The East Texan

One legacy ends, another begins

One legacy ends, another begins

BJ Laudermilk, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the first time since the turn of the century, the Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team has hired a new head coach. Jaret von Rosenberg, an assistant head coach at the University of Hartford, will become the fourth head coach of the Lions since they joined Division II, and...

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Fee Increase Faces ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A movement by some members of the student body has sprung forward against the increase in the athletic fee that a near-future referendum will decide, and graduate student Chris Lindsey, the leader of the movement, mainly cites the imbalance in cultural focus between athletics and academics among other...

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With pending state legislation that includes a senate bill proposing the freezing of tuition at state institutions of higher education for the next four years and another calling for each college or university to reduce their budget by 15 percent for the next academic year, growing universities like...

A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture

A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Three months left to go, and the 85th Texas State Legislative Session has already proven to be an especially heated one. Passionate battles over transgender bathroom rights, the explicit ban of sanctuary cities, and (of course) more gun law reforms have all sparked their share of fierce debates, but...

Sanctuary Debate Heats Up

Sanctuary Debate Heats Up

Christian Aleman, Acacia Munoz, Evangelina Morales, and Johnny Espinoza

February 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The sanctuary movement continues as undocumented people and supporters fight on to create safe environments to continue living their “American Dream,” but federal and state officials threaten to cut funding to cities or state institutions if they should decide to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Gov....

ASPIRE-ing to New Heights

ASPIRE-ing to New Heights

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

ASPIRE is a project that aims to raise the level of education and increase the quality of life to Commerce and the surrounding areas and is a collaboration between A&M-Commerce’s College of Education and Human Services, Commerce ISD, and the City of Commerce. Head of the collaboration is Dean...

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Christian Aleman, Johnny Espinoza, Evangelina Morales, and Acacia Munoz

February 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The idea of designating a university as a “sanctuary campus” has come up among college students at universities around the nation the past several months and, having gained traction before the presidential election, is still being discussed. A sanctuary campus is similar to the idea of a sanctuary...

Refugee Ban

Refugee Ban

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Trump released an executive order named, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States" on Friday January 27, 2016.

Crosswalk Crisis

Crosswalk Crisis

Alex Medrano, Opinion Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

“Crosswalks are crosswalks. If you, as a human being, make the active decision to close your eyes and walk straight into a street, there is no amount of training that’s going to fix that.”

New Age Protests and Threats

New Age Protests and Threats

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Aside from the worry over the potential hacking of Clinton's private server or the hacking of the DNC, the threat of hacking reaches farther in the public life than many want to guess. Cyberattacks from China and Russia in an attempt to effect change have made some anxious about the security of n...

After the Fact…

After the Fact…

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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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