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Puppies, dunk tank relieve students for Dead Day

Students relaxed the Monday of finals week at Dead Day events on campus and at The Grace Museum. The Grace hosted its second semi-annual College De-Stress Day where students could view the museum’s exhibits, drink coffee, visit with service dogs and snap pictures at a photo booth for free. “We tried it on a whim last […]

United Way of Abilene presents second Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival

The second Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival, which benefits the United Way of Abilene, took place April 29 – May 1 at the Nelson Park Festival Gardens. The three-day event featured live acts on Friday and Saturday evening with a Gospel brunch to follow Sunday at the TownePlace Suites/Courtyard Marriott hotel. Bethany Ashlock, United Way’s […]

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 […]

Students raise awareness during Earth Week

Students promoted environmental awareness Wednesday April 20 in the McGlothlin Campus with presentations in honor of Earth Week. The Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences presented the event and showcased about 30 projects by department students and students in Dr. Jim Cooke’s Environmental and Technological Sciences class. The event also included live demonstrations on plastic bottle […]

‘He was just Max’: An evening with Max Lucado

When Max Lucado arrived on campus as a wide-eyed, longhaired teen in the early 1970s, he never imagined he’d be a best-selling author. Ninety million sold copies later, Lucado spoke to an audience of mentors, friends and admirers at the university that introduced him to his faith. On Monday evening, Lucado was honored at the […]

Turning Tables: Garza boosts Abilene nightlife

Rudy Garza, senior marketing major from Corpus Christi, is turning the tables on Abilene nightlife. Garza has been the Friday night DJ of Stairs, a downtown nightclub that opened last November, and will be playing his last set this Friday from 9-12 p.m. Garza bought his first turntable in January and began performing at friends’ […]

Why you should be into labels

Reading the labels on cosmetic and hygiene products may seem like a waste of time, but it could just save your life. Last week, a Missouri court ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson to award $72 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox, a woman who died last fall of ovarian cancer which may have […]

We’re not in the room where it happens

Last year with a “click” and a “BOOM” the world was introduced to Broadway’s newest sensation, Hamilton. The musical is an adaptation of the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. With a racially diverse cast and hip-hop inspired songs, including two rap battles between Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, the play is breaking the stereotype that […]

My vote didn’t matter and yours might not either

Two weeks ago I voted, but unlike all the posters and campaigns told me it would, I feel like my vote did not count. I was excited in the weeks leading up to the Texas primaries, but as the day approached I soon understood that I would have to make a decision, not just on […]

The importance of a full nights sleep

Sleep. A beautiful commodity that can only be purchased with the sacrifice of your social life or school life. You can literally die if you don’t get enough of it, but even so there are countless students around campus with the battle scars of all nighters present under their eyes in the form of dark circles. College students […]

Brave new worlds: FilmFest 2016

Far away from the lights and cameras of tinsel town, film making seems like a concept that is as far removed from Abilene as the Hollywood sign is from the GATA fountain. But, for a few students, film making is their passion- a passion that will be celebrated at the 12th annual FilmFest. FilmFest will […]

Maker Lab to host first-ever Maker Fest

The Maker Lab will bring together technology, science and art at its first ever Maker Fest. Maker Fest is a free event that is open to the public Thursday, March 31 from 4-9 p.m. in the Maker Lab. The event will showcase the creations of 12 makers from the ACU and Abilene maker communities while […]