Seeing the public areas of TU seemingly abandoned during the weekend is par for the course for those living on campus. photo by Emma Palmer

Weekend campus culture lacking

Due to a lack of recreational planning, TU students may have difficulties finding public social spaces during the weekends. Picture this: it’s a Saturday afternoon and you have just finished all your homework for the day. So you decide to go out. Maybe you don’t have a car, or maybe you just want to save […]

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Coffee shops to get your study on

Our Variety editor takes us on a tour of all the different coffee shops in Tulsa and what to expect from them. Name: Fair Fellow Coffee. Where is it located: Kendall Whittier Square. What should I order:: I hear they have nitro cold brew now, so I’d go for that. Study vibe: Quiet and sunny, […]

The extra cost of textbooks can be crushing to university students. graphic by Conner Maggio

Textbooks an overheavy financial burden

The educational value of textbooks, especially digital ones, is not often worth the high price point. Fun fact: College is expensive. From tuition to housing to a meal plan, there are enough charges that loans have become a norm in today’s college culture. Enough of a norm that the total cost of student debt in […]

Furnishing campus apartments teaches responsibility

Moving into a new place requires furnishing it yourself, and students should not expect their apartments to be any different. If a student wants to live in a fully furnished space at the University of Tulsa, there are available options. Any of the multiple apartment complexes on campus, however, are not one of them, and […]

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“Be The Cowboy” a welcome addition to Mitski canon

Like all good music, Mitski’s “Be the Cowboy” leaves the listener both devastated and hopeful When Mitski sang, “Guess I’m a coward, I just want to feel alright,” I felt that. In her fifth studio album “Be the Cowboy,” Mitski deviates from the indie rock of “Puberty 2,” her last album (and a good one), […]

The tense silences in “A Quiet Place” make for an engaging film. courtesy IMBd

“A Quiet Place” an innovative addition to the horror genre

When you go to see “A Quiet Place,” skip the popcorn. In Bryan Woods and Scott Beck’s original script for “A Quiet Place,” there was only one line of dialogue. Before viewing “A Quiet Place,” I was apprehensive that this fact would be all too apparent as a gimmick and get old after the first […]

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DR Congo boycotts UN aid conference The Democratic Republic of Congo has chosen to boycott an aid conference hosted by the UN that focuses on raising money towards the humanitarian crisis in DR Congo, claiming they do not need the aid. While the UN has moved the crisis to a level three — the highest […]

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Shooting at YouTube HQ in California Three people were shot and wounded at the headquarters of YouTube, located in San Bruno, California, last Wednesday. The suspect opened fire with a handgun around lunchtime, shooting three people before taking her own life. The suspect has been identified as Nasim Aghdam, a woman YouTuber whose content ranged […]

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 […]