The East Texan

The Cobra’s Venom

Andrew Burnes, Editor

October 15, 2015


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It's almost 11 a.m. on a Monday morning and 22-year-old Sociology/Criminal Justice major Christopher Hope is already in his front row seat for Dr. Martha Hurley's Sociological Theory class. A big guy with spiky hair and a beard, he mostly keeps his head down and is silent as he prepares for the first...

The Spinmaster

Alissa Silva, Student LIfe Editor

September 16, 2015


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It’s 5 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, the hottest part of the day. In the distance, beyond the highway filled with honking and waving drivers and passengers throwing money and middle fingers is a lone figure twirling a sign. Finding a way to support himself through college unlike anyone else, Hunter...

Making History

Making History

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 6, 2015


Filed under Features, News

It didn’t seem like any day out of the ordinary on September 6, 1893 in Commerce, Texas. Two decades removed from being founded by two merchants named William Jernigan and Josiah Jackson, the small community was just beginning to truly take shape. The town was less than 10 years removed from its date...

Bang or Whimper, This is the Way the World Ends

Amanda Heflin, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


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There is a chance that earth could become uninhabitable for human beings in the coming decades, according to 18 researchers who published a paper in the journal Science, earth has surpassed four planetary boundaries. “The Planetary boundary approach aims to define a safe operating space for human...

Tattoo Trouble

Rachel Cohn, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


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Long gone are the days of seedy sailors and jack-booted bikers being the sole recipients of body art. Tattoos are everywhere, but some are concerned about how they’ll affect their future. Tattoos have become increasingly popular among teenagers over the last several years, and with that a growing...

College students not fazed by e-cigarette study

Janelle Taylor, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


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College students are speaking out about the New England Journal of Medicine’s reported finding of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes [e-cigarettes]. In “vaped” e-cigarettes, more than 2% of the total solvent molecules are reported to have converted to formaldehyde-releasing agents,...

The East Texan prepares to celebrate 100 years

Katie Morrow and Sara Wray

April 9, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The East Texan will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this coming fall. Started in 1915, The East Texan is a resource students can look to both as a source of information and as a training ground for future work in mass media. “It serves as a student media; it serves as a forum of expression,”...

A&M-Commerce student shoots into Top 20 on ‘The Voice’

Andrew Burnes and Taelor Duckworth

April 9, 2015


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Hailing from Sulphur Springs, Texas, Hannah Kirby has landed a coveted spot on the big stage. The Texas A&M University-Commerce psychology major was the last contestant to be chosen during the blind auditions of NBC’s The Voice. “I actually was the very last person to audition,” said Kirby....

Art Department Head announces resignation

Janelle Taylor, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


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Joseph Daun, head of the Department of Art, announced his resignation effective after the end of the 2015 summer II session, to spend more time with his family and more time in the classroom. “I have adopted three toddlers over the past two years and I want to spend more time teaching students in...

Science Day at A&M University-Commerce

Science Day at A&M University-Commerce

March 14, 2015


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On March 12, the science department of Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted a Science Day for junior high students from 8a.m. to 12p.m.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

March 2, 2015


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Although the inclement weather shut down Texas A&M University-Commerce for nearly a week, it didn't prevent students from going outdoors and having fun. Very rarely does Texas receive enough snow to play in so some took full advantage of the days off from school.

Book Sellers Battle for Student Loyalty

Janelle Taylor, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015


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The East Texas Bookstore and the Texas A&M University - Commerce bookstore’s sales revenues are doing well despite the highly competitive book industry and personal preference of college students. Until the Internet came along, college students bought textbooks from a campus bookstore.  With...

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