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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Laundry maintenance issues arise in dormitories

As students go about their college lives, they end up doing laundry. However, recently a number of on-campus residents have found this regular, mundane task far more difficult than usual, as extended use of machines has led to an extensive number of equipment issues. “It’s a lot harder to get your laundry done when you…

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Can food pantry lends helping hand to students

At West Texas A&M University, there are programs and groups dedicated to helping students. A program with this objective in mind is the Buffs Can food pantry. Established by the combined efforts of both CORE and WT’s Student Government, Buffs Can first opened its doors in March of this year.  Nonperishable vegetables, fruit, protein, starches…

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WT adjusts to co-ed changes

West Texas A&M University has converted Jarrett Hall from an all-male hall to a co-ed hall over the summer. Jarrett Hall was converted in order to meet housing demands on campus. There is no shortage of housing on campus, however, the conversion of the hall gives Residential Living more space to work with. “People have…

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WT professor volunteers with local equine rescue

Dr. Bonney MacDonald, an English professor at WTAMU for six years, has been bringing recognition to Canyon’s Dove Creek Ranch, an equine rescue facility, through her American Literature classes. Five or six students have volunteered at Dove Creek Ranch as a direct result of Dr. MacDonald’s influence. “I volunteer every other Saturday for about two…

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Hashtags enable dialogue over domestic violence

Word on the street is that hashtags are taking over the world of social media. United States news outlets agree and have grabbed ahold of the hashtag in recent media stories and often feed them into mainstream news. There has been an increased effort from the media to view these hashtags and the content behind…

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