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Conversations need to be started about LGBT students

The Board of Trustees has released a framework for a task force created by the university administration intended to help it in the process of evaluating the university’ sexual stewardship code. The reevaluations come as a reaction to the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case of July 2015 that federally required each state to recognize same-sex […]

Transgender rights can’t be ignored

After the civil rights movement of the 1960s, it is often thought the fight for equal rights was won a long time ago. But for transgender Americans, the fight for those rights is an uphill battle. Only 18 states have laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, and out of the remaining states that have no such […]

University is right to focus on retention, but will central advising help?

The university is making plans to centralize its advising system that will take advisers out of various departments and colleges and put them in a single location. Advisers will be housed under enrollment and marketing beginning in August. University officials say it will allow advisors to take advantage of new software called Degree Works to […]

ACU Athletics lacks transparency needed for Div. I reputation

A lot of students, faculty and alumni had an opinion when they found out head track and field and cross country coach Keith Barnier was relieved of duties and would not return after three years with the university. Some thought it was a justified move. Others thought it was madness. Based on our responsibility as media to […]

Move to central advising system may not be best for all

The university’s Senior Leadership Team recently proposed that academic advising move away from the department-specific advising system to a central advising center. Such a sweeping change would have a huge impact on students and faculty and this sort of change should be carefully considered and discussed across campus before being enacted. Whether you have a […]

Panama Papers illuminate international issue

Just days ago, a massive leak of documents, titled the Panama Papers, exposed the way the world’s richest utilize tax havens to hide their money and evade taxes. The leak was the largest in history, consisting of 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The 2,600 gigabytes of files detail how Mossack […]

Miitomo is Miitertaining and Miiddicting

Miitomo is the first mobile app made by Japanese game developer, Nintendo, and is already a worldwide hit. After launching on March 31 worldwide, it skyrocketed to the No. 1 free app on Apple’s iTunes store and No. 2 on the top free Android apps behind Facebook Messenger. Miitomo is a social media app that […]

MLK Jr. Speech to be remembered

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the one time out of the year where schools, communities, and churches from all around the country stop not only to remember the great leader that MLK Jr. was, but to remember the famous words that struck our nation today. However, it seems that for the condition our country is in […]

The value of higher education: Is it worth it?

ACU seems to be taking into account that the price of its education needs to match the value of its education, as the university offers a plethora of resources and opportunities students can’t get at many other places while growing in a spiritual community while constantly finding ways to improve the university to promote innovation. […]

The time to revise is now

Here at ACU there are 10 classes every student is required to take in order to graduate that they cannot be exempted from. Four of these classes consist of BIBL 101 Jesus: His Life and Teachings, BIBL 102 Life, Literature, and Community, BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament and finally an advanced bible, which […]

‘Chicken parm you taste so good’

Choosing a college is hard because they are a lot of factors to consider. Majors, the size of the campus, proximity to home, cost of tuition and several other determinants, but I never really considered the food served on campus. Now looking back, I realize my decision would have been easier if I had tasted […]

NBA All-Star voting is just absurd

The National Basketball Association’s fan voting for the All-Star game is broken. The once gleaming idea that fans could vote their favorite players in as starters has been reduced to a system that robs deserving players of an opportunity to gain national recognition for their achievements. On paper, the idea seems great. Fans get to […]