Crime rate drops on campus

  Crime rate has a certain place in the brains and thought processes for the students and faculty of WT. Like anywhere else, people want to feel safe where they have to be for extended periods of time. If a person feels safe, they feel comfortable in their surroundings, thus making for a more enjoyable…

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Students should examine, debate personal views

With the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, questions arise about what role patriotism plays in the life of a student attending college. Most undergraduates are going to have been born sometime between the fall of the Soviet Union and the Sept. 11 attacks, closer to the former rather than the latter and…

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Buffs to host Tarleton Texans

While the West Texas A&M football team endured a rough start to their 2014 season against CSU-Pueblo, the Buffs return for a home tilt against Lone Star Conference rival Tarleton State on Sept. 13. Even though the Buffs were held without a touchdown for the first time since 2005, the team remains optimistic going into…

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Adjuncts among WT faculty

Accessibility of professors is something that is often essential to students at the university level. Office hours are sometimes crucial, and at times required, to being successful in the college classroom. What some students don’t realize, however, is that some of their professors are not full-time professors. Some students take a class with an adjunct,…

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WTAMU carries on rituals

The spirit of WT and some of its traditions are coming back to life as various sports seasons are underway.  From volleyball to football, and other sports in between, Buff fans are coming back together to show their support and encouragement to the university and its athletes. Students and fans from the community supported the…

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WT opens with CSU-Pueblo

Despite facing a tough opening slate and coming off a three-way quarterback battle, Head Coach Mike Nesbitt and the West Texas A&M Buffalo football team appear up to the challenge for the 2014 campaign. The Buffs begin their season against the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Neta and Eddie McRose…

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Rodeo takes work, dedication

Walking into the arena, a million thoughts cross her mind. Is this arena big or small? What kind of setup is this? She watches the calves to see what they’re like, knowing she must outsmart the calf she draws in order to succeed. Depending on her draw and the weather, she could end up riding…

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New iPhone revealed

For months there have been rumors swirling around about the new features that Apple has added to the iPhone 6. Each year Apple releases the next generation of the smartphone. Though this year, Apple has devised a plan to unveil two new smartphones. According to the tech site, MacRumors the expected release date for the…

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Forrest runs to IMAX

He’s been a soldier, a shrimp boat captain and a cross-country runner. He was an All-American football player, an international Ping-Pong player, and among the first Americans to visit China in “a million years, or something like that.” He’s been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and accidentally discovered the Watergate Scandal. He was continually…

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WTAMU student travels to China for internship

There are more than 24 million people who gaze upon the bright lights of Shanghai, China and call it home. Others travel there to embrace the rich culture, indulge in the cuisine or simply take on the international business world. For one West Texas A&M University student, Shanghai brought him an internship of lifetime. Alex…

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