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Brief-Free Online Tutoring

Acacia Munoz, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Undergraduate students are automatically entered into a free online tutoring program after they pay student fees, making them eligible to connect to a community of more than 3,000 expert tutors whenever they want. All they have to do is login to http://www.tutor.com/TAMUC with their student ID and the password t...

Brief-Flu Season

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The flu is notorious for taking the world by storm and while flu season makes an appearance every year, the timing, duration, and severity is always unpredictable. That’s why it is important for students to be prepared at all times and helping stop the spread of flu by remembering the 3 C’s. Stay...

Brief-Volunteer Band Needed

Courtney Norman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


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Dancing Oak Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation is looking for 3-4 student volunteers to form a classic country music band. Specifically, the nursing and rehabilitation center is seeking volunteers skilled in the guitar and the drums. Volunteers will be expected to perform every Monday from 7-8 p.m....

Brief-Conversation and Writing Group

Sam Stevens, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Conversation and Writing Group has been organized through the Academic Success Center to help international students interested in sharing their culture with others, while simultaneously allowing them to practice their conversation and writing. The Academic Success Center is located in Room 103 of...

Revised Smoking Policy Clears the Air

Revised Smoking Policy Clears the Air

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

An approved campus-wide smoking policy is now in effect at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The policy prohibits smoke, vapor and tobacco products in housing facilities, athletic facilities, eating areas, and A&M-Commerce-owned buildings and vehicles. The policy also states that the rule applies...

Banding together for Amber

Banding together for Amber

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

The Pride Marching Band showed support for freshman horn player Amber Johnson, who was struck by a car at the Whitley Hall crosswalk on September 10, by wearing yellow ribbons during their rehearsal this past Thursday. “I think it’s in times like these, that you feel alone kind of, especially...

Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Within the past two weeks, two Texas A&M University-Commerce students have been hit be vehicles while using the crosswalks on campus. The first incident took place at the Culver Street crosswalk in front of Whitley Hall on Sept. 10, while the second occurred in front of the Rayburn Student Center...

Not a Drop to Drink

Not a Drop to Drink

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Students residing in Prairie Crossing voiced their questions and concerns at a town hall meeting organized by the Department of Safety and Risk Management Thursday in response to a water quality report in December 2015. “Is the water safe to drink?” Safety and Risk Management Director Derek Preas...

International Student Insurance Woes

International Student Insurance Woes

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Take a look at these numbers: 750, 846, and 947. Guess what these are. They are the amounts of money international students have paid for school insurance premiums during the fall semesters of 2014, 2015, and 2016. You can figure out how the premium significantly increased. Insurance premiums were a...

Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained

Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

Most people who have been in Commerce for three or more years are well familiar with how severe cricket invasions can get in the early fall. The wall-covering blankets of chirping insects and the foul odor one notices before even setting eyes on the swarm is one of those things that A&M-Commerce...

How to Start Your Own Student Organization

How to Start Your Own Student Organization

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2016


Filed under Student Life

If a student has ever wanted to join a Pokemon Go club, but realized that that club doesn’t exist - there’s nothing stopping them from starting one. On Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. in the Rayburn Student Center Conference Room A, there will be a New Student Organization Workshop. This event will be an...

Ag Department Sees Steady Rise

Ag Department Sees Steady Rise

Imogené Wofford, Entertainment Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

Texas A&M University-Commerce’s School of Agriculture has had a 20 percent increase in student enrollment, graduate students making up most of the new enrollees with a small amount of undergraduates. The increase in graduate enrollment is contributed to the recruitment program that offers free...

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