Lady Buffs to play in South Central tournament

After a heartbreaking loss to the Tarleton State University TexAnns in last weekend’s Lone Star Conference volleyball championship tournament, the Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M University had to wait for an online selection show to find out their playoff fate. The Lady Buffs, two-time defending South Central regional champions, will make their 25th overall…

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BuffCASH locations expand beyond WT campus

The Buffalo Gold Card system started in 1997 when the newly formed Buff Card office accepted buts from different billing companies and presented the proposal to the campus committee. The initial idea was simply to create a universal access card. “Before then there was a card for everything, a punch card for athletic privileges, a…

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Faces of Feminism panel opens first conference

TIME Magazine recently produced its fourth annual poll focusing on words that have become annoying enough to some to earn honorary banishment from today’s cultural lexicon. Contenders include “yaaaas,” “bae,” “turnt” and “feminist.” Last Thursday, students and faculty gathered for the first of a series of panel discussions surrounding the ideals of feminism. Panelists and…

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Kickboxing helps students lead healthy lifestyles

Many students at West Texas A&M University find kickboxing a fun and challenging form of exercise that helps maintain their health during college.   Colleen Pitts, WT Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach and former college athlete, believes that college students should find a workout routine that best suits their schedule and ability.   “I feel that…

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Movies provide lecture alternatives to professors

With the technology that is provided in the classroom today, teachers are able to show students a different way of learning, such as watching movies in the classroom. “A lot of the time they show examples,” Jenna Harrison, senior Broadcast Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations, said. “In Dr. O’s [Osei-Hwere] class she shows videos…

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Organizations help in diversifying student body

Diversity means different things to different people, but there are similarities between most of the definitions. It is something that college campuses everywhere strive to succeed at.   There are organizations on every campus that help diversify the different communities. These organizations are there so that students can get involved and meet new people. These…

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Food pantries on campuses help alleviate hunger

College is expensive. Each year the cost of living plus tuition plus school supplies is steadily increasing. This means that the number of college students going hungry is steadily increasing too. Though the exact number of hungry students is hard to gauge, according to Hunger in America 2014, 31% of students report having to choose…

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LSC basketball preseason polls, awards released

The Lone Star Conference’s preseason polls and awards for basketball were announced on Oct. 29, and the season began for both the Lady Buffs and Buffs teams Nov. 14.   The preseason polls done by the LSC, according to www.lonestarconference.org, reflect the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives…

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