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Covid Mask Going to Work Vector

COVID-19 endemecy

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterFebruary 7, 2022

“I’m over COVID.” “It’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” “We have to get back to normal.” Except there is no “back to normal,” is there? There is talk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which...

The COVID-19 booster shot is available for those 65 and older or those who are 18 and older with an immunocompromised system.

What to know about the COVID-19 booster shot

Emily Henderson, Contributing reporterNovember 30, 2021

A virus that swept the nation in late December of 2019 changed life for everyone. Coronavirus, COVID-19, is an illness that has taken much more than it has given. Wearing masks, social distancing, and...

Covid-19 vaccine clinic hosted by the Arkansas Department of Health at the Henderson street fair on August 20.

Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic

William Matthews, Contributing ReporterAugust 25, 2021

Students came at a steady pace to get their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Henderson Street Fair vaccination clinic Friday, Aug. 20. The vaccine was not the only thing being given to patients...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Baptist Medical Center.

Where are the local COVID-19 vaccination clinics?

Tierra McCraneyAugust 9, 2021

Arkansas has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the United States, at a staggering 37% of the state being fully vaccinated as of August 2 (according to Becker’s Hospital Review). As of August 1,...

ASU votes unanimously to end mask mandate and social distancing requirement systemwide as the pandemic winds down.

ASU System Votes to Unmask

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterJune 10, 2021

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees met at Henderson’s Garrison Center on the morning of Thursday, June 3. Among the resolutions presented was one to rescind the requirement for face...

Digital news business for newly graduates

Kassidy PorchiaMay 4, 2021

The stress of finding a career and job for college graduates has always been a big deal. College graduates want to utilize their degree but there are a lot of steps that actually come with finding a career....

Is the media scaring people away from the vaccine?

Kassidy PorchiaMay 4, 2021

Since the news began that people could get vaccinations for the Coronavirus many people haven’t been so excited. The media has shed a lot of light on how many people have had side effects which is giving...

The Pros and Cons To Graduating During the Pandemic

Jeremiah ToneyMay 3, 2021

As the first week of May rolls in Cinco De Mayo maybe on your mind, but for college students in general it is the most frustrating week of the school year...finals week. This year however, has been...

Covid Vaccine for Extra Credit?

Kassidy PorchiaApril 8, 2021

As the 2020 year ended, the United States surpassed 20 million infections and more than 346,000 deaths from the Coronavirus disease. Globally, cases increased to 83,832,334 and 1,824,590 deaths. Since...

Mobile COVID vaccination clinic coming to Caddo Valley

Mobile COVID vaccination clinic coming to Caddo Valley

Dr. Brad PattersonApril 2, 2021

The following information was sent to the Henderson State University student body via email by Dr. Brad Patterson, vice chancellor of student affairs and student success.   Henderson State University...

The Return of Spring Break

March 30, 2021

This time last year 2020 Spring Break was forcefully and abruptly cancelled for everyone. With corona causing an uproar and spreading like a wildfire, the United States was on a nationwide lockdown, causing...

COVID-19 drastically impacts the lives of Nia Nelson and her loved ones.

Ignorance is bliss: A COVID tale

Nia Nelson, Contributing ReporterMarch 12, 2021

“Kayden had to get tested for Corona at work today,” Ana told me. “Gross, make sure he stays out of the house,” I said. “Please, at least until we know if he’s positive or not.” “Yeah,...

Former Reddies baseball player Jonathan Smith retells how COVID has affected his future, for better and for worse.

The decision: A baseball player navigates life during COVID

Jonathan Smith, Radio Sports CoordinatorFebruary 15, 2021

I got to the locker room a little before 8:30. It felt as if someone had just died when I walked in. Everybody quiet. Everybody still. Everybody knew what news was about to be broken. Coach Hooten stepped...

Longtime nurse Michelle Zimmerman expresses longing for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change: Being a nurse during a pandemic

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterFebruary 13, 2021

Michelle Zimmerman is a nurse at the St. Vincent Infirmary Coronary Care Unit (CCU) in Hot Springs where she has worked for 32 years.   Zimmerman is an RN working as a staff nurse. Earlier in...

Carrington Furlow works diligently while wearing a COVID-safe mask.

COVID update

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterFebruary 3, 2021

Though we have a vaccine now, COVID has not begun to fade as of yet. There is speculation from members of the community that while we are trying to slow it down, we have no way of knowing how long it will...

The Student Engagement Center uses Zoom and other online platforms to keep students interacting in the midst of a pandemic.

Anti-social engagement

Cullen Smith, Contributing ReporterJanuary 27, 2021

Did I remember to turn my camera off? This question plagues HSU students who are begrudgingly getting ready for their online lectures.   Most students are quite familiar with how online platforms...

President Joe Biden was sworn into office alongside Vice President Kamala Harris as former President Donald Trump was nowhere to be found.

An inauguration like none other

Kaela McKim, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineJanuary 25, 2021

Another Presidential election has officially concluded with Joe Biden taking the position of the 46th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2021. President Biden is now serving as the oldest President...

Playing mobile games such as Tetris can reduce anxiety by providing brain distraction.

Destress during this mess

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterNovember 21, 2020

During these times, the struggle of finding something to relieve stress is real. Due to COVID-19, everything has changed. You cannot go hangout with a group of friends or go to a concert to take things...

Can we stimulate the economy after the virus escalates?

Philis Wood, Contributing ReporterNovember 13, 2020

The job market and the overall economy remain under intense pressure from the rapidly accelerating COVID-19 pandemic. Almost routinely now, daily new cases exceed 100,000, with surging numbers reported...

Celebrate the colorful season of Fall safely and enjoyably.

Awesome Autumn activities

Teuana Smith, Sports ReporterNovember 12, 2020

Play a homemade version of the popular game “Among Us” with Friends or Family 1. Randomly draw who will be the imposter. 2. Add costume pieces to make a fun disguise 3. Create a list of tasks...

With election day come and gone, the nation anxiously waits to learn who the next President is.

Suspense like none other

Teuana Smith, Sports ReporterNovember 5, 2020

I shot to the couch as the time crept up on 7 p.m. to turn on the live presidential updates. Anxiety sat right beside me as we watched the night unfold.   The first few states to share their...

Spring break continues as scheduled for HSU in regard to the mental health of students.

Spring Break continues despite COVID

Kaela McKim, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineNovember 5, 2020

As more days pass into the new world of living with COVID-19, universities are having to make tough decisions of what the coming semesters will look like. For the spring semester, multiple colleges across...

Election day comes to an end at the Clark County Training Center voting site.

Election Day in Clark County

Kelly Stiles, Lance Brownfield, and KaBryn GraysonNovember 4, 2020

“I got in and out in about five minutes,” 33-year-old CRNA at St. Vincent Hospital Kathryn Speights said after voting on election night at the Caddo Valley City Hall voting center. Voting officials...

Life without football

Life without football

Jaylon McEwen, Sports ReporterNovember 3, 2020

With the emergence of COVID-19, this season fans were left devastated when they found out their beloved Reddies were no longer going to have a season. What are the diehard fans doing now you might ask?...

Several Student Engagement Center employees are currently in quarantine.

Several Student Engagement Center employees quarantine after exposure to COVID

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleNovember 2, 2020

Several employees of the Student Engagement Center have been asked to quarantine after recent exposure to COVID-19. It is currently unknown whether the exposure was before or after the Student Engagement...

Adrien Hernandez plays a wind instrument through his mask.

Students “show” sweet-sounding skills

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterOctober 26, 2020

Instruments and singing voices filled the air at the Music Department Showcase on Tues., Oct. 13. Following the faculty Music Department Showcase which took place weeks prior, the performance was much...

Main Street of downtown Arkadelphia will be home to a COVID-safe Halloween event hosted by Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce.

Candy and cars: Arkadelphia hosts Halloween drive thru

October 23, 2020

COVID-19 has taken away many of the activities people often take for granted. The Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce is determined not to let the pandemic steal Halloween. “Everyone is just trying to...

The sorority Zeta Phi Beta displays a rolling board of information to enlighten students and faculty of breast cancer statistics and risk factors.

Zeta Phi Beta combats breast cancer

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleOctober 22, 2020

In a time full of uncertainty, a group of young women remains focused on making a positive impact. HSU sorority Zeta Phi Beta uses the platform of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spread potentially life-saving...

Not so easy to dodge

Not so easy to dodge

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station ManagerOctober 20, 2020

“America’s Favorite Pastime” has continued its traditional “Hunt for October,” as the MLB season concludes and the World Series is on the horizon. The number of teams has dwindled week by week,...

The no bowl pro bowl

The no bowl pro bowl

Jaylon McEwen, Sports ReporterOctober 20, 2020

Now that the sports world is already being turned upside down and flipped inside out, no one knows what to expect from the current season. The NFL has recently announced that there will be no Pro Bowl...

Nick Saban and the unexpected results

Nick Saban and the unexpected results

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station ManagerOctober 20, 2020

The biggest game of the season for the Crimson Tide had an unexpected result last week. The Alabama Crimson Tide were set to face off with the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama head coach Nick Saban delivered...

COVID update: A professors heart

COVID update: A professor’s heart

Haven Hughes, Contributing ReporterOctober 19, 2020

According to the Henderson State University COVID dashboard we have 26 pending tests, and two actively positive cases on campus. Including the two, there has been a total of ninety-seven positive cases...

Social distancing on Halloween can be fun with indoor activities.

Halloween: COVID edition

KaBryn Grayson, Managing EditorOctober 16, 2020

Just because you can't celebrate Halloween the “usual” way doesn't mean it is cancelled. You can still enjoy the fall holiday in the safety and comfort of your own home. Here’s a list of six options...

Mental health affects students, especially with constant changes due to COVID-19.

Mental health concerns in a time of uncertainty

KaBryn Grayson, Managing EditorOctober 15, 2020

You are trapped in a tank of deep water. As you tread water for a long time you start to get tired. It feels like you are wearing full body armor made of lead.   You feel like you left something...

The official logo of the National Football League


Haley Spicer, Sports ReporterOctober 13, 2020

The National Football League has been one of the top professional sports leagues that have battled COVID-19 cases. There have been numerous teams that have had to cancel games or reschedule games due to...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, COVID survivor, now advocating for people to wear masks and stay safe.

COVID cares not of fame

Kaela McKim, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineOctober 13, 2020

As the coronavirus roars on, it has shown that even people at the top of the charts are just as susceptible as everyone else in contracting the virus. The same symptoms, the same fear, the same sickness,...

Artwork colored by Arts Reporter Julian Reaper in celebration of Halloween approaching.

Spooktober: A week of fun

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterOctober 12, 2020

Engaging activities are in store for the Spooktober week of fun. As a freshman, I was unaware of the fact that Spooktober week is a new thing. I am excited for these events and hope it leads to future...

The University of Arkansas is enforcing strict COVID-19 guidelines for their students, on and off campus.

Editorial: Should HSU follow UA?

The Oracle StaffOctober 6, 2020

The University of Arkansas has decided that no gathering of 10 or more people is allowed on or off campus this semester. Should Henderson consider adopting similar restrictions?   All campus...

Freshman nursing student Charlie Handly donates blood for the first time.

Accommodations for blood donations

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleOctober 5, 2020

The sound of whirring machines and the song “Intentions” by Justin Bieber filled the air of the Arkansas Blood Institute blood donation truck as phlebotomists briskly and skillfully maneuvered in the...

Update: COVID on campus

Update: COVID on campus

Haven Hughes, Contributing ReporterSeptember 29, 2020

COVID-19 shut our campus down at the end of spring semester, and is no stranger to affecting life campus. COVID continues to spread, even when students and faculty follow safety precautions recommended...

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