Understanding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

Six months after Russian military troops invaded Ukraine, Dylan Moucka examines the history behind the two nations. On February 24, 2022, Russian military forces invaded Ukraine. After six months of fighting, the war has led to the emigration of over 10 million Ukrainians, along with tens of thousands of deaths for those who chose to […]

Is it Too Much to Carry? The Responsibility of Gun Rights

The Supreme Court expanded gun rights for citizens to grant equal protection, but who’s responsible for our protection? On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court expanded upon the rights for citizens to be capable of owning guns in public, changing the way we as a country, legalistically, view gun rights and gun control. Specifically, restrictions […]

Israel storm al-Aqsa mosque, injuring 158

Conflict between Israel and Palestine has been steadily increasing over the past few weeks Almost two weeks ago, Israeli police stormed al-Aqsa mosque, wounding 158 Palestinian worshippers. The violence continued into this past week, with Israeli soldiers showing excessive force by firing rubber bullets and tear gas at worshippers, who threw stones and launched rockets […]

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, contemplating suicide or is in need of a professional, please contact the above resources for assistance or more information. Graphic by Amy Polovich

COVID intensifies youth mental healthcare inequity

The COVID-19 pandemic has put more strain on an already fragile healthcare system. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I have spiraled in various ways. Granted, I have faced some issues with my mental health before the pandemic, but the ones that happened after March 2020 seem especially vicious and debilitating. At the beginning of the […]

A&S double-major reflects on witnessed protests

As current students protested True Commitment, potential students began to worry. Margaret Laprarie shares her experience. Picture this: You’re a scared high school senior visiting the college you plan to attend in the fall. You’re not entirely sure what you want to study, but considering a few options; all of them are in the arts […]

All students pay a $75 fee per semester to fund Student Association. courtesy utulsa.edu

SA philanthropy funding needs accountability

Discussions over a recent bill highlight exclusivity and a lack of oversight on SA charity events. Student Association (SA) has driven itself into a deep discussion over a proposed bill and amendment that would impact funding for campus events. Instead of continuing with the current system that offers philanthropic event organizers a total of $3,000 […]

This was the last tour that Robot House gave to Michael O'Keefe's students back in 2021. As a result of his firing, they have severed all ties with Oklahoma Christian University. courtesy @Brianwinkeler on Twitter

Tenured faculty fired over gay guest speaker

Oklahoma Christian University is not teaching students the importance of inclusivity and diversity. Oklahoma Christian University allegedly fired a tenured professor for inviting an openly gay guest speaker to his class. This absurdity has received serious backlash for censorship of free speech and overt homophobia. Michael O’Keefe taught graphic design for 41 years at the […]

Rejecting the proposition required several Republicans to vote against the bill. courtesy okstate.gov

Vouchers bill defeat a win for education

Funding unaccountable private institutions would be detrimental to Oklahoma public schools. Last Wednesday, March 23, the Oklahoma Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 1647, titled the “Oklahoma Empowerment Act.” The bill would have given qualifying Oklahoma students the ability to opt out of public school enrollment and instead receive funds to spend on education-related expenses. […]

There has already been a push for petroleum industry growth to combat reliance on the cartel OPEC, and an independence from Russia's supply could further independence in other countries as well. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Keystone pipeline could allow oil independence

The U.S. can’t support Ukraine and still rely on Russian oil. The Russo-Ukrainian war has once again brought with it a new aspect that government officials all over the world must wrestle with, and for President Biden, the decision is larger than most. Russia is the third-largest oil-producing country in the world, and the US […]