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The road ahead: freshman adjusts to school, football team after life-threatening accident

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Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | No comment

Freshman J.R. Hall was seriously injured in a one-car accident just three days before signing with the ACU football team. He broke his neck, fractured several vertebrae near his spinal chord, suffered nerve damage and was in a coma for several days. After spending 92 days in the hospital and being placed in a wheelchair, […]

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Volleyball aims to defy conference expectations

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Posted on August 23, 2015 | Filed under Showcase,Sports | No comment

ACU is picked to finish 12th out of 13 teams in the conference, all of the players and coaches expect better. The ACU volleyball team prepares to open its third season in the Southland Conference against Big-12 and Pac-12 powerhouses, Texas Christian University and Arizona University. The two games will be the first of many early season, tough […]

Wildcat Week encompassed old and new traditions

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Posted on August 19, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | No comment

The first Wildcat Week came to a close Saturday night after a week packed with new and old ACU traditions. Though the rebranded week has a new logo, a new name and new events, upperclassmen, faculty and staff might recognize a few things that went on during the week. The first of the many significant […]

The Fast-Track to Nowhere: ACU denied chance at shorter probation period

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Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on The Fast-Track to Nowhere: ACU denied chance at shorter probation period

ACU athletic programs are no longer able to take advantage of a system that once allowed the opportunity for a sports team to compete for a conference championship. Kelsey Dombrowski, sophomore goalkeeper, was not expecting this when she committed to be a Wildcat. “When I first committed to play soccer, they were still a Div. […]

Graduate School of Theology entering prestigious territory nationally

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Posted on April 29, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Graduate School of Theology entering prestigious territory nationally

Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, Wade Casey never imagined he would one day work toward earning a Masters degree from the ACU Graduate School of Theology. In fact, college didn’t appear on his radar at all until spring of his senior year in high school. “One day I just went in and talked to […]

32nd annual KGR draws hundreds of runners

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Posted on April 29, 2015 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on 32nd annual KGR draws hundreds of runners

Sun and a light breeze greeted runners Saturday morning as the 32nd annual Kirk Goodwin Run kicked off another year of charity runs. This year, students from Hardin-Simmons University, faculty, staff and community members participated in the KGR in support of the cause. The KGR is one of Abilene’s most well-known 5Ks, along with the […]

Social media connects alumni to students in art department

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Posted on April 24, 2015 | Filed under Arts & Culture,Showcase | Comments Off on Social media connects alumni to students in art department

Six students have won first place in various sessions of the semester-long ACU A&D Instagram Competition facilitated by the Department of Art and Design. The competition serves as a way to connect current art students with alumni. Every two weeks, a department alumnus judges the miniature competitions. Six winners have been named so far: Anne-Marie Coffee, senior […]

Five-tool star shortstop does it all for ACU softball

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Posted on April 23, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on Five-tool star shortstop does it all for ACU softball

Freshman shortstop Peyton Hedrick has been tearing up the Southland Conference this season, and that’s a bit of an understatement. Despite the team’s 4-17 showing in the conference and 10-31 overall record this season, Hedrick’s individual performance had proven she is more than her team’s record. At second in the conference in batting average, SLG […]

Shooting the stars

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Posted on April 22, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase | Comments Off on Shooting the stars

Dr. Jason Holland, professor of mathematics, teaches students about discreet algebra and math theory. But hanging on the walls of his office in Foster Science Building are photographs of nebulae, galaxies and star clusters – and they’re all taken by Holland himself. Holland discovered his love for astrophotography in 2012 after he got his first […]

Baseball snaps losing streak in walk off fashion

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Posted on April 21, 2015 | Filed under Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on Baseball snaps losing streak in walk off fashion

The Wildcats ended their weather-delayed weekend series against Sam Houston State in walk-off fashion. After freshman outfielder Taylor Fajardo sent the game into extra innings with a two-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, junior shortstop Kyle Carroll needed just one pitch to give the Wildcats a one-run win with a solo home run […]

To kick or not to kick the Yik

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Posted on April 17, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Showcase | Comments Off on To kick or not to kick the Yik

The Office of Multicultural Enrichment is fighting one of the most powerful forces in the history of civilization: the Internet. The “Kick the Yik” campaign was launched by OME in response to the abundance of racist, sexist and offensive yaks on the controversial app. They are encouraging students to delete the app from their phones. […]

Competing for the Cup: Gomez tries out for spot on Colombian National Soccer team

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Posted on April 16, 2015 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on Competing for the Cup: Gomez tries out for spot on Colombian National Soccer team

From the day she was born, she had Colombian blood running in her veins and a soccer ball at her feet. Sophomore midfielder Maria Gomez, who finished her second season playing for the ACU women’s soccer team last semester, also just finished training in the Republic of Colombia for the chance to represent her country […]