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Graduating senior says names matter

Often when people talk about what makes ACU such a special place, they talk about the people they encounter. I am grateful for my education from ACU, but the greatest part of my ACU experience has been the lives that have become a part of my story.
I am sure all of us can picture people [...]

The Wildcatitudes

In preparing for the end of the semester and all that entails, I thought a blessing would only be fitting.
Study in peace.
Blessed are those without Netflix subscriptions, for they will have time to inherit the earth.
Blessed are the remaining Chapel goers, for they will see God.
Let’s be honest, at this point in the semester, you [...]

A farewell to dorms

Nine days are all I’ve got left.
Nine days left in a little town called Abilene at a campus I have come to call home. Nine more days of the Bean. Only nine short days ’til I hand in the key (which I think I have lost) to the last dorm room I’ll ever live in.
Cue [...]

De León is the real deal-eon

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 [...]

I’m discovering where the maker meets the lab

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 [...]

Putting together the intramural playoff picture

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
Women’s Champ Volleyball
Surprise, surprise. Kojies and Siggies are two of three teams tied atop the league with [...]

Putin wasn’t a fan of the koalas at G20

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 [...]

If I only had the nerve

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 [...]

Marissa versus Nature

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, [...]

Dreamers sit in bakeries

“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 [...]

Early season favorites remain on top in IMs

The intramural volleyball and waterball seasons are relatively short, as next week will be the final week of the regular season for both sports. Most preseason favorites have established themselves as front runners in their respective leagues, leaving their competition gasping for air at the bottom of the pool… er …standings.
Women’s Champ Volleyball
The club teams [...]

The end-of-semester freak-out

At this point in the semester, college students everywhere start to freak out.
You know, the pre-Thanksgiving-oh-my-goodness-I’m-ready-for-Christmas-but-I-have-so-much-to-do-but-also-I-don’t-want-to-miss-out-on-anything-but-also-I-need-to-pass-my-classes freak-out.
If you are suffering from symptoms such as procrastination, mindless Netflix-watching, late night vigils for your GPA and intense cravings for home-cooked food, you are not alone.
Many of us are excited, confused and caught up in a whirlwind of [...]