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Behind the major with Katsina Cardenas: Respecting the land

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter April 4, 2022

Katsina Cardenas is a sophomore environmental engineering major and geology minor at West Texas A&M University. Cardenas was inspired to pursue a career in environmental engineering and protection...

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Beyond ‘Blue’s Clues’: The story of Steve Burns

Beyond ‘Blue’s Clues’: The story of Steve Burns

Jeanine Fabbri, Staff March 29, 2022

Steve Burns, inaugural host of the Nick Jr. show, “Blue's Clues,” is coming to West Texas A&M University on April 5 to speak as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. After “Blue’s Clues”...

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Dogs are the new probiotics for humans

Jeanine Fabbri, Staff March 12, 2022

Did you know you have a greater life expectancy if you own a dog? Dogs might be the new probiotic for humans. The physical and mental health benefits of owning a dog greatly overcome the negatives. According...

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Behind the major with Carmen Gwynn: City girl turned country

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter March 11, 2022

Carmen Gwynn is a junior pre-veterinary medicine (agriculture/animal science B.S.) major at West Texas A&M University. Gwynn decided she wanted to study animal science in college after an experience...

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The wardrobe staple of Spring 2022: The slip dress

Filiberto Avila, Staff March 5, 2022

As fashion lovers, we must accept that trends and styles come and go. However, there are a few that have endured, like the little black dress, miniskirts and denim jackets, to name a few. In recent...

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Book review: ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’

Kaylee Jo Neeley, Staff March 3, 2022

“The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” is a historical fantasy novel that begins in the year 1714. The character of Adeline “Addie” LaRue, a young artist with many dreams, has to make a life-altering...

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The most positive day of the year

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter March 2, 2022

Mark Twain once said, “I can live two months on a good compliment.” Did you know there is a World Compliment Day? It occurs every year on March 1 and is a “global initiative to create the most positive...

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College of Engineering professorship: Solving problems and serving others

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter February 16, 2022

Dr. Anitha Subburaj, assistant professor of electrical engineering at West Texas A&M University, was recently appointed to a newly-endowed professorship for research in engineering, computer science...

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Should you change your major?

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

Some people have known their career path since the first grade, but many are still in the process of figuring out their career during their college years. Having difficulties when deciding on a career...

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Kirsten Wood and her horse, Chandler, pose for a photo after winning the 2021 Collegiate Limited Non-Pro Stock Horse of Texas World Championship title. (Photo/High Cotton Promotions)

Consistency: The key to a world championship title

Paige Brandon, Contributor January 31, 2022

As a transfer student from Northeastern Junior College in Colorado, Kirsten Wood, a junior agribusiness major, is new to West Texas A&M University. Yet, she has made quite a name for herself during...

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WT’s online criminal justice program ranked best in US

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter January 26, 2022

West Texas A&M University’s online bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration was ranked No. 1 on Best College Review’s recent survey of the best online...

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New year, new resolutions

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter January 19, 2022

It’s a new year and we are in the first month of the year: January 2022. For some, that means trying to meet the goals they have set for themselves in this new year. This might be a resolution to exercise...

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