Day: September 27, 2012


End of Watch’ patrols weekend’s box office

#8220;End of Watch” is a nice change of pace from the cliched “self-shooter” film by using the right amount of intensity and downtime. Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Peña) are cops who work together to clean up the streets of South Central Los Angeles. After being reassigned […]


The real Obama and the republican caricature

There are two different President Barack Obamas.   One is the person who passed health care reform, turned the U.S. auto industry around and made college more affordable by expanding the Federal Pell Grant and keeping interest rates down on loans.  His foreign policy has also led to the death […]


Community members dress in drag for Dismas House

The non-profit organization Dismas House will host a womanless beauty pageant tonight at DelMonaco Winery. Dismas House will be hosting its third annual fundraiser, the “Diva Night” beauty pageant. All ages can enjoy the show as men bring out their inner-beauty. “We are looking for leaders to participate in this […]

On campus

Signs prove effective against trespassers

Break-ins late spring at the Memorial Gym pool have prompted campus officials to put up No Trespassing signs on the doors of the facility. “We have had the [trespassing] problem going back years,” John Steve Smith, interim chair of the department of exercise science, physical education and wellness, said. “Last […]


Bible 102 with Brother John

This commentary is second in a three-part series and is to dispel the false accusations by many at Tech during the three days we were there preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The most common objectors to our preaching are professing “Christians” who know very little of the Bible they […]


Let me be clear

Actions speak louder than words.   That seems like a phrase we have heard more than once and has usually proven to be true.  So what do President Obama’s actions say about his words?  That answer seems not as “clear” as it should be. When the President’s plane touched down […]


Football visits Murray tomorrow after tight SEMO loss

After falling in the conference opener to Southeast Missouri State University, Tech looks to rebound tomorrow against rival Murray State University. Tech lost last week to SEMO in double overtime, despite Tech’s record-breaking performances by wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers (most receptions with 18 and most receiving yards with 303) and […]


Former Tech basketball star Murphy gets NBA nod

Former Tech men’s basketball player Kevin Murphy starts his first professional season in the NBA this fall with the Utah Jazz. Murphy came to Tech as a freshman in 2008 from Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga. He spent all four of his college years at Tech, majoring in general […]


Comeback falls short, Soccer falls 2-1 at home

The Golden Eagle soccer team opened up conference play with a loss last Sunday at home in the “Think Pink” game against Jacksonville State University. “We led that game in every category,” head coach Daniel Brizard said. “Unfortunately we were unable to finish our opportunities, and they did.” JSU’s Jackie […]



The story “New Cookeville business gives back to the community” in the Sept. 21 issue of The Oracle incorrectly stated that Philanthropy in Franklin, Tenn., donates 5 percent of its sales to charitable organizations. That amount should have been reported as 10 percent. The Oracle regrets the error.