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A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

A&M-Commerce professor encouraged by former Pentagon inspector general to run for U.S. House of Representatives

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As always, but especially after this tumultuous 2016 presidential election, a great many people are concerned with and puzzled over what steps (and in which direction) the U.S. should take in matters both foreign and domestic. And, connected to this is a common opinion that the government needs a bottom-to-top...

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Forging Ahead Through Peaks and Valleys

Alissa Silva, Managing Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“I’m going to start this by making everyone uncomfortable.” Social justice activist and senior justice writer at New York Daily News Shaun King started off his presentation at Texas A&M University- Commerce campus by grabbing the audience’s attention with this anticipation-filled remark. With...

Peaceful Post-Election Protest in Pictures

Peaceful Post-Election Protest in Pictures

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

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Keck named permanent president

Keck named permanent president

Mary Grace Rodriguez, TAMU-C Marketing and Communications

November 10, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Dr. Ray M. Keck was named permanent president of Texas A&M University-Commerce by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Thursday, Nov. 10. “I am so glad that Dr. Keck will continue to lead Texas A&M University-Commerce,” said Cliff Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Regents....

A Vote is Never Wasted

A Vote is Never Wasted

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Dad, why did the school get torn down?” “Because I didn’t vote.” “Dad, why did those nice, tan people go away?” “Because I didn’t vote.” “Dad, why did they let that mean person in the big, white house?” “Because we didn’t vote.” While this might not be...

A Flame of Hope Still Burns for America’s Veterans

A Flame of Hope Still Burns for America’s Veterans

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

This year marks the 25th Annual Veterans Vigil, hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce. On Wednesday, Nov. 9 there will be an opening ceremony that will begin at 10 a.m. in the Sam Rayburn Student Center Mall. Following this, the Eternal Flame will be lit until the next day at the Closing Ceremony....

PETA Calls Out Ag Dept: President Ray Keck makes changes in response to past animal rights violations.

PETA Calls Out Ag Dept: President Ray Keck makes changes in response to past animal rights violations.

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

When the new president came to the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dr. Keck brought a zero tolerance policy for the neglect and mistreatment of university-owned animals, after reading about an incident involving the death of a pregnant, A&M-Commerce-owned horse. PETA (People for the...

Angelo State Rambelles Narrowly Edge Out Lions in Soccer Match

Angelo State Rambelles Narrowly Edge Out Lions in Soccer Match

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite claiming the title of co-champions of the Lone Star Conference, Lady Lions’ soccer was edged out by Angelo State’s Rambelles Sunday afternoon 1-0 at home on Senior Day. After a 7-1 blowout against UT-Permian Basin at home, the Lions had looked to defend their perfect home record against...

A Game Changer Either Way: Election Watch Party to give students a chance to witness history in the making

A Game Changer Either Way: Election Watch Party to give students a chance to witness history in the making

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The 2016 general election day is coming and the Election Watch Party will be held at the A&M–Commerce Student Center Club on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. “Government only works if people pay attention and take an interest, so this watch party will help maintain that interest among the student population...

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As of today, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for various specified medical purposes, which include providing pain relief or symptom alleviation for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and glaucoma. Texas just barely makes it onto...

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

The Bible and the Ballot: Evangelicals weigh in on the two main presidential candidates

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

This election year we have two clowns running the most important race that can be ran - the race to be the president of the United States. These two candidates are raising moral, controversial questions that have people of faith concerned with who they should vote for. “The evangelicals that have...

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

I have often heard the phrase “pain is temporary, GPA is forever.” The phrase circled my head last week as I studied for midterms at 2 a.m., running on highly caffeinated coffee and little sleep. Now that the exam-ridden week is over, I wonder if GPA truly does follow students around forever. Throughout...

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