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Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Just a few blocks away from Henderson Hall, the home of Student Health Services, stands the First Presbyterian Church that houses a life-saving service: the Commerce Food Pantry. “We serve about between 30 to 40 families each week,” Food Pantry Board President Isabel Davis, who has worked for...

Operation Blue & Gold Serves the Commerce Community

Operation Blue & Gold Serves the Commerce Community

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The Texas A&M University-Commerce campus came together to participate in community service around the City of Commerce during Operation Blue and Gold, hosted by the L.E.A.D. department Oct. 8. The event was the startup of a previous community service event held at A&M-Commerce that originally...

Substance Abuse Support Group Formed

Substance Abuse Support Group Formed

Allison James, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

A support group for substance abuse meets every Tuesday in Henderson Hall to help encourage recovery in former addicts. The group was started in September of 2015 by graduate students Kenneth Riffe and Alan Beatty to prevent relapse among substance abusers. Each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., the group mee...

Marijuana use goes up with higher enrollment

Marijuana use goes up with higher enrollment

Sam Stevens, Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

In September, there were 13 drug related arrests made by the University Police Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce. All of these arrests were labeled as either possession of Marijuana, or possession of drug paraphernalia. While 13 arrests may seem to be a high amount in just one month,...

Water main break on campus causes outage

Water main break on campus causes outage

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

Construction work being done along the service road that runs parallel to Hwy 24 (on the main campus side of the highway) caused a water mane break when, shortly before 3 p.m., the bucket (or scoop) of an excavator (a heavy construction vehicle) dug too deep and accidentally ruptured it, leaving many...

The Power of the Suit

The Power of the Suit

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Breaking stereotypes was the mission for the #100blackmeninsuits and #100blackwomeninsuits picture taken today in front of the Rayburn Student Center. The picture event was coordinated by the Texas A&M University-Commerce chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Music of Myanmar Noted

Music of Myanmar Noted

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The Noted Project brought the music of the Karen people, an ethnic group of Myanmar (Burma), to Texas A&M University - Commerce on Oct. 10 in the Music Building. The Noted Project is a combination of different art skills and academic research, palatable to a wide audience. The project was aimed at sharin...

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Native American Day Counter-Celebrated

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Most of Texas A&M University Commerce students might consider October 10 as Columbus Day. However, not for Native Americans. Native Americans consider the second Monday of October as Native American Day (also known as Indigenous Peoples' Day). It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, promoting Nati...

Turning Point of Commerce

Turning Point of Commerce

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The oversized beach ball covered in writing at the Campus Crossroads on Oct. 4 was an effort put on by Turning Point USA to raise awareness over free speech, or the lack thereof, on college campuses. “So on a lot of college campuses they have free speech zones,” Jonathan Narramore, Field Dir...

One Nation Under a Groove

One Nation Under a Groove

Brenda Perez, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“When it comes to talking about justice, this is not primarily a matter of what your politics are, what label I could put you under. It is about being true,” Dr. Cornel West said. Dr. Cornel West addressed the large crowd of students gathered in the Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce...

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A new veteran’s support group has recently formed on campus through the Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic and focuses on group therapy for veterans of the Global War on Terror. “What it is is a group that will focus on the issues of reintegration from military life back into civilian...

Students Become International Film Critics

Students Become International Film Critics

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The 19th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival premiered ten films from around the world, which included the Texas A&M University-Commerce. While the movies and subject matter dealt with varying subjects, some more disturbing than others, they all represented an individual artist. The films ranged...

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