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Political correctness during holiday season?

Political correctness during holiday season?

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

December 7, 2017


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By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Happy Holidays! Or-whatever-greeting-doesn't-offend-you-this-year! Merry Christ-oh, wait, that's a bad word to some people, let's not use it. Political correctness can be a pain, right? Being PC can seem like navigating a minefield of indignant saltiness at the be...

Student concerns rise to the surface

Student concerns rise to the surface

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

November 8, 2017


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 Editor’s note: This staff editorial reflects the combined ideas of all editors, but not all thoughts presentend are held by specific editors. By: Daniel Yanez | News Editor When I first came here, I felt as if I would have a closer relationship with the university while still being able to enjoy the large school atmosphere. However,...

Students under ‘major’ pressure

Students under ‘major’ pressure

October 30, 2017


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By Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter Are students pressured to choose employable or profitable majors? It is a question that hovers over college campuses and shapes students’ lives. Simply put, yes. Yes, they are. Students are put under pressure by concerning their choice of major from a var...

Beyoncé vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Queens

Beyoncé vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Queens

Drumel Cyrus, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2017


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There's no denying the pure talent oozing from the creative minds of two very influential artists. These two women have been dominating the R&B and pop charts with their charismatic voices, sensual  dance moves, and beautiful faces that have been plastered on Twitter headers and cell phones ...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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