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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…

UPbeat Fall 2019 — A University Press Magazine

The November 2019 edition of UPbeat, a University Press magazine. Layout by 2019-20 UP editor, Olivia Malick, 2019-20 UP managing editor, Claire Robertson and 2019-20 UP photo editor, Noah Dawlearn.  

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…

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…

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…