The Oracle publishes two days a week -- Monday and Thursday -- during the fall and spring semesters, and once a week, Wednesday, in the summer. Circulation is 8,000. The paper has earned numerous awards for excellence in journalism. It was voted by the Society of Professional Journalists as the Best College Daily in the Nation in 1990 and is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame. It has collected numerous regional awards during the years and has earned a national reputation for excellence. The Oracle has served as a training ground for journalists and others devoted to the idea of a free press.