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Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Most of Texas A&M University Commerce students might consider October 10 as Columbus Day. However, not for Native Americans. Native Americans consider the second Monday of October as Native American Day (also known as Indigenous Peoples' Day). It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Nati...

Turning Point of Commerce

Turning Point of Commerce

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The oversized beach ball covered in writing at the Campus Crossroads on Oct. 4 was an effort put on by Turning Point USA to raise awareness over free speech, or the lack thereof, on college campuses. “So on a lot of college campuses they have free speech zones,” Jonathan Narramore, Field Dir...

One Nation Under a Groove

One Nation Under a Groove

Brenda Perez, Senior Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“When it comes to talking about justice, this is not primarily a matter of what your politics are, what label I could put you under. It is about being true,” Dr. Cornel West said. Dr. Cornel West addressed the large crowd of students gathered in the Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce...

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A new veteran’s support group has recently formed on campus through the Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic and focuses on group therapy for veterans of the Global War on Terror. “What it is is a group that will focus on the issues of reintegration from military life back into civilian...

Students Become International Film Critics

Students Become International Film Critics

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The 19th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival premiered ten films from around the world, which included the Texas A&M University-Commerce. While the movies and subject matter dealt with varying subjects, some more disturbing than others, they all represented an individual artist. The films ranged...

Hiring more faculty on a reduced budget

Hiring more faculty on a reduced budget

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under News

Since assuming the role of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. John Humphreys has been busy working on developing ways to increase the number of faculty to better meet the needs of a rapidly growing student body, and doing it in the wake of Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick’s...

Residence Hall “Cart-astrophy”

Residence Hall “Cart-astrophy”

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Strewn shopping carts from Wal-Mart have become an issue for residence halls. Whitley Hall has a larger number of carts outside. Because of this, students are not allowed to bring carts inside the building. “We, as students, need to take action,” Brayan Dicante a resident of Whitley Hall said....

Spectacles Offer Videos in a Snap

Spectacles Offer Videos in a Snap

Evangelina Morales, Staff Writer
October 6, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

Have you ever thought go back and see one of you favorite memories through your own eyes? Now, that is possible and will be available soon. Snapchat introduced their first hardware product, ‘Spectacles’ glasses with video- recorder that record ten second clips of video through their 115- degree- angl...

Changing the Faces of Money

Changing the Faces of Money

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under News

Money is something that people come in contact with on a daily basis, and whether they notice it or not, it is always changing. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has recently announced upcoming changes to the $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills that involve new faces and themes. The most talked about change involves the $2...

A&M-Commerce Parking Permits

A&M-Commerce Parking Permits

October 3, 2016
Filed under News, Video

The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
September 28, 2016
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...

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