Trump calls for unity

President gives his first State of the Union address President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, highlighting his administration’s successes of the previous year and calling for unity between the Republicans and Democrats. Trump spoke for more than an hour about what he and his party had accomplished…

Predicting year’s musical high notes

As an avid music critic in my spare time, I enjoy predicting who will win at the Grammy Awards in the same way other people enjoy predicting the Super Bowl outcome. I look at the awards show’s history and follow the trends that it has set in awarding artists, whether they have deserved it or…

Cupcakes on campus

Entrepreneur Johnny Earle to present at LU lecture series Entrepreneur Johnny Earle, better known by his brand name Johnny Cupcakes, will appear at the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, Wednesday, in the University Theatre at 12:30 p.m. The College of Business is hosting the event free of charge, and Johnny will be selling limited LU…

Gray Library opens Starbucks in lobby

A new Starbucks coffee shop will open Jan. 16 in Gray Library. The store held a soft opening Jan. 12 where they gave away free drinks to patrons. “We wanted to get a feel for the crowds and test the staff,” senior J’Qriyya Nelson, who was working the cash register, said. “We’ve been giving away…

‘Yule’ Never Believe It

Christmas was not always sedate family holiday Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas celebrations are in full swing. Christmas, however, is not celebrated in every home — in fact, it’s estimated that around 17 percent of Americans do not celebrate Christmas, and those that do celebrate it dramatically differently than the inventors of Yule. Although…

‘The Lonesome West’ to open Friday

Not every story ends in a happily-ever-after. In “The Lonesome West,” drunken fights mixed with murder charges bring two brothers to their wits end and no one knows what will happen next. Ad Hoc will open the play Friday, with additional performances Saturday, Dec. 8, 9, 15, and 16, at The Art Studio, Inc. Irish…