Day: March 22, 2012



The article “Tech, Chamber of Commerce work to bring business, jobs to Cookeville region” in the March 16 edition, states that Putnam County’s unemployment rate was down 7.5 percent. The story should have stated that the Putnam County unemployment rate is down to 7.5 percent. The Oracle regrets the error.


Bless Your Heart, GCB Critics

Never mind that silly presidential campaign, the unrest in Syria, or the controversial health care law being taken up before the Supreme Court next week. We have bigger issues facing our world today, namely the new ABC show “GCB.”  Short for “Good Christian Belles,” the new comedy starring Kristin Chenoweth […]


Another day, another Farmville request to deny

Like most of you, I spend an unhealthy amount of time on Facebook. It’s the king of social media. Facebook has helped me to stay in touch with old friends, keep track of birthdays and has even helped me track down family members that I had never met. But I […]


Movie Review: ’21 Jump Street’

#8220;21 Jump Street” is a poor attempt at remaking the popular ’80s TV series into a humorous, modern action comedy. Former high school loner Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and once popular athlete Jenko (Channing Tatum) decide to leave their high school lives behind and join the police force. After helping one […]

On campus

Artist interview: Seven questions with artist Wax Fang

Louisville’s experimental-rock band Wax Fang is scheduled to perform March 29 at the Backdoor Playhouse. The event, organized by student group Underrepresented, New, Creative, Live Experiences, is free to all and will begin at 8 p.m. with a performance by local band The Soviet Space Program. Wax Fang’s bassist, Jake […]


Led by Stephens, Tech hitters getting hot

Tech’s baseball team won its three-game series against Central Michigan 2-1 last weekend. The first game of the series was high-scoring: Tech tied the game up at 10-10 in the bottom of the ninth inning when senior shortstop Chad Hayes got a hit and brought the tying run in. However, […]


Weekly Roundup: This week’s sports stories at a glance

Tennis team hosts two home matches this weekend to begin OVC play Tech welcomes Eastern Kentucky on Saturday and Morehead State on Sunday, with both matches scheduled to begin at noon on the campus tennis courts. Eastern Kentucky was the overwhelming favorite to repeat as OVC champion in 2012 in […]

Top Stories

Award-winning journalist, author Moore-Emmett to address polygamy

Author and award-winning journalist Andrea Moore-Emmett presents at 7 p.m., March 27 in Derryberry Auditorium. Moore-Emmett is the author of “God’s Brothel: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation in Contemporary Mormon and Christian Fundamentalist Polygamy and the Stories of 18 Women Who Escaped,” as well as several articles on polygamy, […]

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3.0 GPA, 21 ACT score may both be required for future HOPE scholars

A bill that restricts eligibility for the HOPE scholarship is working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly. Currently, incoming students need to maintain a 3.0 high school grade point average or have a minimum ACT score of 21 to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship. If the bill passes, students […]

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Crawford residents, Marc Burnett to Paint the Night Away Thursday

Crawford residents and Marc Burnett will paint the night away at 7 p.m. March 29 on the bottom floor of Crawford Hall. Paint the Night Away is a new art program for Crawford residents. The program is similar to places like Cookeville’s Art Mill. Burnett, Student Affairs vice president, will […]