A case illustrates the influence of magic in popular culture through objects like Day of the Dead candles and crystals. photo by Stasha Cole

McFarlin exhibits occult and mystical materials

Special Collections hosts books and objects, educating viewers about the history and practices of mysticism. This semester, McFarlin Library is showcasing an exhibit called “Magic and Mystical: The Occult” in the Special Collections library. The display includes five cases of books and occult objects, both old and new. The collection’s didactic texts explained that “the […]

Silver Sphere’s second EP is less than half an hour-long, but includes several memorable songs. courtesy HUMAN RE-SOURCES

Pop artist Silver Sphere’s “yikes!” perfect fall listening

The musician’s second EP incorporates catchy lyrics with playful music videos and beats. When you are drowning in midterms and aching for a change of scene, listening to Silver Sphere’s second EP during a night drive downtown is the perfect antidote. This artist is my new favorite. The EP, “yikes!” is an energetic and melancholic […]

David Grann spoke about his book, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” in the Reynolds Center. courtesy Doubleday

Panel discussion accompanies talk on Osage murders

Before David Grann’s Presidential lecture, a panel debated indigenous issues in future adaptation of “Killers of the Flower Moon.” In the past two weeks, there have been three events discussing David Grann’s book, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” On Oct. 17, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities organized an event called “Big Ideas at TU: […]

Pornhub’s insights page shows statistics about each minute viewers spend on their site. graphic by Emma Palmer

Pornography distorts images of sexuality and identity

Campus organizations facilitated a discussion about the effects of frequent porn visitation on perception of sex. On the evening of Oct. 16, SAVE, TITAN and TU Panhellenic sponsored an event called “Pop Culture and Trauma: The Implications of Pornography,” in which Kelsey Hancock and Dr. Jennifer Airey facilitated a discussion about the benefits and ramifications […]