Communication Department hosts annual Communication Week

The spring semester is in full force, and in the Department of Communication at West Texas A&M University it is time to celebrate with a week of events.  The Mass Communication and Communication programs, respectively, team up once a year for the annual Communication Week, or “Comm Week.”  This weeklong, event-filled endeavor is put together…

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ACE program helps students

West Texas A&M University currently has a partnership with a scholarship program in Amarillo known as Achievement through Commitment to Education. ACE was established in 1994 at Palo Duro High School. In 2002, ACE was implemented at an additional Amarillo area school, Caprock High School. Recently, ACE added Tascosa High School to their programs and…

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PULSE hosts Sexual Responsibility week in JBK

The Texas Panhandle has an unfortunate problem, one that many school systems fail to properly educate young teens about. Sex Education is a touchy topic in the area; schools, teachers and parents differ on the method and content of sex education, or whether it should be taught at all.   “We didn’t have sex ed…

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UPD makes arrest in improper photography case

West Texas A&M University Police made an arrest on Jan. 22 after it was reported that there was a suspicious looking man in the Virgil Henson Activity Center Women’s locker room the day prior. The eyewitness report also states that the suspect fled on foot after being confronted while taking pictures of a minor in…

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WTAMU prepares for system changeover in fall

West Texas A&M University students and faculty members will no longer be using the Angel Learning Management System (LMS) for online classes and other course-related content. Starting in the fall of 2015, students and faculty will be using Blackboard. Blackboard is similar to the current WTClass system and is a learning management system that is…

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International students facing financial struggles

Hundreds of thousands of international students come to the United States to study and take advantage of its quality education. In fact, according to a 2012 USA Today article, there were 764,495 international students in the U.S. That number has increased since then, and will continue to increase. Some of those students, though, run into…

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Wages affect student workers

Minimum wage works out to about 12 cents a minute.   At the beginning of 2015, the minimum wage was raised in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Texas was not among them, the state’s minimum wage still resting at the Federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. This translates to just over $15,000 a…

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Winter storm closes campus

Last Wednesday night, West Texas A&M University students could be seen taking advantage of quickly falling snow. The storm and its almost immediate effects on area roadways led many community institutions to closure the following day. WT was no exception; the weather conditions fell into the specific criterion required to consider cancellation of classes –…

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