I graduate from college in a week. And it seems like only three years I was graduating from high school.
The Nostalgia Effect
I may have had a shorter stay at ACU than most, but that doesn’t mean I’m not sad to be leaving my dear Christian College, nor does it mean I haven’t acquired any outstanding [...]
When I was pretty young, I was the kid that hated leaving. I would hide and fight and cry when my parents came to bring me home from a friends house. I would actively time how long I could keep my parents saying good night to me. I just didn’t know what to do when [...]
I have a confession to make. During my first semester at ACU, I rarely read the Optimist. I didn’t find it interesting. I didn’t care about administration changes, campus events or what the editorial board thought about iPads in the classroom. I was happy to be an ignorant, happy, social freshman journalism major with visions [...]
We all know those people. That guy who openly digs for gold up a nostril then examines his find. Your roommate who never washes the dishes. The fellow student that corrects every statement verbalized in class. They require a more than average effort for us to deal with. These are extra grace required (EGR) individuals.
I do not look like I’m 12 years old. I look 15. And I’m OK with this.
As a freshman, I did look 12. But a couple years at the Optimist will put the age in your face real quick.
At the beginning of my first Christmas break of college, I flew from Abilene to DFW and [...]
I have decided to pursue a different profession, in case this whole journalism thing falls through.
I want to be a pirate.
Now when I say “pirate” I’m talking about the old-school version of the word.
I don’t mean someone who sits off the coast of Somalia and hijacks boats, and I certainly don’t mean someone who sells [...]
I respectfully disagree with the rest of the editorial board. Mandatory class attendance is a good thing.
I quickly realized in our meeting that I was outnumbered, but I still wanted to share the opposing view.
Yes, students (or their parents) pay to go to class, so the argument that they should be able to skip as [...]
“You’ve got to get yourself together,
You’ve got stuck in a moment,
And now you can’t get out of it.”
I chose a major that did not grace me the option to give the TV a breather last week.
Monday through Friday, the media was oversaturated and the gravity of the events was inescapable. The Boston marathon bombings led [...]
To the woman who tried to pickpocket me:
When I stepped on that busy metro, I’ll admit I took no notice of you. You were pretty unassuming which could’ve made you effective. And I don’t want to be too harsh or critical but you really did blow it. There are some things in life that don’t [...]
It’s getting to the end of the school year and stress levels are high. You are struggling to go to classes, you’ve forgotten you need chapel credits, you have too much homework to do and not enough time. It’s getting to the point where many people pull all nighter or stay up to finish homework [...]
There are people in life who I admire from afar. I get small glimpses of who they are through short encounters in meetings and passings in the Bean. I watch how they handle high-tension university crisis moments. I read about them in the paper. I don’t get to interact with them on a daily-BFF-basis, but [...]
By Rebecca Dial, SA President
I have been invested in Students’ Association for four years now. It has been the biggest part of my time here at ACU and I care deeply about its mission. I want the elected officers to do the most they can for the student body and lead SA in another year [...]