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Campus honors veterans with vigil

Cydnee Drake, Reporter

November 21, 2019

A&M-Commerce recognized veterans for their service at the 28th Annual Veterans Vigil on Nov. 7. The vigil was located in the Rayburn Student Center on the 2nd floor in the conference rooms. “The vigil is a cool way for student veterans on campus to get representation, and to also come together...

Operation Blue and Gold holds service day for students to give back to their community

Ambrasha Williams, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Operation Blue and Gold is a day of service for students, faculty and staff to give back to the Commerce community. While giving back is the main goal of this program, Operation Blue and Gold also provides a variety of community service and leadership opportunities for the students at Texas A&M...

Students upset about administrative response to Party Venue shooting

Jennifer Bussey, Co-Editor

October 28, 2019

The tragedy that occurred at The Party Venue has shaken the Texas A&M University – Commerce student body. Although the event was not school sanctioned, the majority of attendees go to school in Commerce. As of 4 p.m. today, a suspect has been arrested and both victims have been identified. The...

A&M-Commerce’s Pinaud walks stage and becomes USMC Officer on same weekend

Matt Pinaud throws up the Lion after commissioning into the USMC | Photo by Tyler McDonough

Tyler McDonough, Sr. Sports Reporter

May 13, 2019

By Tyler McDonough | Sr. Sports Reporter Texas A&M University-Commerce student Matthew Pinaud graduated not only once this past weekend, but twice, as the senior walked the stage on Saturday at the Field House, and on Sunday at Dallas Love Field to be commissioned from Officer Candidate S...

[Photos] Campus Recreation Hosts Kayaking Clinic

Alley Marrs(Front)/Grace Cato(Back) East Texan Photo | John Parsons

John Parsons, Staff Photographer

April 16, 2019

Campus Recreation hosted a kayaking clinic at Cain Pond on April 15 before a trip to Broken Bow, OK.

A Night of Female Empowerment

Photo courtesy of|Baltimore Sun

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

March 26, 2019

Taking place this Tuesday, the event has a theme of empowerment

Cold, flu season sticks around

Image of slippers and tissues.

Cyndee Drake and Todd Kleiboer

February 20, 2019

Cyndee Drake | Staff Reporter Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor With cold and flu season here, knowing steps to prevent an illness is very important, and TAMUC food services, maintenance, and other areas close to the school share their ways on preventing colds and flu. Within the arrival of cold an...

A&M-Commerce Theatre takes on “She Kills Monsters”

A battle axe prop used in She Kills Monsters

Lauryn Harris, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Along with action, comedy, and drama, She Kills Monsters also addresses sexuality.

Student government passes free menstrual product legislation

An image of menstrual products. Photo Courtesy | Pexels

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

February 15, 2019

Brianna Patt | Web Editor The Student Government Association (SGA) has passed legislation for free menstrual products on the A&M-Commerce campus to remedy the situation of a lack of available products at A&M-Commerce. The concept for this legislation came about when Vice President and Senate C...

After one semester, campus food pantry sees increased interest

Nikki Barnett opens the freezer unit that was donated to the pantry by Sodexo last semester.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 13, 2019

Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor After being open for a full semester, the Lion Food Pantry has seen success in providing resources to students during their scheduled openings, but there are a few areas that Nikki Barnett, student case manager who oversees the pantry, could see improvement. “We started to see more students ...

Activist and poet Kavi Ade visits campus

Kavi Ade (middle) talks to Dr. Robin Reid (right), Literature and Languages professor.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

February 8, 2019

Todd Kleiber | Co-Editor Activist and poet Kavi Ade presented his work based on his life experiences as a Black Trans Queer man at a poetry reading sponsored by Pride Alliance, SEEDS, Counseling Center, and other organizations at the Talbot Hall of Languages Feb. 6. “Ade’s poetry is a l...

Lion Wardrobe launches, offers career-building services

The student assistants working at the Lion Wardrobe.

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

John Parsons | Staff Reporter The Lion Wardrobe, located in Craddock Hall, opened for business Feb. 5, according to Lacey Henderson, Career Development director. The three student employees will assist patrons as much as they can. The operation is “student-run,” Bethany Ferrall, Caree...

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