Opinion

UP cartoon by Desmond Pickens

Princess proposal

Study abroad creates opportunity for fairytale engagement Paris — the city of romance. It’s a great place to experience the perfect proposal. Over the summer, my boyfriend and I left the United States a few days before we were scheduled to meet our study abroad[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Support university  as it grows

UP Editorial: Support university as it grows

Lamar University is bigger than ever. Last week, the university’s official enrollment numbers were released which indicated a 6.1 percent head count growth over last fall. In 2013, headcount was down 1.6 percent due to higher admission standards, which makes this year’s growth even more[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lauren Van Gerven

Time to panic?

Headlines create fear as Ebola reaches the U.S.  Ebola has reached the U.S.! Even more, it’s right here in Texas! Last week saw the first confirmed case of the Ebola virus disease in America, when Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Plenty to do  in ‘Boremont’  if one wants to

UP Editorial: Plenty to do in ‘Boremont’ if one wants to

Anybody who has lived in this area for a while has heard that Beaumont carries the reputation of being boring. People refer to the city as ‘Boremont’, and numerous times Lamar’s hometown has found itself leading national rankings such as ‘Saddest places to live in[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Grant Crawford

Step it up NFL

America’s most popular sport must do more to combat domestic abuse The NFL has been in the hot seat over the past few weeks and deservedly so. After the elevator video of Baltimore running back Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancé, now wife, the[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP cartoon by Lauren Van Gerven

Feminism for all

Emma Watson’s UN speech receives mixed reviews Last week, 24-year-old “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, as she made her first big speech as a UN Woman Goodwill Ambassador on gender equality. Within 24 hours, her[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Campus unites to celebrate Hispanic heritage

UP Editorial: Campus unites to celebrate Hispanic heritage

Lamar is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month until Oct. 15. Hispanic culture in the United States can be traced back more than 500 years when Spanish explorers arrived. Many people are unaware that Hispanic culture had firm roots in St. Augustine, Fla. and New Mexico[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Kristen Stuck

Good presentations make (Power)Point

PowerPoint presentations can be good — but they can also be very, very bad. We have all had to sit through a class while a student or teacher goes through the information they are delivering in long-winded sentences that are accompanied by graphics that go[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration Desmond Pickens

Who will capture the magic?

Biannual golf event more than just normal tournament It’s finally here. The two-year wait that every golf fan around the world has endured ends tomorrow, when 12 of the finest American professional golfers face Europe’s chosen 12 as they tee it up at Gleneagles Golf[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration Lauren Van Gerven

What’s in a name?

Global confusion surrounds peace-treatening group’s moniker They are all over the news, yet nobody seems to be able to agree what to call the group of radicals led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. ISIS is what I’m talking about, or ISIL, or the Islamic State, depending[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion