The East Texan

Whose Lion is it Anyway?

Members of the Cricket City improv troupe at their first rehearsal of the year.

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2016

“Whose Line Is It Anyways,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “MadTV” made comedic-improv popular in the 1990’s. Today, improv has grown to comedy clubs and improv troupes in every major city. A group at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Cricket City Improv creates a safe space to mix being...

All Summer Sixteen

A still from Pixar's

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

Summer at the movies was filled with highs and lows, but at the box-office it was mostly lows, literally, as audiences didn’t flood the movie theaters as they used to. So what did the cinema offer that it failed to attract audiences? The summer began on a hopeful note with Captain America: Civil...

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Harley Quinn trumps 'Suicide Squad'

Imogené Wolford, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2016

This summer’s movie to see was “Suicide Squad,” a fantasy film based on a DC Comic Book that picks up where “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” leaves off. If you are a fan of DC Comics or an avid movie watcher, you know that earlier this year DC Comics released “Batman v. Superman: Dawn ...

The hills (on campus) are alive with the sound of ROCKING!

Skyler James (keyboard/vocals) and Jason Bentch (drums) of Houston-based Drop Out Vegas performed for the

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

July 18, 2016

Teenagers walking around with their heads down with smartphones in hand, completely immersed in texting, Snapchatting, Tweeting or playing Pokémon GO is hardly an uncommon sight; but mass migrations of them marauding in one direction with Fender P-Basses or Gibson SGs slung over their shoulders or drumsticks...

Iron Men

Iron Men

Joseph Alderman, News Editor

January 28, 2016

The Department of Art in conjunction with the Texas Atomic Iron Commission held a workshop this week allowing students, faculty and guests of Texas A&M University - Commerce to design their own scratch block molds, followed by an iron pouring demonstration conducted by the commission. Participants...

Ace Frehley (1978)

Ace Frehley (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 13, 2016

Frehley's first solo effort is a grab bag of hits and misses

David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie - Blackstar

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 12, 2016

Bowie's final words are still as important as ever

Peter Criss (1978)

Peter Criss (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 5, 2016

**** I am both an unapologetic fan of '70s KISS and an avid reader of Rolling Stone magazine. Neither side has ever really seen eye-to-eye with the other. While I mostly agree with the reviews the magazine publishes, there are, obviously, times when I disagree. Their reviews for KISS' material in...

Music department will perform in Austria

Sara Wray, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

In May, the department of music will be taking instrumental and vocal students on a 10-day trip to Germany then to Austria to perform in Salzburg and Vienna. “We like to do something big with the department every three or four years,” Randall Hooper, director of vocal activities, said. “The...

Local Rapper Aims to Set the Trend

Devante Durgan, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

Chris Harris, aka Trendsetter, has his mind set on the music, and at 22, he has been involved in hip-hop for five years. “The music took my attention as I was a sophomore in high school,” Harris said. He did not waste much time searching for an inspiration to help him with lyrics and beats,...

Student Turned DJ Gains Statewide Popularity

Student Turned DJ Gains Statewide Popularity

Mason Meyers, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

Events need music, whether it be pre-recorded or from a live performer. Texas A&M University-Commerce student Angel Jasso offers his DJ services all around the DFW Metroplex to bring people a good tunes and a good time. In the Spring semester of 2013, his second semester at A&M-Commerce, Jasso...

Los Bros Hernandez Visits TAMUC

November 9, 2015

American cartoonists, Los Bros Hernandez, visits Texas A&M University - Commerce to discuss the history and development of their popular 1980s comic "Love and Rockets."

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