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Veterans’ Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8

Veterans' Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The 27th annual Veterans' Vigil is set for Nov. 8 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center beginning at 9 a.m.

Filtered water fountains save a ton of plastic, literally

The filtered water fountain in the Journalism and Computer Science Building has saved 5,188 plastic bottles as of Nov. 6, 2018.

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter The Eco-Reps set goals to focus more awareness on recycling with campus-wide filtered water fountains and conduct weekly checks on fountains around A&M Commerce. “Our numbers are easily over 50,000 bottles reused,” Ashley McLaurin said. “The water comes from Commerce W...

Grad Fair aims to help with graduation checklist

Summer Graduation 2018. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC Marketing via SmugMug

Jazzlyn Enbysk, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

Jazzlyn Enbysk | Staff Reporter Graduation can be an exciting but highly stressful time in a student’s life, but A&M-Commerce’s bi-annual Grad Fair has found a way to help make graduation less stressful and hopefully a more enjoyable experience. It will be held Nov. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day in...

Kappa Alpha house demolished

After being disbanded in early January, the building was finally torn down

Ian Lucas and Cristhian Herrera, Staff Reporter and News Editor

November 2, 2018

The Gamma Upsilon order of the Kappa Alpha Chapter’s house, which was located next to the Rayburn Student Center, was torn down earlier this month. A source on campus said the chapter was disbanded from campus early January 2016 for academic and conduct reasons. Jody Todhunter, Director of Under...

New university police chief focuses on community policing

New UPD Chief Brian Vaughn spent 12 years as assistant chief and 20 years total working for the department.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 23, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Since taking over as University Police Department chief Sept. 1 after Donna Spinato retired, Brian Vaughn, who has worked at UPD for 20 years, has implemented new initiatives and continued those from Spinato. “Some of the issues that I feel, that as a department, we need to look at are our focus ...

HPV vaccine age range expanded

HPV vaccine age range expanded

Cristhian Herrera, News Editor

October 16, 2018

By Cristhian Herrera The FDA has expanded the age range of Gardasil 9, which vaccinates against the human papillomavirus (HPV), to extend past the previous cut-off age range of 9-26. The new vaccine was approved early October to now include women and men between the ages of 27 and 45. “T...

Dr. Christina Bejarano speaks on US politics and the Latin Influence

This event provided insight into Latin Americans pull for both political parties| Photo courtesy of University of Kansas site

Brianna Patt, Web editor

October 13, 2018

Christina Bejarano encouraged pushing Latin Americans we see as candidates to run.

Corners of Commerce apartments evacuated due to fire

Apartment 101A caught fire  at 11:52 p.m.

Janae Blocker, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018

By Janae Blocker | Staff Reporter A fire broke out at the Corners of Commerce apartment complex at 11:52 p.m. Oct. 10, causing the entire apartment to evacuate. No one was hurt. According to Commerce Fire Department chief Chris Bassham, the fire was caused by grease left on the stove by a resident, and the...

Fraternity to begin construction on education center after delays

Members of Sigma Chi Fraternity had a ground breaking ceremony for a proposed educational center Oct. 14, 2017. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC smugmug

Jordan Ader, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The Zeta Eta chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity will begin construction of their long-awaited educational center on Lee St. next to A&M-Commerce within the coming months.

Proposal calls for demolition of president’s home

The former president's home has been empty since mid-2016.

Cristhian Herrera, News Editor

October 5, 2018

The former president's home off highway 24 is scheduled for demolition. A proposal calls for an agricultural complex in the same area.

[Photos] Operation: Blue and Gold helps out Commerce community

Sophia Guerrera, Ally Garcia, Baleigh Roberson, and Malayshia Pouncil sort books headed to ‘Lil Libraries around Commerce.

October 3, 2018

All Photos by Joseph Miller, Opinion Editor Student volunteers gathered in the Fieldhouse to work on community service projects for Commerce Sept. 29. ...

Diversity committee reinvigorated

Diversity committee reinvigorated

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

September 29, 2018

While the diversity committee never went away, changes are being made to it.

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