“Go Vote” event to increase student participation

On Tuesday, TYPROS will be registering students to vote, encouraging registered students to vote in Tuesday’s election for a new sheriff and several Vision 2025 related items and providing information about the topics and voting procedure. There will be pizza, games and live music. The TYPROS campaign has three main parts — registration, education and […]

School districts sue the state

48 school districts in the state of Oklahoma are currently suing the State of Oklahoma, including State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller, over funding issues that they allege have been occurring over the past 22 years. The issues are a result of the Oklahoma Department of […]

SB 1187 languishes in House

Currently, the Oklahoma State House is debating Senate Bill 1187, which passed the Senate in the middle of last month. If SB 1187 does not get a hearing in the House Appropriations committee by the end of the week, the bill will be dead. The bill would establish a School District Empowerment Program, to be […]

Deserted in North Tulsa: How Highway 244 demarcates differences in access to a basic necessity

According to the USDA, large swaths of North Tulsa are considered food deserts. Food deserts are officially defined by the USDA as “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy […]

TU six weeks into Recyclomania contest

The University of Tulsa is six weeks into Recyclemania, an eight-week recycling competition, involving colleges from around the country. In Recyclemania, schools are tasked with weighing their recycled and composted waste each week for eight weeks. The results from different schools are compared in various categories, including pounds of recycling per person, total weight of […]

TU promotes recycling through e-waste event

The University of Tulsa is six weeks into Recyclemania, an eight-week recycling competition, involving colleges from around the country. In Recyclemania, schools are tasked with weighing their recycled and composted waste each week for eight weeks. The results from different schools are compared in various categories, including pounds of recycling per person, total weight of […]

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland for SCOTUS

On March 16 President Obama announced his Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland, currently serving as the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. If confirmed into SCOTUS, Garland will be filling the position left absent by the death of Antonin Scalia, whose decease triggered an unusual […]

New Voices promotes free speech of students

New Voices, a project of the Student Press Law Center, is a grassroots movement aimed at providing protections for high school and college students to, as they say, “give young people the legally protected right to gather information and share ideas about issues of public concern.” This includes free speech protections and freedom of the […]

Springfest goes super

After the post-Spring Break haze began to clear, the University of Tulsa welcomed one of the most highly anticipated weeks of the semester. Springfest 2016 kicks off this week with the heroic promise of keeping finals stress at bay for a few more days. Last Monday, the Student Association held a theme reveal party that […]

Local man founds elephant rescue

Tulsa conservationist John Stephen Mauldin, who goes by the pen name Phillip Hathaway, recently founded his own public charity, Elephant Rescue, in an attempt to help elephants worldwide. “100 percent of all donations belong to the elephants,” the website states. “And so, to avoid overhead expenses, we do not have offices; we work from home. […]