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Editorial Cartoon: Break the Internet NASA

By Ben Todd
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

NASA hopes to generate public interest in their missions.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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De León is the real deal-eon

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

In case you missed it, ACU chose Houston native and Notre Dame product Lee De León as the new athletic director. For me personally, it was a bit of a shock, but a happy one for sure.
In the past, whether it be an administrative role or a coaching position, ACU has gained the reputation of [...]

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I’m discovering where the maker meets the lab

By Ben Todd
Posted on November 20, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

This semester has been full of new experiences for me.
Even as a sophomore, there are still so many things to experience here on our campus. There is one experience in particular that I have grown fond of – the Maker Lab.
The Maker Lab piqued my curiosity when my professor recommended me to use their laser [...]

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Editorial Cartoon: Chapel Credits

By Ben Todd
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

Chapel offers one last chance for students to get all their Chapel Credits.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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What would you do for a Chapel credit?

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under Editorials | Comments Off

It’s crunch time. That /55 on your myACU homepage glows at you with dismay. Collecting those Chapel credits is the last thing you want to worry about right now, but the threat of Chapel probation means you have to.
It seems like there could be some alternative. Is there not something else you could do in [...]

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Putting together the intramural playoff picture

By Daniel Block
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under Columns, News | Comments Off

In this penultimate intramural column of 2014, we’ll take a look at the final volleyball standings and preview the playoff pictures. The waterball regular season is also over, and results from last night’s games are available online at imleagues.com.
Women’s Champ Volleyball
Surprise, surprise. Kojies and Siggies are two of three teams tied atop the league with [...]

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Putin wasn’t a fan of the koalas at G20

By Madeline Orr
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

On this day, Nov. 19, in 1985, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev attended their first summit meeting together in Geneva. The two produced no earth-shattering agreements, but it was a clear signal of their desire to mend relations and keep the nuclear arms race under control.
“Summits” of world leaders are still happening today, attempting [...]

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If I only had the nerve

By Emily Seidel
Posted on November 18, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

Well, ladies and gents, this is my last column of 2014.
I put a lot of thought into what I wanted this to be about because we have so much coming up. After all, Thanksgiving is almost here, and I could write about what to be thankful for. Christmas is on the horizon, and I could [...]

Editorial Cartoon: Need more sequels

By Ben Todd
Posted on November 13, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

Hollywood has gotten carried away with sequels.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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Marissa versus Nature

By Marissa Jones
Posted on November 13, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Dominion over animals. It’s a God-given right. Recently, [...]

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Dreamers sit in bakeries

By Brittany Jackson
Posted on November 13, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

“The kids these days, they have to work. The time for dreams, the time for dreaming, is done. But everyone is dreaming, everyone is dreaming these days.”
Sitting in a little bakery two doors down from my hostel in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, I didn’t expect to hear this. I didn’t expect to hear any English, to [...]

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Economic development is resisted on the Hill

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on November 11, 2014 | Filed under Editorials | Comments Off

Three universities. A population of 120,000 people. Three large public high schools. Yet, Abilene is developing like it is something much smaller or unworthy of restaurants that stay open past 10 p.m.
At least that’s what we’ve noticed here on the Hill.
While a slow revival has begun downtown with the likes of Abi Haus and Fat [...]