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Making History

Making History

Andrew Burnes, Editor
September 6, 2015
Filed under Features, News

It didn’t seem like any day out of the ordinary on September 6, 1893 in Commerce, Texas. Two decades removed from being founded by two merchants named William Jernigan and Josiah Jackson, the small community was just beginning to truly take shape. The town was less than 10 years removed from its date...

Bang or Whimper, This is the Way the World Ends

Amanda Heflin, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features

There is a chance that earth could become uninhabitable for human beings in the coming decades, according to 18 researchers who published a paper in the journal Science, earth has surpassed four planetary boundaries. “The Planetary boundary approach aims to define a safe operating space for human...

Tattoo Trouble

Rachel Cohn, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features

Long gone are the days of seedy sailors and jack-booted bikers being the sole recipients of body art. Tattoos are everywhere, but some are concerned about how they’ll affect their future. Tattoos have become increasingly popular among teenagers over the last several years, and with that a growing...

College students not fazed by e-cigarette study

Janelle Taylor, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features

College students are speaking out about the New England Journal of Medicine’s reported finding of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes [e-cigarettes]. In “vaped” e-cigarettes, more than 2% of the total solvent molecules are reported to have converted to formaldehyde-releasing agents,...

The East Texan prepares to celebrate 100 years

Katie Morrow and Sara Wray
April 9, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

The East Texan will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this coming fall. Started in 1915, The East Texan is a resource students can look to both as a source of information and as a training ground for future work in mass media. “It serves as a student media; it serves as a forum of expression,”...

A&M-Commerce student shoots into Top 20 on ‘The Voice’

Andrew Burnes and Taelor Duckworth
April 9, 2015
Filed under Features

Hailing from Sulphur Springs, Texas, Hannah Kirby has landed a coveted spot on the big stage. The Texas A&M University-Commerce psychology major was the last contestant to be chosen during the blind auditions of NBC’s The Voice. “I actually was the very last person to audition,” said Kirby....

Art Department Head announces resignation

Janelle Taylor, Staff Writer
April 9, 2015
Filed under Features

Joseph Daun, head of the Department of Art, announced his resignation effective after the end of the 2015 summer II session, to spend more time with his family and more time in the classroom. “I have adopted three toddlers over the past two years and I want to spend more time teaching students in...

Science Day at A&M University-Commerce

Science Day at A&M University-Commerce

March 14, 2015
Filed under Features

On March 12, the science department of Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted a Science Day for junior high students from 8a.m. to 12p.m.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

March 2, 2015
Filed under Features

Although the inclement weather shut down Texas A&M University-Commerce for nearly a week, it didn't prevent students from going outdoors and having fun. Very rarely does Texas receive enough snow to play in so some took full advantage of the days off from school.

Book Sellers Battle for Student Loyalty

Janelle Taylor, Staff Writer
February 2, 2015
Filed under Features

The East Texas Bookstore and the Texas A&M University - Commerce bookstore’s sales revenues are doing well despite the highly competitive book industry and personal preference of college students. Until the Internet came along, college students bought textbooks from a campus bookstore.  With...

UPD program gives students a glimpse ‘Behind the Badge’

Brenda Perez, Writer
November 13, 2014
Filed under Features

Behind the Badge operates in conjunction with the Dean of Students office, dedicated to giving students on the Texas A&M University — Commerce the correct information regarding police procedures. Members of the University Police Department, along with members of Commerce Police Department, the...

Cheerleading: Sport or Not? AMA says yes.

Cheerleading: Sport or Not? AMA says yes.

Patricia Dillon, Web Master
October 22, 2014
Filed under Features

At their annual meeting this year in Chicago, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates designated cheerleading as a sport. “It’s a big controversy as to whether cheer is a sport or not,” Dakota Brewer, one of the four male cheerleaders on the Texas A&M University-Commerce...

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