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Executive Order Raises Concerns for International Students

Executive Order Raises Concerns for International Students

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The Executive Order on the travel ban has been temporarily lifted, but international students at Texas A&M University – Commerce are expressing concerns because the situation is fluid and travel guidelines could change rapidly. “Our Muslim students are scared after hearing that order,” the...

Sanctuary Debate Heats Up

Sanctuary Debate Heats Up

Christian Aleman, Acacia Munoz, Evangelina Morales, and Johnny Espinoza

February 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The sanctuary movement continues as undocumented people and supporters fight on to create safe environments to continue living their “American Dream,” but federal and state officials threaten to cut funding to cities or state institutions if they should decide to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Gov....

Our Century as Lions

Our Century as Lions

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Writer

February 9, 2017


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In 1889, William L. Mayo founded a private teachers’ college in Cooper, Texas. The school, then called East Texas Normal College, was established in order educate rural teachers. The campus was destroyed by a fire in 1889 and was then relocated to Commerce, Texas where it struggled to survive. In...

ASPIRE-ing to New Heights

ASPIRE-ing to New Heights

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2017


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ASPIRE is a project that aims to raise the level of education and increase the quality of life to Commerce and the surrounding areas and is a collaboration between A&M-Commerce’s College of Education and Human Services, Commerce ISD, and the City of Commerce. Head of the collaboration is Dean...

Commerce Celebrates New Businesses with Ribbon Cutting

Commerce Celebrates New Businesses with Ribbon Cutting

Christian Aleman, News Editor

February 8, 2017


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The Commerce Chamber of Commerce celebrated the expansion of business in the community with two ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new gym, Commerce Fitness, and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, under new ownership. “I like it, I like it,” Dickey’s owner, Aaron Byrd said. “I like ribbon cuttings because...

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Christian Aleman, Johnny Espinoza, Evangelina Morales, and Acacia Munoz

February 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The idea of designating a university as a “sanctuary campus” has come up among college students at universities around the nation the past several months and, having gained traction before the presidential election, is still being discussed. A sanctuary campus is similar to the idea of a sanctuary...

Model Arab League Comes to Commerce

Model Arab League Comes to Commerce

Eva Morales, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Every year, the Southwest Model Arab League (MAL) conference takes place in a different university, but this year Texas A&M University-Commerce has the honor of hosting this event. The MAL was establishing in 1983. It is an educational program where students learn about the history of the Arab...

Refugee Ban

Refugee Ban

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Trump released an executive order named, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States" on Friday January 27, 2016.

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Texas Legislature Faces More Issues, Tighter Budget

Texas Legislature Faces More Issues, Tighter Budget

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

January 26, 2017


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With less funds to work with and more controversial issues to confront, the 85th Texas Legislative Session shapes up to be a political and financial game of Twister as they debate bills dealing with transgender bathroom policies to the overworked Child Protective Services (CPS) to public education. Lt. Gov. Dan P...

Crosswalk Crisis

Crosswalk Crisis

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor

January 25, 2017


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“Crosswalks are crosswalks. If you, as a human being, make the active decision to close your eyes and walk straight into a street, there is no amount of training that’s going to fix that.”

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Discussion over intent vs. action in STEM-aspiring students to be held Dec. 2nd

Discussion over intent vs. action in STEM-aspiring students to be held Dec. 2nd

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

On Dec. 2 at noon, Dr. Hsun-Yu Chan, assistant professor of psychology, will have a “brown bag talk” on the disconnection between intent and action among community college students. The presentation is called a brown bag talk because it is during lunch time, so people are allowed to bring their lunch. The...

Response to Nov. 3 “Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty Hostility”

Response to Nov. 3 “Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty Hostility”

Tingxiu Wang, Head of Math Department

December 1, 2016


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Article in Response to: https://tamuceasttexan.com/2859/features/adapt-tech/  The math faculty read the article, Instructional Designer Continues to Encourage Adaptive Learning Technology Despite Faculty “Hostility,” published by The East Texan on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Since the article mentions My...

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