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
Athletes should reap rewards for work

Athletes should reap rewards for work

The NCAA’s big money conferences, the Big Five (SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and ACC), combine to generate billions of dollars in revenue every year. You can thank the student-athletes for that. After all, they are the ones that Americans all over the nation[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Don’t fear the unknown; study abroad

UP Editorial: Don’t fear the unknown; study abroad

Going to college is a life-changing experience. At university, students learn to think in different ways. They widen their horizons. They try new things, meet new people, and the list goes on. The entire experience shapes one as a human being. When one makes the[Read More…]

September 18, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Molly Porter visits Karl Marx’s tomb in Highgate Cemetary, London.

Leaving the comfort zone

One of the most commonly touted claims about studying abroad is that it changes people. For many years, I regarded this claim as nothing more than a cliché. This summer I had the opportunity to study abroad. I participated in a “Victorian London” literature course,[Read More…]

September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features, Opinion
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Editor: America is called the melting pot because it is boiling with diversity­­ — you can have a Japanese-American neighbor to your left and a Mexican one to your right, you can have friends with ancestors from every country on the map. Despite this, we[Read More…]

September 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion