The East Texan

SGA Looks Toward the Future

SGA Looks Toward the Future

Thomas Kent, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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The Student Government Association at Texas A&M University in Commerce is as busy as ever. As most students know, Homecoming is coming up very soon, adding a lot to the plates of most student organizations, our student government included. On the morning of October 29, as the A&M-Commerce Lio...

Shuttle Bus Services on Campus

Shuttle Bus Services on Campus

Cindy Rios, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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The idea of providing a shuttle bus service for students to get around campus has been talked about for years. Director of Safety and Risk Management, Derek Preas, says that no one actually acted on the ideas until just three years ago. Although the program does not have any dedicated shuttles, for the...

National Night Out Celebrated

National Night Out Celebrated

Tiara Murdock, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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National Night Out is an event that happens every year all across the nation. The purpose of this event shares a common mission for every student to come out and meet University police, local police, the fire department, and EMT. The community event developed in Commerce, Texas in the mid 2000`s. This e...

Commerce’s Disappearing Herd

Commerce’s Disappearing Herd

BJ Laudermilk, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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The students at Texas A&M University- Commerce might be a Pride of Lions, but according to the social media app Yik Yak, we are a Herd of Lions. That’s because the app designates groups of people in a certain area as a Herd. Yik Yak has been around since its launch in 2013. Two graduates of Furman ...

Students, Organizations To be Honored

Students, Organizations To be Honored

Breyanna Mason, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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The annual Student Organization Awards is hosted by Texas A&M University- Commerce in the Spring for recognition and support of all student organizations. There are ten total awards that can be won that include the highest student organization GPA award, outstanding student organization member awa...

Bookstores Taken to New Level

Bookstores Taken to New Level

Kolby Meshack, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


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Web Editor's Note: This is not the formatted text for articles. Most students at Texas A&M University Commerce believe that the local bookstores are only for renting, selling, and buying books. However, that is not the only case here at A&M Commerce. On-site manager at the East Texas Book...

Gee, Look at Those Ducks!

Gee, Look at Those Ducks!

Liliana Vasquez, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Gee Lake offers a home to generations and generations of wild ducks. Gee Lake is located in front to the Performing Arts Centers on the university campus. Ducks and ducklings roam the PAC and Art Building searching for the next nesting area. “They have ...

African Student Association and Pikes

African Student Association and Pikes

Cynthia Rios, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


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African Student Association The African Student Association focuses on creating an inclusive space for African students to express their culture as well as finding a fun way to inform people about African culture. Pikes Pi Kappa Alpha will be selling shirts for the group’s upcoming Fireme...

Brief-TRiO

Johnny Espinoza, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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TRiO offers a college-level academic foundation to students to help them succeed through a support system. To receive help, a student must first apply and get accepted into one of the TRiO programs. After acceptance, each student is paired up with a peer counselor to set up individual goals and tutoring...

Brief-Psy Chi National Honor Society

BreYanna Mason, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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The Psi Chi chapter national honor society for psychology is accepting applications for membership for students majoring or minoring in psychology. There are different requirements for undergraduates, graduates, and transfer students to be accepted that include GPA, credit hours, and being enrolled...

Brief-KETR Fall Pledge Drive

Jasmine Baker, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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As the community helps 88.9 KETR with its Fall Pledge Drive goal of $20,000, KETR still has a long way to go. “Almost $7,000 have been raised, funds usually trickle in after the drive with our mail campaign; it was sent out a month ago,” Carinne Manning, development coordinator of KETR, said....

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