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The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 28
Filed under Features, News

In observance of Recovery Month, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity presented a guest speaker with a truly horrific yet inspiring story to tell on Thursday, Sept. 22. The presenter was Laura Jackson, an author, entrepreneur and substitute teacher, and a survivor of intense and...

Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
September 28
Filed under News, Showcase

Ever think about getting on the Internet and being able to search whatever you want, without anyone looking over your shoulder? President Obama is proposing that the oversight of the Internet be turned over from the U.S. Government to a global organization called Internet Corporation for Assigned...

Revised Smoking Policy Clears the Air

Revised Smoking Policy Clears the Air

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
September 28
Filed under News, Student Life

An approved campus-wide smoking policy is now in effect at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The policy prohibits smoke, vapor and tobacco products in housing facilities, athletic facilities, eating areas, and A&M-Commerce-owned buildings and vehicles. The policy also states that the rule applies...

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
September 28
Filed under Features, News

Almost 100 years ago, Commerce founder and professor, William Leonidas Mayo, was buried on campus on March 14, 1917. Although preparations and funding has been an ongoing process for a few years, construction for the renovations on the gravesite is currently undergoing a five week process that is set...

Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
September 21
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Within the past two weeks, two Texas A&M University-Commerce students have been hit be vehicles while using the crosswalks on campus. The first incident took place at the Culver Street crosswalk in front of Whitley Hall on Sept. 10, while the second occurred in front of the Rayburn Student Center...

Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
September 21
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Students residing in Prairie Crossing voiced their questions and concerns at a town hall meeting organized by the Department of Safety and Risk Management Thursday in response to a water quality report in December 2015. “Is the water safe to drink?” Safety and Risk Management Director Derek Preas...

Ag Department Sees Steady Rise

Ag Department Sees Steady Rise

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
September 21
Filed under News, Student Life

Texas A&M University-Commerce’s School of Agriculture has had a 20 percent increase in student enrollment, graduate students making up most of the new enrollees with a small amount of undergraduates. The increase in graduate enrollment is contributed to the recruitment program that offers free...

Second student struck by vehicle this week

September 16
Filed under News

A&M-Commerce student Destiny Morris was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street between the Sam Rayburn Student Center and the New Pride Apartments, this afternoon - making her the second pedestrian struck by a vehicle while on campus this week. Morris posted the following update on Facebook,...

Free From Fear

Free From Fear

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 16
Filed under Features, News

“Racism, both then and now, is illogical, insane and irrational, but we try to be like scholars and write about it in a rational, sane way…and it’s hard to write about insanity in a sane manner,” Dr. Robert L. Green, a colleague and personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said in a conference...

Patching up a broken heart…with science

Patching up a broken heart…with science

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
August 31
Filed under News

Fans of the long running British science fiction program Doctor Who have, again and again, seen its hero, The Doctor, stumble into his TARDIS (his time machine/space ship) after battling an exceptionally powerful foe, to regenerate a new, undamaged body. While far from the pyrotechnic display that...

President Keck discusses the very near future

President Keck discusses the very near future

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
August 31
Filed under News

As students at Texas A&M University-Commerce get settled into their residence halls and apartments for another year’s worth of growing experiences, the interim president and CEO of the university, Dr. Ray M. Keck III, is also preparing to put himself in the middle of residential life by moving...

Concealed

Concealed

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
August 31
Filed under News

Texas A&M University-Commerce will now allow licensed students to have handguns in residence halls, as a result of the recent Campus Carry law passed in 2015. A&M-Commerce’s policy states that licensed students are permitted to have handguns in their rooms as long as the guns are stored ...

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