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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Maintaining Relationships and Grades

Maintaining Relationships and Grades

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
October 20
Filed under Features, Student Life

College years are a part of the huge transition for students and their lives. It is a hard task to be a college student, steer your way through getting an education, transition to campus life, and especially maintain relationships. When a student goes off to college, maintaining relationships with p...

Meet TAMUC’s First Lady

Meet TAMUC’s First Lady

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Features

Patricia Keck is the first Latina First Lady of Texas A&M University–Commerce as well as the wife of President Ray Keck. Previously, she was a Director at Health Services at Laredo ISD, but is happily settling into her new role. “It is a wonderful thing. I am enjoying immensely,” Keck said. There...

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Features, Opinion

Recently, there have been promoters for safe speech in American public colleges. The philosophy of having a “Safe Space” in each campus to allow discussions on all topics and all beliefs has shown a need for a more inclusive college lifestyle, one that embodies every student that goes there. At Texas ...

Driver of the People

Driver of the People

Evan Luecke, Staff Writer
October 17
Filed under Features

A lot of things are required from you when you are a student athlete. It’s not just going to practice or competing. Things like giving back to the community are also required. Taryn Driver, a senior from Montgomery, Texas, has been giving back to the community since high school. She is a part of ...

Children’s Learning Center Director Looks Forward

Children’s Learning Center Director Looks Forward

Kolby Meshack, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under Features

Director of the Children’s Learning Center Helena Hortman is enjoying her new title here through Texas A&M University-Commerce. Hortman says “That their main focus as the Children’s Learning Center is to provide quality childcare to students, faculty, and staff”.   Hortman has been the new di...

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