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A Great Man Honors Another

A Great Man Honors Another

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As a large crowd of A&M-Commerce students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered outside the Hall of Languages braving the sweltering heat, the voice of student Malik Heard soared over the University Chorale, singing the words, “Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel/Sun in the sky, you know how...

Running on Positivity

Running on Positivity

Savannah Smith, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

Commerce ISD hosted its third annual Special Olympics competition on April 21 at Memorial Stadium. The event allowed disabled children to compete and win awards in a variety of athletic contests. 275 student athletes gathered from 17 northeast Texas schools to participate. In addition, there were more ...

Facebook Battles Against False Information

Facebook Battles Against False Information

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under News

Facebook is taking actions to stop the spread of “fake news” by adding a new resource available in 14 countries called Spot False News which is an educational method to teach people to be aware on false information and help them to recognize it. The social network added a box to the top of the...

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

With society choosing to opt toward more processed foods on the grounds of taste or convenience, it may prove tough for consumers and the food industry to tow the line of health standards, and Sodexo, a leading life services company that provides its services to over 850 university and college campuses...

Art Educators Workshop Held for Local Instructors

Art Educators Workshop Held for Local Instructors

Ahnaliese Bell, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, News

Texas A&M University-Commmerce continued its long history of education dedication with the yearly Art Educators Workshop held on Feb. 14, and it focused on improving classroom skills for forty attending art instructors from local public middle and high schools. Marilyn Thompson, art professor, orga...

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A student referendum has decided how the university will go forward in hiring faculty by choosing to increase the athletic fee, passing 1687 in favor to 408 against. “The whole of purpose of this referendum is that any student who comes to Commerce should finish in four years,” Dean of Students Dr. ...

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

Last Thursday, as people across the country started their day, they heard the alarming news that President Donald Trump had ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles toward Shayrat Airbase in Syria. The strike was in response to a toxic gas attack by Syrian government forces two days earlier on the...

Allergic to North Texas

Allergic to North Texas

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features, News

As the leaves start growing on trees, grass turns green, and bluebonnets bloom in North Texas, allergies begin to increase and not everyone is able to fully enjoy the springtime weather. Allergies occur when an individual’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. Symptoms...

Student-led medical marijuana rally to be held

Student-led medical marijuana rally to be held

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under News

The College Democrats on campus have officially endorsed a curious rally meant to raise political awareness about medical marijuana in the student body. On April 20, from 12 to 2 p.m., there will be a variety of marijuana themed music, prizes, and activities presented in the Amphitheater. Matthew...

SGA Hosts Presidential/Vice-Presidential Debates

SGA Hosts Presidential/Vice-Presidential Debates

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under News

Below is a slideshow of the candidates' photos. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates were held for the Student Government Association (SGA) elections, and candidates explored current topics such as the upcoming fee referendum to more personal questions that asked what qualities made the...

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A movement by some members of the student body has sprung forward against the increase in the athletic fee that a near-future referendum will decide, and graduate student Chris Lindsey, the leader of the movement, mainly cites the imbalance in cultural focus between athletics and academics among other...

Centennial Celebration Followed by Groundbreaking

Centennial Celebration Followed by Groundbreaking

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under News

Texas A&M University - Commerce celebrated 100 years as a state institution with the “Century as Lions” Ceremony and Nursing & Health Science Building Ground Breaking March 10. It has been nearly one hundred years since a telegram arrived in Commerce on March 14, 1917 indicating t...

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