Features

In-’Still’-ing imagination

In-’Still’-ing imagination

Lamar to present ‘Still Life With Iris’ In the land of Nocturno, someone teaches the wind to whistle, and memories don’t reside within people’s minds, but inside their “Past Coats.” A still life is a picture of unmoving objects, but for Iris, it’s a consistent, oddly-familiar[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Eat close to home

Eat close to home

‘Slow Food’ movement advocates local cuisine They are soft-bodied gastropods and a common delicacy in parts of Italy and France. Snails are not only delicious, they are also the inspiration for a world-wide food movement. Slow Food, which started in Italy in 1989, maintains that[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Kite Fest flies family fun from campus

Kite Fest flies family fun from campus

  The Beaumont Health Coalition held their first Kite Festival at the Lamar University practice football field, Saturday. “Jefferson County happens to be one of the unhealthiest counties in the state of Texas and we want to make a difference around that,” Heather Champion, event[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Fabric of Lamar’s diverse culture

Fabric of Lamar’s diverse culture

Micaela Moreno and Valeria Perez, above, model traditional Hispanic dress during the first Multicultural Fashion show, March 22. The event was held in the courtyard in front of the Baptist Student Center. The winner of the contest, Marina Ahkter, left, talks to the crowd about[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Michael Hargis talks to visitors during PROFIT night at Kampus Korner.

LU alumnus creates ‘Profit’ clothing line

  In 2015, Michael Hargis had no sense of direction with regard to a career. He was a member of Lamar’s football team but knew that it would only take him oh so far. “An athlete is only one play away from a career ending[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
‘Tilting’ back to family fun

‘Tilting’ back to family fun

Beaumont arcade returns, expands as family entertainment center “They ask me if we are the same as Chuck E. Cheese, and we say, ‘No.’” Marina Carreon is often asked by onlookers passing through Tilt Studio’s gates what the new center will have. Her answer? —[Read More…]

March 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features, News
‘Positive/Negative Space’

‘Positive/Negative Space’

Darkroom Friends Art Studio, Inc. exhibition to open March 4 The Art Studio, Inc. will host the opening exhibition of “Positive/Negative Space” Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. showing photographic works of 12 local artists from the Darkroom Friends group. The show will highlight the[Read More…]

March 3, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
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…]

March 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features, News
Local artist takes inspiration from surroundings, home

Local artist takes inspiration from surroundings, home

Tom Veillon is a travelling artist. From the mountains of Colorado to the swamps of Southeast Texas, his love of the outdoors is evident. Now he is bringing the outdoors indoors with an exhibition of paintings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 10, at High[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Spring forward — maybe?

Spring forward — maybe?

Not all states observe daylight saving time As many Southeast Texans anticipate the time change to Daylight Saving Time, March 12, Arizona and Hawaii are two states that don’t participate in the event. Ty Smith, a former resident of Arizona who now resides in Orange,[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features, News