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A&M-Commerce names final four Director of Athletics candidates

September 11, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

President Jones has announced the final four candidates to replace Ryan Ivey as the Director of Athletics of A&M-Commerce. The interview process will now begin to narrow these four down to the eventual final choice with a series of open sessions that will also be available via live stream by the...

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...

Ghostride the whip

Ghostride the whip

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 4, 2015


Filed under A&E, News

****1/2   The Magic Whip is a strange trip down a strange road with vast musical impressionism, symbolism, and words so cryptic you'd be best served calling in an ancestor to translate. Even so, there's enough from Albarn's imagination to spark your own and enough relatability in those un...

Speaking to the youth

Speaking to the youth

Andrew Burnes, Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under A&E, News

***** As the new generation, we as Millennials take a lot of crap from our elders. We're looked down upon as entitled, immature, materialistic, uneducated, self-centered, degenerative, anti-authority... the list goes on. Politicians ignore us. The middle aged are endlessly annoyed by us. Our idea...

New and Old Options Available for Student Health Insurance

Dajonay Stewart, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015


Filed under News

New changes to the American healthcare system are leaving students unsure of what options they have available. Student health plans have increasingly become a topic of discussion with the recent changes in the health care system. The Affordable Care Act reform has mandated that college students have...

A Shot Away

Joseph Alderman, News Editor

April 9, 2015


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Not all was so good outside of Good Donuts Monday, when an early morning altercation left one man hospitalized with a shotgun injury and another in custody The incident occurred in the parking lot of the 800 block of Culver St., near the intersection for Mangum St. Police reports state the suspect,...

Former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia visits campus

Patricia Dillon, Managing Editor

April 9, 2015


Filed under News

The former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Robert Jordan, who was brought here by the Political Science Department, presented his view on the Middle East last Friday. Jordan was the ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2003. He led U.S. efforts to secure the cooperation of Saudi Arabia following...

LEAD Expands to Fill Pride Shop Vacancy

Joseph Alderman, News Editor

April 9, 2015


Filed under News

The vacant spot once occupied by The Pride Shop will soon be home to a new Office of Inclusion, sponsored by LEAD. Established to provide skill-building opportunities to students, the student leadership group Leadership Engagement and Development (LEAD) has been growing at Texas A&M University...

A Thief in the Night

A Thief in the Night

Joseph Alderman

February 2, 2015


Filed under News

Commerce residents were shaken earlier this month by an attempted robbery that resulted in the shooting death of Commerce resident Corey Dominic Heath at the Lamplight Lodge apartments, just one block from campus. Commerce police are still looking for another individual involved in the incident, who...

Free Roomin’: President Jones planning to offer free housing for the Summer semester

Free Roomin’: President Jones planning to offer free housing for the Summer semester

Joseph Alderman, Campus Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under News

While many may lament the lack of a break, administrators are hoping to lure more students to take summer classes with the potential for free housing and an expanded catalogue of courses. Announced last week by Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University - Commerce, the university is looking...

Record voting numbers boost rec center referendum to approval

Record voting numbers boost rec center referendum to approval

Andrew Burnes, Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under News

After weeks of heavy advertisement, the referendum to decide whether to raise student fees for Morris Recreation Center in order to expand and ad various new amenities to the center passed by a more than 20 percent margin. Over the course of the three-day voting period last week, 2.050 students voted...

University to host first annual benefit Pow Wow

Amanda Heflin, Writer

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

Texas A&M University-Commerce’s first Pow Wow is scheduled Nov. 8 with the Cheyenne Nation, Muscogee Creek, Cherokee and other tribes participating. Terryl Bratek had the idea of developing the local event after the 2013 Caddo dedication on campus. “After the Caddo dedication it was like...

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