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More than a tiara, and more than a dress
[ 0 ] April 8, 2014 |

More than a tiara, and more than a dress

Wearing beautiful dresses, wearing a sparkling tiara and being one of “those girls” is something that many young girls dream about and wish for. For some, this is merely a dream, something she can only wish for. For others, this becomes a reality. Some girls grow up to be queens, but not of a country. […]

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An uphill struggle to change a last name
[ 1 ] April 1, 2014 |

An uphill struggle to change a last name

At 20 years old, Josh Clift-Jinkens has grasped the American dream. He works full time. He goes to school full time at West Texas A&M University, and is also a married homeowner. The American dream, however, is complicated for those who defy social norms. In settling down after his marriage and honeymoon trip to Seattle, […]

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WT home to military nursing professor
[ 0 ] March 18, 2014 |

WT home to military nursing professor

West Texas A&M University is home to more than 200 student veterans. These students can receive benefits through Veterans Services and can network with other veteran students in the WTAMU Veterans Network, a student organization. In addition to the many veteran students, WT is home to a military professor, Nancy Turrubiates. Turrubiates is an instructor […]

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WT students convey on Venezuela crisis
[ 0 ] March 4, 2014 |

WT students convey on Venezuela crisis

On Feb. 12, protests in Venezuela garnered worldwide attention when three protestors in Caracas, Venezuela, were shot and killed by police. Since then three more people have died in the midst of protests and demonstrations and four others have died as the result of a spike in violent crime. The protests began with students demanding […]

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Scarbrough maintains his ties with WT
[ 0 ] February 25, 2014 |

Scarbrough maintains his ties with WT

Kirk Scarbrough, the Director of Internal Communication of Teach for America, conducted the keynote speech and multimedia presentation during the middle of Communication Week on Feb. 18, taking the place of former presidential speechwriter, Jon Favreau. Beforehand, Favreau had messaged the head of the Department of Communication, Dr. Trudy Hanson, citing that he had caught […]

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WT’s Food Pantry
[ 0 ] February 25, 2014 |

WT’s Food Pantry

West Texas A&M University, through the work of students, the student government and student affairs, has decided to open a food pantry. This pantry is currently in a temporary location at the old information desk in the JBK.  The Grand Opening will be on March 18. “We have been working really hard to get to […]

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WTAMU students work graveyard shifts
[ 0 ] February 19, 2014 |

WTAMU students work graveyard shifts

Is working from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., also known as the night shift or the Graveyard shift, worth working? Currently working Walmart’s night shift is Ramiro Juan Navarro, junior Computer Information Systems Major. “[It’s been] almost 3 months working this shift and there are those days that I’m just too tired,” Navarro said. “I […]

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Graduate and teaching assistants at WT
[ 0 ] February 11, 2014 |

Graduate and teaching assistants at WT

  “I would love to teach this kind of stuff,” said Izaak Chavez, a graduate student in Communication and graduate assistant to the department for all professors who require assistance in teaching the class or grading papers. To be a graduate assistant, one must be accepted into graduate school and the position must tie into […]

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WT students overcome homesickness
[ 0 ] February 4, 2014 |

WT students overcome homesickness

Going away to college can be a bittersweet transition in a person’s life. It comes with saying goodbye to friends, family and classmates, along with the excitement of a new environment, new friends and a new start. For some, it also comes with homesickness. Homesickness is a natural thing, and it can happen to anyone. […]

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School of Music
[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

School of Music

The WTAMU School of Music will continue a long standing tradition this Thursday, January 31. This tradition is Music Career Day, which has happened on campus longer than anyone can remember. The School of Music hosts Music Career Day every year to help high school students understand how the music program works, as well as […]

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