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WTAMU program ranked one of best in the country
Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief • February 22, 2021

West Texas A&M University's finance and economics graduate program has ranked number two in the country along with several other top-tier colleges and universities around the nation. The TFE Times added WTAMU to “the best Master’s of Financial...

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A study published by the BMC Infectious Diseases illustrated a group of dogs 94% overall detection rate of COVID-19.
Miami Heat utilize COVID-19 detection dogs to screen fans
Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter • February 20, 2021

The National Basketball Association is not new to finding creative avenues to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among players and staff. The completion of the NBA’s 2020 season in the bubble reported no player or staff infections and provided tremendous...

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WT to celebrate second annual Black History Month Banquet
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • February 4, 2021

It is February, which means Black History Month is upon us once more. To help facilitate an informative and celebratory time, where one has close and easy access to a real and actualizing learning environment, West Texas A&M University’s own Black...

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West Texas A&M put on their biannual Org Rally Feb. 26 12-3.
Rallying up the troops; West Texas A&M’s Org Rally
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter • February 28, 2021

West Texas A&M hosted their org rally Friday Feb. 26, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. Once a semester this meeting takes place. Representatives from each on campus organization attended. Various speakers gave presentations to better inform the organizations. The meeting...

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Havuka Lund, the violinist that could.
The violinist that could
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • February 16, 2021

West Texas A&M University is home to many talented students who have won many national contests over the years. The School of Music continues the tradition with Havuka Lund, a senior music therapy major who recently qualified for the national finals...

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Celebrating Black History Month at WTAMU
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • February 12, 2021

In order to help make this year’s Black History Month a time of celebration as well as learning, West Texas A&M University’s Black Women’s Association organized local black speakers to come and share their success and their advice with WT’s...

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NBA All-Star Game 2021: welcome or bye
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • February 19, 2021

  The National Basketball Association is scheduled to host the All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The All-Star Game is hosted every year in February by the NBA, having both competing teams accommodate 24 of the league’s star players. The...

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WT Cornhole gaining momentum at the Virgil Henson Activities Center
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • February 12, 2021

  The current COVID-19 pandemic has sucked the life out of college activities in almost every country worldwide, and West Texas A&M University is no exception. Many sports activities have either been on the fallout, not to mention those...

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Brad Stark being given the honor of receiving a scholarship in his name through WT Athletics
The voice of WTAMU athletics being recognized
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • February 4, 2021

You may have heard him while in the bleachers of your favorite West Texas A&M athletic event, public address announcer Brad Stark will be honored with his very own scholarship created through WTAMU athletics. “I think the games that he calls for us....

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Lauren Landtroop as Phaedra.
WT's production of Phaedra brings ancient tragedy to home screens
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • February 17, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s theater department staged their first production of the semester, the Greek tragedy translated for the stage by Jean Racine and translated by Richard Wilbur, via on-demand streaming on Feb. 12 and 13. The origins of Phaedra’s...

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student actors playing the part
The Return of the masked singer
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • February 11, 2021

The Buffs made a return to the theatre this past weekend with H.M.S Pinafore an opera workshop. This time however, with an in person audience which as of late has not been the case since the arrival of COVID-19. “The show is H.M.S Pinafore and this...

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Every year, the Pepsi Halftime Show lasts around 12-15 minutes.
The Weeknd performs on the weekend
Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief • February 8, 2021

The day after the Super Bowl brings talk of the winning team, which commercial was the best, and most importantly, what the halftime show was like. For Super Bowl LV, The Weeknd put on a flashy performance filled with “Blinding Lights.” Abel...

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How important are graduation ceremonies during this time?
Op/Ed:Sporting events or Graduation Ceremony?
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • February 18, 2021

The final hoorah, you finally made it to the finish line. However, due to COVID-19, things as we know it have changed quite a bit. From canceled concerts, sporting events and for the students at WTAMU, walking the stage for graduation. While I do agree...

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