The East Texan

Mass Media Journalism-what it is and what it does

The Journalism/Computer Science Building

John Parsons, Columnist

April 24, 2020

Mass Media Journalism includes The East Texan newspaper, the Special magazine, KKOM radio, public relations, television/film studies and advertising. It is in the literature and languages department of the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts. The program provides far greater returns th...

Our university has responded appropriately to the coronavirus

Campus crossroads stands deserted

John Parsons, Columnist

April 4, 2020

Texas A&M University-Commerce has been proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus defined as a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans, according to the World Health Organization, by taking measures that reduce the spread of the virus. The coron...

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”

Group of students demand action protesting

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

Smaller local restaurants like Los Mochis would find it difficult stay in business if the minimum
wage was raised too high.

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

Residents smile next to the snow covered bicycles behind Phase III.

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

A universities designated free speech zone|courtesy of American Civil Liberties Union

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

Officers standing outside of Pride Rock| courtesy of Juan Figueroa, AP

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...

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