Opinion

UP Editorial: Support all LU athletic teams

UP Editorial: Support all LU athletic teams

So far this season, Lamar football has given us something to cheer about. After an overwhelming win at home against Bacone College, the team headed to Waco and gave fans something to get excited about as they put up 31 points against Baylor, at the[Read More…]

October 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Dare to decide

Dare to decide

Post-college choices don’t need to be final It feels like yesterday that I started my college career as a 17-year-old freshman. In reality, that was more than six years ago, and I’m about to graduate with my master’s degree. Wow! People aren’t lying when they[Read More…]

October 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
From rejected to rejoicing

From rejected to rejoicing

Beck Fellow’s summer to remember They say life is what happens when you are busy making plans. They are right. When I was awarded the 2015 Beck Fellowship last fall, I found myself fixed in a reverie of shock and excitement. Hours of preparing my[Read More…]

October 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Fans of the TV show “Supernatural” gathered in Plano over the weekend to share their fandom. UP Haley Bruyn

Finding friends in fandom

Letting geek flag fly brings rewards, community, fun If the words “canon” and “ship” don’t instantly bring to mind images of pirates and buccaneers, you might be part of a fandom. Superwholockians, Fannibals, Little Monsters and Bronies are just some of the superfans that have[Read More…]

September 17, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
New size, new style, same quality

New size, new style, same quality

It’s a new semester and readers of the University Press might have noticed some changes. For a start, the paper is a lot narrower. This reflects the change in the industry standard for newspapers, and puts the UP back in line with professional publications, such[Read More…]

September 17, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lauren Van Gerven

Where’s the passion?

Defining career path more than just being good at something  Passion: a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something, or about doing something.  “Follow your passion.” “Do what you love, and the money will follow.” Passion seems to have become the center of career-advice[Read More…]

April 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
One of the many Rubens galleries at the Kunsthistorisches in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Caitlin Duerler

Masterpieces and Marvels

During my fifteen-month master’s program abroad, I not only learned about and took advantage of attractions in my host countries, England and France, but also could easily hop on a train to travel the rest of continental Europe. As soon as the holidays began, I[Read More…]

April 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Don’t put off papers until last-minute, start now

UP Editorial: Don’t put off papers until last-minute, start now

Finally, the school year is coming to an end. We only have five more weeks of classes before final exams start. Crunch time is upon us. This is the part of the semester when term papers suddenly are due. Everyone starts the semester out whole-heartedly[Read More…]

April 9, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration by Desmond Pickens

It’s ok to be undecided

Taking advantage of opportunities will reveal choices Haven’t got a clue what you’re doing? Welcome to college. As a 2015 Beck Fellow, Lamar Ambassador, Reaud Honors College member and recent study abroad traveler, people often assume that I have always had a clear sense of[Read More…]

March 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Don’t give in  to spring break motivation loss; pick it up

UP Editorial: Don’t give in to spring break motivation loss; pick it up

Spring Break is over and the batteries are recharged. Or at least, they should be. That’s what a break is for after all, isn’t it? For many students however, Spring Break didn’t consist of reading a book on an empty beach, or catching up on[Read More…]

March 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion