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Campus Comment: Kneeling during the anthem and must do’s in Commerce

Campus Comment: Kneeling during the anthem and must do’s in Commerce

Selam Orion and Alexus Parker

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Jazmin Cortez, sophomore What's your opinion on kneeling during the anthem?: "No one is happy with the country. No one is going to pay respect to the flag if they aren't respected." What are some must do's in Commerce?: "Munchie Night. A sorority has an event where restaurants in the community give out fre...

Etch It invades The RSC

Etch It invades The RSC

Tyler McDonough, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Student Life

The A&M-Commerce Campus Activities Board (CAB) put on the Etch It program on Sept. 20 in the Rayburn Student Center. The CAB is always putting on activities but this particular event was a big hit drawing in nearly 50 students in by the first 45 minutes. The event is student led and is an opport...

“Diversity University” Comes to Commerce

“Diversity University” Comes to Commerce

Jennifer Bussey, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The Serving Engaged Empowered and Diverse Students office, better known as SEEDS, and the Campus Activities Board collaborated together to host Diversity University: a show in which two speakers, Monti Washington and Julia Garcia, show students the importance of being accepting and tolerant of each other,...

Campus Shuttles Receive an Update

Campus Shuttles Receive an Update

Jennifer Bussey, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life

With a campus the size of A&M-Commerce and weather as hot as Texas, students without cars need an alternate transportation system to travel around campus. That is where the Campus Shuttle system comes in. For years, a shuttle bus has been available for students and staff to give their legs much...

Students Make Connections, Look Toward Careers

Students Make Connections, Look Toward Careers

Deatrik Bledsoe and Deatrik Bledsoe

September 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The students of Texas A&M University Commerce had the opportunity to see the different careers that they could enter after their studies at the Career Boot Camp in the Rayburn Student Center on Sept. 14. The program recommended that students bring a resume to the event so that the jobs can look...

Spotify and Hulu Offer Single Bundle for Students

Spotify and Hulu Offer Single Bundle for Students

Robert Delcastillo, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Spotify and Hulu recently announced that both of their streaming services will be combined into a single bundle for $4.99 per month for students. Spotify Premium for students is already at $4.99 a month, so the Hulu service is essentially complimentary. Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu,...

Good times are a’brewing

Good times are a’brewing

Spencer Nelson, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The party made famous at football tailgates won’t be dying down this season as A&M-Commerce’s Memorial Stadium has become the first Division II school to start selling alcohol during the games. Sodexo food services has signed a new contract that allows alcohol to be distributed to students...

Commerce lends a helping hand

Commerce lends a helping hand

Imogené Wofford, Co-Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

In a time of need Texans do what Texans do best, show compassion and caring through helping thy neighbor. A few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made his way through Houston, TX and the surrounding areas taking 71 confirmed lives as of September 6, with 70 of those from the United States. According to...

University Growth & Construction Causes Parking Strain

University Growth & Construction Causes Parking Strain

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Students have voiced concern and confusion about limited parking on campus due to the construction of Texas A&M University Commerce’s new nursing building and the general growth of the student body. Donna Spinato, Chief of University Police, said that a consulting firm is currently working with...

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins with a Fiesta

Evangelina Morales, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

This coming Sept. 14 the Serving Engaged Empowered and Diverse Students Office will host an event celebrating the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Hispanic cultures, languages, traditions, and acknowledge the presence of Hispanic and Latin American...

Lions Go Abroad

Lions Go Abroad

Ahnaliese Bell, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

On July 5th this summer, a group of TAMU-C students boarded an 11 hour flight to Paris, France. They would later travel to Bayeux, and then London. Along the way, they would get to experience things such as the Parisian catacombs, Stonehenge, and the London Eye. The students chose to spend their XX...

A Great Man Honors Another

A Great Man Honors Another

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

As a large crowd of A&M-Commerce students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered outside the Hall of Languages braving the sweltering heat, the voice of student Malik Heard soared over the University Chorale, singing the words, “Birds flyin’ high, you know how I feel/Sun in the sky, you know how...

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