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Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Weekend

October 31, 2016
Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
October 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As of today, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for various specified medical purposes, which include providing pain relief or symptom alleviation for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and glaucoma. Texas just barely makes it onto...

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor
October 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

This election year we have two clowns running the most important race that can be ran - the race to be the president of the United States. These two candidates are raising moral, controversial questions that have people of faith concerned with who they should vote for. “The evangelicals that have...

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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