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    College students guide to student loans

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    What to know about the COVID-19 booster shot

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    Local food pantry readying for Thanksgiving

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At a recent meeting with students, HSU Chancellor Dr. Chuck Ambrose fielded questions, cleared up rumors and got some feedback.

“A college that works for all students”

Lance Brownfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CEMarch 3, 2022

A college that works for all students Dr. Chuck Ambrose held a student forum Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the ballroom in Henderson’s Garrison Center. Over 80 people attended the meeting in person and via...

Henderson’s Resources: HSU’s HR dept. moving to ASU

Henderson’s Resources: HSU’s HR dept. moving to ASU

Blanton Matthews, Opinion ReporterOctober 28, 2021

Henderson’s Resources: HSU’s HR dept. moving to ASU Henderson State employees were notified on Monday, Oct. 18 that Human Resources operations would be handled by the Arkansas State University System...

Maryjane Dunn-Whitener, associate professor of foreign languages, appreciates that she and her colleagues can discuss disagreements in a civil and respectful manner.

General Education Committee votes to no longer require core liberal arts electives

Juliann Reaper, Contributing ReporterApril 26, 2021

In January, there was a proposal to remove the Core Elective from the Liberal Arts Core requirements. Since then, there have been forum meetings and surveys sent out to the professors regarding this proposal.   The...

Three new members have been appointed to the Arkansas State University School System Board of Trustees.

Former Reddies join ASU School System Board of Trustees

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleFebruary 20, 2021

On Feb. 4, Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed three members to the recently expanded Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. These new members include Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr. of Bryant, Steve...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch

Henderson officially joins ASU system

Henderson State UniversityFebruary 1, 2021

The following press release was published by Henderson State University on Feb. 1, 2021. In addition to the release, watch this message from Dr. Chuck Welch.   LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson...

The Higher Learning Commission approves the affiliation of Henderson with Arkansas State University, which is another big step towards their official merger.

Higher Learning Commission approves affiliation with ASU

Henderson State UniversityNovember 11, 2020

Press Release: Higher Learning Commission approval moves Henderson State University closer to affiliation with Arkansas State University System   ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Henderson State University...

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...

Cathy Lett served nearly eight years at Henderson and her kind presence will be greatly missed by faculty and students alike.

Hard to “Lett” go

Kaela McKim, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineOctober 11, 2020

Catherine Lett, an administrative specialist with the communication and theater arts department, is resigning after almost eight years at Henderson State. Once she saw that life and other circumstances...

New interim chancellor Dr. Jim Borsig discusses Hendersons current financial situation.

New chancellor sheds light on financial situation

September 25, 2020

Interim chancellor Dr. Jim Borsig sent the following email on Sept. 24 to all Henderson staff in light of recent developments regarding HSU's financial situation. Dear Colleagues, Today...

Refund Check Disbursement Date Change

Refund Check Disbursement Date Change

Ethan Schmidt, Radio Program ManagerMarch 22, 2020

The Student Affairs and Financial Aid departments at Henderson State University announced that, beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, refund checks will be given to students on a much later date. Brad...

Former HSU president Dr. Glen Jones, secretary board member Eddie Arnold, former vice president of finance and administration Dr. Brett Powell, and chairman board member Johnny Hudson sit before lawmakers as they are questioned regarding Henderson’s financial situation.

Arkansas Legislature Grills Jones, Powell

Victoria Stewart-Meyers and Kelly StilesMarch 4, 2020

State lawmakers of the Ark. State Legislative Joint Auditing Committee heard four hours of testimony from former HSU president Dr. Glen Jones Jr., former vice president of finance and administration Dr....

Presidents Update: Audits and the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee Meeting

President’s Update: Audits and the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee Meeting

January 25, 2020

Editor's note: The following message was shared on the evening of Friday, Jan. 24 by Acting President Elaine Kneebone following the audits and legislative joint auditing committee meeting. At...

Provost Steve Adkinson was one of the speakers at the meeting that informed campus of the $3.2 million dollar loss in budget for next year.

Henderson’s in the red (pun intended)

Story by Walker Walthall, Student ReporterApril 3, 2018

It is no secret that the university isn’t in the best spot when it comes to money right now. Just because the university is having problems with money doesn’t mean that the students should be. Here...

ooh baby baby it’s been a wild semester

Summary by Ashley Smith, News EditorDecember 5, 2017

2017 has no doubt been a wild year. And because it’s been a wild year, there has been lots of stuff to cover news-wise, so here are the best things we’ve covered this semester.August “No Trump,...

Goodbye doesn’t always mean forever

Goodbye doesn’t always mean forever

Story by Emily Bell, Copy Editor and PhotographerDecember 5, 2017

Six years, two degrees, over 60 Oracle issues, 20 HTV shows, and 25 radio broadcasts: these are the sums of my college media life. This is my last semester, nearly lived in full, and this is the last...

Study abroad…and rock out

Story by Chase Lodree, Student ReporterDecember 5, 2017

Steve Listopad is an assistant professor of media and is the program director of the study-abroad program, the Oslo Project. He has worked for ieiMedia, through which the Oslo Project has run for the past...

Pave Paradise and put up a parking lot

Pave Paradise and put up a parking lot

Story by Zac Walthall, Staff ReporterNovember 21, 2017

According to a survey conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, and the American Community Survey, approximately ninety percent of American households own one or more car. In...

A.O.K Registered

Story by Rylee Maxwell, Student ReporterNovember 21, 2017

Registration for classes comes around every semester for students at every campus. Henderson is no different and has its own way of doing things. Every classification of students gets a separate day to...

Henderson Halloween

Henderson Halloween

Campus and community came together last week to celebrate the spookiest day of the year. Story by Rylee Maxwell, Student Reporter Photos and Additional Reporting by Emily Bell, Copy Editor and PhotographerNovember 7, 2017

Neighborhoods and decorated streets were not the only places to be swarmed by hoards of costumed children last Halloween evening. The campus was also flooded with tons of children and parents Trick or...

Battle of the Ravine 2017

Story by Easton Cowart, Student ReporterNovember 7, 2017

As the winter months approach, the cold air brings along with it a nostalgic array of bonfires, basketball, and of course Battle of the Ravine. Whether you let your colors show in fierce opposition with...

Doug Kramer: video didn’t kill the radio star

Story by Meredith Adcock, Student ReporterOctober 24, 2017

Doug Kramer, Henderson alumnus, came back to campus to speak to broadcast students about his 25 years experience in radio, and how he became successful in the field. When he came to Henderson, Kramer...

Innovative media meets in their new hub, the Ramsauer House

Story by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief Photos by Emily Bell, Staff PhotographerOctober 24, 2017

Innovative Media students joined together for a meeting in their new Ramsauer House last week to discuss the future of the organization. The relatively newly formed major/minor allows students to take...

Homecoming took over campus last week

Homecoming took over campus last week

Summary by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief Photos by Emily Bell, Staff PhotographerOctober 24, 2017

It’s hard to believe that homecoming week has already come and gone, but here we are. The court consisted of 23 women, but as we all know, there can only be one queen in the end. The full court consisted...

RA’s: the heroes we deserve and the ones we need right now

Story by Kara Amato, Student ReporterOctober 24, 2017

When it comes to college housing, and all the joys and concerns that go with it, the resident assistant is someone you want to get to know. Whether you need help with dorm issues, maybe you’re not getting...

Financial raid: students face epic problems with finances

Story by Zac Walthall, Contributing ReporterOctober 10, 2017

The beginning of a new semester of school always brings forth a swarm of social media posts: We see sweaty, smiling faces, as students move from Newberry or Smith into upper-level dormitories, like East...

Students were Reddie to Serve last Saturday

Story and Photos by Parker Hutson, Staff ReporterOctober 10, 2017

On the quad, dozens of groups gathered to await their fellow members and prepare to go out and help the community. Looking over the crowd, it wasn’t hard to tell who the morning people were, and who...

This week’s events schedule

Story by Pete Tubbs, Editor in ChiefOctober 2, 2017

Unbeknownst to a surprising amount of people, our campus has an incredible array of events every week. They range from fun to informative, and they number in the dozens. For instance, Oct. 3 at 6:15 a.m....

The night, taken back: organizations raise awareness

Story by Meredith Adcock, Student Reporter Photos by Markayla Wyatt, Star Editor in ChiefOctober 2, 2017

On Sept. 26, the Student Government Association (SGA) held the first annual Take Back the Night, an event to raise awareness of sexual assault on campus, and to stand with the victims whether they came...


Story by Easton Cowart, Student ReporterSeptember 26, 2017

Newberry Hall is a nine-story residence hall available for all male residents. At the beginning of every semester, this building is teeming with freshmen ready to start their college careers. Along with...

Sodexo Controversy

Story by Ashley Smith, News EditorSeptember 26, 2017

When you walk around on campus, almost every day there is some sort of food-related event going on. Sometimes the music department is doing a bake sale or a sorority is recruiting members and ordered pizza....

Hear me so I can hear you

Story by Parker Hutson, Staff ReporterSeptember 18, 2017

Footsteps on a sidewalk, birds chirping, and hearing someone yell from afar to get your attention: these are all things that people with hearing take for granted. What would school and life be like without...

A school with a heart and some talent

Story by Kara Amato, Student ReporterSeptember 18, 2017

A small slice of Hollywood came to campus this week. The Student Activities Board (SAB) dcdorigomeealthympeitinheform of “Henderson’s Got Talent.” This spin off of Hollywood’s “America’s Got...

Pep Rally raises Reddie Spirits

Story by Joseph Gately, Staff ReporterSeptember 12, 2017

From the corner of Garrison you can hear the deep thump of hip-hop Bass. When you reach the edge of McBrien, you begin to hear the jumbled chattering of a large, and growing, group of students. If you...

Swiped: how to stay safe with tech

Story by Ashley Smith, News EditorSeptember 12, 2017

Nobody is safe and it’s only a matter of time before it happens to you. Are we talking about murder or disease? Neither. Cyber security. Your identity being stolen or even your computer being hacked...

Suicide awareness month

Story by Rylee Maxwell, Student ReporterSeptember 12, 2017

Sept. 10 is the day that nationally recognizes more than 800,000 suicidal deaths. World Suicide Prevention Day informs many individuals about horrible tragedy that happens within our society. More than...

A New Reign

Story By Mykayla ArnoldFebruary 28, 2016

On Thursday, February 25, the legacy of Miss HSU began a new reign. Vying for the honorable title and over $10,000 of scholarships, seven contestants anxiously rose to the occasion. The former Miss HSU,...

Hendersons Gay Straight Alliance held their 5th Annual Drag Ball this weekend. 

Big Pumps Bigger Lumps

Story By Dylan McNielFebruary 28, 2016

Big hair, big lashes, and glitter, Henderson’s Gay Straight Alliance hosted its fifth annual Winter Drag Ball in Arkansas Hall Saturday evening and it was sickening. The reigning Miss Gay Arkansas, Eden...

Victoria Ellison (front) and Bianca Porter are anxious to help students. 

Speak Up And Be Heard

Story By Serene GarciaFebruary 22, 2016

You hear the end of the current speaker’s presentation drawing to a close.  Your name is called, blood rushing to your head, nervous twitching, heart racing, eyes watering. You walk to the front of...

Garrison Signs Cause Student Concern

Garrison Signs Cause Student Concern

By Dylan McNielAugust 25, 2015

Signs hung on the walls of the Garrison Center on Tuesday, August 11 led to serious concerns among students and faculty. The signs read, “The following will not be tolerated: Profanity, Excessive Loudness,...

Students Growing Tired of Malfunctioning Vending Machines

By Carmin WillsApril 23, 2015

Whether students are working late on campus, running behind to get to class, or just need a boost of caffeine, nobody wants to be a sucker for the Pepsi machines at Henderson. Students don’t know if...

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