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Sherif Osni, Special Contributor

October 1, 2017

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

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Zach Cottam, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017

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

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... Mind.ful.ness

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor

September 12, 2017

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The Outdated Feminist Model

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Lily Ngel, Special Contributor

May 1, 2017

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


Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2017

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


Dr. Jared Picken's ECO 233 Class

April 18, 2017

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


Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017

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...

Whitewashed Diversity Still Unsolved in Hollywood

Whitewashed Diversity Still Unsolved in Hollywood

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2017

Although movies and TV shows have seen an increase in African American actors, there have still been plenty of movies where white actors played people of color and society just went along with it. America is such a diverse melting pot that there is still a long way to go before we see equal representation...

Beyoncé, Babies, and Boss Ladies

Beyoncé, Babies, and Boss Ladies

Imogene Wofford, Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2017

Beyoncé made the world stop…this past week with the press release that she and Jay-Z, husband, are expecting twins. The announcement was a simple, yet stunning, photograph from her maternity shoot that captioned, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over....

After the Fact…

After the Fact...

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

November 17, 2016

Well, this election certainly escalated quickly. And then it exploded into a glorious, orange, blonde-haired cloud. Donald Trump, Republican nominee and Democratic Satan, has won the presidential election, though people would have to be living under a rock to not hear that startling news. The...

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