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Coach Rocco takes over TJC football

After 13 seasons as head football coach, Danny Palmer has stepped down and will be reassigned within the program. Palmer had much...

Q&A with Professor of English and Humanities, Judi Bateman

 Adam Palacios Staff Writer  Q. How long have you been teaching at TJC? 

Something is cooking at TJC

culinary arts program officially opens new building Spring semester is in full swing at Tyler Junior College. Every...


DPS Trooper, TJC Alum killed in line of duty

A former TJC student and Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper was killed following a stop in Marion County Tuesday, April 29.
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Local museums take backseat to smaller art galleries, shows

Tyler has a number of events, programs and organizations that work to help raise awareness of local art. Places like Café Tazza on Old Bullard Road display art every Thursday, and there are countless numbers of art showings around Tyler Junior College and downtown Tyler.

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Lack of on-campus, student parking hardly addressed by administration

In the early hours of an August morning, I determinedly waited. I sat in anticipation as I watched a student walking from a building to an overflowing parking lot. Unfortunately, I wasn't alone. I notice four other students eyeing my parking spot. It was time for a show down.

TJC Tobacco Free?

By Brittany Weatherspoon Staff Writer Student Senate is evaluating a complete ban of tobacco use on campus In an open forum on Jan. 29, students raised the...

Obama’s Inauguration: The Aftermath

Students of Tyler Junior College have mixed feelings about Barack Obama's presidency. He was officially sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009, as the 44th President of the United States. Susanne Moore, part-time librarian assistant, said she caught different segments of the airing of the Inauguration.

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.
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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.





Failure to Launch

Millennials may be unprepared for the 21st century workforce.

Men’s basketball recap

New Meaning to ‘Size 0’

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Just because it doesn’t affect you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care

  As a feminist, women rights is a very delicate subject for me. As a daughter of immigrant parents, immigration is a delicate subject for...



Computer club offers hands on experience

Students who would like to have hands on experience with the computer gaming and programming industry, are invited to join the ACM club at TJC. ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, is a national organization that promotes interest and use of computers for not only school, but also work and play.



Sports Column: Softball can’t lose

By Nick Vaughn Sports Editor In only the second season, the TJC women’s softball team is doing some amazing things out on the field. With an...

Refinery blast kills employee, rattles area

A blast that rocked the Delek Refinery in Tyler has killed one worker, the company confirms.

Fall 2017 Final Issue

Meet the editors: Hannah Horton, Student Life Editor

Hi! My name is Hannah Horton, and I am excited to be the new Student Life Editor for The DrumBeat. I have been interested...
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International Day of culture enrichment at TJC

By Alejandra HurtadoSpanish EditorTJC will celebrate the upcoming 26th annual International Day with a celebration of cultural diversity. "When I was first hired at TJC...

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Soccer team sets high goals against tough competition

Off to a winning start, the first-ranked TJC Men's Soccer Team is hoping to continue their streak into district and regional tournaments later this fall.

The Mystery of the Garden of Gethsemane The Olive Press explores what might have taken place in the garden

Quanae Miller Student Life Editor When reading about the Garden of Gethsemane, whether if you read from...

POW WOW TV Episode 1 Season 2

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Students, officials weigh options of guns on campus

"I've been shot." Those are the words that the father of one of the victims in the South Mountain Community College shooting heard when his daughter called him from her cell phone on July 2008.

TJC student arrested for involvement with shooting on campus

Julia Contarelli Editor-in-Chief UPDATE: According to the TJC Press Statement, TJC Campus Police has also issued warrants for two other individuals. Nine other students face Student Code...

Lifeguard of the year

Carlos Starks-Arriola,is one of the lifeguards at TJC that works at the OHPE. He began swimming laps properly when Sondra Ramsour, aquatic operations coordinator,...

Several eating options make decisions easier

Before class, between class, and after class at TJC there is definitely a cure for hunger. There are many places to eat across campus including Rogers Student Center Cafeteria, The Apache Trading Post, Fort Apache in Ornelas Hall, and The Java Cup located next to the on-campus bookstore.

’57-58 Football team reunites at Homecoming

While the Tyler Junior College Apaches came back to win from an 11 point deficit to beat Kilgore College 24 -21, there was another group of football players watching from the stands. The 1957-58 TJC Apache Football team came to show their support at Homecoming and also do some catching up with their old friends.

The beat goes on…

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.

‘Serious mood’ overshadows Obama hoop ritual

As Barack Obama raced up and down a Chicago basketball court Tuesday afternoon, those who played with him said the future president was in a serious mood as the enormity of what might await weighed him down.

Apache returns from war zone

When Charles Smith joined the military America was in a time of peace. The assistant athletic director at Tyler Junior College joined in order to receive financial help to pay for college.

Hispanic Student Organization looking to the club’s future

By Julia Contarelli Staff Writer   "TJC have been closing the gaps on the percentage of Hispanic kids that graduate here since 2000," said Hassan Nidia, Tyler...

Buffalo Chips: Evil Dead movie review

Lord. Have. Mercy. The latest gross-out horror movie, ‘Evil Dead,’ rated R and released April 5, drags you to hell and back and dares you...
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New law limits cell phone use in school zones

A statewide ban on cell phone use in school zones will take effect Sept. 1. The ban prohibits talking and texting on a cell phone, unless it is done through a hands-free device in school zones.

Cheering for Two Teams

Sarah Feder is both a Chapel Hill Bulldog and TJC Apache thanks to more than just her dual credit courses. ...

Production “Our Town” moves into Braithwaite Theatre

ue to advance box office sales, Thornton Wilder's classic "Our Town," the third play of the Rogers Children's Theatre season, is being moved into the Braithwaite Theatre. Often referred to as Wilder's best-known work, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. This particular production will be guest directed by Tyler resident Robin Root, who is making her directorial debut at Tyler Civic Theatre.

Bus Stop Frustrations

By Karaline HarrellStaff WriterImagine having classes five days a week but never having guaranteed or...

Time well spent at TJC

My time at Tyler Junior College is finally coming to a promising end.

Nevermore is set to haunt its audience’s dreams.

  Nevermore is not so much a play as it is an experience. The intimacy of the Actor's Preparatory Exchange's blackbox style theatre thrusts the...

The DrumBeat Digital Edition: Issue 7

East Texas is set to light up the nights with summer...

With the icy storms, treacherous rains and sprinkles of hail, many communities across East Texas have either postponed their annual festivals or completely cancelled...

Student Semester Goals

MyTJCnews asked several students around campus what your goals and aspirations were for the semester. This is how a few of you responded.

The 2014 Downtown Tyler Film Festival

Walking in to The Liberty people filled the lobby. They were waiting for the start of the first night of the 2014 Downtown Tyler...

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Veterans Day Left Behind

Former Apache drafted into NFL by Chicago Bears

Former Apache wide receiver Johnny Knox was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 5th round as the 140th overall pick in this years NFL draft. While still wearing the black and gold, Knox grabbed All-Southwest Conference and second team All-American honors as he led the NJCAA in touchdowns and yards-per-catch in 2006.

Cadet Program

The Tyler Junior College Cadet Program may not be the most well known organization at TJC, but it certainly has a big impact on...

Dunk your professor

Residence Hall Association is hosting “Dunk a Professor” fundraiser tomorrow at 2-4:30 pm. The dunk booth will be between Vaughn and Holly Hall on October...
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Disc golf is gaining popularity among college students

By Stephen Nunnelee Staff Writer The steady clank of chains hitting metal posts rings through Lindsey Park as the Rose City Disc Club members prepare for...

Background checks not required for dorm residents

With the growing number of students at TJC and the new addition of the Louise H. and Joseph Z. Ornelas residence hall, the safety of the students in the dorms and on campus is a growing concern for some students. With roughly 1,000 students now living on campus coming from various backgrounds and experiences, some of the recent fights and incidents on campus may be inevitable.

Lady Apaches dominate games while on the road

Ben Savallo Sports Editor Ever since the opening of the regular season back in November, TJC's women's basketball team has been one of momentum and isn't...

Runoff necessary between Coker, Boone for Place 9

The voting is complete and TJC Board Place 9 will have a runoff between Melinda Coker & Rohn Boone.

International enrollment increasing

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.

Facebook Kills Celebrities. Sort of.

The other night, I was scrolling through Facebook as usual when all of the sudden...

Picking up the pieces: Van, Texas

The wind started to blow as rain beat on rooftops like a big bad wolf....

We need feminism now more than ever

Women are bad. They’re evil, manipulative, cold, crazy and make no sense. Or so you’d...

Keeping the same Mindset

Tennis season has started and coach Dash Connell has great aspirations for this season. In addition, when asked how it felt being ranked number...

TJC foucuses efforts on Achieving The Dream

Texas, along with many other states, has a problem with students enrolling and succeeding into higher education. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the 1960s, one in five college students dropped out before receiving their degree. In 2000, the dropout rate rose to every one in three students.

Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States

  Leading over 24 polls in various states across the country, Donald Trump is announced as the 45th President of the U.S. According to CBS News, it is...

Men’s Soccer National Championship

Congratulations to the Tyler Junior College Men's soccer team. This past Saturday they won a National Championship for the third time in four years....

‘Little Shop’ brings big crowds

Sadistic dentists, florist shop owners, two lonely hearts and a blood sucking, flesh eating plant came to life at Tyler Junior College on the Wise Auditorium stage this past month. Rebecca Faulds directed "Little Shop of Horrors" for the first time at TJC.
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Downtown Tyler fire update

A press conference was held at the Tyler Fire Department on Sunday to release information about the blaze that damaged four downtown Tyler businesses on Feb. 2.

The Bell Tower Art Journal gets a new look with color pages

The Bell Tower is getting a new look for 2009. The first color editions of The Bell Tower Student Arts Journal will premiere in the spring semester. The Bell Tower was established in 2006, by Dr. Linda Gary and will be distributing its third publication this spring, said Sarah Harrison, instructor and English Department Chair.

Armed Robbery at Village at the U

A pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint last night at Village at the U. The...

No-Spoiler Review: Allegiant

I just watched Allegiant. You didn’t hear this, but I just laughed out loud again...

Honoring Our Founders

REMEMBERING THE PAST- Admissions Record Technician Sharon Watson looks at the names placed on the memorial in the W.C. Windsor Plaza after the Founders Day Memorial Ceremony held Sept. 17.

‘Magi’ blends religion and science to determine Star of Bethlehem

"Star of the Magi" is the Christmas astronomy show that gives a scientific and theoretical explanation for the star that appeared over Bethlehem the night Jesus Christ was born, according to the Bible. Tom Hooten, director of the Hudnall Planetarium on TJC campus, brought the show to the planetarium about four years ago.

Alumni recognizes four with awards during homecoming

On Oct. 24, the TJC Alumni Association will honor the 2009 recipients of three special awards handed out each year during homecoming festivities.

Future of women’s softball team still being questioned

Tyler Junior College participates in many sports that are available in the district except for women's softball, and as of spring 2010, no other plans have been made to bring that sport to TJC. The decision was made to develop a women's soccer team instead because all of the facilities were already built.