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A Great Man Honors Another

A Great Man Honors Another

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As a large crowd of A&M-Commerce students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered outside the Hall of Languages braving the sweltering heat, the voice of student Malik Heard soared over the University Chorale, singing the words, “Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel/Sun in the sky, you know how...

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

With society choosing to opt toward more processed foods on the grounds of taste or convenience, it may prove tough for consumers and the food industry to tow the line of health standards, and Sodexo, a leading life services company that provides its services to over 850 university and college campuses...

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A student referendum has decided how the university will go forward in hiring faculty by choosing to increase the athletic fee, passing 1687 in favor to 408 against. “The whole of purpose of this referendum is that any student who comes to Commerce should finish in four years,” Dean of Students Dr. ...

One legacy ends, another begins

One legacy ends, another begins

BJ Laudermilk, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the first time since the turn of the century, the Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team has hired a new head coach. Jaret von Rosenberg, an assistant head coach at the University of Hartford, will become the fourth head coach of the Lions since they joined Division II, and...

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A movement by some members of the student body has sprung forward against the increase in the athletic fee that a near-future referendum will decide, and graduate student Chris Lindsey, the leader of the movement, mainly cites the imbalance in cultural focus between athletics and academics among other...

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“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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