The NRA has been the policy’s largest supporter. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Argument to arm teachers goes against data

The recent TPS Board election kept Tulsa from falling in line with the rest of the state’s stance on guns. In an election for the Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education on April 2, candidates Stacey Wooley and Nicole Nixon ran on opposing platforms. In the election, Wooley defeated Nixon 68.1 percent to 31.9 percent. […]

Myers-Briggs personalities are identified by four-letter acronyms. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

People still value the Myers-Briggs test despite its flaws

Psychologists have largely disproved MBTI typing, but it helps people categorize thems lves in social situations. The Myers-Brigg Type Indicator originated in the early 1900s and was standardized in the 1960s by Isabel Briggs Myers, daughter of creator Katharine Briggs. It sought to create a way to properly categorize people through a standardized series of […]

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Discourse over Christchurch manifesto popularizes racist rhetoric

The shooter expected a reaction out of his manifesto; discussing its content only promotes his ideology. On March 15, a mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque killed 50 Muslims while they gathered for prayer. In the aftermath of the shooting, a manifesto from the shooter came out in which he discussed the role that […]

A group associated with Epic Charter Schools has donated money to several politicians, including Kevin Stitt. graphic by Conner Maggio

Charter schools should be held to higher transparency standards

New House Bill 1395 would require charter schools to obey the same financial reporting requirements as public schools. A new institution in Oklahoma, Epic Charter Schools, seeks to provide a better form of education to young students. Students can receive their education online or through a mix of online and in-person classes. The non-profit organization […]

Servicemen currently must register to vote separately from their enlistment paperwork. courtesy Navy Live

All gender draft an opportunity to simplify voter registration process

By expanding the draft to women, the U.S. could also improve voter registration and turnout. A new court decision in Houston, Texas, may lead to women joining the same military draft as men. In a statement addressing the constitutional legitimacy of a male-only draft, Judge Gray H. Miller of the U.S. District Court in the […]

Additional taxes on video games would not significantly impact school shootings. graphic by Conner Maggio

Pennsylvania video game tax doesn’t address cause of school violence

Studies indicate there is little connection between games and violence, despite claims to the contrary A new bill in the Pennsylvania State Legislature seeks to put a tax on violent video games to lower the risk of school violence. House Bill 109, created by Representative Christopher Quinn, would put a 10-percent tax on video games […]

Oklahoma is the first state to file a lawsuit against the OxyContin producer. graphic by Conner Maggio

Okla. lawsuit against Purdue Pharma essential for setting precedent

Oklahoma is responding to state revenue lost to citizens addicted to opioids by filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. A new lawsuit has been brought by the State of Oklahoma against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma. A trial date has been set intended to be served May 28 and is the first of its kind in […]

The jargon-laced descriptions are not accessible to patients. graphic by Conner Maggio

Health care pricing system not representative of actual patient costs

Though the current system does not include insurance differences, it’s a step in the right direction. After a new federal regulation that went into effect on Jan. 1, hospitals are required to post documents online that show the cost of each treatment that they have available. This process was created by the U.S. Department of […]

Police violence should be under same legal jurisdiction as citizen violence

HB2328 removes citizens’ abilities to hold police officers accountable for excessive force and enables reckless officer activity In the Oklahoma House of Representatives, a new house bill is being put forward that would increase the protection of police officers against excessive force lawsuits. House Bill 2328, created by Representatives Kevin McDugle and Josh West, could […]

Instagram egg provides community in corporate-dominated setting

Compared to other Instagram influencers, the egg seems uniquely community-based. There is a new rising star on social media. This recent influencer is an Instagram page titled World Record Egg. Its main goal was to become the most liked photo in the history of Instagram. On the original image, the caption says, “Let’s set a […]