The East Texan

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.

TAMUC Launches Relationship Support Group

Brianna Patt, Senior Writer

October 8, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce has created a Relationship Support Group partnered with Women In Need. According to Elisabet Martinez, victim outreach coordinator, the support group was inspired by conversations with Women in Need, Inc. about student needs.  “Since April of 2020, Women in ...

Safe Walk Program

In the picture From left to right:


-Armando Rodriguez;       working on second bachelors in Equine Science.

-Savannah Shaw;                 Freshman            Elementary Education

-Sgt. Ray Dittrich ;               Community Engagement Sergeant

-Elizabeth Gray;                   Junior                    Child & Family Studies

-Megal Nathan;                   Freshmen           Chemistry

Cydnee Drake, Writer

October 2, 2020

The Texas A&M University-Commerce police department has introduced Safe Walk, a new program for the safety of students and staff. “Safe Walk is a way to give students, faculty and staff a peace of mind about their security while being on campus,” Ray Dittrich, Sgt. / Criminal Investigations...

A&M-Commerce Cancels Spring Break 2021

Dr. Mark Rudin, president, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Esme Galvan, Senior Writer

October 1, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce students received an email from Dr. Mark Rudin, president, on Oct. 1 announcing that Spring Break 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions to reduce travel-based exposures. The announcement includes revisions to the academic calendar. The email states: Dear...

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