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When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

I have often heard the phrase “pain is temporary, GPA is forever.” The phrase circled my head last week as I studied for midterms at 2 a.m., running on highly caffeinated coffee and little sleep. Now that the exam-ridden week is over, I wonder if GPA truly does follow students around forever. Throughout...

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In “Legally Blonde,” Elle goes as a bunny to a masquerade. The iconic outfit is a corset, fishnets, and bunny ears. The fluffed up headband serves as the only identifying feature of the costume. The scene does show an example of a costume that highlights the body and not the outfit, and looking...

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

October, the month when the leaves change from green to orange, the pumpkins are brought out in the open, and the weather gets a tad chilly. Most of all, its when the Horror genre peaks with movies like Dracula (1931). Some might prefer classics like Frankenstein (1931), or the more recent fair like...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part IV: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part IV: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

With three films under his belt, including the successful ghost story Sinister, Scott Derrickson collaborates with film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer (whose extensive resumé includes the television crime drama CSI and the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise) and screenwriter Paul Harris...

Campus Comment: What are you most scared about for the outcome of this election?

October 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Video

With this...unique presidential election day coming closer, Reporting Team Savannah Smith and Gwiwon Jason Nam ask students about what they most dread about the outcome of the election.

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part III: ‘Sinister’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part III: ‘Sinister’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

After the disappointment of The Day the Earth stood Still (not to mention a Razzie Nomination for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel) Derrickson returned to what he did best, scaring the living daylights out of everyone with his third outing that lives up to its title, Sinister. Premiering on...

Review: TAMU-C Play Charms Audiences

Review: TAMU-C Play Charms Audiences

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The Theatre Department performed “Acting: The First Six Lessons” by Emily Bridges and Beau Bridges and directed by Kelsey Cooper through the week of October 10. It was a charming production that showcased the department’s talent, but I felt it had a few shortcomings overall. Held in the studio...

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Freedom of Speech is a Two-Way Street

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion

Recently, there have been promoters for safe speech in American public colleges. The philosophy of having a “Safe Space” in each campus to allow discussions on all topics and all beliefs has shown a need for a more inclusive college lifestyle, one that embodies every student that goes there. At Texas ...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness: SELF Realization

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness: SELF Realization

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and it includes his personal account of a visit to the university Counseling Center. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung ...

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Delon Johnson, Special Contributor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the crux of social calamity, the emergence of a movement specially tailored for black narratives has made itself ever prominent. These accounts shed light on what being black in America means. These narratives articulate the trials and tribulations that blacks are faced with living in today’s society....

Dread-ful Discrimination

Dread-ful Discrimination

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

In the age of cultural diversity, it is hard to believe that miniscule factors, such as hairstyles can disqualify a person from earning an honest living. Sadly, however, discrimination against natural African-American hair is a reality in the professional world and entertainment business. Take for...

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Cinema Spotlight – Scott Derrickson (Part 2): ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Manuel Ramirez, St

October 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

When we last left Scott Derrickson, his debut film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, was a success. It performed well at the box-office, won Jennifer Carpenter an MTV Movie Award for Best Frightening Performance, a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film (Saturns are basically the Oscars for all that is sci-fi,...

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