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Lent Gives March More Meaning

Lent Gives March More Meaning

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

In Spanish The month of March is more than just March Madness for faithful Catholic believers, it is an opportunity to grow in faith as the Lent season begins. “Lent for my family and I is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for Easter,” Jackie Oyervides, freshman at Texas A&M Un...

The Force Behind the Boxing Gym

The Force Behind the Boxing Gym

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Located on the corner of Wesley and Lee Street in downtown Greenville, Texas stands The Force Boxing, the boxing gym belonging to former professional boxer Jerry LaMoore. LaMoore began his amateur career in 1964. Before he could even imagine it, his career began to excel. He first won the Open Divison...

Model Arab League Comes to Commerce

Model Arab League Comes to Commerce

Eva Morales, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Every year, the Southwest Model Arab League (MAL) conference takes place in a different university, but this year Texas A&M University-Commerce has the honor of hosting this event. The MAL was establishing in 1983. It is an educational program where students learn about the history of the Arab...

Professor Studies Heavy Metal

Professor Studies Heavy Metal

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Music

Located on the second floor of the Hall of Languages, is the office of Liberal Studies professor: Dr. Brad Klypchak. Raised in a small town in Illinois, Klypchak pursued various degrees from electrical engineering and psychology before finally majoring in Sports Psychology at the University of Illinois....

Social Work A-Team Hopes to Connect with Students

Social Work A-Team Hopes to Connect with Students

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

They have hearts for people, minds for solving, and a vision to help everyone. Their goal is to spread the spirit of love to people, regardless of gender, color, or any other factor used to segment the population. If this sounds like an introduction to a superhero squad, it might as well be. Texas A&M...

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As always, but especially after this tumultuous 2016 presidential election, a great many people are concerned with and puzzled over what steps (and in which direction) the U.S. should take in matters both foreign and domestic. And, connected to this is a common opinion that the government needs a bottom-to-top...

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Alissa Silva, Managing Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“I’m going to start this by making everyone uncomfortable.” Social justice activist and senior justice writer at New York Daily News Shaun King started off his presentation at Texas A&M University- Commerce campus by grabbing the audience’s attention with this anticipation-filled remark. With...

Student Musicians, Magicians and Poets Get a Moment in the Spotlight

Student Musicians, Magicians and Poets Get a Moment in the Spotlight

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, Features

The talent show, a part of the haunted homecoming festivities last week, was full of different acts that embodied the diverse talent of the students of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The evening started with a magic show put on by host Jay Mattioli. There were nine acts in total, with a brief...

Artful Ancestry: Art gallery hosts ‘Heritage Habitats,’ an installation by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden’s

Artful Ancestry: Art gallery hosts ‘Heritage Habitats,’ an installation by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden’s

Dhenai Tunstall, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Features

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Texas A&M University–Commerce’s very own art gallery was able to exhibit the work of Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden. Incorporated within the artist statement, “Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for the contemplation and invocation of ancestry.”...

Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty “Hostility”

Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty “Hostility”

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

Though not widely used among faculty, adaptive learning technology, such as the well-known MyMathLab, is being pushed by experts in the education field and by some faculty here in the university because of its mutual benefits. “It [adaptive learning technology] is basically about software that adapts...

Mayo Review Publishes Students’ Short Stories

Mayo Review Publishes Students’ Short Stories

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Features

Student-run literary magazines have been helping assist many poets, writers, freethinkers, and artists gain traction. College literary magazines have become the breaking ground for some emerging artists. Literary magazines allowed for the first publishing of legends such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Allen...

United States of Amnesia

United States of Amnesia

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

When it comes to American history, students usually receive a tale of noble men and women protecting their newfound country – in high school, that is. College students wondering why they must take history classes often discover another side to the stories told to them years prior. “In high school,...

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