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Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As of today, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for various specified medical purposes, which include providing pain relief or symptom alleviation for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and glaucoma. Texas just barely makes it onto...

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

This election year we have two clowns running the most important race that can be ran - the race to be the president of the United States. These two candidates are raising moral, controversial questions that have people of faith concerned with who they should vote for. “The evangelicals that have...

Faculty Experience Student Living

Faculty Experience Student Living

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

More and more public institutions have implemented a faculty in residence program in which a faculty member lives in the same residence hall with students. This university joins that list this year with Faculty In Residence Dr. Asli Ogunc of the Economics and Finance Department. “The president is...

Political Clowns

Political Clowns

October 20, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

With clowns and campaign woes taking the lion's share of the headlines these days, Christian Aleman decided to compile a neat, handy-dandy table for each presidential clown's-er, candidate's stance on important positions.

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Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Clown Nightmares Enter Waking Life

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Remember when clowns were associated with laughter and entertained children with their silly antics? Well, their popularity has certainly begun to trend by enhancing everyone’s fear of clowns to gargantuan proportions. Ever since the news sprouted footage, pictures and reports of scary clowns a couple...

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

The Right to Exist: Co-founder of Equality Florida Nadine Smith speaks about LGBTQ discrimination

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Nadine Smith, a former journalist and one of the most distinct and notable speakers about equality, gave a talk to Texas A&M University-Commerce of the lessons of equal opportunity. After the Orlando Pulse Murders, the continued battle of nondiscrimination was brought into national awareness. Smith...

Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce announced

Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce announced

Mary Grace Rodriguez, A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

October 19, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Interim President Ray M. Keck announced on Tuesday that Noah Lord Nelson has been named Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce, effective October 1, 2016. Nelson, a 1973 journalism graduate of the university, is the first African American vice...

Texas A&M System Board of Regents announce finalist for A&M-Commerce president

Texas A&M System Board of Regents announce finalist for A&M-Commerce president

Mary Grace Rodriguez, A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

October 18, 2016


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The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents held a special telephonic meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Board of Regents annex of the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University, College Station. The Board convened and immediately recessed in executive session before...

Campus Blood Drive for Blood Shortage

Campus Blood Drive for Blood Shortage

Jasmine Baker, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. have teamed up with Hunt County Red Cross for a campus blood drive November 15th. Hunt County has experienced a blood shortage recently.  On average it takes an hour to donate blood, and it can help save up to three lives. “This amaz...

Rural Mental Health Forum to be Held

Rural Mental Health Forum to be Held

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The Nursing Department at A&M-Commerce, in conjunction with Hunt Regional Healthcare and the College of Education and Human Services, will host the first Rural Mental Health Forum on Oct. 19 in the Student Center conference rooms. “After the first meeting we had, President Keck asked Hunt Reg...

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the annual Bras for the Cause, native to Greenville, has continued to flourish and make an impact on the community. Janeen Cunningham, the founder of this innovative nonprofit organization, began this back in 2009. A graduate of Greenville High and an alumna...

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