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Whose Lion is it Anyway?

Whose Lion is it Anyway?

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
September 21
Filed under A&E, Features

“Whose Line Is It Anyways,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “MadTV” made comedic-improv popular in the 1990’s. Today, improv has grown to comedy clubs and improv troupes in every major city. A group at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Cricket City Improv creates a safe space to mix being...

All Summer Sixteen

All Summer Sixteen

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer
September 16
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Summer at the movies was filled with highs and lows, but at the box-office it was mostly lows, literally, as audiences didn’t flood the movie theaters as they used to. So what did the cinema offer that it failed to attract audiences? The summer began on a hopeful note with Captain America: Civil...

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Imogené Wolford, Entertainment Editor
August 31
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

This summer’s movie to see was “Suicide Squad,” a fantasy film based on a DC Comic Book that picks up where “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” leaves off. If you are a fan of DC Comics or an avid movie watcher, you know that earlier this year DC Comics released “Batman v. Superman: Dawn ...

The hills (on campus) are alive with the sound of ROCKING!

The hills (on campus) are alive with the sound of ROCKING!

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
July 18
Filed under A&E, Features

Teenagers walking around with their heads down with smartphones in hand, completely immersed in texting, Snapchatting, Tweeting or playing Pokémon GO is hardly an uncommon sight; but mass migrations of them marauding in one direction with Fender P-Basses or Gibson SGs slung over their shoulders or drumsticks...

Iron Men

Iron Men

Joseph Alderman, News Editor
January 28
Filed under A&E, Features, News

The Department of Art in conjunction with the Texas Atomic Iron Commission held a workshop this week allowing students, faculty and guests of Texas A&M University - Commerce to design their own scratch block molds, followed by an iron pouring demonstration conducted by the commission. Participants...

Ace Frehley (1978)

Ace Frehley (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor
January 13
Filed under A&E, Music, News

Frehley's first solo effort is a grab bag of hits and misses

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David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie – Blackstar

Andrew Burnes, Editor
January 12
Filed under A&E, Music, News

Bowie's final words are still as important as ever

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Peter Criss (1978)

Peter Criss (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor
January 5
Filed under A&E, Music, News, Opinion

**** I am both an unapologetic fan of '70s KISS and an avid reader of Rolling Stone magazine. Neither side has ever really seen eye-to-eye with the other. While I mostly agree with the reviews the magazine publishes, there are, obviously, times when I disagree. Their reviews for KISS' material in...

Music department will perform in Austria

Sara Wray, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under A&E, News

In May, the department of music will be taking instrumental and vocal students on a 10-day trip to Germany then to Austria to perform in Salzburg and Vienna. “We like to do something big with the department every three or four years,” Randall Hooper, director of vocal activities, said. “The...

Local Rapper Aims to Set the Trend

Devante Durgan, Staff Writer
November 18
Filed under A&E, Student Life

Chris Harris, aka Trendsetter, has his mind set on the music, and at 22, he has been involved in hip-hop for five years. “The music took my attention as I was a sophomore in high school,” Harris said. He did not waste much time searching for an inspiration to help him with lyrics and beats,...

Student Turned DJ Gains Statewide Popularity

Student Turned DJ Gains Statewide Popularity

Mason Meyers, Staff Writer
November 18
Filed under A&E, Features

Events need music, whether it be pre-recorded or from a live performer. Texas A&M University-Commerce student Angel Jasso offers his DJ services all around the DFW Metroplex to bring people a good tunes and a good time. In the Spring semester of 2013, his second semester at A&M-Commerce, Jasso...

Los Bros Hernandez Visits TAMUC

November 9
Filed under A&E, Video

American cartoonists, Los Bros Hernandez, visits Texas A&M University - Commerce to discuss the history and development of their popular 1980s comic "Love and Rockets."

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