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Odyssey readers should supplement news diet with traditional sources

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

A group of students on campus recently launched ACU’s branch of the Odyssey Online. For those who are not friends with the millenials who share these posts on Facebook, the Odyssey is an online platform for writers to share thoughts and ideas about what matters to them. Students from all backgrounds across ACU’s campus are […]

Agenda Pushing plays huge role in Academy Awards

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

The voting for the Oscars has been nothing if not consistent. Consistent in ways that prove what the average movie-goer has known for a while now: the Academy loves agenda pushing. When it comes to whatever idea is most left-winged and non-traditional, odds are, the Academy is all over it. It has left a good […]

Iowa Caucus inconsistent in deciding final nominees

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

The Iowa Caucus’ two winners emerged Monday, but we are still no closer to finding a nomination for either party. Ted Cruz managed to upset Donald Trump on the Republican side. Cruz grabbed 27.6 percent of the vote and eight delegates, beating Trump’s 24.3 percent and seven delegates. Hillary Clinton barely edged Bernie Sanders on the Democratic […]

On grief and breathing

Posted on February 5, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

There are moments sometimes in life that knock the breath out of us, moments when you wake up with a Facebook notification that makes you cry. Today, Hudson Wade, 11-year-old son of Kirk and Laura Wade, died after a four-month battle with leukemia. Hudson was diagnosed with leukemia in September and since that day, family and friends have […]

Guest Column: Voting is like pizza – everyone should take their own slice

Posted on January 29, 2016 | Filed under Letters to the Editor,Opinion | No comment

Abbey Moses, president of College Democrats, and Rachael Shudde, president of College Republicans, address the student body on why they should vote.  Following the national elections in 2014, the United States Census released the Current Population Supplement where it was found that only 19.9% of individuals aged 18-29 turned out to vote. If the results […]

Letter to the editor: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, the jewel of ACU athletics?

Posted on January 28, 2016 | Filed under Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Sports | No comment

As a proud alumnus of our dear Christian college, I’d like to reminisce about the good ‘ole days in Moody Coliseum. I’d like to hearken back to a time when the ACU basketball programs put on a show and the stands were packed with cheering fans. The only problem is five years ago our basketball […]

Netflix Negativity

Posted on January 22, 2016 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

Netflix, the patriarch of the binge-watching generation, is now available in nearly every country on Earth and has firmly entrenched itself in the social strata of the modern age. In other words, Netflix is here to stay, which most pundits argue signals the downfall of network television. But it also means that binge-watching is here […]

I’m not saying you should drop out, but…

Posted on January 22, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Education is the key to success. I’ve heard this phrase or some rendition of it countless times, and I believe it’s true. However, it doesn’t ring true in the sense that you have to sit in a classroom and earn a degree to make something of yourself. Now, you can be just as successful without going to […]

Can someone tell me why I started watching the Bachelor

Posted on January 22, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

So I’m new to this whole “Bachelor” scene. There. I said it. I can now be classified among the millions of women in America who can’t seem to stop watching Ben Higgins on screen. I’ve never been a Bachelor girl. Before Monday, I had watched two episodes of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season and swore on my […]

A conservative’s support for on-campus carry ban

Posted on January 19, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

I’m sure most of us were surprised to receive an email from President Schubert last week while we were finishing up winter break. That email contained the decision to ban on-campus carry at Abilene Christian University. To me, it did not come as a shock that the university decided to continue its ban. In my time at […]

Think for yourself about campus carry

Posted on January 19, 2016 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | Comments Off on Think for yourself about campus carry

Guns, the 2nd Amendment, the NRA and other firearm related things are a huge deal in Texas. Before I moved to Texas I had no idea -Texas  culture is hard for someone from the North to understand. Today, campus carry is the hot topic in Texas. Over the past 4 months I’ve delved into the […]

Can Trump evolve beyond social Darwinism?

Posted on December 4, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

During the 2012 elections, several editorials and academic papers declared a rebirth of social Darwinism in candidates’ platforms. Today, I believe specific candidates have built on that rebirth and utilized a brand of neo-social Darwinism as their platform. Donald Trump stands out as the chief social Darwinist of the 2016 elections. But first, some background […]