Month: February 2012

Arts

Rolling in the…Grammys

English singer/songwriter Adele maintains her path of musical world-domination after winning six Grammy awards on Sunday, leaving some listeners questioning her worthiness. The 23-year-old added album of the year, best pop vocal album, record of the year, song of the year, best short form music video and best pop solo […]

Arts

“The Vow” promises nothing but boredom

“The Vow” is a forgettable film with a long-winded plot and unimpressive acting that seriously lacks chemistry. Leo and Paige, played by Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, are happily married when a snowy car crash leaves Paige in the hospital under a medically induced coma. Paige wakes up with no […]

On campus

University finalizes deal to outsource custodians

Tech signed a contract with SSC Service Solutions Feb. 10, outsourcing its custodial services in an attempt to cut spending.  “There was an administrative committee that reviewed proposals and evaluated all of the vendors, and the university accepted the contract,” Karen Lykins, Communications and Marketing associate vice president, said. According […]

On campus

Students to pick up tickets for Murray State game

Attendance for the Tech vs. No. 16 Murray State basketball game is expected to be high. The game on Feb.25 is also Senior Night for athletes, starting 10 minutes before the men’s and women’s games. “You can pick up your ticket at the ticket office located at the Eblen Center,” […]

Opinion

That diploma is one expensive piece of paper

Whoever said that money can’t buy you happiness obviously never had to pay for college. If you’re a student, you have a few options of how to deal with money issues. If you’re very lucky, you can find someone to foot the bill. Maybe you had a relative that was […]

Letters to Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support our athletes

I am making an appeal to the Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Next Saturday evening, Feb. 25, our basketball teams face off against the Murray State Racers in what is building up to be one of the most anticipated double headers in the history of the Hooper Eblen Center. […]

Opinion

Liberal cartoonist offers more of the same

Last Friday, I and several Oracle staff members traveled to Nashville for the annual Tennessee Press Association conference. We attended workshops on libel and privacy laws, social media, event planning, and had an opportunity to learn from other successful campus newspapers across the state. During our lunch, we heard a […]

Basketball

BASES LOADED: “Lin-Sanity”

Only those who have been living under a rock for the past two weeks have not heard of the current NBA phenomenon that is Jeremy Lin. The second-year guard out of Harvard has caught fire, leading the New York Knicks to their first seven game win streak of the season […]

Baseball

Tech baseball expects talented pitching staff to be team strength

The Golden Eagle’s baseball team expects a quality year thanks to a strong and experienced pitching staff. Like last year, Tech baseball was selected as third in the Ohio Valley Conference’s pre-season rankings. The two teams ranked above the Golden Eagles are Austin Peay and Jacksonville State University. “We truly […]

Basketball

Weekly Roundup: This week’s stories at a glance

Tech women’s basketball comes home for three after road win streak Tech’s women’s basketball prepares to finish out the last three home games of the season with a three-game win streak on the road. The team moved into third place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings this week, having recently […]