The East Texan

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...

Lions Go Abroad

Lions Go Abroad

Ahnaliese Bell, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

On July 5th this summer, a group of TAMU-C students boarded an 11 hour flight to Paris, France. They would later travel to Bayeux, and then London. Along the way, they would get to experience things such as the Parisian catacombs, Stonehenge, and the London Eye. The students chose to spend their XX...

R.O.S.A.S. in Bloom

R.O.S.A.S. in Bloom

Christian Aleman, News Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Texas A&M University – Commerce has around 20 chapters spanning four councils and the Rising Organization of Señoritas Aspiring Sisterhood (R.O.S.A.S.), plans to add another option. R.O.S.A.S, the interest group for Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority,...

Outgoing SGA President Imparts Experiences

Outgoing SGA President Imparts Experiences

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Since his start in the Student Government Association (SGA), outgoing president William Horton has seen two university presidents lead the university, two SGA presidents, and many problems that needed correcting, and with his term expiring in August, he looked back on his experiences. “During my junior year...

Allergic to North Texas

Allergic to North Texas

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News

As the leaves start growing on trees, grass turns green, and bluebonnets bloom in North Texas, allergies begin to increase and not everyone is able to fully enjoy the springtime weather. Allergies occur when an individual’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. Symptoms...

Commerce Community Garden Replanted

Commerce Community Garden Replanted

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Features

With spring in full swing and summer around the hot, humid corner, the growing season for multiple fruits and vegetables is open. Gardeners at the newly revived Commerce Community Garden behind the First United Methodist Church are taking advantage of it. “Here in Texas, we're lucky,” Serve Team...

University Ramps up Sustainability Program

University Ramps up Sustainability Program

Christian Aleman, News Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features

The Office of Residential Living and Learning at Texas A&M University – Commerce has recently become more involved with sustainability around the university and the Commerce community. Recent involvement has ranged from updated recycling amenities, hands-on and educational programs, and attending...

Mayo Review Celebrates 52nd Issue

Mayo Review Celebrates 52nd Issue

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Features

The Mayo Review commemorated their 52nd annual issue this semester. Published students attended the event and had the opportunity to read their poems to the audience. The Mayo Review launch event took place at the Hall of Languages and was open to students, staff, faculty, and anyone who wanted to ...

One World Center Advocates on Climate Change, Poverty

One World Center Advocates on Climate Change, Poverty

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features

One World Center organization is a non-profit research program where they teach people the importance of motivation and empowerment to fight against poverty and climate change all over the world. They offer two programs called Bike for Change, which allows people to probe the sources and impressions...

BioPride Bootcamp: Empowering Freshmen

BioPride Bootcamp: Empowering Freshmen

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Incoming freshman have a chance to see if biology is what they want to pursue in their college career. The Biology department of Texas A&M University-Commerce has the summer program, BioPride Bootcamp, offered to incoming freshmen. This program is a four day orientation for biology and environmental...

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