Day: February 14, 2013

Opinion

CORRECTION – FEB. 8

The story “Former presidential candidate to retire” in the Feb. 8 issue of The Oracle was printed with an incorrect byline. The byline credited Kimberly Manning. The story should have credited Allison Mills. The Oracle regrets the error.

Opinion

Government neglects worthy rehab program

“Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them,” Psalm 10:17 (New Living Translation). Feb. 5 was International House of Pancake’s National Pancake Day. The Cookeville IHOP location donated proceeds from the day to Teen Challenge in the Upper Cumberland. “IHOP, […]

Opinion

The fallacy of ‘The government will take care of me’

What if a select group of Americans had the ability to decide whether you lived or were murdered, all unbeknownst to you? Further, there’s no proof of you committing any crime. Would you be OK with that? The reason I ask is, because the idea of a secret court to […]

Sports

Softball splits opening weekend tournament games

The Golden Eagle’s softball team went 2-2 in its opening weekend play at the Georgia Southern Classic. Despite losing their first game of the season 9-2 against Akron on Feb. 9, Tech was able to come back and get a win later in the day over St. John’s. Coach Bonnie […]

Sports

Men back on winning track

The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team got back on track after their 78-64 win over Jacksonville State University Saturday night. The victory improves the Golden Eagles’ OVC record to 3-8 and splits the season matchups with JSU after losing to the Gamecocks Dec. 29. “These are the kind of wins […]

Sports

Womens basketball on three game hot streak headed into end of regular season

The women’s Golden Eagle basketball teams picked up their third straight win Feb. 9 against Jacksonville State; as they head into the home stretch of their season. Tech took control of the game early on and never faltered after. The Golden Eagles were up 13 to 11 with 8:13 remaining […]

Sports

Baseball to open the season with weekend series against Illinois

The Golden Eagle baseball team will open up their s┬Čeason with a home weekend series against Big Ten opponent Illinois starting Feb. 15. “They are talented,” Head Coach Matt Bragga said. “If you’re out of the Big Ten, you’re going to have some good players.” The Fighting Illini come into […]

Local

Legislation could allow guns on campus

On Feb. 13, a Tenn. House  subcomittee passed Bill 141, known as the “guns-in-parking lots” legislation in an attempt to allow gun permit carriers to have their weapons in their vehicles on campus. The legislation would allow permit holders to conceal their firearms in their cars at workplaces or on […]

Local

Student steals, crashes roomate’s car

A Tech student was reported to Ed Boucher, dean of students, for stealing his roommate’s car and crashing it at Eighth Street and Willow Avenue Feb. 2. According to Tony Nelson, Tech police officer, the student drove his roommate’s 2013 Volkswagen to class without permission. The student then drove around […]

Local

Oldham to host open discussion

President Phil Oldham will host an open forum for discussion Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Tech Pride Room of the RUC. The forum is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. There is no agenda set for the meeting. “Something I started this last semester […]