Author Archives: BJ Brittain

Counseling Services

With finals week swiftly approaching, the level of anxiety on campus is rising as students prepare for their exams. Testing anxiety is common among college students, especially near the times of midterms and finals. While this type of anxiety does have a negative effect on students’ performance on their finals, there is a resource on…

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WT’s scholarships for summer classes

It is a well-known fact that a college education is expensive. It is common to hear conversations about the subject anytime on campus. When it comes to paying for summer classes, the situation is very much the same. Many students would like to take summer courses to help reach their degree requirements, but have a…

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Student Employment Services gives back

This week, the students who work on campus are being honored during Student Employee Appreciation Week. This is a nationally organized event, but every university does it in its own way. “I think we have a really good program for Student Employee Appreciation Week, and it’s been in place for a number of years,” Jana…

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Students look forward to Shack-A-Thon

For the sixth year in a row, the West Texas A&M University campus will be covered with small cardboard dwellings as students participate in Shack-A-Thon 6.0. At Shack-A-Thon, students are invited to experience poverty by building and spending 24 hours in a cardboard shack. While the event does open a door for students to see…

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The Unholy Trinity Tour visits WTAMU

On March 22, the university played host to The Unholy Trinity Tour, which made its first stop in Canyon. The event was held in the JBK Legacy Hall, where many students and citizens of the surrounding area packed in to hear three preeminent atheist speakers. The tour features Seth Andrews, Matt Dillahunty and AronRa who…

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School of Music ensembles go on tour

   Two ensembles from the WT School of Music will go on tour, performing at multiple schools for high school students. The WT Chorale will travel to Houston, while the Symphonic band will perform in El Paso. The Chorale is the top collegiate choir at WT and is a large ensemble. The group will leave…

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WTAMU’s Career Expo to happen Feb. 27

Where is it possible to speak to potential employers, learn about different industries and possibly land a job for after graduation? As fantastic as it sounds, such an event does exist: the Spring 2014 Career Expo. This event, which is sponsored by WT Career Services and will be held on Feb. 27 in the JBK…

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CORE hosts Sexual Responsibility Fair

Last week the University Core Office held a Sexual Responsibility Fair in the Jack B. Kelly Student Center. The purpose of this event was to educate students about the risks and consequences involved when one is sexually active. The Core Office set up a table in the JBK on Monday and Tuesday of last week…

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Internships help students gain experience

How can students earn class credit, gain valuable experience and even get paid? The answer is simple: internships. Internships can prove to be one of the most valuable experiences that students have while in school. There are many benefits to doing an internship while in school. “You get career confirmation, gain contacts, learn more about…

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Thoughts about the State of the Union

As I turned off my television last Tuesday night after the 2014 State of the Union Address, I was torn. I felt both emotional after a touching and dramatic end of the speech, and disappointed that college education was by and large ignored in the address. As with any political speech, there were both positives…

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