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Demystifying the Native American land ruling

In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has found that much of the eastern swath of Oklahoma, including Tulsa, encompases Native American reservations. This decision is founded on the fact that the federal government never nullified its granting of the land to the Creek Nation in 1866. Legally, this decision means that tribe members […]

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Bynum wins reelection as Tulsa mayor

Tulsa’s mayoral election culminated in a win by incumbent G.T. Bynum, who will serve another four years as mayor. After the Tuesday election, the results were announced with Bynum winning 52 percent of the vote. A moderate Republican, he was challenged by community activist Greg Robinson, who won 29 percent of the vote, along with […]

Death of Jacob Blake motives push for social justice in NBA

The NBA playoffs is one of the most watched and most competitive parts of sports entertainment within the U.S. As the phrase goes, “everyone and their mom” will be watching every year. In a year of such uncertainty, it once seemed as if the world of professional sports would be going by the wayside for […]

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Skepticism looms over upcoming TU football season

In a pandemic world, nothing remains sacred. As Karl Marx once said, “all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned,” and it seems now that, despite Marx referencing the beast of industrialism as opposed to COVID-19, the shoe fits the virus’s uncanny ability to alter, postpone and outright cancel some […]

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Republicans use cultural signifiers to garner support at convention

Last week’s Republican National Convention gathered all of President Trump’s most loyal acolytes to deliver speeches, ranging from the monotonous to the off-the-walls insane. There was a bit more discussion of policy than the Democrats had, though the greatest passion was reserved for more cultural sentiments. The convention’s speakers fixated on the chaos in the […]

QAnon and Save the Children

The past few months, during the Black Lives Matter movement, a global pandemic and an election year in the nation, a new contender in the attention economy has appeared. QAnon, a now-mainstream conspiracy theory from an anonymous user named “Q” who claims to have insider information on Trump’s administration, purport sthat Trump is secretly fighting […]

Democrats’ strategy of appealing to moderates won’t work

The Democratic National Convention offers a deep look into the party’s electoral strategy every four years. The party presents both its policy platform as well as its general ethos. This year, the convention had the task of encouraging voters to choose Joe Biden, who is running for the presidency against the incumbent Donald Trump. One […]

She-Ra, Noelle Stevenson, and Representation in Animation

On Aug. 26, 2020, graphic novelist and showrunner of the popular Netflix original series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” Noelle Stevenson, faced backlash from fans for a joke made during a livestream panel discussing the show. The panel consisted of Stevenson and several crew members, all of whom were white. During the panel, Stevenson […]