My Favorite Memory at TU…So Far

JordanToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from Jordan H., a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Tulsa, Okla.

“IF HE KICKS THE BALL BETWEEN THOSE YELLOW POLES THEN WE WIN THE GAME!” I yelled out with my raspy voice to my international friends. I’ve been explaining the rules all night from “those giant carrots with chains” to “the big sumo wrestlers on the line” because it’s their first-ever American football game in their first month in the United States.

It all started during my sophomore year at TU when I lived in Lafortune House as part of the international living community that mixes international students and a few domestic students. It’s Saturday night, college football night in America. And if there’s one thing I know my Saudi Arabian, Korean, and Indonesian hall-mates must experience, it’s the opening game that’s taking place about 80 yards from our residence hall. Continue reading

2014 Homecoming in the Books

BrittanyCollege students live for two main things: free t-shirts and free food. We are ALL about that F-R-E-E life. Thus, there is no better week in a college student’s life than Homecoming! Not only are there fun shirts and yummy food, but spirits across campus are also soaring with excitement. The University of Tulsa’s Student Association goes above and beyond to organize activities that the entire student body will enjoy, and this year was no exception.

The week began on Sunday night with a Kick-Off party in the Student Union. Groups of students formed a line that snaked around the entire upper floor as they waited for barbeque and the first round of t-shirts. It was nice to see friends that you don’t get to see on a regular basis as all of the different organizations on campus crowded together. Laughs rang through the hall and smiles shined on everyone’s faces in anticipation of all the festivities ahead. Continue reading

Traditions and Competitions

IMG_1675We are in the midst of Homecoming week here at TU and as a junior I have a few Homecoming traditions that I always look forward to.  Every night of Homecoming Week includes events that the whole school is invited to attend.  Organizations are able to participate in the competitive aspects of Homecoming and are judged by attendance, as well as how they place in the competitive events.  I work in Fisher South, the first-year residence hall, and our hall government competes in Homecoming each year.  The events for Homecoming this year include a Color Run, Street Painting, a Yard Board competition, a Pie-Eating Contest, and our annual Bonfire.

The theme this year is the All-American Homecoming in honor of TU moving into the American Athletic Conference for our Division I teams.  Fisher South is a very competitive building, and these events have made all of us step up our game.  My favorite event of Homecoming is Street Painting.  During Street Painting, organizations take a section of 8th Street leading up to Chapman Stadium and paint murals to show our school spirit.  We are given three hours to complete the competition and it was all hands on deck.  Our concept was “The All-American Dream” and Goldie was dreaming about a Golden Hurricane sweeping up the Bulls (our opponents for the game), Captain ‘Cane punching a bull, and our football team making the winning field goal. Continue reading