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OPINION


Editorial Cartoons

The opposite of loneliness

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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

I stole this title from the brilliant Marina Keegan, a 2012 graduate from Yale. She planned to work at The New Yorker when she left school. Then, she died in a car accident five days after her graduation ceremony. In part, my words are written to honor her, to say thank you for the best […]

To kick or not to kick the Yik

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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Showcase | No comment

The Office of Multicultural Enrichment is fighting one of the most powerful forces in the history of civilization: the Internet. The “Kick the Yik” campaign was launched by OME in response to the abundance of racist, sexist and offensive yaks on the controversial app. They are encouraging students to delete the app from their phones. […]

Stepping off the stage and into the job market

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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

As a graduating senior, I’ve heard the dreaded question “what are you going to do after graduation?” about 100 times. As an English major, people always assume I want to teach. But, what I really want to do is write. While graduate school is forefront in my mind, the professional world isn’t far behind. As […]

Reality arrives with newfound adulthood

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Posted on April 15, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

Buying a house is one of the most adult-like things I could possibly do on my list (It’s just underneath getting married and doing my taxes properly). Just a few days ago, my friends and I finally signed the lease for our house. What exciting times! Well… poop. Now I have real responsibilities. My days […]

Learning to learn: What you can’t get from Buzzfeed

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Posted on April 15, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

Confession time: I’m a serial clicker. I have about 12 tabs open on my screen as I type right now, all of them stories, Buzzfeed lists and recipes I’ll eventually look at. The bottom line is, I love to learn. And before you roll your eyes, think about it. Think about it– you want to […]

Campus carry bill seems to cause more problems than it solves

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Posted on April 15, 2015 | Filed under Editorials | No comment

In March, the Texas Senate passed “campus carry” legislation that would expand the state’s concealed handgun license (CHL) rights to allow CHL holders to also carry their guns into certain buildings in Texas’ public colleges and universities. It’s expected to pass the House as well, and Governor Abbott has said he will sign any open […]

Two claps and a woo! for intramural soccer

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Posted on April 8, 2015 | Filed under Columns,News | No comment

It seems like it was only a few short weeks ago the Larry “Satch” Sanders Intramural Fields were first trod upon by eager flag football players, ready to take on another school year and another run at intramural glory. Now, nearly two semesters later, with the soccer season entering playoffs, the intramural fields and gyms […]

Breaking down the 2015 SA Executive Office candidates

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Posted on April 7, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Showcase | No comment

Whether it’s during national, local or even Students’ Association elections, the Optimist has had a long-standing tradition of endorsing candidates. The purpose of endorsing, like everything else on the opinion page, is to start a conversation. It gets people talking, not just about the candidate the editorial board thinks is right for the job, but also […]

Letter to the editor: SA still a value to students despite less student involvement

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Posted on April 7, 2015 | Filed under Letters to the Editor | No comment

The Optimist Editorial Board thinks that the best leaders on our campus “have better places to be” than the ACU Students’ Association. We disagree. SA is blessed with the unique opportunity to serve the entire student body in a multitude of ways. Most importantly, SA serves as the voice of the student body to both […]

Ruining lives, hopes and dreams one student at a time

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Posted on April 1, 2015 | Filed under Columns | No comment

April is the worst month of the year, if you’re in still in school. Coming back to school in August is far less excruciating to deal with than the month of April. The light is not at the end of the tunnel in August. The freedom of summertime and barefoot adventures does not await you […]

Is our right to free speech getting weaker?

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Posted on April 1, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Famous designers Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana made headlines last week when they made a public statement saying they opposed child adoptions by gay couples. The statement confused many because both men are gay. “We oppose gay adoptions,” the designers said in Italian magazine Panorama. “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life […]

SA candidates need competitors

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Posted on April 1, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,News | No comment

It’s really unfortunate that there is only one candidate for both the SA presidential and vice presidential races this year. Beau Carter is running unopposed for president, and Caleb Orr is running unopposed for vice president, but this year’s ballot box says more about how the ACU student body has changed than it does the […]