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UPDATE: University President and UPD Chief Hold Press Conference Addressing Pride Rock Residence Hall Investigation

Dr. Rudin discussed the shooting incident at Pride Rock Residence Hall during a Monday afternoon press conference. | Photo by Esme Galvan.

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2020

President Mark Rudin and University Police Chief Bryan Vaughn held a press conference on the main entrance to campus on University Drive addressing the Pride Rock Residence Hall investigation.  Chief Vaughn confirmed that two adult females were found dead in Pride Rock and a 2-year-old child was...

UPDATE – BREAKING NEWS: A&M-Commerce Shelter in Place Lifted

A helicopter hovers over the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus while university police investigate a shooting with one person injured and transported to the hospital and two people dead.

Photo by Jo

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2020

The precautionary shelter in place recommendations have been lifted. Due to the ongoing investigation, Pride Rock and surrounding areas are still blocked off. The Rayburn Student Center is available for students that may be displaced by the ongoing investigation. Texas A&M University-Commerce Pol...

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency Shelter in Place At A&M-Commerce

University Police on the scene at Pride Rock Residence Hall on Monday afternoon.

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department (UPD) is actively investigating three gunshot victims in Pride Rock Residence Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus.  There have been two confirmed deaths. The third victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment. UPD has stationed officers t...

Student Health Services

Daniel Yanez, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

Having health insurance is important for maintaining your health and well-being but the price of insurance isn’t always affordable, especially for college students already on a tight budget.  While not having health insurance may discourage students and other individuals from visiting the doctor...

Renters Insurance

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

Renters insurance can save students money by transferring the financial risk of loss or damage from the individual to the insurance company whether the person lives on- or off-campus. “What risk are you willing to take?” Dixie Turman, insurance agent, said. The cost of the insurance will depen...

Vaping and Smoking Ban

Joseph Miller

January 31, 2020

It is a new year, a new decade, a new semester at school. Some students are returning to further their academic pursuits while some students are embarking on their first semesters and their first steps into adulthood. The parents are back at home and now you can start making your own decisions and b...

Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes new initiative

Kylah Roach, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

By: Kylah Roach | Staff Reporter Texas A&M University - Commerce Venture College has started The Aurora Initiative with the help of University President and CEO, Dr. Mark Rudin.  “The Aurora Initiative is a student organization sponsored by Venture College that teaches and assists students and facul...

The Lion’s After Dark Hiatus

Cameron Justice, Reporter

November 22, 2019

The award winning radio show, by students for students, Lions After Dark at Texas A&M University Commerce is planning a comeback in Spring 2020 after it’s hiatus this 2019 Fall semester. Lions After Dark began in the fall  of 2010, hosted by Gaby Estrada and Heather Hutchens and there most re...

Talbot Hall Mini-Golf Course

Jazzlyn Enbysk, Reporter

November 21, 2019

The mini golf structures outside of Talbot Hall are part of an on-going project led by Professor Joseph Daun that started in one of his summer sculpting classes he taught June of 2019. The sculptures are meant to represent different aspects of the university and reflect student life on the university ...

Keeping Commerce Green

Tylar Brown, Reporter

November 21, 2019

The City of Commerce is having a recycling day on November 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. it will take place in the parking lot on the corner of Walnut and Campbell streets.  There are recycling bins at the event for glass, paper, plastic, aluminum, cardboard  and more, but it will also allow people to recyc...

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