If passed in the House, SB 834 would allow cities to greenlight “Back the Blue” street paintings. graphic by Emma Palmer

Oklahoma lawmakers respond to BLM protests

Following Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020 and the January 2021 insurrections at the Capitol, legislators throughout the country have been tasked with finding ways to respond to calls for change. In Oklahoma, several recently authored bills during the 58th legislative session have been criticized for the hypocrisy of their approach to […]

The University of Tulsa elected to hold classes virtually, closing campus, Feb. 9-12 and has not yet announced a plan for classes on Feb. 15. photo by Piper Prolago

Oklahomans prepare for upcoming blizzard

Following a week of unusually cold weather, meteorologists predict a second winter weather system to arrive in eastern Oklahoma early this week. Two overnight storms, predicted for Sunday-Monday and Monday-Tuesday, are currently projected to bring anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow to the Tulsa area. Wind chills of negative 20 degrees fahrenheit are […]

The CDC and health officials state masks with two layers of tightly woven fabric are most effective. graphic by Emma Palmer

Responsible masking protects communities from COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, reaching about 107 million cases globally at the time of writing, it has become increasingly important for individuals to find ways to protect themselves and in turn protect their loved ones. While vaccines like Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have become available to some, a large majority of individuals like students […]

James Lankford was elected in 2014 after serving in the House for two sessions. courtesty Politico

Black Oklahomans demand accountability from Sen. Lankford

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford’s role in propelling riots by pro-Trump extremists has prompted many Oklahomans, particularly Black Oklahomans, to challenge his position on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, an organization that oversees activities related to the commemoration of this tragic event in Tulsa history. The Commission ultimately decided to allow Lankford to remain […]

Vaccines in Oklahoma are set to be distributed in four phases; individuals in phase 2 are currently eligible to recieve the vaccine. graphic by Emma Palmer

COVID-19 vaccine safe, distribution disorganized

Since becoming available mid-December, more than 19 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout the country. The New York Times reports that about 16.2 million people have received one dose and an additional 2.8 million are fully vaccinated. This includes the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, both of which are mRNA vaccines administered […]


Archaeologists find evidence of mass grave in Oaklawn Cemetery

After more than two years of searching for graves associated with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, archaeologists recently found outlines of 10 coffins that might help the city more wholly understand the events of the massacre. Archaeological inquiry in Oaklawn Cemetery that revealed these coffins followed the oral history accounts of the massacre. Oral history […]

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Virtual Symposium on Historical Trauma to feature timely discussions

For the first time in a virtual format, Mental Health Association Oklahoma will host their 2020 Zarrow Symposium on the theme of Healing from Historical Trauma. Over three days, from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, speakers in disciplines from psychology to history to medicine will lead discussions about several historical issues that continue to affect […]

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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 […]