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

Andrew Burnes and Taelor Duckworth
April 9
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Students trade puzzles for prizes in Binnion Hall contest

Cristina Loera, Writer
October 8
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The puzzle of the week is a weekly puzzle contest produced by Lymeda Singleton, Mathematics Education teacher in Binnion Hall, in which students can enter and win prizes. “It teaches different kinds of reasoning because there’s a variety of puzzles… It’s what we call visual or special reasoning…...

Dagorhir at A&M-Commerce

Dagorhir at A&M-Commerce

Dakota Brewer, Writer
September 29
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Thanks to shows like Game of Thrones and films like the Hobbit trilogy, medieval fantasy has seen a significant rise in popularity over the last few years. Some students here on campus, however, have been ahead of the trend, and making themselves noticed in the process. Texas A&M University-Commerce...

Free sign language lessons available in Gee library

Julia Carpio
September 26
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For those who are interested in learning sign language, look no further than the second floor of Gee library where Denise M. Smith gives free lessons to students on Wednesdays at 11:00 and Thursday afternoons at 1:00. For the past three years, Smith has donated her time to teaching students and adults...

Alum thanks university for success

James Lajuanie, Writer
September 15
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Tommy Chalaire is getting ready for a game. Twenty years ago, he might have been getting ready to coach a high school basketball or softball game ,but today, in his first year as Superintendent of Chisum Independent School District, he is prepping for the opening day of the little league baseball season,...

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