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Ways To Show School Spirit

Your school is a bit like a marriage. It’s at least a 4-year commitment, and it has its ups and its downs. And just like a marriage, sometimes one’s loyalty must be renewed and reconfirmed in an expensive and self-conscious way. I’m talking of course about homecoming. Here are ten ways how you, too, can show your future alma mater just how much you care.

1. When singing in the shower, replace “Call Me Maybe” with the Alma Mater.

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Gotta buy ’em all: entertaining “Pokémon X/Y” advances series

By Steven Buchele
 Staff Writer 

“Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y” introduce a lot of new, and many long overdue, additions to the game—the most immediate of which is a massive upgrade in graphics. “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y” are the first major Pokémon games designed specifically for the 3DS and are the first to use 3D graphics. 

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Everything in its place, according to its size

By Kyle Walker 

The fact of the matter is that the less practically useful a given map projection the better it is. Maps, my friend, are not for the uninitiated, and the discontinuous oceanic boundaries of my dear Dymaxion map are just the thing to send the less cartographically inclined scurrying to the four (or, rather, 24) corners of the Earth.

The Dymaxion map is a projection of the globe onto an icosahedron which has then been flattened into two dimensions. Its aim is to represent the relative sizes of land masses accurately.

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Even cartographers need some direction

By Walker Womack
 Staff Writer 

The issue of just how one is supposed to represent the near-spherical, three-dimensional world on a quite flat, planar surface—that is, a map—has led, naturally, to debate, some of a particularly nasty nature. 

Proponents of the Mercator say their map is practical and easily implemented, while those of the Galls-Peter cry foul, claiming the inflations produced by the Mercator carry unfortunate political implications as to the significance, or lack thereof, of equatorial countries.

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Ice hockey season begins at BOK Center

By David Kennedy 

The Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League, a league two rungs below the top-tier National Hockey League, began their season Saturday night against the Allen Americans. 7,667 Tulsans were at the BOK Center for opening night to witness a disappointing 3–2 loss to the defending CHL champion Allen Americans. The Oilers were unable to rebound Sunday afternoon when they played the Americans again in an afternoon game at the BOK Center. The Oilers lost by the same score as the previous night, 3–2.


118 years of Tulsa football

By Steven Buchele
Student Writer 

Homecoming 2013 celebrates a momentous, if not exactly catchy anniversary: this year marks the 118th year of University of Tulsa football. 

TU, then Kendall College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, had its first game in the fall of 1895 against its then cross-town rivals from Bacone School for Indians. The first years of TU football the team was coached by Norman Leard, a transfer student, and populated with members of the Creek, Choctaw and Cherokee tribes. The first few games of football were brutish and barely organized. Volunteer officials had to break up, or participate in, fistfights and brawls. 

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The Bleacher Creature

By Jesse Keipp
Student Writer 

After Rams starting quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL in a loss against the Panthers, head coach Jeff Fisher and company suddenly realized that their only option was backup Kellen Clemens, who has thrown nearly twice as many interceptions as touchdowns in his career. 

Fearing a lost season, the Rams contacted AARP member (and former NFL quarterback), Brett Favre. In case you don’t remember, Favre notoriously came out of a retirement not once, but twice, since he was more desperate for attention than Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball. 

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Turnovers, penalties lead to first TU loss vs Tulane in C-USA

By Will Bramlet
Sports Editor 

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane lost to the Tulane Green Wave 14–7 for only the second loss against Tulane in team history. It was also the first loss for the Hurricane at the Superdome.

Cody Green was unable to play Saturday because of an injury, so redshirt freshman Dane Evans started the game at the quarterback position. Evans first drive as a starting QB ended in a three and out and the following two drives ended with an interception, one of which occurred deep in the Tulane end zone.

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Collegian sends team to conference

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Collegian staffers Fraser Kastner, Will Bramlet, Witt Womack, J. Christopher Proctor, Conor Fellin, Kyle Walker, Morgan Krueger, Olivia Blankenship (Top, left to right), Nikki Hager, Anna Bennett and Patrick Creedon (Bottom, left to right) pose in front of New Orleans’ Superdome on their trip to New Orleans for the 92nd Annual National College Media Convention, sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association. During the conference, the staff learned about layout, editing and reporting; cheered the Hurricane on in its game against Tulane; and explored the Big Easy. 

The staff members hope they can apply their newfound skills to produce another successful year of papers after placing among the top three papers in the nation for schools of five thousand or less students, according to the Society of Professional Journalists.


Economics professor collects archival works

By Kimberly Poff
Staff Writer 

Social Science. The very way in which we refer to studies attempting to dissect the modes of human experience carries with it a values judgement: that empiricism is better, that social studies should be held to the same standards of numerical certainty as their natural science brethren.

No discipline has suffered from physics envy quite so intensely as economics. As such the prevailing modus operandi of the entire field has been utility maximization. This is a method of distilling the functioning of persons within the economy to “homo economus,” the wholly rational, wholly informed, wholly self-serving person.

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