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University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

University Founder's Gravesite Gets a Makeover
September 28, 2016

Almost 100 years ago, Commerce founder and professor, William Leonidas Mayo, was buried on campus on March 14, 1917. Although preparations and funding has been an ongoing process for a few years, construction...

Banding together for Amber

Banding together for Amber
September 21, 2016

The Pride Marching Band showed support for freshman horn player Amber Johnson, who was struck by a car at the Whitley Hall crosswalk on September 10, by wearing yellow ribbons during their rehearsal this...

Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained

Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained
September 21, 2016

Most people who have been in Commerce for three or more years are well familiar with how severe cricket invasions can get in the early fall. The wall-covering blankets of chirping insects and the foul...

Whose Lion is it Anyway?

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

Free From Fear

Robert L. Green speaks to the crowd in the Rayburn Student Center.
September 16, 2016

“Racism, both then and now, is illogical, insane and irrational, but we try to be like scholars and write about it in a rational, sane way…and it’s hard to write about insanity in a sane manner,”...

“Never to be Forgotten”

An American flag flies over the rubble of the Twin Towers.
September 12, 2016

15 years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States was jolted by attacks carried out by al-Qaeda at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania. Two students, a professor, a veteran,...

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
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...

Local student moonlights as up-and-coming rapper

Eumarcus' recent performance at
April 13, 2016

There were moments when he would sit directly in front of the television on his neighbor Ms. Jules’ coffee table watching Pastor Creflo Dollar's sermons, and everyone thought he would be a preacher. But,...

Commerce Student Seeks Career in Capitol

Williford in his official photograph with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
April 13, 2016

Aaron Williford starts his mornings differently this spring than he did last fall. Instead of waking up in his dorm room at Texas A&M University-Commerce, he wakes up to the Washington DC skyline and...

Premed prodigy studies what’s close to heart

Premed prodigy studies what’s close to heart
April 13, 2016

She might be a whiz kid. Of course, that depends on society’s definition of the term. One fact stands, however. She is a sophomore in college – and also a 17-year-old. Kaitlyn Shahankary is pursuing...

Political Science + Doctor Who = Dr. Herndon

It's smaller on the outside than the inside.
February 25, 2016

One cannot help but notice the blue “Doctor Who” police box door while touring the Ferguson Social Sciences Building. If thought about long enough, the notion might arise to ask the person behind the...

Iron Men

Iron Men
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...

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