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Freakfest 2013 was a hit
[ 0 ] November 5, 2013 |

Freakfest 2013 was a hit

On Oct. 26, Freakfest 2013 was held at the Lonestar Amphitheatre in Lubbock. With a packed full list of bands, this event was the anticipation of many local rock lovers. Gemini Syndrome, For Today, Miss May I, All Hail the Yeti, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, All That Remains, Sevendust, In This Moment and Five […]

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Fed shutdown affects student veterans
[ 0 ] October 15, 2013 |

Fed shutdown affects student veterans

On Oct.1, 2013, the United States government began an official shutdown. A government shutdown is something that many people are not familiar with. According to USA Today, a shutdown happens when “Congress cannot agree on a spending bill — or if, in the case of the Clinton-era shutdowns, the president vetoes it — the government […]

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Flooding in Colorado is affecting many
[ 0 ] September 17, 2013 |

Flooding in Colorado is affecting many

On Sept. 10, many areas of Colorado were issued flash flood warnings. Since that day, the flooding continued in many areas of the state throughout the weekend. The death toll continues to rise and is now suspected to be at six. There were more than 1000 people unaccounted for as of Sunday, Sept. 15. There […]

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New diversity and inclusion plan in effect
[ 0 ] September 3, 2013 |

New diversity and inclusion plan in effect

A new position has been added to West Texas A&M’s staff this fall. The position, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, was created with the goal to have someone representing those who may, at some times, be underrepresented. Dr. Rosemary Gray was selected for the position over the summer and said she is very excited about her […]

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Former student Rhett Price rocks the violin
[ 0 ] April 30, 2013 |

Former student Rhett Price rocks the violin

Since he was four years old, Rhett Price knew he would be a violinist. Instead of putting him in piano lessons, like his sister, they bought him a violin so he and his sister wouldn’t argue over who got to use the piano. Now, Price is experiencing a rise to fame via Youtube as he […]

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SSA dispels myths on Ask an Atheist Day
[ 0 ] April 23, 2013 |

SSA dispels myths on Ask an Atheist Day

Last Thursday members of WTAMU’s Secular Student Alliance (SSA) gathered in the Jack B. Kelley Student Services Center (JBK) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Ask an Atheist day to answer questions from other students. Several members were present, and students who were mostly unaware that the group even existed until the protest that […]

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Paramore Breaks New Ground
[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

Paramore Breaks New Ground

On April 8, Paramore released their fourth studio album. This is the band’s first self-titled album and is easily their most adventurous, experimental and accomplished album thus far. Following a series of successful albums with hit singles, Paramore has stepped out into a bigger world to show that they are not afraid to take chances. […]

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Student Government survey questioned
[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

Student Government survey questioned

The topic of gun control has been a controversial issue this year. Not only is this topic popping up time and time again on national and statewide levels, the effects of the controversy are now being experienced at WTAMU. Two weeks ago, Student Government voted in favor of concealed carry at WT. This means if […]

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X Fest 2013 Brings Memorable Performances and Restrooms
[ 0 ] March 26, 2013 |

X Fest 2013 Brings Memorable Performances and Restrooms

Once again, the Lonestar Ampitheater in Lubbock was overflowing with rock fans on Fri., March 22. This time, they were all waiting to experience performances from some of the biggest bands in mainstream rock radio. The arena was packed. Rockers and concert-goers literally covered the ground and the grassy hill behind and surrounding the ground […]

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Religious Groups Excited for Rez Week
[ 0 ] March 26, 2013 |

Religious Groups Excited for Rez Week

  Several religious groups on campus are coming together this week to celebrate Resurrection Week in honor of the Easter holiday. The week is filled with events put on by each organization in an attempt to bring the campus together for the holiday. “Rez Week is a time between Palm Sunday and Eastern Sunday that […]

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