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UP Lane Fortenberry

‘Dressing’ the Part

Evan Weathington Some people dream of making it to the big screen, while some want to dress those who do. Lamar theater graduate Evan Weathington and her fiance Steven Hoffman own their own theater costume company called The Prop Cabinet. The company, which they founded[Read More…]

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UP Michael Reed

Art in the Dark

Eric Adams Eric Adams, photography lab technician at the Lamar University photography darkroom, says that in an age of digital technology, “old-fashioned” film still has a place. “The art of the darkroom is fading away and Lamar is rare in that beginning students can immediately[Read More…]

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Mallory Matt

‘Paws’ for Thought­

Cissie Owens Cissie Owen has 20 little shadows scurrying about her house. “I have a cat rescue,” she says. “The name is Furry Purries.” The adjunct instructor of political science and Earth and space sciences started the rescue in 2007. “I worked with some other[Read More…]

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Shannon Carroll shows off a finished piece and a stenciled glass soon to be sandblasted.
UP Mallory Matt

The monster that imprints ‘Hope’

Deweyville siblings sandblast business dreams The roar of a monster machine drowns out every other noise in the cluttered shop. A glass dish covered in masking tape and yellow stencil, with the name “Hope” cut out, goes into the mouth of the beast before being[Read More…]

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Sweet Sacrifice

Sweet Sacrifice

10-day sugar-free challenge opens eyes to nutrition facts If you ask me what part of the day I enjoy most, my answer is simple. I am happiest when I get to eat. If this makes me sound like I sit around stuffing my face all[Read More…]

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UP Brooke Stinebrickner

‘Cutting’ Prices

Elizabeth Cloys Many college students live on a tight budget, but Elizabeth Cloys found life got a little easier when she became an extreme couponer. “I started in 2013, my coworker got me interested — she showed me where to go and what to do,”[Read More…]

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Sugar’s sour side

Sugar’s sour side

More than one food group to blame for high obesity rate According to the World Health Organization, in 2008 more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. What that means is that they had a body mass index above 20. Of these overweight[Read More…]

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Scholarships send students East to China

Scholarships send students East to China

Diana Chavez, Johnathan Ross and University Press photo editor William Jones received a year-long scholarship to study graphic design and applied arts at Shandong University in China. The trio say it was a culture shock, and learning to adjust to the new life style and[Read More…]

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UP Lainie Harris

Passion for Dirt Bikes

Sarah Howard When Sarah Howard got a dirt bike for her 18th birthday she was a little surprised. It was not something she had asked for, nor even thought about. However, this unexpected gift uncovered a natural ability in her. “Most riders usually practice anywhere[Read More…]

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UP Elizabeth Grimm

Cultured through Opera

Chris Martin Chris Martin is 5-feet 3-inches tall, but when the Beaumont senior opens his mouth, his operatic tenor fills the room. “Opera to me is no longer a dream,” he says. “I’m starving for a taste of the stage.” Chris started singing early in[Read More…]

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