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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Issues in financial aid arise among WT students

Many students at West Texas A&M University have been experiencing difficulties in receiving their financial aid. The financial aid office is also having difficulties in giving the students their financial aid on time. The financial aid office has been looking for ways to improve so students can receive their financial aid. “The biggest problem is…

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Sororities implement new by-law for social media

Sororities on the campus of West Texas A&M University approached Greek Recruitment week in a new way this semester. They participated in a social media black out. “Every year they have some challenges, some tensions,” Matt Maples, Associate Director of Student Activities, said. “If we have a disagreement or a recruitment violation from a chapter…

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