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Editorial Cartoons

Local attention from ISIS points to Dyess Air Force Base

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Posted on March 27, 2015 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

Abilene, the not-so-small small town of West Texas, populated by about 120,000 people. Abilene, where students complain nothing ever happens, and, well, nothing ever happens. Based on this perspective, it’s hard to think anyone would ever target Abilene for anything – concerts, fairs or malicious acts included, which is why it was so hard to […]

Sprint-ing to the Verizon store

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Posted on March 26, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

It was the first Saturday of spring break and I was looking forward to heading back home for a relaxing weekend on the coast. I load my car, fill the tank and begin my drive. The drive to Corpus Christi takes about six and a half hours to complete. I pass through a few podunk […]

Choose your own adventure: Summer edition

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Posted on March 25, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

The air is getting warmer. Mosquitoes are surfacing in swarms. Summer is near. You have roughly eight weeks to figure what you’re doing this summer, so you: A. Decide you have so much time, you’ll figure it out later. But wait, 20 of the 22 students in your 10 a.m. have an internship already. What […]

Choose your own adventure: Job interview edition

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Posted on March 25, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

It’s the day of the big interview. You have an hour before you need to leave, so you: A. Take a nap. You don’t need to set an alarm. You’ll wake up in time, but NOW YOU’RE AN HOUR LATE. B. Trim your bangs just a little to make yourself look more professional. But then you end up with a bowl cut that […]

What do Ted Cruz and Kanye West have in common?

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Posted on March 24, 2015 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

A few days ago our very own Texan, Sen. Ted Cruz, announced that he is running for president in 2016. Like many politicians, this charismatic, outspoken congressman has as many extreme supporters as he does opponents. Some of these opponents are so passionate that they have created petitions and campaigns to knock Cruz out of the presidential race. […]

The future induces a quarter-life crisis

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Posted on March 20, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

I’m 20 years old, and I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. This, my friends, is a quarter-life crisis. What is a quarter-life crisis you ask? Well, it’s kind of like a mid-life crisis but 20 years premature. Instead of realizing your mortality in life, you realize your mortality as a student. […]

Stop trying to fight the power of Netflix

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Posted on March 19, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a college student in possession of absolutely no fortune must be in want of a week off from the relentless classes and back-breaking debt. And so we have spring break. But that’s over, and now we have to deal with the horrifying task of returning to school with enough motivation […]

New revenue sources welcomed if they mean lower tuition

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Posted on March 19, 2015 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

ACU has made plans to open a new campus in Dallas. Many important details have yet to be decided, like its exact location or which graduate programs will offer on-campus classes rather than online. But even without knowing the details, ACU’s incentive and drive behind the plan is clear: money. Universities across the country are seeing their […]

The worst party trick ever

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Posted on March 18, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

I haven’t watched TV or loyally followed a single show in over a year. I honestly can’t say the last time I watched something on Netflix. No, I didn’t give it up for Lent or intentionally make some vow against TV. I promise I’m not a pretentious freak – I have nothing against TV, and […]

Reflecting on childhood cartoons is troublesome

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Posted on March 18, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

So if you want to read something clever or academically engaging, you won’t like what I have to say. However, if you’re dying to hear someone you probably don’t know talk about nothing, then stick around. Each time my column comes around, I debate for hours on what to write about, as if it really […]

TEDxACU is sharing ideas at a high price

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Posted on March 18, 2015 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

Ten presenters are coming to Cullen Auditorium April 17 as part of an independently organized local TED event called TEDxACU. According to the TED website, “In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.” The cost of “sharing” for students […]

The plight of the iPhone addict

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Posted on March 5, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

Hello, my name is Catherine Blakemore and I’m addicted to iPhone applications because it’s like having my own personal MiniBot robot in my pocket. IPhone applications are a superfluous addition to working with technology, but it’s also a glimpse at what life may be like with robots. Or not. For me, the iPhone 6 is […]