The no-confidence vote stats were chalked on paths around campus. graphic by Emma Palmer

Anti-True Commitment students should correct chalking facts

While we all continue to wonder and worry about the future of the university, a select group of individuals still hold true to the foundational characteristics of this intellectually hallowed ground. I refer to this group as “The Inner Circle” — a cabal made up of students and faculty, pooling ideas and information in order […]

Montana legislator’s comments have no place in politics

The outrageous claim that “socialists can be shot” is a result of current American discourse. The last Friday of January saw a Montana state legislator wreaking havoc with a statement he made during a gathering of state Republican Party members. State Rep. Rodney Garcia raised concerns about socialists “entering our government” and voiced opinions about […]

Buttigieg walked away from Iowa a potential winner on delegate counts. courtesy Lorie Shaull/Flickr

Bad press follows Buttigieg as the campaign leaves Iowa

Amidst a canned poll and a faulty app, the South Bend Mayor’s poll numbers came at a cost. On Feb. 1, two days before the Iowa caucuses, it was abruptly announced that the final poll by the Des Moines Register would not have its results released. This came after a complaint by a senior Buttigieg […]

Racism and myths dominated coronavirus coverage

Americans should remember that the flu is a more destructive disease than the current corona strain. Last week, University of Tulsa Vice Provost for Global Engagement sent out an email alerting campus that in light of the level 3 travel advisory that the United States Department of State issued, TU would be restricting travel to […]

Point-Counterpoint: Trump’s acquittal major win for president and party

The Democrats have failed to remove Trump, and in doing so, have given him more momentum. The outcome was never really in doubt, but now it is official. After countless hearings and investigations about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, a divided United States Senate acquitted him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of […]

Letter to the Editor 2/10/20

The Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds to midnight. According to the Science and Security Board Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the world has never been closer to doomsday than now: Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers — nuclear war and climate change — that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information […]

Legislative Digest 2/10/20

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. HB 2940: This bill would ban the manufacture and sale of “restricted bullets” and “large-capacity ammunition magazines.” Restricted bullets are designed to expand on impact and bring down living targets quicker. Large-capacity magazines are […]

The American primary system would be better without caucuses

All but four states use primary systems, and it’s a much more democratic and accessible process. As of Friday, Feb. 7, we still don’t know who the official winner of the Iowa Democratic Caucus is. We have an idea, as Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg essentially tied in State Delegate Equivalents (don’t rack your brain […]

Biden’s endorsements will win him Iowa despite recent polls

Biden’s experience and proximity to Obama make him the favorite to get the most votes on Monday. There’s a well-known political science book called “The Party Decides,” which states that it is the party, not the voters, who really select presidential nominees. In the past the party literally selected nominees, but now there’s a complex […]