The East Texan

Hunt County Veterans Day Observances planned

Jon McFadden, Writer

October 23, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to force cancelation of many things, two Commerce groups are working  to ensure that honoring those who have and are serving won’t be overlooked this Veterans Day.  The Rotary Club of Commerce and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Veterans and Military  Services off...

Texas A&M University- Commerce’s Students on the Importance of Voting

Devon Norton, Writer

October 23, 2020

The Presidential Election of 2020, to be held on Nov. 3, is an opportunity for Commerce’s eligible college students to exercise their right to vote, and many of them have  specific thoughts on its importance.  To gauge how students see the vote, some on-campus residents were asked how  impor...

Life Lessons 3 Texas A&M University-Commerce Students Learned in the Pandemic

Huner Sharma, Writer

October 23, 2020

The global pandemic made three students of Texas A&M University-Commerce learn life lessons after experiencing changes in their lifestyle.  Elizabeth Connelly is an online student at A&M-Commerce and the pandemic made her  realize that she took some parts of her daily life for granted a...

Blue Painter’s Tape—The COVID-19 Conditional

Esme Galvan, Senior Writer

October 19, 2020

I picked up my sister’s orchestra music sheets the other day. It always feels odd to return to your alma mater, especially as an alumnus. I am very familiar with my high school; the all-brick exterior, gray walls interior and even grayer doors. I was familiar with the hub of activity even after the ...

The Value Of The Unity March

Brianna Patt, Senior Writer

October 18, 2020

A Unity March was held Oct. 9 with student organizations and sororities in attendance as an initiative to allow students to connect as a community. Beginning at the amphitheater located near the Halladay building with students and staff alike walking from there to the Rayburn Student Center.  ...

Commerce businesses cope with COVID-19

DJ Spencer, Writer

October 18, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, local businesses have been forced to cope in different ways and even change their business model. One industry that has been hit hard is the restaurant industry as local establishments have faced a variety of challenges on how they operate. McKay’s Country Kitc...

Mass Media and Journalism program

Aliyah Sabir, Writer

October 18, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce will no longer be offering the BA/BS degrees in mass media and journalism after student complaints of program inadequacy and the university’s decision to focus on new endeavors. Phase-out steps have already begun but the decision only affects incoming students, as...

Sista 2 Sista

Troy Stiggers, Writer

October 18, 2020

Sista 2 Sista is a living-learning community meant to empower, strengthen and grow Black women on campus. According to the Sista 2 Sista Twitter page, the group began activities in 2018 and continues to provide a space for participants to be accepted for who they are. S2S has assisted participants ...

Veterans Day Observance

Jon McFadden, Writer

October 18, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to force cancellations of various activities and events, two Commerce groups are working to ensure that honoring those who have and are serving won’t be overlooked this Veterans Day. The Commerce Rotary Club and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Veterans and Military S...

Lion Food Pantry to be open Oct. 21

John Parsons, Editor

October 15, 2020

Student Advocacy & Support announced that The Lion Food Pantry will be open 12-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Craddock Hall. All Texas A&M University-Commerce students are welcome but must use the link below to sign-up before arriving at the pantry. The Lion Pantry Visit Form Link: ht...

University recognizes National Coming Out Day [Photo Gallery]

Garvin Lake with the Performing Arts Center in the background

John Parsons, Editor

October 12, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce recognized National Coming Out Day by lighting the main entrance and Garvin Lake in a rainbow of colors.

Unity March [Photo Gallery]

Lions showed their pride in Texas A&M University-Commerce at the conclusion of the Unity March

John Parsons, Editor

October 9, 2020

The Committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion held a Unity March Oct. 9 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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