Brown received clemency for turning her life around, which included obtaining a college degree in 2015. courtesy NBC

Cyntoia Brown granted clemency

Sentenced at 16, Brown’s case gained sizable social media traction before being reopened. After 15 years in prison, dozens of celebrities’ and activists’ attention and a documentary produced about her, Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and had her sentence commuted. Commutation, unlike a pardon, does not mean a crime […]

Letter from the propagandist

My lovely future constituents, Last week, I needed to blow my nose, so I picked up my first newspaper in months. Before I did the deed, I opened the Tulsa World and, to my suprise, Kevin Stitt’s face was plastered on it accompanied with the word “endorsement.” Who knew papers would blatantly try to sway […]

Answering frequently asked questions about disability

Before bombarding a visibly disabled person with questions, consider how your interaction looks from their perspective. As a person with a visible disability, I get quite a few questions about this part of my life. They come from friends, teachers, classmates and even complete strangers asking about my health issues and how they affect my […]

Meal swipe changes enforce existing rules

The Caf’s stricter policies stem from a concern with the new Pay it Forward program Students might have noticed changes to the meal swipe program at the Pat Case Dining Center around the beginning of the school year. Mike Neal, the food service director on campus, said that these are not so much changes but […]

Wingman targeted ads score me a date

Who needs privacy when you have Ben & Jerry’s? If it weren’t for targeted ads, I am not sure how I would’ve made it through my rough breakup. I was heartbroken after my boyfriend of two weeks dumped me. I had no one to turn to, so what did I do? Go on the Internet, […]

One of the gags in the video involved placing a student ID in a microwave to gain access to Fisher South. courtesy Achmed Johnson

The two students behind viral video recount process

The video, posted on Twitter to Internet acclaim, was a quickly-done, planned labor of love. On Sunday, August 25, TU freshmen Achmed Johnson and Logan Seeley posted a video to Twitter. In just a week, the video gained around five million views, 138 thousand shares, and 360 thousand likes. The video was first posted in […]

New couple Bill and Lucinda bring life to an otherwise dead event on their date. graphic by Conner Maggio

Cheap dates for cheapskates

Never worry about money again with these hot date ideas. Stuck in a rut with bae? Wanting to impress that cutie in your intro class? Get the biggest bang for your buck with State-Run’s best date ideas on and around campus. Bring your date along for your required community service: Show off your love of […]

Students feel the brunt of the blunt

Harmless plant renders hundreds of students felons. During the first day of class, President Clancy delivered a stern message regarding TU’s medical marijuana policy in a campus-wide email, stating that it is strictly prohibited on campus. The public outcry was immediate. This email united students all over the political spectrum. In front of Collins Hall, […]