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Graphics, programming students get hands-on design experience with international game developers...

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By Mary Mone Online Editor Active in providing learning and social opportunities, the International Game Developers Association chapter at Tyler Junior College works through professional software...

COVID-19 Friendly Holiday Traditions

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By Jessica King Staff Writer Graphics by Molly Swisher As the semester comes to a close, Tyler Junior College students are looking forward to the holiday season,...

Dance organization Chi Tau Epsilon provides creative outlet; membership open to...

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By Brianna Murphy Staff Writer Photos by Cassidy Noelle Winborn Students across campus who have a passion or taste in dance join Chi Tau Epsilon to express...

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Collegiate Athletes Deserve Something, Just Not a Paycheck

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Recently, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that Northwestern University football players could from a union. The Board based its ruling on...
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(Updated)Two campus police officers suspended following Varsity Place investigation

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Updated Campus Police Officers Monty Ward and Josh Lowry have been suspended without pay for insubordination after refusing to follow orders to not leave their...

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Ideology of ‘safe space’ celebrated throughout campus

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Alex Dickson News Editor When deciding on whether or not to attend a specific school, students may look at the clubs and organizations that are offered...

Softball team sets tone with new faces

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Ben Savallo Sports Editor Two years after the birth of the TJC softball program, it has gone through a complete and total rebirth; new coaching staff,...

GHOST TRACKER

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There is more than just the latest movie showings going on at the Tyler Rose Hollywood Movie Theater. Over the course of the past 12 years since the theater was built, numerous employees have reported unexplained happenings that point to what many believe to be paranormal activity or a hauntings.

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By Carl Speaks Copy Editor “Watch your mouth,” the words used throughout childhood and much of young adulthood to deter the youths of America to not...

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Dr. Metke is both TJC president and mountain climber

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Haley Schukei Staff Writer Dr. Mike Metke, president of Tyler Junior College, has a passion for adventure that’s driven him to go farther than most people ever...

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No-Spoiler Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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By Marshall Cearfoss News Editor Perhaps some of you have read my review of this year’s iteration of Mission: Impossible. Well, in the beginning of that...

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Early exit for Men’s Basketball

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Tyler Junior College Men's Basketball Team was defeated in the third round of the Region XIV basketball tournament by Paris Junior College 95-80 at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center on March 8. A semi-final loss to a team that the Apaches had beaten earlier in the season, in the Apaches hometown, was not what head coach Mike Marquis had in mind.
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Huckaby’s family: 28-year-old’s arrest for killing Sandra Cantu is ‘surreal’

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TRACY, Calif. _ The family of Melissa Huckaby preached of strength during adversity as they led an Easter service in their tiny Tracy, Calif., church today, speaking for the first time about the 28-year-old murder suspect and the death of Sandra Cantu. "People think we're going on business as usual," said Brett Lawless, Huckaby's uncle who delivered the sermon.

Drum line garners top honors

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The Apache Band drum line, the Apache Punch, competed in the Winter Guard International (WGI) competition in Dayton, Ohio on April 18 and 19. They walked away world champions.

Presenting the top 5 most expensive cars in the world

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Residence Hall Association gears up for idol contest

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For the first time at TJC, the Residence Hall Association is bringing American Idol to you. American Idol is hosted by three judges, Paula, Randy, and Simon. There are 24 contestants who compete against each other in song and dance for their shot at the title and a major recording label contract.

Coping with anxiety in uncertainty

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To access the crisis hotline for anxiety, text CONNECT to 741741 and you...

Dr. Crawford reacts to new recognition

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Dr. David Crawford was excited that one of his many works won an award during Play Fest at the Texas Educational Theatre Association's annual convention in Dallas on Jan. 23. Many don't know that Tyler Junior College Professor Crawford is a successful playwright.

Streaming services unveiled since the pandemic started

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 Graphic by Michael Bald The streaming service industry has been...

Talent Shows are Beginning to Lose Their Luster

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With a surplus of singing competition shows making way to television networks since the rise of American Idol (Idol)in 2002, it seems that anyone capable of...

The Bell Tower; student led, award-winning

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By Emily Attebery Managing Editor Scattered magazines from years past lay on wooden tables, they mark the attention of a future designer for the very same...

Unusual predictions prove correct in presidential election

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Long-ball brutes and end-zone heroes are not usually the first place a politically minded individual would look for election analysis, but it might be the most accurate. Since 1936, the Washington Redskins football team has predicted the presidential election correctly 16 out of the last 17 times.

Reminders for spring graduates

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Reminder, spring 2020 graduation is May 8. For those who are walking the stage, the deadline to...

No-Spoiler Review: Fantastic Four

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By Marshall Cearfoss Staff Writer This movie... Makes me cry, not in the good way. Not in the good way at all. The first motion picture, ever,...

Athletic dominance has become the norm

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Ben Savallo Sports Editor After being a sports writer my freshman year and now the sports editor for The DrumBeat during my sophomore year, I’ve been...

‘I be on my suit & tie’

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A sharp-dress suit can either break or make the outcome of a job interview, and in the competitive world of business, dressing is the...

Apache ladies succeeding on and off the court

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College athletes tend to have quite a bit on their agenda. With schoolwork and also playing on a team, it's very important student athletes stay focused on the task at hand. Sophomore forward Ervette Powell from Houston is disciplined about what has to be done in order to successfully get through school and perform on the basketball court.

Body of Yale student found

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The slaying of the missing Yale bride-to-be whose body was found on what was to have been her wedding day "wasn't a random act," police here said Monday as an autopsy concluded that she was the victim of a homicide. Authorities also officially identified the remains as those of Annie Le, 24, the Yale doctoral student in pharmacology who had been missing since last Tuesday and whose body was discovered Sunday hidden inside a wall in a basement lab building where she worked in the medical school complex.

Review: ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles:’ Hughes classic remains holiday staple

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By Chris Crymes Page Editor Photo courtesy of Sopitas.com Late semester exams, students scrambling across campus with projects in hand, increasing traffic, pumpkin spice everything, Christmas decorations...
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Living with a roommate

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Shamira Eaton gives you tips and tricks for living with a roommate.

Weapons demonstration gone wrong

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According to TJC officials, Sgt. Reginald "BJ" Williams has resigned after improper handling of a firearm during a weapons demonstration: "Following an internal review of...

Metke installed as sixth TJC President

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After his introduction, Tyler Junior College's newest president, Dr. L. Michael Metke stands quietly behind the Apache spirited audience, and simply smiles as he waits to begin his inauguration speech.

TJC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earns a Record-breaking Award

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Tyler Junior College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society just returned from the...

Meet the editors: Hannah Horton, Student Life Editor

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Hi! My name is Hannah Horton, and I am excited to be the new Student...

TJC Apache Band develops adaptive procedures for fall

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 Among changes winter guard, drumline begin rehearsals  Photos by...

The Drumbeat tradition broken, but for a good reason

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By Ben Savallo Sports Editor What could possibly have stopped a tradition that has been broken only...

Do sit-stand desks improve worker’s fittnes and concentration

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Future of school textbooks moving closer to cyberspace

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Northwest Missouri State University students started spring semester classes Monday, but many aren't lugging thick textbooks around. Instead, most students are carrying a lightweight electronic device that can fit in a coat pocket and hold the textbook material for all their classes.

Data Leak at TJC

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In the spring of 2014, a Tyler Junior College applicant at the time, realized the college had suffered a data leak when she could...

Tyler Museum of Art highlights exhibitions from Houston, Beaumont contemporary...

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By Mary Mone Piece by piece, the Texas Museum of Art is a source for not only the Tyler...

The importance of encouragement in creating life-changing ideas

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Apache Pow Wow, Bell Tower win TIPA awards

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The Apache Pow Wow & TJC Bell Tower won 14 awards at the 99th Annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention April 5 in College Station.

West Campus Breaks Ground on Energy Building

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There is a new addition coming to the TJC West Campus for 2014. The new TJC Energy Center will house new classes and programs...

Explore with TJC’s travel study program

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By Sorayda Rivera Contributing Writer As a student, traveling might be something that...
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Career Services aids undecided students

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Now, more than ever, jobs are becoming increasingly harder to find and a lot of students don't realize all the helpful resources that TJC's Career Services offers.

Professor and Students Volunteer

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Professor Kelley, behavioral science department chair, and 12 of her students recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity (also known as Habitat House) to help...

All cell phones on at movie theaters for “Surge”

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“Please turn your cell phone off.” This is a common phrase, especially in movie theaters. On Oct. 9, at Tyler’s Carmike Cinema, room 14,...

A letter to TJC professors for finals

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Andres Jaimes Staff Writer Dear professors, we, the students would like to ask you nicely to help...

Grand opening for new student media location set for Oct. 2

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 The Communication and Student Media Department will be...

I.T. Behind the Scenes

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Nestled down on the first floor of White Administration, behind a black door with a...

Burst Water-main at the Intersection of 5th and Mahon to affect campus

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A water-main at the intersection of Mahon and E. 5th Street is going to cause...

Review: New Green Day song is split among fans

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 Green Day has announced a new song, new album and the Hella Mega World Tour collaboration with bands Weezer and Fall Out...

International enrollment increasing

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Like many institutions across the country, the market for international students has increased at TJC. The market for foreign exchange students has become highly competitive in recent years. The stronger development of higher education in other countries is forcing colleges and universities to compete for the interest of foreign students.

NFL Refs Back in Action

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http://youtu.be/KHnwiAs_E0I Video by: Brandon Noble

Campus police investigates indecent exposure incident

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Brianna Harmon Sports Editor The Tyler Junior College Police are investigating an indecent exposure incident that happened around 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The incident happened in the...

Costa Rica Travel Study

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Nick Kenebrew, Sports Editor Tyler Junior College is offering a 10-day service project in Costa Rica. The project started in 2009, when Dr. Mike Metke,...

Apache baseball gets rocky start

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The Tyler Junior College Apaches championship baseball team has gotten off to a rocky start, but that does not mean they will not repeat this year. In conference play their re­cord is 5-7, which is more losses now then they had all last season but it is still early and they have many more games to play.

Vote 2008: Polls show race tightening in key states

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The much-anticipated Time/CNN battleground polls were released Wednesday, with Barack Obama showing surprising strength in three states, including North Carolina, that many were beginning to write off.

Students struggle with unplanned pregnancies

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While many sexually active students use contraception, many do not. It is not surprising that a lot of college students report either experiencing or being involved in unplanned pregnancy. "I did not become pregnant as a result of casual sexual encounters.

The beat goes on…

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At anytime of the day Tyler Junior College students and staff can hear the tap of a snare drum or the low boom of a base drum from any place on campus.

Technology in class debate

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Advanced technology is everywhere, and it has revolutionized history all around the world. But many instructors debate about allowing students to use it in...
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A message from The DrumBeat staff

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From all of us at The DrumBeat, we hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer under the circumstances. Our country...

Biden named Obama’s running mate

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Praising his running mate as a man who "brought change to Washington, but Washington hasn't changed him," Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama introduced running mate Sen. Joseph Biden Saturday on the very spot where Obama began his campaign 19 months ago.

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Rose City Comic Con

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For those into comic books and the latest Sci-fi entertainment, Tyler’s second annual Rose City...

TJC hopes to offer a second Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Technologies and Medical systems

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Sydni Cunningham Digital Content Manager Tyler Junior College is working on adding another Bachelor’s degree to their...

Men’s Soccer National Championship

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Congratulations to the Tyler Junior College Men's soccer team. This past Saturday they won a...

Last Day to Leave the Dorms

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There are about 1,000 students living on campus who have to make sure all their belongings are out by noon on May 9. If...

Valley Food Services, takes pride in it’s meals

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Valley Food Service Management Company is responsible for all meal services from the Deli, the cafeteria, and the new Apache Plains Café. TJC recently renewed its contract with Valley for at least one more year. The contract is an agreement to the same contract that has been in place since 2002, with an amendment, but many students don't agree with the product that Valley is presenting to students.

Wise gallery displays art of alumnus

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Popsicle sticks, lamp shades and TV antennas. Former Tyler Junior College graduate, Bryan Pettigrew, uses these everyday objects as materials and inspiration when creating his pieces of art.

Criminal justice students gear up to take on Louisiana

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Megan Nicholson Staff Writer Louisiana Here We Come! The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) will be taking its annual trip to the State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana...

The Nutcracker Comes to Tyler for the Holidays

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It is getting closer to the holidays, which means Tyler Junior College Dance Academy is preparing to perform in the 24th annual “Nutcracker” Ballet. Many...