Opinion

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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
Lauren Van Gerven

Picture saves a thousand votes

Personal ID would bring an end to Texas Voter ID law issues The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the Texas Voter ID law can stay as it is, for now. The law states that all voters must present a valid picture[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
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Raise to save

$10.10 minimum wage could save $ 7.6 billion Raising the federal minimum wage would save the government billions in public assistance programs. Billions. Roughly 11.9 million Americans, half of all people earning under $10.10 per hour, receive some form of means-tested benefits such as the[Read More…]

October 23, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
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Princess proposal

Study abroad creates opportunity for fairytale engagement Paris — the city of romance. It’s a great place to experience the perfect proposal. Over the summer, my boyfriend and I left the United States a few days before we were scheduled to meet our study abroad[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Support university  as it grows

UP Editorial: Support university as it grows

Lamar University is bigger than ever. Last week, the university’s official enrollment numbers were released which indicated a 6.1 percent head count growth over last fall. In 2013, headcount was down 1.6 percent due to higher admission standards, which makes this year’s growth even more[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lauren Van Gerven

Time to panic?

Headlines create fear as Ebola reaches the U.S.  Ebola has reached the U.S.! Even more, it’s right here in Texas! Last week saw the first confirmed case of the Ebola virus disease in America, when Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Plenty to do  in ‘Boremont’  if one wants to

UP Editorial: Plenty to do in ‘Boremont’ if one wants to

Anybody who has lived in this area for a while has heard that Beaumont carries the reputation of being boring. People refer to the city as ‘Boremont’, and numerous times Lamar’s hometown has found itself leading national rankings such as ‘Saddest places to live in[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled 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