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Soccer wraps up 2014 campaign

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The women’s soccer team concluded its 2014 season earlier this week as second-year members of the Southland Conference. The Wildcats finished the year 8-9-2 with an in-conference record of 5-4-2.
ACU finished with a lesser record than last year, going 13-5-1 overall and 7-5 against Southland programs. But with a lot of new faces for the [...]

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Global Samaritan announces Ebola relief efforts

By Allison Brown
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

Global Samaritan Resources, a local Abilene non-profit, announced a plan Wednesday to send relief to West African countries.
Simple Works, the new initiative, is an effort to provide simple solutions to the complex Ebola crisis in West Africa. The program focuses on three primary needs of people affected by the outbreak. Global Samaritan will send water [...]

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‘Cats battle ‘Kats for SHSU Homecoming

By Collin Wieder
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The ACU Wildcat football team will go on the road again this weekend to take on FCS perennial powerhouse Sam Houston State.
ACU enters this weekend’s contest with an even overall record of 4-4 and a 2-2 conference record. The SHSU Bearkats will go in with a 3-4 overall record and a 2-1 conference record.
Sam Houston [...]

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Wildcats wrap up season at Shotwell

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on October 23, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The women’s soccer team will look to conclude its 2014 campaign above .500 as the Wildcats fight for a couple of wins in the final two games of the season. Currently at 7-8-2, ACU will take on Lamar (4-10-1, 2-5-1) at noon Friday and McNeese State (6-8-1, 4-4-0) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Both games will [...]

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On the Hedge of Glory

By Linsey Thut
Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | Comments Off

He’s sweet but spiky, curious but complacent, sharp but soft. His pastimes include hiking up shirt sleeves and hiding under beds. His name is Cashew, but his friends refer to him as Cash or Cash-Money.
Oh, and he’s a hedgehog.

On Sept. 6, Ali Rakestraw, junior biology major from Boulder, Colorado, drove two and a half hours [...]

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Football powers through Gyrenes for fourth win

By Collin Wieder
Posted on October 11, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The football team scored more than 50 points for the second time this year on its way to a 55-14 Homecoming win against the Ave Maria Gyrenes.
ACU improved to 4-3 overall on the year while the Gyrenes dropped to 1-5.
The Wildcat offense put together another great outing, going for 513 total yards.
The NAIA’s Gyrenes gave [...]

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“Big Fish” makes a big splash as Homecoming musical

By Catherine Blakemore
Posted on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Arts & Culture, News, Showcase | Comments Off

As the first college to perform former Broadway musical Big Fish, the Department of Theatre shares the story as this year’s Homecoming musical.
Big Fish has been a book, a movie with a star-studded cast and a Broadway musical, and now, ACU presents its first collegiate premiere.
The two leads, Tyler Hazard, senior musical theatre major from [...]

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She gets buckets: Mitchell leads way for ACU

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on October 9, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

No one saw it coming. At least, not with a group of seniors leading the way. Not with a solid group of upperclassmen, led by four seniors who had spent the last three years building ACU soccer into the dominant program that it is today. No one saw it coming, but that doesn’t mean it [...]

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Mitchell scores twice in Wildcat wins

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Showcase, Sports | Comments Off

The soccer team picked up two wins at Shotwell this weekend against Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana. The wins improve the Wildcats’ record to 6-6 and 3-1 in the Southland Conference.
The Wildcats shut out the Nicholls State Colonels 3-0 on Friday afternoon. ACU struck first on a goal by Baylee Mitchell, sophomore forward from Flower Mound, in [...]

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Big Country Balloon Fest takes off

By James Eldred
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

About a dozen hot air balloons floated gently into the sky from Red Bud Park Sunday for the grand finale of the 20th annual Big Country Balloon Fest.
In a marked improvement from last year, the weather was calm enough for pilots to take flight Saturday and Sunday and allowed a sizable crowd to attend.
“We’ve had [...]

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Entra a la Plaza serves up culture

By Emily Seidel
Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Features, Showcase | Comments Off

A Spanish version of Be My Baby blasted over loudspeakers as several hundred waited for the festivities of Entra a la Plaza to begin Friday night. While they waited, some had their faces painted, and others bounced around in the inflatable obstacle course. The aroma of cheese, beef and spices filled the air as the [...]

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Bid on It: Social Clubs initiate new pledges on Bid Night

By Linsey Thut
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under News, Showcase | Comments Off

On Friday night, campus was filled with women skipping in single file lines wearing shirts with marker all over them and men carrying pictures of fruit and chanting about cows. No, the ACU campus did not go crazy; pledging kicked off with the time-honored tradition of Bid Night.
Throughout the night, a total of 388 students [...]