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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s Sunday morning, the day after their arrival in Montellano, Guatemala. Meghann McLeskey, Allie Greco and Christina Ponomarenko pack into an old church in the middle of the isolated village. The red walls of the building are discolored and peeling because of the immense humidity and the community’s lack of money to fix the church. [...]
Kyle Yarbrough gets question-grilled and sideway-glances when giving out his current home address.
“Many don’t understand why I would choose to live there when there are other viable options,” he said. “Most people laugh then become interested and want to hear about my experience.”
After six months spent at Crescimento Limpo Recovery Ministry in Itu, Brazil, [...]
On the bird hierarchy, sparrows are lowest on bird-watchers’ “must-watch” list. They possess no unique skills and are, in all, quite unexceptional. But Jesus gave special regard to the slighted sparrow, that if birds were cared for, surely we would be, too.
At Reedemed Ministries, women in its program go by the same name. Rather than being [...]
Students are sitting on the edge of their seats, nervously watching the clock. They wait anxiously for their teacher to dismiss them from class so they can jump in their car and drive. They’ll drive far, far away and watch as the Tower of Light fades in their rearview mirror.
But some students won’t. No, some [...]
Where arguing is often avoided, ACU Debate has made a sport of it.
Even up against Div. I powerhouse schools, ACU’s Speech and Debate team has some trophies to boast of, said Dena Counts, instructor of communication and director of forensics and six-year advisor for the ACU Speech and Debate team.
“We compete against schools, like Notre [...]