The East Texan

Commerce Community Garden Replanted

The Commerce Community Garden is already producing food for some, and others are just starting to plant.

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 6, 2017

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

Photo Courtesy/Alan Levine via Flickr

Christian Aleman, News Editor

April 5, 2017

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

To the right is the depiction of the Mayan deity Chac by Cesar Falcon, and to the left are all the names of those whom are published in the journal. Courtesy of the Mayo Review.

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017

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


Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017

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


Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017

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...

Lent Gives March More Meaning


Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

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

Courtesy/ Jerry LaMoore

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

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

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


Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017

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

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

Professor of Political Science David Oualaaou

November 11, 2016

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

King standing before a slide featuring German historian Leopold von Ranke as he discusses human “progress.”

Alissa Silva, Managing Editor

November 11, 2016

“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...

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