A few changes could improve the exceptional

As the school year comes to an end, reflections and meditations on our institution of education are a necessity. These reflections inevitably lead to an internal list of improvements ACU could make that we have graciously decided to document for the posterity of this magnificent university.
Our first suggestion is that GATA Fountain be given a [...]

Surviving the end of days (aka graduation)

A few hundred students this week are stumbling around with little to no sleep and the weight of their future on their shoulders. It’s easy to pick out the seniors from the crowd this week as graduation swiftly approaches.
Graduating used to be fun, when moving from the second to the third grade meant an end-of-the-year [...]

Lazy days of summer shouldn’t be so lazy

After a semester spent arduously attending classes, completing assignments, writing papers and studying for exams, weary college students want nothing more than to spend the summer months recovering mentally and physically.
As tempting as it is to want to spend the entire summer sleeping late, lying by the pool, catching up with friends and binge-watching Netflix, [...]

Preparing to co-habitate with your parents

With less than 30 days until the handing of diplomas, graduating seniors will grab their gowns and mothers will wait to welcome them home with baby blankets and cheek-staining lipstick love. According to Pew Research Center study, 36 percent of young adults ages 18-31 will return home to live with their parents, the highest share [...]

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 [...]