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In Germany we had a saying for the 2016 election.

Op/Ed: Why can’t we choose neither?

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 19, 2020

                This year President Donald J. Trump is running for reelection against former Vice President Joe Biden and people are upset. Once again, America is to decide between...

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Floor stickers are one of the various ways the WTAMU is encouraging social distancing on campus.

Op/Ed: The problem with food service lines in the JBK

Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2020

West Texas A&M University has done very well with implementing guidelines preventing the spread of coronavirus and encouraging students to follow them, but one problem area they seem to have forgotten...

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Students must now pose the question: Is partying really worth the risk?

Op/Ed: Partying during the pandemic

Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2020

One common concept that many (but not all) experience at least once in their time in college is a college party. A large group of people sweating profusely in a small area yelling over loud music may sound...

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Any enjoyment I might find in the film would be taken away by my anxiety.

Op/Ed: Why I’m not going to the movies anytime soon

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 12, 2020

Select movie theaters all across the United States are opening their doors again for social-distanced crowds of viewers. Seeing this as a welcome vestige of normalcy is natural. The world is up-side-down...

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Photos depicting how different major sports have addressed fans and social distancing.

Op/Ed: Cardboard Cutouts, TV Screens and Teddy Bears, Oh My!

Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter September 2, 2020

The year 2020 has proven to be a year of change, adversity and creativity. Aspects of everyday life or normalcy have changed for the foreseeable future, and various mediums followed suit. Film, concerts...

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Student Body President Seth Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Seth Rodriguez.

Op- Ed: Welcome back, Buffs!

Seth Rodriguez, Contributor August 23, 2020

This has been one heck of a year, hasn’t it? For many of us, the last time we saw campus was mid March. For others, Canyon was still home. But regardless, West Texas A&M University was lifeless and...

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After the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, what will normal be?

What will “normal” be?

Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter April 22, 2020

I'm sure we've all thought, "what will life be like after this is all over?" Will we ever get back to "normal?" What will the new normal be? I know these questions have been on my mind, along with many...

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Op-Ed: Put your records on

Sophia Britto, Junior Reporter April 21, 2020

Vinyls are back by popular demand, and here to stay on the shelves of college kids and high schoolers all around. Whether they are bought as collectibles, canvases, or to actually be listened to, Millennials...

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Op-Ed: Looking at the silver lining of the you-know-what cloud

Op-Ed: Looking at the silver lining of the you-know-what cloud

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter April 18, 2020

We live in a time when everything is themed around one specific current event. It’s almost impossible to escape this theme, as the current event has invaded our lives in almost every aspect, but it hardly...

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Working from the comfort of a vehicle thanks to WT

Op-Ed: Wifi Locations changing how Buff’s continue with school

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter April 16, 2020

With COVID-19 turning everyone's world upside down, many are having to adapt their lives in many different ways and that includes students enrolled at West Texas A&M University trying to finish out the...

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“Panhandling” the Pandemic

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter April 7, 2020

The panhandle area has recently undergone a shelter-in-place act in order to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With this new act, we as a community are finally following the guidelines that other states...

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We are all desperate for some feel-good hormones in this time.

Taking a mental health break in the apocalypse

Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter April 6, 2020

I won’t be the first to admit that this is stressful. Every time we check social media, turn on the TV, and even listen to our favorite podcasts, we are inundated with statistics about the latest...

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