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“Never to be Forgotten”

“Never to be Forgotten”

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer
September 12
Filed under Features

15 years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States was jolted by attacks carried out by al-Qaeda at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania. Two students, a professor, a veteran, and a survivor shared their memories of the events of that day that marked history. “A person...

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...

Local student moonlights as up-and-coming rapper

Local student moonlights as up-and-coming rapper

Alissa Silva, Student Life Editor
April 13
Filed under Features

There were moments when he would sit directly in front of the television on his neighbor Ms. Jules’ coffee table watching Pastor Creflo Dollar's sermons, and everyone thought he would be a preacher. But, then there were those moments where he would wait for his step-dad to get out of the truck...

Commerce Student Seeks Career in Capitol

Commerce Student Seeks Career in Capitol

Diana Vasquez, Staff Writer
April 13
Filed under Features

Aaron Williford starts his mornings differently this spring than he did last fall. Instead of waking up in his dorm room at Texas A&M University-Commerce, he wakes up to the Washington DC skyline and catches his metro ride to work that day. “At first, I was scared,” Williford said. “I had...

Premed prodigy studies what’s close to heart

Premed prodigy studies what’s close to heart

Kerry Wilson, Staff Writer
April 13
Filed under Features

She might be a whiz kid. Of course, that depends on society’s definition of the term. One fact stands, however. She is a sophomore in college – and also a 17-year-old. Kaitlyn Shahankary is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Texas A&M University-Commerce as a premed student....

Political Science + Doctor Who = Dr. Herndon

Political Science + Doctor Who = Dr. Herndon

Kerry Wilson, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Features, News

One cannot help but notice the blue “Doctor Who” police box door while touring the Ferguson Social Sciences Building. If thought about long enough, the notion might arise to ask the person behind the door if it is OK to close the door and take a picture in front of it. The answer that will most likely...

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...

New Senior Softball Captains Feel the Pressure

Bailey Whitlock, Staff Writer
December 4
Filed under Features, Sports

When the Lion softball program started two years ago, it was known that it was going to be a challenge but the building had to start somewhere and it started with getting leaders to guide the direction of the program. That is how three senior team members made history with the program. Luci Ponce ...

Student Receives Rigorous But Fulfilling Internship

Student Receives Rigorous But Fulfilling Internship

Diana Vasquez, Staff Writer
December 4
Filed under Features, Student Life

Rachael Hildebrandt, senior student Texas A&M University-Commerce majoring in business management and minoring in international business, is packing up and heading to Memphis, Tenn. next spring for an internship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hildebrandt, who’s scheduled to graduate...

Student DJ Graduates, Reflects on Time

Student DJ Graduates, Reflects on Time

Keilah Whitaker, Staff Writer
December 4
Filed under Features, Student Life

DJ Sammy is one musician on campus that is always performing. Samuel Brisby, aka DJ Sammy, is a graduating senior at Texas A&M University- Commerce, majoring in communications. His medium of music is beat producing and DJ-ing. Raised in North Texas, the 23-year-old found his passion for this...

The East Texan Thespian

The East Texan Thespian

David Stutsman, Staff Writer
December 4
Filed under Features

There are all types of actors at Texas A&M University-Commerce and one that has been in multiple shows since 2006 is Chad Pope, an actor and technical director for the theatre. In the theatre, “there is one shot to make it work and whatever happens, the show must go on,” Pope said. He started...

Dr. David Davies

Sara Wray, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under Features

Dr. David Davies of the music department at Texas A&M University-Commerce is not only an educator, but also an internationally-performed composer, an organist and conductor. Davies, who studied composition, conducting, and piano at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, and earned his...

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