The East Texan

Black lives matter and I am tired of saying it [Opinion]

Brianna Patt, Senior Reporter

September 16, 2020

In light of the political discourse around the Black Lives Matter movement, there appears to be a need for a discussion about why there was such a harsh reaction to recent incidents.  Conservative political commentator Candace Owens recently tweeted that a part of the problem with Black Lives Matte...

Remembering 9/11

Flag raising at Ground Zero

Laura Williams Crenshaw, Writer/Photographer

September 12, 2020

On this day 19 years ago, the people of the United States spent a terrifying day glued to their television sets. People watched the world that we knew fall apart. No one would have thought how that day would end, as airplanes would appear on that beautiful fall day and crash into two of New York...

Writers of Last Airbender Have Dropped Ship on Netflix

Jacob Simonek, Writer

August 31, 2020

May 15 marked the day Netflix brought back to many households one of (if not the) best western cartoon, Avatar: The Last Airbender. This show skyrocketed up to #1 Most Watched Show on their platform. They held this distinction for 60 days according to Newsweek. That is two months on the top of the ch...

Campus Safety

Officers standing outside of Pride Rock| courtesy of Juan Figueroa, AP

Brianna Patt, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

After the shooting incident on campus, the question of safety on campus and specifically in residence halls has bubbled up in my mind. While the shooting that took place was (from everything that is known) an isolated incident, it doesn’t necessarily help fully alleviate all of the stress and...

Opinion: Tobacco and Vaping Ban on Campus

Joseph Miller, Co-Editor

February 12, 2020

It is a new year, a new decade, a new semester at school. Some students are returning to further their academic pursuits while some students are embarking on their first semesters and their first steps into adulthood. The parents are back at home and now you can start making your own decisions and...

OPINION: The Costly Convenience Issue

Lot 35 between the Nursing Building and Performing Arts Center.

Jacob Simonek, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Commuting is one of the most common ways to save money while going to college. I commuted from my home 15 minutes ago, but I know friends that drive an hour to get to their classes. So, when we pay $60 for a little sticker to say that we may park on certain spots on the campus that we pay thousands of...

Impeachment and Abuse of Power

Brianna Patt

January 31, 2020

On Wednesday Dec. 18, President Trump was impeached on two articles: one for obstruction of Congress and another for abuse of power according to AP news. Within all of this debate, there is the question of whether the Senate, the House, or both are abusing their powers and position. If this was just ...

Campus Comment: should the library hours be extended?

Juan Carlos, Reporter

November 25, 2019

At the beginning of the semester, the library hours at TAMUC changed from being twenty-four hours during the week to closing at 1 a.m. Some students give their opinions on the matter.

Campus Comment: Chick-Fil-A or Popeyes

Juan Carlos, Reporter

November 25, 2019

Some students attempted to tackle the biggest question of 2019: which chicken sandwich is superior: Chick-Fil-A's or Popeyes'?

Free Speech on College Campuses

The executive order for free speech being signed| Photo courtesy of

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

April 24, 2019

President Trump recently signed an executive order for campus free speech.

T-Mac’s 2019 Masters Golf Tournament Thoughts

Tiger Woods is looking for his fifth Green Jacket this week at Augusta | Getty Images

Tyler McDonough, Sr. Sports Reporter

April 11, 2019

By Tyler McDonough | Sr. Sports Reporter The second weekend in April is always Christmas 2.0 for golf fans, as the Masters kicks off today. Here's a little bit to marinate on as the golfers hit the links in Augusta. 1. Tiger tees off at 10:04 on Thursday morning. I think he will make the cut with ease, and we will see ...

Thank You Coach Carthel

Head Football Coach Colby Carthel lead the Lions to a 58-18 record including a National Championship in his six seasons at A&M-Commerce 

Tyler McDonough, Senior Sports Reporter

December 2, 2018

By Tyler McDonough | Senior Sports Reporter On December 2, 2018, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics announced that after six seasons at the university, head football coach Colby Carthel is departing for Stephen F. Austin State University to become the programs 20th head coach. Carthel takes ...

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