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Sketch of Henry Kendall College, 1901, Muskogee, Oklahoma
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From Muskogee to today: the changing face of TU’s campus circa 1930s
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An architectural timeline of TU Kimberly Poff
Staff Writer n the 132 years since its founding in Muskogee, Okla. as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in 1882, the University of Tulsa has completed a new building or significant renovation on one of its campuses once every two years on average. Resident university historian and former Director of Libraries Guy Logsdon says that since its founding “the university has continued to grow and has continued to look like a major university.” Logsdon is the author of the only history of the school dating to its founding, “The University of Tulsa,” and most of the historical information found in this article was derived from his book. The present-day campus was established in 1907 when the then-Henry Kendall College moved to Tulsa. Cities such as Enid and Guthrie also bid for the placement of the school, but Tulsa’s bid of 20 acres, $100,000 and free energy won the day. The first building on campus was commonly referred to as Kendall Hall, though it was never officially named such, and stood in the same location as present-day Kendall Hall. The cupola and bell currently found in Bayless plaza stood atop that original building. Since that time, the campus has built up immensely and almost constantly. Notable buildings include Harwell Hall, constructed in 1920, which is the oldest building still standing. The buildings which still define the campus aesthetic, McFarlin, Tyrell and Phillips, were all completed in 1930. The next spate of buildings was completed in the 1940s and early 1950s under President Clarence Pontius when GIs flooded TU. These years saw the completion of the Mabee residence halls, Lorton Hall, and what was then the Petroleum Sciences Building and is now known as Helmerich Hall. The expansions in the late 1950s and later in the 1980s and 1990s were known to students as “Master Visions” and “Master Plans” and looked as far ahead as the early 2000s. Building since has kept up the hurried pace, but in a more piecemeal form without the grand overtures of extensive plans. The most recent promised addition to campus is a 300-person dorm room and office space located on The top sketch of Henry Kendall College was featured in a 1901 issue of the Collegian. The Kendall College masthead is from the April 1900 issue of the Collegian. Both images the former site of the Holmes Student Center. were edited by Sarah Power. The top and middle photos are from the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Archives
Photography Collection 1894.003. The bottom photo is courtesy of The University of Tulsa.
For more on campus changes, see p. 6–8.
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2014 C-USA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
10 March 2014
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2014 C-USA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
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Keeping students interested
Jesse Keipp Staff Writer
In the past week, two professional sports teams released new uniforms. The U.S. men’s national soccer team displayed Nike’s latest World Cup creation, a white home jersey, if you can even call it a jersey. The collared shirt, distastefully worn completely buttoned up, looks like something I’d wear to comply with my high school’s dress code. I can see the jersey on countless people now: old men on golf courses across the country. Or, if golf is too sporty for this look, you could wear it to a business casual day at work. Just about the last people I could see wearing the jersey are professional athletes on the field. Collars are no strangers to soccer fashion, but they’ve been integrated much more athletically in the past. In the end, these threads look anything but athletic.
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Prep boys would like to thank U.S. Soccer and Nike for a new addition to their wardrobes.
On the same day, Nike released a new American football jersey for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the Bucs old unis were due for an update, the new uniforms seem too ambitious. When the Seahawks arrived in their new uniforms, redesigned by Nike, the futuristic infusion of neon green looked out of place, maybe too unprofessional for the football league. Admittedly, those uniforms have grown on me, maybe because they’re on a winning team. But I don’t see any wins in Tampa Bay’s near future changing my mind. I can’t quite put my finger on what turns me off, but I can point out a few things. The orange is a newcomer to the pewter and red color scheme. The added orange seems too busy and it’s difficult to find colors that work well on top of pewter and red. The numbers on the jerseys seem like something out of Tron or a video game. They don’t look clean and professional. Maybe something like that could fly in college, but it seems awkward in the NFL.
Universities nationwide struggle to attract students to games. Listening to students could help put fans in seats.
Liz Cohen Staff Writer
On Feb. 17, ESPN released an article titled, “Will next generation of fans show up?” about student attendance at college football games. On the same day, The Collegian published an article by sports writer Jesse Keipp on how to improve the football gameday experience at the University of Tulsa and draw more fans and students to games. Across the country, universities are seeing a decline in football attendance, and TU is no stranger to this issue. Schools are grasping at straws to motivate students to come to games, enticing them with cash and prize giveaways, all too familiar at TU. Jesse touched on some important points about TU’s lack of attendance last week, mostly involving the absence of traditions that would instill a sense of unity and pride, but I want to go a bit deeper than that. The fundamental issue with the decline in student attendance at college football games boils down to the fact that universities are not listening to the demands of their students. The ESPN article contained a few examples of student desires and demands that were not being addressed or met by their universities. Universities as a whole are focused on making their donors happy, while
ignoring their future donors—current students. If we want to see an increase in student attendance, ask the students why they aren’t coming to the games. Fix the issue from the bottom up instead of the top down. Give the students what they want, and they will come. If universities are really concerned with getting students to football games, they’ll make sure the students have good seats. They’ll regularly take surveys to ensure that the students have a say in their experience on gameday. And, even more importantly,
they will involve students in creating and advertising the things students have requested to make gameday more enjoyable and enticing. If universities do not start taking student opinion into account, they may as well reduce the size of the student section and gain more revenue from selling the extra seats instead. Student attendance is important to the future of college football programs, but if universities don’t change their ways, it could affect fan attendance as a whole and threaten the integrity of college football.
eye on the hurricane Staff Report The No. 20 Golden Hurricane softball team was scheduled to face the the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on the road Wednesday night, but the cold weather delayed the game. The game has been rescheduled for April 23 and the teams will face-off against a week later in Tulsa. The team then went on to participate in a tournament in Norman, Okla. The Hurricane leveled the Liberty Flames 23–1 in five innings and the Western Illinois Leathernecks 7–3 on Friday. A game against the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners was delayed Saturday to Sunday. Tulsa‘s Aimee Creger pitched a complete game and only allowed four hits, but a Sooner single-shot home run in the sixth inning by Lauren Chamberlain gave the Sooners all they would need for a 1–0
win. The Golden Hurricane returns to Tulsa to play Western Illinois Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Golden Hurricane hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks Wednesday at 5 p.m. The No. 19 Tulsa women’s tennis team dominated the No. 33 Kansas Jayhawks Saturday afternoon by a score of 6–1. Tulsa will host OU Wednesday at 5 p.m. The rowing team hosted Kansas as well this weekend. The team’s faced off in an exhibition regatta in Catoosa, Okla. Sunday morning. TU had some promising performances. Head coach Kevin Harris said, “I like the way our boats are rowing right now, as it bodes well for racing in the future.” The rowers will next compete in Catoosa in April against SMU and Creighton.
TU regains conference title
The men’s basketball team has won eight straight heading into the conference tournament as coconference champions. Jesse Keipp Staff Writer
TU men’s basketball defeated conference opponent North Texas Thursday night to join a four-way tie for the C-USA regularseason title. Having beaten North Texas at the Reynolds Center 94–63 earlier in the season, the Golden Hurricane looked for a repeat at UNT’s “Super Pit” to guarantee a share of the school’s first C-USA title. However, after an extremely close contest March 2 against UT-San Antonio, one of C-USA’s bottom feeders, Tulsa wouldn’t take its final regular-season opponent lightly. Despite severe struggles at the free throw line in the first half of the UNT game, Tulsa held a 37–31 lead at halftime. The team’s difficulties at the line incited flashbacks amongst fans to the poor non-conference stretch at the beginning of the year. Nonetheless, TU proved conclusively that it had overcome its early-season jitters. In the second half, Tulsa shored up its fundamentals and pulled away with the 79–68 victory. Concluding a TU-leading regular season, sophomore guard James Woodard scored 18 points with eight rebounds. Woodard combated the rest of the team’s free throw difficulties by posting a cool seven-of-eight from the line. Fellow sophomore guards Rashad Ray and Shaq Harrison contributed with 18 and 15 points, respectively.
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Excitement fills the Reynolds Center on Friday afternoon as the TU men’s basketball team and fans celebrate the first conference championship in 12 years.
After the victory, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane secured its first and only share of the Conference USA title during the school’s last year in C-USA. Looking ahead to the tournament, Tulsa boasts a double-bye after which it will face No. 7 Tulane, No. 10 North Texas, or No. 15 Rice. In the first game of conference play, TU’s offense dismantled Tulane by a score of 97–71. TU has defeated North Texas twice during the season, but it may prove difficult to beat the same team three times in one year. An early February matchup at Rice began Tulsa’s eight-game winning streak, but even reaching the Tulsa game would be a longshot for the No. 15 seed.
If victorious in its first tournament matchup, the Hurricane may again face No. 3 Middle Tennessee. Tulsa defeated a very formidable MTU squad in January, a surprise to many. With MTU ahead of TU in rankings such as the RPI, a victory against MTU would greatly aid Tulsa’s NCAA Tourney hopes. Nonetheless, an eight-game winning streak makes TU by far the hottest team in the conference tournament. With the thirdhighest scoring offense in the conference and victories against two of the conference’s top teams, Tulsa will be a team no squad wants to face.
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“College ball is better than the NFL, so go collegestyle for all I care,” said Will Bramlett, sports editor.
Love the National Security Agency? Thrilled to have your text messages and phone calls monitored without warrants? Then you’d love Clemson football’s decision to install cameras on their quarterbacks’ helmets. The unprecedented move will give coaches an entirely new angle for film, while evaluating exactly what their quarterbacks see on the gridiron. The cameras will help the Clemson staff monitor opposing defenses like never before. Meanwhile, opposing head coaches are crying foul. Rival Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher complained, “I’d rather have my entire defense strip-searched by the TSA than have it monitored by these cameras. Wait, that sounds bad. Don’t quote me on that.” But other coaches, such as the NFL’s Bill Belichick, praised the innovation, saying, “What a wonderful utilization of technology. Now, I might not have to film my Super Bowl opponents’ practices as often.”
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Men’s head basketball coach Danny Manning finishes cutting down the net Friday afternoon in the Reynolds Center during a celebration of the program’s first conference championship in 12 years.
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Moliere’s “Tartuffe” an excellent production by TU theater Set in comtemporary Dallas, Tartuffe was innovative, with elaborate costumes, a welldesigned set and dedicated actors. Helen Patterson Staff Writer
TU Theatre presented “Tartuffe” at Kendall Hall this weekend. “Tartuffe,” written by the renowned and controversial French playwright Moliere, was originally performed almost 400 years ago in 1664. The play centers around the domestic upheaval and ruin that threatens a family when its patriarch, Orgon (Justin Blankenship), unwisely welcomes Tartuffe (Ken Leep-Sills) into the household. Because of its depiction of title character Tartuffe as a pious hypocrite and con man, the play was initially banned because of the protestations of the powerful Catholic Church. TU Theatre chose to set the play in contemporary Texas. This ended up being an excellent decision; compared to the rest of the country, Texas remains a more
religious, conservative place. The hospitality and religious fervor which led Orgon to his duping was believable in this setting. Moliere’s original French was in rhyming couplets. Many English translations of Moliere’s plays eschew this for prose, but TU chose a translation that kept the rhyming structure. Overall, the production was excellent. The set was welldesigned, making good use of the space. The costumes were elaborate and interesting, tailored to fit the characters’ figures and personalities. Particularly impressive were the sky-high heels worn by many of the female characters, and the ease and nimbleness with which they moved around the stage in them. The extensive use of religious iconography, such as the large number of crosses on the set, Tartuffe’s omnipresent Bible, and the television which showed the worst excesses of the televangelists at the beginning of each act all helped to ground Tartuffe in its chosen, contemporary setting and drive home the fact that, just as in Moliere’s time, humans remain surrounded by hypocrites. The
excessive “drinking” of the cast was also a nice touch. The high point of the production was the cast. An ensemble comedy such as “Tartuffe” can be hard to pull off. It requires a high level of energy and commitment from all of the actors. Fortunately for the spectators, the ensemble was well-cast, well-rehearsed, and committed to their roles. Several actors deserve special mention. Leep-Sills’s Tartuffe was thrillingly oily. He was also completely uninhibited about stripping down for an unwanted seduction with excellent comedic results. Nicole Billups played Dorine, a lady���s maid, with great energy and wit, elevating the acting of those around her. “Tartuffe” was an excellent production from an impressive department. Everyone is advised to check out future shows from TU to support fellow students and have a rollicking good time. Thursday night performances are often free to students. The next show is the spring musical, “Altar Boyz,” showing April 10-13 at the Lorton Performance Center.
Eye on the world: Magdalena Sudibjo Staff Writer Asia India India announced last Wednesday that national elections will take place in nine staggered phases beginning on April 7 and ending on May 12. The election to fill 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the Indian Parliament’s lower house, will be the largest vote ever with 814 million eligible voters—an increase of 100 million since the 2009 election—1 million government workers, 930,000 polling stations, and administrative costs expected to exceed $645 million. Recent polls have favored the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party headed by Narendra Modi over the currentlyly dominant ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, a coalition lead by the Indian National Congress party and the NehruGhandi family. Results will be announced on May 16. china A group of people went on an indiscriminate, stabbing rampage in a Kunming railway station on the March 1, killing at least 29 people and injuring 143 others. Chinese authorities said last Monday that the “terrorist gang”
consisted of six men and two women, four of whom have been captured with the other four shot dead by police at the scene. “I saw a person come straight at me with a long knife and I ran away with everyone,” one of the victims Yang Haifei told Xinhua news agency. Others “simply fell on the ground.” According to authorities, the attackers were separatists from the western region of Xinjiang, where the Uighur minority mainly lives. The Chinese government has tried to calm the ensuing rising ethnic tensions. “Don’t turn your anger for the terrorists into hostility toward an ethnic group,” wrote the People’s Daily, the main newspaper for the Communist Party. “This is exactly what they want!” Caribbean Cuba Fernando Gonzalez, the second member in the group of spies known as the Cuban Five to be released from US prison, received a hero’s welcome when he landed two Fridays ago in Havana. The Cuban Five were convicted in 2001 of charges including conspiracy. Prosecutors accused the group of infiltrating US military bases and spying on Cuban exiles in Florida. “It’s a happiness that is difficult to describe,” said Gonzalez back in his home country after serving 15 years behind bars.
Africa NIGER Last Thursday, Niger extradited Saadi Gadhafi, one of Moammar Gadhafi’s seven sons, to the Libyan capital Tripoli, which he fled when the country’s 2011 revolution toppled his father from power. He is expected to face trial there. The younger Gadhafi had fled to Niger during the revolution and was put under house arrest in the capital. Libyan authorities believe that he actively sought to incite unrest in southern Libya from the Nigerien capital, Niamey. “The government in Niger realized that Saadi’s presence was the main source for tensions in Libya’s south, which is also affecting Niger’s sovereignty,” political analyst Khalid al-Tarjaman told Reuters.
March 1 2:05 An Officer on patrol observed two people enter a vehicle with alcohol containers in the Harvard Lot. The Officer requested backup and approached the vehicle to identify the people and observed one person enter another vehicle in an attempt to hide. The first person cooperated and Officers identified the first person as a student with an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. As Officers approached the other vehicle to identify the other person (later identified as a student), the student refused to cooperate and acted suspiciously. This person became hostile and Officers were finally able to detain the person for Officer safety. Tulsa Police were contacted and the second student was arrested for Assault & Battery, Public Intoxication and Disturbing the Peace. March 2 2:40 Officers responded to a report of a student falling down in the hallway of West Park Apartments while assisted by two other students. Upon arrival, Officers determined that the two students were assisting an extremely intoxicated student to their apartment. EMSA was contacted to check on the student’s condition but did not transport. The student was left in the care of a sober friend. 4:00 An Officer on patrol observed that a motor vehicle accident had just occurred at 7th St. & Harvard Ave. (Off-Campus). A non-TU person lost control of their vehicle while travelling on the icy street and struck two city light poles causing one of the poles to snap off. The driver did not claim any injuries. Tulsa Police were contacted and the scene was turned over to them.
for 12:55 AM. The status has been updated to an Information Report. Officers investigated a report from a student claiming a vehicle tried to hit them as they crossed the street. Officers made contact with the driver after the suspect vehicle was located in Mayo Village. The driver, also a student, stated they had stopped to allow the student to cross the street. The student then stopped in the middle of the street and would not move. The driver then had to swerve around the student to continue on. Based upon statements from both parties, Officers were unable to conclude if there was intent to cause fear or harm. 7:15 A set of vehicle keys found in Mabee Gym Spirit Room were impounded at Campus Security for safekeeping. 13:20 Officers took a report from a student who ended a relationship with a former student in October 2013 and has been constantly harassed by the other party since. The student stated the constant contact through email, text messages and social media were not threatening but emotionally draining. Officers confirmed the other party is a former student and currently resides out of state. Officers provided information on how to file a police report and seek a protective order. March 4 12:30 A student reported losing their carry-on luggage, containing personal electronics, while enroute to Tulsa, 14 January 2014. The student reported to Campus Security on 4 March 2014 that the electronics had been located using a location application in Utah. Officers assisted the student with filing a police report for that jurisdiction.
14:50 An Officer responded to a noninjury motor vehicle accident in the ACAC Lot. A student struck a parked University-owned vehicle causing very minor damage. No injuries were reported and the Officer facilitated the exchange of information.
12:00 This was originally reported as no incident/no report on 1 March 2014
The Collegian does not produce or edit the Campus Crime Watch except for content and brevity.
Europe Italy Amateur scientists from the “Sicilian Space Program” have launched a clay model cannolo, the island’s signature pastry roll, into the stratosphere, reaching about 18 miles in height before falling back to earth. “Sicily has always been a place of negative connotations, mafia and unemployment,” said Fabio Leone, who helped record the launch. “We wanted to lift up Sicily in our own way.”
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In an effort to improve Sicily’s world image, a group of amateur scientists who work for the “Sicilian Space Program” launched a clay model of a cannolo into the stratosphere. The connolo, which Sicily is famous for, reached a height of 18 miles before it fell back to earth. photo courtesy photobucket.com
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In last week’s news section, the article “Film Festival highlights student achievement” said “The Highway” won the Best Film award, while it actually was runner up for that award. “Forgery” was the winner of the Best Film award. In last week’s Barricade of the Week, the image was not taken in Sevastopol, Ukraine, as stated. The image was from a rally in Moscow supporting Russians living in Sevastopol. In “Govt. sponsored CyberCorps teaches computer security,” which was published in the previous issue of the Collegian, we incorrectly stated that Dr. Jerry Dawkins was a CyberCorps graduate. While Dawkins both took and instructed some CyberCorps classes, he was not actually a CyberCorps student and was not obligated to work for the government. We also incorrectly stated that we requested to interview President Steadman Upham, Provost Roger Blais and James Sorem, Dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Although we made a general request to interview University officials, we did not request to speak with these people specifically.
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By Anna Bennett
Ways to Enjoy Spring Break in Tulsa So, maybe you can’t afford to go somewhere tropical for the upcoming break. Heck, maybe you can’t even afford the gas to drive home. Whatever your circumstances, here are a few ways to get that authentic Spring Break experience while staying in the 918. 1. Go sun yourself on a sandbar in the Arkansas River. 2. Take a road trip to South Tulsa! The weather’s got to be a little nicer there, right? 3. Skiing more your jam? Then you’ll love mudboarding down Turkey Mountain! 4. Curl up like a cat on a sunny spot on the floor. Take a nap whilst working on that authentic-looking sunburn! 5. Indoor pool party with
all your other Tulsa-stuck friends! Wander around in shades and bikinis and crank up the thermostat. Downside: so much pale. 6. Tequila in your QT slushies. 7. Get drunk and pass out in your roommate’s bed. Just as disorienting as being in a stranger’s. 8. Find a way to get you and your three closest friends arrested. Jails all look the same on the inside; it could be a cell in Bermuda after all. 9. Go to area restaurants with vacation-sounding names, like Hibiscus Caribbean Grill or Twin Peaks. 10. Go to a bar or club and make out with a foreign-looking stranger. When they talk, just pretend you don’t speak the language. Who knew a midwestern drawl could sound so exotic?
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Respawn Entertainment’s “Titanfall” aims to not only redefine the multiplayer shooter genre, but also to rival the immensely successful “Call of Duty” franchise. Through employing spectacular graphics, interesting maps and futuristic weaponry, “Titanfall” proves an exciting and entertaining game for many different types of gamers.
Cooperative, mechanized action soars in “Titanfall” Featuring a new take on the multiplayer shooter genre, mechanized Titans and parkour-like fighting, Respawn Entertainment’s “Titanfall” is sure to entertain competitive and casual gamers alike. Elliot Bauman Staff Writer
By Helen Patterson Looking for something exciting to do before you head somewhere exotic for the holidays? Then be sure to check out one of these entertaining events!
which means that TU’s monthly Jazz Happy Hour, featuring student musicians, will be from 5–8 p.m. at The Zarrow Center. As always, the event is free!
2. Science enthusiasts will be excited to learn that Frank Wilczek, the Nobel prize-winning physicist, will be giving a presentation as part of the Presidential Lecture Series. His lecture, “Expanding the Doors of Perception,” will be held in the Reynolds Center on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
1. Oklahoma native and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth will return to the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center for “An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth” on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. During the event, Chenoweth will be performing songs and offering master classes for a few lucky music students. Tickets are $20. 2. Those looking for something free to do Thursday evening should consider the University of Tulsa’s Concerts with Commentary Series, which continues with “Encore” March 13 at 7:30 p.m. 3. St. Vincent will perform at Cain’s Ballroom March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $24 at the door. Be sure to check out our review of her latest album in last week’s issue of The Collegian! Although The Collegian will be on hiatus during Spring Break, there are some awesome events coming up during these next few weeks to help mollify your sorrow over our brief sojourn. Upcoming: 1. March 20 is the third Thursday of the month,
3. Lady Antebellum hits the BOK Center March 28 at 7 p.m., followed by Cher on March 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Lady Antebellum show are $34.50–81.50. Tickets for Cher are $25.50–105.50. 4. The brilliant Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center from April 1–6 (times vary). 5. Tulsa Opera Studio Artists and The Philbrook collaborate to present scenes from John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby.” The event, held at The Philbrook, is on April 6 from 2–3 p.m., and is free to TU students. 6. Be sure to head back to the BOK Center on April 8 at 7 p.m. to catch alternative-rockers, Kings of Leon. Tickets are $29.50– 59.50.
On March 11, one of the most anticipated games of 2014 will finally hit shelves after a significant marketing campaign. The game is “Titanfall,” the first title launched by Respawn Entertainment, a development studio formed in 2010. That being said, Respawn Entertainment is no stranger to producing video games; its founders, Vince Zampella and Jason West, were two of the original creators of the immensely popular and successful Call of Duty franchise. It was only after a dramatic lawsuit and series of events that Zampella and West signed on with Electronic Arts publishing to found a new studio and produce a highly innovative game to rival the success of “Call of Duty,” the result of which is “Titanfall.” After winning numerous awards at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and labeled as the next generation of the multiplayer shooter genre—as well as the system seller for the Xbox One—to say that “Titanfall” is highly anticipated is an understatement. Yet, after all of the hype and anticipation, does the game actually live up to its expectations? One of the most striking features of “Titanfall” is its complete lack of any single-player modes. Instead, the game was designed from the ground up to be multiplayer-exclusive. While some may consider this a downside, the reality is that, with only a few exceptions, most multiplayer-focused games fail to deliver a quality single-player experience. The fact that Respawn completely omitted such from the title was ultimately a good decision. However, despite lacking any single-player modes, “Titanfall” is not entirely devoid of a plot. The central theme of the game is a distant future conflict between two groups, the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. This plot, although overdone at times, is Respawn’s take on the “big evil corporation” versus the exploited masses stereotype. The story involves the IMC invading a series of less developed planets, known as the Frontier, in order to acquire new resources and shipping lanes to “maximize profit.” In response to this, the inhabitants of the Frontier band together and form “the Militia,” in order to defend their homes and way of life
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From the original developers of the “Call of Duty” franchise comes “Titanfall.” Much like “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Battlefield 4,” “Titanfall” allows gamers to play as a female Pilot, and offers a variety of customizable options.
against the exploitive IMC. The multiplayer matches and campaign seek to tell the tale of the struggle between these two groups, and Respawn has stated that a definite conclusion to the story will occur at the end of the multiplayer campaign. The title draws its name from one of the major elements of multiplayer matches. Given the futuristic setting, humanity has designed large humanoid robots referred to as “Titans.” These Titans are mainly used to assist in battle. In the game, players take on the role of “Pilots,” elite soldiers that are in trained in conventional combat as well as mechanized fighting. After a countdown expires, players gain the option to deploy a Titan from an orbital source; a process the game aptly calls “Titanfall.” Players can then choose to let the computer control their Titan, or hop in the machine to personally take charge. Titans are a potent threat on the battlefield, but not invincible. Friendly Titans are obviously the ideal method to defeat enemy mechs, but a coordinated effort between Pilots can also get the job done. Titans are further balanced by allowing players to select specific anti-Titan weapons when creating their customized Pilot-loadouts, a process which will feel very familiar to anyone who has played the Call of Duty franchise. Gamers can also customize their Titan in a similar fashion. Also present on the field are Grunts and Spectres, AI-controlled soldiers that add scale to the battle by making the conflict feel larger than it actually is—as multiplayer matches in “Titanfall” are limited to six players versus six players. In addition, the AI soldiers also serve as a method to keep the action flowing and provide an easier target for less skilled or experienced players.
Moreover, the maps are one of the more interesting components of the game, as they introduce elements of verticality and other nonconventional design features, consequently enabling players to take advantage of the enhanced mobility that the in-game Pilots possess. Sticking with the distant future theme, each Pilot is equipped with a small jetpack that allows the player to perform advanced parkour-like feats such as double jumping, wall running and mantling. This advanced movement system is perhaps the most innovative aspect of “Titanfall,” as it does away with the conventional method of essentially anchoring the player to the ground. In addition, there is limited customization and character progression present in the title. Players can select whether to play as a male or female Pilot, and pick from a handful of abilities that enhance certain aspects of the player character—such as allowing temporary cloaking or increasing stamina. The level progression and experience system is, understandably, virtually identical to the system present in the Call of Duty franchise. At its core, “Titanfall” is a unique and fun multiplayer shooter. The game introduces a number of interesting ideas, such as the parkour-like movement options and the ability to seamlessly transition between fighting in a mech as a Titan and on the ground as a Pilot. While “Titanfall” does not exactly redefine the shooter genre, as the hype would like players to believe, it does offer a very fresh and enjoyable gaming experience that is great for casual and competitive players alike. Respawn Entertainment’s “Titanfall,” currently available as an Xbox One and PC exclusive, earns an 8.5/10.
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A history of change at the University of Tulsa The University of Tulsa began over 100 years ago, when the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls was founded in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In 1907, the school moved to Tulsa, and over that timespan TU buildings have been raised and razed, leading to large aesthetic differences over the years. Below is a timeline of significant changes that have happened at the University Tulsa since its founding. Unless otherwise noted, the below photographs are taken from the book “The University of Tulsa,” by Guy William Logsdon. All quotes are from the Collegian’s archives, unless otherwise noted. Kimberly Poff Staff Writer
1882—The Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in Muskogee is founded.
“The management and discipline will be that of a well ordered home, and cooking, sewing, order, and cleanliness will be thoroughly taught by precept and example.” –W.L. Squire Indian Journal. 1883—The completion of Stoddard Hall allows for boarders. 1894—William Robert King gains approval from the Board of
Home Missions to create Henry Kendall College in the place of the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls.
1898—Henry Kendall College becomes the first college to grant bachelor degrees in Oklahoma. 1898—A view of downtown Tulsa just before TU moves to the city.
1899—The Kendall Collegian is established. 1901—Electricity comes to TU! 1907—Henry Kendall College moves to Tulsa. Tulsa won permission to build the school over cities such as Enid. Tulsa’s bid included
twenty acres, free natural gas and $100,000. Below is the shed that formed the temporary quarters for the college.
1908—The Admin. Building, the original Kendall Hall, is completed.
1909—The President’s Home, located at 7th Street near the current location of the Physical Plant and pictured below, is completed.
1908—Below right, Robertson Hall was the second building completed on campus. It was first used as a girls’ dorm, and then a boys’ dorm.
1913—Kemp Hall was completed as a girls’ dormitory, pictured below,
left. Its location was between present-day Kendall and McFarlin.
1909 Cost of Attendance: Board per Week $3.25 Library fee per year $1.00 Athletics per semester $0.25 Tuition in Academic Dept, per year $32.50 Tuition Dept. of Music, per year $50.00 For diplomas $5.00 For diplomas in music $2.50 1914—The schools’ first gymnasium is erected.
1920—Harwell Hall completed, the oldest building still standing. 1921—Henry Kendall College become The University of Tulsa and
designed its first university seal.
1928—The Petroleum Engineering department started in a janitorial shed.
1930—McFarlin, Tyrell, Phillips and Skelly Field are completed.
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1943 — Law School acquired in downtown Tulsa. 1946 — Memorial Hall built in memory of WWII deceased, built as athletic dorm; sold to Pi Kappa Alpha in 1969.
“Fancy Lorton Building Still Amazes Students” — The Collegian, 1948
1947 — Skelly Stadium
expanded: leases given to Greek Row houses.
1948 — Lorton Hall built.
“Non-slip stairs of carborundum stone and large hand rails insure the safety of even the step skippers.”
1950 — Lottie Jane and John Mabee Halls built.
“Freshman cuties Gayle Bossard and Charlene Frank exclaim over the newly installed individual buzzer system. They will hear only their own buzzers in this dorm.”
1951 — Petroleum Sciences Building built (later the Business Administration Hall and still later Helmerich Hall).
“Oliphant provides the latest in color and designing for University of Tulsa students.” 1960 — Oliphant Hall, the Alexander Infirmary and Sharp Chapel built.
“The newly dedicated campus infirmary is now fully equipped and staffed and ready to handle all known campus ills including examinitis and writer’s cramp.”
1961 — Physical Plant built.
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1968 — The student activities center renovated, enlarged and
renamed Westby Hall. LaFortune House and Sorority dorms built.
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“To ease wear and tear on sports students while not engaged in their respective activities, LaFortune will be carpeted.” 1970 — Twin Towers building erected, now known as Fisher Hall. 1971 — Chapman Hall and College of Nursing constructed.
1972 — Mary K. Chapman Center for Communicative Disorders built.
“It would be nice if Kendall blended better with the campus aesthetic.”
— Guy William Logsdon, Historian of TU 1974 - New Kendall Hall built on site of Old Kendall Hall.
1973 — John Rogers Hall completed.
10 March 2014 1985—New “Master Plan,” calling for purchases west of Delaware
and parking garages(!) published in Jan. 18 issue of the Collegian.
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1983—Twin South, Keplinger Hall and Zink Hall added to campus.
“(Keplinger Hall) was designed to funnel traffic through the main area which divides the classroom wing from the laboratory wing. This plan was used to build in some security control.”—Nancy Runge, spokeswoman for Keplinger Hall’s designers 1987—Allen Chapman Activity Center finished. 1996—University Square South built.
“Park Place comes to TU, and you can’t afford the rent” —Collegian headline describing US South 1998—Reynolds Center added. 2001—University Square West built. 2002—Michael D. Case Tennis Center, Collins Fitness Center and Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium added.
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2005—The U is renovated. The street leading across the commons to the library is removed. The Collegian noted that the construction makes travel across campus difficult.
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2006—Bayless Plaza created.
“They want to bulldoze the only head shop (Starship Records & Tapes) I can get to without having to cross a major street ... In order for TU to fill the merchandising hole created by getting rid of these establishments the visitor center (Collins Hall) will have to start carrying vibrators and gothic T-Shirts, and a full assortment of bongs, bubblers, pinch bitters, and pipes.”—Robbie McClendon, Collegian 2004
“With lengthy detours and classrooms and unsightly landscapes, a positive outlook on such ventures is difficult to maintain”—Collegian on Bayless Construction
2007—Collins Hall, Case Athletic Center and Brown, Mayo and Lorton
2009—Library Annex added.
above). Below are the original plans for the Genave King Rogers Plaza,
2010—Pat Case Dining Center renovated.
Villages are constructed. Their construction requires that Starship
Records & Tapes and the Metro Diner be demolished (quote and picture the fountains outside of Collins Hall.
2011—Lorton Performing Arts Center and Rayzor Hall built.
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2012—Stephenson Hall erected.
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2014—ACAC to be renovated, bookstore to be moved to Massad Center. 2015—Holmes Residence Hall to be built.
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Welcome to The Barricade, a section attempting to provide informed, thoughtful analysis of both large and small-scale political issues: all the information you need to take down a tyrannical government.
Unrest in Venezuela from govt. incompetence Protests in Venezuela were caused by unrest due to rampant crime, food shortages and inflation. Giselle Willis
What’s going on?
On Feb. 4, in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, student activists protested in the streets over excessive crime on their campus. After the police promptly responded with tear gas, an even larger group took to the streets the next day to protest the unreasonable violence. According to Francisco Toro, founder of the “Caracas Chronicles” website, fifty students were wounded that second day by the National Guard. Since then, Venezuelans have been protesting for the right to protest, but are also agitated due to a host of other troubles, such as a lack of staple foods, soaring instances of crime, and a rising inflation rate, all of which are related. In an attempt to control inflation, President Nicolás Maduro’s government has set prices on many goods, leading to shortages and unaffordability, which then lends
itself to crime. Mr. Maduro has, beyond shutting down all opposition news media in his own country, even blocked signals from a Colombian news station covering his country’s violence. Meanwhile, his Twitter feed ironically denounces the “fascistas” (let’s play guess what this cognate means) for being irrational as it retweets propaganda invoking the personality cult surrounding Venezuela’s last president. Mr. Maduro has gone so far as to call for the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo López for allegedly fomenting violent rebellion, even as López’s own Twitter feed asks for nothing but peaceful demonstrations. López eventually turned himself in during a massive rally on Feb. 18, according to the New York Times, holding daisies and a Venezuelan flag. On Feb. 26, Maduro broadcasted what he called a national conference for dialogue, but many opposition leaders, feeling he was insincere, boycotted it. Henrique Capriles, who almost beat Maduro in last year’s presidential election, has in fact managed to continue leading protests; also an avid tweeter, he urged those who still had access to the popular social media site to join him in a demonstration over scarcities on March 8. The New York Times quoted him saying that “change is not
possible in Venezuela if the slums are not involved,” and so his movements are aimed at bringing everyone together under common struggles. It’s true that while middle-class teachers, salespeople, and desk assistants have taken to the streets, poorer families interviewed by the New York Times have refrained from participating despite facing the same troubles, still hopeful that Maduro will be able to fulfill Chávez’s socialist revolution. Thus, while Maduro works to maintain supporters and shut down dissent, the opposition seeks to unite its socioeconomic fragments. In between them, frustrated Venezuelans set up barricades to try to protect their neighborhoods from the National Guard’s rounds. Context for the crisis
In March of last year, Hugo Chávez died after having served as president of Venezuela for fourteen years. He was championed as a socialist leader, and so presidential candidate Nicolás Maduro promoted himself as Chávez’s disciple. Maduro barely won the election, and only because Chávez’s supporters voted for him out of loyalty to Chávez. Since then he has had to struggle with skyrocketing inflation rates. According to the New York Times, Venezuela holds the largest oil reserves in the world (more than Iran and Iraq combined), but
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Staple food shortages are rampant in Venezuela, due largely to the government’s decision to fix prices to curb inflation.
has been giving away $30 billion worth of gasoline and other fuels a year. As economic troubles slide into social unrest, the one-year anniversary memorial services of Mr. Chávez on March 5 still produced
justify your major: philosophy We’ve all been in that conversation. An engineering major complains that liberal arts majors are not putting in “real work,” or a liberal arts major assumes that a business or engineering student must be in it for the money. By no means do these views represent all or even the majority of the University of Tulsa’s student body, but they are present and painfully visible. It is for this reason that I am introducing the Justify Your Major column, a chance to show the student body why you love your major. If you want to justify your major, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Patterson Staff Writer
Protests in Caracas were instigated due to a perceived lack of support from police forces. The protests were violently suppressed by the same police force at the will of the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.
Sand-salt mix good for de-icing campus roads The university’s decision to treat roads with a sand and salt mixture, though messy, is a good choice for safety.
For at least the past two years, the university had been using sand to treat the streets during winter storms. The City of Tulsa produces the salt-sand mixture for TU. Before this most recent storm, “the saltsand mixture was unavailable, and TU did not have the means for
mixing it,” according to Robert Shipley, Associate Vice President for Operations and Physical Plant, According to Robert Shipley, Associate Vice President for Operations and Physical Plant, “TU did not have the means for mixing [the salt-sand mixture].” The City of Tulsa now produces the salt-sand mixture for TU. While the treatment of sand did help traction, the fact that snow and ice remained on the roads following storms still made driving on TU streets hazardous. The addition of salt to the treatment of the roads should help improve the safety of students and others. The sand does make the snow look aesthetically unpleasing, tracks into buildings and blows in the wind after the snow melts, but
these small annoyances are worth safer roads. Another way the university could make driving safer is more consistently plowing the roads and streets. Shipley said the “Physical Plant makes decisions on how to best clear streets based on the amount and type of snow and/or ice received.” The Physical Plant has done a fantastic job of clearing sidewalks, but roads and parking lots rarely seem plowed. Because the snow is often left on the roads, traffic passes over the snow which packs down the snow into slick ice. By adding salt, the university has greatly improved the quality of the treatment of the roads for snow and ice, but it may go to waste if too much snow is left on the roads and in parking lots.
seas of people dressed in red, according to NPR. Although Maduro has plenty of supporters, his insistence on destroying opposing voices is not gaining him any more support.
How can I even begin to justify such a dry, dusty, impractical degree that has the dubious honor of being a top “useless degree” on numerous internet lists? What sort of job, what sort of life, can I ever have now that the scales have fallen from my eyes and I have seen that everything is relative and, therefore, meaningless? What lies before me now but that abysmal, nauseating despair that is the post-modern plight? Yes, Philosophy isn’t a “practical” degree. Philosophy has never been about pragmatism, about learning a trade or a craft. The major isn’t for everyone any more than Mechanical Engineering, or Economics or Education are for everyone. However, it is an excellent choice for some students and beneficial to society as a whole. The word philosophy comes from the Greek and literally means “love of wisdom.” From this mental discipline blossomed the critical and often subversive reasoning that led people to inquire into the subjects which became physics, psychology and arithmetic, to name a few. Where would we have been then, and where would we be now, if people were discouraged from creative, non-traditional thinking and told only to follow practical paths? Philosophy is also not necessarily the right degree for those seeking a job right out of college. Most people who choose to get degrees in philosophy must continue schooling. Philosophy is an excellent backbone for those who choose to study law or politics. Legal and
political thinking requires the ability to quickly and perceptively sift through often obtuse information and arguments. There is a lot of logical thinking and analytical reasoning required. One of the most widespread arguments against philosophy is that it is no longer culturally relevant. This is a misguided view. It’s true that we are not living in Ancient Greece or Medieval Europe. Thanks to increasing knowledge and better equipment, we now know that a lot of Plato’s and Aristotle’s “science” is completely false. We also are living in an increasingly secular society where the problems of Biblical interpretation that so troubled great Medieval philosophers, such as Aquinas, are no longer as pressing. But it is a serious and ludicrous mistake to assume that the average modern person is somehow more enlightened than these past humans, so enlightened that societies no longer need to think seriously about the deeper, enduring questions of what it is to be human, of what it is to live a good life, of how we should treat others. Indeed, due to increasing globalization and technological achievements, we are forced to confront these questions more than ever. We have the abilities to alter the very genetic fabric of our pets, our plants and ourselves. We are aware in ways that our ancestors were not of global violence and injustice, of civil wars and major conflicts, of the ways in which our decisions as consumers can impact the lives of those thousands of miles away from us. In seeking wisdom, philosophy seeks to better humans and human life. Now more than ever, we need people who are educated in the reasoning and modes of thought, in short, the philosophies, that have driven human action and discussion if we are to have any hope of proceeding into an uncertain future in an ethical manner.
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The internet plays Pokemon, wins For over a month, hundreds of thousands have been competing for control of a single Pokemon game in a self-styled “social experiment.” To date it has attracted 46 million total viewers. Conor Fellin Managing Editor
Since Feb. 12, thousands of people have collaborated to play an online game of “Pokemon.” The game has attracted as many as 120,000 players at a time in one of the largest social experiments in memory. Twitch Plays Pokemon (TPP) was created with a simple premise: give the Internet collective control over a single game of “Pokemon Red.” Anyone who signs on to the Twitch Plays Pokemon homepage may choose to enter commands for the main character Ash. Though TPP’s anonymous creator told the Guardian that he or she never expected more than 300 people to play, the game quickly went viral, and soon more people than anyone had imagined were competing to control a single Pokemon trainer. Adding to the challenge of coordinating tens of thousands of players and curbing the inevitable trolls is the 20-second lag
between the submission and execution of commands. Because Pokemon relies heavily upon navigating menus and solving puzzles—situations in which commands are very context-sensitive—the lag effectively makes players blind as to the consequences of their decisions. Overcoming these challenges requires some significant coordination. A number of message boards have sprung up dedicated to coordinating the best set of moves for ingame obstacles that the players are or will soon be facing. And the obstacles are many. The simple task of cutting down a tree (a few button presses for a player who can control what he or she enters) once took hours. Multiple Pokemon that the players had spent days training have been accidentally released by errant button presses, including several at a time on the legendary “Bloody Sunday.” After over a week of gameplay, Twitch Plays Pokemon encountered a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, a tile puzzle in one of Team Rocket’s hideouts, which required far more precision than could be achieved with everyone entering commands. In response, the creators introduced democracy mode, in which the command that receives the most votes in 20 seconds is executed. Despite its improved precision, democracy proved agonizingly slow, and the
players quickly learned to reserve democracy for particularly tough puzzles. Despite all its confused flailing, Twitch Plays Pokemon managed to beat the entirety of the original Pokemon Red game after roughly 390 hours, and has now begun playing one of its sequels, Pokemon Crystal. Meanwhile, references to Twitch Plays Pokemon have pervaded Internet culture. When cacophonic inputs into the menu made the avatar repeatedly select a then-
useless item called the Helix Fossil, the Twitch message boards began joking about the “cult of the helix fossil.” Memes, vines and even a whole web series were born depicting “Lord Helix,” “Bird Jesus” and “The False Prophet.” With its self-contained culture and politics, Twitch Plays Pokemon should attract the attention of savvy sociologists for years to come.
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Think this puzzle looks confusing? Now imagine you had a hundred thousand people shouting directions at you while you were trying to solve it (stream on right side of picture). Twitch Plays Pokemon was seriously struggling with this puzzle when the maker of the game saved the day by introducing the more orderly democracy mode. With democracy mode, Twitch was able to solve the puzzle ... only to accidentally leave the building without getting what they came for.
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Missed the first few weeks of Twitch Plays Pokemon? This handy primer can catch you up on all the adventures of the Twitch mob as well as the elaborate mythology they’ve inspired. Less confused? We didn’t think so.
Presents THE MEDICINE WHEEL AWARD Recognizing Meritorious Community Service
Nominations for faculty, students, staff and organizations requested. Nomination Deadline is March 14, 2014 Nomination forms available throughout campus or by calling 918-631-3535 or stop by the True Blue Neighbor Volunteer Center in Sharp Chapel, room 2209
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10 March 2014
The State-Run Media
State-Run media We haven’t changed a bit.
The StateRun Media proposes plans for campus development
Designed by J. Christopher Proctor
ACAC becomes promised land Pat Case will not let your people go, insisting its disappointing fare is like manna in the desert. Jesse Keipp
Collegiate Prophet This report was submitted by an overzealous and moderately clairvoyant writer about events likely to occur in fall 2014. The grand opening of the newly
renovated ACAC features the addition of a Sushi restaurant, a Panda Express, a Baja Jack’s, a Pizza Hut and an Einstein Bros. Bagels, all of which have been extraordinarily well-received among the student body. Since the renovation, a mass exodus not seen since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt has taken place. “I’m sorry I’m crying. I’m not even an emotional person. I just can’t tell you how great it is for my palate to have finally reached the land of milk and honey that is the new ACAC,” said teary math
major senior Ima Cryer. For seniors such as Cryer, the new dining options have been nothing short of a religious experience. Senior Nomar Caff, who claims to have fasted from the Caf since his freshman year, believes his prayers have been answered in a big way. Unfortunately, several accounts of vandalism have been reported at the newly-renovated ACAC. A missing Pizza Hut sign was found in the Caf, hanging above some ambiguous Caf-made blobs trying to pass themselves off as pizza from the popular national chain. “I had a feeling something was off when I saw the sign in the Caf,” quipped reluctant Caf patron and freshman Isaiah Cafsbad. A plague of locusts appeared in Baja Jack’s rice, giving the
burritos an unexpected crunch. After-hours ACAC security footage revealed several mysterious figures, dressed as ninjas, pouring six-legged arthropods into the rice. “This isn’t even authentic Mexican food!” was scrawled on the facade of Baja Jack’s in Pace salsa. On an officially unrelated note, Sodexo uses Pace for its salsa. In addition to the defacing of the facilities, ACAC employees have reported threatening conversations with sunglass-wearing men in black suits. “At first, I just thought these guys really liked Men in Black or something. And I wouldn’t have blamed them; that was Tommy Lee Jones’s career performance. But then they kept saying, ‘I will wok your world if you stick around,’ while forcing a wink and
While the current administration’s plans are certainly cute, we think more extreme measures ought to be taken. We propose the replacement of Kendall Hall with Azkaban, the addition of the Eye of Sauron to the top of McFarlin (simply for aesthetics) and a 1/2000 scale replica of the Death Star (to be used by campus security). Also, let’s frack the hell out of the Old U. For educational purposes, of course. an Italian accent,” said Panda Express employee Abel Tootalk. Despite the strange and mysterious occurrences at ACAC, students have remained steadfast in support of the new food chains. “After I sacrificed my best goat praying for better dining options, a Caf employee offered to buy it from me to put in their soup. I’m not going back,” explained a junior who asked not to be identified. “We at Sodexo embrace any competition. Competition will merely remind our lovely patrons what makes the Pat Case Dining Center so special: our patiently handcrafted meals and longestablished history of smiling and caring service. We’re confident that TU students have had their last supper at ACAC,” said Compación ominously.
State-Run Quiz: Which defunct TU building are you? TU has gone through some pretty significant changes over the years, and the campus we know now is nothing like its earlier incarnations! Find out which of these oldies is most like you. In your circle of friends, you are: A. The activity planner. B. The unspoken leader. C. The competitive one. D. The one who is always the last to know about plans. E. Too busy doing homework to hang out. What’s your best trait? A. Adaptability. B. Dependability. C. Ambition. D. I’m the epitome of cool, dawg! E. Being an engineer. Which song is your guilty pleasure? A. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” B. “Ring My Bell” C. “Make A Man Out of You” D. Everything from Now 32 E. “Weird Science” What will you remember most about your college experience? A. All the fun things you did with your friends. B. School events, homecoming, the big games, formal…
C. How you crushed your competition and achieved greatness! D. The parties you weren’t invited to. E. Projects. All-Nighters. Suffering.
What’s your biggest hope for the future? A. To plan the greatest theme parties ever!!! B. To keep in touch with your friends and watch them succeed. C. To get your name on a building! D. To make people like me... E. To graduate and get the hell out of here. It’s the Oklahoma Territory, 1907. What’s your occupation? A. Socialite. B. School Teacher. C. Pioneer. D. Cowboy. E. Inventor. How do you show school spirit? A. Cute gameday outfits and social activities! B. Loyally supporting your teams, no matter how they do. C. Single-handedly improving the reputation of the school through your achievements. D. Obsessing over Goldie. E. Getting good grades. Count up your answers!
Mostly A’s: You are Kemp Lodge! This girls’ dorm was built in 1913, and occupied the space between modern-day Kendall and McFarlin. Like the dorm, you’re a bit of a flip-flopper, willing to accommodate the needs of others: Kemp Lodge was later a boys’ dorm, a band practice hall, a student lounge and a WWII barracks. You love being social and doing lots of activities, especially if they involve themes and crafts and non-alcoholic beverages! Mostly B’s: You are Old Kendall Hall! Finished in 1908, it was the first building on campus and contained all the classrooms. You are central and essential to those around you, but never make a big deal about yourself. Old Kendall was never officially named, but simply known. Although you may eventually be replaced by some whackjob with no right angles, your legacy, like the Kendall Bell now in Bayless Plaza, shall live on with all those you touch. Mostly C’s: You are Robertson Home: “Commanding in position, I shall command in learning.” The second building on campus was located on the current site of Oliphant. Originally a girls’ dorm, it became the boys’ dorm when Kemp was built. You are ambitious and competent, if a bit abrasive. You know you are number one, and want everyone else to know. You are a bootstraps, rags-to-riches kind of achiever, and you don’t care what others think of you. Mostly D’s: You are the Westby Center, the old student center which was razed to build the McFarlin parking lot. Westby was requested by the student body in the 1950s, but by the time it was built, it was horribly out of fashion and became widely hated by the student body. You are that one guy in your friend group that everyone finds obnoxious. You are very out of touch with what’s in; you’d be better off not even trying to be cool. You’ll probably be replaced by someone ACAC-like; boring but functional. Mostly E’s: You are Jersey Hall! Located on North Campus, this building housed all the engineering classes before Kep came along. Like Jersey, you are a bit removed from the social goings-on on campus; you are here to take classes, get a degree and get a good job. You get all the social interaction you can handle just dealing with your fellow project-collaborators. You are a bastion of midcentury industriousness, even if it means you don’t get out much.