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Gladys City/Boomtown to host Spookfest

Gladys City/Boomtown to host Spookfest

Monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and witches are some the many spooky characters that will be spotted at the Gladys City Spookfest Oct. 26. Activities will go from 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. with trick-or-treating through the Boomtown buildings and fun festivities for all ages. “Traditionally, it has[Read More…]

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Lifesavers

Lifesavers

Beaumont firefighters and EMTs simulated removing a crash victim from a car after using the jaws of life, Saturday, at the Fire Museum of Texas in downtown Beaumont. The demonstration was part of Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival. Victoria Seeton, UP contributor

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not

Sfeir to create ‘Memory Café’ in Beaumont Natalie Sfeir has travelled through England and Ireland, from Liverpool and London to Dublin and Donegal, studying the forgotten — or rather, the forgetful. “My dream has always been to represent those who do not have a voice[Read More…]

October 5, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features

Harvey provides harsh welcome

When Miguel Chavez heard noises in his apartment bedroom at 6 a.m., Aug. 26, he thought someone was in his room. What he found instead was water from Hurricane Harvey. “The first thing I see is one of my ‘Chucks’ floating by the end of[Read More…]

October 5, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Females take flight

Females take flight

Hillin to deliver Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Oct. 3 Sara Hillin will present this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “Flashpoints of Flight: The Enduring Rhetorical Legacy of Female Aviators.” The lecture discusses the legacy of female pilots in the early 20th century. The idea came from a[Read More…]

September 28, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Nicholson makes his ‘Marx’

Nicholson makes his ‘Marx’

Beck Fellow travels to France, Quebec to research translation Dillon Nicholson enjoys the language of love. Not that love is his goal. The 2017 Beck Fellow is using his love of the French language to translate a text into English for the first time. A[Read More…]

September 28, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
President says SGA aims to facilitate students’ needs

President says SGA aims to facilitate students’ needs

“I’ve been involved in SGA for three years now,” he said. Nicholson has been involved with SGA since he was a freshman and  said the president’s job isn’t to change things, but to be a facilitator. “I take petitions or surveys, just student opinion data,[Read More…]

September 28, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Impressions of Nature

Impressions of Nature

Monet’s Giverny home reflects his art GIVERNY, France — Developing in Paris in the 19th century, Impressionism broke traditional European ways of painting. Arguably the best of the Impressionists was Claude Monet. A visit to the master’s home in Giverny, a two-hour train ride from[Read More…]

September 21, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Student volunteers to care for animals left behind

Student volunteers to care for animals left behind

Before Hurricane Harvey poured down, The Humane Society of Southeast Texas made plans to keep the animals safe through the rains. “At the Humane Society we wanted to be prepared for Hurricane Harvey and whatever his wrath would be, so prior to the storm happening[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Deaf activist DiMarco lectures at Lamar

Deaf activist DiMarco lectures at Lamar

While some may believe that deafness is a disability, Nyle DiMarco doesn’t view it that way. “I never wished I could hear, I’ve never even thought about it — I was born this way, and I don’t know any different,” DiMarco, Deaf activist and winner[Read More…]

September 14, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features