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Campus Comment: Does anxiety affect college students, and why or why not?

Campus Comment: Does anxiety affect college students, and why or why not?

Jessica Reyes, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Nicole Teal, freshman "Yes, anxiety of classes impact their train of thoughts, their self image and trying to meet the standards of others."   Alvan Okpechi, senior "It all depends on how you handle it. Better prepared means less anxiety. Study late and procrastinate means more anxiety. ...

NFL Kneeling: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

NFL Kneeling: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The issue of kneeling during the national anthem is not one that should be discounted as these athletes do have the right to protest, but they need to do so before or after the national anthem, not during it. This has never been about athletes and their right to protest racial inequality and police...

NFL Kneeling: It’s a “Yes” for me

NFL Kneeling: It’s a “Yes” for me

Zach Cottam, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the emergence of kneeling as a form of protest in professional sports, plenty of opinions have come along with it. It’s gone so far that even President Donald Trump has tweeted and spoken about the issue. As everything in 2017, kneeling has become a polarizing issue, and has worked its way up...

The Compounding Effects of Gratitude

The Compounding Effects of Gratitude

Sherif Osni, Special Contributor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A Simple Expression That Makes A Lasting Impression Editor's Note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." ~ Frank A. Cl...

Live Your Academic Life with Excellence

Live Your Academic Life with Excellence

Sherif Osni, Special Contributor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Editor's Note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. "Stand for what you believe in. Take the path less traveled, and remember that the first step will be the longest stride. The journey may be lonely, but what's worth th...

Even with new rules and equipment, football still poses a danger

Even with new rules and equipment, football still poses a danger

Zach Cottam, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

For years, people have been calling for a fundamental change in the way that football is played by demanding for an update in safety and to build in additional rules in order to protect those that play it, and rules such as a broader definition for “Roughing the Passer” and adding the ejection rule fo...

Campus Comment: Kneeling during the anthem and must do’s in Commerce

Campus Comment: Kneeling during the anthem and must do’s in Commerce

Selam Orion and Alexus Parker

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Jazmin Cortez, sophomore What's your opinion on kneeling during the anthem?: "No one is happy with the country. No one is going to pay respect to the flag if they aren't respected." What are some must do's in Commerce?: "Munchie Night. A sorority has an event where restaurants in the community give out fre...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life! Editor's Note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your acti...

The Outdated Feminist Model

The Outdated Feminist Model

Lily Ngel, Special Contributor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Yes, I said it, feminism needs an update. Feminism has done its job in the past and worked for the most part, but this new generation of young American needs something more. We’re individuals and don’t share an identity. I think it’s time for people to realize that intersectionality is what...

Breaking the Language Barrier

Breaking the Language Barrier

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I have a friend named Gwiwon (Jason) Nam. He’s a foreign exchange student from Korea, and during my first year in college, without realizing it, we were often put in the same situation. As a result we were able to share many experiences together. I first remember noticing Jason at a meeting I had...

Student-Made Financial Literacy Recommendations

Student-Made Financial Literacy Recommendations

Dr. Jared Picken's ECO 233 Class

April 18, 2017


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Personal financial literacy has become increasingly popular in college and high school, and in response universities across the country are implementing classes (even some required for graduation) to help students with the challenges that come with prudent money management. Dr. Jared Pickens, a CERTIFIED...

Vacation? More like Stay-cation

Vacation? More like Stay-cation

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The current situation of the media is in chaos with lots of controversial issues being discussed. It is hard to read happy news on the media these days. A lot of readers love to read about controversial opinion articles and give their opinions, but this week’s column will be broaching a subject that...

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