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Students AAMMP’ed Up Like a LAMP

Students AAMMP’ed Up Like a LAMP

Kimberly Thompson, Staff Writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP) and African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMM P) at Texas A&M University – Commerce have been present for a while. The main function of these programs is to establish diversity into their community. One of their requirements is a minimum grade po...

Marijuana use goes up with higher enrollment

Marijuana use goes up with higher enrollment

Sam Stevens, Writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

In September, there were 13 drug related arrests made by the University Police Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce. All of these arrests were labeled as either possession of Marijuana, or possession of drug paraphernalia. While 13 arrests may seem to be a high amount in just one month,...

Career Development to Teach Italian Table Manners

Career Development to Teach Italian Table Manners

Brenda Perez, Senior Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Career Development at Texas A&M University- Commerce will be giving students an opportunity to learn about the dining customs in Italy can take advantage of the Global Business Etiquette Dinner on October 20. “We put this together based on our Quality Advancement plan to get students ready for...

The Power of the Suit

The Power of the Suit

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Breaking stereotypes was the mission for the #100blackmeninsuits and #100blackwomeninsuits picture taken today in front of the Rayburn Student Center. The picture event was coordinated by the Texas A&M University-Commerce chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Music of Myanmar Noted

Music of Myanmar Noted

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The Noted Project brought the music of the Karen people, an ethnic group of Myanmar (Burma), to Texas A&M University - Commerce on Oct. 10 in the Music Building. The Noted Project is a combination of different art skills and academic research, palatable to a wide audience. The project was aimed at sharin...

Turning Point of Commerce

Turning Point of Commerce

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The oversized beach ball covered in writing at the Campus Crossroads on Oct. 4 was an effort put on by Turning Point USA to raise awareness over free speech, or the lack thereof, on college campuses. “So on a lot of college campuses they have free speech zones,” Jonathan Narramore, Field Dir...

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A new veteran’s support group has recently formed on campus through the Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic and focuses on group therapy for veterans of the Global War on Terror. “What it is is a group that will focus on the issues of reintegration from military life back into civilian...

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Travis Hairgrove, Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

For over six weeks now, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the Star Spangled Banner before games in protest of “a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” has stoked the flames of many a social media flame war. Three weeks later, after the tragic shooting...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness and other words are purposely written in etymological style, as well as SELF and other words written with all capital letters to ameliorat...

Residence Hall “Cart-astrophy”

Residence Hall “Cart-astrophy”

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Strewn shopping carts from Wal-Mart have become an issue for residence halls. Whitley Hall has a larger number of carts outside. Because of this, students are not allowed to bring carts inside the building. “We, as students, need to take action,” Brayan Dicante a resident of Whitley Hall said....

Political Organizations on Campus

Political Organizations on Campus

Kimberly Thompson, Staff Writer
October 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Texas A&M University – Commerce offers a variety of organizations on campus that pair well with certain majors. The Political Science department on campus advocates clubs such as the College Republicans and College Democrats. College Republicans is a politically adapt organization that explore...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Allison James, Staff Writer
October 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

With the Fall semester in full swing at Texas A&M – Commerce, students are beginning to wonder if attending class is mandatory or if it worth the early call time. The university’s attendance policy is mostly left up to the instructors, but the basic rules ask that students “be present f...

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