“Conquer the Gauntlet” mud-run comes to Tulsa

Last Saturday, Conquer the Gauntlet hosted a mud run on the outskirts of Tulsa. The course, stretching over 4 miles, consisted of 25 obstacles meant to test the physical limits of even the most experienced ‘conquerors’. If the program director is to be believed, our mental and emotional faculties were tested somewhere in there as […]

“Slabs and Stitches” an experiment in landscapes

Beneath the Phillips Hall School of Art is the subterranean Alexandre Hogue Gallery. From the gallery sounds a dissonant lull and growl. The dimly-lit room features rotating shows by outsiders and students of the college, including solo and group shows. Not being a visual arts major at TU, I’ve only visited the gallery to pass […]

Fairgrounds festival celebrates Indian culture in Tulsa

On Saturday, August 27, the Indian Association of Greater Tulsa hosted their annual “Discover India” event. The event showcases Indian culture and history while also allowing visitors to experience it for themselves, with dances, food, and shopping available. Several booths offered learning experiences for visitors. Topics ranged from Bollywood to religion to cuisine. One even […]

TU alum Ryan Torregrossa discusses newest album

Ryan Torregrossa’s first solo album is not an ode to his youth and his time as a student at TU, but rather a journal entry. “This was really just for myself,” he says. “I’ve been a singer-songwriter for a long time, and I’ve done a lot for other people, but this is my own thing.” […]

Frank Ocean delivers in his sophomore album

A little more than 4 years after his debut album Channel ORANGE was released, R&B artist Frank Ocean dropped his sophomore album, Blonde (stylized to blond), on August 20th. Ocean’s first studio album received extremely positive reviews and the R&B community has been “patiently” waiting for a follow up for some time now. Fans of […]

Gilcrease’s “TGIFrida” event attractive but overcrowded

Last Friday, Gilcrease Museum held the first event in their Gilcrease After Hours series, free late-night exhibits the last Friday of every month. The event, TGIFrida Friday, focused on the life and work of Frida Kahlo, a prominent Mexican painter best known for her symbolic self-portraits. Her influence could be seen everywhere, from the colorful […]

Thanks for everything, you ungrateful bastards

As the year comes to a close and I find myself in the Collegian office for the last time, I find myself filled with a strange kind of calm. I’ve been through the eight stages of grief (anger, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, anger, acceptance and anger) and now I’m filled with a curious kind of […]