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Uncertainty for student due to documentation status

Uncertainty for student due to documentation status

Evangelina Morales, Senior Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

By Evangelina Morales | Senior Reporter Seven years ago, Jose Eduardo Guzman and his family had to move from Mexico to the United States because someone was threatening them. “We were not able to go out, not even go to the school because some people would follow us wherever we went,” Guz...

Campus food pantry expected to open in March

Campus food pantry expected to open in March

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Taking heed from hundreds of other colleges and universities around the nation, a food pantry will open in Craddock Hall Unit 1A in March with no exact date being set. “As student case manager, I work with lots of students that are going through different crises, ...

“To let a new generation, new ideas come forward”

“To let a new generation, new ideas come forward”

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

January 30, 2018


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Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor With the book “College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be” sitting on the coffee table in front of him and the NCAA plaque commemorating the recent football championship shining on the windowsill, President Ray Keck III explained his decision to step down effective Aug. 31. “I very...

Puerto Rican statehood?

Puerto Rican statehood?

Christian Aleman, Acacia Muñoz, and Evangelina Morales

November 30, 2017


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By Christian Aleman, Acacia Muñoz, and Evangelina Morales | Managing Editor, Feature Editor, and Senior Reporter The territory of Puerto Rico has recently taken the national spotlight as two powerful hurricanes ravaged the island and left its residents with severe damage and a power grid tha...

¿Estadidad Puertorriqueña?

¿Estadidad Puertorriqueña?

Christian Aleman and Acacia Muñoz

November 30, 2017


Filed under En Español, News, Showcase

Escrito por Christian Aleman, Acacia Muñoz y Evangelina Morales | Managing Editor, Feature Editor, and Senior Reporter El territorio de Puerto Rico recientemente ha tomado la atención nacional ya que dos poderosos huracanes devastaron la isla y dejo a sus residentes con daños severos y...

UCD relocation postponed to June 1

UCD relocation postponed to June 1

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

November 28, 2017


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By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Universities Center at Dallas (UCD) will postpone its relocation to El Centro College until June 1 following an open forum between student, parents, and university officials Nov. 16. “It [the postponement] was a direct result of it [the forum],” President ...

UCD to move classes to El Centro College

UCD to move classes to El Centro College

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


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By Imogené Wofford | Co-Editor On Nov. 7 Texas A&M University-Commerce’s University Centers at Dallas (UCD) and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) signed an agreement at a board meeting to relocate UCD’s classes to El Centro College. Discussion for the relocation began in the late summer and earl...

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Reimagine Commerce: Planning for Revitalization

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The city of Commerce and university are jointly considering a long-term plan named “Reimagine Commerce” to improve safety, beauty, and city tax revenue that will reshape certain areas inside the city. “The concept of having our community that surrounds our university to reflect the university's...

DACAmented students await six months for Congress solution

DACAmented students await six months for Congress solution

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

September 14, 2017


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Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last week. The announcement came after a weekend newsbreak from various national news sources suggesting that President Donald Trump would rescind former President Barack...

A Great Man Honors Another

A Great Man Honors Another

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As a large crowd of A&M-Commerce students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered outside the Hall of Languages braving the sweltering heat, the voice of student Malik Heard soared over the University Chorale, singing the words, “Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel/Sun in the sky, you know how...

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Sodexo’s Food Graded as ‘F’, But Other Factors Come into Play

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 20, 2017


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With society choosing to opt toward more processed foods on the grounds of taste or convenience, it may prove tough for consumers and the food industry to tow the line of health standards, and Sodexo, a leading life services company that provides its services to over 850 university and college campuses...

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

With 80% support, the athletic fee referendum fee passes.

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A student referendum has decided how the university will go forward in hiring faculty by choosing to increase the athletic fee, passing 1687 in favor to 408 against. “The whole of purpose of this referendum is that any student who comes to Commerce should finish in four years,” Dean of Students Dr. ...

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