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OPINION


Editorial Cartoons

Student speech is restricted at SA budget meeting

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Posted on January 30, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

The Student’s Association cabinet is not allowing student groups to debate at the SA budget meeting this semester. The Student Congress’ official Rules of Order does not address students who attend open SA meetings but who are not members of SA. It does not say that they can take the floor, nor that they cannot […]

According to gym: lessons learned on the hardwood

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Posted on January 29, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

We all have those teachable moments in life that we remember forever. I know I’ve had plenty, and a lot of mine just so happened to have happened in a gym. I’ve made a little list of a few that I think we can all learn from. 1) When I was in eighth grade, I played volleyball. […]

A call to students

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Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

In the past several months, we’ve spent hours scanning Yik Yak for positive, comical Yaks to feature on the editorial page.   Us editors have seen good, pure comedy, as well as comments we could only hope came from somewhere outside the ACU community.   This past week, during Chapel’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., […]

A Farewell to Sports

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Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Some of you may not know this about me, but I’m a student-athlete here at ACU. Long before I was writing for the Optimist, I was out on the softball field taking ground balls and learning how to pitch a good change-up. Now, many of you know the emotional and psychological chaos of being a […]

When you feel like a drowned cat

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Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

When I was a kid, swimming was like a superpower. We could move through the water at seemingly breakneck speeds, hold our breath for unbelievably long periods of time and be transported to another world underwater. In the pool, I felt like I could do anything. But slowly, the taller I grew and the heavier I got, […]

Spring intramurals tip off this week

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Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Showcase | No comment

And we’re back. The spring intramural season kicks off this week with Champs League basketball (insert Lil’ Bow Wow lyrics here). On any given night, the Rec is sure to be filled with players sporting sweaty headbands, armbands, shin-length shorts, maybe a compression sleeve or two and 23 different pairs of J’s (and that’s just […]

The importance of being English

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Posted on January 23, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Defining a culture as a whole is a difficult task to take on. It involves much more than a brief glance or quick read of a Wikipedia page. Culture is more than events in a history textbook or foods on a table; rather, it makes its home in the psyche of the people. One must first […]

Out-of-state students would benefit from shuttle

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Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Finals week brings a list of challenges – tests, projects, cleaning and checking out of dorms, packing, etc. But some students have the added challenge of trying to find a way home at the end of the week. The majority of ACU students are from a nearby or relatively close town in Texas, making it easy […]

Chippity doo da: the search for love

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Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Living in Corpus Christi and growing up in a predominantly Latino culture, I am no stranger to some bomb Mexican food. You can’t drive two miles without passing one or more authentic Mexican food eateries. With so many options, it may seem difficult to decide where to eat, right? Wrong. Because every one of the […]

Long live Legos

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Posted on January 16, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

A few minutes before I started writing this column, my friend Branson came up to my desk to deliver a delightful piece of nostalgia. Who here has played with Legos, specifically Bionicles? Lego recently came out with a new line of Bionicles, and my friend gave me the honor of building one of them (claps hands excitedly). […]

Breaking the cycle: A bike saga

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Posted on January 16, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Three editors, three years, three bikes stolen. Look at it this way: the editors at the Optimist are cursed. Not only do we have to deal with all things news-related at ACU, but we have to live in constant threat of having our bikes stolen. Maybe bike thieves are targeting us editors, but what if they […]

Media vanity prevents balanced coverage

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Posted on January 16, 2015 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

The media loves to talk about themselves. Some of their favorite stories to cover are when there is an obstruction of the First Amendment or when one of their own is attacked. Last week’s horrific killings in Paris received an extensive amount of media attention, as they should have. But it isn’t a coincidence that […]