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Newest Season of ‘American Horror Story’ Isn’t Quite What I Expected

Newest Season of ‘American Horror Story’ Isn’t Quite What I Expected

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

This season’s American Horror Story is “My Roanoke Nightmare.” Every season American Horror Story has a different theme: season one was “Murder House,” season two was “Asylum,” season three was “Coven,” season four was “Freak Show,” and season five was “Hotel.” The first...

‘Sully’ & ‘Snowden’ Steal September

‘Sully’ & ‘Snowden’ Steal September

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

September saw the premiere of two biopics that centered on ordinary men who did the unthinkable. Both made headlines and became the subject of debate as their actions were questioned as either heroic or harmful. Sully recounts the “Miracle on the Hudson” and the eponymous airline pilot who sa...

International Student Insurance Woes

International Student Insurance Woes

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Take a look at these numbers: 750, 846, and 947. Guess what these are. They are the amounts of money international students have paid for school insurance premiums during the fall semesters of 2014, 2015, and 2016. You can figure out how the premium significantly increased. Insurance premiums were a...

There and Back Again: Returning to Commerce from South Korea

There and Back Again: Returning to Commerce from South Korea

Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

What did you do just a few months ago? Did you take summer classes? Well, it might seem odd to some of you guys, but I was serving my mandatory service as a conscripted policeman just a few months ago. Yes, I am from South Korea, and we have a mandatory military service duty. I was watching Guardians...

All Summer Sixteen

All Summer Sixteen

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Summer at the movies was filled with highs and lows, but at the box-office it was mostly lows, literally, as audiences didn’t flood the movie theaters as they used to. So what did the cinema offer that it failed to attract audiences? The summer began on a hopeful note with Captain America: Civil...

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Harley Quinn trumps ‘Suicide Squad’

Imogené Wolford, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

This summer’s movie to see was “Suicide Squad,” a fantasy film based on a DC Comic Book that picks up where “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” leaves off. If you are a fan of DC Comics or an avid movie watcher, you know that earlier this year DC Comics released “Batman v. Superman: Dawn ...

A lion to a cub

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Welcome back Lion family! Once again the time has come for us to continue on the path toward earning a college degree and moving forward in life. For those of us who are college veterans, this journey is pretty common. We move back here from our hometowns and engage in a world of our own, making the...

An uncomfortable but needed discussion about suicide

An uncomfortable but needed discussion about suicide

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

July 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this column are solely that of the writer, who is not a licensed professional counselor, and therefore should not be considered qualified psychological advice. The rumor had been spreading since his death in late April, that A&M-Commerce’s belo...

The Fade of Creativity in Modern Rap

Kerry Wilson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Music, Opinion

Rap music’s evolution from the late 1970s to 2016 has been quite a journey. Iconic hit rap songs such as “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang, “I Need Love” by LL Cool J, and “California Love” by Tupac define what is now known as the golden age of rap, according to Sam Rakoczy’s article...

The truth about “not black enough”

Hunter Kimble, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Growing up as a Black girl in the suburbs of Dallas of a borderline medium class home, I had always come across the term “not black enough.” I would always be asked trivial questions like “Do you know who Celie from ‘The Color Purple’ is?”, “Do you like Hip-Hop?”, “Do you eat greens...

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