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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Christian Aleman, Johnny Espinoza, Evangelina Morales, and Acacia Munoz
February 2
Filed under News, Showcase

The idea of designating a university as a “sanctuary campus” has come up among college students at universities around the nation the past several months and, having gained traction before the presidential election, is still being discussed. A sanctuary campus is similar to the idea of a sanctuary...

Model Arab League Comes to Commerce

Model Arab League Comes to Commerce

Eva Morales, Staff Reporter
February 1
Filed under Features, News

Every year, the Southwest Model Arab League (MAL) conference takes place in a different university, but this year Texas A&M University-Commerce has the honor of hosting this event. The MAL was establishing in 1983. It is an educational program where students learn about the history of the Arab...

Refugee Ban

Refugee Ban

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor
February 1
Filed under News, Showcase

Trump released an executive order named, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States" on Friday January 27, 2016.

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Texas Legislature Faces More Issues, Tighter Budget

Texas Legislature Faces More Issues, Tighter Budget

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
January 26
Filed under News

With less funds to work with and more controversial issues to confront, the 85th Texas Legislative Session shapes up to be a political and financial game of Twister as they debate bills dealing with transgender bathroom policies to the overworked Child Protective Services (CPS) to public education. Lt. Gov. Dan P...

Crosswalk Crisis

Crosswalk Crisis

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor
January 25
Filed under News, Showcase

“Crosswalks are crosswalks. If you, as a human being, make the active decision to close your eyes and walk straight into a street, there is no amount of training that’s going to fix that.”

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Discussion over intent vs. action in STEM-aspiring students to be held Dec. 2nd

Discussion over intent vs. action in STEM-aspiring students to be held Dec. 2nd

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
December 1
Filed under News, Student Life

On Dec. 2 at noon, Dr. Hsun-Yu Chan, assistant professor of psychology, will have a “brown bag talk” on the disconnection between intent and action among community college students. The presentation is called a brown bag talk because it is during lunch time, so people are allowed to bring their lunch. The...

Response to Nov. 3 “Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty Hostility”

Response to Nov. 3 “Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty Hostility”

Tingxiu Wang, Head of Math Department
December 1
Filed under News

Article in Response to: http://tamuceasttexan.com/2859/features/adapt-tech/  The math faculty read the article, Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty “Hostility,” published by The East Texan on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Since the article mentions My...

New Age Protests and Threats

New Age Protests and Threats

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 29
Filed under News, Showcase

Aside from the worry over the potential hacking of Clinton's private server or the hacking of the DNC, the threat of hacking reaches farther in the public life than many want to guess. Cyberattacks from China and Russia in an attempt to effect change have made some anxious about the security of n...

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

November 11
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As always, but especially after this tumultuous 2016 presidential election, a great many people are concerned with and puzzled over what steps (and in which direction) the U.S. should take in matters both foreign and domestic. And, connected to this is a common opinion that the government needs a bottom-to-top...

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Alissa Silva, Managing Editor
November 11
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“I’m going to start this by making everyone uncomfortable.” Social justice activist and senior justice writer at New York Daily News Shaun King started off his presentation at Texas A&M University- Commerce campus by grabbing the audience’s attention with this anticipation-filled remark. With...

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