Faculty Senate asserts True Commitment violated constitution

TU’s body of 32 faculty members voted that True Commitment should have first passed through them. On Thursday, Aug. 29, the University of Tulsa’s Faculty Senate voted to pass a resolution asserting that the administration violated the senate’s constitution in its rollout of True Commitment. By announcing True Commitment without input from the Faculty Senate, […]

Luck is escorted off the field amidst booing fans. courtesy Newsweek

UnLucky times for Indianapolis

NFL journalist Lindsey Prather discusses the factors leading up to quarterback Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement, and what it means for the Colts. On Aug. 24, the NFL commu-nity was rocked to its very core. Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck announced his retirement after only seven seasons, sending shockwaves throughout the NFL community. In an […]

Frederiksen is the leader of Denmark’s Social Democractic Party. courtesy Flickr

Greenland out of Trump’s reach, not America’s

Greenland would be a financial loss as well as a political conundrum that the US isn’t ready for. According to a story released by the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 16, President Trump has inquired about potentially purchasing Greenland from Denmark. Following this story, Trump administration officials were forced to either double down or dismiss […]

TU student shared racist and homophobic messages

Former statewide Chair of College Republicans Sheridan Nolen posted offensive memes, inciting controversy among party figures. On March 7, the OU student newspaper, OU Daily, leaked multiple screenshots from the OU College Republicans GroupMe that contained explicitly racist, homophobic and otherwise insensitive content. The president of OU College Republicans, Luke Harshaw, was present in a […]

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Israel election results On Tuesday, Israel held elections for the 21st Knesset, the nation’s unicameral legislature. What originally looked like a dead heat between current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party has now been declared a victory for Likud. With 100 percent reporting, they have won a 30 […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos tries, fails to book talk at TU

Yiannopoulos has gone from conservative upstart to a fringe figure of the alt-right. On April 4, controversial alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos posted on Facebook: “GREAT NEWS! Will shortly be speaking at The University of Tulsa. Details soon… That’s two golden hurricanes in your town.” The next day, Yiannopoulos posted something similar referencing a speaking engagement […]

The vast majority of purged voters are removed from registration on the basis of inactivity alone. courtesy KOSU

Okla. purges inactive voters

Citizens who haven’t participated in elections for eight years are at risk of losing their registration. Beginning in April, the Oklahoma State Election Board is set to continue its process of biennial purging of inactive voter registration. Although the legality of this procedure is still being challenged in many other states, proponents argue that Oklahoma’s […]

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Erdogan’s party loses elections in both Ankara and Istanbul President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party (in English: Justice and Development) lost control of both Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday, as elections resulted in the opposition winning both cities’ mayoral positions. Though the nationwide elections bolstered the conservative Islamic party’s control in many regions, […]

Gronkowski will retire after nine seasons with the Patriots. courtesy ESPN

The Gronkowski is out-ski

Professional football journalist Lindsey Prather covers the departure of the NFL’s top tight end and what it means for the Patriots. The NFL offseason is always littered with announcements and retirements. Although the element of surprise was absent, Rob Gronkowski, the long-time tight end of the New England Patriots, announced his retirement via Instagram on […]

Philly and D.C. duke it out. graphic by Emma Palmer

A-Rod sparks Philly vs. D.C. debate

Baseball journalist Lindsey Prather weighs in on Alex Rodriguez’s inflammatory comments toward Washington D.C. as a sports city. Potential baseball Hall-of-Famer Alex Rodriguez drew the ire of sports fans in Washington D.C. following derogatory comments prompted by the departure of Bryce Harper from the Washington Nationals to join the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper signed a 13-year, […]