Wages affect student workers

Minimum wage works out to about 12 cents a minute.   At the beginning of 2015, the minimum wage was raised in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Texas was not among them, the state’s minimum wage still resting at the Federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. This translates to just over $15,000 a…

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Winter storm closes campus

Last Wednesday night, West Texas A&M University students could be seen taking advantage of quickly falling snow. The storm and its almost immediate effects on area roadways led many community institutions to closure the following day. WT was no exception; the weather conditions fell into the specific criterion required to consider cancellation of classes –…

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WT alum finalist in Teacher of the Year program

For the first time in Texas since 1995 a local teacher who graduated from West Texas A&M University is one of the four finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Program. The National Teacher of the Year program is ran by the Council of Chief State School Officers. This program recognizes teachers for their…

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Obama proposes plan for free community college

President Obama proposed a plan, named America’s College Promise, to provide free community college on Jan. 9 and reiterated his proposed plan during the State of the Union Address on Jan. 20. His proposed plan would make the federal government responsible for 75 percent of the average cost of attendance for a community college with…

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Honors Program Challenges Students

Students who attend West Texas A&M University strive for a higher education that prepares them for the professional world. They go to WT to get an exceptional college experience from a school that, according to the Princeton Review, is considered to be one of the best in the west. There are those who strive for…

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University Police extend services into community

While the University Police Department offers many services to students on campus, they also provide similar services to students off campus in the Canyon community. They are state certified peace officers with jurisdiction, so they are available to help anyone in the community if they are able to do so.   “UPD is dedicated to…

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BuffCASH locations expand beyond WT campus

The Buffalo Gold Card system started in 1997 when the newly formed Buff Card office accepted buts from different billing companies and presented the proposal to the campus committee. The initial idea was simply to create a universal access card. “Before then there was a card for everything, a punch card for athletic privileges, a…

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Faces of Feminism panel opens first conference

TIME Magazine recently produced its fourth annual poll focusing on words that have become annoying enough to some to earn honorary banishment from today’s cultural lexicon. Contenders include “yaaaas,” “bae,” “turnt” and “feminist.” Last Thursday, students and faculty gathered for the first of a series of panel discussions surrounding the ideals of feminism. Panelists and…

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Movies provide lecture alternatives to professors

With the technology that is provided in the classroom today, teachers are able to show students a different way of learning, such as watching movies in the classroom. “A lot of the time they show examples,” Jenna Harrison, senior Broadcast Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations, said. “In Dr. O’s [Osei-Hwere] class she shows videos…

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