232 prospective students attended the last Tulsa Time program. Graphic by Madeline Woods

It’s Tulsa Time for changes

Point/Counterpoint: Tulsa Time is disorganized and frustrating to prospective students, discouraging them from attending TU at all. Hordes of people swarmed TU campus for the Tulsa Time event on Monday, February 19. High school students, potential transfers and parents tramped around campus wearing badges and carrying maps with a confused look of wonder on their […]

The email that was sent out to all students with a misleading title. Courtesy Student Association

Abuse of all-school email reveals flawed system

An all-school email with a misleading title aggravated many students last week. Last week, an email titled “Student Association: Important Information,” which contained no Student Association information whatsoever, was sent to all current TU students and consisted of three students asking for votes for the “Red Bull Can You Make It Challenge.” This email is […]

Legislative Digest

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and upcoming bills and the terms to know. Legislators have passed few bills thus far in the legislative session, but there are some interesting bills circulating the committees. Here’s this week’s look at what your legislators are looking at. SB993: The […]

Students protest the state of gun control in the wake of yet another mass shooting, sparking a new wave of politically-engaged youth. Courtesy New York Times

Parkland students’ bravery inspires others to stand up

I first heard about the Parkland shooting from Twitter. From one of the students inside the building. I was leisurely scrolling through my timeline when my heart stopped. “I am in a school shooting right now,” read the tweet from Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Aidan Minoff. For the first time in my life, I was […]

In 2016, the lines for Springfest events snaked around Chapman Commons demonstrating high turnouts for events other than the concert. Photo by Greg Diskin

SA springs to wrong idea for Springfest

SA cut Springfest to a single concert this year, excluding students who prefer the other events of past years or who don’t like the singer. Springfest this year consists mostly of a concert. Student Association Executive Director Catherine Aaronson confirmed that the concert, featuring Smallpools and Bebe Rexha, will be the main feature of the […]

The University of Tulsa allows a large number of AP scores to be counted for class credit, depending on the score a student receives on their test. Courtesy University of Tulsa

AP class credit rewards students for hard work

Many universities are tightening their standards for AP credits, which is a disservice to students’ bank accounts and experience. Throughout the country, participation in Advanced Placement classes is on the rise with new students every year being involved in these more difficult courses. Students are not only taking these classes at a higher level but […]

Universities need to respect the Open Records Act

Oklahoma State University’s newspaper’s struggle to get information in a timely manner exemplifies many universities’ lack of transparency. The Oklahoma Open Records Act is a set of laws meant to guarantee public access to all public records of government bodies. This means all state government agencies, including the publicly funded State Department of Education, must […]

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Best Picture nominees summed up

The upcoming 90th Academy Awards have a strong roster of Best Picture nominees, briefly summarized and detailed here. “Call Me By Your Name” What It’s About: A teen on the cusp of manhood falls in love with his father’s male research assistant over the course of the summer in Italy. Other Nominations: Actor in a […]

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Nonfiction to read if curious about ______

Editor-in-Chief Kayleigh Thesenvitz weighs in with three nonfiction books to read if you’re curious about female empowerment, global warming or poverty. If you’re curious about Native American history and female empowerment: “Cherokee Women in Crisis” by Carolyn Ross Johnston The best way to introduce this book is to quote its opening sentence: “In February 1757, […]