Opinion

UP infographic by Desmond Pickens

No ‘shots’ in the dark

Anti-vaxxer movement ignores scientific evidence Diphtheria, pertussis, polio, rubella, smallpox, chickenpox — most people have no idea what any of these diseases are — that’s because all of these are preventable diseases that are rarely seen any more because of vaccinations. But, with the new[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
People waiting in line for the Hokusai exposition at the Grand Palais in Paris, Nov. 2014. Photo by Caitlin Duerler

A Texan in Paris

French art galleries open eyes to local art scene After spending my entire life in Southeast Texas, after graduating from Lamar in May 2013, I felt compelled to hop the pond and spend some time in Europe to not only gain practical experiences living abroad,[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP cartoon by Lauren Van Gerven

Saint Valentine’s dark past

Namesake of modern holiday died as martyr The holiday that is criticized as the most useless, commercial, “Hallmarky” of all is just around the corner. You’ve guessed it — Valentines Day. No credit for getting that one right, though. The hearts and arrow-carrying angels that[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Take advantage of on-campus facilities

UP Editorial: Take advantage of on-campus facilities

The tuition and fee rates that students have to pay across the United States are indisputably expensive. Student fees include expenses for more than just tuition and labs. However, many students are not taking advantage of the services they are paying for. For first-year students,[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Focus on classes early for an easy end of semester

UP Editorial: Focus on classes early for an easy end of semester

In colleges around the country, there is the occasional, or not so occasional, student who is letting their work pile up on them at this early stage of the semester. This will undoubtedly end in having to cram all of their studies in at the[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lauren Van Gerven

Grade ‘enhancement’

Illicit ADHD drug use rises on campuses around U.S. Few people would jump at the opportunity to take performance-enhancing drugs in sports. They might give one short-term result, but in the end, nothing comes without consequences, and it is obvious that in the long run,[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Kristen Stuck

#likeagirl

Super Bowl commercial shows true meaning of falsely used phrase Every year, viewers wait for the Super Bowl commercials to come out. It’s easy to see that they are just as popular — if not more so — than the game itself. Everyone looks for[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration Lauren Van Gerven

In-flight fright

2014 air disasters brings back memories of scary flight In the Chinese zodiac, 2014 was the year of the horse. However, to many people around the world, 2014 will be remembered as the year of the plane crash. In a normal year, it is exceptional[Read More…]

January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Resolutions more than week-long commitment

UP Editorial: Resolutions more than week-long commitment

The first month of 2015 is almost behind us. The fresh feel of the new year is gone, and for many, New Year’s resolutions have disappeared along with it. Approximately 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent go on to[Read More…]

January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lane Fortenberry

‘Thanks’ for nothing

Big retail stores opening on holiday hurts families It’s that time of year again. The time of year when you gather with family and friends to eat until you’re so stuffed the only thing you can do is nap. Everyone is staying warm by the[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion