The East Texan

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under News

Last Thursday, as people across the country started their day, they heard the alarming news that President Donald Trump had ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles toward Shayrat Airbase in Syria. The strike was in response to a toxic gas attack by Syrian government forces two days earlier on the...

Allergic to North Texas

Allergic to North Texas

Acacia Munoz, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News

As the leaves start growing on trees, grass turns green, and bluebonnets bloom in North Texas, allergies begin to increase and not everyone is able to fully enjoy the springtime weather. Allergies occur when an individual’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. Symptoms...

Student-led medical marijuana rally to be held

Student-led medical marijuana rally to be held

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2017


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The College Democrats on campus have officially endorsed a curious rally meant to raise political awareness about medical marijuana in the student body. On April 20, from 12 to 2 p.m., there will be a variety of marijuana themed music, prizes, and activities presented in the Amphitheater. Matthew...

SGA Hosts Presidential/Vice-Presidential Debates

SGA Hosts Presidential/Vice-Presidential Debates

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

Below is a slideshow of the candidates' photos. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates were held for the Student Government Association (SGA) elections, and candidates explored current topics such as the upcoming fee referendum to more personal questions that asked what qualities made the...

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A movement by some members of the student body has sprung forward against the increase in the athletic fee that a near-future referendum will decide, and graduate student Chris Lindsey, the leader of the movement, mainly cites the imbalance in cultural focus between athletics and academics among other...

Centennial Celebration Followed by Groundbreaking

Centennial Celebration Followed by Groundbreaking

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017


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Texas A&M University - Commerce celebrated 100 years as a state institution with the “Century as Lions” Ceremony and Nursing & Health Science Building Ground Breaking March 10. It has been nearly one hundred years since a telegram arrived in Commerce on March 14, 1917 indicating t...

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With pending state legislation that includes a senate bill proposing the freezing of tuition at state institutions of higher education for the next four years and another calling for each college or university to reduce their budget by 15 percent for the next academic year, growing universities like...

Panhandling Attracts Attention in Hunt County

Panhandling Attracts Attention in Hunt County

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2017


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Some local people have most likely seen panhandling one time or another such as someone standing on the side of the road, holding up a piece of cardboard with something like “Will work for money” or “spare change”. Panhandling, sometimes referred to as soliciting, has become a growing issue...

For a Rainy Day

For a Rainy Day

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

February 27, 2017


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Atop Whitley Hall there may soon be a CASA (Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere) radar installed pending the finalization of the grant for its construction, giving the surrounding area a warning of severe weather that more distant radars may fail to register in time. “The CASA radar is par...

ASPIRE Reaches for a Future Filled with Constant Collaboration

ASPIRE Reaches for a Future Filled with Constant Collaboration

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under News

On Feb. 7, the community of Commerce, members of Commerce’s school district and faculty and staff of the university got together to once again to discuss improving Commerce’s school system, the city and the quality of life in Commerce for Commerce. This event was dedicated to the presentations...

A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture

A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Three months left to go, and the 85th Texas State Legislative Session has already proven to be an especially heated one. Passionate battles over transgender bathroom rights, the explicit ban of sanctuary cities, and (of course) more gun law reforms have all sparked their share of fierce debates, but...

Executive Order Raises Concerns for International Students

Executive Order Raises Concerns for International Students

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The Executive Order on the travel ban has been temporarily lifted, but international students at Texas A&M University – Commerce are expressing concerns because the situation is fluid and travel guidelines could change rapidly. “Our Muslim students are scared after hearing that order,” the...

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