Israel not `Only Democracy in the Middle East’

It is not a democracy at all. According to the United States Department of State, “Israel is a multiparty, parliamentary democracy” that “enact[s] a series of ‘Basic Laws’ that enumerate certain rights and freedoms.” Oftentimes, this settler colonial ethnostate that is designated by the United Nations as apartheid and is convicted by the International Court […]

Letter to TU

To The University of Tulsa, The month of February has been a hard month for a lot of students, getting ready for midterms, setting up schedules for next semester, etc. However, for many other students, their level of stress rose when President Brad Carson decided to submit a letter, without the approval of Marcom, to […]

Media misrepresents Aaron Bushnell’s protest

His protest was for liberation, not the result of a mental health crisis. Aaron Bushnell, an active duty member of the US Air Force went to the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC and committed self-immolation, which is regarded as the most severe form of protest. He did this on Feb. 25 to voice his stance […]

Remembering Nex Benedict

A call for justice and change after the Owasso tragedy. Nex Benedict was 16. They loved Minecraft, cooking, friendship bracelets and their cat named Zeus. They were a straight-A student, a kid whose family described them as having “a light in them that was so big and bright and beautiful.” This is how we should […]

The Collegian misrepresents Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Highlighting the importance of articulation on this crucial topic. According to my count, The Collegian has made indications about the ongoing genocide in Gaza in only seven articles since Israel launched its full-scale and illegal demolition of Gaza four months ago: Oct. 16, twice on Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and twice on Feb. […]

TimelyCare: From skepticism to self care

It is exactly the type of resource this university should be investing in. When The University of Tulsa first introduced the new mental health resource calledTimelyCare, I was skeptical of its benefits and impact on the campus. I initially believed this healthcare app was a cheap bandaid to fix or cover up the current deterioration […]

Missing campus rock art

Students sound the alarm over the abrupt end of a cheerful tradition. Have you ever taken a stroll around The University of Tulsa’s campus after an intense study session or a difficult day and spotted a small, colorfully painted rock with a motivational phrase? If you only recently joined TU, then it is unlikely that […]

Massacre in Rafah during the Super Bowl

Israel has a history of committing atrocities while the world is distracted. As millions of Americans were glued to their screens watching the Super Bowl the Sunday before last, millions of Palestinians in Gaza suffered relentless bombing in Rafah, a district one-eighth the size of the city of Tulsa with four times the population. The […]

The parking predicament

Navigating the fine line between order and absurdity. We have all been in a GroupMe chat with wonderful students who go out of their way to warn the majority of these ticketing frenzies. For many college students, navigating the winding and bumpy campus parking lots can be as frustrating as deciphering some professor’s homework assignments. […]

Alternatives to fracking urgently needed in Oklahoma

Especially in a state that was not built for earthquakes. The late-night earthquake on Groundhog Day was a wake-up call, both literally and figuratively. While the damage was minimal, there was a terrifying aspect of the 5.1 magnitude quake that shook the entire state and beyond, which was the fact that it should not be […]