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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 EditorMarch 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...

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, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle OnlineNovember 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...

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

Showband students sound superb

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleNovember 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...

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 ReporterNovember 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, Editor-in-Chief, The Oracle CENovember 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...

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...

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

Esports: A team like none other

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleOctober 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...

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 OracleOctober 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....

Trap V Soul

Cle’Varus Oney, Copy EditorFebruary 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...

League of Latinos Hosts La Lotería

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The OracleOctober 29, 2019

     The sound of students reaching their hands into cups of raw beans filled the room. Criminal justice major Lexi Collins searched her card full of pictures and Spanish vocabulary for the Spanish...

Heartbeat of Henderson

Heartbeat of Henderson

Madison Hardcastle, HTV Production AssistantOctober 16, 2019

Homecoming, football, cold weather and so much more is approaching us this time of year, and what could make this time of the year better? This is also the time when the brothers of Phi Lambda Chi will...

Greek Life Setback

Greek Life Setback

Madison Hardcastle, HTV Production AssistantSeptember 11, 2019

Greek life director Robert Webb resigned on Tuesday morning August 27, 2019 due to personal issues according to Brad Patterson. With 12 national social fraternities and sororities on campus, this has caused...

Zeta Week

Zeta Week

February 27, 2019

This past week, Henderson’s chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, Xi Eta celebrated Zeta Week by giving back to the students on campus. Zeta Phi Beta is one of the four sororities apart of the National Pan-Hellenic...

Competitors at NerdCon went hard

Competitors at NerdCon went hard

Brianna Barkley, Student ReporterOctober 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...

The torrential downpour of late has caused Reddie to Serve to be rescheduled for Friday.

Get Reddie to Serve on Saturday

Story by Tiara Burgess, Student ReporterApril 24, 2018

Due to the torrential downpours and inclement weather, Reddie to Serve has been rescheduled for April 28. It has been raining hard which has caused rushing water all over campus. Don’t forget to wear...

Freshman Elementary Education major Mirela Tornatore made her way around the slippery bases to third base. The girls of Alpha Xi Delta worked their hardest to pull out a win but to no avail. Their smiles and bonding throughout the game were all worth it.

Greekin’ out

Story by Shelby Dixon, Student ReporterApril 17, 2018

Every spring students at Henderson get antsy. There is a need for them to get out of the classroom and do something fun. That is where Greek Week comes in. All social greeks on campus are brought together...

Enhance the community: Gamma Beta Phi makes a difference

Story by Greta Goslee Student ReporterFebruary 15, 2018

  Gamma Beta Phi was founded in 1964 in Spartanburg, South Carolina as a college-level extension of Beta Club, a high school service and honor society. There are currently nearly 90 active chapters...

The Oppression of Men

Story by Bunky Raines Student ReporterFebruary 8, 2018

  This week I was assigned to read a collection of poetry loosely held together by a common theme: the oppression of women. I’m assigned a lot of this type of thing and it seems kind of one-sided to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

HSU Philosophy Club presents: Dr. John Corvino

Story by Pete Tubbs, Editor in ChiefSeptember 18, 2017

We live in turbulent times these days. With the sitting president causing controversy daily and waves and waves of social change hitting America just as often, the times certainly are a changin’. Not...

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...

Get fit

Story by Elliott Jackson, Student ReporterSeptember 4, 2017

Dunn Recreational Center – A workout facility that all students have access to. It has all the exercise equipment you need to not only have a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. The fitness team will...

Pirates of the Carribean 5: Death of the Franchise or Film Treasure?

Pirates of the Carribean 5: Death of the Franchise or Film Treasure?

Review by Kara Amato, Student ReporterSeptember 4, 2017

            If you had been by the Garrison at 7 p.m. last Friday night, you might have caught a glimpse of the most recent “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. Without any movie theater in Arkadelphia,...

First annual Rec Fest

Event Summary and Photo by Pete Tubbs, Editor in ChiefAugust 28, 2017

Saturday night, the first annual Recreation Festival was held on the Formby Practice field. The event began at 9:00 p.m. and lasted until midnight. Events included baggo, kan-jam, yardzee, washer boards,...

Concealed carry Q&A at Caplinger on Thursday

Story by Ashley Smith, News EditorAugust 28, 2017

Times are changing on college campuses across Arkansas. Becoming effective this school year, a new law allows citizens with a concealed carry license and the proper training to bring handguns into state...

Henderson against hate

Press release by Henderson State University Additional commentary by Pete Tubbs, Editor in ChiefAugust 28, 2017

There will be a Henderson Against Hate event on campus today in response to the events in Charlottesville, VA. All students were emailed a newsletter from Henderson that contains the following address. “Henderson...

The solar eclipse wows Arkadelphia

Event Summary by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief Pictures by Shannon Clardy, Associate Professor of PhysicsAugust 28, 2017

The first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979 (since 1991 if you’re from Hawaii) occured last Monday. Dozens of Henderson State employees and students gathered behind Reynolds Science...

Dancin’ in the street

Story by Zach Acker, Student ReporterAugust 28, 2017

As usual, Henderson had a fun filled week planned for the incoming freshman. Last Tuesday, new Reddies were all set to attend a campus wide street dance. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans, and...

Resurrecting the pulse

Story by Pete Tubbs, Editor in ChiefAugust 22, 2017

“There’s a stigma when it comes to KSWH,” said Diominique “Dee Dee” McKissick, senior innovative media major, “it has the reputation of ‘just being there,’ and I want to change that.”...

Ain’t no rest for the Reddies

Story by Pete Tubbs, Editor in ChiefAugust 22, 2017

 Students have many reasons to look forward to returning to campus. Some can’t wait to see their old friends while others can’t wait to get away from their parents. A select few, however, have something...


Opinion by Dax Guilliams Opinions Editor Photo Edited by Jacob Glasgow, Graphic DesignerAugust 22, 2017

It all comes down to this. Netflix has created many shows using several Marvel Comics characters and the final result is “The Defenders,” a crossover starring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and...

Cafe Vitale

Cafe Vitale

Story by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief Photos by Emily BellAugust 22, 2017

It’s lunchtime. What do you feel like eating? Well, you know the Caddo’s probably got some burgers, salads, some sort of vegetarian option and not much else.You can go to Chik-Fil-A. Yep, they have...

Nonviolent rally held in Hot Springs over the weekend

Story and Photos by Emily Bell, Copy Editor and PhotographerAugust 22, 2017

On Saturday, confederates, nazis, and other white supremacists landed in Hot Springs to “defend and protect” a Confederate memorial statue. Their protest to guard the statue was in response to several...

Dungeons and dragons and bears, oh my

Dungeons and dragons and bears, oh my

Story by Emily Bell, Copy Editor and PhotographerAugust 21, 2017

One of the university’s largest student organizations, The Legion of Nerds, has already helped create a success story beyond the campus. Coley Henson, May 2016 graduate, was largely active member and...

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