Oklahoma education crumbles

Since the 2008 recession, Oklahoma has led the nation. In the percentage of cuts made to school funding, that is. According to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, per-pupil spending has decreased by nearly 23 percent in Oklahoma. 34 states reduced education funding after the recession, and while a giant recession […]

TU nutritional information inaccurate

As a college student, you’ve probably found many ways to maximize the efficiency of your purchases—food included. Besides subsisting entirely on instant ramen noodles, an inferior food if there ever was one, you might also take advantage of the school’s easily-accessible To-Go Line, which at least offers a greater variety. If you’re like me (having […]

US deports immigrants who deserve asylum

Recently, several independent studies have found that the United States has been deporting Central Americans, including children, to their deaths in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. According to the Guardian, “Human rights experts warn that in its haste to expel or deter undocumented immigrants, the US government is scrimping on its obligation to provide asylum […]

“Movin’ Up” is nothing more than exploitation

For a long time, my attitude toward Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was much the same as my attitude toward the Kardashians, or any of the spoiled kids from My Super Sweet Sixteen. A general sense of hostility, mixed with contempt and a little disgust, made them the perfect target for the occasional punchline, while […]

Twilight revamp continues to stereotype

A little over ten years ago, Stephanie Meyer released a novel that would grow to become a worldwide phenomenon. Twilight found a special place in the hearts of millions of teenagers. The Twilight saga went on to spur a film adaptation spanning five movies, and even a brief novella about some random character in the […]

OKC vaccination bill vital, should pass

In Oklahoma City, senator Ervin Yen has put forth a bill that will get rid of the ability to abstain from getting children vaccinated due to religious and personal reasons. Medical reasons will still be a valid distinction for children going to school. While this may seem to be an affront on the first amendment, […]

My journey into a BDSM dungeon

You might think it will be a cold day in hell when you see someone tied up and being slapped repeatedly and think, “that is beautiful”—and until recently I would have agreed with you. Somehow I found myself at a BDSM dungeon the other week (long story), and I was literally watching a woman hitting […]

A fitting project: The Clothesline Project brings people back to the forefront of sexual assault issues

We’ve heard the statistics before. One out of every five women will experience some sort of sexual assault during her college years. For men, one out of every 71 will experience sexual assault during his college years. In 90 percent of sexual assault cases, the victim personally knew the perpetrator. When I hear these facts, […]