While not quite a three-piece suit, President Carson‘s portrait previously graced the walls of the Department of Defense. courtesy Wikipedia Commons

Who is Brad Carson and why is he here?

Does our new President indicate the death of True Commitment or even the birth of a total culture change at TU? At the culmination of a weird year full of extraordinary events, one event slipped through the cracks, gaining a steady appreciation from those in the know and basically no acclaim by the vast majority […]

Will Rogers High School, across the street from TU, was founded in 1939 courtesy W.R. Oswald

Tulsa public school teacher retirement rates skyrocket

After years of budget cuts, talent droughts and a failed teaching strike, online learning was the last straw for many teachers. Public School teachers already have a lot on their plate. First, they are grossly underpaid. Most teachers I know earned a little over $30,000 a year despite having a degree and years of experience […]

Meet the editors

Name: Piper Prolago Position at The Collegian: Editor-in-Chief Major(s): Art History and Anthropology Hometown: Wichita, KS Summer 2021 Anthem: “Stay High” by Childish Gambino and Brittany Howard Karaoke weapon of choice: “Misery Business” by Paramore Favorite place to eat in Tulsa: India Palace Desert island movies: “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “La Haine” Ideal vacation spot: […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know.

Legislative Digest

HB 2083: This bill would reduce the corporate income tax on Oklahoma businesses yearly until the complete elimination of the corporate tax in 2026. This would make Oklahoma join six other states that currently levy no corporate income tax. Corporate taxes typically bring in over $300 million a year in Oklahoma. This tax revenue represents […]

Protestors have gathered at the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, MN. courtesy Chad Davis, CC BY-SA 2.0

Defense’s argument doesn’t hold up in Chauvin trial

We are over a week into the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer of the Minneapolis Police Department who was caught almost a year ago on camera on May 26, 2020 with his knee on the neck of George Floyd for almost nine minutes straight. Floyd’s death was a tragedy that shook the entirety […]

Florida representative Matt Gaetz is under investigation following allegations of sexual abuse. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Gaetz allegations must be responded to seriously

Scandalous sexual allegations are not something that people are surprised to hear anymore when it comes to our political leaders. Unfortunately, such occurrences are more commonplace with people of power than probably anyone would care to admit. As it turns out, Florida representative Matt Gaetz is not immune to such allegations, as he is currently […]

Brad Carson will begin his tenure as TU’s president on July 1. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

New TU president furthers ties to Pentagon and corporations

On April 5, TU announced the selection of our new University president, Brad Carson. Carson is a former Democratic Congressman and Pentagon higher-up, serving as Undersecretary of Defense, among other roles. Carson also worked as director of the National Energy Policy Institute and as a senior advisor with the Boston Consulting Group, which advised the […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know.

Legislative Digest

HB 2546: This bill concerns the rights of victims of sexual assault. It establishes a right to “consult… with a sexual assault victims’ advocate.” The bill also guarantees that forensic evidence taken from a sexual assault victim cannot be used to prosecute misdemeanor crimes or as evidence of misdemeanor crimes as a basis for a […]

Governor Stitt signed the new funding plan last Wednesday. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Recent education bill and court decision privatize education

On March 31, Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2078, which fundamentally altered the way education funding is allotted by the state. The key to the bill is shifting the methodology for counting students currently enrolled in schools. Before the bill, students from the two years preceding the current year were counted for total enrolment. […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know.

Legislative Digest

HB 2915 and 2916: Both of these bills are attempts to confront the problem of police brutality. HB 2915 would ban the use of chokeholds by officers, and HB 2916 would require body cameras to be used by all cops if their agency possesses the cameras. Several states and cities have already banned the use […]