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Agriculture is Diversity

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022

Throughout the 21st century, American society has progressed leaps and bounds more inclusively and diversely when compared to the past 100 years. The agriculture industry, a rural profession, is a path...

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Emma Smith dancing at a Wesley party

Behind the major with Emma Smith: Faith as the driving force for life

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter, Associate Editor September 14, 2022

Emma Smith, a social sciences major, focuses on her relationship with Christ as the driving force for her decisions. As a social sciences major, Smith can form her path which allows her to have the time...

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Tearanee Lockhart (right) poses with the Black Student Union float for the 2021 Homecoming parade.

Behind the major with Tearanee’ Lockhart: Communication leads to the breaking of barriers

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2022

Tearanee’ Lockhart is a senior broadcast journalism major from Amarillo. Lockhart’s passion lies with the connections she makes with other people. Being involved and surrounded by people is where Lockhart...

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The Harrington Academic Hall, Amarillo Center sits on Tyler street in Downtown Amarillo as the meeting place for the Continuum of Care committee meeting location. (Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022)

Unhoused people feel the impact of WT

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2022

West Texas A&M University’s, Meg L. DeJong-Shier is helping serve the most often underlooked individuals in society, unhoused people in the Amarillo area. Amarillo, Texas is often forgotten in...

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Katsina Cardenas. Photo provided by Katsina Cardenas

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 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 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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Gwynn with friends at the Agricultural Sciences Complex. Photo provided by Carmen Gwynn

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 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, Social Media and Website Manager 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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