The East Texan

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In “Legally Blonde,” Elle goes as a bunny to a masquerade. The iconic outfit is a corset, fishnets, and bunny ears. The fluffed up headband serves as the only identifying feature of the costume. The scene does show an example of a costume that highlights the body and not the outfit, and looking...

United States of Amnesia

United States of Amnesia

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

When it comes to American history, students usually receive a tale of noble men and women protecting their newfound country – in high school, that is. College students wondering why they must take history classes often discover another side to the stories told to them years prior. “In high school,...

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Horror Films: Vintage vs. Modern

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

October, the month when the leaves change from green to orange, the pumpkins are brought out in the open, and the weather gets a tad chilly. Most of all, its when the Horror genre peaks with movies like Dracula (1931). Some might prefer classics like Frankenstein (1931), or the more recent fair like...

Political Clowns

Political Clowns

October 20, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

With clowns and campaign woes taking the lion's share of the headlines these days, Christian Aleman decided to compile a neat, handy-dandy table for each presidential clown's-er, candidate's stance on important positions.

Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce announced

Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce announced

Mary Grace Rodriguez, A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

October 19, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Interim President Ray M. Keck announced on Tuesday that Noah Lord Nelson has been named Vice President for Media Relations/Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Commerce, effective October 1, 2016. Nelson, a 1973 journalism graduate of the university, is the first African American vice...

Texas A&M System Board of Regents announce finalist for A&M-Commerce president

Texas A&M System Board of Regents announce finalist for A&M-Commerce president

Mary Grace Rodriguez, A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

October 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents held a special telephonic meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Board of Regents annex of the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University, College Station. The Board convened and immediately recessed in executive session before...

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Greenville’s 7th Annual Bras for Cause Preps for Kick-off

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the annual Bras for the Cause, native to Greenville, has continued to flourish and make an impact on the community. Janeen Cunningham, the founder of this innovative nonprofit organization, began this back in 2009. A graduate of Greenville High and an alumna...

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Clarifying Black Lives Matter

Delon Johnson, Special Contributor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the crux of social calamity, the emergence of a movement specially tailored for black narratives has made itself ever prominent. These accounts shed light on what being black in America means. These narratives articulate the trials and tribulations that blacks are faced with living in today’s society....

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Feeding Hope: Local Food Pantry Offers Edible Aid

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Just a few blocks away from Henderson Hall, the home of Student Health Services, stands the First Presbyterian Church that houses a life-saving service: the Commerce Food Pantry. “We serve about between 30 to 40 families each week,” Food Pantry Board President Isabel Davis, who has worked for...

Dread-ful Discrimination

Dread-ful Discrimination

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

In the age of cultural diversity, it is hard to believe that miniscule factors, such as hairstyles can disqualify a person from earning an honest living. Sadly, however, discrimination against natural African-American hair is a reality in the professional world and entertainment business. Take for...

Lions Unbroken After First Loss this Season

Lions Unbroken After First Loss this Season

Dareious Scott, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming in at No. 4 in Division II, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions lost a hard fought battle to the Midwestern State University Mustangs (No. 7) 25-26, last Saturday in Memorial Stadium. The Lions were first on the scoreboard with a 31-yard field goal by kicker Kristov Martinez. The Mustangs...

The student news site of Texas A&M University-Commerce
Showcase