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 […]

The disapproval ratings for Governor Fallin and the Oklahoma state legislature pale in comparison to the public’s distaste for education funding, suggesting that education affects people’s view of government. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Okla. education woes cause disapproval ratings to soar

Voters condemn the legislature and Governor Fallin’s work, but not for their legislation or general policies as one might assume. A recent poll created by Sooner Poll, an independent non-partisan Oklahoma political pollster, stated that Oklahoma support of their government is currently at a low point. Of 419 eligible Oklahoma voters, 58 percent have an […]

Congressional election to be decided by money, voter turnout

Kevin Hern is likely to win the election to replace 1st District Representative Bridenstine because of his spending power. Jim Bridenstine, current House of Representatives member from the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma, could be leaving his position due to a new role as the head of NASA. After the White House nominated him, Bridenstine […]