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Graphic showing how alcohol can affect different body systems.

Alcohol Awareness: Get Informed

Kaelin Collar, Reporter September 27, 2022

Often leaving for college is one of the most renewing feelings, since most students finally have some freedom and independence from parental figures. Due to the new and exciting transition, college students...

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Brian Enevoldsen, the managing director of the WT Enterprise Center, shares information about the Enterprize challenge in his office after a recent orientation.

Local businesses compete for a share of $500,000

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2022

The Enterprize Challenge is a competition that gives local businesses a chance to compete for a share of $500,000 to grow their business. Now in their 26th year, the competition, hosted by the WT Enterprise...

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iPhone 8 and later iPhones will receive the iOS 16 update, bringing lock screen customization.

Apple updates product line with safety in mind

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter September 19, 2022

On Sep. 7th, Apple announced new updates to the Apple Watch, Airpods Pro and iPhone. Apple's main focus is safety and saving lives. Past versions of the Apple Watch alert users of heart rate issues and...

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Amarillo runs on Coffee

Amarillo runs on Coffee

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2022

The Amarillo Metro area includes 264,345 people and yet there are over 38 coffee shops. This is 1 coffee shop per 6,956 people, not including the fast food locations and coffee shops in gas stations around...

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(Dr. James Calvi visited the Flight 93 memorial recently and is posed next to West Texas A&M Universities name at the Visitor Center Complex.

WT’s remembrance of 9/11 engraved in stone

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. West Texas A&M University helped memorialize the attacks by donating $100,000 for the building of the Flight 93 memorial in Stoystown,...

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Courtesy of Chip Chandler

Tabling for diversity week, a host of organizations

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter, Associate Editor September 8, 2022

West Texas A&M University held a diversity week, which ran from Aug.29-Sept.1. During diversity week, there were a host of events, such as a poetry night by Brandon Current, who performed his poetry...

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As of Aug. 29, Murphys gas station price in Canyon is $3.21 per gallon. A Walmart+ subscription will save $0.10 per gallon.

As gas station prices soar, students pockets hurt

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter September 2, 2022

As students return to class, many find commuting difficult as gas prices are still high. Even though gas prices have dropped since June, inflation is at an all-time high. While many students live in...

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Help in the midst of a mental health crisis

September 1, 2022

**Sponsored Content Finding your way forward at Northwest Texas Healthcare System® Behavioral Health The college years can be incredibly stressful and challenging. Many students struggle to make...

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The financial aid office is located in Old Main in room 103.

Students have mixed reactions on Biden’s loan forgiveness

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter August 30, 2022

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced loan forgiveness to those who have federal student loans. Biden’s plan will forgive $10,000 per borrower that makes between $125,000 to $150,000 in annual...

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West Texas A&M University blvd. covered in winter frost. (Feb. 9, 2021)

OP/ED What every Freshman should know

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2022

Making the choice to move away from home and onto a University campus is a major life choice to make. There are quite a few things students should know when coming to college. Here are a couple things...

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The Road of Life

Sponsored Content provided by Education Credit Union and the BUFF $MART program No matter what college a person is a part of at WT, it is unlikely that a course on personal finance is a degree requirement...

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How will New Mexico’s free college impact WT?

Marcus Rogers, Editor-in-Chief 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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