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Hiring more faculty on a reduced budget

Hiring more faculty on a reduced budget

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under News

Since assuming the role of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. John Humphreys has been busy working on developing ways to increase the number of faculty to better meet the needs of a rapidly growing student body, and doing it in the wake of Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick’s...

Residence Hall “Cart-astrophy”

Residence Hall “Cart-astrophy”

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Strewn shopping carts from Wal-Mart have become an issue for residence halls. Whitley Hall has a larger number of carts outside. Because of this, students are not allowed to bring carts inside the building. “We, as students, need to take action,” Brayan Dicante a resident of Whitley Hall said....

Spectacles Offer Videos in a Snap

Spectacles Offer Videos in a Snap

Evangelina Morales, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under A&E, News

Have you ever thought go back and see one of you favorite memories through your own eyes? Now, that is possible and will be available soon. Snapchat introduced their first hardware product, ‘Spectacles’ glasses with video- recorder that record ten second clips of video through their 115- degree- angl...

Changing the Faces of Money

Changing the Faces of Money

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under News

Money is something that people come in contact with on a daily basis, and whether they notice it or not, it is always changing. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has recently announced upcoming changes to the $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills that involve new faces and themes. The most talked about change involves the $2...

A&M-Commerce Parking Permits

A&M-Commerce Parking Permits

October 3, 2016


Filed under News, Video

The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, News

In observance of Recovery Month, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity presented a guest speaker with a truly horrific yet inspiring story to tell on Thursday, Sept. 22. The presenter was Laura Jackson, an author, entrepreneur and substitute teacher, and a survivor of intense and...

Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Ever think about getting on the Internet and being able to search whatever you want, without anyone looking over your shoulder? President Obama is proposing that the oversight of the Internet be turned over from the U.S. Government to a global organization called Internet Corporation for Assigned...

Revised Smoking Policy Clears the Air

Revised Smoking Policy Clears the Air

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

An approved campus-wide smoking policy is now in effect at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The policy prohibits smoke, vapor and tobacco products in housing facilities, athletic facilities, eating areas, and A&M-Commerce-owned buildings and vehicles. The policy also states that the rule applies...

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

University Founder’s Gravesite Gets a Makeover

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Almost 100 years ago, Commerce founder and professor, William Leonidas Mayo, was buried on campus on March 14, 1917. Although preparations and funding has been an ongoing process for a few years, construction for the renovations on the gravesite is currently undergoing a five week process that is set...

Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Within the past two weeks, two Texas A&M University-Commerce students have been hit be vehicles while using the crosswalks on campus. The first incident took place at the Culver Street crosswalk in front of Whitley Hall on Sept. 10, while the second occurred in front of the Rayburn Student Center...

Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Students residing in Prairie Crossing voiced their questions and concerns at a town hall meeting organized by the Department of Safety and Risk Management Thursday in response to a water quality report in December 2015. “Is the water safe to drink?” Safety and Risk Management Director Derek Preas...

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