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WTAMU Rogers Lead has now welcomed a new group of students to the program
Rogers Lead looking bright for the Buffaloes
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • April 8, 2021

Dyke and Terry Rogers’ leadership can play a huge role in the growth of future Buffaloes, teaching different skills focusing on the leadership and education aspect that fits right in at West Texas A&M University. “It is a leadership education and...

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List of WT media students who won 2021 TIPA awards
WT student media receives several TIPA awards
Jackie Valdovinos, Reporter • April 5, 2021

On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association announced the winners during their 2021 convention over Zoom. TIPA is an association that lets students submit their media work, to then be looked over and judged by a professional...

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Qua Grant and Zach Toussaint being interviewed after amazing buzzer beater game winner.
Buffaloes finish basketball season by making WTAMU history
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • March 30, 2021

The West Texas A&M University men’s basketball team finished their 2020-2021 season as the runner-up of the Division II NCAA tournament and made WTAMU school history. The Buffs traveled to Evansville, Indiana to compete in the Elite Eight and...

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On Friday, April 2, 2021, Martha’s Home held its quarterly birthday event at the Amarillo Cinergy location.
The best birthday gift; Martha’s Home quarterly celebration
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • April 7, 2021

Cake, balloons, and gifts are all things we have grown accustomed to receiving on our birthdays. Some people, however, are unable to enjoy this privilege. Martha’s Home understands the value of celebrating one’s place in the world. On Friday, April...

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El Tropico has opened a new location in Canyon, Texas.
El Tropico's new casa in Canyon
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • April 6, 2021

El Tropico has opened a new set of doors in Canyon. With locations all across the Panhandle including Amarillo, Hereford and Tulia, it was time that The Buffaloes had one close by. The Mexican snack and dessert shop opened the Canyon location on Thursday,...

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New students can now expect to spend less time living on campus. From wtamu.com
WT makes changes to their housing and meal plan requirements
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • March 31, 2021

West Texas A&M University is changing its housing and meal plans, effective Fall of 2021, lowering both the age required to move off campus and altering the length of time on-campus students must purchase cafeteria meal swipes. The University’s...

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Buffs compete at home for the Jo Meaker Classic & Multi
Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter • April 6, 2021

On a cool Easter weekend, the West Texas A&M University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Jo Meaker Classic & Multi on the campus of WTAMU. The second-ranked Buffs secured two wins, nine Top 10’s, one automatic...

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A love-image created by dancers
WTAMU new spirit initiative causes stir among affected teams
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • April 2, 2021

  The West Texas A&M University community have for the past weeks received some information on the merging of certain athletic teams into one spirit team. This information first came to light on March 9, 2021 when a memo was sent to both the...

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WTAMU Horse Judging team on a roll
Trotting towards victory
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • March 11, 2021

The West Texas A&M University Horse Judging team is galloping towards success, recently ranking in theReined Cow horse contest when the Buffs traveled to Fort Worth to compete, ranking second and third overall. “So, the students learn the selection...

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A screenshot of Gaven Ludington presenting during his senior lecture recital.
Informing while performing
Jackie Valdovinos, Reporter • April 19, 2021

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Gaven Ludington presented his senior lecture recital in the Harrington Fine Arts Complex Hallway. Gaven is a senior majoring in music business Opt. II - music technology. Ludington talked about the history of his chosen composer's...

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Photo of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, which the Satan shoes are modeled after.
‘Satan Shoes’ slapped with an injunction on sales
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • April 9, 2021

  The internet has been going wild, following proceedings between MSCHF Product Studios and Nike, over shoes made in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X. The shoes have the Nike swoosh logo. Nike registered their displeasure regarding the use...

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"The Unholy" recieves harsh reviews.
“The Unholy” receives distasteful reviews in a time when the film industry is struggling.
Johnny Lawhon, Contributor • April 5, 2021

With the theater debut of the horror film “The Unholy,” critics hold nothing back when it comes to their negative thoughts about the film in a time where the film industry is trying to find its footing once again. “The Unholy,” now in theaters,...

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Around 45 million Americans are struggling with student loan debt.
Op-Ed: Joe Biden should cancel student loan debt
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • April 8, 2021

The day Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, he signed an executive order that paused student federal loan payments, but was hesitant to contemplate anything more long-lasting and final. That is, until now. According to the White...

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