Living Learning Communities begin second year

This year, West Texas A&M University residence halls have academically-based living learning communities that are connected to specific majors to celebrate students’ interests above and beyond their academic pursuits. In a living learning community, students are surrounded in their residence hall by other students with similar interests based on major.   Students who participate in…

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Starbucks opens after delays

On Monday the long-awaited Starbucks coffee opened its doors in the Jack B. Kelley food court. Established in the location in which a Java City coffee shop was the previous occupant, this is the first Starbucks to open in Canyon. There has been much buzz across the campus centered on the anticipation of the well-known…

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Davis is strong on education and women’s rights

Ed. Note: Written with the help of Russell Sanderson and Tyler Anderson   The name of Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, quickly became recognized across Texas during the summer of 2013 with her 11-hour long filibuster against Texas Senate Bill 5. While the filibuster succeeded in thwarting a vote on the issue…

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Abbott strongly believes in Second Amendement

Ed. Note: Written with the help of Alyssa Bonner and Jasmin Ruiz Texas is known in the political world as a primarily red state. This election season, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott hopes to continue this trend and has recently gained endorsement from Walker, Texas Ranger himself, Chuck Norris. Norris rallied in San Antonio alongside…

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LWV promotes voter registration for WT students

This group has been present on West Texas A&M University’s campus in recent weeks and makes it their duty to provide accurate and carefully researched information to communities that seek to make knowledgeable voting choices. The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 and made great strides within that year, helping in the fight…

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Race for Lieutenant Governor

As the Nov. 4 election date approaches, residents have been captivated by the race for Governor in Texas. Barbs thrown back and forth between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have kept the public watching closely, and they have been thrust into the spotlight more so than any other candidate for any other seat. This is…

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Students can work campaigns

With 2014 midterm elections approaching, the growing momentum to vote by sending those ballots has arrived. As reported by the Washington Post on Oct. 20, this is the most expensive midterm to date. Politicians are starting to make their final touches as their campaigns begin to wrap up. Students often have opportunities to be involved…

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HSA shares Hispanic culture

The Hispanic Student Association made tribute to Hispanic tradition by hosting a three day event, Hispanic Heritage Week. These events were designed to inform and educate students about the Hispanic culture. “This is the first time we do this,” Maria Mendoza Junior Bilingual ec-6th major, said. “We plan on doing this every year and hopes…

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