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One Nation Under a Groove

One Nation Under a Groove

Brenda Perez, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“When it comes to talking about justice, this is not primarily a matter of what your politics are, what label I could put you under. It is about being true,” Dr. Cornel West said. Dr. Cornel West addressed the large crowd of students gathered in the Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Commerce...

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

After the War: University Counseling Group Formed for Community Veterans

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

A new veteran’s support group has recently formed on campus through the Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic and focuses on group therapy for veterans of the Global War on Terror. “What it is is a group that will focus on the issues of reintegration from military life back into civilian...

Students Become International Film Critics

Students Become International Film Critics

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The 19th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival premiered ten films from around the world, which included the Texas A&M University-Commerce. While the movies and subject matter dealt with varying subjects, some more disturbing than others, they all represented an individual artist. The films ranged...

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

For over six weeks now, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the Star Spangled Banner before games in protest of “a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” has stoked the flames of many a social media flame war. Three weeks later, after the tragic shooting...

Yeezy Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Dallas

Yeezy Brings Saint Pablo Tour to Dallas

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Showcase

World famous artist, rapper, singer, designer, and entertainer Kanye West took the (floating) stage at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sept. 22, while on his Saint Pablo tour promoting his latest album The Life of Pablo. Before he even ascended onto the floating stage, the crowd tried to coa...

Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Are the Days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Ever think about getting on the Internet and being able to search whatever you want, without anyone looking over your shoulder? President Obama is proposing that the oversight of the Internet be turned over from the U.S. Government to a global organization called Internet Corporation for Assigned...

Lions 4-0 After Claw Biter

Lions 4-0 After Claw Biter

Dareious Scott, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Commerce Lions are now 4-0 after a hard-fought 38-36 victory over Texas A&M Kingsville Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. The Lions were able to block a potential game winning kick as time expired late in the fourth. Senior running back Richard Cooper carried the ball 19 times and posted a...

Lions Maintain Control for 2-0 Win

Lions Maintain Control for 2-0 Win

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lady Lions soccer team opened their first conference game by shutting out the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds 2-0 and dominated in almost every statistical measurement. The Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team headed into the game on a two-win streak, and Eastern New Mexico had only won...

Banding together for Amber

Banding together for Amber

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

The Pride Marching Band showed support for freshman horn player Amber Johnson, who was struck by a car at the Whitley Hall crosswalk on September 10, by wearing yellow ribbons during their rehearsal this past Thursday. “I think it’s in times like these, that you feel alone kind of, especially...

Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Within the past two weeks, two Texas A&M University-Commerce students have been hit be vehicles while using the crosswalks on campus. The first incident took place at the Culver Street crosswalk in front of Whitley Hall on Sept. 10, while the second occurred in front of the Rayburn Student Center...

Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Students residing in Prairie Crossing voiced their questions and concerns at a town hall meeting organized by the Department of Safety and Risk Management Thursday in response to a water quality report in December 2015. “Is the water safe to drink?” Safety and Risk Management Director Derek Preas...

International Student Insurance Woes

International Student Insurance Woes

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Take a look at these numbers: 750, 846, and 947. Guess what these are. They are the amounts of money international students have paid for school insurance premiums during the fall semesters of 2014, 2015, and 2016. You can figure out how the premium significantly increased. Insurance premiums were a...

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