Failure to Protect laws criminalize victimhood

29 states in the US have laws that criminalize being a parent or guardian of a child who is a victim of abuse. These laws, called Failure to Protect laws, were mostly passed in the 1960s during a large movement to eradicate child abuse. Oklahoma has one of the strongest of these laws. In Oklahoma, […]

Arizona voter fraud has the internet comparing America to banana republics

This is not a conspiracy. These are not some far left-wing grumblings. This is real, and has been confirmed by the Arizona Secretary of State. Secretary of State Michele Reagan established that thousands of Arizonans had their voter registration changed from their registered party to Independent without their knowledge. Since Arizona is a closed primary, […]

Eating disorder treatments are worth costs despite presenting financial barriers

Eating disorders affect more people than you may think. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately three percent of the US population suffers from some type of eating disorder. The causes of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder) are highly contested by doctors. Because not much is known […]

Okla.’s budget shortfalls are self-perpetuating

At a press conference last December, Senate Appropriations Chairman Clark Jolley suggested a war in the Middle East would fix Oklahoma’s budget crisis. “We’re one war in the Middle East away from high gas prices and high oil prices,” he noted. This is the level to which Oklahoma has fallen to fix its budget issues. […]

Education funds show officials don’t care

Earlier this year, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives proposed a bill that would provide state-funded scholarships to Oklahoma students so they could attend private high, middle, and elementary schools. This is a good proposition in theory, especially for underprivileged students who are forced to attend public schools that are underfunded and understaffed. But that’s […]

Afrofuturism: The final frontier of equality

Luke Skywalker, Captain Kirk, Jake Sully, Alan Grant, and Katniss Everdeen. These protagonists from famous sci-fi movies all have one thing in common, other than their corn-fed look: they’re all white. Out of the 100 top-grossing sci-fi movies of all time, only eight of them feature a protagonist of color. Even more damning, out of […]

Zika should be taken seriously as a threat

In 2014, the spread of the Ebola virus became a leading headline. Horrifying pictures of corpses and the living lying in bodily fluids covering hospital floors circulated the news networks, and the number of related deaths just kept climbing. West Africa was overwhelmed by the disease, and a lack of proper medical services left many […]

GMO-aversion is unjustified

The Zika virus, having become the most recent mosquito-borne illness to ravage the third world, is inspiring fear due to its potential link to birth defects. It has since likewise arisen as a hot topic for speculative articles running their rounds through social media websites, sensationalist news and crackpot health advocates. From these come a […]

HB 2797 shows Okla.’s priorities

For pro-choice supporters, the current state budget crisis has somewhat of a silver lining. Due to worries over school funding, HB 2797, or the “Humanity of the Unborn Child Act,” may not get passed. The possible failure of this bill further highlights the misguided priorities of Oklahoma legislature, and the ultimately self-defeating nature of Oklahoma […]