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A drone-view of the WT football field.

WTAMU athletics’ impressive spring performance

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter April 16, 2021

The Buffs and Lady Buffs have altogether put on a stellar performance so far in this spring season. The Buffs have the baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer and track and field teams....

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Around 45 million Americans are struggling with student loan debt.

Op-Ed: Joe Biden should cancel student loan debt

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter April 8, 2021

The day Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, he signed an executive order that paused student federal loan payments, but was hesitant to contemplate anything more long-lasting and...

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There are many ways in which people stay motived.

Op/Ed: All aboard the motivation station

Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2021

Motivation. When looking it up, it can be defined as, “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” Sometimes people lack in having it, other times people have a large amount. With...

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Covid-19 vaccine being offered at West Texas A&M University

Op/Ed: The Buffs are getting Vaccinated

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter April 1, 2021

West Texas A&M University is approved to distribute both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These vaccination appointments are easy to schedule and...

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Is there a wall between church and state?

Op/Ed: Separation of Church and State: both sides

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter March 9, 2021

It’s a known fact that the fundamental truths for America lay in The First Amendment. Freedom of religion being the first amendment listed, it’s obviously one of, if not the most, important amendment...

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Op-Ed: Framing Britney Spears brings past mistakes back into frame

Op-Ed: Framing Britney Spears brings past mistakes back into frame

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter March 3, 2021

The newly released New York Times documentary television film “Framing Britney Spears” ushers the viewer back to a time of intrusive paparazzi, scandalizing tabloids, invasive interviews, rampant misogyny,...

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Is Xcel Energy right to interrupt power supply?

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter February 26, 2021

  Many residents of Amarillo and Canyon have for the past couple of weeks encountered many power fluctuations, which have led to some residents having faulty appliances, not to talk of hikes in...

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This reporter watched Earwig and the Witch from HBO Max and did not visit a theater.

Op-Ed: Earwig and the Witch fails to enchant

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter February 24, 2021

Studio Ghibli easily stands alongside Pixar and Disney as one of the most influential, awe-inspiring and gorgeous creators of animated entertainment the world has ever known. Many of their characters have...

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How important are graduation ceremonies during this time?

Op/Ed:Sporting events or Graduation Ceremony?

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter February 18, 2021

The final hoorah, you finally made it to the finish line. However, due to COVID-19, things as we know it have changed quite a bit. From canceled concerts, sporting events and for the students at WTAMU,...

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Will 2021 be the year of large in person concerts?

Op/Ed:Should live shows be limited?

Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2021

As we slowly start to approach the one year mark of having to bunker down and go into quarantine together, COVID-19 is still alive and well here in the United States. With vaccinations circulating at...

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On Jan. 2, 2021, Emmanuel Cleaver ended a congress prayer with the words,

Amen…and a-woman?

Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter February 14, 2021

In our current society, inclusiveness is predominant for various communities. However, should this value conform religion to the ideals of the world? On Jan. 2, 2021, Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist...

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So you graduated... what's next?

The horrid thought of graduate school

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter February 2, 2021

So here we are, about the time one usually ends their college career and moves on to better things. It is year four, which brings the dreaded decision: shall I begin my career path in this world? Or shall...

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