Clancy remarked that he favored the uses of CBD over those of THC. photo by Brooke-Lyne Holland

Dr. Clancy speaks on cannabis

President Clancy and TU law professor Dr. Bowman held an educational presentation on recent Oklahoma marijuana legislation. Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM), a program that allows highly qualified students to pursue an early provisional acceptance into the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine program, leading to an M.D. degree, hosted a school-wide educational forum […]

Though Nchanji has been released, his residence in the U.S. is now in jeopardy due to an invalid Visa. courtesy Fox23 News

Former TU soccer player absolved of sexual assault

Lesley Nchanji was recently acquitted of charges he faced after an on-campus event in June 2017. Two years after his arrest and expulsion from the university, former TU soccer player Lesley Nchanji has been acquitted on three counts of forcible sodomy and sexual battery. In June 2017, Nchanji brought a 19-year-old female student athlete back […]

White House officials may have attempted to share nuclear weapon technology with Saudi Arabia On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings announced that he was opening an investigation into the reports that senior White House officials pushed for a policy of sharing U.S. nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia. Those officials advocated […]

“Zombie Deer Disease” a misleading epithet

The chronic wasting disease isn’t a mystery confounding biologists, but is still a threat to wildlife. Recently, there has been an upsurge in the usage of the term “Zombie Deer Disease.” Fortunately, we are not looking at the start of the apocalypse or even at a new disease. The real illness is called chronic wasting […]

President Trump, Elizabeth Warren and the Trail of Tears

Trump’s recent remarks against Elizabeth Warren have been criticized as racist. Hours after Elizabeth Warren officially announced her 2020 presidential bid, President Trump offered his opinion on his campaign opponent’s announcement with a tweet that critics interpreted as a joke about the Trail of Tears. “Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, […]

James Adam Sanders’ exhibit discussed the complications of identity. photo by Madison Connell

Claiming identity gives voice to otherwise unrepresented communities

Even if identity isn’t a big deal to you, it is still important to respect its significance to others. To start: I’m bisexual, I’m disabled and I’m proud of it. On February 21, I went to the art gallery of “Part of Something Bigger” by James Adam Sanders. On a stand, he had little building […]

Tulsa County Clerk Donald Newberry allows KKK members in workplace. courtesy The Frontier

Tulsa County Court Clerk refuses to fire Ku Klux Klan member

Bigotry is obviously wrong, but enabling racism from a position of power is equally heinous. Several weeks ago, the internet watchdog website HateTrackers published a report in which it identified Bonnie and Stephen Kukla as white supremacists and clandestine members of the Ku Klux Klan. Though not a well-known or particularly reputable news source, HateTrackers […]

Additional taxes on video games would not significantly impact school shootings. graphic by Conner Maggio

Pennsylvania video game tax doesn’t address cause of school violence

Studies indicate there is little connection between games and violence, despite claims to the contrary A new bill in the Pennsylvania State Legislature seeks to put a tax on violent video games to lower the risk of school violence. House Bill 109, created by Representative Christopher Quinn, would put a 10-percent tax on video games […]

Low taxes for companies is a facet of Reaganomics. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Amazon tax loophole preventable with future reform

Amazon paying zero taxes last fiscal year is a result of Reagan-era economic philosophy. Amazon’s tax bill for income this year will have them forking over the hefty sum of zero dollars. That’s right, one of the world’s three most valuable companies will give back zero percent of its $11 billion profit via federal corporate […]

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature and the bills and politics you need to know. Things are finally moving through committees this week in the Oklahoma legislature! Bills are divvied up to the most appropriate committee, then each one makes a recommendation on whether the bill should […]