Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
“At last, I’m home.”
Those were the first words I whispered to myself as the limestone buildings and university gates came into view after my four-hour drive from Kansas City to Tulsa. Growing up, the words “house” and “home” always had the same meaning. It wasn’t until I came to college that I began to realize while a “house” is a building that provides sufficient shelter, a “home” is the place that provides comfort, support, and overall makes you happy. While I love my family and enjoy the time I spend with them, my home is in Tulsa (as much as it annoys my mother when I say that). I simply feel so happy here and completely free to be myself. That is in large part due to the friends that I have made. Nothing beat the feeling of reuniting with those friends after three long months of separation. Even though I was sweating non-stop during move-in thanks to Oklahoma’s good ole humidity, I never stopped smiling. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Aryn M., a sophomore double-majoring in chemistry and marketing from Wichita, Kan.
When I began my college search my junior year of high school I had never heard of The University of Tulsa. I knew I wanted a smaller school with easy access to a large city so my English teacher at the time suggested I take a look at TU. I was reluctant to visit— only because I thought I had my mind made up on another school. But I ended up loving the campus, the professors I met, as well as all the little things that make Tulsa such a great university. (How many other schools the size of TU have D1 athletics!) So not only had I found a school that was a perfect fit for me, but I was in for a big bonus when I realized how supportive Tulsa is of the work I had done in high school as part of the International Baccalaureate program. Continue reading
When I think of summer, I think of sunshine, friends, and some great music. Tulsa has been able to provide just that over the last couple of months! There are a ton of really cool venues around downtown Tulsa, and in June I was able to go to the Vanguard for the first time. Semi-Precious Weapons was playing and it was a low-dough show which meant the first 100 tickets let in two people for the price of one. SPW opened for Panic! At The Disco at TU’s Springfest event this past April.
What I loved most about the Vanguard was that it is a really intimate setting. On its website they describe the venue perfectly, “The word Vanguard means to be in front on the edge and that’s what you’ll find here. Bands, DJ’s and everything in between that are at the forefront of today’s music scene. Artists that are on their way up and great independent artists that like playing intimate venues. This is the place you can catch the next big thing, before they’re so big you can’t get a seat within 200 yards.” Continue reading