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Oktoberfest proves a wild, tumultuous experience

The beloved festival returned in full force this year, welcoming both the initiated and the new. Too much. Toooooo much. 300 beers, not enough money. Aftermath is sickness. The antebellum is sickness. Everyone lost something: I lost my innocence. Bavaria is either a twisted place or it’s being ill-represented. Go to Oktoberfest. The whole thing […]

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Nimrod Conference exciting opportunity for students

The list of authors featured at the upcoming conference is long and illustrious. The Annual Nimrod Conferences hits TU on Oct. 19 and 20. Featuring award-winning authors, the conference gives writers guidance and insight into their craft. Students will receive a largely discounted rate of $10. This year’s Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers is […]

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The ‘90s are the new ‘80s

We are now old enough to have our childhoods repackaged and sold to us. Gestalt theory has this seminal approach to thinking that defines itself with the word “Now.” There is all this screaming about end of days and then the nuclear spring in which humanity engages in the ultimate deep ecology of mass suicidal […]

How to be a freshman loser

Student writer, fitness expert and TU football player Thomas von Borstel shares his boundless fitness wisdom. It must seem really creative to adapt the title of “The Biggest Loser” TV show and apply it to my college newspaper headline. If you think that’s creative, get this: I could also tell you how to lose weight […]

Small Buffalo reading a uniquely Tulsan experience

Local Tulsans Laura and Nate Knapp have opened their home up to provide a platform for poets. There’s always anxiety when entering a strange individual’s home. Walking up to the grey house, red door, six-pack in hand, there was no certainty that this would be a comfortable experience. Stepping in, though, and greeted by the […]

Immortal Dirk watches McGregor fight The Mountain while Brady cries. LeBron stays. Mayfield burns. graphic by Conner Maggio

100 percent, totally accurate summer predictions

Student writers Zane Cawthon and Thomas von Borstel and Editor-in-Chief Justin Guglielmetti dispense with the crystal balls to give their scientifically validated predictions. Mayfield Drafted by Browns, Spontaneously Combusts After a tremendous Heisman-award-winning career at the University of Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield will be taken with the first overall pick of the NFL Draft by arguably […]

Improve TU #29: Open McFarlin’s South door to students

McFarlin’s South door is currently labeled for emergency exits only, but opening it for regular use would make students’ lives easier. The McFarlin South Door: infamous in its endless emergency exit-ness. It frustrates all of us that wander from Oliphant, Zink, Kendall, or any other assortment of southwardly oriented buildings on campus. How convenient would […]

Should student-athletes be paid? One from TU weighs in.

The NCAA’s failures will not change if student-athletes are paid salaries. Paying student-athletes is akin to legalizing steroid use. To air out the corruption only instigates deeper scandal and exploitation. Much has come into the light recently. The NCAA basketball scandal has invigorated the conscience in every armchair sports-philosopher this side of the asteroid belt. […]

Photo of the underground speakeasy run by Campus Security. Graphic by Conner Maggio

On-campus speakeasy run by Campo

The more alcohol the better, say undercover Campus Security officers. All names have been changed to protect the identities and location of the participants. Slowly, we wind our way down the tucked-away stairs in a crevice of Kniz Hall. Leading me, I have Sam, a Campus Security Officer, First-Class. His pomaded hair skims the ceiling […]