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University is right to focus on retention, but will central advising help?

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Posted on April 22, 2016 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

The university is making plans to centralize its advising system that will take advisers out of various departments and colleges and put them in a single location. Advisers will be housed under enrollment and marketing beginning in August. University officials say it will allow advisors to take advantage of new software called Degree Works to […]

ACU Athletics lacks transparency needed for Div. I reputation

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Posted on April 14, 2016 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion,Sports | No comment

A lot of students, faculty and alumni had an opinion when they found out head track and field and cross country coach Keith Barnier was relieved of duties and would not return after three years with the university. Some thought it was a justified move. Others thought it was madness. Based on our responsibility as media to […]

Athletics release of Barnier raises several eyebrows, and it should

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Posted on April 12, 2016 | Filed under Columnists,Opinion,Sports | No comment

Less than 48 hours after our track and field team dominated at its annual Wes Kittley Invitational, head coach Keith Barnier was relieved of his duties, effective immediately, according to director of athletics Lee De Leon. Three years ago, when Barnier arrived at Abilene, he was tasked with carrying a legendary track and field team through a […]

Move to central advising system may not be best for all

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Posted on April 10, 2016 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

The university’s Senior Leadership Team recently proposed that academic advising move away from the department-specific advising system to a central advising center. Such a sweeping change would have a huge impact on students and faculty and this sort of change should be carefully considered and discussed across campus before being enacted. Whether you have a […]

Panama Papers illuminate international issue

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Posted on April 8, 2016 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Just days ago, a massive leak of documents, titled the Panama Papers, exposed the way the world’s richest utilize tax havens to hide their money and evade taxes. The leak was the largest in history, consisting of 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The 2,600 gigabytes of files detail how Mossack […]

Miitomo is Miitertaining and Miiddicting

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Posted on April 7, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Miitomo is the first mobile app made by Japanese game developer, Nintendo, and is already a worldwide hit. After launching on March 31 worldwide, it skyrocketed to the No. 1 free app on Apple’s iTunes store and No. 2 on the top free Android apps behind Facebook Messenger. Miitomo is a social media app that […]

MLK Jr. Speech to be remembered

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Posted on April 1, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the one time out of the year where schools, communities, and churches from all around the country stop not only to remember the great leader that MLK Jr. was, but to remember the famous words that struck our nation today. However, it seems that for the condition our country is in […]

The value of higher education: Is it worth it?

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Posted on March 31, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

ACU seems to be taking into account that the price of its education needs to match the value of its education, as the university offers a plethora of resources and opportunities students can’t get at many other places while growing in a spiritual community while constantly finding ways to improve the university to promote innovation. […]

The time to revise is now

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Posted on March 31, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Here at ACU there are 10 classes every student is required to take in order to graduate that they cannot be exempted from. Four of these classes consist of BIBL 101 Jesus: His Life and Teachings, BIBL 102 Life, Literature, and Community, BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament and finally an advanced bible, which […]

‘Chicken parm you taste so good’

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Posted on March 31, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Choosing a college is hard because they are a lot of factors to consider. Majors, the size of the campus, proximity to home, cost of tuition and several other determinants, but I never really considered the food served on campus. Now looking back, I realize my decision would have been easier if I had tasted […]

NBA All-Star voting is just absurd

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Posted on March 31, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

The National Basketball Association’s fan voting for the All-Star game is broken. The once gleaming idea that fans could vote their favorite players in as starters has been reduced to a system that robs deserving players of an opportunity to gain national recognition for their achievements. On paper, the idea seems great. Fans get to […]

Mental health and anime

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Posted on March 31, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Why is it that many toss anime off to the side, calling it “childish” or say “it’s just a cartoon”, when many anime shows deal with heavy issues, such as mental illness and suicide? These shows portray these topics in a realistic sense, not like  many shows in america that toss it off to the […]