The East Texan

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 deciding what stories will be covered and the material the paper publishes. I do not report to or accept instructions from any member of the university; including administrators, faculty, staff or organizations.

I enjoy journalism as it gives me the opportunity to meet many different people and then share information with readers.

I consider “true” journalists to be fair and objective in their reporting. This is one of the guiding principles of The East Texan and the MMJ program.

I am a disabled veteran and a non-traditional student. My experiences provide me with training and skills to look for the bigger picture while covering a story.

Feel free to say “hi” when you see me around campus.

John Parsons, Co Editor

Jan 26, 2021
Commerce city manager seeks to build trust with the community (Story/Media)
Jan 25, 2021
Lions defeat Patriots 78-74 enroute to a new school record (Story/Media)
Jan 13, 2021
Leap into Your Look (Story)
Dec 21, 2020
The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020 (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2020
Fall 2020 Graduation [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2020
Lion Football Fall Game [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Nov 10, 2020
Remembering our veterans (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2020
Hunt County Veterans Day observances planned (Media)
Oct 15, 2020
Lion Food Pantry to be open Oct. 21 (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
University recognizes National Coming Out Day [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2020
Unity March [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2020
Gov. Abbott Issues Proclamation Enhancing Ballot Security [Update] (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
University should reduce the number of face-to-face classes [Editorial] (Story/Media)
Aug 27, 2020
University is ready to assist hurricane evacuees (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
The university is not planning on closing this week (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
University is ready to assist hurricane evacuees (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
Move In 2020 [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Aug 09, 2020
LSC Announces Decision on Fall 2020 Competition (Story)
Jul 04, 2020
Commerce fireworks 2020 [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2020
Mass Media Journalism-what it is and what it does (Story/Media)
Apr 07, 2020
Supermoon 2020 (Story/Media)
Apr 07, 2020
Local man wins nationwide contest (Story/Media)
Apr 04, 2020
Our university has responded appropriately to the coronavirus (Story/Media)
Mar 25, 2020
Sunrise in Commerce (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2020
A campus deserted [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Texas A&M University-Commerce Art Galleries [Photo Gallery] (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
University hosts its first-ever home rodeo (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2020
VIDEO – A&M-Commerce Shelter-in-Place Lifted (Spanish) (Media)
Feb 05, 2020
VIDEO – A&M-Commerce Shelter-in-Place Lifted (Media)
Feb 03, 2020
UPDATE – BREAKING NEWS: A&M-Commerce Shelter in Place Lifted (Media)
Feb 01, 2020
Renters Insurance (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Silent auction held for trip to Greece (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Lion soccer defeats University of Texas Permian Basin 6-1 [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Lion soccer loses to Lubbock Christian University 3-1 [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Lion volleyball sweeps Texas A&M University-Kingsville [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Lion football team defeats Eastern New Mexico University 45-27 [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Lions Football Hosts First-Ever International Game [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
David Bailiff, ‘Exceptional Leader of Men,’ New Lions Head Football Coach (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Football Practice [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Lions Host Youth Football Clinic [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Volleyball Blue-Gold Scrimmage Aug. 2019 [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Aug 20, 2019
Football Camp 2019 Week 2 [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Aug 13, 2019
Football Camp 2019 Week 1 [Photo Gallery] (Story)
Aug 12, 2019
New Era in Lions Football Begins (Story)
May 12, 2019
A&M-Commerce loses game six to Cameron 13-9 (Story)
May 12, 2019
A&M-Commerce softball season ends with 6-5 loss to Cameron (Story)
May 10, 2019
A&M-Commerce softball team defeats Tarleton State 2-0 (Story)
May 10, 2019
Lions Softball wins round one game vs. Dixie State 3-0 (Story)
May 03, 2019
Alumni association hosts 2019 awards gala (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
[Photos] Campus Recreation Hosts Kayaking Clinic (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Breaking News: Fire at Dos Laredos (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Lion Wardrobe launches, offers career-building services (Story/Media)
Jan 25, 2019
Intramural Dodgeball Tournament [Photos] (Story/Media)
Nov 27, 2018
Future of Berry Hall uncertain (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Honoring All Who Have Served (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Veterans’ Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8 (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
[Photos] TAMUC community has roaring good time at Homecoming (Media)
Oct 26, 2018
National Night Out held at A&M-Commerce (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Author Cecilia García Akers speaks on father’s legacy (Media)
Oct 16, 2018
Journalism alumnus remembers ups, downs during his career ahead of retirement (Story/Media)
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