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National Night Out held at A&M-Commerce

Students feed a piglet at the petting zoo. East Texan Photo | John Parsons

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

Residential Living and Learning and the University Police Department (UPD) teamed up to host National Night Out Oct. 23 in the Phase II courtyard. The event included hot dogs, a live band, a petting zoo, airbrush tattoos and bungee jumping.

Author Cecilia García Akers speaks on father’s legacy

Cecilia Garcia-Akers holds her book

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

October 18, 2018

By Brianna Patt | Web Editor Author Cecilia García Akers spoke to A&M-Commerce students about her father and civil rights activist Dr. Hector P. García, continuing his legacy as part of the Latino American Mentorship Program speaker series Oct. 17 “One of his greatest strengths was tak...

Dr. Christina Bejarano speaks on US politics and the Latin Influence

This event provided insight into Latin Americans pull for both political parties| Photo courtesy of University of Kansas site

Brianna Patt, Web editor

October 13, 2018

Christina Bejarano encouraged pushing Latin Americans we see as candidates to run.

Salsa night event held for Hispanic Heritage month

Salsa night offered a chance to learn the dance style| Photo courtesy of Wonderlist

Brianna Patt, Web editor

October 12, 2018

Salsa night serves to inform and celebrate an aspect of Hispanic Heritage.

Career Development aids students with resume building

Career Brad Chilcote (right) talks to a student at a Career Development event. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC Marketing Communications

October 10, 2018

By Kylah Roach | Staff Reporter This fall semester, Career Development has been hosting a workshop series on resumes and cover letters for each college at A&M-Commerce to aid in students landing their desired jobs after graduation. “Rather than giving my typical ‘how to write a resume...

Cricket City Improv holds auditions, adds 10 members

Jennifer Bussey, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Jennifer Bussey | Staff Reporter The student improv group on campus, Cricket City Improv, recently held auditions for their 2018 group. The audition process consisted of improv games lead by current members and an exercise titled “Yes and” where students must continue a story sentence by s...

Fraternity to begin construction on education center after delays

Members of Sigma Chi Fraternity had a ground breaking ceremony for a proposed educational center Oct. 14, 2017. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC smugmug

Jordan Ader, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The Zeta Eta chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity will begin construction of their long-awaited educational center on Lee St. next to A&M-Commerce within the coming months.

Hispanic organizations show off culture in annual celebration

President Mark Rudin and Fred Fuentes talk with a member of Kappa Delta Chi at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff.  East Texan Photo | Acacia Munoz

Charla Nalls, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Latin American student organizations have come together with S.E.E.D.S to host a month of events for Hispanic Heritage Month where they can showcase the culture of the different Latin American countries.

Poet Ashlee Haze, others perform at Commerce poetry slam

Ashlee Haze performing

Jennifer Bussey, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018

By Jennifer Bussey | Staff Reporter Spoken word poet Ashlee Haze performed at a poetry slam hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) Sept. 27. Haze has been writing poetry since she was ten and is a two-time “Woman of the World Poetry Slam” finalist. She is known as “Big 30” for her consistent...

Eco Reps bring environmental awareness to students

A photo from a Gee Lake cleanup event held by EcoLions, a related group that works with Eco Reps. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter At A&M Commerce, the Eco Reps are present to educate students about the university's sustainability awareness program. With the community's assistance and student participation, they have expanded to bigger projects due to increasing turnouts that have ex...

Cosplay 101: How a hobby from popular culture was turned into a class

Cosplay 101: How a hobby from popular culture was turned into a class

Charla Nalls, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

A&M - Commerce offers a cosplay course through the theater department and is open to all students.

Hammocks placed around campus as part of mental health initiative

Hammock Grove between New Pride Residence Hall and the Morris Recreation Center

Kylah Roach, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2018

   Kylah Roach | Staff Reporter  A&M-Commerce added two locations for hammocks around campus as part of the Student Government Association’s initiative for student mental health.   The Hammock Grove locations are between New Pride Residence Hall and the Morris Recreation C...

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