James Adam Sanders’ exhibit discussed the complications of identity. photo by Madison Connell

Claiming identity gives voice to otherwise unrepresented communities

Even if identity isn’t a big deal to you, it is still important to respect its significance to others. To start: I’m bisexual, I’m disabled and I’m proud of it. On February 21, I went to the art gallery of “Part of Something Bigger” by James Adam Sanders. On a stand, he had little building […]

Tulsa County Clerk Donald Newberry allows KKK members in workplace. courtesy The Frontier

Tulsa County Court Clerk refuses to fire Ku Klux Klan member

Bigotry is obviously wrong, but enabling racism from a position of power is equally heinous. Several weeks ago, the internet watchdog website HateTrackers published a report in which it identified Bonnie and Stephen Kukla as white supremacists and clandestine members of the Ku Klux Klan. Though not a well-known or particularly reputable news source, HateTrackers […]

Additional taxes on video games would not significantly impact school shootings. graphic by Conner Maggio

Pennsylvania video game tax doesn’t address cause of school violence

Studies indicate there is little connection between games and violence, despite claims to the contrary A new bill in the Pennsylvania State Legislature seeks to put a tax on violent video games to lower the risk of school violence. House Bill 109, created by Representative Christopher Quinn, would put a 10-percent tax on video games […]

Low taxes for companies is a facet of Reaganomics. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Amazon tax loophole preventable with future reform

Amazon paying zero taxes last fiscal year is a result of Reagan-era economic philosophy. Amazon’s tax bill for income this year will have them forking over the hefty sum of zero dollars. That’s right, one of the world’s three most valuable companies will give back zero percent of its $11 billion profit via federal corporate […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and the bills and politics you need to know. Things are finally moving through committees this week in the Oklahoma legislature! Bills are divvied up to the most appropriate committee, then each one makes a recommendation on whether the bill should […]

Downtown Tulsa not a fully functioning urban space

It is not always possible for people to walk between districts in downtown Tulsa due to poor urban planning. Over the past few years, downtown Tulsa has changed from being an area with work buildings to Tulsa’s urban center. With the opening of new stores, districts and restaurants, people flock from all over to have […]

Trump declaring national emergency sets dangerous precedent

Trump has implemented the national emergency as a partisan tactic, abusing executive power. Congratulations to everyone reading this article! You managed to survive your first week since President Trump’s incoherent and meandering declaration of a national emergency, an event so harrowing that Trump needed to install a new state-of-the-art golf simulator. After all, I’m sure […]

Trump declaring national emergency sets dangerous precedent

Trump has implemented the national emergency as a partisan tactic, abusing executive power. Congratulations to everyone reading this article! You managed to survive your first week since President Trump’s incoherent and meandering declaration of a national emergency, an event so harrowing that Trump needed to install a new state-of-the-art golf simulator. After all, I’m sure […]

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 […]