Grade schoolers battle arsenic in water

While most people tend to think that the tap water they are drinking is relatively safe and contains no chemicals, it wasn’t the case for the townspeople in Whiteface, Texas. “The project started out when one of the other team members had done a project over this and found out there was dangerous levels in…

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Mother-daughter duo create unique marketing scheme

Morgan Smith, senior broadcast journalism major, works as the Marketing Specialist for Barbwire Inc. with her mother, Barbara Sconyers, founder and president of the company. The two have embarked on a new creative endeavor-selling their product out of a trunk in the trunk of a car. Smith will be on campus throughout the week from…

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WT’s scholarships for summer classes

It is a well-known fact that a college education is expensive. It is common to hear conversations about the subject anytime on campus. When it comes to paying for summer classes, the situation is very much the same. Many students would like to take summer courses to help reach their degree requirements, but have a…

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Theatre department performs Macbeth

“Loved it,” Jessica Vallejor, junior English education major, said. “There were moments where I forgot to breathe.” On April 10, the West Texas A&M University Theatre Department began its performances of Macbeth in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre . Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies in which a Scottish Thane is prophesized to about…

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Update on washers in the WT dorms

West Texas A & M students left spring break a few weeks ago with the hope of getting the washing machines fixed in most dorms. The dorms were a crisis for most students living in the dorm as it interfered with their sleeping, and studying schedules. “I had to make time just to wash clothes,…

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Amarillo Museum of Art hosts student art

West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College held their yearly art show on April 4. The art show was hosted by the Amarillo Museum of Art, where more than 100 students and faculty from both AC and WTAMU displayed their work. For students to participate in the show, they are required to submit their artwork…

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Student Employment Services gives back

This week, the students who work on campus are being honored during Student Employee Appreciation Week. This is a nationally organized event, but every university does it in its own way. “I think we have a really good program for Student Employee Appreciation Week, and it’s been in place for a number of years,” Jana…

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Akinyemi voted student body president

On April 1 and April 2, voting for the run-off election between Benton Allen and Edward Akinyemi took place. During their first campaign, both candidates didn’t meet the requirements of votes needed due to plurality and had to go through a second campaign. In the runoff election, Edward Akinyemi became the new West Texas A&M…

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Lost painting discovered at the PPHM

A little known fact is that about five percent of the art work at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum has very little known it.  One of these paintings was a piece that was donated to the PPHM in 1966 by the widow of Dewitt M. Lockman.  Lockman was a rather famous portrait painter in at…

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The dead rise again Humans vs. Zombies

It’s spring. The weather is getting warmer, green leaves grow on the trees, the dead rise and the Nerf bullets fly. It’s time again for Humans vs. Zombies at West Texas A&M University, a game where students battle with blasters against their undead classmates from April 7 through April 10. Organized by the RHA, the…

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