Journalism an opportunity to expand experiences

My, what a run. Hard to believe this is my final article for this fine publication. I first started writing for this newspaper my freshman year. I began in satire but did not grace the office of “The Collegian”often. Sophomore year, I took a hiatus; half of junior year, I was in Russia. Yet, in […]

A bittersweet, succinct goodbye letter

I’m constantly thinking: it’s weird being at this exact moment of time. I think this about a lot of moments that feel rare, that I’ve anticipated or even dreaded for a long while. I think it on holidays, at funerals, and I know I’ll feel it at my commencement. Before that however, this, the last […]

People have a personal stake in whether they allow the newscycle to affect their lives and consume their time. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: Reading news vital to community

With many news sources available, you shouldn’t alienate yourself from the news and your community. Oklahoma consistently turns out some of the fewest voters in the states. In fact, just 32.3 percent of eligible voters turned out for the 2014 midterm elections. Tulsa is a city of just over 400,000 people. It’s a relatively small […]

People have a personal stake in whether they allow the newscycle to affect their lives and consume their time. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: News needlessly clutters life

Being perfectly informed isn’t feasible, but not following any news should prohibit you from discussions on current events. We all have that one friend, or 20, who proudly abstains from any sort of political discussion because they just can’t muster up the time and energy to actively follow the news. If you are someone who […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, and the bills and politics you need to know. To cheer us all up from the impending horror that is finals and, worse, all the projects and homework due before finals, here is your reminder that if legislation can pass through […]

People can try to take down sensitive content on social media, but what’s posted online is forever and available to future employers. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Social media self-censorship needed in evolving digital age

Digital footprints are available to potential employers, so it’s important to monitor your online presence. You are responsible for your online reputation. While yes, the first amendment guarantees freedom of speech (at least on American servers), you must use discretion when putting something online. Anything you put on the Internet will likely be there a […]

The University of Tulsa needs to open up more to students, particularly when the administration has done nothing wrong. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Improve TU #1: Improve admin transparency

Students and the university would benefit from open administration meetings. For the average student at the University of Tulsa, administration is often unseen. We know the president, Gerard Clancy, and there is an off chance you may have met Vice President for Enrollment Earl Johnson, but unless you have spent a significant amount of time […]

Improve TU #2: Open access to information a necessity

As a private university, TU lacks transparency, limiting access to staff and not adhering to the Open Records Act. Access to information is a cornerstone of good research and good governance, and TU, if it wants to be a great school, should implement a policy of increased openness. This would involve both following the Open […]

Administration should cut the red tape and the stress level of students by streamlining their services. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Improve TU #3: Reduce campus bureaucracy

Bureaucracy complicates students’ lives, making it more difficult to find information or accomplish tasks. In any organization there is bound to be bureaucracy. With the intricacies of running a university, there are a lot of things that bureaucracy is supposed to help with, things that students do not realize are necessary for the university to […]

Improve TU #4: Early core classes strain students, professors

Requiring students to attend classes before they are fully awake needlessly complicates their lives. Every major has core classes that are required for graduation. They range from classes that gently prep students with the knowledge they’ll be expected to know for their upper-level courses, to grueling requirements that weed out the kids that will soon […]