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‘He was just Max’: An evening with Max Lucado

When Max Lucado arrived on campus as a wide-eyed, longhaired teen in the early 1970s, he never imagined he’d be a best-selling author. Ninety million sold copies later, Lucado spoke to an audience of mentors, friends and admirers at the university that introduced him to his faith. On Monday evening, Lucado was honored at the […]

Mad Dash: Wildcat sprinters garnished with several awards this year

Two athletes have been key in the success that ACU track has had this season. The year has been filled with podium appearances and personal bests, along with ACU records. Two of those athletes to stand on the podium are sophomore sprinters Jessica James and Corneil Lionel. At the last track meet, these two runners not […]

Crippen’s adjustments add offensive spark

At six feet two inches and 225 pounds, junior Russell Crippen is built to hit baseballs a long way. However, despite pacing the team with the most home runs each of the last two seasons, Crippen has transitioned into becoming not just one of the Wildcats’ most powerful hitters, but also the most efficient. Crippen […]

Turning Tables: Garza boosts Abilene nightlife

Rudy Garza, senior marketing major from Corpus Christi, is turning the tables on Abilene nightlife. Garza has been the Friday night DJ of Stairs, a downtown nightclub that opened last November, and will be playing his last set this Friday from 9-12 p.m. Garza bought his first turntable in January and began performing at friends’ […]

Walker and Williams push Wildcat’s toward postseason contention

After ACU’s no. 2 and three doubles teams split matches with Lamar to start off the month of April, the decision rested on the shoulders of the Wildcats’ no. 1 duo: junior Erin Walker and sophomore Whitney Williams. The duo fell behind 5-2 in the match and the outcome looked all but decided. But Walker […]

New faces establish strong core for ACU baseball future

The ACU Baseball team has had some highs and lows this season. After staring off the season 6-3 before conference play started, they have now fallen to 10-17 heading into the midway point of the season and beginning the heart of their conference schedule. There has been some bright points to the season, such as key transfers […]

Brave new worlds: FilmFest 2016

Far away from the lights and cameras of tinsel town, film making seems like a concept that is as far removed from Abilene as the Hollywood sign is from the GATA fountain. But, for a few students, film making is their passion- a passion that will be celebrated at the 12th annual FilmFest. FilmFest will […]

Study Abroad is still safe, even after Paris and Brussels

Every Monday night in Leipzig, Germany, a group called LEGIDA stages protests in the heart of the city. The group is a local branch of the bigger organization PEGIDA, which loosely translates to Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, and they demonstrate against allowing Muslim refugees into the country. Because of the nature […]

Copeland propels ‘Cats offense through tough non-conference stretch

For senior catcher Alex Copeland playing baseball was a given. Growing up Copeland played football, basketball and baseball, but when he was forced to make a decision his sophomore year he said baseball was a “no doubter”. “I’ve always loved the aspect of the game where when you step on the mound or get in […]

Wildcats explore worldwide over spring break

In a flash spring break has come and gone. While everyone gets back to hitting the books and biding their time until the end of the semester, we can’t help but reminisce about our past weeklong adventures. Wildcats spread out far and wide during last week’s break and this is just a short glimpse into […]

Often Overlooked: Palacios proves worth as walk-on

Sometimes hard work beats talent. Athletes who are recruited and given scholarships are expected to perform. But sometimes, hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. For senior Nick Palacios, this summarizes how he got here. “I always knew I wanted to continue my career after high school and I knew I wanted to go to […]

Old Faithful: Cooke and Wentz remain through trying years

Number three and number 12. They are two of the most consistent factors in a program that has been anything but. Over the past three years, despite conference changes and roster moves, number three and number 12 have remained faithful for ACU men’s basketball. Seniors Austin Cooke and Parker Wentz have been through it all […]