Student solar solidarity

Students joined together to witness the solar eclipse. On April 8, 2024, the campus experienced a rare cosmic alignment known as the solar eclipse. This occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow over certain regions of our planet and blocking the sun from view. This occurrence is scientifically […]

Debating a right to our campus

High schoolers create discomfort and inconvenience on campus. Hordes of teenagers invaded campus on Thursday and Friday, particularly plaguing the Allen Chapman Student Union. Dressed in tight pantsuits and pubescent arrogance, they ran around like ants, infesting spaces that were meant to be filled with sweatpants and young-adult anxiety. I felt underdressed waiting in line […]

Accessibility concerns on campus

Campus dorms face scrutiny amongst many other TU buildings. Accessibility is an important topic, but it is not always something that comes to mind. I, like many other able-bodied students, forget that there are areas of our campus that are limited to those with physical accessibility needs. Things as simple or grand as a ramp, […]

Letter to the Editor

Every day we witness the horror of innocent people being killed by an Israeli military supported by the US government and financed by US taxpayers. Thousands of innocent lives have been lost. Many more will die unless a meaningful ceasefire is put in place, humanitarian aid allowed into Gaza and Israeli apartheid ended. As the […]

A long-overdue, heartfelt thank you to TU alumni and students

What follows is an inexcusably belated expression of gratitude to TU students and alumni for their actions during a relatively recent, deeply regrettable episode in the history of this institution. Recent and momentous though the event may have been, some context is required for anyone who arrived on campus after 2020. In April 2019, TU […]

TedxUTulsa cut my speech

Censorship is contributing to harmful stereotypes. On March 29, TedxUTulsa had its annual speaker event wherein people share their personal experiences or discuss topics that matter to them. I was supposed to speak this year about the effects of colonization and colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa. I planned to talk about the […]

SAB: Sucks At Budgeting

The SAB’s poor budgeting and lackluster expenditures dampen the student experience. The Student Activities Board leaves much to be desired as the events this semester have ranged from mediocre to falling flat on their face. This year, SAB had the potential to be great and started off strong with an impactful Welcome Week and a […]

New IVF legislation causes chaos

The ruling opens the door for further restrictions on bodily autonomy. Alabama courts have made an unprecedented ruling that will forever alter the issue of reproductive rights. In a lawsuit that made it all the way to the state Supreme Court, Alabama declared that frozen embryos resulting from the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) […]

Gaza’s cry for justice

The failure of diplomacy and the resultant human toll. After nearly half a year, the relentless bombing in Gaza continues. Israel maintains its story of wanting to bring Israelis held in Gaza to Israel while refusing any deal that would lead to this so long as it requires a permanent ceasefire. Israel’s refusal to accept […]

Israel not `Only Democracy in the Middle East’

It is not a democracy at all. According to the United States Department of State, “Israel is a multiparty, parliamentary democracy” that “enact[s] a series of ‘Basic Laws’ that enumerate certain rights and freedoms.” Oftentimes, this settler colonial ethnostate that is designated by the United Nations as apartheid and is convicted by the International Court […]