Author: Marissa Vazquez

Football Sports

Eagles quarterback gets award after first game

Golden Eagles look toward a winning season with sophomore quarterback, Bailey Fisher, taking the lead during the Samford win with five touchdowns and 463 yards total. Fisher threw 31 for 44 for 415 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed 13 for 48 yards and three touchdowns. Fisher was awarded Offensive […]


Intramural staff implements new point system

Organizers hope a new intramural point system implemented this semester increases student participation in competition to crown a grand champion. Game officials can award teams points for sportsmanship and participation. At the end of the year, the team earning the most points receives the coveted champion T-shirt. “The main thing […]


Project AWAKEN to produce Peer Empowerment Program

Project AWAKEN’s coordinator Jac Ewasyshyn is bringing both virtual reality and possibly a new student organization to Tech’s campus this semester. Peer Empowerment Program, also known as PEP, focuses on potential sexual violence on campus. Students intend to go before the Student Affairs Committee on Sept. 26 seeking official status. […]


TN drivers lisence still required to access public records

Students requesting access to public records must still provide proof of Tennessee residency, the Board of Trustees decided during a June meeting.   Trustees rejected a request from the Society for Collegiate Journalists who asked the university to accept the use of student ID as proof to access records.   […]


Drinking death ruled accidental

A Sigma Alpha Epsilon alumni died of alcohol poisoning, according to toxicology report results released by the Cookeville Police Department on Friday. The official cause of Paul Hamilton Ten Eyck's death was ruled accidental by “acute ethanol toxicity” and criminal charges will not be pursued, Capt. Bobby Anderson said. The […]


Profile: Heather Call

Heather Call, owner, stands outside Outdoor Experience at 124 E. Broad St. in Cookeville. Photo by Shelby Campbell. Heather Call is the owner of Outdoor Experience, a small business which specializes in high-quality products for backpacking, climbing, hiking and paddlesports. Outdoor Experience also sells clothing and footwear and provides rental […]


Profile: Machelle Staggs and Jillian Grahm of P-Dilly’s Cupcakes

From left, Machelle Staggs, Tierra Downs and Jillian Graham work inside P-Dilly’s Cupcakes at 41 W Broad St. (Photo by Seth Jones)   Meet Machelle Staggs (Owner) and Jillian Graham (Daughter) P-Dilly’s Cupcakes is an establishment created to help and involve the community. Everything made in the shop is from […]


Debate: Should restaurants ban straws?

Photo illustration by Britney Beaty. No plastic straws and utensils Britney Beaty   Plastic straws and utensils create massive amounts of waste faster than we’re capable of managing. They should be banned or limited because it is the first step to cultivating a culture that is actively aware of the […]


Profile: Dr. Colleen Mestayer

Dr. Colleen Mestayer stands outside Henderson Hall. (Photo by Morgan Lee) Editor's Note: This profile is the full version of the story that appeared in the April 23rd edition of The Oracle. Communication professor Dr. Colleen Mestayer has had three careers over her lifetime. She offers advice to college students […]


Profile: Kelsey Rose

Kelsey Rose poses for a photo in her Oakley Hall office at Tennessee Tech University. (Photo by Taylor Curtis)     On any average day at Tennessee Tech, onlookers may spot a few activities occurring: students studying in the library, friends laughing over lunch in the cafeteria, professors furiously grading […]