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Eric Jenkins, President and CEO of Education Credit Union announces new student-led branch

Education Credit Union partners with WT to support financial education

Blass Guerrero, Staff January 27, 2022

The Education Credit Union has partnered with West Texas A&M University to create a redesigned ECU branch made up of mostly WT students with the goal of helping students to get real work experience...

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College is less affordable than ever

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter January 26, 2022

The cost of college has gone up in the past 50 years, just as the cost of everything else has gone up. However, the cost of college in proportion to the federal minimum wage is far off balance. College...

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Progressions college students are making at graduations

Progressions college students are making at graduations

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor January 21, 2022

  For most  students, being able to complete their degree is something that is highly anticipated. Matriculation, as exciting as it is, cannot be compared to the thrill involved in putting on...

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200 ways to stay warm for the winter

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter January 13, 2022

Beta Sigma Phi, a non-academic sorority, provided around 200 articles of clothing for students to pick up anonymously around the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughn Pedestrian Mall for the first day of...

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It’s time to apply for scholarships at WT

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter December 5, 2021

It’s that time of the year and, no, I’m not just talking about the winter holidays. It’s time to apply for scholarships at West Texas A&M University. The priority date for full consideration...

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WTAMU’s musical theatre genie: Nolan Quintanilla

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor December 5, 2021

Named after the baseball star Nolan Ryan, Nolan Quintanilla is a junior musical theatre major at West Texas A&M University. Coming from a Spanish-Mexican root, Quintanilla grew up in Amarillo and is...

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Exterior of the Education Building at West Texas A&M University. Photo taken Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo/Hannah Valencia)

Senate Bill 52 will allow the long-awaited rehabilitation of Old Ed

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter December 3, 2021

The Education Building at West Texas A&M University, commonly known as “Old Ed,” is set to receive a long-awaited rehabilitation. This is thanks to a $3.35 billion appropriation by the Texas...

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Canyon, TX – Dec 1, 2021: WTAMU students listen to the WT Turning Point USA guest speaker, Ian Haworth, about the topic of censorship in the media

Midterm elections have begun

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter December 3, 2021

Several Politicians and political figures have begun visiting West Texas A&M University and Amarillo as the midterm election of 2022 is less than a year away and the political primaries in March. Early...

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Chicago, IL – Nov 23, 2021: From left to right, Sara King, Madelynn Luckey, Zyna Abjuma, Marcus Rogers and Sharon Quintero-Diaz stand with the WTAMU hand sign on the Chicago Riverwalk during the last day of the AMUN conference.

WTAMU heads to the Windy City

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter November 27, 2021

A group of five West Texas A&M University students landed in the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the day before Thanksgiving, after attending the American Model United Nations (AMUN) conference...

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Alex and Cheryl Fairly, Ross Wilson Honored at National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

November 18, 2021

CANYON, Texas — Prominent supporters of West Texas A&M University were recognized Nov. 17 at the annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon in Amarillo.   Cheryl and Alex Fairly, who are currently...

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Why is the JBK important?

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter November 16, 2021

The Jack B. Kelly Student Center is a place where faculty, staff and students can hang out to enjoy themselves while they eat lunch at Chick-fil-A, Which Wich or Starbucks. There are plenty of seats and...

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WTAMU’s homecoming queen: Ustina Guirguis

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor November 12, 2021

  On Oct. 9, 2021, the West Texas A&M University crowned Ustina Guirguis as the new Homecoming Queen. The crowning moment was done at halftime of WTAMU’s Homecoming game against Angelo State...

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