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How will New Mexico’s free college impact WT?

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter May 3, 2022

Around the U.S., there is currently $1.75 trillion in federal and private student debt. New Mexico recently became the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free college to its residents. West...

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Graduating students reflect on their time at WT

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 29, 2022

Not only is the Spring 2022 semester coming to end, but some students are successfully completing their undergraduate and graduate programs at West Texas A&M University. Shannon Kathyleen Burr is...

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Residential Learning Communities are coming in Fall 2022

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter April 24, 2022

West Texas A&M University is starting Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) in Fall 2022. The RLCs will house students with similar academic, social and cultural interests in the same dorms. There...

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What will WT students be doing over the summer?

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 22, 2022

The semester is almost ending, and students of West Texas A&M University are making plans for the summer. From internships to summer jobs, traveling or just recuperating at home, the summer is one...

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Students’ union shows potential for change

Students’ union shows potential for change

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter April 20, 2022

A set of promising moments for labor unions are currently in progress around the U.S. At West Texas A&M University, a professor advocates for a new sector of political involvement on campus. Over...

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WT students reanalyzing transportation options

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 15, 2022

With the hike in gas prices across the U.S. due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, students of West Texas A&M University are reanalyzing their transportation options on and around campus. According...

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Lets talk about rape culture

Let’s talk about rape culture

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 15, 2022

Over the years, children have been taught how to protect themselves against people likely to do “bad things” to them. There is a misconception that only females can be raped. The truth is, males can...

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The epidemic of vaping

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter April 13, 2022

Vaping has become a serious problem on college campuses. According to a recent survey, over 75% of college students reported using e-cigarette products during the Fall 2021 semester. West Texas A&M...

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WT goes intercultural with Buffs Around the World

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 8, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, West Texas A&M University held an event dubbed “Buffs Around the World” at the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. The aim of this event was to showcase the cultural diversity...

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BuffStrong: Strengths-based growth

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter April 6, 2022

You may think conquering your weaknesses is the key to success, but there is another side to the coin. Donald O. Clifton, the founder of the CliftonStrengths assessment, believed in the value of looking...

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View of passenger vehicles in the south and northbound lanes of Interstate 27 from East Country Club Road in Canyon.

America continues to expand its automobile dependance with interstate highways

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter April 3, 2022

On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law a bill that extends local Interstate 27 from Raton, New Mexico to Laredo, Texas. Congressman Jodey Arrington for Texas’ 19th Congressional District,...

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On March 23, 70 school districts from around the area visited with students and other attendees at the 2022 Educators EXPO in the First United Bank Center.

WT helps with the teacher shortage

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter April 3, 2022

Texas has been facing a shortage of teachers for a few years now. West Texas A&M University helped bring students into contact with school districts at the Educators EXPO, which was held at the First...

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