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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…]

January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Features
Walking on Liquids

Walking on Liquids

The students in the engineering department wanted to help students deal with the stressful finals week, so they band together to conduct a fun experiment, Dec. 2, between Gray Library and the Research Center. “It’s a non-Newtonian fluid made out of corn starch,” Vivek Venkatesem,[Read More…]

December 5, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Flames and smoke rise up as new executive chef Stephen Gary pours seasoning over burgers in the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, Nov. 13.
­­UP Elizabeth Grimm

Get to know your chef

Stephen Gary aims to flip culinary expectations at Lamar Chef Stephen Gary flips a burger on the grill, and steam and flames rise up in response. The chef smiles as the perfectly cooked meat sizzles on the hot plate, the smell wafting up enticingly as[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Kelly Erasmus, Cape Town, South Africa freshman

World View: Kelly Erasmus, Cape Town, South Africa freshman

What is the most common misconception about your home country? First, people hear my accent and try to guess that I am from England or Australia. That is always what comes up first. We have a very original accent, which I like. But then they[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Michael Morton enjoys a moment with his granddaughter after being released from prison after 24 years for or a crime he didn’t commit.
Courtesy photo Michael Morton

Innocence unshackled

Innocent man’s release from life-sentence in prison Twenty-four years and seven months of uncomfortable clothes, bad food, bad company and never seeing anything but concrete walls. Twenty-four years and seven months he glared from behind bars, angry that the world could be so cruel to[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
REVIEW: ‘Eleemosynary’ has fine way with words

REVIEW: ‘Eleemosynary’ has fine way with words

Eleemosynary, meaning of or pertaining to alms, is a big word one doesn’t hear on a daily basis. In Lamar University’s play “Eleemosynary,” the word is continually echoed throughout the story, as are many other long, perplexing words. The long, perplexing words match the essence[Read More…]

November 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
World View: Dougal MacGregor, Monterrey, Mexico, senior

World View: Dougal MacGregor, Monterrey, Mexico, senior

What is the most common misconception about your home country? In the four years I have been here I have met hundreds of people and only one, maybe two, believed that I was from Mexico. To some extent it is because I am unusual —[Read More…]

November 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
World View: Sharmin Jahan, Dhaka, Bangladesh graduate student

World View: Sharmin Jahan, Dhaka, Bangladesh graduate student

What is the most common misconception about your home country? First, they ask, “Where is that?” Then I have to explain to them the location is geographically around India, the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar. Some people do know the country because of the cricket team,[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
The Haunted Village in Dam B features a trio of frightening experiences including clowns, monsters and animatronic ancestors.
Photos by Lainie Harris

Chills in Southeast Texas woods

Clowns, zombies and criminally insane combine for scary evening at The Haunted Village Deep in the woods and swamps of east Texas, a small village sits quietly waiting to scare the unsuspecting visitor. The village is built on the backstory of the Winslow clan. Those[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Crowds and Colored Clouds

Crowds and Colored Clouds

More than 6,000 people participated in the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush, Saturday, in downtown Beaumont. The race began in front of the Beaumont Civic Center at 8 a.m. and culminated with a color blast outside of Beaumont City Hall at 9:30[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features