HSA shares Hispanic culture

The Hispanic Student Association made tribute to Hispanic tradition by hosting a three day event, Hispanic Heritage Week. These events were designed to inform and educate students about the Hispanic culture. “This is the first time we do this,” Maria Mendoza Junior Bilingual ec-6th major, said. “We plan on doing this every year and hopes…

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Suddenlink, Viacom not on terms, spark reaction

Recently, Viacom, which provides channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, pulled its channels from Suddenlink programming. The move comes after months of failed negotiations between the two sides, with Suddenlink claiming to try to get the lowest price possible to keep customer prices low. According to www.suddenlinkonyourside.com, Viacom is mostly responsible for the…

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WT fraternity raises funds for cancer foundation

West Texas A&M University’s Zeta Kappa chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will host its third Tau-Gate Toss on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in the tailgate area of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Tau-Gate Toss is a cornhole tournament that will take place during the tailgating before the Buff football game against Texas…

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Some students get Buff Alerts while others don’t

Buff Alerts is an emergency notification that gives West Texas A&M University the ability to communicate messages through text or email in case of an emergency, regardless of your location. Anyone that is signed up to Buff Alerts, which you can do easily by going onto the WT’s website and completing a brief enrollment, is…

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Promise of a Pencil author speaks at convocation

  Adam Braun, CEO and founder of the for-purpose organization Pencils of Promise, spoke last Thursday at the annual Freshman Convocation in the First United Bank Center. Braun’s novel, “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change,” was the Freshman Reader for this year. The novel is an autobiography about…

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UPD program targets thefts

Property theft is occurring more often on campus, but the University Police Department has an online solution to stolen property. Operation Lockout Theft allows students, staff and faculty to register their important possessions online. “Operation Lockout Theft has been in place for several years,” Shawn Burns, West Texas A&M University Chief of Police, said. “It…

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Gates to be installed on 26th

Beginning in the fall semester at West Texas A&M University, part of 26th Street was blocked for safety purposes. There had been many concerns that drivers were speeding or avoiding the bumps, which was placing pedestrians in danger. Students running late and in a hurry would avoid walking in the designated crosswalks. “With the increase…

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WTAMU student enrollment continues to grow

West Texas A&M University has increased significantly and sits at the highest level of enrollment in history. Students enrolled aren’t just coming from Texas, but are coming from almost everywhere. “Fifty-seven percent of our out of state students come from five states.  Those states are New Mexico, Colorado, California, Oklahoma, and Kansas,” Jarvis Hampton, Director…

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Varsity Theatre, a Canyon landmark, has closed

On Sept. 20, 1948 Varsity Theatre opened with the premier of “Triple Threat”. Sixty-six years later, the theatre closed its doors. In late August, the theatre officially shut down due to lack of funding for necessary repairs. According to many students, the Varsity Theatre was an integral piece of Canyon’s legacy. “You go down to…

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