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Candlelight Devo sends off senior class

The annual Candlelight Send-Off for graduating seniors lit up the Beauchamp Amphitheatre Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Three years ago, the Student Alumni Association decided to change the tradition by not only welcoming new students to ACU but also to say goodbye to graduating seniors. Samantha Adkins, assistant director of ACU Alumni Association, is in charge of coordinating […]

Change in law to affect how ACU staff is paid

With the upcoming change in the Fair Labor Standards Act, ACU will evaluate staff positions and how they are paid. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments, according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. The change […]

The value of higher education: Is it worth it?

ACU seems to be taking into account that the price of its education needs to match the value of its education, as the university offers a plethora of resources and opportunities students can’t get at many other places while growing in a spiritual community while constantly finding ways to improve the university to promote innovation. […]

Media changes celebration of black history

Social media and the Internet have taken the celebration of Black history to a new level. After the Black Lives Matter movement, members of the black community have expressed discontent with how people handle race-related conversation and feel that issues are properly recognized or taken seriously. But different media outlets have redeemed itself with the […]

We should all be like Beyonce

Beyoncé took over the Super Bowl this year by releasing a music video debuting her new single Formation the day before the big event setting a great example of what we should all be doing: advocating for those others. The video features the singer in post-Katrina Louisiana embracing her “Texas-Bama” roots and speaking on empowerment along […]

Planned Parenthood provides more than abortions

Many state legislators have decided to pull the plug on Planned Parenthood because of a lack of funding, and some have rejoiced at its fall. Planned Parenthood supporters back the organization because it provides affordable family planning services to women, and men, who may not be able to afford the same healthcare elsewhere. Those fighting […]

DET program receives high rank from Princeton Review

The digital entertainment and technology program, housed in the School of Information Technology and Computing, was ranked in the top 50 schools for game development in the Princeton Review. In its fifth year, the program was ranked No. 27 – two spots behind Massachusetts Institute of Technology – among English-speaking universities in the world and […]

Startup unicorns and instant success are imaginary

Unicorns are mythical creatures we all wish were real, but they are also the representation of the rare and wildly successful startup business. Businesses such as Airbnb, Snapchat and Uber are a few of just over 200 startup unicorns – defined as a startup company valued at at least one billion dollars. Success like this […]

Wildcat Week expands leadership team for next year

Last year’s transformation of Wildcat Week, formerly known as Welcome Week, included a complete overhaul of a tradition that dates back more than 20 years. Now, organizers are fine-tuning what they started last year, seeking to continue to make Wildcat Week better. Caddie Coupe, director of new student programs, led last year’s changes and has decided to […]

I wasn’t meant to be a Westerner

My hair extends about five inches in all directions from my scalp in a rounded, curly afro. Since Sunday night, I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do to make it fit under my foam cowboy hat for the senior Sing Song. I’ve thought of putting it in a bun, but it’s […]

Pre-med students face statewide residency issues

With an increase in Texas medical schools and a static number of residency spots, students could face a greater possibility of having to go out of state to become doctors. Students pursuing a medical degree must attend medical school for four years, and after that, they must participate in a residency program for three to five […]

Grant encourages professors to improve learning

The initiation of the ACU 20/20: Envisioning the Future of Education grant gives professors the chance to submit ideas to compete for a $6,000 grant to fund classroom innovation. Provost Dr. Robert Rhodes said the grant serves to provide a level of support or funding to help bring their idea or new approach to life. […]

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