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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 […]

Tagen it to the Field: Baseball helps one man get closer to his dreams

When Tagen Reeves was 5 years old, he exhibited all the mannerisms of a professional baseball player. With a father who coached baseball, he took the game seriously. In his first career at bat in T-ball, he put one foot in the batter’s box and looked at the third-base coach who was cheering him on. Tagen just shook his […]

Out on the Range: Frontier Day at Abilene State Park

The line of cars inches forward, allowing a slow trickle of visitors past the sandstone brick office. Eager families in minivans and sedans and outdoorsmen in powerful pickups accelerate gently as the car ahead passes through the gate, disappearing around a bend obscured by robust trees. Outside the heated vehicles, it is a brisk, clear […]

Kaysie Hermsdorf: making her own way

Kaysie Hermsdorf, junior Houston native, set an undefeated 7-0 record during this year’s season opener at the Indiana Winter Invitational, where she was awarded Player of the Week from the Southland Conference. Hermsdorf dominated in singles and doubles against big schools in Indiana, Wisconsin and Oregon, but for her, the award came right out of the blue. […]

It’s All for Sport

A college athlete’s career takes years to build to an elite level. It takes a spark to ignite a passion in a child to become great. It takes years and years of hard work – extra time on the field perfecting skills, lifting and conditioning to get into top shape, training the mind to endure […]