Football’s back

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team held their annual spring football game on Saturday, the first event under the leadership of new head coach Philip Montgomery. In past years, the “spring game” has been nothing more than a glorified open practice. Beginning this year, the format was changed; the offense and defense was split into […]

TU Ten: Top Ten Numbers and Letters

Abigail LaBounty: 1) 1. 1 has always been there for us. Since our first birthday, 1 has been around. Whether it be the easiest multiplication table, those weird stickers our teachers put on our homework or basketball huddles, 1 has been there through thick and thin. Here’s to you, number one. You’re number one! 2) […]

An open letter to whoever seizes power from me

As the semester draws to a close, I find myself pondering the inevitable decline of my reign as the Chief Propagandist. The nature of my power is such that it is only limited by two things: death and public opinion. Since I have a monopoly on public opinion, I really only need to worry about […]

An old flame back on the plains

On 39,100 acres just north of Pawhuska, Okla., conservationists are trying to recreate the unique environment of the presettlement tallgrass prairie. Though this vast ecosystem once covered more than 142 million acres, it is almost entirely gone today. Most of it was long ago transformed into farmland or forest. But the Nature Conservancy, a national […]

Do not be alarmed: LRAD Corp. demos notification system

Last Monday, a loud voice sounded across campus mid-afternoon, repeating phrases such as “this is a drill” and “one, two, three…” An investigation promptly started to find its source. The obnoxious noise that could be heard from the Reynolds Center to University Square Apartments was simply a sales pitch to TU’s Director of Campus Security […]

SA election results announced

Brennen VanderVeen Politics Reporter Michaela Flonard Apprentice Editor Whitney House won the SA presidential seat, and Connor Wurth won the vice presidential seat. Grace Doyle will be the next SA secretary, and Mackenzie Smith the next treasurer. House, elected by a margin of 109 votes, served this year as SA’s vice president. She was part […]

TU to introduce law minor

Next year, the TU College of Law will launch a minor in law. The idea began two years ago during a presidential retreat for senior administrators. According to outgoing Dean Janet Levit of the College of Law, it began as a combination of both practical and philosophical concerns. On a practical level, Levit said there […]

Eye on the World

Last minute change in New York opera Italian baritone Luca Salsi was asked to substitute for a lead role at the Metropolitan Opera only 30 minutes before the curtains went up. Placido Domingo, who was supposed to sing, had caught a cold. Fortunately, Salsi was about nine blocks from the opera house, so he walked […]

Governor Fallin signs law to reduce prescription drug abuse

In her State of the State Address this year, Governor Fallin spoke of the need to reduce Oklahoma’s prescription drug abuse problem. In a press release, the governor cited Oklahoma State Department of Health statistics that include Oklahoma having the sixth highest unintentional drug overdose death rate in the United States for 2013. Oklahoma also […]

Students receive national research scholarships

Several TU students were awarded Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholarships this year. Senior Caleb Lareau, senior Mitchell Trafford, graduate student Edward Lannon, alum John Eason and alum Thomas Linscott won National Science Foundation awards. Each recipient will be awarded $138,000 to conduct research without having to answer to a particular institution. Lareau plans to […]