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Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Remember when clowns were associated with laughter and entertained children with their silly antics? Well, their popularity has certainly begun to trend by enhancing everyone’s fear of clowns to gargantuan proportions. Ever since the news sprouted footage, pictures and reports of scary clowns a couple...

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Nadine Smith, a former journalist and one of the most distinct and notable speakers about equality, gave a talk to Texas A&M University-Commerce of the lessons of equal opportunity. After the Orlando Pulse Murders, the continued battle of nondiscrimination was brought into national awareness. Smith...

Maintaining Relationships and Grades

Maintaining Relationships and Grades

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

College years are a part of the huge transition for students and their lives. It is a hard task to be a college student, steer your way through getting an education, transition to campus life, and especially maintain relationships. When a student goes off to college, maintaining relationships with p...

Meet TAMUC’s First Lady

Meet TAMUC’s First Lady

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Patricia Keck is the first Latina First Lady of Texas A&M University–Commerce as well as the wife of President Ray Keck. Previously, she was a Director at Health Services at Laredo ISD, but is happily settling into her new role. “It is a wonderful thing. I am enjoying immensely,” Keck said. There...

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion

Recently, there have been promoters for safe speech in American public colleges. The philosophy of having a “Safe Space” in each campus to allow discussions on all topics and all beliefs has shown a need for a more inclusive college lifestyle, one that embodies every student that goes there. At Texas ...

Driver of the People

Driver of the People

Evan Luecke, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features

A lot of things are required from you when you are a student athlete. It’s not just going to practice or competing. Things like giving back to the community are also required. Taryn Driver, a senior from Montgomery, Texas, has been giving back to the community since high school. She is a part of ...

Children’s Learning Center Director Looks Forward

Children’s Learning Center Director Looks Forward

Kolby Meshack, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features

Director of the Children’s Learning Center Helena Hortman is enjoying her new title here through Texas A&M University-Commerce. Hortman says “That their main focus as the Children’s Learning Center is to provide quality childcare to students, faculty, and staff”.   Hortman has been the new di...

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the annual Bras for the Cause, native to Greenville, has continued to flourish and make an impact on the community. Janeen Cunningham, the founder of this innovative nonprofit organization, began this back in 2009. A graduate of Greenville High and an alumna...

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Just a few blocks away from Henderson Hall, the home of Student Health Services, stands the First Presbyterian Church that houses a life-saving service: the Commerce Food Pantry. “We serve about between 30 to 40 families each week,” Food Pantry Board President Isabel Davis, who has worked for...

Texas Fried Fun

Texas Fried Fun

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

The State Fair of Texas returned with a parade that ran through downtown Dallas at Fair Park. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” According to the Fair information, fair attendees will see “interactive exhibits explaining how Texas agriculture touches our everyday lives and...

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Most of Texas A&M University Commerce students might consider October 10 as Columbus Day. However, not for Native Americans. Native Americans consider the second Monday of October as Native American Day (also known as Indigenous Peoples' Day). It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Nati...

One Nation Under a Groove

One Nation Under a Groove

Brenda Perez, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“When it comes to talking about justice, this is not primarily a matter of what your politics are, what label I could put you under. It is about being true,” Dr. Cornel West said. Dr. Cornel West addressed the large crowd of students gathered in the Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce...

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