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There and Back Again: Returning to Commerce from South Korea

Jeonju, South Korea

Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016

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

A still from Pixar's

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

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

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

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

Close-up of a British suicide prevention hotline number on the ledge of Itchen Bridge in Southampton, Hampshire

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

July 19, 2016

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

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

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...

Does rap music really influence violence?

Brittany Beans, The East Texan Contributor

April 20, 2016

Rap music is a large part of the African-American culture, a major part of the music industry, and often a platform used to address various social issues, concerns, and reflect cultural norms. However, this music genre is frequently seen as hateful, riot inciting, derogatory, and a genre that encourages...

The last, best hope for humanity

The last, best hope for humanity

Andrew Burnes, Editor

February 20, 2016

It should be a sure thing. From plans to track Muslims like Jews in Nazi Germany to wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on walls "with a big door in the middle," to calling the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage the "darkest day in our country's history" to claiming that the Egyptian pyramids...

Peter Criss (1978)

Peter Criss (1978)

Andrew Burnes, Editor

January 5, 2016

**** I am both an unapologetic fan of '70s KISS and an avid reader of Rolling Stone magazine. Neither side has ever really seen eye-to-eye with the other. While I mostly agree with the reviews the magazine publishes, there are, obviously, times when I disagree. Their reviews for KISS' material in...

SGA Bids Farewell to Advisor

Student Government Association of TAMU-C

October 21, 2015

*Due to a mistake on the part of the East Texan staff, this announcement failed to run for the October 22 issue. It is with our apologies that we post it here. Dear Josh,   It is with mixed emotions that we must say farewell for now. While all of us in Senate realize that you are tak...

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