Students can feel pressured or motivated by changing the weight of their grades with a plus/minus system. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: Pluses and minuses an A+ GPA system

A student’s GPA does not necessarily represent a student’s understanding of a course, and GPAs should more accurately describe a student’s work. Throughout middle school, I was an A-minus student; when I got to high school, I’ll confess to something closer to a solid B then a B-plus average. When I came to the University […]

Students can feel pressured or motivated by changing the weight of their grades with a plus/minus system. Graphic by Madeline Woods

Point/counterpoint: Pluses and minuses would fail students

Students would lose more than just their high GPAs if TU were to switch from its current system of GPAs to a plus/minus system. Universities have increasingly adopted a GPA system that counts pluses and minuses. As of 2002, around 56 percent of two- and four-year higher education institutions used the plus/minus system. For example, […]

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. Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a stunning seven pieces of legislation since its start in February. Most have been recognitions of important dates or people, or emergency measures that help with the budget […]

The Caf has changed to compostable bags that are better for the environment. Photo by Ethan Veenker

Green bags a good start to reducing to-go meal waste

The Caf is decreasing their carbon footprint by switching to eco-friendly bags, but backpacks or totes are the best option. At the Pat Case Dining Center (the Caf), one doesn’t always have to eat within. The option of grabbing a to-go meal is available to students, and until recently, those who went with this option […]

Buildings on campus are difficult to enter when using a wheelchair, as shown by (top to bottom): Fisher West Suites, Physical Plant and McFarlin Library. Photos by Raven Fawcett

Campus trips up people with disabilities

While the campus is mostly technically ADA compliant, TU is still not truly accessible to all. Getting a wheelchair five months ago changed my view of the world, quite literally. Not only was my line of vision now a foot or two lower, but I started noticing handicap accessibility problems that I had never noticed […]

Without a desk assistant, more rules are liable to be broken, leaving students without help and buildings without a supervisor. Photo by Raven Fawcett

Student desk assistants losing vital hours

TU is changing the desk assistant position in dorms, which cuts down on student safety and earnings. TU housing is about to undergo some changes. According to Assistant Director of Resident Life Andreya Williams, the department has hired several department assistants who will staff the desk during business hours, allowing students to work from 5 […]

Gun licensing bill overshoots, gives rights to too many

The Oklahoma state legislature is trying to loosen restrictions on gun control at a time when they should tighten them. On February 5, House Representatives Jeff Coody and Nathan Dahm proposed House Bill 2951, which made new changes to requirements for carrying firearms. After succeeding in the Public Safety Committee, the bill is now headed […]

Letter from SA

A Letter from SA Part of the mission of Student Association is to advocate for the interests of the student body. We strive to create impactful programming and make intentional decisions that benefit as many as possible. That being said, we do recognize that we are just a small portion of campus. In light of […]

Some schools have food pantries and offer donated food swipes to ensure that their students don’t go hungry. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

TU should address student hunger issues

While the exact rate of food insecurity among TU students is unknown, TU should consider instituting a meal swipe share program and a food pantry. Going to class is sometimes tough enough, but going to class on an empty stomach, and not knowing where your next meal will be from or if that meal will […]

SA is aware of and responding to the criticism that students have leveled at the event. Courtesy Student Association's Facebook

“Woman Up” fails to raise anything but questions

By focusing on appearances to celebrate International Women’s Day, SA misses the point of the holiday and disrespects women. By Nick Langston Any forward-thinking member of TU’s campus would be excited to see Student Association’s Facebook announcement of a special event in celebration of International Women’s Day, a global holiday commemorating the movement for women’s […]