News from around town: Oilers stay in second

Through the past two and a half weeks of Oiler hockey, the team has had moderate success, going from 5–4–1–0 (wins, losses, overtime losses, shootout losses) to 11–8–1–2. This puts them behind the Allen Americans for second place in the Central Division of the Western Conference. The stretch began on Nov. 18, as the Wichita […]

Soccer falls in NCAA 1st round

The Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team saw their season come to a close after a 2–0 loss to Saint Louis University in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, Nov. 20. The game was a rematch of Tulsa’s season opener, which was played in Saint Louis. They dropped that game to the Billikens […]

Women’s basketball at five hundred

After eight games, TU’s women’s basketball team finds themselves at an even 4-4. The team has yet to hit their stride and go on a winning streak of more than two games; however, they have also yet to lose more than two games consecutively. The back-and-forth schedule started with a loss at home to Northern […]

2014 Season recap: football disappoints again

The Golden Hurricane football team saw their season go from cautious hope to another disappointing campaign, with the man at the helm, Bill Blankenship, relieved of his duties. In a season that ended 2–10, the Hurricane finished in the bottom ten in the country on defense and barely cracked the top 100 in offense. The […]

Exchange students celebrate winter holidays

TU is home to many international students, and as the holiday season nears, some of the differences between cultures become more evident. Renan Kuntz, a freshman from Brazil, noted “our Christmas would probably look like your Thanksgiving.” “We have almost the same meals,” he added. “We have turkey, and then you add whatever you want […]

Blankenship fired after last football game

Blankenship found early success as head coach, winning the Conference-USA in 2012, and beating a (now Power Five) Iowa State, in the Liberty Bowl. Since then Blankenship has only won five games compared to nineteen losses. “It’s a bottom line business, college athletics, obviously it’s about academics and student athletes and what you instill in […]

TU adds video game design major

A new major is currently undergoing the process for approval. Dr. Roger Mailler, the member of the computer science department spearheading the effort to get the major approved, is confident that the “Computer Simulation and Gaming” (CSG) major will be unveiled this coming fall. The major focuses on the creation of game engines—enabling things like […]

Parade of Lights renamed to Tulsa Christmas Parade … again

This year, the annual parade held in downtown Tulsa will once again contain the word “Christmas” in its title, in what is being called a “unified” parade. Since the tradition first began in the 1920’s, the parade had always been Christmas-themed. It even included an appearance from Santa. In 2009 the name was changed to […]

New organization to raise funds for school in Ghana

Pencils for Promise is a new organization at TU, founded by senior Gabriella Pierce. Through this organization, Pierce hopes to raise 25,000 dollars to build a school in Ghana. Pierce’s interest in this organization began after studying abroad in Ghana the summer of 2013, where she did a service project “at a primary school, which […]

A journey outside of Tulsa: Sand Springs

The city of Tulsa is pretty spread-out. We have neighborhoods like Kendall-Whittier and the Cherry Street area that were once suburbs, and then we have former suburbs, such as Bixby, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs and Owasso, that have become their own cities. Sand Springs is one of the older suburban towns surrounding Tulsa, which lies […]