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Cartoon: Expectation vs. Reality

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons, News | Comments Off

The battle between Gandalf and the Balrog did not quite live up to our expectations.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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New spin on Intramurals

By Madeline Orr
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

This weekend, I played in the intramural Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Well actually, I just ran around and congested the middle of the field with defenders who didn’t know I wasn’t actually going to touch the Frisbee.
I was asked to play only because, being a co-ed tournament, there was a requirement of at least two female players [...]

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Dream Team Frisbee dominates intramural tournament

By Daniel Block
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Columns, News | Comments Off

Ramsey Towell, senior computer science major from Abilene, woke with a start early Saturday morning, dripping in a cold sweat. He’d never experienced a nightmare like this before – the annual intramural Ultimate Frisbee tournament had been canceled.
Back to reality, he sighed in relief and tried to slow his rapid breathing. He calmly rested the [...]

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Analyzing Cult Classic Concepts

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 29, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

Believe it or not, Pitch Perfect came out two years ago. (Yeah, now you feel old.) Even though it’s history, the majority of the Internet/American population will know what you are talking about if you start doing the cup song.
Some recent movies like Pitch Perfect have made a significant impact on our culture. [...]

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Cartoon: Scotland to Texas

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 26, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

Scotland to help Texas secede.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd.

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I Don’t Want to Grow Up

By Linsey Thut
Posted on September 25, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

Every senior you’ve run into lately is probably telling you how they’re so ready to graduate, to leave ACU and be free.
Well, not me. I don’t wanna grow up.
Growing up means graduating. Graduating means the real world. The real world means no more nap breaks, no more late-night Rosa’s runs with friends and no more [...]

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What Scotland and Texas have in common

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on September 25, 2014 | Filed under Editorials, News, Opinion | Comments Off

Here’s your geography lesson for the day: Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom, along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, since 1707. About 300 years later, Scotland voted whether to remain in the UK and finally decided last week that they would stay.
But what if this historic Scotish movement was replayed somewhere [...]

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Taking a leap of faith

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on September 25, 2014 | Filed under Columns, News | Comments Off

Studying abroad is a lot like applying for college: the tough part isn’t getting in, it’s staying.
Starting is fun. It’s new, it’s an adventure. But when you arrive, it’s not as easy as you’d think.
You have to keep the grades, maintain the schedule and get to know the people.
The same applies to studying [...]

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No intramurals this week? No problem

By Daniel Block
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

As a collective group of diehard intramural fans, we are in the midst of the worst 10 days of the flag football season. From rainouts to Summit meetings to pledging activities, our beloved sport is being forced to play second fiddle to other university activities, meaning no games will be played until next week. The [...]

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See how SA allocates students’ money

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Editorials, Opinion | Comments Off

On Wednesday, the Students’ Association presented its proposal for the fall budget and passed it after making a few amendments. This year SA received $90,000 total from the university.
Included in every student’s tuition is a fee that goes to SA. The idea is that, in turn, this money will be spent in ways that benefit [...]

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Cartoon: SA Budget

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

SA accidentally tweets the editable version of the school budget.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd.

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Cartoon: Theater Fitness

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 19, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

What the theater says about your fitness.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd.