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Meet TAMUC’s First Lady

Meet TAMUC’s First Lady

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...

The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

September 28, 2016

In observance of Recovery Month, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity presented a guest speaker with a truly horrific yet inspiring story to tell on Thursday, Sept. 22. The presenter was Laura Jackson, an author, entrepreneur and substitute teacher, and a survivor of intense and...

A Piano Recital With a Literary Twist

A Piano Recital With a Literary Twist

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

September 28, 2016

The grievous, soul pouring sound of Beethoven’s music continues to tug at the heartstrings of people of all musical tastes. Likewise, the inner and outer conflict so perfectly captured by William Shakespeare’s words still resonates with audiences 400 years after the bard’s death. Next Wednesday...

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

Almost 100 years ago, Commerce founder and professor, William Leonidas Mayo, was buried on campus on March 14, 1917. Although preparations and funding has been an ongoing process for a few years, construction for the renovations on the gravesite is currently undergoing a five week process that is set...

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