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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…

Advertorial: ExxonMobil aims to increase climate protections

This year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency will observe its 49th year of operation. After years of increasing public concern about human impact on the environment in the 1950s and 60s, President Richard Nixon signed an executive order to establish the agency in order to assess and research the environment, and enforce statutes put…

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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…

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…