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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Kickboxing helps students lead healthy lifestyles

Many students at West Texas A&M University find kickboxing a fun and challenging form of exercise that helps maintain their health during college.   Colleen Pitts, WT Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach and former college athlete, believes that college students should find a workout routine that best suits their schedule and ability.   “I feel that…

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Organizations help in diversifying student body

Diversity means different things to different people, but there are similarities between most of the definitions. It is something that college campuses everywhere strive to succeed at.   There are organizations on every campus that help diversify the different communities. These organizations are there so that students can get involved and meet new people. These…

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WT Theatre program performs ‘Charlie Brown’

West Texas A&M University Theater Department performs “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” the musical, an adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip series, “Peanuts.”   Directed by Andrew Barratt Lewis, the show contains the classic “Peanuts” characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Lucy and Snoopy.   “I feel like setting the ‘Peanuts’ characters…

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Health concerns arise following Ebola outbreak

The world is currently facing the biggest Ebola outbreak in history. Ebola is affecting many countries, more so in West Africa. Approximately half of those who have been exposed to Ebola have died.   “The Safety and health of our campus community is of the highest priority,” Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, president of West Texas…

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