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Coronavirus: Our leaders are failing us

This article was originally published on the Lamar University Press website. Pandemics are inevitable. History has proven that time and time again. People like Bill Gates may have predicted a pandemic like the coronavirus, but it’s easy to see that our nation’s leaders were unprepared for COVID-19. Within a matter of weeks, the United States…

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Dickerson talks changing media, political landscape

This article was originally posted to the Lamar University Press website. The first time journalist John Dickerson had to interview people on the street, he was so nervous that it took him 45 minutes to ask a single question. Today, as a correspondent on “60 Minutes,” and a co-host of the Slate podcast, “Political Gabfest,”…

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Financial aid policy shifts stress student

After six semesters of attending Lamar, there is one thing that never fails to happen each term — I get a call or an email from the financial aid office telling me that there is some issue with my account, FAFSA or refund. Every semester I get overwhelmed and have a panic attack because of…

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Finding Polloman

Alvarez aims to bring Mexican, Mesoamerican cultures to the masses with his works When Port Arthur native Gonzalo Alvarez started gaining national attention for his video game, “Borders,” which depicts the journey immigrants take from Mexico to America, he was already working on his graphic novel, “The Legend of Polloman.” Now, he’s in the process…

LU President Evans finalist for SIU Carbondale chancellor

LU President Kenneth Evans was announced as a finalist for the chancellor position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, on April 10. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is expected to hold virtual interviews with Evans and the two other candidates, Susan Stapleton, special assistant to the provost at Western Michigan University, and Austin Lane, former president of…