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Fandom Society Offers Free Dance

Zene Amaning, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

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...

Campus Courtesy

Matthew Allen, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

Courtesy is an important part of society and how we interact with people in our everyday activities. “Courtesy is a basic need in everyone’s life,” Jakorey Thomas, junior criminal justice major said. “It should be given from all parties, but into day’s world, that sadly isn’t the case.” On...

Breaking Bread with the Dead

Breaking Bread with the Dead

Travis Hairgrove, Managing Editor

November 7, 2015

The colorful skull makeup and other skull-depicting artwork (calaveras) may be the most recognizable and visually striking tradition associated with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and do much to imbue the Mexican holiday with a sense of mystery, but the Office of Hispanic Enrollment and Retention...

Freshman Athletes Become Leaders in Classroom, On Field

Gary Lazard Jr., Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

From high school stand-out to incoming freshman in college, the Leadership Academy turns rookies into veterans. The Leadership Academy at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a program where freshman student athletes learn what it takes to be a leader, not only in the sports arena, but in the classroom...

Hiking Trip Gives Students Outdoor Skills

Wesley Sharp, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

A recent Outdoor Adventure three-day hiking trip gave students the opportunity to learn basic backpacking, survival, and navigation skills in the Ouachita Mountains for about 6 hours a day. Camp leaders taught students how to cook over an open fire with participants getting a chance to eat, mingle...

Forgetful Students Lock Keys in Vehicles

Kerry Wilson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

The winter air of February blew softly as Dylan Ramlochan made his way back to his 2006 Scion XB. After a night out with friends, he wanted to enter dream land on top of his warm mattress and between his plush blankets, the cool side of the pillow up, of course. However, his plans for a restful night...

Smoke Detectors and Burnt Popcorn

Kerry Wilson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015

Clung to the ceilings and walls of residence halls around Texas A&M University-Commerce, smoke detectors and fire alarms are the audible and visual call to action during fiery situations – and the inanimate accomplices of, well, everything else. Smoke detectors and fire alarms have a habit of...

Friendship is magic when de-stressing with ponies

Travis Hairgrove, Managing Editor

October 28, 2015

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Counseling Center hosted a DeStress Fest on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in which university students and staff visited four different stations located around campus to learn a variety of stress management techniques and how they can be conducive to improving one’s social,...

Suit Bank Added to Career Closet

Kelly Fulton, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

Texas A&M University – Commerce prides itself on preparing students for an interconnected world and now, thanks to a donation, the university can go one step further in helping students get their first job after graduation. Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp has given $5,000...

Richard Lampe Day

Mandi Carpenter, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

Dr. Lavell Hendricks, student affairs coordinator and assistant professor of counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce organized and created Richard Lampe Day, which was held recently. The department of psychology, counseling, and special education along with the college of education and human...

Lion Student Forum

Chevall Pryce, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

The monthly Lion Student Forum, hosted by Vice President Mary Hendrix, addressed the upcoming implementation of Senate Bill 11 and an increase in tuition. The forum focused on the tuition increase for incoming students in the fall 2016 from $3,716 to $3,874 and the tuition for graduate students from...

Fall Cub Huddle

Zene Amaning, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

The Fall Cub Huddle, scheduled Nov. 13 in the Lions Mane Cafeteria from 5:30-9 p.m. will feature face painting, live music, balloon animals, picture booth, food and photo opportunities with Lucky the Lion. The event, hosted by the Student Board of Directors by Sedexo, is a time for students and faculty...

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