Quick tips for surviving the holidays with your family

Heading home for the holidays isn’t always idyllic. While trying to avoid conflict this season, consider these tips and tricks. The Millennial generation is not the first to clash with their elders. It happened with the Roaring ‘20s and the beat generation in the 1960s as well. Thanksgiving and Christmas are not always a Norman […]

Social media creates unique opportunities for political action

Snapchat registering over 400,000 people is emblematic of social media’s ability to mobilize and politicize users. Snapchat has more to offer its users than funny filters or face swaps. During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms, the app encouraged its users to begin their voting registration process via Turbovote. It took only two […]

Anti-vaxxer movement rooted in ableism and ignorance

The increased number of unvaccinated public and private school children in Oklahoma puts herd immunity at risk. Anti-vaxxers. We know ‘em, we have varying different feelings about them, but they’re in our lives. They’re also wrong. For those who somehow don’t know about the anti-vaccination movement that has swept through America in the past decade […]

Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border will prove difficult for the refugees. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Anxiety over immigrant caravan result of partisan xenophobia

President Trump’s reaction to the 6,000 people heading to the U.S.-Mexico border highlights the racial bias influencing his politics. The midterm elections are only a few days away, and people have wondered if an October surprise, a crazy political happening in the last few days of an election cycle, is even possible in 2018. Our […]

Grab yourself some face masks, Minecraft and a good book if you’re trying to relax. graphic by Conner Maggio

Positive tips to keep you calm in these trying times

It’s easy to be stressed right now about politics and college, so consider adding these activities to your regular self-care regimen. We all know that life is a little rough for just about everyone right now. Midterms just finished, grades have been handed out and some of us have found we haven’t been doing as […]

Informing doctors on the death rate associated with opioid prescription may reduce subsequent overdoses in the state. graphic by Conner Maggio

State opioid law to create doctor-patient dialogue

The new state law will help educate both physicians and patients about the risks of opioid addiction. The use of opioids in Oklahoma is growing as more patients are prescribed painkillers in an attempt to treat chronic pain. This increase in prescriptions is dangerous, however, as more Oklahomans are becoming addicted to opioids and dying […]

Bolsonaro a fascist threat to Brazilian democracy

Jair Bolsonaro’s election to the Brazilian presidency represents a four-decade political regression for the nation. Since the 2016 primaries, many Americans have criticized the toxic nature of contemporary American politics. This criticism usually focuses on President Trump, for obvious reasons. The man has gone beyond dog whistling to stoke his base and is now just […]

Uruguay transgender law represents power of protests

Uruguay’s new law protecting its transgender population is a result of decades of political protest. While the Trump administration is working to legally and medically deny the existence of transgender individuals, Uruguay stands out as beacon of progressive laws for the protection of LGBTQ communities. On Oct. 19, the Uruguayan Congress approved a law that […]

Reconciliation Way is currently only an honorary name for M.B. Brady Street, given to it in 2013. photo by Piper Prolago

Renaming M.B. Brady street sensitive to Tulsa history

The change from Brady Street to M.B. Brady Street skirts the issue of the historic racism in Tulsa. In 1898, Wyatt Tate Brady became a founding father of Tulsa, Oklahoma when he signed a charter to officially establish the new city. Born in Missouri in 1870, Brady moved to Oklahoma and married Rachel Cassandra Davis, […]

A Second Amendment rally outside the Minnesota capitol this year in which protesters openly carried firearms. courtesy Flickr

Firearms have no place in a public park

Firearms being allowed inside the Gathering Place is more about displaying power than increasing public safety. Common sense was thrown out the window this week when the Tulsa Police Department shuffled their position on open carry laws at The Gathering Place. In the past, TPD upheld the no-guns policy at the park, but they have […]