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Op-Ed: Trump and Entertainment: How dangerous ideology becomes a meme

Laughing at Trump or with him or both?
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter January 20, 2021

It’s inauguration day. Donald Trump is officially no longer the president of the United States. He is also no longer allowed on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter after each company expressed concern that...

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Being purple in the fight between red and blue

The American flag waving proudly in the wind.
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter December 4, 2020

What a time it is to be alive, seriously. I’m not just talking about the pandemic, but the progressive era in America. The status quo is being pushed and people are finding their own opinions and voice...

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A season of thanks

As weird as it may sound, I am thankful for the inconveniences the year brought me. Each one taught me something new, sparked new passions, inspired me to help others, helped me grow, and even put into perspective how important the small things in life are. Rather than getting stuck on everything that went wrong in 2020, I'm choosing to not let my pain go to waste.
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter December 4, 2020

The year 2020 brought about many events that left the world feeling broken. COVID-19 swept through the nations and continues to affect daily lives. Wildfires broke out in Australia and California, police...

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COVID-19 and the Spanish flu of 1918: Did we learn our lessons from over a century ago?

Image of COVID-19 Vs. the Spanish Flu
Jennifer Tuttor, Junior Reporter November 21, 2020

The world has never been the same since the first case of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan, China on November 17, 2019. Since then, many people have compared COVID-19 to the...

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Op/Ed:Coming together because of COVID-19

Thanksgiving this year may look different due to COVID-19 however, everyone still has something to be thankful for
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving, this is usually the time of month when everyone gets a break from school, work or life in general. Family, friends and loved ones begin to travel on that day to be surrounded by love. Many...

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How can college students “ball on a budget?”

usnews.com reports
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor November 9, 2020

Lets face it, college is expensive. Budgeting is pretty much necessary. Regardless of how much one does save up their money, I think it is safe to say that every student has identified themselves as a...

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Op/Ed: Two years in a flash, or how I somehow earned a minor

Jeffrey Williams depicted in his graduation announcements.
Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter November 5, 2020

My time as an active Buff is nearing its end. My experience has been stocked with the knowledge to go forward, relationships that will stay with me forever and branded memories in my mind. You know, the...

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Life with COVID-19: A true story

An accurate representation of what quarantine felt like, displayed by Kitty.
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter November 5, 2020

On Oct. 13, I tested positive for COVID-19. My first thought was, “Oh no, I’m adding to the West Texas A&M University’s statistics,” but I soon realized that being a statistic is not the most...

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The Other Side of Fear: Senior Reflection

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” - Jack Canfield
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

College was always a no-brainer to me. The fear of becoming an adult is one of the primary reasons as to why and also the fact that I was conditioned by my parents and teachers that there really was no...

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Op/Ed: How golf has benefited during the COVID-19 pandemic

Natural advantages like large exposure to sunlight and vast open spaces to social distance have proved to bring more attention and participation to the game of golf.
Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter October 25, 2020

  When the COVID-19 lockdown first began, things looked very troubling for the game of golf. The Professional Golf Association Tour suspended its season and golf courses around the country were...

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The Theory of Relativity showcases WT’s versatile Theater Department

The main ensemble cast join together to lip-sync the grand finale.
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 24, 2020

The West Texas A&M University Theater Department has sent out their production of “The Theory of Relativity” for streaming.  The song cycle by Neil Bartram based on the book by Brian Hill,...

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Op/Ed: “Mask wearing”, a responsibility in caring for others

Masks are making new norms in today's society.
Johnny Lawhon, Contributor October 12, 2020

One of the most controversial topics since the pandemic first occurred, is the new realities of wearing a mask in public venues. Many people have accepted it as our new social norm, and others have chosen...

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