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Good times are a’brewing

Good times are a’brewing

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The party made famous at football tailgates won’t be dying down this season as A&M-Commerce’s Memorial Stadium has become the first Division II school to start selling alcohol during the games. Sodexo food services has signed a new contract that allows alcohol to be distributed to students...

DACAmented students await six months for Congress solution

DACAmented students await six months for Congress solution

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last week. The announcement came after a weekend newsbreak from various national news sources suggesting that President Donald Trump would rescind former President Barack...

University Growth & Construction Causes Parking Strain

University Growth & Construction Causes Parking Strain

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Students have voiced concern and confusion about limited parking on campus due to the construction of Texas A&M University Commerce’s new nursing building and the general growth of the student body. Donna Spinato, Chief of University Police, said that a consulting firm is currently working with...

New Freshmen Program Takes Aims at Long-Term Student Success

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features, News

The transition from high school graduate to college freshman is often difficult. Having to learn the ins and outs of a new location, newfound responsibility, as well as juggling the financial, social, and academic aspects of college life, culminates in a daunting first year experience. It is with this...

BREAKING: Lions Football Pushed Back to Friday Night

BREAKING: Lions Football Pushed Back to Friday Night

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

One of the most anticipated season openers in many years for the no. 5 A&M-Commerce Lions football team has been delayed 24 hours due to threats of inclement weather. Originally scheduled to start tonight at 6 p.m., the game with no.6 North Alabama will instead kick-off tomorrow at the same time....

Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Goes into Effect

Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Goes into Effect

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under News

A law that bans “reading, writing, or sending electronic messages” via a “wireless communication device” will finally become effective in the state of Texas on Sept. 1 in an attempt to decrease the number of fatal accidents due to distracted driving. Drivers who violate this misdemeanor offense...

A Great Man Honors Another

A Great Man Honors Another

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As a large crowd of A&M-Commerce students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered outside the Hall of Languages braving the sweltering heat, the voice of student Malik Heard soared over the University Chorale, singing the words, “Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel/Sun in the sky, you know how...

Running on Positivity

Running on Positivity

Savannah Smith, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Commerce ISD hosted its third annual Special Olympics competition on April 21 at Memorial Stadium. The event allowed disabled children to compete and win awards in a variety of athletic contests. 275 student athletes gathered from 17 northeast Texas schools to participate. In addition, there were more ...

Facebook Battles Against False Information

Facebook Battles Against False Information

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under News

Facebook is taking actions to stop the spread of “fake news” by adding a new resource available in 14 countries called Spot False News which is an educational method to teach people to be aware on false information and help them to recognize it. The social network added a box to the top of the...

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With society choosing to opt toward more processed foods on the grounds of taste or convenience, it may prove tough for consumers and the food industry to tow the line of health standards, and Sodexo, a leading life services company that provides its services to over 850 university and college campuses...

Art Educators Workshop Held for Local Instructors

Art Educators Workshop Held for Local Instructors

Ahnaliese Bell, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, News

Texas A&M University-Commmerce continued its long history of education dedication with the yearly Art Educators Workshop held on Feb. 14, and it focused on improving classroom skills for forty attending art instructors from local public middle and high schools. Marilyn Thompson, art professor, orga...

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A student referendum has decided how the university will go forward in hiring faculty by choosing to increase the athletic fee, passing 1687 in favor to 408 against. “The whole of purpose of this referendum is that any student who comes to Commerce should finish in four years,” Dean of Students Dr. ...

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