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Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
October 13
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the annual Bras for the Cause, native to Greenville, has continued to flourish and make an impact on the community. Janeen Cunningham, the founder of this innovative nonprofit organization, began this back in 2009. A graduate of Greenville High and an alumna...

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 13
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Just a few blocks away from Henderson Hall, the home of Student Health Services, stands the First Presbyterian Church that houses a life-saving service: the Commerce Food Pantry. “We serve about between 30 to 40 families each week,” Food Pantry Board President Isabel Davis, who has worked for...

Texas Fried Fun

Texas Fried Fun

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
October 13
Filed under Features, Student Life

The State Fair of Texas returned with a parade that ran through downtown Dallas at Fair Park. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” According to the Fair information, fair attendees will see “interactive exhibits explaining how Texas agriculture touches our everyday lives and...

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
October 10
Filed under Features, News

Most of Texas A&M University Commerce students might consider October 10 as Columbus Day. However, not for Native Americans. Native Americans consider the second Monday of October as Native American Day (also known as Indigenous Peoples' Day). It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Nati...

One Nation Under a Groove

One Nation Under a Groove

Brenda Perez, Senior Reporter
October 6
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“When it comes to talking about justice, this is not primarily a matter of what your politics are, what label I could put you under. It is about being true,” Dr. Cornel West said. Dr. Cornel West addressed the large crowd of students gathered in the Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce...

The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 28
Filed under Features, News

In observance of Recovery Month, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity presented a guest speaker with a truly horrific yet inspiring story to tell on Thursday, Sept. 22. The presenter was Laura Jackson, an author, entrepreneur and substitute teacher, and a survivor of intense and...

A Piano Recital With a Literary Twist

A Piano Recital With a Literary Twist

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 28
Filed under A&E, Features

The grievous, soul pouring sound of Beethoven’s music continues to tug at the heartstrings of people of all musical tastes. Likewise, the inner and outer conflict so perfectly captured by William Shakespeare’s words still resonates with audiences 400 years after the bard’s death. Next Wednesday...

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
September 28
Filed under Features, News

Almost 100 years ago, Commerce founder and professor, William Leonidas Mayo, was buried on campus on March 14, 1917. Although preparations and funding has been an ongoing process for a few years, construction for the renovations on the gravesite is currently undergoing a five week process that is set...

Banding together for Amber

Banding together for Amber

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer
September 21
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

The Pride Marching Band showed support for freshman horn player Amber Johnson, who was struck by a car at the Whitley Hall crosswalk on September 10, by wearing yellow ribbons during their rehearsal this past Thursday. “I think it’s in times like these, that you feel alone kind of, especially...

Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained

Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 21
Filed under Features, Student Life

Most people who have been in Commerce for three or more years are well familiar with how severe cricket invasions can get in the early fall. The wall-covering blankets of chirping insects and the foul odor one notices before even setting eyes on the swarm is one of those things that A&M-Commerce...

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...

Free From Fear

Free From Fear

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 16
Filed under Features, News

“Racism, both then and now, is illogical, insane and irrational, but we try to be like scholars and write about it in a rational, sane way…and it’s hard to write about insanity in a sane manner,” Dr. Robert L. Green, a colleague and personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said in a conference...

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