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“Diversity University” Comes to Commerce

“Diversity University” Comes to Commerce

Jennifer Bussey, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Running on Positivity

Running on Positivity

Savannah Smith, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2017

Commerce ISD hosted its third annual Special Olympics competition on April 21 at Memorial Stadium. The event allowed disabled children to compete and win awards in a variety of athletic contests. 275 student athletes gathered from 17 northeast Texas schools to participate. In addition, there were more ...

High School FFA Students Compete for Area Awards

High School FFA Students Compete for Area Awards

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor

April 18, 2017

Over 2,000 agriculturally-minded high school students participated in the Area 5 and 6 Texas FFA Career Development Events (CDEs) across Northeast Texas on April 12, and six events were held on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus while four were held at the Sulphur Springs Civic Center. “The...

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