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Boomtown Brings Film, Music to Beaumont

Boomtown Brings Film, Music to Beaumont

The 10th-annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival, which showcases local musical acts and independent and international films in venues across Beaumont, will begin today and continue through Sunday. Weekend passes are $30, with VIP tickets for $50, and single-day tickets are available. Weekend passes for[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 0 comments Features, News
In my unqualified opinion…

In my unqualified opinion…

Once again, editor Haley Bruyn has failed to watch any of the 10 this year’s Academy Award best picture nominees. That won’t stop her from giving the world her opinion, just like your drunk aunt giving unsolicited dating advice at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Best[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 0 comments Features
Cross-global runner

Cross-global runner

Gasbarri brings Italian passion to Lamar track team Federico Gasbarri runs cross-country — literally. His love of running and competition started when he was a young boy in his home country of Chieti, Italy. “When I was around 12-years old, my professor at school asked me[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments Features, Sports
Pushing through 8-bit ‘Borders’

Pushing through 8-bit ‘Borders’

Whether it’s running from “la migra,” staying out of sight of the light emitted from “los moscos” hovering above, or simply staying hydrated in the dry Mexican desert, LU drawing/ink artist Gonzalo Alvarez tells the story of his parents’ immigration to the United States through[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments Features
Iceland offers stunning scenic adventures

Iceland offers stunning scenic adventures

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Waterfalls and ash — and elves — make up one of the most fascinating places on Earth. Iceland is known for its glacier “Vatnajokull,” or Vatna Glacier in English. It is the largest ice cap in Europe by volume and the largest[Read More…]

February 16, 2017 0 comments Features
Stronger together

Stronger together

  Marchers bond on bus trip to Washington D.C. The night before Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, 53 women, two men and one 11-year-old boy from Southeast Texas piled into a charter bus to[Read More…]

February 9, 2017 0 comments Features
‘Hogs’ and Kisses

‘Hogs’ and Kisses

Valentine’s day traditions around the world Valentine’s Day is a time for lovers to pamper each other with flowers and chocolates, right? Well, that’s not always the case. While most countries have traditions and rituals that celebrate romantic love, they aren’t always done in the[Read More…]

February 9, 2017 0 comments Features
Sustainability in ‘la selva’

Sustainability in ‘la selva’

  Reaud honors students study abroad in Belize’s jungle Lamar University’s Reaud Honors College took 10 students to Belize over the 2017 winter break for a study abroad course on sustainability. The college offered an honors course titled, “Tropical Sustainability” in the fall semester that led[Read More…]

February 9, 2017 0 comments Features
Year of Fire Rooster

Year of Fire Rooster

Lunar New Year festival ignites Chinese community HOUSTON — A new year can be filled with resolutions, uncertainty and change. But, according to the traditional Chinese calendar, a new year also means the return of a Chinese Zodiac animal and a fresh outlook on life.[Read More…]

February 2, 2017 0 comments Features
Striking back

Striking back

  ‘Star Wars’ documentary by LU alumni to screen Monday Bradley Weatherholt, 25, said he was introduced to “Star Wars” through the prequels. However, he soon found out that not everyone loved the trilogy as much as he did. “I was probably like 12 or[Read More…]

January 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features