The East Texan

The Holiday Gala ushers in the holiday season

Ayobami Olayiowla, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Holiday Gala is an annual holiday celebration that took place December 6 & 7 in the Finney Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert celebration has a multitude of performances put on by the students and all the different departments in the music building. Dr. Hooper, Dr. Clements, and Dr. Yahl are ...

2018 A&M-Commerce Homecoming Queen seeks community ties

DeVaunghta Johnson (left) was crowned 2018 Homecoming King, and Camille Rivera (right) was crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen.

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

November 15, 2018

The fun and excitement surrounding the annual Homecoming celebration may have come and gone, but Homecoming Queen Camille Rivera has just begun her work in the role she won.

National Night Out held at A&M-Commerce

Students feed a piglet at the petting zoo. East Texan Photo | John Parsons

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

Residential Living and Learning and the University Police Department (UPD) teamed up to host National Night Out Oct. 23 in the Phase II courtyard. The event included hot dogs, a live band, a petting zoo, airbrush tattoos and bungee jumping.

Journalism alumnus remembers ups, downs during his career ahead of retirement

Bob Templeton graduated from A&M-Commerce (then East Texas State University) in 1973 with a degree in photojournalism.

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Bob Templeton, faculty adviser for Midland College’s student publications and former assistant editor of The East Texan, returned to his alma mater for the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association convention, hosted by A&M - Commerce. He took some time to reflect on his journalism career ahead of retiring next year.

Fraternity to begin construction on education center after delays

Members of Sigma Chi Fraternity had a ground breaking ceremony for a proposed educational center Oct. 14, 2017. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC smugmug

Jordan Ader, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The Zeta Eta chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity will begin construction of their long-awaited educational center on Lee St. next to A&M-Commerce within the coming months.

Hispanic organizations show off culture in annual celebration

President Mark Rudin and Fred Fuentes talk with a member of Kappa Delta Chi at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff.  East Texan Photo | Acacia Munoz

Charla Nalls, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Latin American student organizations have come together with S.E.E.D.S to host a month of events for Hispanic Heritage Month where they can showcase the culture of the different Latin American countries.

New turf on MAC courts inspires outdoor activities

The Morris Recreation Center installed turf on the MAC courts over the summer. East Texan Photo | Kylah Roach

Kylah Roach, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

After student concerns about the flooring on the MAC courts, turf has been laid. This change also presents the chance for more outdoor activities.

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

September 5, 2018

The Lion Food Pantry is open to all student begins it's first full semester on campus this fall and its first opening is in mid-September.

State Democratic candidates host town hall in Commerce

State Democratic candidates host town hall in Commerce

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

June 29, 2018

Two state democratic candidates held a town hall in on campus to discuss issues like education and taxes.

Upperclassmen face limited on-campus housing next semester

Prairie Crossing will only be available to Honors College, Regent Scholars, and graduate students next semester.

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018

By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter There are some shifts coming to the A&M – Commerce housing system starting in the fall. Upperclassmen will be designated to stay in West Halls, Smith Hall, Women’s Hall, or New Pride Apartments. 2018 high school graduates are able to stay in Pri...

Lions 2018 schedule announced: How do you top a national championship?

As the stadium lights shine down, Lions head coach Colby Carthel holds the championship trophy high above his head in celebration with his players. Carthel has brought the football program from consecutive 1-9 seasons before his arrival to three consecutive conference championships and, seen here, a national championship.

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018

BJ Laudermilk | Sports Editor Just months after a 37-27 victory over West Florida in the National Championship game, the A&M-Commerce Lions football team has learned their 2018 slate of opponents. With so much anticipation building to see the defending national champions back in action,...

President Keck responds to concerns over administrative pay raises

Photo Courtesy | Michael Barera

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer

March 9, 2018

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editors The A&M - Commerce Faculty Senate met with upper administration members  during its monthly meeting March 6 to discuss the concern of administration pay raises after faculty and staff were told there would not be raises this year. “I thought the r...

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