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A pink ribbon with the inscription of October as the month for breast cancer awareness

Pink October: a month of breast cancer awareness

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor October 15, 2021

October has over the years been earmarked as “Pink October”- a month dedicated to creating awareness on breast cancer and the significance of having breasts checked regularly. Contrary to popular opinions,...

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SAGE member,Emily Morgan, throws up the Go Buffs hand sign while SAGE members congregate around their 2021 WTAMU Homecoming parade float waiting for the parade to begin.

The SAGE Homecoming float legacy has concluded

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter October 14, 2021

For the past seven years, excluding 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Students Assisting in Good Endeavors (SAGE) has topped the charts of the West Texas A&M University Homecoming parade. This...

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Copper Clean patches sit on the east entrance door handles to the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Comple

Technology designed on campus kills microbes across the country

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter October 14, 2021

Copper Clean is a partnership between West Texas A&M University College of Engineering and Buffalo Technology Group (BTG) products here in Canyon,TX to help self-sanitize points of contact for preventing...

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WT Department of Communication Hall of Fame to Honor Five Women, Local Business

October 14, 2021

CANYON, Texas — Four West Texas A&M University alumni and a respected, recently retired faculty member will be honored along with a prominent Amarillo company by WT’s Department of Communication. The...

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First Amendment Art Mural, The Prairie newsroom

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter October 12, 2021

The Prairie newsroom currently has a group of art students working on an art mural. Associate Professor of Art Jon Revett is the project manager, and May Truong, a studio art major focusing on painting...

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WTAMU students and their take on philanthropy

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor October 8, 2021

  In these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic where people still find it difficult to get around, students of West Texas A&M University still believe in philanthropy. In WTAMU, The Wesley...

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Madelyn Eatley and Marcus Rogers visit with Beto while throwing the Buff hand sign at an event in Lubbock for expanding voting rights in the summer of 2021.

Beto O’Rourke expected to announce candidacy

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter October 7, 2021

One of the faces of the Democratic voters in the vastly growing Texas, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, is expected to run for governor against Republican Greg Abbott in the 2022 gubernatorial election. In...

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Texas Poet Laureate to Headline Evening of Works by Jenny Lind Porter  

October 7, 2021

Texas Poet Laureate to Headline Evening of Works by Jenny Lind Porter    CANYON, Texas — The writings of a former West Texas A&M University professor-turned-Texas Poet Laureate will come to...

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Buffalo Gold Card Office which helped to make the cash machines possible for faculty, staff, students

Buffs Go Cashless

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter October 5, 2021

West Texas A&M University has added cash machines to the campus to make it easier for all Buffs to add cash into their Buffalo Gold Card accounts. The new machines have been installed at the “main...

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Three WT Education Faculty Honored As World Teachers’ Day Celebrated by TAMUS 

October 5, 2021

CANYON, Texas — Three outstanding faculty members of West Texas A&M University’s educator preparation program are being honored in conjunction with World Teachers’ Day celebrations.   Campuses...

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Block party sparks conversation about COVID-19 vaccination at WTAMU

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter October 1, 2021

On Wednesday Sept. 29, West Texas A&M University put on a block party/vaccination clinic called Big Shot Block Party. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Fine Arts Complex and...

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Womens rights placard at the Womens March in 2017.

Women’s march in Amarillo this weekend

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 30, 2021

This Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. starting in Ellwood Park located by downtown Amarillo, there is going to be a women's march in response to the Texas Legislature passing Senate Bill 8, the Texas...

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