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Student Receives Rigorous But Fulfilling Internship

Student Receives Rigorous But Fulfilling Internship

Diana Vasquez, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

Rachael Hildebrandt, senior student Texas A&M University-Commerce majoring in business management and minoring in international business, is packing up and heading to Memphis, Tenn. next spring for an internship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hildebrandt, who’s scheduled to graduate...

Interfaith Dialogue Relates and Unifies Students

Chevall Pryce, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under News, Student Life

Judaism and Christianity began relating to one another after conversation and explanation during an interfaith dialogue hosted by the Serving Engaged Empowered and Diverse Students (SEEDS) suite on Nov. 11. SEEDS invited Rabbi Neal Katz and Priest Anwar Khalifa to have an open discussion and sharing...

Improv Troupe Brings Laughs and Smiles

Improv Troupe Brings Laughs and Smiles

Wesley Sharp, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


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Cricket City, a comedic improv group, unites students with different backgrounds and majors to spread laughter and entertainment throughout the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Cricket City, formed and recognized on campus in 1999, is a 14-member organization specializing in improvisational...

Student DJ Graduates, Reflects on Time

Student DJ Graduates, Reflects on Time

Keilah Whitaker, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

DJ Sammy is one musician on campus that is always performing. Samuel Brisby, aka DJ Sammy, is a graduating senior at Texas A&M University- Commerce, majoring in communications. His medium of music is beat producing and DJ-ing. Raised in North Texas, the 23-year-old found his passion for this...

Sorority To Sell Pancakes for Philanthropy

Kelly Fulton, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under News, Student Life

Chi Omega’s annual “Chi-Hop” fundraiser benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation is set for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Baptist Student Ministry. “Chi-Hop is exactly how it sounds. We set up a pancake dinner and sell tickets to raise money for our philanthropy. This is the seventh year we’ve...

The American Chemical Society

Kelly Fulton, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


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The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a campus organization dedicated to bringing people together who share same common interests, passions and ambitions. “We do a wide range of things including educating those of all ages about science, promoting the STEM field, community service, and encouraging...

Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences

Hannah Clark, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


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Texas A&M University-Commerce has a diverse international student population but some students never get a chance to learn about their international classmates’ culture or ethnic ties. A common issue that is described as the hardest part of adjusting to a different culture is usually food. “We...

Judicial Affairs

Sara Wray, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under News, Student Life

The office of judicial affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce strives to oversee student conduct on campus. The goal for the office is to address behavioral misconduct in a way that will educate students toward civility and upholding ethical ideals. The office also handles student concerns as...

Shuttle Service Offers Free Transportation On, Off-Campus

Imogene Wofford, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under News, Student Life

Texas A&M University- Commerce has been developing and experimenting with the student shuttle services. “The idea to have shuttle services came from piggy-backing on a few of the other universities in the Texas A&M University System,” Adam Norris, risk management coordinator, said. “I...

Local Rapper Aims to Set the Trend

Devante Durgan, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under A&E, Student Life

Chris Harris, aka Trendsetter, has his mind set on the music, and at 22, he has been involved in hip-hop for five years. “The music took my attention as I was a sophomore in high school,” Harris said. He did not waste much time searching for an inspiration to help him with lyrics and beats,...

Game Room Offers a Short Escape from Classes

Wesley Sharp, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Student Life

The game room inside the Sam Rayburn Student Center entertains university students and the community with a number of activities at an inexpensive price. The game room offers a pool and air hockey table as well as games for the PlayStation 4, Xbox 1, and the Wii. Club Manager, Edwin Nash, said...

Fandom Society Offers Free Dance

Zene Amaning, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under News, Student Life

The Haunted Hospital Halloween Dance was a free event presented by the Fandom Society, the official science fiction and fantasy group of Texas A&M University-Commerce. “The dance was a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone to come out and learn about our organization,” organization member...

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