Domestic violence spike a damaging social distancing side effect

Multiple resources exist for those now forced to spend more time with their abusers. Though social distancing and stay-at-home orders are crucial to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, there has been a direct correlation between these protective measures and an increase in domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline confirmed that perpetrators could easily […]

Pandemic brings out racism and hate toward Asian-Americans

Trump’s dubbing of the virus as the “Chinese Virus” has only made the situation that much worse. When the news of the coronavirus first broke, there was a lot of information circulating on the news; some of it was helpful, while a lot of it was xenophobic and ill-intentioned. With COVID-19 spreading across the globe […]

Virtual commencement most inclusive option for TU

Postponing commencement for a later date doesn’t help those who cannot attend. The coronavirus is impacting all of our lives in ways for which we hadn’t expected or prepared. Though obviously the most important thing right now is for everyone to practice social distancing and stay home in order to flatten the curve, it is […]

Virus relief bill fails families with dependent college students

A loophole in the multi-trillion dollar stimulus package needs to be addressed. When President Trump finally passed and signed the coronavirus stimulus package, there was one thing on my mind: what can I do with my $1,200 check? Unfortunately, I forgot to read the fine print that screws me out of my money. You see, […]

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 […]