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Superman’s Pal creates content in “Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?”

Blanton Matthews, Comic Reporter November 18, 2020

In 1971 Jack Kirby began a series of multiple comic titles interwoven into what is still probably the most ambitious undertaking in mainstream comics, the “Fourth World” saga.   Movies and...

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Incoming athlete Eryka Patton

Reddie Basketball Signee: Eryka Patton

Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter November 18, 2020

Eryka is only one of two new signees that the Women’s basketball team added. She lettered in two sports: Track and Basketball at Guyer High School under head coaches, Sally Allsbrook and Amy Kilgore....

Opinion editor Lance Brownfield views the famous Saturday Night Live Jeopardy! skit where Alex Trebek makes a surprise appearance.

And so this was the final Jeopardy!

Lance Brownfield, Opinion Editor November 17, 2020

As we discussed the news of the day, someone brought up that Alex Trebek had died. That’s when my parents and I looked at each other and said simultaneously, “Suck it, Trebek!”   Of course,...

Program manager of HSU's radio station Ethan Schmidt receives two awards for Best DJ Personality in college radio.

Radio DJ “Big Dog Ethan” digs up two awards

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief November 4, 2020

“Big Dog Ethan” is a name that has brought award-winning entertainment to the airwaves of Arkadelphia and surrounding areas. Program manager of Henderson’s own radio station KSWH LP 102.5 FM The...

The recently released comic book issue

Otto Binder deserves better than the craven “Rorschach”

Blanton Matthews, Comic Reporter October 29, 2020

I have read a lot of dumb comics. I’ve read a lot of cheap, gimmicky books with no substance. I have never read anything quite like “Rorschach.” “Rorschach” #1 hit the shelves on Oct. 13,...

Gal Gadot, well-known for her lead performance in

Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra in new movie

Kaela McKim, Features Editor October 27, 2020

Gal Gadot has remained in the spotlight for some time after taking on the role of Wonder Woman in the DC Justice League series as well as the superhero’s own stand alone films. Now headlines of the star...

Not so easy to dodge

Not so easy to dodge

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor October 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,...

Renowned author Cristina Henriquez  answers questions regarding the eye-opening

The “Unknown” becomes known

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief October 13, 2020

A book of cultural enlightenment and gripping characters has dwelled on Henderon campus and in the hearts and minds of faculty and students. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez was chosen...

Music department faculty

Music department faculty “shows off”

Juliann Reaper, Calender Coordinator October 7, 2020

At the Music Department’s Faculty Showcase, I saw a wide variety of instruments. Everything from a simple claranet to an instrument called the alphorn that I had never seen before. There was singing...

Captain Express Hawaiian Barbecue & Japanese opens

Rae-Lynn Dinger, The Pulse Radio Manager September 11, 2020

Near downtown Arkadelphia, the doors to Captain Express have opened. Owned by Rudy Bong, the Hawaiian barbecue and Japanese fusion restaurant is spreading its cultural influence by sharing its cuisine...

DEVOLVE: Amanda Cordell Senior Exhibition

DEVOLVE: Amanda Cordell Senior Exhibition

Henderson State University August 24, 2020

The Henderson State University Fine Arts Department is proud to present DEVOLVE by our BFA digital design graduate, Amanda Cordell.   Amanda Cordell came to Henderson State University in 2016...

“Scoob!” comes up short

Pete Tubbs, Community Edition Editor In Chief July 7, 2020

     The world is changing. For the past couple of months, humankind has been witness to one of the most tumultuous times in recent memory.      Countless businesses have been hurt and even...

“Middleditch and Schwartz

“Middleditch and Schwartz” review

Ethan Schmidt, The Pulse Radio Program Manager May 12, 2020

Improv comedy has a special place in my heart. Ever since taking my first improv class in senior year of high school, I fell in love with its playfulness, spontaneous humor, and its emphasis on cooperation....


Spoon’s “Gimme Fiction” revisited

Ethan Schmidt, The Pulse Radio Program Manager May 12, 2020

On May 10, 2005, indie rock band Spoon released their fifth studio album Gimme Fiction, receiving critical acclaim for sticking to their usual sound, while still managing to refine it. The collection of...

Fuji TV

5 Mystery Anime to watch at home

Cle’Varus Oney, Copy Editor April 17, 2020

With everyone spending a bit more time inside, the boredom alone could dull the mind. You know what could prevent that? A  good mystery! Here is a list of five completed anime, in no particular order,...


The (Tiger) King of Netflix

Erica Amyx, Contributing Reporter April 13, 2020

During this worldwide quarantine, people have been trying to find ways to escape reality. One of the most popular ways people have been doing this is a show about a tiger keeper named Joe Exotic.  The...

Students’ Favorite TV Shows

Ethan Schmidt, The Pulse Radio Program Manager March 15, 2020

Due to the recent premieres of popular new television seasons, such as season 5 of Better Call Saul, season 3 of Ozark, and the conclusion of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, The Oracle felt it significant...

Trap V Soul

Cle’Varus Oney, Copy Editor February 22, 2020

     On Thursday, Feb. 6, many of our Reddies showed off their vocals at the Motown VS Quality Control Karaoke Night hosted in the Reddie Café.      The Black Student Association, the Student...

BHM Celebrated Through Art

Phoebe Darley February 22, 2020

     February is a short month packed with many significant holidays. From  Valentine’s Day to President’s Day there is a lot to celebrate. It is the time to recognize and honor the achievements...

Rex Richardson at The Delph

Erica Amyx, Contributing Reporter February 8, 2020

       This past weekend, the Henderson Trumpet Guild hosted a residency for Rex Richardson, a well-renowned solo trumpeter. Richardson first visited in 2017 as a guest performer for Henderson’s...


Pete Tubbs, Community Edition Editor In Chief February 7, 2019

With every year, there are the movies that everyone sees. There are the action extravaganzas that deal destruction across the earth and to the box office. There are also those that many people see. Those...

It’s Beginning to Look Like Thanksgiving Top five movies to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit

It’s Beginning to Look Like Thanksgiving Top five movies to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit

Story by Pete Tubbs, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2018

When we think of movies based around holidays, we usually gravitate towards Halloween or Christmas movies. One holiday that’s often overlooked in terms of movies is Thanksgiving, and there is...

Competitors at NerdCon went hard

Competitors at NerdCon went hard

Brianna Barkley, Student Reporter October 15, 2018

If you thought NerdCon was uneventful, then you were sadly mistaken. Whether it be tabletop games, LARPing, or competitions with cash prizes, this past weekend was one for the books. The Cosplay...

Many stars are born in “A Star is Born”

Pete Tubbs, Community Edition Editor In Chief October 8, 2018

     Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, the fourth adaptation of the classic film “A Star is Born,” was released nationwide last week, and it pretty much blew everyone’s minds. Well, I know...

25 Years and Still L-I-V-I-N'

25 Years and Still L-I-V-I-N’

September 25, 2018

It’s been 25 years, and it’s safe to say that most of America is still l-i-v-i-n’. Of course, that is to say that Monday was the 25 anniversary of the coming of age classic “Dazed and Confused.” Richard...

The Modern Dance Company got a little bit of education and culture when they performed Black Out last

Dancing kings and queens: Maleek Washington at HSU

Teuana Smith, Sports Reporter September 24, 2018

Renowned Dancer, Maleek Washington created inspirational scenes this week at Henderson State leaving us in awe of his amazing choreography and display of the dancer’s talent. Washington hosted a Modern...

“Avengers: Infinity War” is emotional and action packed.

Infinitely heroic

Opinion by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief May 1, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” is the culmination of 18 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, otherwise known as the MCU. These series of films include the “Iron Man,” “Thor” “Captain America,”...

The members of Amity Road include Luke Melton, Clark Jarrett, Taylor Ochello, Will Tedford, and Forrest Talley.

Band on the run: AMITY ROAD

May 1, 2018

Most groups of friends that get a band together do not make it out of their parent’s basement but a group of Henderson State students have succeeded far past that. Taylor Ochello, lead singer, Will Tedford,...

NuFusion is back in saddle again

NuFusion is back in saddle again

May 1, 2018

NuFusion is a Henderson bred jazz band that is led by their hero Dr. Rick Diamond. The band doesn’t just play jazz, they feature an array of genres from rock, r&b, blues, and country. Last...

Some of the members of the Dance company that performed last week in Arkansas Hall.

Dive deeper into dance

Story by Ayanna Williams, Student Reporter May 1, 2018

On the afternoon of April 29, Henderson’s Dance Company kicked off their spring showcase in Arkansas Hall. Here, Dance Company members showed off their skills, performing different routines. Though their...

“Monster Hunter: World” is one of the most critically acclaimed games in the series.

There’s a monster in all of us

Opinion by Jerry Crowe, Student Reporter April 24, 2018

Pioneer to a new continent with your group of dedicated researchers and monster hunters alike to explore uncharted terrain in “Monster Hunter World,” one of 2018’s most ambitious role-playing video...

Tank pulled his signature shirtless stage move.

SAB spring concert Tanks

Story by Zac Walthall, Student Reporter April 24, 2018

Every year, the Student Activities Board at Henderson State University brings in a musical guest during the spring semester to host the SAB Spring Concert. This year, it was none other than R&B singer...

The cast of Starcatcher included Baleigh Almond of Hot Springs, Anna Brantley of White Hall, Aaron Burnside of Hot Springs, Wyatt Gunter of Sheridan, Adrian
Hinojosa of Hot Springs, LaDarius Jamerson of Ft. Smith, Dakota Mansfield of Benton, Andrew McBride of Benton, Hannah Mims of Fouke, Cecil Nicholson of Clinton,
Colin Perry of Texarkana, Jacey Russell of Morrilton, Nahum Sabay of Santiago, Chili, and Ayanna Williams of Lewisville.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Story by Philis Wood, Student Reporter April 17, 2018

A backstory to Peter Pan had audiences filled with anticipation as Peter and the Starcatcher opened at Henderson State University. High seas adventure and a shipwreck on Mollusk Island set the stage for...

South Park Republicans and Eric Cartman

South Park Republicans and Eric Cartman

Opinion by Bunky Raines, Student Reporter April 10, 2018

In the time of Bill Clinton I called myself a Democrat. Bill is still my favorite president. I saw a guy from Ark that provided my kids with free health insurance (ARKids), smoked weed and harrassed interns...

Fortnite Battle Royale

Opinion byJerry Crowe, Student Reporter April 10, 2018

Get on the bus and join a ginormous community of players in a cartoon and comic styled battle royale video game. Epic Games, the creators of the Gear of War series and Unreal Tournament, created Fortnite...

Dungeons and Dragons, oh my!

Story by Rae Dinger, Student Reporter April 10, 2018

If you are willing, I would like to you imagine something for me: you’re in a cave, sounds echoing off the walls and water dripping from the ceiling. Your sword is heavy on your belt, and as you turn...

Andrew McBride in front of his spectators.

McBride and Adams, junior musicians

April 10, 2018

I experienced wonder the other night. At a student recital of all places, but it still happened. At 7:30 on Tuesday April 3rd in Hardwood Recital Hall in the Russell Fine Arts building, two juniors performed...

HTV is on campus in Arkansas Hall.

HTV, Twitch and the animals

Story by Zac Walthall, Student Reporter April 10, 2018

A relatively new form of media, live streaming is an entertainment method that has recently exploded onto the scene. Because of its mass appeal to the younger generations, many YouTube channels have cropped...

What’s going on this week at HSU?

  Have you run out of homework and alcohol and are looking for some on campus fun you can have or just stuff you can help out with? Thought so. Well, included in this list is some pretty, pretty, pretty...

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