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Is Cam back?

Jaylon McEwen, Sports Reporter September 22, 2020

New England Patriot fans are seeing an entirely different offense this year with new quarterback Cam Newton. Newton spent all last season hurt on the bench of his former team, the North Carolina Panthers....

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Wilson is the ‘Ace in the Hole’

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station Manager September 22, 2020

A’ja Wilson was named the WNBA MVP, and deservingly so. She and LV Aces have been on a hot streak through the bubble this season. Since being drafted first overall by the Aces in 2018, Wilson has built...

COVID put a lid on the rim

COVID put a lid on the rim

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station Manager September 22, 2020

It’s springtime, and sports are at its peak. The NBA is going into its final stretch of the regular season. College football and the NFL season had just come to an end a few weeks back. One of the greatest...

Athletic fee refund petition

Athletic fee refund petition

Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter September 17, 2020

Many fans as well as athletes hoped to have a promising semester of football, basketball, cross-country, and volleyball. However, after an abrupt end in the spring semester due to COVID-19 with the cancellation...

UNO: A stormy COVID-19 evening

UNO: A stormy COVID-19 evening

A true story of a stormy game night affected by COVID-19
Nia Nelson, Contributing Reporter September 14, 2020

The day was boring, and classes had been cancelled Aug. 27 for a storm that did not seem to do much to the town. It was raining, and everyone was stuck inside because nothing was worth going out in the...

Continuing Arkansas COVID-19 case update from Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Department of Health September 11, 2020

According to the Arkansas Department of Health Administration in its COVID-19 update, a total of 894 deaths have occurred in the state as of Aug. 10. In reference to ADH’s graph, there are a total of...

The virus center stage

The virus center stage

COVID-19 affecting live theatre at HSU
Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CE September 11, 2020

Shakespeare probably never envisioned Romeo and Juliet social distancing at least six feet apart or Hamlet wearing a face mask. Plays were never written to meet COVID-19 requirements and that puts the...

Social distancing April 2020

Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor May 12, 2020

A note from Victoria: This is my final project for my photography class to finish up the spring semester here at Henderson State University -- I moved into the dorm to have space to work, wifi, and showers......

Graphic design major Sierra Garcia uses water color and cut-up showcard letters to create a magazine page depicting her time in quarantine.

Not quarantine…QuaranZine

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle May 12, 2020

Circumventing the lack of student access to technology and filling the void from no face-to-face interaction are tasks professors are all too familiar with since COVID-19 made an appearance. Assistant...

A Different Look At COVID-19

Jaylon McEwen, Sports Reporter May 4, 2020

Now looking at the title one may be confused but just let me say now that I by no means believe this virus to be a blessing in disguise. Individuals are losing their lives out here every day and the death...

Walmart makes changes to combat coronavirus

Walmart makes changes to combat coronavirus

Katlin Williams, Contributing Reporter May 1, 2020

Everyone is used to walking into their local Walmart to buy products they need and simply getting out. Well, now that the coronavirus has hit everywhere, Walmart’s a little bit more out of the norm....

The Improv Shop: Having each others’ backs

The Improv Shop: Having each others’ backs

Ethan Schmidt, Radio Station Manager April 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across the United States, many non-essential businesses are having to shut their doors in the interest of public health and safety. While large companies may be able to...

How to make a cloth mask

Kelsie Gansz, Contributing Reporter April 29, 2020

The CDC issued that cloth masks should be worn when out in public. But how many people actually have a mask or know how to make them? Making a mask is simple, and it doesn’t take much skill to craft...

Art students strained under campus lock-out

Art students strained under campus lock-out

Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor April 28, 2020

When all in-person classes ended on March 12, many of us watched a live stream by the Henderson administration and frantically typed questions into the comments. Over the course of several days some of...

Quarantine Sports Update

Johnathan Smith, Sports Reporter April 27, 2020

The recent events with the Coronavirus have affected all sports in different ways. For basketball, they had to put the season on pause, baseball had to delay the start of their season, and football has...

Pandemic positivity

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station Manager April 27, 2020

Athletes Find Ways to Pass the Time During Quarantine   On March 12, the United States government issued rules for all major assemblies to be halted due to the spread of COVID-19, also known...

Big business supporting people

April 26, 2020

Sometimes it feels hopeless, in midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on day-to-day life, but there is still good around. In fact, some big businesses are giving back to their workers and their...

Senior wildlife biology major Chloe McClenehan expresses appreciation for her professors as they work hard to accommodate student needs.

Quarantine grading system: Students respond

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle April 20, 2020

In response to student and faculty concerns about grades during the trials of social distancing, on March 31, president Elaine Kneebone sent an email to all students regarding the implementation of an...

Tips for staying sane while staying at home

Tips for staying sane while staying at home

Katlin Williams, Contributing Reporter April 14, 2020

Staying home is a task that is hard for college students to be able to do. Thankfully,I have found some fun things to keep me occupied while we finish the Spring 2020 semester online. With these tips you...

NCAA DII Extended Recruiting Period And Insight On Senior Football Player Zac Newbell

Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter April 13, 2020

Henderson was making history after the men's basketball team won the GAC tournament to get an automatic bid in the NCAA Division II playoffs. They didn’t get a chance to play in the NCAA Division II...

Spring Student Athletes Get Answers On Eligibility And More

Hannah Hodge, Sports Editor April 13, 2020

After almost a month of no sports globally, every college athlete that participated in a spring sport as a senior has been thinking of one thing, their eligibility. Since the deadly COVID-19 virus took...

Biology professor Dr. James Engman circumvents the distance between his zoology students by sending crayfish to them via mail so they can learn to dissect.

Professors adapting to quarantine

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle April 12, 2020

Change is something that Henderson students and faculty have become quite familiar with during the last few weeks. Along with the rest of the United States, professors have had to quickly adapt their in-person...

Covid Closings

Covid Closings

Today is March 30, 2020. It is now 18 days since Henderson State University closed its doors to all but the dining hall and dorms. In that time what is commonly referred to as social distancing in the...

Henderson State Athletics 2020 Spring Season is cancelled. 

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Henderson State Athletics Spring Season Canceled Due To COVID-19

Hannah Hodge, Sports Editor March 26, 2020

Today marks two weeks since classes were held in the classroom on the Henderson State campus and a lot has changed. The infamous COVID-19 virus has been what everyone is talking about for the past months...

Social Distancing

Social Distancing

Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor March 22, 2020

   Sixty-three countries from Angola to Zimbabwe are reporting zero coronavirus. Many of these countries are third-world countries. Some are island paradise.       More than 5,746 people, mostly...

HSU Dining Hall

HSU Dining Hall

Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor March 22, 2020

The Henderson Dining Hall announced today that beginning with the dinner service tonight all service will be take-out only. Since the changes made to move classes online, the dining hall has been open...

Governor Asa Hutchinson

Governor Asa Hutchinson

Press conference March 14
Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor March 22, 2020

Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed the state at a press conference  today with an update on the COVID-19 situation in Arkansas. Twelve previously presumptive cases of the virus have now been confirmed....

Response to COVID-19 Facebook Live

Response to COVID-19 Facebook Live

HSU hosted a livestream addressing the COVID-19 pandemic before the recent move to remote instruction
Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor March 22, 2020

It’s after 5 p.m. here in the Henderson Oracle office on Thursday, March 12. Most people have left the area, and the quiet promises to continue for the next 30 days, at least. Flags on campus are flying...

E3 2020 canceled

E3 2020 canceled

Matthew Jones, Contributing Reporter March 22, 2020

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA)  has officially canceled Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and is currently making preparations to make an online version of the show in June.     Here...

How Businesses Respond to COVID-19

How Businesses Respond to COVID-19

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle March 22, 2020

Companies and businesses across the world, as well as here in Arkadelphia, are making changes in order to combat the negative detriments of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. These changes are meant...

HSU extends remote instruction for the duration of spring semester

HSU extends remote instruction for the duration of spring semester

March 15, 2020

Updated March 22 Students may call (501) 844-0433 to contact the Health and Counseling Services Department for mental or physical health support Updated March 20 Elaine Kneebone announced...

Preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 11, 2020

“While we currently have no cases of coronavirus in Arkansas, the university is reviewing Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and planning for any needed response to protect the health and...