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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...

Running on Positivity

Running on Positivity

Savannah Smith, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

Commerce ISD hosted its third annual Special Olympics competition on April 21 at Memorial Stadium. The event allowed disabled children to compete and win awards in a variety of athletic contests. 275 student athletes gathered from 17 northeast Texas schools to participate. In addition, there were more ...

High School FFA Students Compete for Area Awards

High School FFA Students Compete for Area Awards

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Over 2,000 agriculturally-minded high school students participated in the Area 5 and 6 Texas FFA Career Development Events (CDEs) across Northeast Texas on April 12, and six events were held on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus while four were held at the Sulphur Springs Civic Center. “The...

Students Aspires to Revive Oldest Hispanic Civil Rights Organization

Students Aspires to Revive Oldest Hispanic Civil Rights Organization

Christian Aleman, News Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Student Life

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) seeks to improve the political, educational, and economic condition of the Hispanic population in the United States in addition to searching for equality for the Hispanic population in general. A sophomore at Texas A&M University-Commerce is...

BioPride Bootcamp: Empowering Freshmen

BioPride Bootcamp: Empowering Freshmen

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

Incoming freshman have a chance to see if biology is what they want to pursue in their college career. The Biology department of Texas A&M University-Commerce has the summer program, BioPride Bootcamp, offered to incoming freshmen. This program is a four day orientation for biology and environmental...

Lent Gives March More Meaning

Lent Gives March More Meaning

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

In Spanish The month of March is more than just March Madness for faithful Catholic believers, it is an opportunity to grow in faith as the Lent season begins. “Lent for my family and I is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for Easter,” Jackie Oyervides, freshman at Texas A&M Un...

Hall of Languages Renamed and Renovated

Hall of Languages Renamed and Renovated

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under Student Life

The Hall of Languages is being renovated and renamed to David. A Talbot Hall of Languages in dedication to the memory of Dr. D. Arlington Talbot, the first African-American faculty and a longtime professor and mentor to students. “This is something that has been requested for a long time going back...

Executive Order Raises Concerns for International Students

Executive Order Raises Concerns for International Students

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

The Executive Order on the travel ban has been temporarily lifted, but international students at Texas A&M University – Commerce are expressing concerns because the situation is fluid and travel guidelines could change rapidly. “Our Muslim students are scared after hearing that order,” the...

Microaggressions

Liliana Vasquez, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Video

Social Work A-Team Hopes to Connect with Students

Social Work A-Team Hopes to Connect with Students

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Student Life

They have hearts for people, minds for solving, and a vision to help everyone. Their goal is to spread the spirit of love to people, regardless of gender, color, or any other factor used to segment the population. If this sounds like an introduction to a superhero squad, it might as well be. Texas A&M...

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