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Out-of-state students would benefit from shuttle

Finals week brings a list of challenges – tests, projects, cleaning and checking out of dorms, packing, etc. But some students have the added challenge of trying to find a way home at the end of the week. The majority of ACU students are from a nearby or relatively close town in Texas, making it easy […]

Media vanity prevents balanced coverage

The media loves to talk about themselves. Some of their favorite stories to cover are when there is an obstruction of the First Amendment or when one of their own is attacked. Last week’s horrific killings in Paris received an extensive amount of media attention, as they should have. But it isn’t a coincidence that […]

Oil supply lowers more than prices

You’ve probably already seen it: people filling up their own barrels with gasoline, trying to take as much advantage of the lowered prices as possible. While the $1.88 may look good at the pump, the oil surplus will have a lasting negative impact on the economy over all. The New York Times recently said gas […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]