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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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09/05/2014
Educators and counselors from NASA Stennis Space Center recently conducted a three-day “train-the-trainer” Astro Camp, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), at...
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09/04/2014
Mary Caldorera-Moore, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to attend the Sixth Annual National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering...
09/04/2014
Natchitoches — The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts and Vox Novus are collaborating on a special edition of 60x60 focused on Louisiana. Artists are invited to submit recorded works...
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09/04/2014
Former Lincoln Parish school system literacy coach Deborah Holliman has been selected 2013-14 Outstanding Academy Educator for the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs,...
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09/04/2014
Air Force Airman Austin D. May graduated from Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas on Aug. 15. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included...
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09/04/2014
Air Force Airman 1st Class Gregory L. Jones recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week...
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09/03/2014
Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose...
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08/29/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of World War I opens at its Enterprise Center on Sept. 26. The show is sponsored by the Bank of Ruston. This article — the fourth...
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08/29/2014
When I ask a person if they are a member of NCLAC their response is usually, “No, I am not an artist.” I laugh because I am not an artist either, however I am and have been a member of NCLAC for the...
08/29/2014
Trinity United Methodist Church is offering free computer classes this fall. Classes begin the middle of September and continue through Dec. 11. To sign up go to www.trinityruston.org or call the...