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NOT CYMK - Meal plans are a constant source of contention for Henderson students.

Are new pricy meal plans worth it?

KaBryn Grayson, Managing Editor April 15, 2021

Imagine, it’s lunchtime and you're surveying your options. You don't have time or maybe even the space to cook. Your only option is grabbing something on campus. You could go to the cafeteria--but you’d...

Student fees can seem outrageously high--but are they really?

Please, no more fees

Juliann Reaper, Calender Coordinator April 14, 2021

As a college student, I expect to be charged fees--but I do not expect to pay for nonsense. A student’s bill can be viewed on MyHenderson, where costs are broken down per credit hour.   Some...

Newberry hall is no stranger to pests and ongoing malfunctions.

Newberry nonsense: Roaches, dirty bathrooms, and faulty thermostats

Cullen Smith, Contributing Reporter April 12, 2021

This was my first year on Henderson State’s campus, and I got stuck in the Newberry dorm. I had heard some not-so-nice things about the dorm, but I reserved a shred of optimism that the rumors were blown...

The Smith Garner House provides a new space for HISA to meet.

IHOP into Smith Garner House

Lance Brownfield, Opinion Editor April 11, 2021

The international students of Henderson have just finished the move from their affectionately titled IHOP (International House of People) building. The Smith Garner House which is shared by the Comics...

Products placed in recycling bins across the Henderson campus are simply mixed with the rest of the garbage.

Reddies recycling is trashy

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle April 10, 2021

The average college student produces about 640 pounds of trash each year, according to Planet Aid. Nearly 3,600 students attend Henderson State University, indicating that the HSU campus accumulates about...

The series of picture in Anissa Buron's art exhibition

Anissa Burton presents art collection “Leo and Me”

Anissa Burton April 4, 2021

The Henderson State University Fine Arts Department is proud to present Leo and Me by our graduating BFA digital design candidate Anissa Burton. Anissa Burton came to Henderson State University...

Anastasia Hall presents senior exhibition “Botanica”

Anastasia Hall April 2, 2021

The Henderson State University’s Department of Fine Arts is proud to present Botanica, a senior exhibition by our graduating BFA Graphic Design candidate, Anastasia Hall.     Anastasia...

Hibachi is back by popular demand at the Reddie Grill on Wednesday evenings.

Sodexo hones hibachi

Lance Brownfield and Kaela McKim April 1, 2021

Move over MoMo, there’s a new hibachi place in town and it’s at Henderson’s very own Reddie Grill Wednesday nights from 4 to 7:30 p.m.   Going on six weeks now, the hibachi menu is back...

Robertson busy clearing the infield.

Kind lawn care worker steps up to the plate

Cullen Smith, Contributing Reporter March 9, 2021

Beginning this past Valentine’s Day, Arkansas received a record-breaking amount of snow, exceeding the top five amounts of snowfall on record in the state. The snow fell periodically throughout the week...

Senior theatre arts major Hannah Mims directs a play while following social distancing restrictions.

Theatre “wins” battle against COVID and winter weather

KaBryn Grayson, Managing Editor March 8, 2021

On Feb. 27, the Henderson theatre department wrapped up their last performance of Lovers: Winners. The play ran for three days, Thursday through Saturday. Each performance began at 7:30 p.m. in Arkansas...

Mykiah Overstreet releases her inner artist at the impromptu

Reddie Spirit surpasses stormy weather

Kaela McKim, Features Editor February 13, 2021

With the inclement weather in full force on Feb. 11, it was no surprise to have classes and on campus events cancelled, postponed, or moved online. Despite the cold, rainy day, other plans were put into...

After walking into the library, turn around.

Huie Library’s “Blind Date With a Book”

Juliann Reaper, Calender Coordinator February 12, 2021

As you enter the library, a shelf with books wrapped in red, pink, and purple paper greets you. Each one is a potential “blind date” with a book. I started my blind date on Feb. 4 and my book and I...

HSU's Davis-Baker preschool closed due to COVID

HSU’s Davis-Baker preschool closed due to COVID

February 8, 2021

The Davis-Baker preschool located on Henderson's campus is temporarily closed due to a COVID outbreak. The preschool is a part of HSU's teaching college by providing experience to education majors as well...

Regina Walker débutes art display “Réflexion d’images”

The following press release is from the Henderson State University Fine Art Department.   The Henderson State University Fine Art Department is proud to present Réflexion d'images by our graduating...

Ash the puppy receives leash training before he is sent to his forever home in Connecticut.

Dog distraction: Students walk dogs from Humane Society

Kaela McKim, Features Editor November 18, 2020

On Nov. 10 the Collegiate Recreation Society hosted an event dedicated to walking dogs at the Humane Society of Clark County. Over fifteen people attended to love on dogs of all breeds and ages, but especially...

This portrait is senior art education major Jade Ross' favorite among her senior show collection, depicting her late grandma Emma.

Jade Ross creates “Creating Me”

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle November 17, 2020

Despite drastic changes due to COVID-19, the HSU art department continues to thrive, and senior art education major Jade Ross' senior showcase is a prime example. Consisting of 10 minimalistic portraits...

Bailey Dougan becomes a

Bailey Dougan becomes a “Tiny Tourist”

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle November 16, 2020

Graphic design major Bailey Dougan has jump-started her career before graduating college. She works not only as a layout editor for the Oracle, but as a social media coordinator for a magazine in Waco,...

The HSU Showband of Arkansas performs in concert after a semester without sports performances.

Showband students sound superb

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

An instrumental rendition of “Treasure” by Bruno Mars filled the surprisingly warm air on the evening of Nov. 9. Cheerleaders and Pom Squad members skillfully cheered and danced on the Quad, providing...

The polling location of Pleasant Greater Hill Baptist church in Arkadelphia is a reminder of the American right to partake in the religion of their choice.

The presidential waiting game

Kaela McKim, Features Editor November 11, 2020

On Nov. 3, the United States of America faced the start of yet another presidential election, with former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump at the forefront. Students gathered to watch...

On Wednesday, Nov. 4 the Xi Eta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta hosted a Fit and Finer zoom workout. Kameelah Wesley Harris, personal trainer and owner of WOW Fitness in Little Rock was the instructor for the event

So Sweet Zeta Week

Haven Hughes, Contributing Reporter November 11, 2020

The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Xi Eta chapter at HSU hosted their yearly event “Zeta week” to draw attention to the organization and to give people a glimpse into the individuality of each member....

SGA convenes to solve problems

Lance Brownfield, Opinion Editor November 5, 2020

“What do we have, like 15 airplanes and two maintenance workers?” president of the Student Government Association (SGA) Lane Neely, a junior major in aviation and political science asked. “One of...

Spring break continues as scheduled for HSU in regard to the mental health of students.

Spring Break continues despite COVID

Kaela McKim, Features Editor November 5, 2020

As more days pass into the new world of living with COVID-19, universities are having to make tough decisions of what the coming semesters will look like. For the spring semester, multiple colleges across...

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, The Oracle 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...

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 Oracle November 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...

The Pumpkin Patch mural at Magic Springs was created by the  Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society.

The art of Kappa Pi

KaBryn Grayson, Managing Editor October 28, 2020

College is the place to find and nurture your interests. Clubs provide a space to hone your skills surrounded by like minded individuals. Henderson’s art club,the Kappa Pi art honor society is no different. On...

Christina Murphy

Delta Sigma Theta welcomes new line

KaBryn Grayson, Managing Editor October 27, 2020

College is a time for students to cultivate their interests. Whether it be Chemistry club, Pom squad or Greek Life there seems to be something for everyone Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is a historically...

Fofana scores a Signing

Fofana scores a Signing

Teuana Smith, Sports Reporter October 27, 2020

On Friday, upon clearance, Mike Fofana will be stepping on to the court for his first professional game with Esguerra in Aveiro, Portugal. Fofana is a Henderson graduate student who played for the basketball...

Henderson swim team makes waves

Henderson swim team makes waves

Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter October 27, 2020

Henderson State's swim team has been one of the few sports that have been able to actively compete and continue practicing during COVID-9 this semester. The Redwave Swim team accepted the invitation to...

Adrien Hernandez plays a wind instrument through his mask.

Students “show” sweet-sounding skills

Juliann Reaper, Calender Coordinator October 26, 2020

Instruments and singing voices filled the air at the Music Department Showcase on Tues., Oct. 13. Following the faculty Music Department Showcase which took place weeks prior, the performance was much...

Main Street of downtown Arkadelphia will be home to a COVID-safe Halloween event hosted by Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce.

Candy and cars: Arkadelphia hosts Halloween drive thru

October 23, 2020

COVID-19 has taken away many of the activities people often take for granted. The Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce is determined not to let the pandemic steal Halloween. “Everyone is just trying to...

The sorority Zeta Phi Beta displays a rolling board of information to enlighten students and faculty of breast cancer statistics and risk factors.

Zeta Phi Beta combats breast cancer

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

In a time full of uncertainty, a group of young women remains focused on making a positive impact. HSU sorority Zeta Phi Beta uses the platform of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spread potentially life-saving...

COVID update: A professor's heart

COVID update: A professor’s heart

Haven Hughes, Contributing Reporter October 20, 2020

According to the Henderson State University COVID dashboard we have 26 pending tests, and two actively positive cases on campus. Including the two, there has been a total of ninety-seven positive cases...

Renowned author Cristina Henriquez  answers questions regarding the eye-opening

The “Unknown” becomes known

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle October 14, 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...

Artwork colored by Arts Reporter Julian Reaper in celebration of Halloween approaching.

Spooktober: A week of fun

Juliann Reaper, Calender Coordinator October 12, 2020

Engaging activities are in store for the Spooktober week of fun. As a freshman, I was unaware of the fact that Spooktober week is a new thing. I am excited for these events and hope it leads to future...

A second green screen studio joins the Henderson campus.

Pristine green screen in Ram house

Andrew Cobb, Contributing Reporter October 9, 2020

Henderson’s Ramsauer House just received the installment of a new green screen studio. At first, students and faculty thought painting the wall would do the job for their new green screen, but that was...

Middle education major Abigail Brown finds community in her Esports teammates.

Esports: A team like none other

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle October 8, 2020

Noted for its warmth and supportiveness, the Henderson Esports team continues to thrive in the face of a pandemic. Formed three years ago, the club increases in size each year, containing over 50 active...

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...

Sophomore accounting major Erica Jaggernauth holds a puppy as freshamn nursing major Tori Johnson gently pets him.

Puppy playtime with pre-vets

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle October 7, 2020

Happy faces and high-pitched barks enlivened the Quad on a sunny early autumn afternoon. On Oct. 1 the Pre-Vet Club hosted “Puppy Playtime with Pre-Vets” where several puppies were brought from the...

Freshman nursing student Charlie Handly donates blood for the first time.

Accommodations for blood donations

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle October 5, 2020

The sound of whirring machines and the song “Intentions” by Justin Bieber filled the air of the Arkansas Blood Institute blood donation truck as phlebotomists briskly and skillfully maneuvered in the...

Students, faculty, and community members gathered to display solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter: HSU unites

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle October 4, 2020

Chanting filled the crisp early autumn air. “No protest, no change,” a sea of people dressed in black yelled, many bearing signs reading, “Black Lives Matter.”      Oct....

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