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Henderson State University News -- Paperless!

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Sturgis hall no longer houses resident advisors in private dorm rooms.

[Photo] Resident assistants no longer have private dorm luxury

April 19, 2021

Sturgis hall no longer houses resident advisors in private dorm rooms.

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

[Photo] Please, no more fees

April 14, 2021

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

Newberry hall is no stranger to pests and ongoing malfunctions.

[Photo] Newberry nonsense: Roaches, dirty bathrooms, and faulty thermostats

April 12, 2021

Newberry hall is no stranger to pests and ongoing malfunctions.

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

[Photo] Are new pricy meal plans worth it?

April 15, 2021

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

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

Reddies recycling is trashy

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...

Ralph Macchio, famous for acting in three Karate Kid movies, was the parade grand marshal in 2019.

World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade is out of luck

March 17, 2021

The World's Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade did not get any luck this year. The annual event in historic downtown Hot Springs is cancelled due to social distancing restrictions put in place by Gov....

While McDonalds is under construction, only one ordering drive-thru lane remains open.

McDonald’s in Caddo Valley receives some “lovin'”

March 10, 2021

“It's definitely what McDonald’s would call a major renovation,” Tim, supervisor of the Caddo Valley McDonald’s said. The McDonald’s restaurant on Valley St. in Caddo Valley is undergoing...

Bishop Rudolph delivers a message to a congregation.

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr.: Former Reddie, forever servant

February 23, 2021

Former Reddie, Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr., was appointed on Feb. 4 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to join the recently expanded Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. Upon Henderson State University’s...

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

February 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...

Slave abolitionist Harriet Tubman is set to be printed on the 20-dollar bill in 2030.

Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill

February 1, 2021

One of President Joseph Biden’s first acts as leader of the free world is meant to represent those who were not always free. The Biden administration announced that a portrait of slavery abolitionist...

Campus Chick-Fil-A and Reddie Grill close due to COVID

Campus Chick-Fil-A and Reddie Grill close due to COVID

January 29, 2021

Assistant vice president for Student Engagement Dr. Veronikha Salazar sent an email on Jan. 28 to all faculty and students which stated the following:   "Over an abundance of caution of the...

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”

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...

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

[Photo] And so this was the final Jeopardy!

November 17, 2020

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

Bailey Dougan becomes a Tiny Tourist

Bailey Dougan becomes a “Tiny Tourist”

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

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

[Photo] Higher Learning Commission approves affiliation with ASU

November 11, 2020

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

A monument in Amity displaying the United States Pledge of Allegiance is a fitting reminder of the freedom Americans have to vote.

Former VP Joseph Biden claims victory

November 9, 2020

“I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but unify,” 46th President-elect Joseph Biden said during his victory speech in Wilmingham, Delaware.   The hope of HSU students is that...

Students and faculty gather via Zoom to discuss issues and events affecting campus.

[Photo] SGA convenes to solve problems

November 5, 2020

Students and faculty gather via Zoom to discuss issues and events affecting campus.

With election day come and gone, the nation anxiously waits to learn who the next President is.

[Photo] Suspense like none other

November 5, 2020

With election day come and gone, the nation anxiously waits to learn who the next President is.

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

Radio DJ “Big Dog Ethan” digs up two awards

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...

Sheriff Frederick Middleton and his fellow election officials celebrate the end of a successful election day at the Clark County Training Center.

[Photo] Election Day in Clark County

November 4, 2020

Sheriff Frederick Middleton and his fellow election officials celebrate the end of a successful election day at the Clark County Training Center.

Several Student Engagement Center employees are currently in quarantine.

Several Student Engagement Center employees quarantine after exposure to COVID

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...

Trick or treat drive thru event to be hosted by Chamber on Sat.

October 30, 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...

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.

[Photo] Candy and cars: Arkadelphia hosts Halloween drive thru

October 23, 2020

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.

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

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...

Social distancing on Halloween can be fun with indoor activities.

[Photo] Halloween: COVID edition

October 16, 2020

Social distancing on Halloween can be fun with indoor activities.

Renowned author Cristina Henriquez  answers questions regarding the eye-opening Reddie Read book The Unknown Americans.

The “Unknown” becomes known

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...

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

Esports: A team like none other

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...

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

Puppy playtime with pre-vets

October 6, 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...

Students and faculty gather to experience a COVID-safe musical event.

[Photo] Music department faculty “shows off”

October 7, 2020

Students and faculty gather to experience a COVID-safe musical event.

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

Accommodations for blood donations

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

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....

Plane loses power, student safely lands

Plane loses power, student safely lands

September 22, 2020

The following statement was released to the Oracle by associate vice president of marketing and communications Tina Hall: "A Henderson State University plane experienced a loss of power, likely due to...

Local business South Central Electric Cooperative celebrates their 80th anniversary.

HSU students “Connect” with local business

September 16, 2020

The song “Galveston” by Glen Campbell and the smell of freshly-popped popcorn filled the warm air as drivers-by smiled and waved. In celebration of their 80th anniversary, South Central Electric Cooperative...

Senior journalism major Joshua Wiseman expresses his gloom brought on by the latest storm.

A storm for a stormy year

September 9, 2020

Category 4 hurricane Laura tore apart homes and businesses in Louisiana and Texas, killing six people in its wake. By the time Laura had traveled to Arkansas on July 27, the hurricane had dwindled to a...

Have a story to tell? Start a blog.

May 12, 2020

Forced to stay at home with not much to do may be the perfect opportunity to channel creativity into a blog. Writing a blog is a fantastic way to express oneself, boost self-confidence, build one’s writing...

Graphic design major Sierra Garcia uses water color and cut-up showcard letters to create a magazine page depicting her time in quarantine.

Not quarantine…QuaranZine

May 12, 2020

Circumventing the lack of student access to technology and filling the void from no face-to-face interaction are tasks professors are all too familiar with since COVID-19 made an appearance. Assistant...

Senior wildlife biology major Chloe McClenehan expresses appreciation for her professors as they work hard to accommodate student needs.

Quarantine grading system: Students respond

April 20, 2020

In response to student and faculty concerns about grades during the trials of social distancing, on March 31, president Elaine Kneebone sent an email to all students regarding the implementation of an...

Biology professor Dr. James Engman circumvents the distance between his zoology students by sending crayfish to them via mail so they can learn to dissect.

Professors adapting to quarantine

April 12, 2020

Change is something that Henderson students and faculty have become quite familiar with during the last few weeks. Along with the rest of the United States, professors have had to quickly adapt their in-person...

How Businesses Respond to COVID-19

How Businesses Respond to COVID-19

March 22, 2020

Companies and businesses across the world, as well as here in Arkadelphia, are making changes in order to combat the negative detriments of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. These changes are meant...

Caddo Native American Display

March 11, 2020

A historical gem lies in wait for students to visit in the recently renovated Caddo building beside Womack Hall. A vast collection of over 38,000 Native American artifacts, most of which are presumably...

Iowa Caucus: Views on Voting

Iowa Caucus: Views on Voting

March 5, 2020

As the presidential election approaches, America’s choice of party delegates remains an unsatisfied curiosity. The unusually early Iowa caucus provides a small glimpse into what delegates the future...

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

Poor Policy Procedures Cause Snafu in Financial Statement Reporting, Panicking Arkansas Legislators
March 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....

Reddie Blood Spilled at Blood Drive

Reddie Blood Spilled at Blood Drive

Saving someone's life is as easy as laying down and giving your blood.
February 22, 2020

     The thought of giving blood causes many people to cringe. However, when sisters Samantha and Sera Snow think of giving blood, they are filled with excitement.     On Feb. 5 and 6, a blood...

How Can Henderson Help

Humane Society Hosts Spay and Neuter Clinic
February 8, 2020

     Controlled chaos ensued at the Humane Society of Clark County on Jan. 6-8 as a spay and neuter clinic took place. Drowsy dogs and cats waking up from anesthesia could be found in every point of...

20 Years, 20 Issues, 1 Book

20 Years, 20 Issues, 1 Book

November 1, 2019

Anything from the radio celebrity and media alumni Bobby Bones to the first integration of Henderson cheerleading in 1971 can be found in the Ellis College online book “Forged from the Embers: 20 Years,...

League of Latinos Hosts La Lotería

October 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...

Spa Con

Spa Con

October 4, 2019

Wearing a red jumpsuit and holding a puppet with a gumball machine for a head, fanfiction writer Riley Keener stood at the entrance of Spa-Con smiling. Keener was dressed as the main character Joel from...

Michael Washington, a Chick-fil-A employee on campus, thinks the two companies should sit down and find common ground.

Battle of the Sandwiches

September 12, 2019

On Aug. 12, Popeye’s released a new chicken sandwich that is trending on Twitter, drawing massive crowds to restaurant locations all over the country, and leaving the fast food chain nearly sold out...