Month: November 2012


Hits and misses of the freshman TV season so far this year

Hits “Nashville” on ABC The drama centered in the home of country music has quickly become the critical darling of the fall, and it has garnered a good audience to date. The ensemble cast, which includes Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, has an awesome chemistry among them all, which makes […]


‘Life of Pi’ a slice of film, theatrical Heaven

#8220;Life of Pi” is as visually appealing as the film’s emotional plot. Based on the book by Yann Martel, “Life of Pi” begins with a man named Pi (Irrfan Khan) in India who has an incredibly far-fetched story to tell. His family makes the decision to sell their zoo and […]


Entertainment gifts galore just in time for the holidays

The wreaths are hung up on the town square, lights and trees are everywhere and the Christmas parade is next week. That only means one thing: Christmas is here! This holiday season, consider some of these hot new releases to either add to your wish list or give you something […]


Sports Editor says goodbye to Tech

As I look back on my 4-and-a-half-year career at Tech, only one thought runs through my mind. I’m extremely blessed. Sure, I’m excited to see where my life will lead after graduation in two weeks. It is a bit bittersweet to leave the place I have called home for the […]


It is time to be honest about religion

With the recent flare up of violence between Israel and Palestine, it is becoming increasingly hard for me to ignore the elephant in the room.   The elephant is the single source of this conflict between these two groups of people that has essentially been raging since the beginning of […]


Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to Michael O’Rourke’s negative anti-Awesome letter published in The Oracle Nov. 1. I would say, Dr. O’Rourke, I truly think you are under-appreciating the meaning of the word “awesome.” As it is my first name, I think it is a fairly important word. Although the […]


Biblical end of times explained

There are several verses in the bible continually misinterpreted and often used by skeptics to try to prove the Bible is wrong. Let me assure you, the Bible is never wrong, and the words in it are true and exact.  The Bible is like a puzzle, and you must connect […]


City of Cookeville, Tech students to participate in annual parade

There is no place like home for the holidays, but while students are still on campus, they can escape the stress of finals and enjoy the Cookeville Christmas parade. Cookeville is hosting its 46th annual Christmas parade Dec. 3 starting at 7 p.m.  The event was originally scheduled for Nov. […]


Men’s basketball grabs two wins over break

The Tech men’s basketball season continued through Thanksgiving break with the team racking up wins over Coastal Carolina University and East Tennessee State University and a loss to the University of Evansville. Coastal Carolina came to the Hoop Nov. 15 to get a taste of the Golden Eagles. Tech trailed […]


Senior Barnes makes big impact on, off the court

Senior basketball player Terrell Barnes graduates from Tech in May after four years of achievements both on and off the court. Terrell Lamar Barnes was born Aug. 14, 1990 in Miami, Fla. He is the son of Ronald and Stephanie Barnes and brother to Chris Barnes, who also played college […]