The park borders the historic Maple Ridge neighborhood. photo by Lizzy Young

Gathering Place a nuisance to neighbors

While visiting the city’s newest attraction, be aware of how the Gathering Place negatively impacts its bordering neighborhoods. Tulsa’s newest attraction the Gathering Place officially opened to the public on Sept. 9. This 100-acre park, which cost over $400 million to build, has attracted many Oklahomans since its grand opening. I have visited a couple […]

“Parks & Recreation:” friendlier humor, female characters

While “The Office” relies on cringe comedy for its laughs, “Parks & Rec’s” sense of humor is far more affable. One of the greatest debates of the 20th century is which television comedy is better: “Parks and Recreation” or “The Office.” Both of these comedies are the brainchild of Greg Daniels and Michael Shur, filmed […]

Pictured above: law professor Robert Spoo. courtesy Public Radio Tulsa

Copyright: creative savior or stifler?

Using examples from history, TU professor Robert Spoo spoke on the significance of copyright law. On Friday afternoon, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Spoo gave a presentation titled, “Copyright, Patronage, and Courtesy in Modern Literature.” This presentation was based on information from his latest book, “Modernism and the Law,” which was published in August. […]

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“Creations in Studio K” explores modern dance

The latest show hosted by Tulsa Ballet explored the boundaries of the art form and the connection between dance and visual art. Tulsa Ballet is in the midst of their 12th presentation of “Creations in Studio K.” This performance featured three pieces by different choreographers. The first piece, “Parhelia” was choreographed by Jennifer Archibald. “Parhelia” […]

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The Gathering Place offers something for everyone

A student writer takes us on a tour of a corner of the soon-to-open park. With everything from playgrounds to bike paths and a boathouse, the Gathering Place is Tulsa’s most exciting new attraction. Encompassing nearly 100 acres along the Arkansas River, this park has something for everyone. Everywhere you turn, there is something to […]

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Theater Tulsa’s Newsies stops the presses

Theater Tulsa begins its new season with the Broadway cult classic. Theatre Tulsa opened their 96th season this August with their energetic production of the Broadway hit, “Newsies.” The show had such a high production value, with excellent singing, dancing and acting, that it’s hard to believe it was not a touring Broadway production. This […]

Tulsa Ballet’s “On Your Radar” lights up stage

The Tulsa Ballet illustrated its wealth of talent with a show performed entirely by students. Tulsa Ballet opened their 2018 – 2019 season with “On Your Radar.” This performance exclusively featured Tulsa Ballet II, their pre-professional company. It included two pieces by different choreographers to showcase their dancers. “Omens,” the opening number, was a modern […]

New ideas displayed at Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K

“Tulsa Ballet II Emerging Choreographers Showcase” provides a space for new choreographers. At its heart, dance tells a story. This is what the “Tulsa Ballet II Emerging Choreographers Showcase” was about. The showcase featured three up-and-coming choreographers whose drastically different pieces each told a story. The showcase was performed in Tulsa Ballet’s Studio K, and […]

Administration should cut the red tape and the stress level of students by streamlining their services. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Improve TU #3: Reduce campus bureaucracy

Bureaucracy complicates students’ lives, making it more difficult to find information or accomplish tasks. In any organization there is bound to be bureaucracy. With the intricacies of running a university, there are a lot of things that bureaucracy is supposed to help with, things that students do not realize are necessary for the university to […]

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Tulsa Ballet’s “Cinderella” delightful, changes story

The “Cinderella” adaptation beautifully simplified the story with their magical styling and staging. The classic fairytale of Cinderella centers around the kind-hearted but mistreated Cinderella. She is a beautiful girl who is bullied by her stepmother and ugly stepsisters. However, on the night of the prince’s ball, her fairy godmother shows up and magically transforms […]