The East Texan

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 ...

Opinion: An army of flies has invaded the cafeteria

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

November 9, 2018

There's an overabundance of the dirtiest six-legged insects in the Cafe: flies. Flies seem to be everywhere in the Cafe as they take refuge from the outside cold, and they land on everything.

Final ‘Pitch’ for Gifted Soccer Squad

Left to Right, Seniors Michelle Kotlik, Jessika Coronado, Delaney Bunselmeyer, Caitlin Duty, Jaszmin Coronado, and Sabrina Munguia | Photo Courtesy Lion Athletics

Tyler McDonough, Senior Sports Reporter

November 2, 2018

By Tyler McDonough | Senior Sports Reporter The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s soccer season concluded October 31 at Kyle Field in Rockwall after press time. A 2-0 loss to Eastern New Mexico in the quarterfinal round of the Lone Star Conference tournament sent the Lions home afte...

In regulation, Juul should not be the target

Photo Courtesy | Vaping360 via Flickr Creative Commons

Olivia Warren, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

By Olivia Warren | Staff Reporter The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given JUUL sixty days starting Sept. 12th to prove they can keep their devices away from minors otherwise they will be removed from stores altogether. JUUL is a smoking device similar to an e-cigarette that has taken off in ...

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