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“Where are the topics that actually matter to us as future leaders?”

Each week, I wait with baited breath for the next Oracle to be printed and rush to feel the antiquated pulp between my hands, the smell that only independent print can offer, but most importantly the Opinion page. I love seeing how these authors, presumably the most articulate and distinguished […]

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U.S. Army announces plan to close TTU ROTC

  Tech’s Army ROTC program is one of 13 across the nation and three in Tennessee identified by the U.S. Department of Defense for closure. Tech received notification this week of the Army’s intentions. The move to close programs appears to be linked to budget decisions and the Army’s desire […]

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WEB EXCLUSIVE-Facebook post leads to protest at library

“There’s no parking around Tech anymore” says Nathan Gregory as he stood observing his truck parked on the front sidewalk of the Volpe Library.     Gregory, a sophomore business major from Gallatin, TN, was the leader of a small scale parking protest held on Friday, Aug. 30 on Tech’s […]

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College of Education

Student teachers are going to be a thing of the past in the College of Education this fall semester as the Ready2Teach program undergoes a huge makeover.                   “This fall, right now, is our first year of full implementation with ‘residents,’” said Julie Baker, assistant dean of the College of […]

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Natnl College News

College ROTC Cadets could move from books to battlefields as the Obama administration draws its final decision on possible U.S. involvement in Syria.          Disapproval of Obama’s handling of Syria has increased to 60 percent this month, up 20 percent from last month, according to a Fox News Poll released […]

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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 […]

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Former Tech cheerleaders return as alumni for Homecoming

Tennessee Tech cheerleaders will host alumni from as far back as the 50’s for Homecoming weekend. Robin Burroughs, cheerleading coach, said the alumni cheerleaders will attend a social from 7- 8 p.m. Friday where they will stunt and learn cheers. On Saturday they can participate with the cheerleaders on the […]

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Baja team brings home 12th win

The Society of Automotive Engineers’ Baja team won its 12th championship over the summer. With this win, the team boasts a new record because it holds twice the number of championships compared to any other Baja team in the world. Faculty Adviser Dale Wilson said that the team’s disadvantage when […]

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Tech Village unveils multi-million dollar makeover

Tech Village prepares to open the doors of its newly renovated apartments to students this week as the first phase of the residential construction project nears completion. The long-term plan, however, includes building more than student housing. “Community is the most important thing to me,” Richard Barns, TTU associate director […]

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The Oracle returns Sept. 16

The Oracle, Tech’s student-run newspaper, returns in print and online Friday, Sept. 16.An all new Oracle website deploys this summer! Be sure to check in periodically to view our new website with all new features, new design and more! Have a wonderful, safe summer!