from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In fact, students needn’t even travel off campus. The Gussman Exhibition, an annual art installation at Phillips Hall comprised […]

The Decemberists’ new album breaks tradition

The Decemberists trade their acoustic, folky sound for a more involved, electronic aesthetic. The Decemberists have never shied away from dark subject matter, but that darkness was usually fictional, or at least came from stories that took place much further in the past. With “I’ll Be Your Girl,” the band’s newest album, lead singer and […]

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Russian fire in shopping mall kills at least 64 A deadly fire broke out in the theater of the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, Russia, March 26, killing at least 64 people, with many others being reported missing and feared dead. The fire started on the upper floor of the building, where a bowling alley, […]

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Syrian government holds half of Eastern Ghouta The UN has reported that forces loyal to the Syrian government have taken control of more than half of Eastern Ghouta, the largest surviving rebel enclave, near the capital of Damascus. The government is reportedly moving further in, with civilians fleeing occupied villages to Douma, the largest town […]

Affordable places for one-day spring break trips

Spring break is often a financially stressful time, so here’s a list of affordable, close-by locations for a good daycation. Place: Sequoyah State Park Drive Time from Tulsa: Less than an hour. Phone: (918) 772-2046 Hours Of Operation: The park is open 24/7, though certain activities may have specific hours. Cost: Admission to the park […]

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24 killed in Azerbaijan fire 24 people died from a fire at a drug rehabilitation center in Baku, Azerbaijan. According to government officials, the fire was caused by a short circuit within the wiring of the old wooden building and was then fanned by strong winds, burning for three hours before being extinguished. The Health […]

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Resolution for ceasefire in Syria denied A resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria put forward by Sweden and Kuwait at the UN Security Council was reportedly denied by Russia. The outcry for a ceasefire has become even stronger after more than 403 people died in Eastern Ghouta on February 18th from airstrikes by the […]

Students protest the state of gun control in the wake of yet another mass shooting, sparking a new wave of politically-engaged youth. Courtesy New York Times

Parkland students’ bravery inspires others to stand up

I first heard about the Parkland shooting from Twitter. From one of the students inside the building. I was leisurely scrolling through my timeline when my heart stopped. “I am in a school shooting right now,” read the tweet from Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Aidan Minoff. For the first time in my life, I was […]

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Best Picture nominees summed up

The upcoming 90th Academy Awards have a strong roster of Best Picture nominees, briefly summarized and detailed here. “Call Me By Your Name” What It’s About: A teen on the cusp of manhood falls in love with his father’s male research assistant over the course of the summer in Italy. Other Nominations: Actor in a […]