Dems win House, GOP holds Senate

Nov. 6 marked Election Day, which saw a minor “blue wave” make its way through the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans kept their stronghold on the U.S. Senate. At press time, Wednesday, the Democrats had gained 28 seats in the House — they needed 23 to regain the majority which they lost in 2010.…

Branick wins Jefferson County judge race

Republican Jeff Branick kept his position as Jefferson County Judge, defeating former Congressman Nick Lampson (D) with 37,402 votes (51 percent) to Lampson’s 36,453 (49 percent). Statewide, Rep. Randy Weber (R) kept his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Texas 14th District — which encompasses the area from Beaumont to Freeport — with 137,582…

‘I’m not a hero’

Students recount their service through support Nov. 11 is Veterans Day — a day that honors all American veterans. There are approximately 16.1 million veterans in the U.S. who served in at least one war. According to mentalhealth. va.gov, more than one million of those are student veterans who are currently using their GI benefits…

Discussion #3

Part 2: (a) How should journalists respond to inaccurate, false statements from a source? (b) How should journalists respond to their audience that propagates the inaccurate, false information? Explain your position. (a) Journalists should always vet their sources — especially when interviewing someone who gives a lot of statistics or easily-falsified information. I always make…

SGA to offer poll shuttle

The LU Student Government Association is partnering with the LU Police Department on Election Day, Nov. 6, to shuttle students who are registered to vote in Jefferson County to the Alice Keith Recreational Center polls. There is no sign-up process required, just make sure to line up in the Setzer Student Center circle driveway around…