The vast majority of purged voters are removed from registration on the basis of inactivity alone. courtesy KOSU

Okla. purges inactive voters

Citizens who haven’t participated in elections for eight years are at risk of losing their registration. Beginning in April, the Oklahoma State Election Board is set to continue its process of biennial purging of inactive voter registration. Although the legality of this procedure is still being challenged in many other states, proponents argue that Oklahoma’s […]

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Erdogan’s party loses elections in both Ankara and Istanbul President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party (in English: Justice and Development) lost control of both Istanbul and Ankara on Sunday, as elections resulted in the opposition winning both cities’ mayoral positions. Though the nationwide elections bolstered the conservative Islamic party’s control in many regions, […]

The draft: how it works and how it could change

The draft, or Selective Service, has recently re-entered the public consciousness amid the question of whether women should be included. The American eye has suddenly been cast on the draft. A recent federal District court ruled that an all-male conscription is unconstitutional. The decision has been considered more symbolic than pragmatic, but recent comments by […]

The anti-vax movement in the past and present

While negligible on a national scale, the amount of people openly skeptical about the safety and efficacy of vaccines has been rising Anti-vaccination content has been increasingly under a spotlight in the last few years, and it’s only become more polarizing with this increased attention. While the anti-vaccination movement has been growing, it’s been met […]

Okla. Democratic HQ vandalized

The building, located in Oklahoma City, was spray-painted with neo-Nazi imagery. On Sunday, March 21, authorities found the parking lot, sidewalk and windows of the Oklahoma Democratic HQ in Oklahoma City spray-painted with neo-Nazi propaganda, homophobic and racial slurs and fascist imagery, including swastikas. Similarly threatening graffiti was found in the Oklahoma City office of […]

To cope with his disease, Schuller takes a drug (3,4-DAP) which has recently undergone a massive price spike. photo by George Patterson

TU student affected by prescription drug price spike

TU senior Will Schuller is one of approximately 3,300 people affected by Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome in the United States. As an involved student athlete in high school, Will Schuller had cause for concern when his diminishing athletic performance became apparent. Schuller visited his primary care physician on Halloween of his senior year in high school. […]

Mueller report finished, not yet fully released to public

Attorney General William Barr has only released a four-page summary of Mueller’s report, which numbered over 300 pages. After 22 months, special prosecutor Robert Mueller has finally sent his report to the Department of Justice with the results of his investigation on whether there was any Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, whether there […]

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India claims it shot down a satellite On Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the country successfully test-fired an anti-satellite weapon. Modi announced the test in a public address that came only weeks before a major election. According to multiple experts, this is a major development along India’s path to becoming a global […]

Henningsen founded Gen1TU in an effort to provide students with information they may not have had access to. courtesy Meagan Henningsen

TU freshman starts first-gen student support club

TU student Meagan Henningsen started Gen1TU, a club for first generation college students, when she noticed a lack of resources. The road to success and a four-year degree can be a challenge for anyone, but it becomes exponentially more difficult when no one has paved the road for you. According to a 2011 study by […]