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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...

Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes new initiative

Kylah Roach, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2020

By: Kylah Roach | Staff Reporter Texas A&M University - Commerce Venture College has started The Aurora Initiative with the help of University President and CEO, Dr. Mark Rudin.  “The Aurora Initiative is a student organization sponsored by Venture College that teaches and assists students and facul...

The Holiday Gala ushers in the holiday season

Ayobami Olayiowla, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The Holiday Gala is an annual holiday celebration that took place December 6 & 7 in the Finney Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert celebration has a multitude of performances put on by the students and all the different departments in the music building. Dr. Hooper, Dr. Clements, and Dr. Yahl are ...

Silent auction held for trip to Greece

Silent auction held for trip to Greece

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Leadership Without Limits held a silent auction in the Rayburn Student Center atrium on Dec. 3 to raise funds for their May 2020 trip to Greece. This will be an immersive study abroad trip with cultural and service opportunities. They intend to visit university and government buildings. The trip ...

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