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WTAMU undergrads presented with new scholarship opportunity
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor • January 18, 2021

The Black Women’s Association of WTAMU has created a new scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students at West Texas A&M University with the Martin Luther King Jr. Video Essay Contest. The scholarship contest encourages students to “Be...

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The US COVID-19 numbers continue to rise with no lockdown and little mask enforcement.
Joe Biden's first 100 days in office will seek a return to scientific pandemic response
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • December 6, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has been very vocal about his plans to help stave off a longer bout of COVID-19 even before his securing of the job. On the campaign trail, he displayed support for both the USA’s leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony...

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The WTAMU Horse Judging Team won NRHA world championships and placed as reserve champion at the AQHA world competition.
WTAMU Horse Judging Team places at the top at World Championships
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2020

West Texas A&M University’s very own Horse Judging Team received top honors yet again at World Championships on Nov. 7 and 9, 2020, earning them both champion and reserve awards. This is an old hat for the team as they have won 125 champion and...

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Kayla Hernandez, a freshman animal science/pre-vet major, and Alexis Nevarez,  a freshman Biology Pre-dental major wait to donate blood for the first time.
You’re somebody’s type: West Texas A&M’s Blood Drive
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • January 24, 2021

Disasters strike every single day, from car accidents to natural disasters. Cancer patients, children with anemia, women with complications in pregnancy, and trauma victims all have one thing in common; blood can save their lives. For even simple procedures...

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These strange times have caused the pandemic to become a hot political topic.
The politics of wearing a mask
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor • November 30, 2020

Masks have somewhat become a norm for many with the ongoing pandemic. However, with all of the craziness that has come with 2020, wearing a mask has seemed to spark the most controversy. In July of this year, Governor Greg Abbot mandated Texans to...

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“Of the several thousand students I have taught in my career, and the few hundred I have personally advised, I do not hesitate to say that Kylie is in the top one percent," said Dr. Brock Blaser, associate professor of plant science.
Kylie Scott named WTAMU Intern of the Year
Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter • November 22, 2020

West Texas A&M University recently named Kylie Scott, a plant, soil and environmental science major, as Intern of the Year.  According to a WTAMU press release, Scott was honored Friday during a Zoom reception for her work at Corteva Agriscience’s...

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With COVID-19 still a concern, sports have taken a major hit. However, WTAMU
WTAMU soccer keeps on kicking
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • November 13, 2020

With COVID-19 still a concern, sports have taken a major hit. Seasons have been shortened, games have the chance of being canceled last minute and athletes are having to take extra precautions. The same goes for West Texas A&M University’s men’s and...

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The Lady Buffs checking out the competition.
Lady Buff volleyball team beats Lubbock Christian Chaps
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • November 12, 2020

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Lady Buff volleyball team beat the Lubbock Christian University Chaps not in just one game, but two. In the first game, the Lady Buffs took it in three out of four and in the second game took it in three out of three. In the...

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The Buffs take the mound for this years annual softball intramural league.
Softball with the Buffs
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • November 5, 2020

Intramural sports is playing a big role with many students here on campus at West Texas A&M University. Intramurals is finally gearing up for softball to be ready to run the bases starting Nov. 3, 2020. “So no one can make a team anymore. All the...

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With diverse and unique stories that stretch the boundaries of the logical world, it’s no surprise that the anime platform has grown immensely on Netflix.
Viewers are going otaku for Netflix’s new listings; The increase of anime on Netflix
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • November 20, 2020

Giant statues of anime characters, cosplayers, Pikachu festivals and even stores dedicated to anime is a common factor of daily life in Japan. What many people simply see as a cartoon has shaped a whole culture. With diverse and unique stories that stretch...

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A play that has been performed for many years outdone by WTAMU Theatre Department.
"The Caucasian Chalk Circle": An outstanding WTAMU performance
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • November 19, 2020

On Nov. 12 and 13, The West Texas A&M University Theatre Department presented a livestream production of “The Caucasion Chalk Circle”, a play written by Bertolt Brecht and first produced in 1948. The play is set after World War II and is about...

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek put his heart and soul into his work and will be missed
Alex Trebek: A "Jeopardy" icon
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • November 12, 2020

Mr. Alex Trebek, who passed Sunday Nov. 8, 2020, we all know him as the witty host of the popular game show "Jeopardy." He has hosted the show for many years seeing countless contestants put their brain IQ to the test. According to an article by The...

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The American flag waving proudly in the wind.
Being purple in the fight between red and blue
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • December 4, 2020

What a time it is to be alive, seriously. I’m not just talking about the pandemic, but the progressive era in America. The status quo is being pushed and people are finding their own opinions and voice in society. This year’s election was an eye opener...

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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.
Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.