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  • Outgoing editor reflects on LU, UP experiences

    Outgoing editor reflects on LU, UP experiences

    Almost four years ago, I remember flipping through many college brochures, reading several emails, and talking to numerous advisors as I got ready to make the biggest decision of my young life. I was a going to be a first generation college student and the prospects were scary.

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  • Congratulations graduates

    Congratulations graduates

    College is not easy. Between classes, jobs, a social life and getting enough sleep, it can often times seem impossible to get through each semester. But for hundreds of students, that struggle has come to an end.

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  • One last chance for peace before finals

    One last chance  for peace  before finals

    April 19 is Good Friday — the last opportunity for students to relax before the end of the semester kicks into high gear.

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  • YouTube hero falls from grace after scandal

    YouTube hero falls from grace after scandal

    Anyone who knows me knows that I love a lot of things outside the newsroom, one of them being Pokémon, or anything to do with it, as it is one of my hobbies.

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  • Overcoming fear of public speaking crucial to career

    Overcoming fear of public speaking crucial to career

    Being a communications major, people expect me to like talking to people. It should be easy to get up in front of a room full of strangers and do a presentation because, hey, that’s your chosen field.

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  • UP Editorial Cartoon

    UP Editorial Cartoon

    A large hand is holding sliced cheese. On the wrist of the hand says "Democrats". Also in the picture is a piece of cheese that says "Investigation". There is a baby that looks like Donald Trump that is covered in cheese.

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  • Get vaccinated, it’s better for everyone

    It always seems to be flu season. People get sick all year round and it’s important that people do whatever they can to protect themselves and those around them from getting preventable illnesses.

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  • Stay 'spring break' safe

    Spring break — a week that college students across the country look forward to de-stress from the entity known as college. It is a week synonymous with going to the beach, traveling abroad, or even just relaxing at home. Spring break is almost here, it’s so close, one can almost taste it.

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  • UPeditorial-Always alert, always on guard

    UPeditorial-Always alert, always on guard

    Recently, Lamar has established new safety measures to ensure that students, faculty and staff feel comfortable on campus, whether during the day or night.

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  • UPeditorial: See something, say something

    “See something, say something,” is an old adage that’s used time and time again to persuade people to speak up and step in when they see something going on that isn’t right.

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  • UP Editorial Cartoon

    UP Editorial Cartoon

    Editorial Cartoon by Marina Akhter

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  • UPeditorial - Put self-love above all else

    UPeditorial - Put self-love above all else

    Valentine’s Day — a day synonymous with love and romance. The day is filled with roses, chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, fluffy teddy bears and endless rom-com marathons. But while this holiday is characterized mostly by couples, it’s an opportune time to indulge in some self-love.

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  • UP Editorial Cartoon

    UP Editorial Cartoon

    Editorial Cartoon by Monica Trevino

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  • UPeditorial - Diversity is important, embrace it

    Lamar University is above average in overall diversity, according to collegefactual.com. The campus boasts various ethnicities and ages which contributes to an environment where students can learn more about the world around them.

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  • UPeditorial - Welcome back Cards

    Welcome back Cards. The start of a new semester breeds a sense of optimism that seems to come around only twice a year. For some people, this spring semester marks the last in the journey of college — for others, it is only the beginning.

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  • Not home for the holidays

    My Christmas started around 5:30 a.m., but I wasn’t getting up early for Santa. I was in the middle of working 13 days straight, usually working an eight-hour shift at two jobs every day, averaging 16-17 hours a day.

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  • UPeditorial - School's not over yet

    The fall semester may be winding down, but there are still plenty of activities happening on campus to get involved in.

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  • UPeditorial - Time to pay it forward

    It’s been almost 14 months since Hurricane Harvey left its mark on Southeast Texas and we remember everyone who pitched in and helped prevent us from drowning.

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  • To Be Replaced