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As a rule, movies based on video games are always terrible. There isn’t a single one that could be considered a critical darling. “Wreck-it Ralph” doesn’t count; it technically made up its derivative main characters. “The Angry Birds Movie” tries to buck this trend by being based on game with a non-traditional format (a phone app as opposed to an arcade or console game) and by featuring some impressive animation and decent voice work. It succeeds — in a way. Red (Jason Sudeikis) is the only angry bird on the otherwise blissful Bird Island. But he’s only angry because everyone is a jerk to...

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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...
08/29/2014
On Sept. 2, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council will hold a photojournalism workshop entitled “My Vision, My Voice” for youth involved with Seeds of Light in Homer. Seeds of Light is a...
08/29/2014
Teens get your free Zombie Prom Tickets; dig up a date, zombify, yourself then head on over to Lincoln Parish Library for the event of the year. This will truly be a night to remember with photo...
08/28/2014
NCLAC’s ARToberfest Committee announces its call for home brewers for the fifth annual ARToberfest, scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston. Home brew tastings are a highlight...
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08/28/2014
A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can...