EDITORIALS


Improving sidewalks would benefit city

Abilene is a great city, with the exception of the lack of sidewalks. The city council should create stronger ordinances supporting the installation and reparation of sidewalks throughout the city.
Abilene City Council passed an ordinance in 2006, the City of Abilene Sidewalk Master Plan, requiring sidewalks to be installed on both sides of all new [...]

Cartoon: So what now?

So what now?
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd

Tickets challenge thinking on campus

Several weeks ago, slips of paper resembling parking tickets began appearing on student’s cars. These false tickets contained offensive phrases and used racist and sexist language to target students.
This unfortunate event led to feelings of tension and different parties felt they had been wronged. Some students accused administration of not responding soon enough, while some [...]

SA officer endorsements: Sanderson for president

Sanderson has been a part of the Students’ Association for the past three years. During that time he has served as the Mabee Hall, Edwards Hall and off-campus representative.
His past experience and specific goals have led us to endorse him for president.
Sanderson’s leadership skills and interaction with numerous student groups qualify him for this position. [...]

SA officer endorsements: Carter for vice president

We have chosen to endorse Beau Carter , sophomore political science major from Farmers Branch, for executive vice president whose duty is to manage events and maintain interpersonal relationships within the Students’ Association Congress.
Passion is what drives Carter – passion to give the students of ACU a voice. He plans to do this by making [...]

SA officer endorsements: Tate for treasurer

Last year, The Students’ Association Treasurer J.P. Ralston made big promises to improve SA’s overall spending. And he did good. But Andrew Tate, junior biology major from Abilene, wants to continue Ralston’s promise, but do even better. If elected, Tate made it his goal to spend 95 percent of the SA budget, holding student groups [...]

MH370: Passengers are lost but not forgotten

On March 8, 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, bound for Beijing on its six-hour flight.
But none of the 239 aboard the flight arrived on schedule. An hour into the flight, contact was lost and the aircraft disappeared. And 25 days later, the [...]

Students should not neglect SA elections

Only 618 students voted in last year’s Students’ Association elections. That’s about 14 percent of the student population. Fourteen Congress positions only had one person run; three positions had to have students appointed to them; and the election of senior class president was won by only two votes. As cliche as it sounds, your vote [...]

Hollywood uses Bible stories to entertain

One of the popular trends in Hollywood recently has been adapting famous Bible stories into movies. The original popularity of some of these projects such as The Prince of Egypt and The Passion of the Christ spawned a growth in religious and secular portrayals of spiritual stories. Several religious-based film companies have begun releasing films [...]

Addressing homelessness requires action

Just like any other city, Abilene has problems. One of the city’s problems that can be seen every day is the issue of homelessness.
A taboo problem, yes, but important nonetheless. Homelessness affects the person suffering the predicament and others in the community.
Two main thoughts have emerged on this issue. As followers of Christ and decent [...]

St. Patrick had more than luck on his side

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world by Irish and non-Irish alike. Today, the holiday is seen as an excuse to wear green clothes, eat corned beef, drink green beverages and maybe get a little rowdy.
On Monday, millions of people honored St. Patrick’s Day with parades and parties. New York City hosted the oldest [...]

Lent: How to make the most of your fast

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, also known as spring training for Christians.
The 40-day fasting period is traditionally celebrated by Catholics to commemorate the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and prayer in the desert. During this season, participants abstain from various indulgences, such as [...]