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by Desmond Pickens

Spirit of Sacrifice

Feb. 18 sees start of Lent, 40-day period during which Catholics reflect on life’s meaning “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up his cross each day, and follow me.” With Lent approaching, Jesus’ words, from Luke 9:23 of the New International[Read More…]

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In the 1980s, advertising agencies started taking advantage of the holiday to have mid-February sales, as depicted in this clip art from the period. This is when the term Presidents’ Day started to become the dominant name for “Washington’s Birthday.”

President’s Day: more than just another Monday

When people think of February, their minds tend to drift toward Valentine’s Day. In a month filled with love and candy, it’s easy to forget one of the least-celebrated holidays — Presidents’ Day. “Presidents’ Day does not have that direct influence on our daily lives[Read More…]

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Perfect Valentine’s

Perfect Valentine’s

Classic dating traditions still most popular A synonym for Valentine’s Day might easily be, “Appreciate Your Partner Day.” However, beautiful red roses, stuffed animals, and nice romantic dinners tend to be a little cliché. Do we really know what our partner wants? What really makes[Read More…]

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World View: Maria Elena Sandovici, Bucharest, Romania, Associate Professor Political Science

World View: Maria Elena Sandovici, Bucharest, Romania, Associate Professor Political Science

What is the most common misconception about your home country? People will talk about vampires. No, we don’t have vampires in Romania. That does not represent my country at all. Transylvania is a part of Romania and it is really beautiful. Transylvania is special to[Read More…]

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Art work by Steffen Sangster, right, Everett Beaujon, left, and Chris Presley 
will be on display 7-10 p.m., Feb. 13, at the Victoria House.

High Street Gallery to host ‘Fever Dreams’

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of mixed media artwork by three up-and-coming artists, Chris Presley, Steffen Sangster, and Everett Beaujon, 7-10 p.m., Feb. 13. The gallery is located in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont. “Chris Presley is a founding member[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Artwork  by Darrell Troppy

‘Heartist by Artists’ auction benefit set for Feb. 12

Darrell Troppy’s annual heart show, “Heartist by Artists,” a charity fundraiser for The American Heart Association for the Golden Triangle, will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 12, in his studio located at 1393 Broadway in Beaumont. Contributing artists include Inez Alvidrez, Adam[Read More…]

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Helene Czudek

World View: Helene Czudek, Strasbourg, France, Graduate Student

What is the most common misconception about your home country? It is funny, because when you enter my city it says, “Strasbourg: Capital of Europe,” and then you go to Brussels and it says, “Brussels, Capital of Europe.” We are kind of fighting over that[Read More…]

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Meditations on death, life

Meditations on death, life

‘Memento Mundi’ exhibit on display Feb. 7-28 “People get a feeling for my work that it’s dark, macabre or ‘Gothic,’” Kailee Viator says. “I don’t think it’s that way, though. I think there’s very much light in my work. “It’s a lot about just revering[Read More…]

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Scandal draws attention away from biggest game of the season

Scandal draws attention away from biggest game of the season

Normally, at this time of year, football fans are discussing and bantering about the Super Bowl, this year between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. But with the big game scheduled for Sunday, talk centers around only one of the combatants — the[Read More…]

January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features, Sports
World View: Hiroki Watanabe, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, Economics professor

World View: Hiroki Watanabe, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, Economics professor

What is the most common misconception about your home country? Well, we do not eat sushi every day. Not everyone is a samurai or a monk. Most of the ideas people get are from anime, but that’s not exactly where I am from. That does[Read More…]

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