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Cheerleading: Sport or Not? AMA says yes.

Cheerleading: Sport or Not? AMA says yes.

Patricia Dillon, Web Master

October 22, 2014

At their annual meeting this year in Chicago, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates designated cheerleading as a sport. “It’s a big controversy as to whether cheer is a sport or not,” Dakota Brewer, one of the four male cheerleaders on the Texas A&M University-Commerce...

Students trade puzzles for prizes in Binnion Hall contest

Cristina Loera, Writer

October 8, 2014

The puzzle of the week is a weekly puzzle contest produced by Lymeda Singleton, Mathematics Education teacher in Binnion Hall, in which students can enter and win prizes. “It teaches different kinds of reasoning because there’s a variety of puzzles… It’s what we call visual or special reasoning…...

Dagorhir at A&M-Commerce

Dagorhir at A&M-Commerce

Dakota Brewer, Writer

September 29, 2014

Thanks to shows like Game of Thrones and films like the Hobbit trilogy, medieval fantasy has seen a significant rise in popularity over the last few years. Some students here on campus, however, have been ahead of the trend, and making themselves noticed in the process. Texas A&M University-Commerce...

Free sign language lessons available in Gee library

Julia Carpio

September 26, 2014

For those who are interested in learning sign language, look no further than the second floor of Gee library where Denise M. Smith gives free lessons to students on Wednesdays at 11:00 and Thursday afternoons at 1:00. For the past three years, Smith has donated her time to teaching students and adults...

Alum thanks university for success

James Lajuanie, Writer

September 15, 2014

Tommy Chalaire is getting ready for a game. Twenty years ago, he might have been getting ready to coach a high school basketball or softball game ,but today, in his first year as Superintendent of Chisum Independent School District, he is prepping for the opening day of the little league baseball season,...

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