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The Gurdon Light: student’s account of a local haunt

Story by Jade Wolfe, Assistant Editor

November 12, 2018

Growing up I had always heard about the Gurdon Light and the story behind it. Legend says a man was decapitated while building the track, and was cursed to walk the railroad every night with a lantern looking for his head. Unsolved Mysteries even broadcasted an episode about the light fright. In ano...

Mad scientists: Family Science Night gets spooky

Story by Keylee Harrell, Student Reporter

November 12, 2018

Tuesday, Oct. 23 was family science night at Henderson State University. The event was held in the Reynolds science center. Families and kids were welcomed to join in the various activities held around the building. There were classrooms throughout Reynolds filled with kids and adults making crafts and ot...

Panic at the parking lot

Story by Haven Hughes, Student Reporter

November 12, 2018

Parking has always been a problem. This year it is the worst it has ever been. There are not enough parking spots. There is designated parking for commuters, such as the lot behind Arkansas Hall, and for some of the dorms. Another problem that has been occurring is that people who live on campus have ...

Don’t chase the red dragon: discovering the hard truth about opioid use

Miranda Diaz, News Editor

November 12, 2018

Opiod addiction in Arkansas is a real problem, and officers on campus are getting ready for it. On Opioid Awareness Day, Chief Campbell let students in the know about awareness, addiction and their plan to fight it if it comes to campus. Showing ‘Chasing the Dragon,’ addicts and information about t...

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...

Clark County NAACP celebrates 27th Freedom Fund Banquet

Clark County NAACP celebrates 27th Freedom Fund Banquet

Henry Wilson, NAACP President

October 22, 2018

Clark County NAACP celebrated its 27th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Henderson State University Banquet Room.   The guest speaker was Mr. Ricky Tucker, an Administrator in the Camden Fairview School District. He serves as the Assistant Principal for the Hi...

Reddies lose streak, gain confidence:HSU defeats Southern Nazerene, Oklahoma Baptist after falling to Harding

Reddies lose streak, gain confidence:HSU defeats Southern Nazerene, Oklahoma Baptist after falling to Harding

Cortez Akins, Oracle Sports Editor

October 15, 2018

Coming into this game, Gigi Garra- mone was named Great American Con- ference player of the week for the second time this season, and the Reddies were on a 14 game winning streak. The streak ended Monday as the Henderson State Red- dies fell to the Hard- ing Bison 3-1. To begin the first set the Bison...

Just keep swimming: Red Wave look to make a splash

Just keep swimming: Red Wave look to make a splash

October 15, 2018

Big teams with big awards, the Red Wave are about to make a splash into the season. After the men’s team finished third, and the women’s team finished fourth, the Red Wave look to win the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championship this season. With head coach Coak Matthews at the...

Kavanaugh vs. Ford: Is he falsely accused? A subjective look at the trial that everyone is talking about.

Bunky Rainesr, Contributing Reporte

October 15, 2018

Spit, sweat and tears flew from the faces of senators as the Christine Blasey Ford hearing was held on Thursday, September 17 in Washington D.C. Here’s a look at how this carnivalesque battle of the right and left is affecting Henderson students. I heard from a Henderson professor who said his class...

The Rise and Fall of Bill Cosby: Update in regards to the court case of William Henry Cosby Jr

Jae-Kur Lockhart, Opinions Writer/ Editor

October 15, 2018

William Henry Cosby Jr., more commonly known as Bill Cosby, has been under fire in regards to alleged sexual assault and misuse of debilitating drugs on unsuspecting women. As of Sept. 25, “America’s Dad” was sentenced three to ten years in a state prison for sexual assault. “How you can go...

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 Competition had some hearty competitors. There were 9 cosplayers competing on day one. They include an original MBL (Jonathan Ramsey), Rick...

Awards hopefuls: are any coming out this month?

Pete Tubbs

October 9, 2018

Awards season is officially upon us, and that means that the moviegoing audience will get less big-budget blockbusters and more adult centered dramatic fare. October is usually known as the first quarter of the season, so these are the films that are future awards hopefuls that release this month. A...

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