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 [...]
If you were active in a youth group growing up, chances are you went on a short term mission trip. The mission trip probably lasted for one or two weeks in the summer. You might have painted or built the foundation of a house, and you probably ended the trip with an excursion to Schlitterbahn [...]
Several years ago ACU instituted a policy that ACU students must complete two exercise science courses and a Lifetime Wellness class. The goal of this requirement is very reasonable; ACU wants students to learn about health and wellness in practical ways. The timing was also perfect because the Student Recreation and Wellness Center was set [...]
If you’ve been to the Campus Center lately, you may have heard the rumors of change.
Students have been walking around asking others to take a one-question survey centering on the preference of cuisine in the food court. Essentially, the question asks what we as students would like to see in place of the current Pizza [...]
Some critics have labeled Breaking Bad as the greatest television show ever made.
The show’s protagonist is a high-school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer and begins manufacturing crystal meth in order to provide for his family’s future. Though he resorts to a law-breaking career, the show’s enormous audience wants to see him succeed.
For $1.6 billion, the world’s most expensive sports stadium could be ours.
Home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, MetLife Stadium is the essence of luxury. And while ACU has a humble budget in comparison, $30 million is one large chunk of change.
We aren’t expecting MetLife, but we have some suggestions for what [...]
Although the Wildcats have won many victories in Shotwell Stadium, we can’t claim the field as our own.
ACU doesn’t own it. We share it with several other schools. Shotwell hasn’t been donned with the school’s colors. A visitor would have no way of knowing a Div. I football team played there.
We’re in the big leagues [...]
Being surrounded by construction for long periods of time is not an ideal situation for the average college student balancing school work, a social life and more. However, the students of ACU should view the construction of a new science and humanities building as an overall improvement to the university.
About 900 students are majoring in [...]
Constructing a new football stadium and science facility is a positive announcement, but concerned students may find themselves wondering how these developments will affect their campus activities.
The truth is the construction on a campus our size will probably be inconvenient. The campus will be torn apart. It will be noisy, and parking might be difficult. [...]
With seven novels written in 10 years and nearly 50 million copies sold, J.K. Rowling has acquired quite the following. Rarely has a book series inspired such devotion, nerdiness and obsession as Harry Potter.
However, in a recent interview, Rowling confessed she made a mistake in her best-selling books: She should have paired Hermione Granger with [...]
The United States is a world power, there is no doubt about that.
As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approach, many leaders, game supporters and even athletes are talking about boycotting the event.
They claim the boycott would be purposed against Russia’s stance in anti-gay laws and in their own protection from terrorists’ attempts.
While Putin [...]
The Broncos and Seahawks weren’t the only ones butting heads during Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Coca-Cola aired a commercial entitled “It’s Beautiful,” prompting the hashtag “AmericaIsBeautiful” and sparking shocking social media responses from viewers.
The ad featured the song “America the Beautiful” sung in seven languages, including English, Tagalog, Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi, Keres and Senegalese-French. The ad showed [...]