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Texas A&M University-Commerce issues precautionary measures for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Esme Galvan, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Mark Rudin sent out a campus wide email about monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on campus with precautionary measures in place and stating their are no confirmed cases in the area.  The following measures have been implemented:         ...

Campus Ministry Looking to Kickstart Branch of “Students Demand Action”

Campus Ministry Looking to Kickstart Branch of “Students Demand Action”

Brianna Patt, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2020

Students Demand Action is a student organization and branch of “Moms for Action.” Though an on campus branch hasn’t been started yet,  Wesleyan Campus Ministry Pastor Brian Dierolf stated that he’s looking to contribute to one being started. He stated that he feels in light of how close the...

Bringing attention to the minimum wage in Texas

Bringing attention to the minimum wage in Texas

Ashley Peoples, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

By: Ashley Peoples | Staff Reporter Texas has not raised its minimum wage in 10 years while 21 states raised theirs at the start of 2020. According to an article published on March 5, 2019 by The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), a preemption law over minimum wage was passed in Texas in 2003...

PHOTO ESSAY: A Campus in Transition

PHOTO ESSAY: A Campus in Transition

Esme Galvan, News Editor

February 19, 2020

Amidst tragedy, the Lions came together to support each other as a pride and community in finding healing with each other.

Twentieth and twentieth-first century fashion history class

Cydnee Drake, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Liberal Arts has introduced a new class this semester for students who are interested in the history of fashion.  This new class, 20th and 21st Century Fashion History, will cover the meaning of fashion and the benefits it had on people throughout the year...

Civility Commitment at A&M Commerce

Lindsey Wiley, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Civility: The formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech. The idea of a Civility Commitment at Texas A&M University-Commerce was proposed by president Mark J. Rudin in January 2019 and implemented in the fall 2019.  The goal of the Civility Commitment is to “enhance civility and collegiality amon...

Why should active shooter safety training be requested?

Why should active shooter safety training be requested?

Esme Galvan, News Editor

February 19, 2020

The procedures during drills were consistent throughout my life; turn off the lights, turn off the projectors, move away from windows, stay under a desk and away from the door. Ignore knocks on the doors and even the announcements on the overhead speaker saying it was an all-clear; you never knew if...

Dr. Rudin releases Campus Action Safety Plan

Esme Galvan, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

In light of the Pride Rock Residence Hall shooting, Dr. Rudin has enacted a campus action safety plan. Emails were sent to students, staff and faculty concerning the future of security on campus.  Released on Feb. 10, the plan includes working with increasing patrols around campus and extending s...

Senate Bill 18 Seeks To Clarify Boundaries

Senate Bill 18 Seeks To Clarify Boundaries

Brianna Patt, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

Passed on June 10, 2019, Senate Bill 18 is an expressive activity bill designed to ensure the guidelines of Free Speech on a college campus are followed. “The legislature last session,” Governance Associate James Vanbebber said.” “Decided that we have a policy that explains and meets all ...

Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Brianna Patt, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

After the shooting incident on campus, the question of safety on campus and specifically in residence halls has bubbled up in my mind. While the shooting that took place was (from everything that is known) an isolated incident, it doesn’t necessarily help fully alleviate all of the stress and...

Omega Week: Career Network Day

Omega Week: Career Network Day

William Summers, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

By: William Summers | Staff Reporter During Jan 27-31, it was Omega week for the Omega Psi Phi fraternity at Texas A&M University-Commerce and they hosted various events throughout the week. During this week the organization held events around the campus like a student forum, canned food d...

Tutoring center, peer mentors are key to student success

Daniel Sanchez, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

By: Daniel Sanchez | Staff Reporter It is not always easy to ask for help but utilizing the tutoring services that the academic success center provides can lead to success for students struggling with study skills or challenging courses. Parents, professors and advisors are normally the ones urging...

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