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New university police chief focuses on community policing

New UPD Chief Brian Vaughn spent 12 years as assistant chief and 20 years total working for the department.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 23, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Since taking over as University Police Department chief Sept. 1 after Donna Spinato retired, Brian Vaughn, who has worked at UPD for 20 years, has implemented new initiatives and continued those from Spinato. “Some of the issues that I feel, that as a department, we need to look at are our focus ...

Journalism alumnus remembers ups, downs during his career ahead of retirement

Bob Templeton graduated from A&M-Commerce (then East Texas State University) in 1973 with a degree in photojournalism.

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Bob Templeton, faculty adviser for Midland College’s student publications and former assistant editor of The East Texan, returned to his alma mater for the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association convention, hosted by A&M - Commerce. He took some time to reflect on his journalism career ahead of retiring next year.

Robert Muilenburg: Journalism’s “lucky idiot”

Robert Muilenburg: Journalism's

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter Robert Muilenburg, Del Mar College faculty adviser, jokingly refers to himself as a “lucky idiot.” “I grew up on a farm. I come from a small town in South Dakota where the city’s population was 500. I was troubled as a kid,” Muilenburg replied. Robert w...

Hispanic organizations show off culture in annual celebration

President Mark Rudin and Fred Fuentes talk with a member of Kappa Delta Chi at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff.  East Texan Photo | Acacia Munoz

Charla Nalls, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Latin American student organizations have come together with S.E.E.D.S to host a month of events for Hispanic Heritage Month where they can showcase the culture of the different Latin American countries.

Lucky Number 13

President Mark Rudin (right) stands with his daughter Izzy and holds a commemorative ball during the home season opener Aug. 30.

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer

September 21, 2018

Mark Rudin is the 13th president of A&M - Commerce. He plans to expand research initiatives, student involvement in research and more.

Cosplay 101: How a hobby from popular culture was turned into a class

Cosplay 101: How a hobby from popular culture was turned into a class

Charla Nalls, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

A&M - Commerce offers a cosplay course through the theater department and is open to all students.

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

September 5, 2018

The Lion Food Pantry is open to all student begins it's first full semester on campus this fall and its first opening is in mid-September.

Nursing student goes viral with roadside tweet for drivers

A photo of Landon Williams, nursing student at A&M-Commerce

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

August 29, 2018

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

  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

    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

photo courtesy | leadership without limits wordpress

Savannah Smith, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

    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

Jose Eduardo Guzman Photo Courtesy | Jose Eduardo Guzman

Evangelina Morales, Senior Reporter

February 15, 2018

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...

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