Inauguration boycott is a stand for legislators’ values

Several congressmen and women boycotted Trump’s inauguration, and it was wonderful. In doing so they affirmed the strongly held beliefs of every US citizen who ever said “Never Trump.” In what may be the mildest form of civil disobedience, they symbolically withdrew their support. The choice made by these members of Congress rings of a […]

Restaurant mixes Peruvian ingredients with Cantonese cooking

Pachac Peruvian Food opened in West Tulsa last November. The restaurant, located in a strip mall, specializes in chifa cuisine, even though Google labels it as Chinese. Chifa cuisine blends traditional Peruvian ingredients with Chinese Cantonese cooking. The cuisine arose when Cantonese Chinese immigrated to Peru in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Cantonese […]

Women’s basketball falls to UConn, knocks off UCF

The women’s basketball team faced off against the top team in the country, the UConn Huskies, who were fresh from breaking their early 2000s record of most consecutive wins in NCAA basketball. The Huskies took an early lead, and outscored the Golden Hurricane in all four quarters to take a 98–58 win. Tulsa found themselves […]

A letter to TU students from President Gerry Clancy:

This is the first letter I’ve been asked to pen to TU students, and I appreciate The Collegian giving me this opportunity. Some of you know a bit about me since I served as a dean and vice president before taking on my current role late last year. I am a physician, an educator and […]

What’s cooking on the hot stove this season

Spring training is still more than a month away, but there’s been plenty of action in free agency across the baseball landscape. Here are some of the big names that have exchanged uniforms, as well as one tantalizing slugger that remains on the market. Edwin Encarnación: Cleveland Indians- With more and more teams favoring a […]

Kirk Smith wins Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford

In the fall, Kirk Smith will begin working on his doctoral degree in engineering science at the University of Oxford, in England, courtesy the Rhodes Scholarship. This internationally competitive scholarship, awarded to only 32 students annually from the United States, funds the students for two years as they obtain their degrees from the University of […]

TU student Kate Tillotson awarded Student Veteran of the Year

If TU student Kate Tillotson was surprised to have been nominated for the Student Veteran of the Year Award, one can only imagine her reaction when she won, beating out the competition of 1,300 SVA chapters nationwide. This is not to say she didn’t deserve it. Tillotson has been credited with revitalizing TU’s Student Veteran […]

Comedy Parlor improv groups’ hits outnumber misses

Located next door to El Guapo’s at 1st and Elgin, Comedy Parlor was founded in 2013 with the aim of giving Tulsa “a theatre with (a) major focus on long-form improvisation.” Last Friday and Saturday, the Parlor kept true to that purpose by hosting two shows headlined by their in-house improv troupe, Comfort Creatures. Improv, […]

Hofmeister’s education budget request should be approved

At a budget meeting on Wednesday, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister put forward a new funding request for the fiscal year of 2018. This funding request was for an additional $221 million dollars to be added to the requested budget of $2.6 billion. Hofmeister has stated that “she wanted to reprioritize to meet the most critical […]

A two-tier system would be ideal for REAL ID

2005’s REAL ID Act is a federal law that, according to the Department of Homeland Security, establishes “minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.” The phrase “official purposes” basically refers to […]