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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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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From college housing to off campus

When it comes to housing while one goes to college, there are those who are proponents of living on campus, and there are those who move off campus as soon as they possibly can. There are undoubtedly positives and negatives to both views, which is why one of the best things a college student can…

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Dark Souls 2 adds polish and difficulty

The philosophy behind the Souls series of games has always differed from other mainstream games. Never unfair but always uncompromisingly unforgiving, the slightest mistakes are punished and the game never holds the player’s hand. While Demon’s Souls didn’t meet major mainstream success, it introduced a number of innovations, especially in the multiplayer arena with PvP…

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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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WT students manage their disabilities

The college life isn’t easy. Many students have to learn how to balance time, manage a part-time or full-time job or two and count the hours to make sure that they get enough sleep. Although this balancing act is a challenge that students face, most do so without a hassle. In addition, there are many…

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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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Slaughter’s Sports Talk

Injustice can only happen for so long until action by those being mistreated takes form. The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) has taken monumental steps in breaking down the barriers presented to college athletes by the NCAA. Founded in early January, CAPA has set an agenda for the possibility for college athletes to collectively bargain…

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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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