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A&M-Commerce alumnus sets record for indoor climbing

The Morris Recreation Center climbing wall stands 40 feet or roughly 12 meters tall.

Joseph Miller, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2018

Andrew Dahir, A & M Commerce alum, unofficially set two Guinness World Records for Indoor Climbing.

Lucky Number 13

President Mark Rudin (right) stands with his daughter Izzy and holds a commemorative ball during the home season opener Aug. 30.

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer

September 21, 2018

Mark Rudin is the 13th president of A&M - Commerce. He plans to expand research initiatives, student involvement in research and more.

New telescope allows for deeper research

The new telescope is 700 millimeters, four times more powerful than the one below it. It can also be operated remotely.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

September 20, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor A new, more powerful telescope was installed over the summer at the A&M-Commerce observatory, a project that had been years in the making for the astronomy department that will further student and faculty research. “Dr. [Matt] Wood, myself, and Dr. [Kurtis] Williams wrote a NSF [National Scie...

Voter registration event to be held by student organizations

Photo Courtesy | Samantha Celera via Flickr

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

September 19, 2018

By Brianna Patt | Web Editor To raise student awareness of what happens in local mid term elections and to get more students registered to vote, the Student Government Association and L.E.A.D. are hosting a vote registration event in the Rayburn Student Center Atrium. Held Oct. 2 and Oct. 4...

New turf on MAC courts inspires outdoor activities

The Morris Recreation Center installed turf on the MAC courts over the summer. East Texan Photo | Kylah Roach

Kylah Roach, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

After student concerns about the flooring on the MAC courts, turf has been laid. This change also presents the chance for more outdoor activities.

SGA holds first meeting of fall semester

From left to right: Matthew Wintz, Austin Egolf, Angelica Basile, Joshua Vernon and Jayla Linton swear in as SGA senators.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

September 6, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor At the first Student Government Association meeting of the fall semester, the new Dean of Students Dr. Thomas Newsom spoke about plans and initiatives his office had for the fall semester, and five new senators were confirmed. To start, Newsom said that he was excite...

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

September 5, 2018

The Lion Food Pantry is open to all student begins it's first full semester on campus this fall and its first opening is in mid-September.

Democratic nominee for Texas Senate hosts Commerce town hall

Kendall Scudder (left) talks with Commerce resident Rebecca Wilson shortly before the town hall officially started. Photo Courtesy | Todd Kleiboer

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

September 3, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor With November midterms approaching, Democratic nominee for Texas Senate District 2 Kendall Scudder held a town hall meeting for Commerce residents and A&M-Commerce students Sept. 1 at MUGS on the Square. The town hall was in Q-and-A format, and various topi...

State Democratic candidates host town hall in Commerce

State Democratic candidates host town hall in Commerce

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

June 29, 2018

Two state democratic candidates held a town hall in on campus to discuss issues like education and taxes.

Health fair to be hosted by A&M-Commerce students

Sarah Chapin, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018

By Sarah Chapin | Staff Reporter Students within the Health and Human Performance department have decided to create and host a community health fair for the city of Emory, Texas April 28 from 10:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon. “The event was specifically chosen for this community after the ...

Upperclassmen face limited on-campus housing next semester

Prairie Crossing will only be available to Honors College, Regent Scholars, and graduate students next semester.

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018

By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter There are some shifts coming to the A&M – Commerce housing system starting in the fall. Upperclassmen will be designated to stay in West Halls, Smith Hall, Women’s Hall, or New Pride Apartments. 2018 high school graduates are able to stay in Pri...

President Keck responds to concerns over administrative pay raises

Photo Courtesy | Michael Barera

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer

March 9, 2018

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editors The A&M - Commerce Faculty Senate met with upper administration members  during its monthly meeting March 6 to discuss the concern of administration pay raises after faculty and staff were told there would not be raises this year. “I thought the r...

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