Opinion

UP Editorial: Holidays a time for giving not just receiving

UP Editorial: Holidays a time for giving not just receiving

The holidays are nearing and we all have one thing on our minds — relaxing. After a busy semester, all we want to do is sit around, eat tons of delicious food and maybe visit with some family. It’s an understandable thing. We’re all stressed[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Illustration Desmond Pickens

Learning (Life) Lessons

Getting grades only part of college education Compared to this time last year, my focus on school has done a complete 180. Last year, I still didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I chose to major in journalism. I just assumed, “Oh,[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Illustration Desmond Pickens

Football is religion

Regardless of religious views, show tolerance Freedom of religion. Freedom from religion. No matter what view one holds, one has undoubtedly seen or heard someone complaining, either about someone showing their faith in public, or someone not being able to show their faith in public.[Read More…]

November 13, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lane Fortenberry

Fantasy Addiction

Rising number of college students are betting on sports There’s a phenomena that continues to spread around America faster than it ever has before. Most football fans already play it and spend hours upon hours a week setting lineups, reading start/sit columns, and making last[Read More…]

November 13, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration Desmond Pickens

Confessions of a college golfer

Playing pressures more than just birdies and bogeys After finishing my college golf career with one of my worst tournaments ever, I wanted to throw my clubs away. I never wanted to play again — I never even wanted to talk about golf again. At[Read More…]

November 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: As end of term nears, stress reigns

UP Editorial: As end of term nears, stress reigns

The holidays are about to be here, money is probably tight, and your GPA is hanging by a thread. Even the mention of the dreaded f-word — finals — easily sends you into a meltdown. The semester is finally winding down, but projects, presentations and[Read More…]

November 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Drive safe,  walk safe,  keep LU safe

UP Editorial: Drive safe, walk safe, keep LU safe

Lamar is a walker-friendly campus. In other words, one should be able to walk from building to building, or even to the other side of campus, without really having to worry about crossing busy streets or other dangers such as cars and motorbikes popping up[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration by Desmond Pickens

Talk, don’t shoot

Removing stigma of therapy could ease violence Last week, the world witnessed yet another school shooting. Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at a Washington high school, opened fire in his school’s cafeteria. One girl was killed at the scene, another four were injured — one of[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
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Foul-mouthed fledgling feminists

Pretty princesses shock world into equality awareness Potty-mouthed princesses. The new viral video making the rounds has raised some concerns, but more importantly, it’s raising awareness. The video starts out looking like a typical played-out, gender-stereotyped commercial with five little girls in princess dresses saying[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Homecoming week offers chance to show pride, spirit

UP Editorial: Homecoming week offers chance to show pride, spirit

Monday will be the beginning of Homecoming week and it is a chance for every student to get involved in the many activities happening around campus. Homecoming week is a time when every Cardinal can show their school spirit and cheer on our football team.[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion