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The Secret Drawer Society seeks university-wide engagement

The Secret Drawer Society seeks university-wide engagement

Brianna Patt, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Dedicated to people’s free expression regardless of status, the Secret Drawer Society (SDS) founded by Hayley Pugh and Alex Howley seeks to provide an active platform to engage all university members. “I wanted a place where there was a sense of support for everyone on campus,” Pugh, curre...

Campus Organizations Offer Help on DACA

Campus Organizations Offer Help on DACA

Evangelina Morales, Senior Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. (ODPhi) in collaboration with Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a DACA informational session where university community members were able to ask questions regarding immigration answered by legal experts Oct. 4 in BA 221. Univ...

Radio-TV students learn lots, win big in Amarillo

Radio-TV students learn lots, win big in Amarillo

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

On Oct. 6 and 7, seven students of the Radio-Television program at A&M-Commerce were in the Amarillo area, attending the 2017 South Central Broadcasting Society (SCBS) conference and awards at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. A&M-Commerce students had the opportunities to not only...

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The city of Commerce and university are jointly considering a long-term plan named “Reimagine Commerce” to improve safety, beauty, and city tax revenue that will reshape certain areas inside the city. “The concept of having our community that surrounds our university to reflect the university's...

Oct. 5 Homecoming Issue Corrections

Oct. 5 Homecoming Issue Corrections

October 5, 2017


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On Pg. 3, Sean Wesley's bio was in place of Uche Oleru's. Here is what it was supposed to read: Uche is a senior at TAMUC who spent most of his life in Mckinney, TX. He is the Lead RA at Phase 3, and serves on the exec board of 2 different organizations. He also currently interns for the Athletic...

Latin American Studies now offered as a minor

Latin American Studies now offered as a minor

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features

The college of humanities, social sciences and arts is now offering a new minor in Latin American and United States Latino Studies (LALS) through the department of political science. A&M-Commerce Political Science Associate Professor Dr. Robert Rodriguez is coordinating the LALS program that he...

Alumni Director unknowingly helped by fellow alumnus

Alumni Director unknowingly helped by fellow alumnus

Acacia Munoz, Feature Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Features

After being genetically diagnosed with high cholesterol, Derryle Peace, director of alumni relations, was baffled since he had always been athletic. He changed his diet over 30 years ago has never been sick or had any health problems until this past summer. Peace was driving back home while on the...

Robyn O’Neil Discusses Her New Book

Robyn O’Neil Discusses Her New Book

Brittany Beans and Dominique Wallace

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Robyn O’Neil returned to her favorite school on September 18, in the University Play House of the Preforming Arts Center to discuss her art in her new illustration book, Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings. Her book reflects her growth as an artist by delving into her life in regards to her f...

Commerce lends a helping hand

Commerce lends a helping hand

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

In a time of need Texans do what Texans do best, show compassion and caring through helping thy neighbor. A few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made his way through Houston, TX and the surrounding areas taking 71 confirmed lives as of September 6, with 70 of those from the United States. According to...

New Freshmen Program Takes Aims at Long-Term Student Success

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features, News

The transition from high school graduate to college freshman is often difficult. Having to learn the ins and outs of a new location, newfound responsibility, as well as juggling the financial, social, and academic aspects of college life, culminates in a daunting first year experience. It is with this...

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins with a Fiesta

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

This coming Sept. 14 the Serving Engaged Empowered and Diverse Students Office will host an event celebrating the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Hispanic cultures, languages, traditions, and acknowledge the presence of Hispanic and Latin American...

University Projects On-Track To Enhance Campus

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features

With Phase 3 finished and the groundwork for the Nursing and Health Science Building being laid, A&M-Commerce still has several more projects, big and small, underway. “We have a ton of projects that are always going on,” Director of Safety and Risk Management Derek Preas said. “There’s...

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