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Quarterback Whisperer: Collums creates potent offense

In 2005, Chris Thomsen was hired as the head coach of the ACU football program and named Ken Collums his offensive coordinator. Thomsen was brought in to turn around a program that had only won one conference championship since the glory days of the 1977 NAIA national championship team. The team had failed to field […]

Agritelley earns First-Team All-Conference accolade

With a 19-7 singles record over the season and a perfect 5-0 record versus Southland opponents, sophomore tennis player Nico Agritelley earned his first All-Conference First Team award. The decision came last week from the Southland Conference. The Laurel Springs Academy alum went 6-0 competing at the No. 2 spot this season and finished the […]

Five-tool star shortstop does it all for ACU softball

Freshman shortstop Peyton Hedrick has been tearing up the Southland Conference this season, and that’s a bit of an understatement. Despite the team’s 4-17 showing in the conference and 10-31 overall record this season, Hedrick’s individual performance had proven she is more than her team’s record. At second in the conference in batting average, SLG […]

Shooting the stars

Dr. Jason Holland, professor of mathematics, teaches students about discreet algebra and math theory. But hanging on the walls of his office in Foster Science Building are photographs of nebulae, galaxies and star clusters – and they’re all taken by Holland himself. Holland discovered his love for astrophotography in 2012 after he got his first […]

Competing for the Cup: Gomez tries out for spot on Colombian National Soccer team

From the day she was born, she had Colombian blood running in her veins and a soccer ball at her feet. Sophomore midfielder Maria Gomez, who finished her second season playing for the ACU women’s soccer team last semester, also just finished training in the Republic of Colombia for the chance to represent her country […]

Giving Up Perfect: How my view of success was redefined by a tumor

Nothing stood in the way of my perfect senior year. I had just finished the dream internship as a production assistant for The Daytripper, one of my favorite shows, in my dream town, Austin. I returned to school in August ready to take on my last year of college. The list of opportunities in front […]

It’s in his blood: MLB player’s son continues family business as Wildcat

From the day he was born, freshman Cody Huson had baseball in his blood. His father, Jeff Huson, played for nine teams over the course of his 12-year MLB career, and now, Cody is looking to make a name for himself at ACU in the sport his father passed on to him. Cody was born […]

De su propio voluntad

While many seniors are scrambling to figure out summer plans, Katie Cranfill has already planned out the next five to 10 years of her life. Although she can’t pinpoint the exact responsibilities she’ll have, Cranfill, Spanish major from Copperas Cove, she’ll spend that time doing long-term mission work in the central highlands of Peru. There, she’ll continue […]

The Broken Arrow Battery: Copeland, Mason bring strong bond to baseball

Not many can say they’ve grown up with their best friend and gone on to play collegiate baseball with them. From T-ball to Div. I baseball, Alex Copeland and Aaron Mason have had the privilege Now juniors, Alex and Aaron play on the ACU baseball team together and joined the team for the first time this season. They […]

Students deliver intentional care on Guatemala mission trip

This year, a wide array of students went to Suchitepequez, Guatemala, to provide medical care and provide quality healthcare to its citizens. Every month, students and health professionals travel to West Guatemala with Health Talents International to carry out mobile medical and dental clinics. ACU has partnered with organization and regularly send students on mission trips […]

Mary’s Paleteria: Ice pop culture

Mary’s Paleteria is a splash of color to anyone traveling down the bleak South Treadaway Boulevard. Between an abandoned gas station and a gravel road, Mary’s bright pennant flags and painted tropical murals can’t be ignored. Mary’s is the only paleteria in Abilene, serving a variety of Mexican inspired delights, including paletas. A paleta is […]

Local music store serves as vessel for music and community in Abilene

For three years, The Record Guys has been off of Leggett and South 7th. The music shop sits on the corner with a big red text banner and the words “Records, tapes, record players.” The shop is stocked with piles and stacks of organized vinyl records and cassette tapes, an ode to the history of […]