The East Texan

2020-2021 Staff

Jocyln Ventura

Web Editor

Hello! My name is Jocyln Ventura, I am a transfer student this Fall 2019 semester, I am part of the East Texan Newspaper, KKOM student radio, KETV studio, and a Film Group. I like to stay busy in the Department of Journalism,...

Cameron Justice

Staff Reporter

Hello I’m Cameron Justice I’m a junior here at Texas A&M University-Commerce this year. I’m a Mass Media Journalism major with a minor in Photography. I’m involved with many media related things here on campus including...

Hailey Byrd


I am Hailey Byrd from Daingerfield, Tx, and I attend TAMUC Honors College. I am majoring in Ag Education and minoring in Ag Communications with the goal of becoming an agriculture science teacher. Back home in Daingerfield, I...

Caitlin Palmer


Laura Williams Crenshaw


Jacob Simonek


Hello, my name is Jacob Simonek, I prefer to go by Jack and I have been writing for The East Texan since Fall of 2019. I mostly cover the entertainment section and write poems and stories for the variety. I aspire to become a...

Daniel Yanez

Managing Editor

Daniel Yanez has been covering print news for the East Texan since 2017. Yanez is a Mass Media and Journalism major and Interdisciplinary Studies minor at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Before transferring to TAMUC Yanez attended...

John Parsons


I have been a part of The East Texan since transfering to Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2018. I am majoring in mass media journalism and minoring in photography. I will graduate in 2021. As editor, I am responsible for...

Esme Galvan

Senior Writer

Hello! My name is Esmeralda Galvan, but I go by Esme. I am a junior here at Texas A&M University-Commerce. I transferred from Mountain View College to A&M Commerce in Fall 2019. I am a Mass Media and Journalism major...

Brianna Patt

Senior Writer

Hi, My name is Brianna Patt and I am currently opinion editor for The East Texan. I am a journalism major and political science minor and I hope to go into either political journalism or be a columnist. I spe...

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