Month: November 2013


Oracle Alumnus Cites 50th Assassination Anniversary

Nov. 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a story only The Oracle reported in Putnam County on the day of his death. Tech alumnus Harold Freeman was serving as the copy editor for The Oracle when the assassination occurred. He visited the […]


Golden Eagles Remain Undefeated in Hoop

The Golden Eagles’ men’s basketball team (3-3) looks to put together its first streak of the 2013-2014 season on Nov. 23 with a win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee (4-2). After defeating Indiana-Kokomo on Nov. 21 in the Hooper-Eblen Center, Tech will take on the Panthers who are also looking to bounce back […]


Tech Returns Home After Miss State Loss

After traveling to Starkville, Miss. to play the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs, the Golden Eagles women’s basketball team will return home on Nov. 24 to play Valparaiso.  The Crusaders, members of the Horizon League, are currently winless after three games. They were preseason picked to finish last in their conference, […]


Public Service Announcement: Regional Phone Scam

The Oracle Staff received an email this weekend from the Director of Public Relations at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Melahn Finley.  It contained a press release warning about a phone scam being perpetrated in the Upper Cumberland Area.  The full text of this press release is reproduced below. — Cookeville, […]


Raking in the Green: Legalize Hemp in Tennessee

Believe it or not, I am not inherently anti-Republican. I’m anti-Tea Party and firmly against neo-liberal economics, two imports that have taken the Republican Party hostage (Eisenhower would be aghast). So, far be it from me to suggest that Republican ideals do not equal progress. Color me pleasantly surprised when […]


A Salute to Our Veterans

This week is very special to me. This week we celebrate our veterans. It is an honor to be able to celebrate the freedoms for which they fight and it is, especially, an honor to salute them. My family is filled with veterans, beginning with my grandfathers and my great […]


‘Thor: The Dark World’ Hammers into Theaters

In the aftermath of the wildly successful “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3”, “Thor: The Dark World” holds up to the rest of the Marvel universe and gives audiences exactly what they pay for. Following the incidents of New York in “The Avengers”, “The Dark World” picks up with Thor […]


Miley Cyrus Continues her Fall from Grace

Excuse me while you’re still washing your eyes clean of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, but I think you may want some extra soap. Cyrus is continuing to release her teen angst as she revolts all social norms.  Last Sunday night, Miley publically smoked what appeared to be a joint […]


‘The Neighbors’ is a Hidden Hit

I love an underrated television show. I love it maybe more than anything else on TV. Currently airing on Friday nights on ABC, ‘The Neighbors’, is the most underrated show on television. It’s a show that many aren’t watching, though they should be, and that’s not their fault but I […]