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UCD to move classes to El Centro College

UCD to move classes to El Centro College

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


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By Imogené Wofford | Co-Editor On Nov. 7 Texas A&M University-Commerce’s University Centers at Dallas (UCD) and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) signed an agreement at a board meeting to relocate UCD’s classes to El Centro College. Discussion for the relocation began in the late summer and earl...

Candlelight vigil held for Alejandro Cifuentes

Candlelight vigil held for Alejandro Cifuentes

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

November 8, 2017


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By Daniel Yanez | News Editor A candlelight vigil was recently held for Alejandro Cifuentes, an A&M-Commerce student who passed away on the morning of Oct. 31 after falling from the roof of the Whitley Hall. Cifuentes was a 22-year-old political science major in his senior year at TAMUC from ...

Candlelight Vigil for Alejandro Cifuentes

Candlelight Vigil for Alejandro Cifuentes

November 3, 2017


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 Photos by Daniel Yanez

Body found west of Whitley Hall

Body found west of Whitley Hall

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

October 31, 2017


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By Daniel Yanez BREAKING NEWS Oct. 31 @ 1:35 p.m.   A male body was discovered by A&M work crews shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday in a grassy area just west of the Whitley Hall residence hall. The male body was identified as Alejandro Cifuentes, and has been confirmed decea...

Lions set to rename football field Nov. 4

Lions set to rename football field Nov. 4

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The A&M-Commerce Lions football team will be making some changes to the field they play their home games on for the end of the season and beyond, giving it a new name. Memorial Stadium will now host Ernest Hawkins Field, named after the winningest coach in Lion history. The field will be renam...

UPD reminds students of awareness after accident

UPD reminds students of awareness after accident

Christian Herrera, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2017


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Every day A&M-Commerce students walk across campus to get to classes, to work, or to meals as cars drive by, and regardless of awareness, at least once a year a car hits a student when crossing a street. According to Lt. Jason Bone of the University Police Department, it is the most hazardous ...

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


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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


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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,...

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