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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 […]

First exchange student in Japan returns

Though born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Ann Rachel Katagiri was mostly a stranger to the United States until the age of 14. At 6 months old, she moved to Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. She had family in Texas, her mother’s home, whom she visited every two years. But it wouldn’t prepare her for her unexpected move […]

Singular Success: Tournament wins propel Reed to conference honor

Brittney Reed, the lone and leading senior for the women’s tennis team, was selected as the Southland Conference’s Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Reed is the second Wildcat to win the award in three weeks after her total 4-0 victories in singles and doubles after matches against Prairie View A&M University and Trinity University. […]

The Final Act: George writes one last Sing Song arrangement

On Saturday night, Lydia Miranda will stand side by side with her Alpha Kai Omega sisters ready to take the Sing Song stage one last time. The girls will anxiously chatter as they prepare to take their place and perform the act they all know by heart. They will anticipate the moment the curtain rises, but no […]

Going the Distance: García Muñoz steps up for cross country

Diana García Muñoz stepped up her performance this season after experiencing defeat for the first time. Muñoz was competing in the 3,000-meter race at the Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock when she performed below expectations. “Watching one girl pass by after another was horrible,” Muñoz said. “I had never had so many girls pass me […]