Month: December 2011

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Correction

The article “International violinist visits Tech from Afghanistan” in the Nov. 18 edition, states that William Harvey made a proposal to the Taliban to remove their ban on music. Harvey did not make this proposal. The article also states that he was invited to teach violin in Afghanistan by the […]

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Herman Cain’s fall from grace

It’s been a hard and fast fall from the top for Herman Cain since that cold morning in October when I stood outside Derryberry Hall with the Tea Party senior citizen constituency of Cookeville to watch him speak for extra credit. If you weren’t able to make it, you missed […]

Arts

Movies On My Mind: Hugo

“Hugo” is the work of director Martin Scorsese in his first 3-D movie experience. The film is based after the novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” The film takes place in a Paris train station where Hugo, under the guise of his drunkard uncle, keeps the clocks at the station […]

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Leggings do not count as pants

Ladies, we need to talk about the leggings situation on this campus. I know you love your leggings. I’m just as addicted as the rest of you. They’re much more comfortable than skinny jeans and much more stylish than sweatpants. But our addiction is getting out of hand. You know […]

Arts

Bethesda’s ‘Skyrim’ offers robust, fun experience

Granted, “Skyrim” came out several weeks ago, but this is not the type of game you play for five hours and then render judgment. We at The Oracle are busy folks, so I wanted to refrain from talking about “Skyrim” until I played enough to give the game a fair […]

Arts

Let’s Talk About Movies: The Muppets

It’s the last issue of the semester and, luckily, we have one of the most enjoyable films on which to end the semester. “The Muppets” stumbles a few times but the majority of the film is a lovingly, crafted, touching tribute to the original series. The story opens with brothers […]

Sports

Tech football team caps successful season with multiple honors

Despite a disappointing loss this past weekend, the Golden Eagles 2011 season will go down as the most successful in recent memory. Tech earned several honors and records both as a team and as individuals. The Golden Eagles finished the regular season with an overall record of 7-3, the most […]

Sports

Tech cross country teams win OVC Sportsmanship Award

The Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award was given to the Tech Golden Eagle men’s and women’s cross country teams for the 2011-12 season after a vote by student athletes and coaches from their sport. Presented annually since 2005, the award goes to the team that best exhibits sportsmanship and […]

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Fitness Center hours reduced for TSSAA, remodeling, winter break

As the semester wraps up, the fitness center has many new improvements planned to for the new year. There are changes in the hours the fit is available as the semester ends, along with the appearance, as another year rapidly approaches. Due to the limited amount of parking during the […]

Sports

Flag football team heads to nationals

Tech’s top flag football players will compete for the national title in their sport Dec. 29-31 in Pensacola, Fla. The team earned an invitation to nationals at the Battle of the Bluegrass Flag Football Regional tournament at Western Kentucky University Nov. 18-20. The team, comprised of students from Tech ranging […]