University Police extend services into community

While the University Police Department offers many services to students on campus, they also provide similar services to students off campus in the Canyon community. They are state certified peace officers with jurisdiction, so they are available to help anyone in the community if they are able to do so.   “UPD is dedicated to…

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Health concerns arise following Ebola outbreak

The world is currently facing the biggest Ebola outbreak in history. Ebola is affecting many countries, more so in West Africa. Approximately half of those who have been exposed to Ebola have died.   “The Safety and health of our campus community is of the highest priority,” Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, president of West Texas…

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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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Suddenlink, Viacom not on terms, spark reaction

Recently, Viacom, which provides channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, pulled its channels from Suddenlink programming. The move comes after months of failed negotiations between the two sides, with Suddenlink claiming to try to get the lowest price possible to keep customer prices low. According to www.suddenlinkonyourside.com, Viacom is mostly responsible for the…

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WT fraternity raises funds for cancer foundation

West Texas A&M University’s Zeta Kappa chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will host its third Tau-Gate Toss on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in the tailgate area of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Tau-Gate Toss is a cornhole tournament that will take place during the tailgating before the Buff football game against Texas…

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UPD program targets thefts

Property theft is occurring more often on campus, but the University Police Department has an online solution to stolen property. Operation Lockout Theft allows students, staff and faculty to register their important possessions online. “Operation Lockout Theft has been in place for several years,” Shawn Burns, West Texas A&M University Chief of Police, said. “It…

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Varsity Theatre, a Canyon landmark, has closed

On Sept. 20, 1948 Varsity Theatre opened with the premier of “Triple Threat”. Sixty-six years later, the theatre closed its doors. In late August, the theatre officially shut down due to lack of funding for necessary repairs. According to many students, the Varsity Theatre was an integral piece of Canyon’s legacy. “You go down to…

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WT professor volunteers with local equine rescue

Dr. Bonney MacDonald, an English professor at WTAMU for six years, has been bringing recognition to Canyon’s Dove Creek Ranch, an equine rescue facility, through her American Literature classes. Five or six students have volunteered at Dove Creek Ranch as a direct result of Dr. MacDonald’s influence. “I volunteer every other Saturday for about two…

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The Paper Crane hosts new Back-to-School Bash

The Paper Crane, a local art gallery and coffee shop, hosted their first Back-to-School Bash to benefit area schools on Friday, Aug. 29. The event was held to fundraise school supplies needed for Canyon Independent School District elementary schools. Event attendees could receive 50 percent off of beverages purchased if they donated a package of…

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