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Living ‘Temptations’

Living ‘Temptations’

An exotic dancer tells her story The life of an exotic dancer is often far from exotic. The dancers, staffers and managers of Temptations, the only adult entertainment club in the city of Beaumont, all have their own reasons as to how they got their start.[Read More…]

December 15, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Library hosts comfort dogs

Library hosts comfort dogs

Lamar University’s Gray Library hosted comfort dogs, Dec. 8. The dogs help calm students during the busy finals period. The dogs were on leashes in a partitioned area of the first floor. The animals and their handlers are part of the Paws 4 Love Therapy Animals[Read More…]

December 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Ripples in time

Ripples in time

Local artist uses vintage videos, music to create calmness One wouldn’t expect to create a ripple in time through the means of old VHS tapes or footage of water being mixed with oil and Jell-O, but Jason Miller saw the potential and a pattern. Miller,[Read More…]

December 1, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Monkey Island Getaway

Monkey Island Getaway

Primate takes bite out of UP contributor’s dream Thailand vacation PHI PHI ISLAND, Thailand —One would expect the vacations you see advertised on commercial breaks, or the destination vacations they give away on “Wheel of Fortune,” to be beautiful and relaxing. My trip to Thailand[Read More…]

December 1, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Symphony to present ‘Triumphant Tchaikovsky’ Nov. 19

Symphony to present ‘Triumphant Tchaikovsky’ Nov. 19

The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present “Triumphant Tchaikovsky,” a concert performance at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, at the Julie Rogers Theatre. “Our fantastic season continues with some wonderful triumphs of the greatest composers of all time,” Matthew Detrick, SOST concert master and violin soloist,[Read More…]

November 17, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Garden Grows

Garden Grows

Students stretch green thumbs in community garden While rushing around campus, one may have noticed an area between the Communications Building and the tennis courts, full of blooming flowers, vegetables and blossoming shrubs. This peaceful place is the Lamar Community Garden. Student president Bette Paredez[Read More…]

November 17, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Fall & Recovery

Fall & Recovery

  LU dance concert to feature aerial performdance The Lamar University department of theatre and dance will present its annual “Fall and Recovery” dance concert, Nov. 18-20 in the University Theatre. Dance major, junior and Beaumont native, Rebekah Gonzales said this year’s concert will feature[Read More…]

November 17, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
1,237 steps to heaven

1,237 steps to heaven

KRABI, Thailand — Wat Tham Suea, which translates as Tiger Cave Temple, is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Thailand. Located just northeast of Krabi, to reach the top of the 278-meter-high temple, visitors must climb 1,237 stairs, most of which are 30 cm.[Read More…]

November 17, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Practicing what he teaches

Practicing what he teaches

Grothe brings professional experience to classroom Actor, writer, professor, husband — enforcer for Henry VIII. Joel Grothe is all these things and more. The Lamar theatre professor plays Thomas Cromwell in “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” at Houston’s Main Street Theater, the latest role[Read More…]

November 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features
Lamar University’s Aguilar researches harmful phthalates found in plastics

Lamar University’s Aguilar researches harmful phthalates found in plastics

The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment, states on its website that, “Studies have linked phthalates to hormone changes, lower sperm count, less mobile sperm, birth defects in the male reproductive[Read More…]

November 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled Features