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President-elect Joe Biden announced his COVID-19 taskforce Nov. 9, 2020 at his COVID-19 briefing.
Two potential vaccines and Biden’s COVID-19 taskforce
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden named his coronavirus taskforce which includes a team of public health and science experts. This was announced that same day the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfzier and BioNTech were reported as strongly effective. According...

“Paul Engler’s true grit and entrepreneurial spirit completely reshaped the cattle industry, and his legacy will continue to mold West Texas A&M for the foreseeable future," said University President Dr. Walter Wendler.
Paul Engler presents the first annual donation of his $80 million gift to WTAMU
Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter • November 15, 2020

According to a West Texas A&M University press release a pair of checks totaling $1 million were presented on Nov. 6 to the West Texas A&M...

The Office of Student Engagement is now completely virtual.
The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership goes virtual
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • November 14, 2020

West Texas A&M University’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (OSEL) has moved online due to the ongoing issues arising from...

The map of the United States color-coded according to the electoral points each candidate had garnered. All eyes were on Nevada.
2020 Election results and opinions
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • November 13, 2020

Four years have passed since the U.S. received Donald Trump as its president. And whether or not he would reprise this role or he would be...

Many memes were posted comparing the counting times between different states, especially Nevada.
Ballot counting in the 2020 Presidential Election
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief • November 10, 2020

If you followed the 2020 Presidential Election, you know that the tallying of the votes was probably one of the longest, most nerve-wracking...

“When you want people to do the kinds of things that can mitigate against spread and you see people still not doing it, that to me is discouraging,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview with Healthline.
Dr. Fauci weighs in on “when will life return to the way it used to be?”
Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter • November 8, 2020

It is no secret that COVID-19 has turned society as we know it upside down. With 2021 nearing this begs the question, when will life return to...

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There have been a number of presidential dogs throughout the course of history.
The paws that walked the halls of the White House
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor • November 16, 2020

Over the course of presidential history in the United States, almost all of the commanders-in-chief have had a four-legged friend by their side. After this historic election, another notable feat was achieved with Joe Biden’s dog, Major. Biden will...

As the semester progresses, COVID-19 cases rise.
COVID-19 continues to spread on campus
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • November 7, 2020

Since March 1 of 2020, West Texas A&M University has experienced 423 confirmed COVID-19 cases among both students and staff. According...

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Randy Ray: From bass player to professor
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • November 6, 2020

SRandy Ray, director of broadcast engineering and an associate lecturer of media communication at West Texas A&M University, has been a professor...

While times are different now due to COVID-19 the tradition of Homecoming still holds strong with the Buffaloes.
Homecoming during a different time
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • October 29, 2020

While COVID-19 has affected many here on campus at WTAMU as well as cancel events that may spread the disease, one tradition that did carry on...

The West Texas A&M’s  Mass Communication Department hosted a Media Communication Association meeting Thursday, Oct. 15 over zoom.
Media Communication Association Online Event
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • October 23, 2020

The West Texas A&M University’s Media Communication Department hosted a Media Communication Association meeting Thursday, Oct. 15th over Zoom....

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Op/Ed:Coming together because of COVID-19

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter | November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving, this is usually the time of month when everyone gets a break from school, work or life in general. Family, friends and loved ones begin to travel on that day to be surrounded by love. Many will sit down to a feast of all the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie anyone could eat, however this year may look a tad bit different with the ongoing COVID-19 virus flourishing in many parts of the...

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