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Vol. 94, No. 6 October 19, 2017
HASBSEB abstracts due Oct. 30 Olivia Malick UP staff writer
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s fourth-annual Humanities, Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Business conference will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 18, in the John Gray Center. The keynote speaker will be Lamar alumni Alisa H. Fryar. Abstract submissions are due Oct. 30 and participants
must complete registration by Nov. 4. “It’s a great opportunity for students to present their research, exchange ideas, and to learn and understand what academia is all about,” OUR assistant director Catalina Castillón said. “A few years ago, I was approached by OUR director Kumer Das who asked if I would be interested in something like this and I told him yes, because the opportunity for my re-
search students was too good to pass up.” The HASBSEB conference, like the one for STEM, is open to Lamar students of every classification, and to students who do not attend Lamar but are interested in presenting their own ideas or are curious to see what research Lamar is involved in. “I want to make a point to reach out to students in the performing arts, whether it be art, dance, music or theater,
because although they have other chances to present what they do in concerts and such, we want to diversify our presentations as much as possible,” Castillón said. “Creative arts are so important to undergraduate research and our goal is to include everyone.” Castillón said that by attending and participating in such conferences, students are investing in their own fu-
Participants from a past HASBSEB conference Courtesy photo See HASBSEB, page 2 pose in LU’s Quad.
Diving deep into history
Gushing over history
Cade Smith UP staff writer
Texas author and columnist, David Falloure, will present “Deep Water, The Story of Beaumont and its Port,” a lecture focusing on the Port of Beaumont and its history, 5 p.m., Tuesday, in the Reaud Administration Building. A reception and book signing will be held prior to the talk. Falloure is an admiral in the Texas Navy, an organization dedicated to preserving Texas heritage and history, and is also on the board of the Houston History Alliance. He has written four books relating to history. “In this lecture, he will be talking about the Port of Beaumont and the role that it has played in the economy of Southeast Texas,” Mary Scheer, director of the Lamar Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast, said. “Over 200 ships visit the port annually, so it really is an economic engine for our economy because it generates jobs, taxes, and salaries.” Situated 84 miles east of Houston and 270 miles west of New Orleans, the Port of Beaumont is accessible from the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway via the federally maintained Sabine-Neches Ship See PORT, page 2
Museum recreates oil strike
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UP photo by Ashley Kluge
Visitors watch as the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum re-create the Lucas Gusher, Tuesday. The recreation lasts about two minutes and uses water instead of the original oil. The museum is a recreation of a boomtown as it would have looked in 1901, when the original gusher struck oil, changing the oil industry forever. Tours can request the gusher recreation for a fee. Tuesday’s tour featured approximately 40 visitors from Houston.
Remembering forgotten conflict Panel, movie to spotlight Afghan war Kaily Garcia UP contributor
War, storytelling, and a conversation that reaches across nations — this is the focus of the panel discussion, “Comparative Perspectives on Afghanistan: The Forgotten War,” 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., today, on the Eighth floor of John Gray Library. The panel will be followed by a film screening of “Generation Kunduz, The War of the Others,” 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm., in Price Auditorium in the John Gray Center. The documentary follows the lives of five young Afghans, and explores what daily life is like for youth in Afghanistan today. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with Martin Gerner, the writer and director of the film. Kevin Dodson, Reaud Honors
College dean, said that the war in Afghanistan is often overlooked. “It’s been going on so long for one thing,” he said. “The troop levels have been reduced and it was supplanted in the American consciousness by the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Most people are disconnected to it and don’t have a personal connection to the war.” Mahmoud Salimi, assistant film professor at Lamar University, said he hopes the screening and panel discussion will stimulate a dialogue about the war. “I do want an intellectual conversation — a political conversation — to happen on this campus, because we do need to involve ourselves and our students in current events and what’s going on, because whether we want it or not we are part of it,” he said.
“(Students) need to be exposed to the outside world to learn about the outside world. This filmmaker was a perfect match for that — somebody to come here and talk about the rest of the world outside of Beaumont, outside of Lamar, and just give first-hand experience or accounts of things happening in the world, and what he has experienced and what he has done.” It is often independent filmmakers such as Martin Gerner who are willing to tell the stories that are forgotten by the media, Salimi said. “A picture is worth a thousand words, so, especially with movies, you can bring awareness to people if you are sticking to the facts and truth,” he said. “If you’re not taking sides — if you’re not a machine for See PANEL, page 2
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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
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tures and careers. “Experience in these events will give students points in resumes that will put them ahead of their competitors in the future,” she said. “It’s not the same to graduate, and then try and get into graduate school, or to go straight into the job market or an industry and say, ‘I did very well, I have this GPA, and took these classes.’ All others will be on the same level, but if you show that you have conducted undergraduate research and have presented at conferences, that puts you at a completely different level.” Castillón said many of her undergraduate researchers were able to adapt
to their new work environments quicker and smoother after presenting at the HASBSEB conferences. “I have students who are applying to graduate school who are so confident in their abilities since participating in the conferences,” she said. “They already have theses and presentations built and are ahead of the competition.” Attendees will see the work of their colleagues and students from other states. “We want guests to know that Lamar is the place for undergraduate research, and we want their best researchers to come and present here,” Castillón said.
“I want our students to showcase what they do best and to gain new perspectives from each other.” Castillón said students who are curious about the research process should attend the conference and ask questions to the students and speakers during panels so that they can gain a better understanding of what she said is a tremendous experience. “Come and support your classmates who are presenting,” she said. “You might realize that you can do this, too.” To apply or for more information, visit lamar.edu/undergraduate-research, or call Antoinette Henry at 880-8430.
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The covered walkway next to the Science and Technology Building construction zone, between Georgia and Iowa Streets, is now in place. The covered walkway is expected to remain until the construction crew has finished the portion of the building process requiring the use of the crane.
Film Screening: “Generation Kunduz” Price Auditorium, John Gray Center 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. Nicholls McDonald Gym 7 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Dining Hall Lawn 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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propaganda, any institution, any organization, any state — you can bring awareness.” Salimi, a filmmaker himself, said movies and documentaries can impact people in ways that articles and news stories often can’t. “They show a different side of life that the mainstream media does not show,” he said. “It’s the movies, it’s the pictures, that can provide that insight.”
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Channel. “The Port of Beaumont is the number one military cargo port in the world,” Scheer said. “It even is considered the premiere Gulf Coast port for virtually every type of cargo. I remember, during the Iraqi war, seeing the trains loaded with military vehicles and they were all going to the Port of Beaumont to be shipped out to the war zone.” This is the second in a twopart lecture series. “The first part was last month on our ‘Oil and Water: Economic Linchpins of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast lecture series,’” Scheer said. “Two of the real economic engines of this economy in Southeast Texas and the upper Gulf Coast is oil and water.” A student lecture will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Business Building. For more information, call 880-8518, or email mary.scheer @lamar.edu.
Build Your Own Terrarium Dining Hall Patio 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. McNeese McDonald Gym 1 p.m. Murder Mystery Party Morris Media Room 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Guest Lecture: “Deep Water: The Story of Beaumont and its Port” with David Falloure Landes Auditorium, Galloway Business Building 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
REDtalks: “Breaking Down Barriers” with Caitlin Duerler Mary and John Gray Library, Room 702 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. McNeese LU Soccer Complex 7 p.m.
Football vs. Stephen F. Austin Provost Umphrey Stadium 6 p.m.
5th Annual Texas STEM Conference Archer Physics Building 8 a.m.
CALL FOR ENTRIES The Art Studio, Inc. is encouraging artists to create works for
‘SOUND/IN-SIGHT’ an open invitational show inspired by a pair of original compositions by Lamar University music majors
TOMMY MCPHEE AND AUSTIN FRANKLIN
Submissions will be accepted in person
noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at The Art Studio, Inc., 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont.
The show will open Nov. 4
To hear the music, visit
artstudio.org/soundinsight All media accepted
EDITORIAL Learning Life
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Juggling life as mother, student requires balance
It’s Monday. At 6 a.m. my alarm clock goes off to begin a new day. I learned a long time ago, that if I keep it next to my bed, I will whack it and go back to sleep. So begrudgingly, I push myself out of bed and cross the room to turn off the buzzer and go wake up my sevenyear-old son for school. Our schedule for the next five days is one that we have perfected over the years. Dress him, do his hair, brush his teeth, feed him breakfast and send him off to school on the bus with a hug and a kiss. Then it is my turn to get ready for my full-time job as a Lamar student. Sounds like the perfect schedule, right? Now incorporate the boy’s cries and moans that he doesn’t want to wake up, his temper tantrum about his socks not fitting in his shoes just right, or that his comb-over hair cut has grown out and, “He just can’t go to school looking like Alfalfa,” and the “perfect schedule” is already busted. This is the life of a single parent and full-time university student. Between the kid, homework, attending classes and picking up a bit
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of cash from various parttime jobs, it’s a tricky balancing act. If I do not utilize the weekend to catch up on my homework, then the week starts off rocky and I am over my head with stress. I have found that making “me time” to unwind and relax helps keep my mind focused on my weekly goals. Loads of coffee and reruns of “The Nanny” help my mood. When I am feeling mentally frustrated, I tend to find myself in a bookstore with a nice coffee shop attached. Browsing for hours to find the perfect book is a part of the retail therapy I so desperately need. Curling up in an arm chair and getting lost in a story with a large mocha squeezed between my intertwined legs keeps me comfortable for a few more hours. But everyone must find their own way to relax. Taking care of the kid is job one. Taking care of homework and class assignments is job two. But job three — taking care of myself — is equally as important. Finding time in between class and work to meet with friends for half an hour or so of emotional support puts me at ease and clears my mind so that I can go back to my assignments with a clear head. When my body feels stressed, I go for a run. When I am running I can think of nothing else but the sound of my feet meeting the ground (I can also count every shin splint that I’m giving myself by running on pavement. I recommend Epsom salt for the pain). By the time I get my son off the bus, it’s back to mommy mode.
We sit down and go over his homework, then he takes a nap or watches a movie while I make dinner. Once he is showered and in bed, I hand him his giraffe (named Zebra) and then it’s time for my homework. Life as a single mother and student is hard, but it has its rewards.
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Disrobe ‘ravening wolves’
Pseudo-Christianity dishonors true belief
A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way
We’ve all heard people condemning others for their sins. Groups like Westboro Baptist Church, who waste no time in shaming pretty much everyone, can leave a bad impression of Christians on the rest of the world. The recent stunt Joel Osteen pulled, denying thousands of people shelter in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, does nothing to help either. Most people on the fence about the church would see these examples and think there is something wrong with Christians. In all truth, there is something wrong, but the problem lies in definition. A Christian is a representation of Christ — a person who lives to share Christ’s words with
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the rest of the world. People who judge others and deny devastated people aid more closely resemble the religious fanatics that Christ himself rebuked. Jesus left a warning in the Bible about these people, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits,” Matthew 7:15-16 KJV. “Fruits,” in this passage, are a metaphor for deeds. These “ravening wolves” claim to be Christians when, in fact, they are pseudo-Christians. This literally means false Christian. Christianity is not an identity that one can simply claim to be. It is a specific state of being. Many believe that Christianity is a religion that a person joins simply by following a set of rules and traditions. This is the path that leads to pseudo-Christianity. Christianity isn’t a set of rules at all. It is the freedom from rules by the renewing of the mind. It is the difference between “thou shalt not” and “thou desire not.” When a Christian becomes “saved,” that person
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undergoes a personality change that alters the way they make decisions. They remove their ego from the driver’s seat and allow their desires to be changed from self-satisfaction to promoting the love of Christ. The primary duty of a Christian is to serve others and show them the power of mercy and forgiveness. It is to remember the old evil that existed within their own heart and allow the memory of that evil to change the way they look at people. It provides freedom from hatred and vain arguing because the root of every problem is made known. To be a Christian also means to respect free choice. Yes, we share the truth to those willing to listen, but when rejected we move on and leave that person’s life in their own hands. The act of condemning them for their refusal is not only wrong, it is heresy. The Bible tells us we are to live humbly and modestly in the sight of others. In the words of Jesus — “If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all,” Mark 9:35 KJV.
When a care package arrived at the University Press office last week from the Daily Eastern News staff, the newspaper of Eastern Illinois University, it reminded those of us at the UP of an uplifting fact — that, even weeks after Hurricane Harvey, people outside of Southeast Texas still care about how we as a community are doing after the flood. It is not just Southeast Texas that has suffered, as news coverage of Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico, or of the wildfires currently burning hundreds of thousands of acres in California, clearly show. While we are all aware of the relief organizations that come in to help after these disasters, we are not always aware of the individuals who volunteer time and material to these efforts — or those who simply do little things to bring a bit of normalcy back to our lives. Those who perform these acts of kindness are under no obligation to do so. They don’t live in the areas that are impacted, they are not directly affected by the
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disasters, their school year started on time. They do not expect to receive anything in return. The fact that they go out of their way to help out shows that they are thinking about their fellow human beings, not just themselves. We should strive to be more like these people. All too often, we hear about how people behave selfishly, acting only for their own benefit. At the same time, we do not hear enough about those who take the time and effort to act for the benefit of others. Empathy for others is a virtue — one that, if exercised more often, might help make the world a better place. There are many small acts of kindness within the Lamar community in the wake of Harvey that have gone unnoticed — people loaning out textbooks, people giving others school supplies — all to help them make it through the semester. If you are one of these people, we commend you. Your actions show that you are considerate and worthy of respect. We thank you all.
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MSA brings awareness to Muslim identity Cade Smith UP staff writer
The Lamar Muslim Student Association is dedicated to supporting Muslim students by giving them a place where they can meet and talk freely, sophomore Omar Hamza said. “Initially, it was me getting other Muslims on campus together to form a support group for us,” he said. The group was active at Lamar until last year, Hamza said, adding that he gathered his friends to revive the group after its former president decided to no longer run the organization. “The Muslims on campus, pretty much had no one to talk to and no group to relate to,” Hamza said. “My reasoning was, if we have these Christian organizations, and others for
everything else, why not get this going for us because we can’t really relate to anyone but ourselves.” Hamza said that the group is trying to bring to attention what Muslims are instead of what they are portrayed as in the media. “This group is a way to show other people that we are college kids just like everyone else,” he said. “We are here to help, inform, educate and answer any questions people have about us. We want to be informative and educational towards Islam and Muslims, to give people the idea what a Muslim is, what we stand for, what is correct in the media and what is not. “I know there is quite a bit of controversy around it, so we are here to clear that up. We have the sheik at the mosque, which is the equivalent of a
priest, we always go to him for reference — we even bring him to our events that we hold to answer questions. Our group even has an interfaith, so we get a lot of people from different religions and they gather at the mosque.” The organization also volunteers in the community. “We helped a lot with Harvey,” Hamza said. “We gave out supplies to people at the mosque in town, and a lot of us went to homes and personally helped out people in their homes, even getting them out.” Hamza said that anyone is welcome to join and he wants everyone to know that the MSA is an inclusive group. To join MSA, visit the group’s orgsync page or email ohamza1997 @gmail.com.
The University Press staff has compiled a series of questions related to Texas history. How much do you know? Answers are posted below.
1. What year did Texas become a state?
2. What year was oil discovered at Spindletop?
3. How many years was Texas an independent country? 4. True or false? Texas was once a territory of Spain.
5. True of false? Lamar University is named after a president of Texas.
1. 1845. Texas was the 28th state in the United States of America. 2. 1901. The striking of the Lucas Gusher, and subsequent boom in the oil industry, is commemorated by the Gladys City-Spindletop Museum.
3. 9. Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836 and was a republic until it became part of the United States in 1845. 4. True. At the time that Mexico declared its independence from Spain in 1810, Texas was still part of Mexico; therefore, Texas was Spanish territory. 5. True. Mirabeau B. Lamar was the second president of the Republic of Texas. UP photo by Noah Dawlearn
Aziz Shaaban speaks to members of the Lamar Muslim Student Association during a meeting in the Reaud Honors Building, Oct. 6
UNIVERSITY PRESS Thursday, October 19, 2017
Apiarist gets buzz from bees While most people would run from bees, fearing their sting, Robert Sherman White is more likely to run toward
them. White has entomomania, an excessive enthusiasm for insects — specifically bees. “I don’t know why people
Robert Sherman White tends his bees at his Liberty County home. White is a selfprofessed entomomaniac with a passion for bees.
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are afraid of them,” he said. “To me, they are fascinating. “What’s fascinating about bees is their toughness — they are a resilient creature. They attempt to survive in any environment, thriving to make a home out of nothing. Bees will live in a mailbox, a hollow tree or even a house.” White is a bee keeper, or apiarist, and has had as many as 20 hives of the striped insects on his property in Ames in Liberty County. “I’m down to three hives now,” he said, citing Hurricane Harvey. Being an apiarist is not an easy feat, White said. “There are multiple things that will kill your hives,” he said. “For starters, ants are my biggest enemy, from the crazy little red ones to big, fuzzy black ones. They march into a hive and take over, pushing my bees out of their home. There is nothing I can do about protecting the bees because using pesticides and insecticides are harmful to the bees. Their sole purpose is to pollinate.” White said weather is another thing that destroys the hives. “Hurricane Harvey dumped lots of water on my land and the surrounding area,” he said. “I’m sure it was God’s work. They have plenty of water to drink, but no nectar to feast on.
“For the past few months, I’ve been feeding my bees a simple syrup of sugar water, and who doesn’t like sugar water? That’s the main ingredient to a Southern delicacy — sweet tea.” White builds his own hives and said modern technology has perfected the process of manufacturing bees, hives, wax and honey. “Extracting honey is easy as pie, since I have a centrifuge that can extract honey from up to eight frames at a time,” he said. “It can hold up to 25 gallons of honey.” White got into beekeeping when he attended the Liberty County Bee Class at a local church. He said that the minute he walked into the classroom, he was struck by the wealth of knowledge the instructor and his classmates had. “The bees captured my heart,” he said. That was two years ago, and apiarism has become a consuming passion. White said he welcomes the chance to talk about bees with visitors, as long as they don’t mind suiting up in the bulky protective gear. The bee suits are layered, yet lightweight and airy. While the bees are not aggressive, getting stung is always a possibility. “I have to be patient and careful — they can sense a fool in a minute,” he said.
White said that going to the hives is really invading the bees’ privacy. “We are intruders right now, so we need to subdue the bees,” he said. White ignites a smoker and proceeds to calm the bees by producing smoke. Instead of swarming, the bees peacefully move throughout the hives. White maneuvers through the boxes looking for the elusive queen. “I have yet to master the concept of manufacturing queens,” he said “If I can get that down, my hives would double in a month’s time.” It is almost impossible to identify her among the thousands of bees in the colony, White said. The hives contain rows of vertical frames. When White pulls them out, they are covered in honey and bees. However, the frames are not all uniform. Some are covered with white, translucent film while others are packed with a muddy, brown dirt. The translucent cells cover the honey that the bees are storing for the winter. The dirt looking cells are called the broods, the incubators where the hatchlings are being taken care of. After searching in vain through the hives for a queen, White decides to call it quits. He will be back soon — he can’t stay away.
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Beaumont goes to the dogs Annual DOG-tober Fest draws canine owners to downtown’s ‘Central Bark’
The tenth annual DOG-toberfest was Saturday. The event was organized by Beaumont Main Street, and was held at “Central Bark” on Pearl Street, near the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown “Bow”mont. Events included a “biggest dog” competition. Among the attendees was Peaches, a dog with two noses.
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Peaches, the two-nosed lab-beagle mix, enjoys the weather at this years DOG-tober Fest, in “Central Bark” next to the Julie Rogers Theatre, Saturday.
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Lucy the Yorkie, left, enjoys being carried around by her owner in her pet carrier during the DOG-tober Fest, Saturday. Lani Daniel, Orange senior, above, pets Echo, great dane, and Zoe, a pointer mix, during the event. Dogs from all over Southeast Texas came with their owners for a day of pampering and socialization. UP photo by Victoria Seeton
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Record Breakers Lund heads soccer to 6th-straight win, 12th overall The Lady Cardinals soccer team beat Abilene Christian 3-2, Sunday, at the LU Soccer Complex, to run their Southland Conference win streak to seven games. LU’s Marie Lund outjumped a Lady Wildcat to score a winning header from Lucy Ashworth’s corner kick assist in the 87th minute. “It looked like Marie was on a trampoline,” head coach Steve Holeman said. “Give Lucy and Marie credit for the goal. It was a beautiful kick and beautiful finish.” In the first half, Juli Rocha scored the first goal of the game with a header, less than a minute before half time, giving LU a 1-0 advantage at the break. “Getting that goal just before half was huge,” Holeman said. “That gave us some confidence.” Kelso Peskin doubled the lead in the 60th minute. Seven minutes later, Abilene Christian began the fight back, scoring two goals in less than 10 minutes to tie the game 22, before Lund’s late winner.
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Lucy Ashworth, LU sophomore, defends the ball against an ACU player, Oct. 15, at the Soccer Complex.
Volleyball takes tough loss to Privateers, 3-2 Cassandra Jenkins UP sports editor
Holeman said ACU had a good portion of possession in the game and didn’t think the Lady Cards adjusted well to ACU’s game plan. However, the Lady Cards found a way. The win gave Lamar a schoolhigh 12 wins for the season, topping the 2012 team’s 11-win season. “Every game we play, there’s a little bit of motivation in front of them to do something special, and today it was,” Holeman said. “We talked about a chance to make history. 2012 is regarded as the top team to ever put on a Lamar soccer jersey. “(The team) wanted to do something different and get to that 12th win. They fought for it and got it. This is a special group. I am so proud of them. What they have accomplished this season is tremendous.” Lady Cards (12-3-1 overall, 7-10 SLC) remain tied for first place with McNeese State University in the Southland Conference. They host McNeese, Oct. 27, in the regular season finale. LU will next play at Houston Baptist, Saturday.
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The Lady Cardinals got off to a great start in Tuesday’s home volleyball match in McDonald Gym, against the University of New Orleans, but eventually lost a close battle in the last set to drop to 3-15 overall and 1-7 in SLC. LU started off the night strong as junior Ivette Dim began the match with the first point of the night. The Lady Cards battled from a fourpoint deficit midway through the set to tie the Lady Privateers at 17-17, before taking the lead and the set, 25-23. Lamar started the second set with an early 6-2 lead, but UNO worked their way up to tie the Lady Cards at 7-7. New Orleans took the lead until a block by Dim and Houston native, Tomar Thomas, tied the score at 20. Each team battled for the lead, matching points until they hit 24-24. Back-to-back digs by the Privateers eventually boosted UNO to a 26-24 win to tie the match at 1-1. This time New Orleans scored the first point in the set, but the victory
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Senior Haley Morton sets the ball for Amy Hollowell.
Lamar returns to their home court, tonight, at 7 p.m., to play Nicholls, before moving on to play rivals McNeese, Saturday, at 1 p.m.
Cardinals showdown results in LU loss Cassandra Jenkins UP sports editor
Lamar’s late rally wasn’t enough to boost the Cards as they fell short to the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals, 33-24, in San Antonio, Saturday. “We were disappointed by the loss. It was painful and it should be,” head coach Mike Schultz said in a press conference Monday. “The kids were upset and we felt like we had a chance at winning by the end, but we didn’t get done
Club Women’s Soccer Oct. 14. Away game. Lamar Women lost a match against Lonestar College Montgomery by a score of 2-1. Club Men’s Basketball Oct. 13. Away game. Lamar Men’s club lost 84-70 to Texas A&M. Club Ultimate Oct. 13. Away Tournament. Ultimate competed in a tournament at UT Dallas and placed 6th out of 20 teams.
was short lived as LU crept up to tie the game at 12-12. The score remained tied until the set went outside of the original 25-point mark. A hit into the net by Dim gave UNO an advantage point, but Murielle Hlavac answered with a kill to re-tie the score at 26-26. The set went to 30 points after an error by UNO lifted the Lady Cards to 29-28 and a final hit to the court sealed the win for LU, 30-28 for a 21 set lead. In the fourth set, Lamar took the lead from the start, but the Lady Privateers came right back into the battle to tie the score and eventually pull a six-point lead to out the Lady Cards, 25-19. Tied at 2-2, the showdown drifted into the fifth and final set. LU was the first with points on the board, but the set would follow those before it, by tying the score point after point. UNO eventually took a two-point lead and took that advantage to finish the set 15-11 and take match 3-2. The game consisted of a total of 20 tied scores and eight lead changes. Lamar had four players result in double digit kills, including Tomar Thomas with 16, Dim with 12, Hlavac one point behind and freshman Box Bre’Ala followed with 10. Lamar finished just behind UNO in errors with 18 and an attack percentage of .284. The team had a total of 7.5 blocks and 60 digs.
what we had to. That’s always disappointing.” LU trailed 14-0 in the first quarter, after UIW scored on their first two drives of the night. “We did not start off well,” Schultz said. “We sat there and gave up two touchdowns, and didn’t answer them on offense. We looked up and we were down. We’ve got to get that corrected. Once we got past those first two series, I felt like we settled in and played pretty decently. We did a better job as we got going.” The Lamar Cardinals rallied in the second quarter to close the gap in the scoreboard. Freshman kicker Elvin Martinez, hit a 37yard field goal to put LU’s first three points on the board. Junior Rodney Randle took a 36-yard return to put the Cardinals on the edge of a touchdown before quarterback Darrel Colbert carried the ball for 5 yards to bring LU within 4 points. However, the host Cardinals tacked on another seven points before the half.
LU bounced back in the second half, but their momentum was stopped half way through the fourth quarter when what would have been a scoring pass was picked-off by UIW. “Our kids played hard the second half,” Schultz said. “Our kids went in and played physical and we had a chance to win the football game. We didn’t get it done, but that’s something we are going to work on.” LU sustained some injuries, including Colbert and senior Manasseh Miles. Colbert had to be replaced by senior QB Andrew Allen. “Right now, I think Darrel is questionable,” Schultz said. “Today we have a lot of kids being looked at, but I think that will clear up as the week goes on. Darrel did a nice job with his legs, up until he got hurt, but the good news is that we felt like Andrew Allen really came in and did a nice job. We didn’t feel like we slipped back a whole bunch.” Schultz said although the loss
was disappointing, they can’t dwell on it too long. “We’ve got a huge challenge coming up this week,” he said. “We get to go play the No. 9ranked team as of right now. Sam Houston presents a great challenge on every front. They are good offensively, they are good defensively and they are good on special teams. There are not a lot of weaknesses right now in Huntsville. They are a good football team. “You talk about this league and I think you talk about two leagues that are at the top — Sam Houston and Central Arkansas. The game between those two teams was quite a shoot out and both those team will be extremely challenging. But, Sam Houston State is what we are worried about right now. Our kids got to get ready to play and I think they are. I don’t think it will take a lot to get them motivated this week.” Lamar will play Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Saturday, at 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 • UNIVERSITY PRESS
Blacksmith documentaries to premier at Jefferson, Oct. 28 Ricky Adams UP contributor
UP photo by Victoria Seeton
Pumpkin testing None-month-old Laiken decides to eat a pumpkin while she decides which to take home for Halloween at the annual Wesley United Methodist Church Youth Fundraising Pumpkin Patch, located on Major Drive in Beaumont.
The Lady Cardinals are tipped to finish first in the Southland Conference and the men second in pre-season polls. UP sports editor Cassandra Jenkins previews the season in next week’s University Press
When Frank DiCesare was assigned by U.S. News and World Report to come to Beaumont for it’s “best Places to Live in the U.S.” report, he thought that the SpindletopGladys City Boomtown Museum would be a good place for some photos. “I thought it would be a neat place to photograph,” the Sarasota, Fla. native said. While he was in the gift shop, DiCesare noticed a man with a Mohawk and a bushy beard. “I introduced myself to him and told him I was with the U.S. News,” DiCesare said. “He said his name was Rob and he was the museum’s blacksmith. I asked Rob if he would be interested in making a short film about blacksmithing. He said yes and we began shooting in early March. We finished in early June.” The resulting films, “Blacksmith,” and “Fire and Steel,” will premiere at 7 p.m., Oct. 28, at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont. The two-part series, produced by Oskar Films, will explore the art of blacksmithing in poetic documentary form and the efforts made by one local blacksmith to keep the tradition alive. Blacksmithing is not a huge industry, it is a trade mostly associated with a bygone era. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 blacksmiths in the U.S. while only 10 percent practice it professionally, according to research conducted by National Public Radio. However, it is a skill that, for 42 years, has captured the interest of blacksmith Rob Flurry. “(My) interest began when I
read “The Tales of King Arthur and His Noble Knights” at age five,” Flurry, 55, said. “I wanted a sword and kept that interest until, at 12, I researched how swords were made at the local library. At 13, I built my first forge and made my first sword.” Flurry’s love for Blacksmithing has led him to be a founding member of the Beaumont Blacksmith Association. Flurry has been a volunteer a Spindletop-Gladys Boomtown Museum for five years, and has also been a volunteer with the John French Museum in Beaumont since the late 1980s. “Blacksmith,” is DiCesare’s debut film. He had previously worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines for 20 years, before venturing into film making and forming
Oskar Film, late last year. “I had always wanted to do a film about blacksmithing because I thought it would lend itself to great photography, but I couldn’t find a blacksmith,” he said. Following the free screening, DiCesare and Flurry will take questions from audience members. “I hope people will have an appreciation for both poetic documentary and blacksmithing,” DiCesare said. “I also hope that people will take the time to visit Spindletop, if they haven’t done so already. It’s a wonderful place that takes you back to Beaumont’s Wildcatter years. I’ve never seen anything like it on any college campus I’ve visited.” For more information, visit the Fleur de Lis Forge Face-