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Coin enraptures the Dallas scene

Coin enraptures the Dallas scene

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018


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Landon Williams | Staff Reporter It’s only been seven short months since this Nashville-based, indie pop band has graced Dallas, but that doesn’t mean things haven’t changed. Back in June 2017, Coin played a small show at Club Dada that had a capacity of 100 people. On March 2nd, Coin ...

Harker’s “No Discordance” – Album Review

Harker’s “No Discordance” – Album Review

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


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      Landon Williams | Staff Reporter Harker’s newest release “No Discordance” is full of hard hitting, melodic punk anthems that will get your fist pumping from the first note. This band from Brighton, U.K. is breaking ground with a record made up of biting guitar solos, emotional brea...

‘Battlegrounds’ keeps the competition at bay, players enticed

Cristhian Herrera, Senior Reporter

February 16, 2018


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PlayerUnknown’s "Battlegrounds" is the second-best-selling PC game with more than 24 million copies sold in 2017. This number is expected to rise with its multi-platform release on Microsoft’s home console, the Xbox One. It also holds the record for the second-highest number of concurrent players...

Thursdays take back the weekend

Thursdays take back the weekend

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


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By BJ Laudermilk | Sports Editor In 1982, a show called Cheers premiered on NBC, and though it did horribly in the ratings, finishing 74th out of 77 shows, network executives decided to give the show a renewal, as it received critical acclaim that year, but mostly because they felt they had n...

The magic inside Rick Riordan’s “The Hidden Oracle”

The magic inside Rick Riordan’s “The Hidden Oracle”

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

January 24, 2018


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From god to wannabe, Apollo faces the ultimate test of his character in Rick Riordan's new series “The Trials of Apollo”, its third installment coming in May. The sun god has been cast down by his angry father Zeus and stripped of his godliness (again), but this time, it's different. Dark pow...

‘Twas the Night Before Finals

‘Twas the Night Before Finals

Taylor Ramirez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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By Taylor Ramirez | Staff Writer   ‘Twas the night before finals, when all through the campus Every college student was studying, quiet as a mouse. The semester’s quizzes had been graded with care In hopes that an A would appear.   The students were nestled all ...

New Thor Movie Ragnaroks the House

New Thor Movie Ragnaroks the House

Kimmie Thompson, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017


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By Kimmie Thompson | Opinion Editor Synopsis: Thor, son of Odin and god of lighting, and his brother Loki have discovered their father Odin has kept a dangerous secret: a long-lost daughter, Hela, the goddess of death. She is more powerful than the brothers combined, and the story follows the bro...

Magnus Chase series ends with a tailwind

Magnus Chase series ends with a tailwind

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 18, 2017


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The Big Banana has set sail for now, but Rick Riordan’s third installment of the Magnus Chase series “The Ship of the Dead” leaves readers dazed with its action-packed adventure with romantic undertones as Magnus strives to stop Loki from starting Ragnarok, the end of all nine worlds. Wi...

The Drunken Mule under new reins

The Drunken Mule under new reins

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


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The Drunken Mule Saloon is now becoming the Beaten Dead Horse according to some students. The well-known Commerce saloon has had recent changes to their new management, and it has created a new image for themselves that students are not attracted to. “They need to see what the old management...

Keeping it weird at ACL Festival

Keeping it weird at ACL Festival

Sierra Abbott, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017


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Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is a three-day event that happens twice a year in Zilker Park which is right outside downtown Austin, Texas. This year ACL was is Oct. 6-8 and 13-15 starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 the two main headliners for the day were The xx and...

Top Ten 2017 Manhattan Short Film Festival Finalists

Top Ten 2017 Manhattan Short Film Festival Finalists

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 5, 2017


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In its twentieth year, the Manhattan Short Film Festival once again treated audience members to amazingly crafted short films, and with their votes, the audience picked what they though was the best film and actor. Their votes will decide the festival winner which will be announced Oct. 9. These films...

Etch It invades The RSC

Etch It invades The RSC

Tyler McDonough, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Student Life

The A&M-Commerce Campus Activities Board (CAB) put on the Etch It program on Sept. 20 in the Rayburn Student Center. The CAB is always putting on activities but this particular event was a big hit drawing in nearly 50 students in by the first 45 minutes. The event is student led and is an opport...

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