Month: March 2012


‘The Hunger Games’: a brutally delicious, theatrical feast

#8220;The Hunger Games” is the perfect combination of action and emotion, with a tasteful amount of brutality. Panem, the ruins of North America, is divided into 12 districts. A boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18, called tributes, are picked from each of the districts, in a […]

On campus

2012 Tech football schedule released

Still riding the crest of winning the Ohio Valley Conference championship and making its first appearance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs, the Tech football team has turned its attention to the 2012 season. And, what a season it will be. Tech faces three tough, non-conference opponents who combined for a […]


Restaurant review: Grandma’s Pancake House

Grandma’s Pancake House not only has great pancakes, but specializes in many more breakfast delicacies that are sure to satisfy. Located on Willow Avenue, near Jackson Plaza, you’ll find this local eatery open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week. The service is always friendly, and the […]


Album review: Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s ‘Rot Gut, Domestic’

#8220;Rot Gut, Domestic,” released March 20, is the latest and most disappointing effort by indie band Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s. While not completely terrible, the new album pales in comparison to former releases like “Animal!” and “Not Animal” in 2008. With the release of “Buzzard” in 2010, […]

Greek Life

Omega Psi Phi to host annual egg hunt, give back to community

Omega Psi Phi fraternity is hosting its third annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at Sherlock Park. Children between the ages of 3 and 11 can participate and should bring their own baskets to collect part of the 1,000 eggs the fraternity is supplying. […]


Engineers Without Borders to construct a wheelchair ramp for injured Cookeville man

A group of engineers are expanding beyond Tech’s campus to help others. Members of Engineers Without Borders, a student organization that formed last semester, are building a wheelchair ramp tomorrow for someone in need. “It’s for a young man who lives north of Cookeville with his father,” Robert Griffin, Engineers […]

Top Stories

Tech Village renovations enter second phase

The overhaul of Tech Village is about to enter its second phase, which will require residents to be out of their apartments by the end of May. Phase two of the renovations is set to begin June 1. Buildings H, J, K, L and M on the Eastern side of […]



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 […]