American media influence perceptions of issues

Americans paying attention to the political environment in the country would find it very hard not to notice the continually deepening chasm of partisan rhetoric that has grown between the left and the right over the past decades. With neither party willing to compromise, back down or work together, very little gets done without first…

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Twitter sues United States government and FBI

On Oct. 7, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the United States Government and the FBI. The issue at hand was one wrapped up in free speech, constitutionality and government surveillance. The main subject of the complaint is this; Twitter would like to be able to report exactly how many surveillance requests they receive from government…

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WT community continually being strengthened

Enrollment at West Texas A&M University is at an all time high this semester, reaching nearly 9,000 students. This number is evident in the parking problem that students still voice concern about. Usually around mid semester, the parking problem has decreased as students stray from their normal routine and miss a few classes. This semester,…

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Students should examine, debate personal views

With the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, questions arise about what role patriotism plays in the life of a student attending college. Most undergraduates are going to have been born sometime between the fall of the Soviet Union and the Sept. 11 attacks, closer to the former rather than the latter and…

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Enrollment spike at WT leads to parking problems

Many embrace the first day of school head on. Seniors know their way around campus and fall into the swing of things almost immediately, while many freshman students are still giddy about the new start at the university level. This academic year enrollment at West Texas A&M University has been higher than ever with approximately…

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Mentorships are key to college students

Many find the college experience ironic the closer graduation date approaches. Seniors have just started to understand what the University life is all about and how to function at a collegiate level, while many freshman students are still adjusting to this new life milestone. Sophomores are still figuring out where they belong on campus, and…

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From college housing to off campus

When it comes to housing while one goes to college, there are those who are proponents of living on campus, and there are those who move off campus as soon as they possibly can. There are undoubtedly positives and negatives to both views, which is why one of the best things a college student can…

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Designated midterm week is needed

We’ve passed the halfway mark and are headed towards the final stretch of the semester. This means cramming, all-nighters, caffeine binges – in a simple word, stress. But many students are still stuck on the midterm mountain, awaiting test grades, feedback on papers or simply an upgraded average for the semester. Though many students expect…

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