Domestic violence spike a damaging social distancing side effect

Multiple resources exist for those now forced to spend more time with their abusers. Though social distancing and stay-at-home orders are crucial to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, there has been a direct correlation between these protective measures and an increase in domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline confirmed that perpetrators could easily […]

Pandemic brings out racism and hate toward Asian-Americans

Trump’s dubbing of the virus as the “Chinese Virus” has only made the situation that much worse. When the news of the coronavirus first broke, there was a lot of information circulating on the news; some of it was helpful, while a lot of it was xenophobic and ill-intentioned. With COVID-19 spreading across the globe […]

A Novel Idea: 4/5/20

Attention all book lovers: We’re going classic this week! AND with the coronavirus and social distancing in mind, all of this week’s recommendations are available for free online! If you’re feeling ornery: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger Confession: this is my favorite book of all time. I am constantly both praised […]

Virtual commencement most inclusive option for TU

Postponing commencement for a later date doesn’t help those who cannot attend. The coronavirus is impacting all of our lives in ways for which we hadn’t expected or prepared. Though obviously the most important thing right now is for everyone to practice social distancing and stay home in order to flatten the curve, it is […]

China’s choice to close theaters smart in light of coronavirus spread

Disney’s “Mulan” remake will no doubt suffer from the closures, but will still release in the U.S. Disney continues its live-action remakes of classic animated films with “Mulan”, set to hit theaters March 27. However, with the ever-mounting threat and infection toll of a strain of the coronavirus, this monumentally important film for China may […]

A Novel Idea 3/9/20

In preparation for next Monday’s short story author panel at Magic City Books featuring Molly M. Backes, Claire Jiminez and Christa Romanosky, this week’s book column will feature exclusively collections of short stories. If you’re feeling passionate: “Dear Life” by Alice Munro Whether you’re feeling passionate for life, love, people or anything else, you are […]

Polanski continued to amass accolades while in Europe. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Protests of Polanski hopeful sign that Me Too has gone global

Multiple actresses walked out of the César awards when the Polish- French director’s film won. On Friday, Feb. 28, the César Awards were broadcasted live from France. Equivalent to the Oscars in the United States, the Césars are the national film award of France and have been a staple of the film community since 1976. […]

“STOMP” incorporates several styles of dance and music, blending them seamlessly with comedy. courtesy Steve McNicholas

“STOMP” brings energy and comedy to Tulsa PAC

Dancer Riley Korrell recounts his experiences with the “STOMP” troupe in interview. On Friday, March 6, the international sensation, “STOMP,” came to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The show is a completely original and unique experience that combines elements of music, dance and comedy to create an ultimately unforgettable performance for audiences. Originally from Maryland, […]

Alyssa Milano, one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, popularized the term “Me Too” when she told people to post the phrase on social media if they had ever experienced sexual harassment. courtesy Wikimedia

Harvey Weinstein charged with first- and third-degree rape

The case that sparked the “Me Too” movement is finally coming to an end after media mogul Harvey Weinstein is charged on two counts. Harvey Weinstein used to be known as one of the most prolific and powerful executives in Hollywood. Today, his name conjures up images of scandal, abuse and maltreatment of female coworkers […]

Racism and myths dominated coronavirus coverage

Americans should remember that the flu is a more destructive disease than the current corona strain. Last week, University of Tulsa Vice Provost for Global Engagement sent out an email alerting campus that in light of the level 3 travel advisory that the United States Department of State issued, TU would be restricting travel to […]