Opinion

UP cartoon by Desmond Pickens

Raging Retail Recipients

Belligerent customers create chaos, longer wait times Working in retail is hard. Putting on a smiling, happy face all the time, saying little phrases that the company wants you to say to every single customer, and then trying to get the ever-growing list of things[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Drawing courtesy of Ayako David-Kawauchi

A-muse-ing the artist

Switch from spectactor to subject creates new view of self  The journey from being a spectator confronting works in contemporary galleries to becoming a muse for artists in Paris happened within the span of a year. My visits to museums and galleries focused on works[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Spring weather calls for spending time outdoors

UP Editorial: Spring weather calls for spending time outdoors

It’s only mid-February, but it seems like winter is already behind us. We’ve been lucky enough to experience many sunny days the past month, and even some warm enough to break out the shorts and T-shirts. While people up North battle one blizzard after the[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Comments are Disabled 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