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Nghi Ngo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Senior.

World View: Nghi Ngo

What is the most common misconception about your home country? People think we are still in a war, or that we are a communist country. Actually, we are just a normal republic. It is a small country in Asia, so not many people know too[Read More…]

March 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Farmer Charles Simmons Jr. adjusts the controls for his GPS enabled tractor. UP Caitlin Duerler

Losing an hour’s sleep? Don’t blame farmers

Food production not dependent on ‘Daylight Saving’ During the first week of March, many Lamar students and faculty grumble about losing an hour of sleep, as clocks are set an hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time. “Eventually you get used to it, but the first[Read More…]

March 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
UP photo illustration by Desmond Pickens

Celebrating Women’s History

Ladies of Lamar leave lasting legacies Over its 92 years of history, Lamar has seen many influential women, but if we must pick out four to form a Mount Rushmore of LU, we would pick the following. Mary Campbell, left, was one of the most[Read More…]

March 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
UP illustration by Lauren Van Gerven

Irish-American celebration expands to include homeland

To many, St. Patrick’s Day is a fiercely Irish tradition that serves as the perfect excuse to drink dyed-green beer, wear kitschy “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts, drink McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes and sing “Danny Boy.” St. Patrick’s Day, however, has been an American tradition since[Read More…]

March 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Chloe Sullivan, Kountze junior, Chaz Romero, Orange junior and Sydney Haygood, Friendswood freshman, rehearse a scene for “The Glass Menagerie” in the Studio Theatre, Feb. 11. UP Photo Elizabeth Grimm

REVIEW: Audience will relate to ‘Menagerie’s’ family dysfunction

‘The Glass Menagerie’ is about a family who is broken by differences in their personalities — the contrast between them is a constant reminder of the clashes of personalities that we all have in our families. The play, which opened Feb. 26 in Lamar University’s[Read More…]

February 27, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Colton Morris, Joanna Chavez and Tyler Coleman, members of the LU Green Squad throw items in a recycling bin in front of Plummer Building Tuesday.  UP Photo Sierra Kondos

No time to ‘waste’

Flosi, Green Squad, working to reduce environmental impact The world is full of waste. On any given day, mounds of paper are printed, electricity flows through burning bulbs in empty rooms, and garbage fills trash cans — and that’s just on the Lamar campus. Alicen Flosi[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Jose Nicolas Farro Ahumada, Lima, Peru, Sophomore

World View: Jose Nicolas Farro Ahumada

What is the most common misconception about your home country? Every time that I tell someone I am from Peru, they always ask me if I have a llama as a pet. It always bothers me. I tell them no. Just because I am from[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
“Magnetic Wall” by Takis

Ploughman of Magnetic Fields

Greek artist traverses magnetic fields to make the invisible, visible Greek artist Panagiotis “Takis” Vassilakis’ attraction to magnets is clear in art works spanning his sixty-plus year career.  He continually finds inspiration in trying to make unseen forces visible through his various works. The Menil[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
‘Birdman’ DVD Soars High

‘Birdman’ DVD Soars High

Oscar winner release offers cool special features, insights “Birdman” is all about reputation and redemption. Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton) was once an iconic superhero, hence the title. Thompson decides to revamp his acting career by writing, starring and directing his own adaption of Raymond Carver’s[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Michael Keaton
Birdman

‘Birdman’ to fly over ‘Boyhood’

87th Academy Awards favor indie appeal, more than box office blockbusters The film award season is almost complete. The 87th Academy Awards will wrap up another incredible year of films, Sunday. One of the most interesting things about the big nominees is that none of[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features