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An utter lack of science in the Republican Party

Back in August, the Senate heard from the IPCC, the United Nations climate body.  After facing a summer filled with draughts and wildfires, the IPCC warned that there is a direct link between disasters such as those previously mentioned and climate change. “It is critical to understand that the link […]

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State Senate wages war on teenage hand-holding

  Holding hands is a gateway to sexual intercourse, at least according to the Tennessee Senate’s newly passed bill. The bill itself almost reads like a class syllabus, laying out rules for sex education in Tennessee by way of a strict abstinence-only curriculum.   I could take this opportunity to […]

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State Senate wages war on teenage hand holding

Holding hands is a gateway to sexual intercourse, at least according to the Tennessee Senate’s newly passed bill. The bill itself almost reads like a class syllabus, laying out rules for sex education in Tennessee by way of a strict abstinence-only curriculum. I could take this opportunity to cite one […]

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Assistant Editorial Editor’s final words

For the past two semesters, I’ve had the opportunity to share with you each week about issues that I believe deserve a discussion within the Tennessee Tech community. Next month, I, along with several other members of our staff, will graduate, thus ending our time here at “The Oracle.” I […]

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Offending college students is unavoidable

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time at Tech, it’s that everything you do or say is going to offend someone. It doesn’t matter if you help a blind man cross the road, kick someone’s pet dog or simply wear high-waisted jeans. You’re going to make someone furious. […]

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Another day, another Farmville request to deny

Like most of you, I spend an unhealthy amount of time on Facebook. It’s the king of social media. Facebook has helped me to stay in touch with old friends, keep track of birthdays and has even helped me track down family members that I had never met. But I […]

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Bless Your Heart, GCB Critics

Never mind that silly presidential campaign, the unrest in Syria, or the controversial health care law being taken up before the Supreme Court next week. We have bigger issues facing our world today, namely the new ABC show “GCB.”  Short for “Good Christian Belles,” the new comedy starring Kristin Chenoweth […]

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Correction

The article “Tech, Chamber of Commerce work to bring business, jobs to Cookeville region” in the March 16 edition, states that Putnam County’s unemployment rate was down 7.5 percent. The story should have stated that the Putnam County unemployment rate is down to 7.5 percent. The Oracle regrets the error.

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Senioritis strikes again

It’s that time of year again. Tornados and storms are giving way to warm, sunny weather. On Tech’s campus, spring weather always brings the same two changes to the student population. First, everyone suddenly has the urge to wear track shorts everywhere they go. Second, everyone begins to show the […]

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Custodians deserve our gratitude

Just recently, my parents received a save-the-date for a banquet in honor of Dr. Bell. Yay. I believe instead of doing something for Dr. Bell it is time to do something for the people who clean up after us, set things up for us and generally make sure we all […]