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Henderson is facing challenging times once more, as in this Feb. 3, 1914 photo of the university on fire from the HSU Archives.

The school with a heart attack

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterFebruary 24, 2022

On Feb. 3, amidst the snow and ice, Henderson State University Chancellor Chuck Ambrose announced new measures the school will be taking to combat its overwhelming indebtedness. All faculty now face a...

Aerial view of Arkadelphia after the tornado.

[GALLERY] 25 photos from Arkadelphia’s tornado 25 years ago

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 24, 2022

This gallery of 25 photos was taken in the immediate aftermath of the March, 1 1997 tornado that ravaged Arkadelphia. The original album of 233 photos come from the HSU Archives and were taken by Steve...

Black History Month is a time to celebrate African Americans and their achievements. It is a time to recognize and appreciate their role in shaping the nation.

What Black History Month means to me

Tamia Templeton, Contributing reporterFebruary 22, 2022

As an African American myself I cherish and hold Black History month close to my heart. Not only to celebrate the race that I am filled with, but to say thank you to all the African Americans who paved...

My brother took this photo of me when I missed my High School Graduation Due to Covid. This picture was the only real picture of me in my cap and Gown.

The impact the pandemic has had on my life

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterFebruary 21, 2022

COVID-19 started while I was a senior in high school. Many students in my class were excited that we had almost the whole semester off, but I was not one of those students. I lived a very active academic...

Henderson State offers a wide variety of jobs for students.

Student employment offered at Henderson

Brianna Holmes, Contributing reporterFebruary 21, 2022

Being a college student can get pretty expensive. From tuition to personal necessities, many students may decide it is necessary to get a job to better support themselves. This is not as easy as it sounds,...

An Un-study spot in Huie Library.

Are you Reddie for midterms?

Aiden Fruend, Contributing reporterFebruary 15, 2022

With midterms approaching in the coming weeks, students need to prepare their notes and begin the process of studying for their upcoming examinations. Though this time can be anxiety inducing, there are...

The development of technology has significantly impacted the print industry by converting all work into a digital form.

Is print media a dying art?

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterFebruary 15, 2022

Go ahead and do a Google search for “print media dead.” I’ll wait. From the cursory search result titles alone, it’s pretty clear there is no consensus on the matter, and there probably won’t...

85-year-old John Freeman keeps up with his hometown of Arkadelphia through a Facebook page called Remember in Arkadelphia.

Remember in Arkadelphia?

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 9, 2022

Do you remember Whipple’s Grill? Or the Mint Milkshake on the corner of 8th and Main Street? Or maybe Joe Villa who sold tamales and eskimo pies out of a cart? Well, if you remember those things,...

Video game industry

Video game industry

Richard Shuffield, Contributing ReporterFebruary 8, 2022

Current Events in the Video Game Industry: The video game industry today is a behemoth in the economic world due to its increasing value among the general public. Lately, there are many major events occurring...

Spotify CEO announces he will not be removing Joe Rogan podcast from the streaming service

Spotify CEO announces he will not be removing Joe Rogan podcast from the streaming service

Brianna Holmes, Contributing ReporterFebruary 8, 2022

Spotify is not only a place for users to listen to all of their favorite music, but also home to a variety of podcasts. However, when almost anyone is able to submit their podcasts to the app, it was bound...

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...

Tom Hollands Spider-Man: No Way Home to beat the 2009 film Avatar in the Box Office later this week.

MCU makes history once again with “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Ty Gibbs, Contributing reporterFebruary 7, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home as of now is holding the number six spot in the Top Lifetime Grosses chart on Box Office Mojo. Sitting $300,0000,000 behind Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe...

Vernon Davis, from Arkadelphia, will appear on the hit TV show Family Feud with his wife and family on Feb. 28. They will be competing under the last name Simpson in honor of his wifes late father.

Arkadelphia man’s family on “Family Feud”

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEFebruary 5, 2022

There will be some familiar faces on “Family Feud” in just a few weeks as an Arkadelphia native’s family takes on another family on the popular game show in an upcoming episode. The episode is set...

This depiction of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas was published by Kurz and Allison in the late 1800s.

We need the Arkansas State Guard

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEJanuary 6, 2022

Today marks the year anniversary of the infamous January 6 Capitol Riot, an event that history might come to remember as a leadup to a second American civil war. With this very real threat looming, Arkansas...

With college finals right around the corner, it is important to stay ahead.

How to prepare for finals week

Jose Santana, Contributing reporterNovember 30, 2021

Thanksgiving came just as fast as it went, meaning finals week is just around the corner. That week tends to be the most stressful one for any student in college or high school. But with a little help,...

As the years go on, the price of college education continues to rise.

College students guide to student loans

Phoebe DarleyNovember 30, 2021

Every year 30 percent of college students take out student loans to afford college. In the United States, 70 percent of college students graduate with loan debt. The Federal Student Aid website offers...

Henderson student egging phi sigma kappa member, Will Taylor, in the head.

Egg a Phi Sig

Phoebe DarleyNovember 30, 2021

One of the greatest things about being a part of Greek life is participating and raising money for their philanthropies. The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity brothers at Henderson spent last Thursday’s lunch...

UAMS was ranked 43rd in nation for nursing school.

UAMS seminar at Henderson: Information for future medical careers

William Matthews, Contributing reporterNovember 22, 2021

Last week the Henderson State Pre-Med Club held a meeting about future careers. They invited a recruiter from UAMS, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, to talk specifically about Genetic Counseling....

Men on Boats official flyer uploaded by Henderson Theatre.

Henderson theater presents “Men on Boats”

Jose Santana, Contributing reporterNovember 17, 2021

Men on Boats is an upcoming play by the Henderson Theatre production with five scheduled shows this November. When one thinks of a play about Men on Boats, they would imagine a simple play about heterosexual...

Students of HSU tie-dyeing spirit shirts ahead of the famous Battle of the ravine football game.

The Reddie spirit is in the shirt

Emily Henderson, Contributing reporterNovember 13, 2021

Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A” echoed through the quad as students gathered around four in the afternoon. Once all signed in through the Corq app, the first 100 students that arrived received...

Seasonal depression is beginning to take hold of Henderson students as winter approaches

Coping with the cold: How to manage seasonal depression

Emberlynn Pendergraft, Staff ReporterNovember 13, 2021

As cold weather approaches, many students are starting to experience one of winter’s worst side effects: seasonal depression. With finals right around the corner and the threat of holiday blues emerging,...

SAB teammates Ruth Poplin and Zachary Gwinn paddle their way to the championship.

Cardboard boat regatta floats on

Joe SantanaNovember 1, 2021

This past Wednesday student organizations as well as non-student organizations of Henderson State University went head to head to win a thousand dollars in prizes. The regatta took place at the Duke Wells...

The Student of Activities Board of Henderson crowded around a pirate ship.

Henderson street takes on Halloween

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterOctober 31, 2021

On the chilly afternoon of Friday, October 29, Arkadelphian children and families filed in lines on Henderson Street for the first Henderson Halloween since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Representatives...

Students of Henderson pictured with their pumpkin carving.

Carving through the semester

Kolby Reck, Contributing reporterOctober 31, 2021

Henderson State University had its annual pumpkin carving competition on October 28, 2021. Other events during “spooktober week” included a t-shirt giveaway, trivia, costume contest, paint party, movie...

Two students sitting together readying to paint their pumpkin.

Spooktember kicked off with pumpkin paint party

Emily Henderson, Contributing reporterOctober 28, 2021

Spooktober week kicked off at seven p.m. Monday night. Students gathered in the grand ballroom where they were met with friendly faces of the Student Activity Board (SAB). Cookies and t-shirts were offered...

Phil Grace managing the data center at Henderson.

Henderson dorms receive a new fiber optic internet upgrade

William Matthews, Contributing reporterOctober 28, 2021

Henderson’s Information Technology department has recently surpassed a huge milestone. On October 19, the last fiber optic cable was connected to the dorms. From then on, all dorms on campus have seen...

Three volunteers clean up HSUs greenhouse ahead of the opening of a community garden, which will be housed there. (From left to right) Davy McDonald, Alisa Lollar and Samantha Overcast.

Greenhouse for the Reddies

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEOctober 20, 2021

The greenhouse between McBrien and Reynolds has looked a bit overgrown lately. But better days are right around the corner for the forsaken foliage. A partnership between Sodexo, Henderson's biology...

HSU Spanish Professor Margarita Peraza-Rugeley shows off a painting she just sold at the Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts.

Arts-adelphia: Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts

Kaela McKim, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineOctober 19, 2021

What better way to spend the sunny weekend than with local art, food trucks, live music, and astonishing rope dancing? Previously named the Caddo River Art Guild, 29 artists joined in the downtown area...

HSU freshman Kaitlyn Byrd created a food pantry box in Feaster Park as a part of her Girl Scout Gold Project before graduating out of the program.

A Feast in Feaster Park

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEOctober 11, 2021

A new food pantry box has been built in Feaster Park to help those in need within the community of Arkadelphia. The creator of the pantry is undeclared HSU freshman Kaitlyn Byrd. Byrd, who is from Malvern,...

Kaylie Wheeless, Lauren Camp, Aspen Huseman, Maya Robles, Rocio Alferez and Mitti Fairchild in the Tennessee Cave.

Students receive grants to continue research of caves

Emily Henderson, Contributing reporterOctober 11, 2021

Mike Taylor, chair of Henderson’s department of Communications and Theater Arts, has explored caves in the southern United States for around 35 years. After hearing about an interesting pond in an underground...

Duke Wells natatorium.

Henderson pool temporarily closed

Phoebe DarleyOctober 11, 2021

Recently the Duke Wells Natatorium experienced an expected temporary closure for two days due to mechanical issues with the boiler. A few days before the two-day closure some users informed Head Swimming...

Poster of the Outside Mullingar play.

Outside Mullingar

Brett Thompson, Contributing reporterOctober 11, 2021

The Irish farmlands were brought to life inside of Arkansas Hall during the production of “Outside Mullingar” by John Patrick Shanley put on by the Theatre Arts department at Henderson State University....

The QR Code sends you to a Volunteer Interest Checklist

Be more humane

Emily Henderson, Contributing reporterOctober 11, 2021

Caged dogs and cats do not seem to get enough love and affection, which is why the Humane Society of Clark County is trying to bring in volunteers. The shelter saves approximately 1,000 animals a year...

Flag hanging in the Garrison on September 14th.

Sorority recruitment at Henderson

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterOctober 11, 2021

Sororities are a significant part of the student experience at any college making Henderson no different. The only catch is that recruitment usually only happens in a specific time frame. The specifics...

Salt and Grain Butcher Shop logo.

Salt and Grain

October 5, 2021

After a long year of work and determination, Arkadelphia’s first butcher shop is now complete and open for business. Owner and CEO James Pruitt, who is from Gurdon but now resides in Arkadelphia,...

People of Henderson enjoying a game of corn hole.

Sharing the Reddie Spirit with the whole family

Brett Thompson, Contributing reporterOctober 2, 2021

On Saturday September 25, 2021, Henderson State University celebrated its annual Family Day, which is a great way for parents and siblings to experience what the university has been offering for their...

View of the county fair in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

County fair back in full force

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterSeptember 21, 2021

The previously annual Clark County Fair returned at full force last week on Wednesday, September 15 after events faced an unprecedented total cancellation in 2020 due to, of course, the ongoing SARS-CoV-2...

Billie Eilish at the 2021 Met Gala in a sheer dress, inspired by old Hollywood and Marilyn Monroe.

Annual Met Gala pays tribute to American fashion

Jose Santana, Contributing reporterSeptember 21, 2021

The annual Met Gala was held last Monday to end New York's 2021 Fashion Week and this year was “rather interesting”, said Dr. William Henshaw, a costume designer for the theatre production here at...


Student Activities Board Ty Tolbert Jr.

Blanton Matthews, Comic ReporterSeptember 21, 2021

If you have ever attended a free event on campus here at Henderson State University, chances are good that the Student Activities Board had something to do with planning and arranging it. The board is...

headshot of Keely Wells

Henderson senior takes on the work force

Phoebe DarleySeptember 14, 2021

In four short months, Henderson State University seniors will be receiving their diplomas if they are graduating in December. The final semester of seniors’ college career is an important one. This is...

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