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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More non-traditional students attending college

Non-traditional students of all ages are finding their way to colleges across the country more and more each semester, with West Texas A&M University seeing a growing and diverse community in reagards to age.   The National Center for Education Statistics reported that out of 21 million college students in 2012, eight million were 25…

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PPHM hosts party to celebrate Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe once was the professor of the Art Department at West Texas A&M University back in 1914 when it still was West Texas Normal College. Miss O’Keeffe moved west for Texas from her home of Williamsburg, VA in 1912 to experience the so-called wild west. Hearing the stories of the ‘Wild West’ and ‘Billy…

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WT starts Rifle Club to teach safety and control

Colton Meyer, along with other students at West Texas A&M University, recently began the WT Trap and Skeet Club, which will compete in shooting events and teach gun safety.   “Most of us have a shooting background back before high school,” Meyer, senior Animal Science major, said. ”The competitive shooting events are something that we…

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