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Oct. 5 Homecoming Issue Corrections

Oct. 5 Homecoming Issue Corrections

October 5, 2017

On Pg. 3, Sean Wesley's bio was in place of Uche Oleru's. Here is what it was supposed to read: Uche is a senior at TAMUC who spent most of his life in Mckinney, TX. He is the Lead RA at Phase 3, and serves on the exec board of 2 different organizations. He also currently interns for the Athletic...

Latin American Studies now offered as a minor

Latin American Studies now offered as a minor

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

October 2, 2017

The college of humanities, social sciences and arts is now offering a new minor in Latin American and United States Latino Studies (LALS) through the department of political science. A&M-Commerce Political Science Associate Professor Dr. Robert Rodriguez is coordinating the LALS program that he...

Alumni Director unknowingly helped by fellow alumnus

Derryle Peace (left) reunites with the good Samaritan Noell Sutton (right), an alumnus of A&M-Commerce. Courtesy / Derryle Peace

Acacia Munoz, Feature Editor

September 27, 2017

After being genetically diagnosed with high cholesterol, Derryle Peace, director of alumni relations, was baffled since he had always been athletic. He changed his diet over 30 years ago has never been sick or had any health problems until this past summer. Peace was driving back home while on the...

Robyn O’Neil Discusses Her New Book

Artist Robyn O'Neil

Brittany Beans and Dominique Wallace

September 18, 2017

Robyn O’Neil returned to her favorite school on September 18, in the University Play House of the Preforming Arts Center to discuss her art in her new illustration book, Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings. Her book reflects her growth as an artist by delving into her life in regards to her f...

Commerce lends a helping hand

SOL members stand outside James Gee Library collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Courtesy/ Student Organization of Latinos

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

September 13, 2017

In a time of need Texans do what Texans do best, show compassion and caring through helping thy neighbor. A few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made his way through Houston, TX and the surrounding areas taking 71 confirmed lives as of September 6, with 70 of those from the United States. According to...

New Freshmen Program Takes Aims at Long-Term Student Success

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2017

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

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

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

Paris, France and the Eiffel Tower. Photo Courtesy/

Ahnaliese Bell, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017

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

Courtesy/ ROSAS Instagram

Christian Aleman, News Editor

April 21, 2017

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

William Horton, departing from office in office, has served in the SGA for four years. | TAMUC Photo

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 11, 2017

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

Infographic by Acacia Munoz

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017

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...

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