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Teuana Smith

Teuana Smith, Sports Reporter

My name is Teuana Smith and I’m a mass media major with a minor in music. I am a sports writer for The Oracle and an OBU Correspondent for the Arkadelphia Dispatch. I am a member of Black Student Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, SAB, and Angelic Voices of Christ. I enjoy making video/music edits, writing, singing, and spending time with loved ones.

All content by Teuana Smith

In the eye of the ‘Storm’

SNU no match for defending champs, Reddies advance to quarterfinals
March 6, 2021

In a quest to extend their reign as GAC Champions, Henderson State (11-8, 9-8 GAC) entered the quarterfinal round of the 2021 conference tournament to face the Crimson Storm of Southern Nazarene (11-8,...

Four days later, same result

Reddies duplicate 20-point win over the Bisons in first round of GAC tourney
March 6, 2021

In a battle of the fittest, the Reddies began the game with no mercy. Henderson reciprocated the energy from the Bisons’ start in their previous meeting, running off on a familiar 17-5 run to begin the...

Reddie for free-throws

HSU uses double-bonus to their advantage, completes sweep of OBU for season
March 5, 2021

Cruising on a three-game winning streak, the final hardwood duel of the season between the shortest distanced rivalry in the NCAA took place Monday night between HSU and Ouachita. OBU started with a...

Hit or miss for the Reddies

The Reddies suffer an agonizing defeat to rival Ouachita Baptist
March 5, 2021

After coming off of one of their biggest wins of the season, Henderson State returned to Arkadelphia for a confrontation with neighborhood rival Ouachita Baptist. The first meeting between the Tigers and...

Reddies complete season sweep of Arkansas Tech.

Early Spring cleaning

Men's hoops wins fourth matchup versus ATU, completes season sweep of Wonder Boys
February 22, 2021

As the regular season nears its end, Henderson State moved ahead with the destination in mind. In order to get a leg up in the GAC tournament, closing out the season strong was vital to secure that opportunity...

HSU couldn’t shake UAM

Arkansas-Monticello remains undefeated against the Reddies in 2021
February 20, 2021

Sitting at number one in the GAC East, UAM traveled to Arkadelphia for a divisional game against Henderson State. This was the third meeting of the season between the two teams. The Boll Weevils won the...

Saved by the busy bodies

HSU leaves Arkansas Tech 'wondering' after win in Russellville
February 20, 2021

The Henderson State Reddies hit the road for a trip to face Arkansas Tech for the third time this season. Arkansas Tech sits at 3-4 in GAC play. The Reddies are now 4-5 with nine games left this season.  In...

Merla Carter, Michael Ankton, and Christina Murphy standing in front of their service project: MLK Jr. Mural

Leaving a legacy

February 9, 2021

Three students this semester have created a service project to have a mural of the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. painted in the Peake Rosenwald Early Childcare Center. Michael Ankton, Christina...

Time Was Not on Techs Side

Time Was Not on Tech’s Side

Reddies Rally Against Russellville Conference Rival
January 25, 2021

The Reddies (2-3 GAC)  finessed another win against Arkansas Tech (3-3, 1-3 GAC). This was the second meeting of the season between the conference foes. Senior forward Raekwon Rodgers won the opening...

Reddies Thrown off Course by UAM

Reddies Thrown off Course by UAM

The Weevils Emerged Victorious, Reddies Being Unable To Recover
January 22, 2021

For this season's first game against Arkansas-Monticello (3-1, 2-1 GAC), Henderson State (1-2 GAC) took an unexpected hit. Within three minutes of the first half, The Reddies ignited the game with a 7-2...

Incoming athlete: Bethany Richardson

Reddie Basketball Signee: Bethany Richardson

November 18, 2020

The Reddies women’s basketball team announced via Instagram the signing of Bethany Richardson to the team this past week on November 12, 2020. Richardson verbally committed to Henderson on July 22.  “I’m...

Playing mobile games such as Tetris can reduce anxiety by providing brain distraction.

[Photo] Destress during this mess

November 21, 2020

Playing mobile games such as Tetris can reduce anxiety by providing brain distraction.

Celebrate the colorful season of Fall safely and enjoyably.

Awesome Autumn activities

November 12, 2020

Play a homemade version of the popular game “Among Us” with Friends or Family 1. Randomly draw who will be the imposter. 2. Add costume pieces to make a fun disguise 3. Create a list of tasks...

Student Athlete - Stephen Jones

On the Road to Success

November 10, 2020

“If you want to be as good as you can be, you definitely have to pay attention to detail,” said Coach Matthews, Head Coach of Swimming and Diving at Henderson State University.    When...

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

Suspense like none other

November 5, 2020

I shot to the couch as the time crept up on 7 p.m. to turn on the live presidential updates. Anxiety sat right beside me as we watched the night unfold.   The first few states to share their...

Burer, Bayless to perform recitals at OBU this week

October 30, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Michael Burer and Katelyn Bayless for their senior recitals on Friday, Oct.30 at 11 a.m. in the McBeth Recital Hall. Seating in the hall is...

The official logo of the National Football League

Odell Beckham is out for the count

October 27, 2020

Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns tore the ACL in his knee during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is expected to be out for the rest of the season as announced...

Fofana scores a Signing

Fofana scores a Signing

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...

A no go for HSU hoco

A no go for HSU hoco

Henderson State's homecoming canceled due to COVID-19
October 20, 2020

Homecoming has become another event added to the list of activities not happening for students at Henderson State this year due to Coronavirus. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are accustomed to enjoying...

The official logo of the National Basketball League

Daryl Morey signs off

October 20, 2020

Daryl Morey has officially resigned as the Houston Rockets’ general manager after a staggering 14 years. While working for the Rockets since 2007, he built quite a reputation for the team by making critical...

A live stream is held discussing the adversities minorities face regarding health care, particularly hospice.

Black, brown, and the challenge of dying well

October 15, 2020

On October 5, Dr. Lewis Shephard Jr. hosted the second interactive presentation titled “Black, Brown, and the Challenge of Dying Well” to discuss the adversities minorities face in the current healthcare...

Did Someone Say scrimmage?

Did Someone Say scrimmage?

October 13, 2020

Halloween season is approaching, leaving many football players and fans reminiscing about the previous season when the Reddies went undefeated in the entire month of October. HSU accomplished a four game...

Whitey Ford of the Yankees pitching, 1950

The passing of a legendary Yankee, Whitney Ford

October 13, 2020

According to the Associated Press, a family member reported that Hall of Famer, Whitey Ford had passed away on October 8th. Ford was 91 years old and suffered from Alzheimer's disease symptoms. He was...

Up And Onwards For Henderson State Athlete Chris Parker

May 4, 2020

There was 12 seconds left on the clock when Chris Parker stepped up to the free-throw line, made his first shot, and realized that the GAC championship was in the bag after seventeen years. With family...

On To The Championship To Get The Ring

March 7, 2020

The Reddies have climbed the tournament to have a rematch against the savage storm, defeating Southeastern Oklahoma 76-73. The battle between the teams created a tied score six times. This will be the...

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The Come Back

March 4, 2020

After missing the mark by eight points previously against East Central, Henderson determined to finish the season strong swept East Central in a 73-58 win. We have now secured 5th place in the GAC tournament...

Bittersweet Senior Night For The Reddies

February 23, 2020

The Reddies accomplished another win against Northwestern Oklahoma State for the season’s bittersweet last home game. The Senior day ending score was 91 to 72 bringing the at-home record to 13-1.   “I’m...

When Free Throws Count The Most

February 16, 2020

Henderson State was one shot away from winning the game against the University of Arkansas in Monticello but ended with HSU’s first home loss with a final score of 62-64. Henderson started an intense...

“Henderson State vs Crimson Storm”

February 10, 2020

     Henderson had an away game in Oklahoma this past Thursday to play against Southern Nazarene University. SNU brought intensive offense in the first half of the game with a quick ten points in the...

The Great Reddie Battle

Women's basketball beats Southeastern Oklahoma State
February 1, 2020

On a chilly Saturday afternoon, the Reddie Spirit swept into the Duke Wells Center as the Reddies trampled Southeastern Oklahoma State for the fifth time since 2018 with a score of 77- 72. Henderson won...

The Modern Dance Company got a little bit of education and culture when they performed Black Out last

Dancing kings and queens: Maleek Washington at HSU

September 24, 2018

Renowned Dancer, Maleek Washington created inspirational scenes this week at Henderson State leaving us in awe of his amazing choreography and display of the dancer’s talent. Washington hosted a Modern...