Shack-A-Thon 7.0 draws near

West Texas A&M University’s Give-A-Goat/Shack-A-Thon 7.0 will take place on Wednesday, April 15, on the east side of Old Main beginning at 8 a.m. Shack-A-Thon was established in 2008 by the Buffs for Christ student ministry as an effort to raise money in hopes of building an AIDS clinic in Africa. In 2009, the WT…

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Back the Buffs program aids in student fundraising

West Texas A&M University is beginning to provide free crowdfunding services for selected student organizations.   Instead of resorting to third party sites, these organizations can apply to be part of the Back the Buffs program. This program utilizes two networks of people: the Alumni through the Department of Institutional Advancement and the friends and…

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Ag program adds new facility

West Texas A&M University is growing quickly, and with more growth comes a few issues. As students and faculty are well aware, parking is not the only issue with the growth. There is also a need to fit students into classrooms and labs in order to provide the best education for them. This is a…

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Helping Hearts offers guidance to abuse victims

Sexual abuse. Physical abuse. Emotional abuse. Women often fall victim to these types of crimes. When a sexual assault happens on campus, there are “mandatory reporters” who are required to report it, though students are never forced to speak up.   Becky Lopez, Title IX Coordinator at West Texas A&M University, said it sometimes takes…

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S.A.G.E. hosts benefit dance

West Texas A&M is gearing up for the Dance Marathon on March 28 at Legacy Hall in the Jack. B. Kelly Center. The concert will last from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will consist of games, food and dancing. The Dance Marathon will be hosted by the campus organization known as S.A.G.E.   S.A.G.E…

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Anniversary of Selma marches sparks conversation

Thousands of people from around the country packed onto an Alabama Bridge last Sunday to commemorate the infamous and violent confrontation between Alabama police and innocent protestors.   Fifty years ago, protestors lined up on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to walk from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. in protest for the support of equality and the…

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Student Government implementing new changes

Edward Akinyemi, last year’s president, was reelected to office and newcomer Kathryn Salcido will serve as Vice President. There no one in the running for the Chief Justice position, so for the time being Cameron Tipton will retain his position.   “It’s great to see what hard work and dedication can get you,” Akinyemi said…

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Students test new technology

A student group at West Texas A&M University, MEDIAMinds, is one of the first to do beta testing on a new piece of technology that works with video production.   The students and Dr. Leigh Browning, professor of Business Communication, paired up with WT alum Paul Miller to begin beta testing on the Time Code…

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Sexual assault survivors lose power, sense of self

Ed. Note – Jasmine Ruiz also contributed to this story   Their power is taken away. Their sense of self and security are shattered. People they trusted have hurt them emotionally and physically, and their voice has been taken away. This is true of survivors of sexual assault, according to Dr. Leigh Green, assistant professor…

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