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OPINION


Editorial Cartoons

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CORE is dependent on quality of professors

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on October 31, 2014 | Filed under Editorials, Opinion | Comments Off

The General Education Review Board is in the midst of reviewing the university’s CORE and general education courses.
A committee of five faculty members and three ex officio members has conducted meetings with faculty, held student focus groups, and randomly sampled students by survey to gather data  regarding CORE and general education requirements.
The committee is assessing [...]

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Editorial Cartoon: Annotated Bibliography

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

Midterm projects start to take a toll on the student body.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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GSP, Siggies crowned flag football champs

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

Well folks, that’s a wrap. The flag football season has run its route, with the championship games played Tuesday night. Don’t worry, this column’s not going anywhere. Volleyball and waterball start up immediately, and I’ll be courtside and poolside to bring you all the happenings around the ACU intramural world. But first…
Men’s Champ League
The first [...]

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A debate of comic proportions

By Emily Seidel
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

Superman has always been my favorite superhero.
I’ve been in many a heated debate about who’s better between the Man of Steel and Batman. It’s something I’ve always felt pretty strongly about. However, in the past few years I’ve had to do some reevaluating. I’ve jumped on the Marvel train. Lately, DC has just seemed, well, [...]

Editorial Cartoon: Voting Flaws

By Ben Todd
Posted on October 29, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

Some flaws are found in voter registration. 
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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Why we’re not doomed

By Marissa Jones
Posted on October 28, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

Sometimes it feels like our name should be the Doomed Generation instead of the Millennials. Seriously, if you Google “why this generation is…” the first suggestion Google gives is “doomed.” If you’re ever feeling overly optimistic, try Googling different variations of that search. It’s partially entertaining but, for the most part, downright depressing.
People love to theorize [...]

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Voter ID laws should be decided further out from Super Tuesday

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on October 28, 2014 | Filed under Editorials, Opinion | Comments Off

The U.S Supreme Court recently ruled to uphold the Texas Voter Law that will affect the upcoming November elections. The new law has changed the accepted forms of identification, stating that only certain types of identification will be accepted in to vote. Personal ids, drivers licenses, birth certificates, U.S. citizenship papers, a U.S passport, a [...]

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Editorial Cartoon: Save the Grass

By Ben Todd
Posted on October 24, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

A protestor gets more than he bargained for.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

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Classrooms are overrated

By Madeline Orr
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

As a convergence journalism major, I get to take classes to learn very specific skills. Classes like “how to write a column 30 minutes before deadline” or “how to stalk sources that refuse to respond to your emails.”
Actually, we are not taught those things in class. In class, I learn technical things like where to [...]

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Zombie-proof ACU building search

By Ben Todd
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

The topic is simple: Zombies have invaded campus.
The government is containing the issue by killing anything that attempts to run off campus – including students. You have to survive on campus for an indefinite amount of time until it all blows over.
The question is: Which building on campus do you hold up in? Today, we [...]

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The call for original and independent Sing Song directors

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

It’s October and preparations for Sing Song are already taking place. And honestly, who’s surprised?
For as many students who couldn’t care less about Sing Song and are hardly involved, just as many students are completely obsessed. So preparing now for the show in February makes perfect sense not just to Tom Craig, director of [...]

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‘Tis the Season of Civic Duty

By Allison Brown
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

It’s election season.
Early voting polls opened Monday morning for the Nov. 4 midterms that are quickly approaching.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. Voting is a hassle because you don’t have time; you aren’t in your hometown (unless you’re from Abilene), your vote doesn’t actually matter…  etc., etc.
But I’m here to tell you [...]