Opinion

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Anti-Muslim fear-mongering ends here

Last weekend, Republican state representative Rick Womick, of Murfreesboro, sparked controversy when he called for Muslims to be removed from the United States military. “Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military,” Womick stated in an interview with Thinkprogress.org. Murfreesboro’s Daily News Journal followed up with Womick after the […]

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Make Kim Kardashian go away

I, Jonathan Frank, by the power vested in me by our editor, Will, and Professor Cowart, do hereby call for a moratorium on all news coverage of Kim Kardashian. This order is effective immediately. I haven’t really cleared this with any of the other Oracle staff but I’m sure they’ll […]

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Beware of sick days in college

The idea that sick students can miss class without repercussions is a myth. The first day of class, known by students as read the syllabus out loud day, always includes some policy perpetuating the sick day myth. Every instructor I’ve ever had at Tech has had a policy for sick […]

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The benefits of procrastination

If procrastination is so heinous, why do so many of us still do it? The honest answer is that in spite of the rushing and the stress, procrastination is awesome. I would guess that more procrastination happens in November than in any other month of the academic year. For the […]

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A letter to the Homecoming donut crew

This is a shoutout to the group of people on Dixie Avenue who toss donuts to students in the Homecoming parade every year. I have no idea what your names are why you all do it. All I know is that you are wonderful. You make all of the parade […]

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Occupy wall street’s downward spiral

When I first heard of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in mid-September, I was intrigued. It’s always encouraging to see people becoming engaged in the political process and challenging the apathy that typifies younger American voters. The movement raises issues that we can all likely agree upon. Wall Street has […]

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Pro-life cause still matters

Regardless of our political climate at the time, or what else may take place on the world stage, there are some issues that will invariably thrust themselves back into our country’s political dialogue every election season. Abortion is one such issue. Somehow, as exhausted as the subject is, with nobody […]

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Halloween costumes causing controversy

Halloween fever has officially hit Tech. I’m loving every minute of it, but there’s one thing that keeps bothering me. Why are we so judgmental about people’s costumes? We’re too old to walk around and fill an old pillowcase with free candy. All we have left is the right to […]

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Media misunderstands evangelicals

Recently, political pundits and news anchors have spent a lot of time discussing, and in many cases, making light of, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s claims that she “talks to God.” While Bachmann may bring much of the criticism on herself in the sometimes puzzling way that she articulates her […]

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That’s what she said

DEAR SHE SAID:  Is there anything outdoors to do in this town? And do any restaurants give discounts? -Broke freshman DEAR BROKE: Most restaurants in town actually offer 10 percent discount to Tech students. There are some places that have Tech nights. If you like to do things outdoors then […]