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Officials’ statements against walkout misguided

The teacher walkout is a demonstration of the freedom of assembly, a right which should not be berated by state officials. The Oklahoma teacher walkout continued throughout the last week as teachers fought for more education funding. After receiving a pay raise of 6,000 dollars and 50 million dollars toward school funding, teachers continued to […]

Improve TU #13: Accept pet fees, not expensive punishments

The university would save more money, and students would be happier, if apartments created new guidelines for legal pet ownership. Currently, there is no system that would allow students to have pets on campus. The current system pushes a fine of $500 dollars on any student, besides those in the West Park Apartments, who has […]

The Tower of Reconciliation at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park is a perfect example of a monument that students should learn more about. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Improve TU #18: Add a Tulsa history Block II class

A Tulsa history class would encourage discussions on important issues, which have and will continue to affect the U.S. as a whole. One missing element in the University of Tulsa’s history curriculum is the option of learning about local history. While discussing events in world history is obviously extremely important, a Tulsa history course could […]

Improve TU #21: Let them share paper

Students should be allowed to transfer their unused printing pages to students who have run out of pages to print. At the University of Tulsa, each major has different academic needs. One that is consistent across majors is the access to paper and the use of a printer. Due to the necessities of their classes, […]

Tax bill requirements dampen competition in legislature

Lack of competition in state legislature largely springs from the stringent requirements imposed on tax bills. In the upcoming Oklahoma midterm elections, there is a lack of declared officials running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Senate. Currently, there are only 41 candidates running for 24 Senate seats. Three of these open seats […]

Gun licensing bill overshoots, gives rights to too many

The Oklahoma state legislature is trying to loosen restrictions on gun control at a time when they should tighten them. On February 5, House Representatives Jeff Coody and Nathan Dahm proposed House Bill 2951, which made new changes to requirements for carrying firearms. After succeeding in the Public Safety Committee, the bill is now headed […]

The University of Tulsa allows a large number of AP scores to be counted for class credit, depending on the score a student receives on their test. Courtesy University of Tulsa

AP class credit rewards students for hard work

Many universities are tightening their standards for AP credits, which is a disservice to students’ bank accounts and experience. Throughout the country, participation in Advanced Placement classes is on the rise with new students every year being involved in these more difficult courses. Students are not only taking these classes at a higher level but […]

Oklahoma legislative session began Feb. 5

Prepare for the 2018 legislative session by reading up on what’s ahead. The Oklahoma legislative session began February 5, and work has started on fixing the issues at hand. The major focus at the beginning will be on bills that are specifically marked Emergency. For example, Senate Bill 1 addresses a current issue with Oklahoma […]

Loot boxes should legally be considered gambling

Loot boxes cost money, rely on chance and are frequently overused, which fits the definition of gambling under Oklahoma law. The video game industry has quickly grown into one of the highest grossing entertainment industries ever, but legislation has lagged behind. One of the current major issues is whether digital loot boxes should be considered […]