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Ask the Professor, Mr. Tirey instructor of mathematics

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023

Instructor of mathematics, Mr. Tirey, spoke of all the things students who take his classes should know in order to be successful. Mr. Tirey teaches college algebra, business math and basic statistics....

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The past present and future of the High Plains Food Bank

The past present and future of the High Plains Food Bank

Jeanine Fabbri, Contributor January 26, 2023

Nov. 14, 2022 The High Plains Food Bank hosted a luncheon, “Harvest of Hope,” to celebrate four decades of being able to provide food to residents in the Panhandle. In the luncheon, the food...

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Snack Pak 4 Kids: a positive impact on the Texas Panhandle

Snack Pak 4 Kids: a positive impact on the Texas Panhandle

Corrin Davis, Contributor January 26, 2023

Nov. 15, 2022 Our brain processes thousands of thoughts per day. Usually, those thoughts pertain to work and family. Things that tie to our everyday lives. For many people, the thought that never crosses...

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Students to headline WTs Media Communication Association series

Students to headline WT’s Media Communication Association series

JoLina Lopez, Contributor January 25, 2023

Drew Helterbran, Kara Villarreal, and Jordan Conde will headline West Texas A&M University’s Media Communication Association (MCA) Series in a Jan. 25 event. The students will speak at 12:20 p.m....

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Photo of produce at Walmart taken by Blass Guerrero.

Government food assistance not enough for families

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter January 25, 2023

Nov. 13, 2022 Gas and food prices have increased as inflation continues to rise this year and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Some have no choice but to purchase high-cost foods while...

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The yarn bombing team posed in front of the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughan Pedestrian Mall on Jan. 16 2022. (Photo/ Victoria Fatiregun)

Service to all and for all

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

Since 2016, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority has gathered every year to hang scarves, hats and other winter clothes to provide for the West Texas A&M University community, as well as others within the...

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Average brain development over three years.

COVID-19 aged the brains of adolescents

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

A recently published article by Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science discovered that teenagers' premature brains have aged by at least three years throughout the Coronavirus lockdown. Similarly,...

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WT’s Bird Scooter rollout exceeds safety expectations

Michael Kidd, Contributor November 30, 2022

In 2020, Consumer Reports found that commercial e-scooters were just as risky as riding a bicycle without a helmet. Almost eight months ago, Canyon and West Texas A&M University partnered with Bird...

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WT Students have mixed feelings about voting

JoLina Lopez, Contributor November 30, 2022

Early voting started on Oct. 24 and Texas voters are heading out to the polls. However, upon speaking to many West Texas A&M University students, they have different thoughts and opinions about voting....

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Studying in coffee shops helps WT students focus

Jeanine Fabbri, Contributor November 30, 2022

For students rushing to prepare for finals, the perfect way to study includes changing to comfy clothes, drinking your favorite beverage at a coffee shop and most importantly, the perfect study tips. Coffee...

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Polk Street gets renovations giving more WT students getaways spots

Corrin Davis, Contributor November 30, 2022

The life of a full-time college student can be taxing. Some days it’s an early morning consumed with studying and a late night logging hours at work. On other days that schedule is flipped. For some,...

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Student cast votes for change

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter November 30, 2022

This year's midterm election is on Nov. 8 and students are watching closely and hope the change will come on key issues. Typically, midterm elections have lower turnout than presidential elections according...

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