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Annual literary magazine still needs submissions from students

The Shinnery Review literary magazine faces crunch time for development as the spring deadline for submissions approaches. The literary magazine will be accepting all 2D art, photography, poetry, prose and short stories until March 1. Two seniors, Lexi French, English major from Palestine, and Maggie Marshall, English major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, have led The Shinnery […]

ACU professor casts statues for summer festival

The National Center for Children’s Literature has commissioned two statues from an ACU professor for the annual children’s literature festival. Geoffrey Broderick, associate professor of art, was asked to cast the sculptures into bronze for the Children’s Art and Literacy Festival in June. “Every summer, the festival connects with the NCCIL and the author to […]

The radio people and The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks… in short, it’s a work of beauty. It begins with Holly Sykes in 1984. She is a rebellious teenager, determined to prove to her mother she can survive on her own after leaving home, only to be jilted by her older boyfriend. As a young girl, she was visited by a woman […]

ArtRap creates venue for social issues dialogue

ArtRap created a venue for the public and local artists to discuss social issues in contemporary art at the Center for Contemporary Arts Feb. 12. Debbie Manns, gallery manager and marketing director, and Burgess Thomas, curator of fun learning experiences, led the conversation about social issues in the presence of two of the artists whose […]

Project Merge gives back to community through Notes and Joe

The Department of Art and Design conducted its second annual fundraiser, Notes and Joe, at the Shore Art Gallery last Friday to benefit a local home renovation project. The event supports a goal of the art department’s Project Merge to raise money to help the Abilene community. The event included s’mores, musical performances from students […]

Students raised s’more money with music

The Shore Art Gallery smelled of warm coffee and toasted marshmallows and soft melodies as students came in to support Project Merge’s second annual fundraiser and watch their friends perform. “I played last year,” said Wes Robbins. “It was really awesome. They did an incredible job of running the event and making sure that everything […]

Solving the summer mystery

Centered around a wealthy family who spends their summers on a private island, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart starts off feeling pretentious and unrealistic. Cadence Sinclair, the narrator, feels familiar, if not one-dimensional, in the first quarter of the book. She’s a 15-year-old in love; it’s a perfect setup for your classic young adult […]

Zamperini triumphs in ‘Unbroken’

The recent film American Sniper has sparked a national discussion of what it means for war veterans to receive hero worship as opposed to genuine human depiction. But while the debate continues about how we view our soldiers, we might risk overlooking the more personal struggles they face in the darkest parts of service. Angelina […]

Into The Woods satirizes its own genre

Into The Woods is a Broadway musical turned film that was released at the box office on Christmas Day. It made $36 million during its opening weekend and has been nominated for three Academy Awards. With an all-star cast featuring Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick, many moviegoers were drawn to the film by the actors alone. […]

Golden Globes kick off awards season

“Good evening and welcome, you bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats,” said Tiny Fey. Notorious comedian duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the Golden Globes for the third time in 2015, pulling in a political shtick throughout the night. As per usual, the duo did not present the awards. Instead, stars like Jennifer Lopez, […]

Review: Von Trier tackles depression

Depression is, as a rule, not something that Hollywood does a terribly accurate job of portraying. We’ve all seen those short-term, almost manic bursts of weeping as the afflicted character huddles beneath a mountain of blankets. Sometimes, self-inflicted pain and suicide even enter the picture. But depression is more than simply an overpowering sadness, and […]

8th annual Vespers to feature ‘Gloria’

The Department of Music plans to present its 8th annual holiday tradition Christmas Vespers, during which 150 students will perform at First Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Acappella Chorus, University Chorale, Orchestra and more will present “Gloria” as a public worship service to the Abilene Community with time set aside for prayer, liturgy […]