Students can feel pressured or motivated by changing the weight of their grades with a plus/minus system. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: Pluses and minuses would fail students

Students would lose more than just their high GPAs if TU were to switch from its current system of GPAs to a plus/minus system. Universities have increasingly adopted a GPA system that counts pluses and minuses. As of 2002, around 56 percent of two- and four-year higher education institutions used the plus/minus system. For example, […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, and the bills and politics you need to know. Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a stunning seven pieces of legislation since its start in February. Most have been recognitions of important dates or people, or emergency measures that help with the budget […]

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The 2018 Olympics in review

The 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone: here are some of the most notable outcomes. Figure Skating: What didn’t happen in figure skating this Olympics? American Nathan Chen was the first to land five quads cleanly during an Olympic Games and the first to attempt six (his failed quad flip landed with enough rotations, […]

Legislative Digest

SB1016: This bill had the title stricken this week in committee (which means that the bill has to be reworked by the chamber, effectively giving the bill more time in the state legislature, as all bills need a summary statement at the beginning, called the title). It requires public schools that have enough money and […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and upcoming bills and the terms to know. Legislators have passed few bills thus far in the legislative session, but there are some interesting bills circulating the committees. Here’s this week’s look at what your legislators are looking at. SB993: The […]

Legislative Digest

This week’s look at the latest and sometimes greatest bills passing through our local legislature. SB1430: The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2018 would prohibit all parents from aborting children with Down Syndrome or other genetic anomalies. While I appreciate the sentiment, the government should still not be allowed to meddle in a person’s right to […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. Legislature continues to move slowly, as all government does. Here’s a look at what’s happening before and up to bills being passed or passed over. HR1022: This bill recognizes February 7, 2018 as Rose […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’sstate legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. Oklahoma’s legislative session starts this week, on February 5. They will start to read over bills, moving them to appropriate committees to be heard, and eventually they’ll vote on bills. Here’s a look at some […]

A student walking out of the Chick-Fil-A bathroom. Graphic by Madeline Woods

What students really do in on-campus bathrooms

Get the most out of your bathroom visits across campus by thinking outside the stall. Oliphant, third floor: cry. The cleaning staff never disturb you; they’ll only give you a half-hearted glance and leave you in peace. The emptiness plus the warmth from the windows makes you feel like you’re cocooned with only the weight […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. We’re back with the latest and greatest (for a given definition) legislation passing through Oklahoma’s legislature. Bills, once introduced, are then passed off to different committees to be considered more in-depth by people who […]