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When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter
October 29
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

I have often heard the phrase “pain is temporary, GPA is forever.” The phrase circled my head last week as I studied for midterms at 2 a.m., running on highly caffeinated coffee and little sleep. Now that the exam-ridden week is over, I wonder if GPA truly does follow students around forever. Throughout...

United States of Amnesia

United States of Amnesia

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
October 29
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

When it comes to American history, students usually receive a tale of noble men and women protecting their newfound country – in high school, that is. College students wondering why they must take history classes often discover another side to the stories told to them years prior. “In high school,...

This Revolution Will be Tweeted

This Revolution Will be Tweeted

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 28
Filed under Features, Student Life

Social media has made it easy to begin new trends, spread ideas, and show awareness. While there are some movements that are taken lightly, social media movements have allowed important events get started and become highlighted to the public. One of the first movements swept up by social media was...

Faculty Experience Student Living

Faculty Experience Student Living

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 28
Filed under News, Student Life

More and more public institutions have implemented a faculty in residence program in which a faculty member lives in the same residence hall with students. This university joins that list this year with Faculty In Residence Dr. Asli Ogunc of the Economics and Finance Department. “The president is...

Screams at TAMU-C

Screams at TAMU-C

October 26
Filed under Student Life, Video

Eva fell asleep on the library's highest and quietest floor, but it may not remain quiet for long...

Homecoming with Imogené

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
October 25
Filed under A&E, Student Life, Video

Few reminders of the events going on this week

Outdoor Adventures Hosts Climbing Events

Outdoor Adventures Hosts Climbing Events

Sam Stevens, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Student Life

This coming week, the Outdoor Adventure program at Texas A&M University - Commerce is hosting a couple different events to promote the growth of rock climbing as a sport. On Friday October 28, the 5th annual bouldering competition will take place at the Morris Recreation Center, from 6 p.m. to...

University Village in the Works

University Village in the Works

Johnny Espinoza, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Features, Student Life

In such effort to involve the Texas A&M University-Commerce housing in the neighborhood between Monroe and West Neal Streets south of the campus plans have been developed to take Commerce into a different level. Such plans have hope that it will increase the number of faculty and staff living in...

Jane Elliott Clarifies Racial Barriers

Jane Elliott Clarifies Racial Barriers

Allison James, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Student Life

Diversity lecturer and former educator Jane Elliott visited Texas A&M University – Commerce earlier this month to speak to students. Elliott gained recognition in the 1960s for her “Blue Eyes – Brown Eyes” exercise that she practiced on her third-grade students. In the exercise, she divided...

Students Wrangle With Real World Ag

Students Wrangle With Real World Ag

Courtney Norman, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Student Life

The Row Crop Research Farm is a hands-on resource available for agriculture students to learn how to take care of farm land. The farm is leased by Cereal Crops Research, Inc. who provides financially the student’s input and covers any financial loss. The farm is located 5 miles north of Texas A&M...

Rec Center Expands, Offers More

Rec Center Expands, Offers More

Evan Luecke, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Student Life

New buildings are appearing right outside of the Morris Recreation Center. This is the big project that the Rec Center announced last year.  The project is the two inline hockey courts that will be a volleyball and futsal courts as well. Worker Steven Martinez said, “I’m excited for the opening.” The...

Prepping for the Pride

Prepping for the Pride

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer
October 24
Filed under Student Life

High school students from around the area are enjoying some of the same classes that Texas A&M University – Commerce freshmen are taking with a new program called Pride Prep. New to the university this semester, Pride Prep provides dual credit classes to high school students from Commerce,...

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