Mentorships are key to college students

Many find the college experience ironic the closer graduation date approaches. Seniors have just started to understand what the University life is all about and how to function at a collegiate level, while many freshman students are still adjusting to this new life milestone. Sophomores are still figuring out where they belong on campus, and…

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WT Dance Department hosts concert

“The show was a smash hit. We had a great audience. We had some technical difficulties, but the show went on,” Leslie Williams, Associate Professor and Director of Dance, said. With finals just ahead and the anticipation of seniors who will the graduate next week, the dance department was able to put on a flawless…

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Amarillo Venom halt the Wildcatters

After nearly a month on the road, the Amarillo Venom returned home to host the Wildcatters of West Texas on April 26 at the Cal Faley Coliseum of the Amarillo Civic Center. After starting the season with three consecutive victories, they would drop the next two on the road to San Angelo and New Mexico…

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Outdoor Pursuits adds adventure to WT

Located at the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the campus of West Texas A&M, the Office of Recreational Sports houses more than just intramurals and oversight of the amenities that the building provides. WTAMU Outdoor Pursuits is a program dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technical outdoor skills, safety, judgment and leadership on extended outdoor expeditions…

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Women of the West exhibit opening soon

On April 25, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum had a reception to celebrate the museum wide gallery opening dedicated to Women in the West. There are six galleries dedicated to this exhibit, including Gems of the Plains, and Girls of the Golden West: Photography from the Permanent collection.  These two exhibits are on the first floor…

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Dance Academy starts competition team

The West Texas A&M University Dance Department is home to the WTAMU Dance Academy. This past year the Dance Academy started its first ever competition team that has flourished through the Dance Academy at WTAMU. The WT Dance Academy is a dance school for children ages three to 18 offering classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet,…

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Counseling Services

With finals week swiftly approaching, the level of anxiety on campus is rising as students prepare for their exams. Testing anxiety is common among college students, especially near the times of midterms and finals. While this type of anxiety does have a negative effect on students’ performance on their finals, there is a resource on…

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Traveling Through Tales bring stories to WT

When students think of storytelling, they think about being in kindergarten again sitting in a circle with classmates while a teacher reads to them out loud. But the Communication Department at West Texas A&M University thinks of it as more than that. Traveling Through Tales is the name of the theme for this year’s Storytelling…

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WT Lady Buff softball sweep the Zias

The No. 1 ranked West Texas A&M Lady Buffs would maintain their dominance, easing past Eastern New Mexico by scores of 4-0 and 10-1 in five innings on April 18. With the home sweep, the Lady Buffs haven’t dropped a game to the Zias since 2010 and extend their current winning streak to 17 games…

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Slaughter’s Sports Talk

A common phrase in sporting communities is “leave it all on the field.” This phrase has motivated athletes to give it their all and leave no doubts once competition has ceased. Former NFL All Pro Chad Johnson believes he has plenty left in the tank to leave on the field. Once known for his popular celebratory…

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