Author: Oracle Staff

Features

Ramadan, Goats and French Are Just a Part of Dr. Barnard

A bright, curious young woman sits on a toilet in Tunisia, nervously tossing popcorn in the corner of the hay-covered bathroom in hopes of keeping the ram occupied while it awaits its Ramadan sacrifice. Through the power of French, Dr. Debbie Barnard was the fortunate soul to experience the true […]

Editorial

Freshmen Shouldn’t Be Forced to Live On Campus

Living in a dorm tends to be a rite of passage for college students everywhere. Unfortunately for many freshmen at Tech, they aren’t given a choice in the matter. Tech’s housing policy states all freshmen are required to live on campus their first year. However, students may be granted a […]

Softball Sports

Tech Softball Sweeps SIUE Edwardsville

Tech softball played a three-game series against SIUE and won all three games. They won Saturday, April 9, 4-0. On Sunday, April 10, they played a doubleheader and won their first game 12-0, and won their last game of this series 7-6. Tech took the three-game sweep against SIUE Edwardsville. […]

Sports

Tech eSports Compete in Volan 22 Tournament

Tech’s esports team placed third in Valorant and second in Overwatch in the Volan 22 tournament on March 25-27.  The tournament, hosted by the University of Tennessee (UTK), had a prize pool of $700. Volan is a tournament held in person at UTK. They invite all collegiate level competitors to […]

News On campus

Counseling Center Hosts Support Groups

Tech’s Counseling Center is holding a support group for coping with current events every Friday from 10-11 a.m. in RUC Room 387. “There is a lot going on in the lives of our students personally, but there is a lot going on in the world that could really impact their […]

Editorial

“Divisive Concepts” Bill is a Disservice to Students

With its newly passed legislation, Tennessee is sure to become the next state to enact a law controlling how “divisive concepts” are addressed on college campuses. Over the last year, lawmakers across the country have largely focused on the K-12 level when introducing such laws — but, as the Tennessee […]

Baseball Sports

Soaring From a Golden Eagle to the Cubs

On April 4, former Tech relief pitcher Ethan Roberts made the Opening Day roster for the Chicago Cubs, completing his journey to the major leagues. As a junior at Tech in 2018, Roberts went 6-1 with a 2.41 ERA and had 14 saves over the span of 71 innings pitched. […]

News Off campus

State Senate Passes Bill Against ‘Divisive Concepts’

A bill targeting what legislators are calling “divisive concepts” passed in the Tennessee Senate Monday, March 24. The bill, critics say, is yet another attack on what Tennessee legislators consider to be critical race theory and targets “divisive concepts” at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities. While critical race theory was […]