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Reports of verbal degradation, slurs, harassment abound in RSC

Reports of verbal degradation, slurs, harassment abound in RSC

Sarah Chapin, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

(Editor's Note: The language that appears in this story is exactly how the reporter heard and it is presented uncensored for the sake of authenticity. It may offend some readers.) Sarah Chapin | Staff Reporter Following reports of verbal degradation, racial slurs, and sexual harassment in ...

Power outage strikes campus during severe weather

Power outage strikes campus during severe weather

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 28, 2018

Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Much of the A&M-Commerce campus was plunged into darkness as a power substation connected to the city of Commerce failed during a bout of severe weather Feb. 24. “With all the rain we’ve had during these past couple of weeks, this is the first time it really hi...

Campus recreation to begin projects

The Morris Recreation Center was completed in 2003 with a price tag of $12 million and is named after Jerry D. Morris, the ninth president of A&M-Commerce. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 27, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Three capital projects are on the agenda for the Morris Recreation Center (MRC) to either begin or finish construction by 2020. The first project to break ground in the next few months will be the tennis courts which will be located at the Cain Sports Complex, rep...

University village to attract faculty under consideration

The current plan would have the village take up all or part of Parking Lots 18, 19, and 21.
Illustration Courtesy | Toole Design Group via TAMUC Presentation

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 19, 2018

Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor In striving to bring students and faculty closer, A&M-Commerce is considering a plan to build a university village to meet that goal in a literal sense. “We are still early in the process, so there really isn’t anything specific to report,” Alicia Currin...

Beautification project brings new additions to campus

Beautification project brings new additions to campus

Joseph Miller, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

East Texan Photo | Joseph Miller By Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter Thirteen new trees add to the subtle beautification project going on around the campus of A&M-Commerce. The additions have pushed the total number of trees around the university to over 1,400, and there are plans to cont...

Construction, renovations continue around campus

Construction crews work on the Nursing and Health Science, the biggest construction project on campus currently.

Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2018

Joseph Miller | Staff Reporter Students can expect to continue seeing construction and renovation projects across campus in the future. Construction of the Nursing and Health Science Building dominates the west end of campus. The areas between the Performing Arts Center and the Jerry D. ...

“To let a new generation, new ideas come forward”

President Ray Keck III announced Jan. 11 that he is stepping down effective Aug. 31.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

January 30, 2018

Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor With the book “College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be” sitting on the coffee table in front of him and the NCAA plaque commemorating the recent football championship shining on the windowsill, President Ray Keck III explained his decision to step down effective Aug. 31. “I very...

Lion legend Ernest Hawkins dies at 91

Former Lions coach Ernest Hawkins on the day the football field was renamed in his honor to Ernest Hawkins Field.

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018

Legendary coach in Lion history and a beloved member of the community, Ernest Hawkins died Sunday night at the age of 91. Hawkins was the winningest coach in program history, going 132-92-6 from 1964-1985. Hawkins was head coach of the Lions in 1972 when East Texas State took the NAIA Nationa...

Brightspace to replace eCollege in fall 2018

Students work together in Gee Library. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC

Brianna Patt, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

By fall 2018, students and teachers will no longer be using eCollege for online courses and will instead be using Brightspace, a new learning management system (LMS) reported to provide a better layout, more efficiency, and fewer complications. The switch from eCollege to Brightspace has been in...

Suicide Awareness


December 19, 2017

 By Evangelina Morales and Cristhian Herrera | Senior Reporter and Staff Reporter...

Puerto Rican statehood?

Photo Courtesy | Mint Press News

Christian Aleman, Acacia Muñoz, and Evangelina Morales

November 30, 2017

By Christian Aleman, Acacia Muñoz, and Evangelina Morales | Managing Editor, Feature Editor, and Senior Reporter The territory of Puerto Rico has recently taken the national spotlight as two powerful hurricanes ravaged the island and left its residents with severe damage and a power grid tha...

¿Estadidad Puertorriqueña?

Photo Courtesy | Mint Press News

Christian Aleman and Acacia Muñoz

November 30, 2017

Escrito por Christian Aleman, Acacia Muñoz y Evangelina Morales | Managing Editor, Feature Editor, and Senior Reporter El territorio de Puerto Rico recientemente ha tomado la atención nacional ya que dos poderosos huracanes devastaron la isla y dejo a sus residentes con daños severos y...

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