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Icon of war-torn Yemen dies Amal Hussain, a seven-year-old girl whose portrait captured the public’s attention, died last week in a refugee camp four miles from a hospital. The New York Times portrait, which showed Amal horribly emaciated and lying silently in a hospital bed, cast a spotlight on the Saudi-led war in Yemen. “My […]

Spoon University offers health tips

The University of Tulsa chapter of Spoon University seeks additional contributors and members. Many new college students have never lived away from home and have no idea how to cook, let alone figure out what they are supposed to do with that bread and peanut butter in their cabinets. Additionally, when they move into student […]

American economists win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Economists William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer shared the Nobel Prize for their environmental and economic work. Two American economists have been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. The $1 million prize was divided equally between William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their separate work into environmental and economic sustainability. “This year’s […]

Tulsa World endorsed candidates in several Oklahoma elections, including Kevin Stitt. graphic by Conner Maggio

Tulsa World endorses Kevin Stitt

The paper announced their endorsement of Stitt, a political outsider. Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election approaches, and with it comes discussion of change, something citizens claim the state desperately needs. Republican candidate Kevin Stitt and Democratic Party nominee Drew Edmondson share a common interest: listening to people’s desires and getting results. And as the election comes closer, […]

The recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature will receive their award in 2019. courtesy Flickr

Nobel Prize in Literature not awarded following rape charges

The husband of a Swedish Academy member, which selects recipients for the prize, was found guilty of rape. Following the charge of sexual assault against Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of Swedish Academy member Katarina Frostenson, and the fallout of the entire cabinet, the Nobel Prize in Literature was not handed out this year. Instead, the Academy […]

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China and Japan form unlikely partnership Last Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang met in Beijing to discuss deeper economic and political cooperation. The meeting also acknowledged China’s overtaking of Japan’s economy and an end to China’s receival of Japanese foreign aid, usually reserved for poorer countries. The trip […]

Trump administration seeks to redefine gender

The administration’s potential new definition removes recognition of intersex and trans individuals. The Trump administration asks that government agencies define “sex as either male or female, unchangeable and determined by the genitals that a person is born with … Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing,” according to a […]

Light outage casts Dietler Commons in darkness

Last Sunday, the University of Tulsa Main Campus experienced light outages. The lights by Sorority Row, Sharp Chapel, Bayless Plaza, near the Allen Chapman Student Union, in the West Residential parking lot off of Delaware and more went dark a few hours after sunset. Manager of Electrical and Special Services for Physical Plant Roy Ackley […]

Despite a few protestors, Pence was met with a highly sympathetic crowd. photos by Brooke-Lyne Holland

Pence visits Mabee Center on Stitt campaign trail

The vice president gave a short speech in favor of Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt. The crowd was a sea of red as Donald Trump and Kevin Stitt supporters flowed into the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this past Thursday on Oct. 18. Many came to see Vice President Mike Pence, who was visiting Tulsa […]

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Trump worries over incoming migrant caravan President Trump has made public his contempt of a caravan made up of thousands of migrants, mostly Hondurans, who have been pushing north from their home country. Last Thursday, the caravan split into multiple groups while making their way through Guatemala. Many of the migrants say they are heading […]