Dr. Stevens, an English professor at TU, shows genuine care for the wellbeing of her students. courtesy University of Tulsa

Professors like Dr. Stevens make small campus shine

Student writer Lizzy Young shouts out Professor Laura Stevens as the TU Outstanding Teacher nominations wrap up. One of the most important parts of the college experience, other than the friends you make, is the professors. A good professor can make a class, and I purposefully choose courses based on whether I like the professor. […]

Lake Washington School District in Washington state held their walkout for funding in 2015. courtesy Flickr

Teacher walkout stymied by lack of respect for educators as professionals

Walkouts give teachers agency in the face of the legislature, but they don’t always result in funding. The once-earnest appeal toward better public schooling has turned into a classic bipartisan discussion, wherein the damn progressives beg for more taxes and the damn conservatives are a bunch of stingy fools who are morally wrong. It’s becoming […]

Lt. Gov. Fairfax may resign due to sexual assault allegations. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

No obvious solutions to Virginia political scandals

The consequences for Virginian politicians should equal the impact of their transgressions. By now, the events that have roiled the entire government of Virginia in a scandal, complete with everything from sexual assault to racism, has become national news. On Feb. 1, members of the media pointed out that Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and the bills and politics you need to know. We are in the middle of the semester and the legislative session! There’s progress on both fronts, but this week, we’ll look at a couple bills that have good ideas but aren’t […]

Oklahoma is the first state to file a lawsuit against the OxyContin producer. graphic by Conner Maggio

Okla. lawsuit against Purdue Pharma essential for setting precedent

Oklahoma is responding to state revenue lost to citizens addicted to opioids by filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. A new lawsuit has been brought by the State of Oklahoma against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma. A trial date has been set intended to be served May 28 and is the first of its kind in […]

The jargon-laced descriptions are not accessible to patients. graphic by Conner Maggio

Health care pricing system not representative of actual patient costs

Though the current system does not include insurance differences, it’s a step in the right direction. After a new federal regulation that went into effect on Jan. 1, hospitals are required to post documents online that show the cost of each treatment that they have available. This process was created by the U.S. Department of […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and the bills and politics you need to know As we edge into the 2019 legislative session, there have already been a few bills passed. Those bills were recognitions of certain days as important, and the passage of the House rules. […]

Civics classes in high schools necessary for political engagement

The current civics requirement does not adequately prepare students to be savvy participants in a healthy republic. Civics classes: Oklahoma hates them, but every good democracy needs them. My flirtation with government before majoring in the subject was tragically brief; Claremore High School, the pinnacle of modern education, had block scheduling, meaning that we only […]

#10YearChallenge a reminder of internet data collection

The possibility of Facebook using the popular hashtag for data collection should concern participants It seems that today, our society immediately gravitates toward any hashtag that has the word challenge in it. So naturally, when the #10YearChallenge made its rounds on the internet, everyone jumped on the bandwagon and posted a current photo alongside a […]

The Kansas City shelter works under a no-kill policy. courtesy Kansas City Star

Tulsa Animal Welfare to possibly implement no-kill policy

The Tulsa Humane Society and Tulsa SPCA leading the TAW to a no-kill shelter policy should be successful given time. In November 2018, Mayor G.T. Bynum announced that the city would join forces with the Humane Society of Tulsa and the Tulsa SPCA to form the Coalition for Tulsa Pets. Although this is a great […]