China’s choice to close theaters smart in light of coronavirus spread

Disney’s “Mulan” remake will no doubt suffer from the closures, but will still release in the U.S. Disney continues its live-action remakes of classic animated films with “Mulan”, set to hit theaters March 27. However, with the ever-mounting threat and infection toll of a strain of the coronavirus, this monumentally important film for China may […]

Sanders and Biden face challenges on the other side of Super Tuesday

The two are neck and neck, but the Michigan Primary and a debate in Phoenix are fast approaching. Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren have all dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination. All within five days of each other. Everyone but Warren has now endorsed Joe Biden. Warren, having […]

The two candidates emerged from Super Tuesday as the only two viable candidates. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Unification the name of the game for Sanders campaign

Endorsements from more than just progressives would add legitimacy to the grassroots effort. For most supporters of the Vermont independent, Super Tuesday was a disappointment. Bernie Sanders showed potential to all but secure the nomination, but last-minute exits from the race turning into endorsements for Joe Biden from both Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar proved […]

Moderates never stood a chance against Biden and party norms

Party outsiders like Warren and Bloomberg ended their campaigns on their own terms. After the South Carolina primary on Feb. 28, the Democratic primary, which had been so constant since Iowa, changed. It started with Pete Buttigieg dropping out of the race on Sunday. Then Amy Klobuchar did the same thing on Monday. Finally, Klobuchar, […]

Legislative Digest 3/9/20

The Legislative Digest is your weekly look at the happenings of Oklahoma’s state legislature, upcoming bills and the terms to know. HR1030: This House Resolution aims to declare the Choctaw Nation, located in southeastern Oklahoma, as “the home of Oklahoma’s treasured rivers and lakes.“ The land was a historically valuable region, being one of the […]

Price hikes to parking passes were announced via email last week. graphic by Emma Palmer

TU’s raising of parking rates won’t solve budgetary issues

The University of Tulsa still charges less than other major Oklahoma universities for parking. Fun fact: parking rates at the University of Tulsa have gone up! Surprise! Passes for the Commuter Lots jumped from $26 to $41, red tag parking lots (dual purpose) for both commuters and residents increased from $101 to $201 and normal […]

The no-confidence vote stats were chalked on paths around campus. graphic by Emma Palmer

Anti-True Commitment students should correct chalking facts

While we all continue to wonder and worry about the future of the university, a select group of individuals still hold true to the foundational characteristics of this intellectually hallowed ground. I refer to this group as “The Inner Circle” — a cabal made up of students and faculty, pooling ideas and information in order […]

Montana legislator’s comments have no place in politics

The outrageous claim that “socialists can be shot” is a result of current American discourse. The last Friday of January saw a Montana state legislator wreaking havoc with a statement he made during a gathering of state Republican Party members. State Rep. Rodney Garcia raised concerns about socialists “entering our government” and voiced opinions about […]

Buttigieg walked away from Iowa a potential winner on delegate counts. courtesy Lorie Shaull/Flickr

Bad press follows Buttigieg as the campaign leaves Iowa

Amidst a canned poll and a faulty app, the South Bend Mayor’s poll numbers came at a cost. On Feb. 1, two days before the Iowa caucuses, it was abruptly announced that the final poll by the Des Moines Register would not have its results released. This came after a complaint by a senior Buttigieg […]

Racism and myths dominated coronavirus coverage

Americans should remember that the flu is a more destructive disease than the current corona strain. Last week, University of Tulsa Vice Provost for Global Engagement sent out an email alerting campus that in light of the level 3 travel advisory that the United States Department of State issued, TU would be restricting travel to […]