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Mittra discusses state of modern journalism

Ayan Mittra, Texas Tribune editor and Beaumont native, said the media landscape has changed a lot since he began his career as a journalism student at the University of Texas. “Now, everything is constant,” the 1993 West Brook High School graduate, said. “You have to have a breaking news team that’s just focused on monitoring…

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Social mobility in education

Lamar hosts Texas Tribune discussion on higher ed Lamar University hosted “A Conversation on Higher Education & Social Mobility,” presented by the Texas Tribune, Monday, in the Gray Library. The discussion was moderated by Tribune editor Ayan Mittra. Panelists included LU President Kenneth Evans; Ginger Gossman, senior director for innovation and policy development for the…

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Imelda hits SETX, campus

President Evans offers support for Lamar’s affected In the aftermath of tropical storm Imelda, LU President Kenneth Evans said that the short-term goals of the university are purely student, faculty and staff focused. “We have a team of people that are contacting the students, identifying what their issues are, and then trying to help them…

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Rising to the challenge

Brighton buses focus on easing accessibility Editor’s note: This is the first in an ongoing series on public transportation and accessibility in Brighton, England. These reports were compiled by Lamar University study abroad students.  About a decade ago, Victoria Garcia was going through her daily life working in customer services at the Brighton & Hove…

Review: ‘Wrinkles’ leaves much to be desired

Warning: spoilers ahead. Scary clowns are an easy market for a late-year blockbuster. Look at “IT Chapter Two” and “Joker” — both made tens of millions of dollars on their opening nights. However, both of those movies have something that “Wrinkles” doesn’t — a scary clown character. To be fair, “Wrinkles” is an indie-documentary film…