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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 […]

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Technology hates students

Is it just me, or is technology becoming a major problem for college students? We’re surrounded by it all the time. Our phones, our laptops, our tablets and whatever else they have out there have all become essential to everyday life. I spend more time sitting in front of a […]

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Liberal cartoonist offers more of the same

Last Friday, I and several Oracle staff members traveled to Nashville for the annual Tennessee Press Association conference. We attended workshops on libel and privacy laws, social media, event planning, and had an opportunity to learn from other successful campus newspapers across the state. During our lunch, we heard a […]

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That diploma is one expensive piece of paper

Whoever said that money can’t buy you happiness obviously never had to pay for college. If you’re a student, you have a few options of how to deal with money issues. If you’re very lucky, you can find someone to foot the bill. Maybe you had a relative that was […]

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Too much parking?

Here are some comments on last week’s “Letter to the Editor.” Tech does promote “responsible and legal” parking. They’re called parking tickets. Tech Police write a ridiculous amount of them, but people still park where is convenient for them. As a tour guide, I heard many statements on how beautiful […]

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‘Faux pas’ too picky

Now, I don’t have the best fashion sense out of the majority of girls here on campus, but I have a bone to pick with a few of the “faux pas” in the fashion article in last Friday’s edition of The Oracle. While I agree that Uggs and short shorts […]

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Be fair to Ron Paul

Ron Paul is a fascinating figure in American politics. This claim was made in an article by Jonathan Frank in last week’s edition of The Oracle. While the claim itself is true, the article did not quite give Mr. Paul a fair analysis at all. This article was extremely biased; […]

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Madonna half-time show falls flat

Oracle readers, we need to have a family discussion about that halftime show at the Super Bowl this year. Admittedly, I’m not a huge Madonna fan. Cue the letters to the editor. I would have liked to see a performance by someone who’s a little bit more current, say for […]

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Freewheeling freshmen and stressed seniors

It’s amazing how much every college student changes in four short years. If you talk to college seniors and freshmen, it’s easy to see which is which. They’re at two different ends of the college spectrum. We all go through the same basic changes that take us from the freshmen […]

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Ron’s record raises red flags

Ron Paul is a fascinating figure in American politics. At 76 years old, the (supposedly) Republican congressman and Presidential candidate has amassed a large base of support on college campuses across the country and has an intensely loyal group of followers who knock on doors for him, come out en […]