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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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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