LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The dust is settling from two long weeks of campaigning and three hard days of voting. There are still random bits of evidence that our student body elected next year’s executive officers, but for the most part the campaign material is down and life goes on. For many students the Students’ Association returns to being [...]
I am very excited about this upcoming year. I feel like Students’ Association is in a unique position in that we as an organization have the opportunity to make a huge impact on this campus. As the executive vice president, my job will mainly deal with the internal affairs of the student body, like events [...]
I’d like to first start off by saying thank you to everyone who went out and voted Wednesday, Thursday, and more importantly, Friday. Your voice as a student has significant power! I am extremely excited to begin working with all of the student organizations on campus, and begin working with Dylan and Rodney, the newly [...]
By Liz McKay, sophomore social work major from Wichita, Kan.
Dear Dr. Schubert:
Let me begin by expressing my gratitude for all of the change that has been happening on campus as of late. Compared to the past, there has been an incredible push for including women in many aspects of campus life, such as scripture reading [...]
To the Editor:
Last Sunday, several members of our family attended the evening devotional service for a moving lament praying for the students involved in last Friday’s terrible accident, for the tragic loss of Lindsey Smith, and most graciously for the family of my son Jeffrey Davis, who also died. I want to express how deeply I, and [...]
Response to Oct. 24 endorsement by Jonathan Martin, junior biology/pre-med major from San Antonio.
My initial response to Endorsement: Obama for a Second Term posted online and in last Wednesday’s paper was annoyance at several mistakes in the article but also respect to the editorial board for writing an article that is obviously not going to [...]
The issue of abortion is one so polarizing in America that many people avoid talking about it. It is equally divisive in the Christian community, where many incorrectly assume that all Christians are “pro-life”. First of all, the issue is not as rhetorically simple as “pro-life”, and its binary opposite “pro-death”. The choice to have [...]
I was sitting in the Chapel forum the other day, listening to the Seekers of the Word, when a joke was made regarding the decorative cabbage that we have on campus.
That joke spurred a thought in my mind. If we can grow decorative cabbage, why can’t we grow real, edible cabbage? There are hungry people [...]
The abortion issue is made complicated by emotions and situational circumstances. These attributes both contribute to its avoidance in conversation and to the general lack of understanding about it in our culture. In reading last weeks Optimist I was not surprised to find a published letter negatively portraying my efforts to raise awareness of abortion [...]
By Jon “Pink Slime” Camp
Sing of our ferocious dodgeball madness,
Recount our undergrad slaughter.
Set to purpose my pen to greatness,
As I make the millennials shudder.
For on the barren plain of Gym A,
We find our hero McCracken.
He is our Maximus, indeed, Doctore!
For whom we will leave all else beaten.
Surrounded is he by warriors renown,
Having come of [...]
While I do appreciate the article on house churches, I beg to differ on the ability of such a group to provide for each other.
I was part of a house church in San Antonio for almost a year, and we had about 15 people on average in attendance. We had all ages represented, and I’d [...]
I am a senior at ACU and have enjoyed my experience here. This school is an exceptional institution for higher learning that encourages Christian relationships and servant leadership. The community that the students, faculty and staff build is honorable.
However, I have noticed that ACU has avoided consistent discussions on controversial topics in the world. While [...]