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WTAMU COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted June 1, 2021

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter May 4, 2021

The Texas A&M system based on Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on March 2, 2021 has lifted bans on restrictions relating to the current health trends from Potter and Randall county. West Texas...

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The Texas A&M system has decided to begin the process of normalization. (Photo courtesy of WTAMU)

WT begins return to normal over summer

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter April 28, 2021

As the spring semester draws to a close and the fall semester approaches, it seems only natural to look to West Texas A&M University for information on how it will proceed in the wake of a waning pandemic...

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BLM victory: Derek Chauvin found guilty of killing George Floyd

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter April 23, 2021

Americans and the world have been on a long cheer following the jury’s decision in convicting the former police officer, Dereck Chauvin on April 20, 2021. Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s...

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Money Management Bootcamp for the Buffs

Money Management Bootcamp

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter April 15, 2021

The third annual Advanced Money Management Bootcamp has been underway and will continue to host workshops through next week with panels covering topics such as building credit responsibly, paying off student...

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Joe Bob McCartt had strong ties to the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.

New scholarship honors Amarillo businessman

Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2021

A scholarship has recently been established through the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business to honor the late Joe Bob Mcartt. The Joe Bob McCartt Memorial Scholarship was created after the passing...

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WTAMU Rogers Lead has now welcomed a new group of students to the program

Rogers Lead looking bright for the Buffaloes

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter April 8, 2021

Dyke and Terry Rogers’ leadership can play a huge role in the growth of future Buffaloes, teaching different skills focusing on the leadership and education aspect that fits right in at West Texas A&M...

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List of WT media students who won 2021 TIPA awards

WT student media receives several TIPA awards

Jackie Valdovinos, Reporter April 5, 2021

On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association announced the winners during their 2021 convention over Zoom. TIPA is an association that lets students submit their media work, to...

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Qua Grant and Zach Toussaint being interviewed after amazing buzzer beater game winner.

Buffaloes finish basketball season by making WTAMU history

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter March 30, 2021

The West Texas A&M University men’s basketball team finished their 2020-2021 season as the runner-up of the Division II NCAA tournament and made WTAMU school history. The Buffs traveled to Evansville,...

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WTAMU creates new psychology degree program for students.

West Texas A&M University creates new Master’s of Psychology degree program.

Johnny Lawhon, Contributor March 28, 2021

With the growing need for licensed mental healthcare workers in the Texas Panhandle, West Texas A&M University steps up to the plate by creating a new Master’s of Psychology degree program for WTAMU...

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The Jack B. Kelly Student Center's Legacy Hall, where the second annual Black History Month celebration banquet took place. From wtamu.com

WT celebrates 2nd annual Black History Month Commemorative Banquet

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter March 10, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s 2nd Annual Black History Month Commemorative Banquet took place in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center’s Legacy Hall on Thursday, March 4, 2021. To celebrate the closing...

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In-person graduation to resume in WTAMU

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter March 5, 2021

  Graduation ceremonies across the world have had to be reverted to virtual ones, since the outbreak of COVID-19. In a press release by the Office of Communication and marketing, West Texas A&M...

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Governor Greg Abbott lifts mask mandate.

BREAKING NEWS: Governor Greg Abbott lifts mask mandate in Texas

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter March 4, 2021

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott announced that the state-wide mask mandate would be lifted and all businesses would be available to open with no restrictions. Abbott made the...

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