ARTS & CULTURE


Dancing queens: Omega seeks to fuse dance and faith

Omega Dance Company was founded in the 2010-2011 school year to fuse the art of dance and worship.
“The mission of Omega is to educate girls about dance and how it can be used as a form of worship to God,” said Lizzie Folwell, junior marketing and management major from Abilene and member of Omega since [...]

The truth about Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu

Taco Bell officially released its new breakfast menu last week after several years of testing. After noticing the success of competitors with breakfast menus, Taco Bell began experimenting with one of its own and found success with several unique items.
Taco Bell is known for its cheap, filling take on Mexican food. They have built a [...]

Beauty and the blog: Student writes for 99dresses fashion blog

The questionable attire of female students at ACU (the morality of wearing leggings as pants is a hotly debated topic on campus) has never been an issue for Lexi French, a junior English major from Palestine. French is passionate about fashion and blogs for 99dresses, an up-and-coming fashion app.
French first experimented with fashion in high [...]

FilmFest delights with original productions

ACU’s 10th annual FilmFest held its gala last Friday evening. The event showcased excellence in film among current students.
Lucius Patenaude’s Best Picture-winning film, For Always, is a delight to watch. The characters come to life in the short 10 minutes allotted to the piece and allow actors Matthew Silar, Rachel Faulkner and Jon Tlapek to [...]

The art of Abilene: Museums are alive and well

Every month, downtown Abilene offers an ArtWalk to celebrate culture and the arts. It is an opportunity to experience the cultural heritage of Abilene and also to discover that our city has a surprisingly large art selection. There are several museums across town and numerous opportunities to get involved in through events and classes.
The Grace [...]

Theatre to prepare show in 24 hours for charity

The ACU theatre department will rehearse and perform a full-length musical within a 24-hour period this weekend as a charitable fundraiser.
Rehearsals for the show, of which the title will remain a secret until Saturday, will begin on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and the show will be performed on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free [...]

Mexican standoff: A guide to Mexican cuisine in Abilene

One of the best parts about Texas cuisine is the availability of a wide variety of Mexican food. Whether it’s cheap, American or authentic, Abilene has something to offer for Mexican food lovers of all kinds. However, this variety can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find the exact type of Mexican food you’re [...]

Lea Michele’s ‘Louder’ fails to make noise

Glee’s signature diva Lea Michele released her first solo album, “Louder”, this week marking the beginning of her attempt to transfer from the Broadway and TV worlds into a career as a solo artist. Michele grew up on Broadway and is known for her effortless high notes and emotional performances. “Louder” attempts to balance this [...]

Student teams shine in studio premiere

The ACU Theatre opened “100 Saints You Should Know” in Culp Theatre on Thursday night. The show, classified as a “studio premiere,” serves as a platform for students to direct and design a mainstage production.
The theatre returns to gritty subject matter, a theme for the current season, after the light-hearted production of “Is He Dead?” [...]

‘Frozen’ storm to rage on Broadway

Disney’s latest animated feature, Frozen, instantly became a pop culture icon when it was released last November and has gained popularity ever since.
The film, which is loosely based on “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen, was re-vamped several times before it finally became the musical phenomenon we know today. With an ensemble cast of [...]

Just your cup of tea: The British musicians we love

Bad teeth, worse food and abysmal weather. Doctor Who, James Bond and Sherlock. These are just a few of the associations casually tossed at the English like so many cups of hot earl grey tea. Studying abroad in Oxford is a useful way to dispel some of the more farfetched ideas that we tend to [...]

The face of Sing Song: Behind ACU’s most iconic expression

Sing Song is one of ACU’s biggest traditions, combining singing, choreography and costumes in a competition that consumes campus for five weeks. Sing Song has many memorable components but one of the most important aspects of the competition is the expression that has come to define the show, commonly known as the Sing Song face.
Tom [...]