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Op/Ed: Two years in a flash, or how I somehow earned a minor

Jeffrey Williams depicted in his graduation announcements.
Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter November 5, 2020

My time as an active Buff is nearing its end. My experience has been stocked with the knowledge to go forward, relationships that will stay with me forever and branded memories in my mind. You know, the...

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OP/ED: Negative effects of a heavy workload

Students live in a society where they are told more is better. With this kind of thinking, it's easy to become overwhelmed.
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter October 9, 2020

From the start of high school to even after college, the majority of young adults fill up their schedules with activities and to-do lists. A typical college schedule includes around 13 hours, a part time...

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University traditions: the big ‘whoop’ and 11 others

A map of the universities and agencies that are a part of the Texas A&M system.
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter October 8, 2020

Every university has their special traditions, whether they involve senior rings, special days or game-time rituals, but if you live in Texas or are familiar with Texas culture, you know that Texas A&M...

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Op/Ed: Religion on campus

While many social groups have become more diverse and open, there still seems to be some negative views connected to the church.
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter September 25, 2020

Society tells students to be themselves. To not be ashamed of who they are, yet this doesn’t seem to be the feedback for all groups. Many Christian students don’t bring up their faith for fear of being...

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Op/Ed: Six Years, but nothing Wasted

Creator of Photo: jplenio
Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter September 23, 2020

Heartbreak can feel so crippling. When something you are sure in seemingly slips through your fingers and all you can do is watch. The anger, hurt and confusion you feel can eat you alive. These are all...

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Taking a mental health break in the apocalypse

We are all desperate for some feel-good hormones in this time.
Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter April 6, 2020

I won’t be the first to admit that this is stressful. Every time we check social media, turn on the TV, and even listen to our favorite podcasts, we are inundated with statistics about the latest...

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Op-Ed: How capitalism caused the COVID-19 pandemic

A drive through testing site in South Korea.
Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter March 27, 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak was officially labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020. Since then, the global infected count has reached over 460,000 with a death toll...

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Staying cool in spring break hot zones

Will your spring break plans look like this?
Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter March 13, 2020

West Texas A&M University students have just a few more days before spring break, and that means travelling. Whether your personal travel plans are domestic or international, odds are that any destination...

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‘Ragnarok’ comes in hot to climate change discussion

Source: Thrillist.com
Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter February 14, 2020
On January 31, Netflix premiered the Norwegian language series “Ragnarok.” Featuring a cast of characters who are disabled and in the LGBT community, “Ragnarok” tactfully blends teen drama, Norse mythology, and climate change to provide a unique look at a fictional town staring down the barrel of a modern ragnarok.
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Optimum Stress Level for Finals

Optimum Stress Level for Finals
Stock Chenault, Junior Reporter December 6, 2019

Experiencing stress at this time of year because of finals is commonplace for most campuses across the world. The stress arising from the significance of the exams can be compounded with the overwhelming...

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Why Americans should ‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November”

Source: ABC News
Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter November 15, 2019

While most American adults are familiar with the 2006 Warner Bros. film “V for Vendetta,” not many are familiar with the historical basis for the film. V’s poem in “V for Vendetta,” his plot...

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Free Speech Zones

Illustration by Savannah Wesley
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2019

Interpretation of freedom of speech often leads people to think that they can say whatever, whenever, and wherever they want and however they want to. Contrary to that belief, there are limitations...

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