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Social Work A-Team Hopes to Connect with Students

Social Work A-Team Hopes to Connect with Students

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

They have hearts for people, minds for solving, and a vision to help everyone. Their goal is to spread the spirit of love to people, regardless of gender, color, or any other factor used to segment the population. If this sounds like an introduction to a superhero squad, it might as well be. Texas A&M...

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

November 11, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As always, but especially after this tumultuous 2016 presidential election, a great many people are concerned with and puzzled over what steps (and in which direction) the U.S. should take in matters both foreign and domestic. And, connected to this is a common opinion that the government needs a bottom-to-top...

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Alissa Silva, Managing Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“I’m going to start this by making everyone uncomfortable.” Social justice activist and senior justice writer at New York Daily News Shaun King started off his presentation at Texas A&M University- Commerce campus by grabbing the audience’s attention with this anticipation-filled remark. With...

Student Musicians, Magicians and Poets Get a Moment in the Spotlight

Student Musicians, Magicians and Poets Get a Moment in the Spotlight

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features

The talent show, a part of the haunted homecoming festivities last week, was full of different acts that embodied the diverse talent of the students of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The evening started with a magic show put on by host Jay Mattioli. There were nine acts in total, with a brief...

Artful Ancestry: Art gallery hosts ‘Heritage Habitats,’ an installation by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden’s

Artful Ancestry: Art gallery hosts ‘Heritage Habitats,’ an installation by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden’s

Dhenai Tunstall, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Texas A&M University–Commerce’s very own art gallery was able to exhibit the work of Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden. Incorporated within the artist statement, “Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for the contemplation and invocation of ancestry.”...

Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty “Hostility”

Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty “Hostility”

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

Though not widely used among faculty, adaptive learning technology, such as the well-known MyMathLab, is being pushed by experts in the education field and by some faculty here in the university because of its mutual benefits. “It [adaptive learning technology] is basically about software that adapts...

Mayo Review Publishes Students’ Short Stories

Mayo Review Publishes Students’ Short Stories

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, Features

Student-run literary magazines have been helping assist many poets, writers, freethinkers, and artists gain traction. College literary magazines have become the breaking ground for some emerging artists. Literary magazines allowed for the first publishing of legends such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Allen...

United States of Amnesia

United States of Amnesia

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
October 29, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

When it comes to American history, students usually receive a tale of noble men and women protecting their newfound country – in high school, that is. College students wondering why they must take history classes often discover another side to the stories told to them years prior. “In high school,...

This Revolution Will be Tweeted

This Revolution Will be Tweeted

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

Social media has made it easy to begin new trends, spread ideas, and show awareness. While there are some movements that are taken lightly, social media movements have allowed important events get started and become highlighted to the public. One of the first movements swept up by social media was...

University Village in the Works

University Village in the Works

Johnny Espinoza, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

In such effort to involve the Texas A&M University-Commerce housing in the neighborhood between Monroe and West Neal Streets south of the campus plans have been developed to take Commerce into a different level. Such plans have hope that it will increase the number of faculty and staff living in...

Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Remember when clowns were associated with laughter and entertained children with their silly antics? Well, their popularity has certainly begun to trend by enhancing everyone’s fear of clowns to gargantuan proportions. Ever since the news sprouted footage, pictures and reports of scary clowns a couple...

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Nadine Smith, a former journalist and one of the most distinct and notable speakers about equality, gave a talk to Texas A&M University-Commerce of the lessons of equal opportunity. After the Orlando Pulse Murders, the continued battle of nondiscrimination was brought into national awareness. Smith...

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