Opinion

Fans crowd for a view of the Astros championship parade.

We are Astros, Astros are us

The Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series a week ago and everyone is still excited about it. As a person who didn’t grow up loving the Astros, who didn’t know the 2005 team that was the first to make it to the spotlight, I[Read More…]

November 9, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion, Sports
Eating the frog

Eating the frog

Prioritizing key to preventing stress Papers, exams, assignments — by this point in the semester, many students feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything. In the struggle to juggle a dozen different plates, it can seem like we’re in imminent[Read More…]

November 9, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

UP editorial: Season of gratitude

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with all that is happening in the world around us it is the important for us to remind ourselves of the good that still exists and to show gratitude for that good. While our schedules are jam packed[Read More…]

November 9, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
No one who ‘Wunderlists’ is lost

No one who ‘Wunderlists’ is lost

  My days are powered by two things: espresso and a to-do list. I have a type-A personality. I want things in order, color coded, alphabetized, numbered, you name it. If it has to do with standardization, I want everything to do with it. I’m[Read More…]

November 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Cherished family  addiction …  er … tradition

Cherished family addiction … er … tradition

For as far back as I can remember, coffee has been a main staple in our household. When my mother would write out the grocery list, the magic bean was listed in the top five with bread, butter, sugar and tea. During my childhood, “Wake[Read More…]

November 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Don’t think, just Spotify

Don’t think, just Spotify

Music app changes game for music listeners A few days ago, while stuck at a railroad crossing, I made a terrible decision to listen to the radio. Within ten minutes I heard the same five songs twice. If radio hits are your thing, that is[Read More…]

October 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Student loans: relationships that just keep lingering

Student loans: relationships that just keep lingering

Student loans are both a blessing and a curse. As college students, we want a degree that will help us get our dream career and excel in life. But to get to that dream we need a large amount of money and the loan companies[Read More…]

October 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

UP editorial

LU athletes need support Lamar University participates in 15 collegiate sports, — eight for women and seven for men. The school hosts teams from all across the country, bringing in new talent, new faces and new rivals. Whether it is basketball, football, volleyball or tennis,[Read More…]

October 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

UP Editorial: A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

When a care package arrived at the University Press office last week from the Daily Eastern News staff, the newspaper of Eastern Illinois University, it reminded those of us at the UP of an uplifting fact — that, even weeks after Hurricane Harvey, people outside[Read More…]

October 19, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Disrobe ‘ravening wolves’

Disrobe ‘ravening wolves’

Pseudo-Christianity dishonors true belief We’ve all heard people condemning others for their sins. Groups like Westboro Baptist Church, who waste no time in shaming pretty much everyone, can leave a bad impression of Christians on the rest of the world. The recent stunt Joel Osteen[Read More…]

October 19, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion