Girl squads offer support, guidance

I've never really cared much about having girl friends. I was always around my older brothers and their friends, or my three boy cousins. I never really got along with girls, and I was never interested in all the drama that came with it — which is still true. Sure, I had a couple of close girl … [Read more...]

Purpose found through major changes

I had one goal on my mind: attend Abilene Christian starting in the fall 2017 and graduate with a bachelor's degree of science. Little did I know my plans would end up with two hospital visits during the summer and a long, long road of recovery. Since I was 9 years old, I dreamed of being a … [Read more...]

College: the final frontier for father of two

College: the final frontier. Well not really, but it can have an ominous feeling regardless of your classification. Freshman students feel the pressures of moving out on their own and having to juggle responsibilities. Seniors feel the pressures of "senioritis" and struggling to get to the light at … [Read more...]

To increase retention, enrollment, university needs VP of enrollment

OUR VIEW: Because campus enrollment remains largely unchanged, administrators need to hire a vice president of enrollment management. There is a clear lack of substantial increase to the amount of newly enrolled students. If the school wishes to grow and thrive, it must have more revenue to fund … [Read more...]

Refuse to stay down, stand up to succeed

The famous actress Mary Pickford once said, “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.” This past semester I had to come to terms with that since I was placed on academic suspension. Failure is hard to … [Read more...]

Passion, happiness drive work, creativity

I own Double H Design, a business that specializes in digital and social media creation and management. My job is to take a business owner’s passion and present it to the world in a way that will positively impact their community. I am engaged in every step of the brand creating process. From … [Read more...]

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects of mental health issues left untreated: the Sutherland Spring, Texas. The gunman with an … [Read more...]

What ‘good vibes’ actually means

I had a life-changing experience this past weekend. I know that's an overused phrase, but hear me out. I attended Pursuit 2017, a leadership conference held in San Antonio. I was an extremely negative person before, but I felt like a completely new person after this conference. The seminars in … [Read more...]

New website design glitches, however more user friendly

OUR VIEW: The visual elements of the university's website redesign emphasizes our efforts to produce innovative content. As frustrating as the two day long construction was, the administration's efforts were not in vain. The goal was to create a more visually pleasing website that was easier to … [Read more...]

We are not ‘one nation under God’

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Every morning Americans all over the nation stand with their hand on their heart to recite this pledge. Every day people … [Read more...]