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Campus Comment: What are you most scared about for the outcome of this election?

October 28
Filed under Opinion, Video

With this...unique presidential election day coming closer, Reporting Team Savannah Smith and Gwiwon Jason Nam ask students about what they most dread about the outcome of the election.

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part III: ‘Sinister’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part III: ‘Sinister’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

After the disappointment of The Day the Earth stood Still (not to mention a Razzie Nomination for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel) Derrickson returned to what he did best, scaring the living daylights out of everyone with his third outing that lives up to its title, Sinister. Premiering on...

Review: TAMU-C Play Charms Audiences

Review: TAMU-C Play Charms Audiences

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 20
Filed under A&E, Opinion

The Theatre Department performed “Acting: The First Six Lessons” by Emily Bridges and Beau Bridges and directed by Kelsey Cooper through the week of October 10. It was a charming production that showcased the department’s talent, but I felt it had a few shortcomings overall. Held in the studio...

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Features, Opinion

Recently, there have been promoters for safe speech in American public colleges. The philosophy of having a “Safe Space” in each campus to allow discussions on all topics and all beliefs has shown a need for a more inclusive college lifestyle, one that embodies every student that goes there. At Texas ...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness: SELF Realization

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness: SELF Realization

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor
October 20
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and it includes his personal account of a visit to the university Counseling Center. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung ...

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Delon Johnson, Special Contributor
October 13
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the crux of social calamity, the emergence of a movement specially tailored for black narratives has made itself ever prominent. These accounts shed light on what being black in America means. These narratives articulate the trials and tribulations that blacks are faced with living in today’s society....

Dread-ful Discrimination

Dread-ful Discrimination

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
October 13
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

In the age of cultural diversity, it is hard to believe that miniscule factors, such as hairstyles can disqualify a person from earning an honest living. Sadly, however, discrimination against natural African-American hair is a reality in the professional world and entertainment business. Take for...

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Manuel Ramirez, St
October 13
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

When we last left Scott Derrickson, his debut film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, was a success. It performed well at the box-office, won Jennifer Carpenter an MTV Movie Award for Best Frightening Performance, a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film (Saturns are basically the Oscars for all that is sci-fi,...

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
October 6
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

For over six weeks now, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the Star Spangled Banner before games in protest of “a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” has stoked the flames of many a social media flame war. Three weeks later, after the tragic shooting...

Yeezy Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Dallas

Yeezy Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Dallas

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter
October 6
Filed under A&E, Opinion, Showcase

World famous artist, rapper, singer, designer, and entertainer Kanye West took the (floating) stage at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sept. 22, while on his Saint Pablo tour promoting his latest album The Life of Pablo. Before he even ascended onto the floating stage, the crowd tried to coa...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor
October 6
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness and other words are purposely written in etymological style, as well as SELF and other words written with all capital letters to ameliorat...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part I: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part I: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter
October 6
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Throughout the month of October the Cinema Spotlight will shine on Horror filmmaker Scott Derrickson; every week I’ll be looking at all five of his movies and conclude with his recent work, Doctor Strange, in theaters Nov. 4. Having worked on a couple of horror-related and direct-to-video projec...

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