Beyond the Delph

Homelessness in Rural Arkansas

Philis Wood, Contributing Reporter

February 10, 2020

Being homeless is like living in a post-apocalyptic world. You're on the outskirts of society. --Frank Dillane What does homelessness in rural America look like? There is a cloud of common myths surrounding homelessness, particularly homelessness in rural Arkansas. Most people choose to turn a blind...

Do You Live Next Door to a Toxic Waste Dump?

Do You Live Next Door to a Toxic Waste Dump?

Philis Wood, Contributing Reporter

February 8, 2020

     In 1978, hundreds of residents of the Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York became seriously ill. Their homes had been built on top of 21,800 tons of hazardous materials dumped there by the Hooker Chemical Company. The neighborhood was eventually demolished, and this disaster helped inaugu...

Stan Lee, Cultural Icon and Comics Creator, Passes Away The creator of characters such as Spider-Man and X-Men was 95 years old

Stan Lee, Cultural Icon and Comics Creator, Passes Away The creator of characters such as Spider-Man and X-Men was 95 years old

By Pete Tubbs, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 26, 2018

Excelsior no more. Stan Lee, the celebrated comics icon has passed away at the age of 95. Born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922 in New York City, Lee began his career in comics as an assisant at the new Timely Comics division of Martin Goodman’s company in 1939. This division, of...

Parties in the U.S.A.

Story By Teuana Smith, Student Reporter

November 12, 2018

Midterm elections can be intimidating. Local people running for office is a scary thought, but it must be done. The Oracle did the dirty work and spoke to candidates for Lieutenant Governor, the position that replaces the state governor if they are absent or tragedy strikes. Tim Griffin, Anthony Bland...

Terror hits spa city as Sixth Annual HSHFF gears up

Terror hits spa city as Sixth Annual HSHFF gears up

Pete Tubbs

September 24, 2018

The Sixth Annual Hot Springs Horror Film Festival is finally rolling into town this month. The acclaimed festival will feature several films, both from local and nationally known filmmakers. The fest will kick off on Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. with a meet and greet at Will’s, which is near the theatre....

Excelsior!

Excelsior!

Story by Randy Perry Johnson, Student Reporter

May 1, 2018

The Museum of Pop Culture Seattle just opened up a show that puts the Marvel Universe on display. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But Randy, what does a Museum in Seattle have to do with Henderson or Arkansas?” And to that I say great question, but if you didn’t interrupt me you would hav...

April showers, May flowers?

Story by Greta Goslee, Student Reporter

April 17, 2018

The spring 2018 semester began with tornado warnings in nearby Pike County. Shortly after this set of storms, campus police began planning a campus-wide tornado drill, but it did not happen this semester. The effects of tornadoes and tornado preparedness are back in the spotlight once again after stor...

A paddle for your crimes

A paddle for your crimes

Story by Easton Cowart, Student Reporter

April 10, 2018

There are many things that we want to forget about high school, like the horrible slop they serve in cafeterias, or your horrible emo phase. However, an unsettling practice still occurs in Arkansas schools that is forgotten to many: corporal punishment. Yes, corporal punishment, the act of a grown ...

Live music near you

Event Summary by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2018

Looking for some awesome live music to experience during the month of April (that’s not on HSU’s campus)? Well, Little Rock has certainly got the tunes. Little Rock: On Wednesday, April 4, you can catch Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, Charles Jenkins, Fred Hammond, and James Fortune at the Robinson P...

Women’s History Social Hour

Women’s History Social Hour

Event Summary by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee hosted a Women’s History Social Hour March 27. The event was held at Slim and Shorty’s, and all students and faculty were encouraged to attend. There was also a competition to win a door prize for the wom...

What do you have in you?

What do you have in you?

Story by Easton Cowart, Student Reporter

March 27, 2018

Historically, people have only been able to receive genetic testing from health care professionals, and at a steep price that’s not usually covered by insurance. Today, however, anyone with an internet connection and 100 dollars can become a recipient to a multitude of genetic testing services in a...