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Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
March 1
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With pending state legislation that includes a senate bill proposing the freezing of tuition at state institutions of higher education for the next four years and another calling for each college or university to reduce their budget by 15 percent for the next academic year, growing universities like...

A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture

A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
February 21
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Three months left to go, and the 85th Texas State Legislative Session has already proven to be an especially heated one. Passionate battles over transgender bathroom rights, the explicit ban of sanctuary cities, and (of course) more gun law reforms have all sparked their share of fierce debates, but...

Sanctuary Debate Heats Up

Sanctuary Debate Heats Up

Christian Aleman, Acacia Munoz, Evangelina Morales, and Johnny Espinoza
February 13
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The sanctuary movement continues as undocumented people and supporters fight on to create safe environments to continue living their “American Dream,” but federal and state officials threaten to cut funding to cities or state institutions if they should decide to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Gov....

ASPIRE-ing to New Heights

ASPIRE-ing to New Heights

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
February 9
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ASPIRE is a project that aims to raise the level of education and increase the quality of life to Commerce and the surrounding areas and is a collaboration between A&M-Commerce’s College of Education and Human Services, Commerce ISD, and the City of Commerce. Head of the collaboration is Dean...

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Christian Aleman, Johnny Espinoza, Evangelina Morales, and Acacia Munoz
February 2
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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...

Refugee Ban

Refugee Ban

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor
February 1
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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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Crosswalk Crisis

Crosswalk Crisis

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor
January 25
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“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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New Age Protests and Threats

New Age Protests and Threats

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 29
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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...

After the Fact…

After the Fact…

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 17
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Well, this election certainly escalated quickly. And then it exploded into a glorious, orange, blonde-haired cloud. Donald Trump, Republican nominee and Democratic Satan, has won the presidential election, though people would have to be living under a rock to not hear that startling news. The...

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
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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
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“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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