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A Flame of Hope Still Burns for America’s Veterans

A Flame of Hope Still Burns for America’s Veterans

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

This year marks the 25th Annual Veterans Vigil, hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce. On Wednesday, Nov. 9 there will be an opening ceremony that will begin at 10 a.m. in the Sam Rayburn Student Center Mall. Following this, the Eternal Flame will be lit until the next day at the Closing Ceremony....

PETA Calls Out Ag Dept: President Ray Keck makes changes in response to past animal rights violations.

PETA Calls Out Ag Dept: President Ray Keck makes changes in response to past animal rights violations.

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

When the new president came to the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dr. Keck brought a zero tolerance policy for the neglect and mistreatment of university-owned animals, after reading about an incident involving the death of a pregnant, A&M-Commerce-owned horse. PETA (People for the...

A Game Changer Either Way: Election Watch Party to give students a chance to witness history in the making

A Game Changer Either Way: Election Watch Party to give students a chance to witness history in the making

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The 2016 general election day is coming and the Election Watch Party will be held at the A&M–Commerce Student Center Club on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. “Government only works if people pay attention and take an interest, so this watch party will help maintain that interest among the student population...

College of Science and Engineering to present grad school info session

College of Science and Engineering to present grad school info session

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The College of Science and Engineering will host a graduate school information session on Nov. 3 that will detail how to apply, prepare, and fund graduate school. “I spoke with my boss, Dr. Brent Donham, Dean of College of Science and Engineering, to just put on an event to educate our undergraduates...

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Weekend

October 31, 2016
Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
October 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As of today, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for various specified medical purposes, which include providing pain relief or symptom alleviation for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and glaucoma. Texas just barely makes it onto...

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
October 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

This election year we have two clowns running the most important race that can be ran - the race to be the president of the United States. These two candidates are raising moral, controversial questions that have people of faith concerned with who they should vote for. “The evangelicals that have...

Faculty Experience Student Living

Faculty Experience Student Living

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

More and more public institutions have implemented a faculty in residence program in which a faculty member lives in the same residence hall with students. This university joins that list this year with Faculty In Residence Dr. Asli Ogunc of the Economics and Finance Department. “The president is...

Political Clowns

Political Clowns

October 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

With clowns and campaign woes taking the lion's share of the headlines these days, Christian Aleman decided to compile a neat, handy-dandy table for each presidential clown's-er, candidate's stance on important positions.

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Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Remember when clowns were associated with laughter and entertained children with their silly antics? Well, their popularity has certainly begun to trend by enhancing everyone’s fear of clowns to gargantuan proportions. Ever since the news sprouted footage, pictures and reports of scary clowns a couple...

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Nadine Smith, a former journalist and one of the most distinct and notable speakers about equality, gave a talk to Texas A&M University-Commerce of the lessons of equal opportunity. After the Orlando Pulse Murders, the continued battle of nondiscrimination was brought into national awareness. Smith...

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