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Debt rankings seem unreasonable

While we would love to chime in with the classic complaint of how expensive school is, we would rather use this small space to point out how highly inaccurate a story that was published about ACU is and to echo your mother’s words, don’t believe everything you hear (or read on the Internet).
Last week, a [...]

The media can’t handle a messy Ferguson

The media is in a tough spot. Well, we have put ourselves in a tough spot. And by “we,” I mean every journalist or news outlet that has attempted to cover or editorialize the events happening in Ferguson.
If you address the race factor, then you are criticized for assuming unknown facts of the case or [...]

Focusing on real news: no ifs, ands or butts

Last week, one giant step was taken for mankind.
For the last 10 years, Rosetta spacecraft has roamed the solar system, following a comet headed toward the sun. And last week, Rosetta’s probe, Philae, landed on the comet.
That may not seem like a big deal to you, but think about it for a second.
A machine in [...]

What would you do for a Chapel credit?

It’s crunch time. That /55 on your myACU homepage glows at you with dismay. Collecting those Chapel credits is the last thing you want to worry about right now, but the threat of Chapel probation means you have to.
It seems like there could be some alternative. Is there not something else you could do in [...]

Economic development is resisted on the Hill

Three universities. A population of 120,000 people. Three large public high schools. Yet, Abilene is developing like it is something much smaller or unworthy of restaurants that stay open past 10 p.m.
At least that’s what we’ve noticed here on the Hill.
While a slow revival has begun downtown with the likes of Abi Haus and Fat [...]

Some suggestions for Perry

The gubernatorial race has come to a close, and Greg Abbott is the new governor.
Rick Perry, Texas’ longest serving governor of 14 years, will hang his hat as governor as Abbott moves into office.
For most of us 20-something students, Perry has been our governor since before we could spell gubernatorial. We remember hearing about him [...]

CORE is dependent on quality of professors

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 [...]

Voter ID laws should be decided further out from Super Tuesday

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 [...]

The call for original and independent Sing Song directors

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 [...]

America is more Nobel than you

The Nobel Peace Prize was recently awarded to two individuals – Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakastani who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating the education of Muslim girls, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian actively fighting against the exploitation of children.
Yousafzai is the youngest to ever receive a Nobel Prize. Her story is filled with [...]

Ebola is hitting close to home

Ebola is hitting close to home. Literally.
Dr. Kent Brantly, the first Ebola patient in the U.S. and ACU alumnus, is returning to Abilene this week for a homecoming visit. In the same week we learned Brantly was coming, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. was admitted to a Dallas hospital—a [...]

A Spaceport in Midland? An out-of-this-world idea

Mid-September marked a somewhat historic event in the state of Texas when the Federal Aviation Administration issued a license for the Midland International Airport to build a commercial spaceport. This will be the first time a primary commercial service airport will also be cleared to host spaceships.
XCOR Aerospace will relocate its headquarters and flight test [...]