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On the Hedge of Glory

He’s sweet but spiky, curious but complacent, sharp but soft. His pastimes include hiking up shirt sleeves and hiding under beds. His name is Cashew, but his friends refer to him as Cash or Cash-Money.
Oh, and he’s a hedgehog.

On Sept. 6, Ali Rakestraw, junior biology major from Boulder, Colorado, drove two and a half hours [...]

Gilbert’s hot start continues for Wildcats

So far this season, wide receiver Cedric Gilbert has scored at least one touchdown in every game. That’s six straight games of scoring points. Even more impressively, those numbers are off just 15 catches in the season.
Gilbert turned down several larger Div. I offers to come to ACU last fall from Cisco College and redshirted [...]

She gets buckets: Mitchell leads way for ACU

No one saw it coming. At least, not with a group of seniors leading the way. Not with a solid group of upperclassmen, led by four seniors who had spent the last three years building ACU soccer into the dominant program that it is today. No one saw it coming, but that doesn’t mean it [...]

Two goalkeepers anchor ACU defense

The Wildcat soccer team stands at 7-7-1 overall and is second place in the Southland Conference with a record of 4-2-1.
They have outscored their opponents by a small margin this year at just 24 to 19 goals, but what sets the team apart is its two sophomore goalkeepers.
Amassing 83 saves between the duo over the [...]

Entra a la Plaza serves up culture

A Spanish version of Be My Baby blasted over loudspeakers as several hundred waited for the festivities of Entra a la Plaza to begin Friday night. While they waited, some had their faces painted, and others bounced around in the inflatable obstacle course. The aroma of cheese, beef and spices filled the air as the [...]

Faith in Shambles: Four women share their experience in war-torn Ukraine

Samantha Lakey sits at a lunch table in June surrounded by Ukrainian refugees in Northern Ukraine as reports are read telling that the Russians have crossed the Ukraine border with tanks. She thinks about how, a few months earlier, she was in the States, listening as news anchors described warring scenes that seemed so far away.
Now, sitting [...]

View from the Hill: Student spends summer interning on Capitol Hill

Savannah Hostetter sat in Lynay last spring listening as U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway talked about working at the Capitol and staying true to his faith at the same time. Hostetter, a senior political science major from Brownsville, longed to live out her own faith on Capitol Hill.
Fast forward a few months to June, and that’s [...]

Four Directors, One Purpose: Student Directors Cherish Their Welcome Week Roles

By 9:30 a.m. on the Wednesday of Welcome Week, Alex Abston has been sitting through talent show auditions for an hour and a half, watching everything from musical performances to wacky tricks. Judging from her bubbly attitude and gracious “Thank you” to each auditioning freshman, one might never guess Abston is running on less-than-average sleep.
Abston, [...]

Year in Review

It’s been a year filled with firsts as well as lasts.
Starting in the fall, ACU said hello to one of the largest freshman classes ACU has seen.
In August, the Brown Library introduced the Maker Lab, equipped with a 3-D scanner and 3-D printer to provide students with a creative space to work and design.
Nursing students [...]

Living the dream, everyday

Dreams do come true if you are Peyton Mosley, who is one of a few seniors on the softball team. Her dream started to come true when she first stepped into the pitcher’s circle at Poly Wells field.
Mosley was a timid walk on, but a determined young woman.
Over the course of her four years garbed [...]

Disc Jocks: ACU students throw in Nationals

Doing away with clubs and caddies, disc golf is the growing sport craze among college students and on ACU’s campus.
The hybrid of a sport is played much like golf, the goal being to get the disc into the basket in as few shots as possible.

Disc golf came to the ACU campus in 2008 when [...]

Faith Calls: ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast shares stories, laughs

Some travel delays did not keep three Duck Dynasty cast members from visiting campus and sharing their story with ACU students and the Abilene community Sunday night.
A student event was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. but, because weather delayed their flight, it did not start until 5 p.m. But, once it began, Alan Robertson set the stage for [...]