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TBH, TBTs are the result of our knack for nostalgia

Despite all the forward-thinking techy trends that are constantly abuzz, we seem to retain an obsession with nostalgic snap shots of the past.
We make #ThrowBackThursday posts on social media so we can display old pictures of ourselves as children being dysfunctional and wearing too much denim. And when we don’t have old pictures, we just [...]

Playoffs!? Don’t talk about playoffs!

Today I’m going against Jim Mora’s wishes and talking about playoffs. You know, that little mini-tournament teams play in at the end of the year which claims to crown a league champion, but really only determines which team plays the best in cold weather? Yes, playoffs. Oh, you still don’t know what I’m talking about? [...]

Keep Abilene Boring

When I first visited ACU’s campus, I made my parents stop by Monk’s Coffee Shop so I could purchase a “Keep Abilene Boring” T-shirt. But at that time, I had no clue about the depths of Abilene’s boringness, or why in the world anyone would want to keep it that way.
Then, this summer, I had [...]

A glossary to understand seniors

Though it’s still the first semester of my senior year, large chunks of my time are being spent discussing and Googling and worrying about my impending graduation. It’s annoying. I’m convinced I’m using the same words over and over again. So I’ve compiled a glossary – buzzwords almost every senior is using – so you [...]

California vs. Texas

One afternoon this summer, a woman at my church here in Abilene invited the congregation to her ranch for a barbecue after service. I had never been to a cattle ranch before, so I eagerly accepted and headed out to the middle of nowhere for an evening of games and food with my friends.
Her husband [...]

My life is not a romantic comedy

“Now that was when people knew how to be in love. They knew it! Time, distance… nothing could separate them because they knew. It was right. It was real. It was…”
“A movie! That’s your problem! You don’t want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.”
– Meg Ryan and Rosie [...]

New spin on Intramurals

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 [...]

Dream Team Frisbee dominates intramural tournament

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 [...]

Analyzing Cult Classic Concepts

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. [...]

I Don’t Want to Grow Up

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 [...]

Taking a leap of faith

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 [...]

No intramurals this week? No problem

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 [...]