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Get into Gear for the Outdoors

Get into Gear for the Outdoors

Thomas Kent, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Outdoor Adventure at Texas A&M-Commerce offers many ways for students to blow off steam and get exercise as well as the gear necessary for those activities. Near campus there is 5 miles worth of bike trail, a challenge course, disc golf course, a zip line, and at the Morris Rec Center there is a cl...

Let’s Get Ready to Zumba

Let’s Get Ready to Zumba

Liliana Vasquez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


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The Morris Recreation Center on campus provides several group fitness activities for all students. The $12 million facility is open to students of A&M University Commerce and includes a 45-foot climbing wall, 3-lane jogging track, racquetball, basketball and volleyball courts, fitness rooms, e...

A Full Ride to the Pride

A Full Ride to the Pride

Evangelina Morales, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Honors College is a full-ride scholarship to extraordinary students who have completed a significant piece of work. “We accept 50 senior students that came directly from high school every year” Dr. Raymond Green, Professor of Psychology and Dean of Honors, said. President Keith D. McFarlan...

Rural Mental Health Forum to be Held

Rural Mental Health Forum to be Held

Christian Aleman, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The Nursing Department at A&M-Commerce, in conjunction with Hunt Regional Healthcare and the College of Education and Human Services, will host the first Rural Mental Health Forum on Oct. 19 in the Student Center conference rooms. “After the first meeting we had, President Keck asked Hunt Reg...

Breast Cancer Awareness on Campus

Breast Cancer Awareness on Campus

Acacia Munoz, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


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Texas A&M University-Commerce is honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual international health campaign organized by partnerships of national public service organizations, government agencies, and professional medical associations. Together t...

Dread-ful Discrimination

Dread-ful Discrimination

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

In the age of cultural diversity, it is hard to believe that miniscule factors, such as hairstyles can disqualify a person from earning an honest living. Sadly, however, discrimination against natural African-American hair is a reality in the professional world and entertainment business. Take for...

Prepare for Interviews!

Prepare for Interviews!

Tiara Murdock, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Students can gain beneficial skills that they can incorporate throughout their career by attending the Preparing for an Interview Workshop. The Preparing for an Interview Workshop was developed for students to get practice on what to say at an interview as well as know how to market themselves throug...

Operation Blue & Gold Serves the Commerce Community

Operation Blue & Gold Serves the Commerce Community

Kerry Wilson, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

The Texas A&M University-Commerce campus came together to participate in community service around the City of Commerce during Operation Blue and Gold, hosted by the L.E.A.D. department Oct. 8. The event was the startup of a previous community service event held at A&M-Commerce that originally...

Texas Fried Fun

Texas Fried Fun

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life

The State Fair of Texas returned with a parade that ran through downtown Dallas at Fair Park. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Texas Agriculture.” According to the Fair information, fair attendees will see “interactive exhibits explaining how Texas agriculture touches our everyday lives and...

Substance Abuse Support Group Formed

Substance Abuse Support Group Formed

Allison James, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life

A support group for substance abuse meets every Tuesday in Henderson Hall to help encourage recovery in former addicts. The group was started in September of 2015 by graduate students Kenneth Riffe and Alan Beatty to prevent relapse among substance abusers. Each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., the group mee...

Alma Mater Matters

Alma Mater Matters

Ashley Bassett, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Joining the Alumni Association gives the students of Texas A&M University-Commerce the opportunity to show pride for their alma mater while also providing them with benefits for becoming a member. Becoming a member of this association is simple. Of course, first you must be a graduate of the ...

Students AAMMP’ed Up Like a LAMP

Students AAMMP’ed Up Like a LAMP

Kimberly Thompson, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP) and African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMM P) at Texas A&M University – Commerce have been present for a while. The main function of these programs is to establish diversity into their community. One of their requirements is a minimum grade po...

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