The wall boasts not only multicolored bricks but also messages written by those that purchased them. courtesy Tulsa World

Tulsa GOP builds fair “wall”

Despite controversy, the mock-up border wall was allowed to stand at the Tulsa State Fair. In the Tulsa County Republican Party’s booth inside of the Expo Building at the Tulsa State Fair, a construction paper “wall” stirred controversy with some fairgoers. The “wall” in question was the basis of a fundraising campaign for the Tulsa […]

Denis Mukwege (left) and Nadia Murad (right) have encountered life-threatening scenarios in their campaigns against sexual violence. courtesy NPR

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to champions against sexual violence

2018’s Nobel Peace Prize winners have spent their careers working in the Middle East and Africa. The prestigious 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two individuals whose activism has called for the ending of mass rape as a strategy during war: Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. Murad, a survivor of sexual slavery from the […]

The alert appeared in the same format as an AMBER Alert or weather warning. courtesy AOL

Presidential alert phone messages widely received

The presidential alert test was part of an effort to establish a reliable emergency system. Across the nation, cellphones buzzed as the Federal Management Agency conducted its first-ever system that sent presidential alerts to a majority of United States citizens. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System,” the text read. “No […]

Dr. Yoon-Hee Cha studies the cerebellum and its physiological functions at LIBR. courtesy Laureate Institute for Brain Research

LIBR study seeks connection between cerebellum and anxiety

Dr. Yoon-Hee Cha’s study tests the link between one’s cerebellum and one’s level of anxiety. Benjamin Chipper Doudican, a research assistant, is an important research member at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. His job is to assist and conduct studies run by Principal Investigator Dr. Yoon-Hee Cha that examine how brain stimulation affects the […]

Tulsa rebrands Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The holiday was renamed in favor of the victims of Native subjugation throughout American history. Since 1934, the United States has celebrated Columbus Day every second Monday in October. Many cities hold parades to celebrate the holiday, producing a sanitized version of Columbus’s actions, which include murder, rape and enslavement. As a counter-holiday, dozens of […]

Search for mass graves narrowed

Mayor Bynum recently discussed his plans for locating mass graves from the Tulsa Race Massacre. In the summer of 1921, Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood, also known as Black Wall Street, was razed by a mob comprised of the police and white Tulsans. The details regarding the events leading up to the Tulsa Race Massacre have been […]

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President Trump “disappointed” with Fed policies Last week, President Trump criticized the Federal Reserve, calling it “far too stringent” and “out of control.” He stated he would not fire Fed chairman Jay Powell, but that he is disappointed with his policies. Aside from those comments given at the White House, he told Fox News he […]

Pictured in July 2018 from left to right, Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Vice President Mike Pence and Arizona senator Jon Kyl stand in the White House. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed for Supreme Court

Following sexual assault allegations, a senate hearing and an FBI investigation, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. Last Saturday, United States senators voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, thereby creating a conservative majority within the court. Following Kavanaugh’s nomination, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford publicly voiced that Kavanaugh […]

SQ801 could alleviate some of the problems that led to 2018’s teacher strikes. courtesy Flickr

State questions on the ballot

The ballot in November will include five state questions on varied topics. Besides the candidates for governor, there will be five state questions on the ballot in the upcoming Nov. 6 gubernatorial election in Oklahoma. Here’s what you need to know about each of them: State Question 793 – This question, if passed, would allow […]

Carter Bradford began Pay it Forward after independently bringing food to the homeless with his friend. courtesy Carter Bradford

Student org Pay it Forward supports Tulsa’s homeless

Pay it Forward urges students to use extra meal swipes to help feed the homeless. Plenty of Tulsans cross paths with homeless people or are at least aware of their existence around town, but few do anything about it. Pay it Forward is a group of students who are encouraging their peers to donate their […]