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Student death at TJC; Autopsy ordered

Press release from Tyler Junior College: The TJC community is deeply saddened by the death of a TJC student...

Theater makes alternate performance plans due to new building

Entertainment EditorMichael Bald With the fall semester starting, many students interested in the theatrical arts may have been expecting...

New fees on campus: Inclusive access fees provide textbooks at a...

Managing Editor  Tommy Crow "It started out in smaller courses like accounting, but they've moved to where the biology...


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Belle’s Spring Show

The Belles' Spring Show was April 2-4 with four shows in total. This year's theme was "From Here to There... From Then to Now" and honored Mrs. Ruth Flynn, the Belle's director for the past 25 years. "This is our directors 25th year to be with the belles and so the 2nd act of the show is about her.


Dominating the competition

Shirley is on a mission dominating the competition.

Program helps girls explore career options

Hopeful and scared, she hands her father a hammer but is quickly and abruptly told to go inside. Peering out the kitchen window, she sees her father nailing the plywood to her family's home. Her dream of becoming more than a housewife is in that moment crushed.

Online college classes turn out to be more than a craze

HACKENSACK, N.J. _ The global reach and flexibility of the Internet is fueling brisk growth in online college classes, and those numbers are expected to grow as the recession encourages numerous workers to continue their education. "The courses can be accessed from any place, at any time," said Ken Vehrkens, dean of Anthony J.

Dr.Linda Gray adds color to campus

Dr. Linda Gary, dean of Humanities, Communication and Fine Arts, has begun a movement to add more art to the campus. Some...
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Success is relative

Success. It is a word that means wildly different things depending on who you ask. For some, success is a mountain of cash. Others...

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Volleyball Season Preview

With nine freshmen, two transfers and three returning players, the Lady Apache volleyball team has set its goals high. Dana Hatch, who is on her 15th season as head coach, and Assistant Coach Andrea Parker, who is working on her second, are both ready to "take care of business" this season.



Art Club hosts biannual canned food drive

Colten Sneed News Editor The eleventh annual spring canned food drive is now underway. The food drive, sponsored by the Art Club, will last the entirety...



No-Spoiler Review: The Martian

By Marshall Cearfoss News Editor Hi, my name is Marshall, and this movie is amazing. There’s frankly no better way to put it. Imagine a movie...

TJC considers background checks

To ensure the health and safety of dorm residents, Tyler Junior College is considering implementing background checks on housing applicants for the fall semester. TJC's Residential Director Angela Nunez said the college is in the process of investigating the pros and cons of background checks for dorm residents.

Let the 24 hour drum beat begin!

TJC students have been beating a drum 24/7 since Monday.  Will it guarantee a win at homecoming?

Plans for new nursing building in the works

TJC recently unveiled plans for a new building to help facilitate the growth of the allied health and nursing programs. "Typically, we have 120 students that apply each semester, but we are only able to accept 44 due to the lack of space," said Paul Monagan, Dean of Allied Health and Nursing.

Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

By Stefany OstienStaff Writer Walking into Stanley’s on a Thursday night there’s a heavy smell of spices and smoked meat as you step in...
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Shoo Flu Don’t Bother Me

Jasmine Russell Staff Writer Health professionals are seeing a higher number of influenza cases this year, and college students may be at particular risk. Kania Rochelle, a...

Tennis players win at national championship

Tennis players win at national championship

2018 expected to bring campus renovations

Marshall Cearfoss Managing Editor Plans are finally underway for TJC’s eastern expansion and Wise Auditorium renovations. The...

It isn’t all bad news, despite how it looks

Imagine a boat with holes on the sides. If no one knows about it, the...

Week of activities to kick off semester

What includes gaming tournaments, a water park, the band Porterdavis and HBO Def Comedy Jamz Comedians? Tyler Junior College 's Welcome Week provides this and more, free to students, Aug. 25 - 29.

Apache men focused for 2010-11

Churches say Arsonists cannot steal their spirit

Despite their sanctuaries being destroyed by arson, East Texas churches vow that they will continue to meet and have service. Eight churches have been burned since the start of the new year, leaving many East Texans without a building to call their church home.

The Beat Goes on With the Indoor Drumline

For the student captains of the TJC Indoor Drum Line, juggling school and 30 hours of rehearsals a week is not uncommon. “It is difficult...

Fall Fest at Its Best

By Karaline Harrell Staff Writer Princesses and superheroes alike came out to Ornelas Residence Hall Tuesday evening for the annual Fall Festival. This event is coordinated by...

Celebrity on Campus

“Keep calm and love your stuntman” were some of the opening words from stuntman Jason Ament’s appearance at Tyler Junior College’s Jean Browne theatre....

From naked bodies to the naked truth

After five years of classes, dropping out twice, and earning three associates degrees, I can say without a doubt that I have gotten the most out of my time at Tyler Junior College.

TJC and UT Tyler join in concert

The Tyler Junior College Wind Ensemble joined with the UT-Tyler Wind Ensemble on March 6 at the Cowan Center for a memorable joint concert. For the very first time, TJC and UT held a concert together in which both bands united and performed as one. "Dr. Emge and I, over the last couple of years, have thought about it [joint concert],"said TJC Band Director, Thomas Mensch.

There are far more important elections

Consider, for a minute, the condition of the nation in which we live. Trump. Clinton. -- This is all we hear. Media of all...

Keeping up with the Joneses

We need you!

Changes are happening on this campus and in the field of journalism. In The past two years you have seen this newspaper go from The Tyler Junior College News back to its roots becoming The Apache Pow Wow.

TJC’s baseball team aiming for national championship

Robert NaylorNews Editor             Tyler Junior College’s baseball team is on a path to reach the national championship, as is expected...

Local business crafts pipes by blowing glass

Outside a familiar brick building labeled "Dragon's Breath," a small crowd gathered around what could only be made out as light behind some strange glass guard. Upon further inspection, weaving through the small crowd, leaning in on tipped toes, two rowdy gentlemen are standing behind a torch, and one is wearing a welding mask and the other watching intently.
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Let the games begin

Sydni Cunningham Online Editor This semester has brought many new developments to Tyler Junior College, such...

I got your Back

Nick Kennebrew, Sports Editor In life, we want people to have our back. It’s good knowing you can count on somebody. This is what the Offensive...

Free throws hurt TJC as San Jacinto advances

TJC saw its great season come to an end last night at the hands of...

Senator Kevin Eltife honored during TJC Board of Trustees’ meeting

Pulling into the new nursing building valet signs lined the sidewalk, a service most students...

Preparation for TJC Homecoming Week begins

By Alexis Long Student Life Editor The week of homecoming is rich with activities that are all...

Def Poetry Jam comes to TJC

As the room quiets and the lighting dims, spoken word artist Asia steps up to the microphone and begins to let the smooth flowing words of his life sweep across the room...

Nursing majors reflect strong job growth

In spite of the unemployment rate nearing an all-time high, one area that is still booming is the medical field.

Band prepares for Halloween concert

Cecilia Kohl, Staff Writer TJC band department does more then just perform at games. They prepare for concerts that are held throughout the semester, including...

On victory: ‘Dreams can come true’

It ranks as America's bedrock civics lesson and most enduring national fable: the notion that any child born a U.S. citizen can one day grow up to become president. And on Tuesday night, for nearly 11 million African-American children, that fable finally came true.

ToastMasters on west campus

By Marshall Cearfoss Managing Editor On a wall in TJC’s West Campus, a banner rests, hardly large enough to showcase the many ToastMasters award ribbons it...

2008 Homecoming Photos

Click inside for our 2008 Homecoming photo gallery.

Dont stand so close to me

When in doubt, bail out. With the dating scene breaking into the internet more prominently safety is becoming a larger priority. Statistics from say,...

Eating Outside the Pizza Box

Students can make delicious meals in their own dorms

What is rape culture in our society?

Barbara Arroio Web Editor “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” is a famous and frequently referred quote by William Shakespeare. The citation...

Clubs and organizations add extra spice to TJC life

No matter what religion students are, what hobbies they enjoy, and what ethnicity they are, Tyler Junior College makes it possible for all students to be involved in a club or organization. There are 4 different categories that clubs and organizations are divided into, which include religious, social, governmental, and honorary.
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The Bell Tower; student led, award-winning

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...

Spring soccer kicks off with St. Edwards

On March 6, the Tyler Junior College Men's Soccer Team will face St. Edwards on the Pat Hartley Field. This will be the first of four games for the spring. "We haven't played in a long time, but we've been training hard and have a good attitude going into this game," Goal Keeper Ben Paneccasio said.

TJC Students Win 43 Awards at State Journalism Conference

Tyler Junior College communications and media students swept the competition at their annual state conference, taking the top honors in their division. The students...

49ers thrilled Crabtree fell to them during NFL drafting

Shortly after taking Michael Crabtree with No. 10 pick in the draft on Saturday, Coach Mike Singletary was on the phone with the Texas Tech receiver. "How do you feel about being a 49er?" Singletary asked him. "Coach, I feel great about that," Crabtree answered.

Apache Belle Babes shine in the spotlight

As the lights shined onto the field at halftime of the TJC-Navarro football game the Apache Belles and Belle Babes took center stage. "It's the best feeling seeing the smiles on their faces," sophomore Belle Amanda Pierce said. "For a lot of them it's a dream come true and it feels great to be a part of that.

TJC announces ‘Promise’ program for 2020

By Rebecca Najera Arts Editor Along with celebrating its 90th anniversary, TJC announced the TJC Promise scholarship...

TJC student faces challenges due to cerebral palsy

She wasn't yet 2 years old when Felisa Young was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the neurological disorder that makes is difficult for her to walk.

Sex Offender on Campus

A sex offender was recently arrested on campus. Colby Morgan has the story.

Submissions underway for The Bell Tower Arts Journal

Submissions of prose, poetry, fine art and photography for the 2019 edition of The Bell Tower Arts Journal will be accepted through Nov. 8,...

Crime Watch – Nov. 25

11/24/2008 10:00AM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT Two students were involved in a minor auto accident in the parking lot at 1400 S. Palmer St. 11/24/2008 2:11PM HARASSMENT/CRIMINAL TRESPASS WARNING A student reported a non-student is following him around campus and at his job at the Vaughn Library.

Apache Pow Wow wins 13 awards

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX -- The Apache Pow Wow, the award-winning student newspaper of Tyler Junior College, walked away with 13 awards during the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association conference Friday in Corpus Christi.

Farewell: Andres R. Jaimes, Managing Editor

Three years go by fast, and after all this time I feel like this last semester has thought me tons of things. After three years,...

Freshmen welcome new life

Crime Watch – Nov. 18

11/17/2008 1:45PM THEFT A student reported three textbooks were taken from his backpack in Rogers Student Center. Campus Safety continues to investigate. 11/17/2008 4:10PM BURGLARY OF VEHICLE A student reported items missing from his car while parked in the parking lot at 1300 Magnolia St.

TJC Volleyball Team Looks to be in the Hunt in November

Coming into this season, the TJC Lady Apache volleyball team was that red headed stepbrother of TJC athletics. There weren’t many people going to games,...

Fall 2014 Issue 3

The 86th Annual Academy Awards – Liveblog

Off to a late start due to the weather, but it looks like we've only missed one award so far. Follow along with us...

PTK gives H.U.G.S. to TJC

By Carl SpeaksNews EditorDavid walks into class and realizes he’s forgotten about a test and didn’t bring a scantron. His professor tells him to...

Twice is Nice

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Who is TJC: Dean Hill along with POW WOW TV will be introducing a new series called "Who is TJC?" The series will focus on administrators and professors...

Def Poetry Jam comes to TJC

As the room quiets and the lighting dims, spoken word artist Asia steps up to the microphone and begins to let the smooth flowing words of his life sweep across the room...

Musical groups set to perform on campus

Every morning people turn on their radios, plug in their ipods, or pop in their CDs and head on their way to do whatever their life throws at them; never really thinking about the time or effort that went into making what is coming out of those tiny little headphones.

Winter Wonderland

A swift spring cold front brought icy temperatures and a short-lived blanket of snow to the Tyler area.

Downward spiral for Apache Football

Brianna Harmon Sports Editor The Apaches took a major shot to their hopes for a post-season bid...

BREAKING: TVCC must vacate all wins from last season

In a statement released on the TVCC homepage, the National Junior College Athletic Association has...

‘Tis the season

The unfamiliar crunch of snow as kids run through Bergfeld Park. It's Christmas time yet again in Tyler and not too far outside of the park.

Pregnant woman from Kilgore missing for almost two months

Family offers $10,000 reward for anyone with helpful information By Rebecca Najera Arts Editor Since Aug. 20, Sheryia Grant of Kilgore has been declared missing. Grant was...

Students may think twice before exercising

The typical person walking into the Ornelas Health and Physical Education building, a person is ready to make a change for their health. Their head is down, face is full of determination and they are dressed in clothes they would normally not wear out in public.

Trump trails Clinton by 8 points after tape scandal, debate: Reuters/Ipsos...

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has fallen further behind Hillary Clinton and now trails her by 8 points among likely voters,...

Harlem Shake-Off

The TJC Apache Pow Wow news team and some friends got together for a Harlem Shake frenzy - But which video is the best?...