Out of Order: Disability and visibility

Disability is largely invisible. It’s not in our media. It’s not in our conversation. And, often, the disability itself is invisible. With so little media representation, you would think that disabled people are a small minority. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Numbers vary, with the Census Bureau saying around 19 percent of the population […]

Alexander Health Center hosts its first HPV vaccine clinic

Students can receive the first of a series of vaccines for the most prevalent STI. On Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Alexander Health Center is holding a clinic for students to get the vaccine for the most prevalent STI — the Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Whitney Fraser at the […]

My disability story

Five years ago, I lost the ability to walk across my small high school, then across a hall and finally across a room. My legs would give out on me, or I would pass out. There was no accident, no large precursor; it was sudden, and it left no clues. When it started, it came […]

Sign placed in front of what was TU Copy’s window ledge in McFarlin Library notifying students about the shutdown. photo by Madison Connell

TU Copy closed by parent company due to lack of use

The sudden closure of TU Copy left students and employees scrambling to find affordable alternatives. A vital campus resource. Three long-time employees. No notice. The closure of the University of Tulsa’s student copy shop, known as TU Copy, involved all of these things, surrounded by rumors long before and after it closed. It started with […]

Letter from the propagandist

To whom it may concern, I have served you well during my time as the head propagandist. After months of tireless dedication to the truth, I am writing this letter to let the public know of my resignation. The State has done me well, but there are bigger, better, less government-sanctioned things for me to […]

McClendon’s data indicates that students ineligible to be diagnosed with a clinical condition make up the majority of students seeking counseling at TU. graphic by Conner Maggio

Counseling Services encourages group therapy

A conversation with the director of Counseling & Psychological Services reveals the logistics behind the recent push for group therapy. The Counseling and Psychological Services Center on campus recently implemented several big changes, including a push for students to participate in group therapy, a new $10 per session fee after 10 sessions and new assessment […]

James Adam Sanders’ exhibit discussed the complications of identity. photo by Madison Connell

Claiming identity gives voice to otherwise unrepresented communities

Even if identity isn’t a big deal to you, it is still important to respect its significance to others. To start: I’m bisexual, I’m disabled and I’m proud of it. On February 21, I went to the art gallery of “Part of Something Bigger” by James Adam Sanders. On a stand, he had little building […]

An international volleyball game takes place at the U.S.-Mexico border. graphic by Conner Maggio

Alternate uses for the new border wall

The wall is going to be “effective,” but not for the reasons Trump is promising. At long last, with a national emergency issued, Trump’s prized border wall might become a reality. Many critics of the wall dislike it not just because they like immigration, but because they don’t think it will be effective. However, it’s […]

Okla. relief amid the government shutdown

The Collegian investigated relief efforts from the local food bank, TU and OU. Jan. 25 brought an end to the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States. After 35 days, President Trump signed a bill that put a temporary end to the shutdown. It began when the White House and Congress could […]