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President Trump contracts COVID-19

A week after President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, the public is still processing the news. Though Walter Reed hospital described the president’s condition as “a mild cough” the Saturday following his diagnosis announcement, a White House official commented that same day to pool reporters that “the president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning […]

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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 […]

SAWAYAMA is just one of the many new albums quarantine has fostered. photo courtesy Wikipedia

Top Ten Quarantine Albums

2020 has not been a kind year, but there’s maybe one silver lining to this smorgasbord of suffering: more time to listen to music. Beyond the likes of Taylor Swift’s “folklore” and Phoebe Bridgers’s “Punisher,” here are 10 recommendations from the Collegian’s own Emma Palmer and Emily Every for albums released since March. Emma’s picks: […]

Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal’s frontman, wrote “UR FUN” about his girlfriend. courtesy Polyvinyl Record Co.

Of Montreal’s “UR FUN” not fun at all, actually

The indie artist’s newest album betrays the inventiveness of their previous discography. A series of uncharacteristically straightforward, boring synth pop singles led up to Of Montreal’s 2020 release, “UR FUN.” (Yes, it’s a bad album title. The cover art also blows. We don’t have to get into it.) Of Montreal’s front man and polyamorous super […]

Unheard of: student only sleeps four hours

Student announces he only slept four hours last night, shocking his peers. Local business student Cody Montgomery was sent to CSAS’s quiet room this morning for spiritual and physical healing after making the shocking announcement to his 9 a.m. intro to chemistry course that he only got four hours of sleep that night. Shocked by […]

Illiteracy in Oklahoma a complex, modern problem

Illiteracy impacts more than just the ability to read a book; it can also affect the success of one’s children. Literacy is no longer simply the ability to read and write, but the ability to navigate adulthood using information. In a 2013 study, The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) defines literacy as the ability […]

Tyler, The Creator released “IGOR,” his fifth studio album, in May 2019. courtesy Pitchfork

Tyler, The Creator’s “IGOR” sharp and sensitive

Tyler, The Creator incorporates emotional intensity and complex sounds in “IGOR.” Maybe this is a cheesy opening line, but I feel fully confident in saying that Tyler, The Creator’s 2019 release, “IGOR,” at least qualified highly as being the sound of the summer. It has the warbling, textured and emotionally complex nature that I feel […]

Courtroom sketch of Joe Exotic from his early April hearing. courtesy Todd Pendleton and The Oklahoman

Former gubernatorial candidate found guilty of murder-for-hire

Joe Exotic paid an undercover FBI agent to take the life of a critic of his private zoo practices. A federal jury has convicted Joe Exotic, an Oklahoma native, zoo owner, YouTuber and former Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, of attempting to hire a hitman to kill Carole Baskin, the founder of the Big Cat Rescue located […]

Critics have lauded Jordan Peele’s “Us” as an “elevated horror” film. courtesy Collider

The elevated horror genre is an arbitrary distinction

Subdividing the horror genre unnecessarily restricts films and misleads viewers. “Elevated horror” is a term I’ve seen people slinging around a fair bit recently, particularly in reference to the rise of films like Jordan Peele’s “Us” and “Get Out,” as well as John Krasinski’s entrance into the horror genre with “A Quiet Place.” The term […]