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Nursing student goes viral with roadside tweet for drivers

Nursing student goes viral with roadside tweet for drivers

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

August 29, 2018


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By Christian Aleman | Co-Editor It seems like everyone is always scrolling endlessly on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and maybe even Facebook to catch the latest memes, videos, Vine compilation or whatever else might be trending.   However, few can say they have gone from commenting and sharing co...

A&M-Commerce alumna has a never-ending streak of success

February 28, 2018


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  Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter A&M-Commerce Alumna Camika Spencer is a modern-day renaissance woman. The Oak Cliff [Dallas, Texas neighborhood] native is a best-selling author, teacher, poet, singer, playwright and publisher. Spencer graduated from A&M-Commerce in 1994 wit...

Lack of sleep can cause more health problems than students already expect

February 28, 2018


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    Dominique Wallace, Jessica Reyes, Todd Kleiboer | East Texan Staff With the combination of the rise of mobile technology, a new and unfamiliar environment,  a busy schedule, college students often do not sleep the appropriate number of hours per night, resulting in det...

Leadership Without Limits students prepare for Thailand trip

Leadership Without Limits students prepare for Thailand trip

Savannah Smith, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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    Savannah Smith | Staff Writer For the 5th year in a row, A&M-Commerce students are getting ready for a special genre of study abroad know as Leadership Without Limits (LWL). Students have been required to attended weekly meetings since September to educate themselve...

Uncertainty for student due to documentation status

Uncertainty for student due to documentation status

Evangelina Morales, Senior Reporter

February 15, 2018


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By Evangelina Morales | Senior Reporter Seven years ago, Jose Eduardo Guzman and his family had to move from Mexico to the United States because someone was threatening them. “We were not able to go out, not even go to the school because some people would follow us wherever we went,” Guz...

Despite study, pit bull owners loyal to the breed

Despite study, pit bull owners loyal to the breed

Juan Carlos Ferrer, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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By Juan Carlos Ferrer | Staff Reporter Between 2005 and 2015, 232 deaths were caused by pit bulls according a 10-year study by DogBites.org, but pit bull owners dispute the claim that pit bulls are inherently dangerous. DogsBite.org, a research and education nonprofit organization, perform...

Non-traditional twists to the holidays

Non-traditional twists to the holidays

Joseph Miller, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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By Joseph Miller | Staff Writer Doing something different and unique is becoming the holiday tradition for many people. For lots of people, once Halloween comes and goes their minds turn to the rapidly approaching holiday season. This often means thoughts of feasts of turkey and ham and dishes expe...

A spiritual Thanksgiving

A spiritual Thanksgiving

Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017


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By Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter The morning was cool, but inside the orange-yellow brick building located at 1709 Highway 24, it was warm and cheerful as The First United Methodist Church of Commerce invited the community in for a free meal on Thanksgiving Day. The long and spacious dini...

Students uplifts others and herself

Students uplifts others and herself

Brittany Beans, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


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By Brittany Beans | Staff Writer Mariah Nelson, A&M-Commerce senior, is involved in various aspects on campus and is part of various organizations that give back to the community and uplift students. Nelson is the President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Hip Hop Congress while being ...

From habit to profit

From habit to profit

Taylor Ramirez, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017


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By Taylor Ramirez | Staff Reporter Turner Pool, senior, has built quite a record in his time competing in distance track and cross country for the university, earning several awards including the Fred Jacoby Academic Athlete of the Year. However, in his spare time, he enjoys buying and selling go...

Students gains field experience from internship

Students gains field experience from internship

Brittany Beans, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017


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By Brittany Beans | Staff Reporter A&M-Commerce senior Taylor White interned with Sulphur Springs Police Department, and from that internship, she gained a new sense of the criminal justice field. During her internship, White, a criminal justice and health science double major, discovered that the worl...

Busy season expected for Campbell Pecans

Busy season expected for Campbell Pecans

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

November 7, 2017


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By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor 113,000 pounds of pecans, enough to cover a football field, passed through Commerce’s Campbell Pecans last season, and after opening Nov. 1, owner Kathy Campbell looks for a more productive season. “Pecans are on cycles, and usually a pecan cycle is every other yea...

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