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The Witcher captures audiences with dramatic flair

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter January 20, 2022

“The Witcher” was first released on Netflix on Dec. 20, 2019 and is based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the video games by CD Projekt RED. It follows the story of Geralt, a hunter with...

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“Monstersongs” musical interviews with the cast and crew

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter November 2, 2021

Orion Macias, who is the assistant director of “Monstersongs”, was the first to be interviewed and he discussed his interest in doing a musical based around Halloween. Macias discussed he...

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A graphic designed by Victoria Fatiregun of Halloweentown set within the background of colors representing the fall. (Canyon, TX/ Wednesday Oct. 19)

OP/ED Why is “Halloweentown” a good film?

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter October 19, 2021

“Halloweentown” is the quintessential film of childhood. Watching it every year at Halloween always sets the mood for fall. The film details the story of Marnie Piper who goes to her Grandma’s town...

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The WT students behind the Monstersongs curtain

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 18, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s Department of Art, Theatre and Dance is streaming their newest production, the song cycle “Monstersongs”, written and based on the graphic novel by Rob Rokiki, just...

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Theory of Relativity production in action. Photo by WTAMU Communication and Marketing

A time of trial, learning and coming together: WTAMU Theatre in Theory of Relativity

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter October 15, 2021

“Theory of Relativity,” a song cycle made up of disconnected songs joined by a through line, was particularly fitting during a time when the students of West Texas A&M University were feeling quite...

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Op-Ed: A letter to Dear Evan Hansen

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 26, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a rough day, because you, a senior in high school, are being played by a 27 year-old Ben Platt and people are freaking out about it. His tenure as you on Broadway...

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Yik Yak is back

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 23, 2021

In 2017, the social media app Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing app that has discussion threads within a five mile radius and specifically created for college campuses, was removed from the App Store due...

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West Texas A&M Universitys Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, photo courtesy of WTAMU

WT Theater Productions: What, how and why

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 19, 2021

Every year West Texas A&M University’s Theater Department puts on around four to five productions, ranging from Shakesperian dramas to musical comedies. Each summer the production list is announced...

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Op-Ed: Please watch Labyrinth

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 12, 2021

Netflix recently added a long list of new and old titles to its United States roster, among which was the 1986 classic fantasy musical adventure film “Labyrinth” directed by Jim Henson of “Sesame...

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Faculty Arts Show to Highlight Diversity, Talent of WTAMU professors

Faculty art show to highlight diversity: the talent of WTAMU professors

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter September 7, 2021

Every year, the faculty members of the Department of Arts, Theatre and Dance at West Texas A&M University create an exhibition to showcase their work. It allows for the professors to show the art students...

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Frenemies: the podcast changing culture norms

Emily Merrill, Editor in Chief April 20, 2021

Internet personalities Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein started their YouTube podcast, “Frenemies”, on Sep. 15, 2020, and it has been a growing sensation since. Each episode has received at least one...

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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...

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