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Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The city of Commerce and university are jointly considering a long-term plan named “Reimagine Commerce” to improve safety, beauty, and city tax revenue that will reshape certain areas inside the city. “The concept of having our community that surrounds our university to reflect the university's...

Professor Mayo’s Dream Celebration

Professor Mayo’s Dream Celebration

Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Homecoming 2017, News

On Saturday, Oct. 14 there will be a ceremony to honor Mayo and the impact of his values to the college and its students. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with an opening invocation and include some brief speeches from the Student Government Association President, the Alumni President, and the President...

Students serve in student retreat

Students serve in student retreat

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under News

A&M-Commerce’s Wesleyan Campus Ministry participates in weekend retreats each year, recently, the group volunteered on home repair projects and assisted during the Dallas Pride Parade. Wesleyan Campus Minister, Pastor Brian Dierolf, said this year’s retreat focused on intersectionality. Dierolf...

Agricultural program looks to expand facilities

Agricultural program looks to expand facilities

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under News

The A&M-Commerce School of Agriculture has seen steady growth over the past few years. According to Dr. Randy Harp, school of agriculture director, there has been a 54 percent increase in students as of 2014. With such growth comes the need for expansion and improvement, both in educational offerings...

Former A&M-C Lions kicker dies at 24

Former A&M-C Lions kicker dies at 24

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Former A&M-Commerce Lions football kicker Saul Martinez died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 24. No details about his death were released. Martinez was a member of the Lions 2013 and 2014 teams, the first two seasons with the team for head football coach Colby Carthel. Saul made 31 field...

Spotify and Hulu Offer Single Bundle for Students

Spotify and Hulu Offer Single Bundle for Students

Robert Delcastillo, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Spotify and Hulu recently announced that both of their streaming services will be combined into a single bundle for $4.99 per month for students. Spotify Premium for students is already at $4.99 a month, so the Hulu service is essentially complimentary. Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu,...

Good times are a’brewing

Good times are a’brewing

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The party made famous at football tailgates won’t be dying down this season as A&M-Commerce’s Memorial Stadium has become the first Division II school to start selling alcohol during the games. Sodexo food services has signed a new contract that allows alcohol to be distributed to students...

DACAmented students await six months for Congress solution

DACAmented students await six months for Congress solution

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last week. The announcement came after a weekend newsbreak from various national news sources suggesting that President Donald Trump would rescind former President Barack...

University Growth & Construction Causes Parking Strain

University Growth & Construction Causes Parking Strain

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Students have voiced concern and confusion about limited parking on campus due to the construction of Texas A&M University Commerce’s new nursing building and the general growth of the student body. Donna Spinato, Chief of University Police, said that a consulting firm is currently working with...

New Freshmen Program Takes Aims at Long-Term Student Success

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features, News

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...

BREAKING: Lions Football Pushed Back to Friday Night

BREAKING: Lions Football Pushed Back to Friday Night

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

One of the most anticipated season openers in many years for the no. 5 A&M-Commerce Lions football team has been delayed 24 hours due to threats of inclement weather. Originally scheduled to start tonight at 6 p.m., the game with no.6 North Alabama will instead kick-off tomorrow at the same time....

Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Goes into Effect

Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Goes into Effect

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under News

A law that bans “reading, writing, or sending electronic messages” via a “wireless communication device” will finally become effective in the state of Texas on Sept. 1 in an attempt to decrease the number of fatal accidents due to distracted driving. Drivers who violate this misdemeanor offense...

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