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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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Girls Night In

Girls Night In took place Wednesday evening, September 16. (Left to right) Tomi Moralez, Laiken McClure, and Kelsey Leseman prepare as they anticipate the start of this event.
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter September 18, 2020

The West Texas A&M University Office of Student Engagement and Leadership held the Girls Night In event Wednesday evening, September 16, 2020. The event was sponsored by Laura W. Bush Institute for...

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The Herd’s last stampede

The Lady Buffs continued to fight until the last buzzer. WT won their final games, 80-46. The team took their place on the court to celebrate with the School's national anthem. They closed their season off with 26 wins and 5 losses.
Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter March 2, 2020

The Lady Buffs held their final game Saturday February 29, 2020. They played against the Cameron University Aggies. The final score was 80-46, WT with the win. The Lady Buffs fought hard from buzzer...

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Student Success Center becomes temporary art gallery

A portrait of professor Bloom, by Matthew Day.
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter November 7, 2019

Michelle Blake, assistant director of educational services, walked into the Math Tutoring Center recently to find a portrait of philosophy professor Daniel Bloom drawn on the whiteboard. A speech bubble...

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Homecoming dodgeball tournament ends in spectacular fashion

Glory awaits. Down to the final four.
Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter October 9, 2019

The 2019-2020 Homecoming Dodgeball Tournament took place on Oct. 2. The competition between all 14 teams was fierce, but Buff Gaming came out on top, with BBQ Ribs taking 2nd, and Sigma Nu taking 3rd.

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Coffee with a cop promotes friendly conversation

Police officers engage in friendly conversation, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 4, 2019

The West Texas A&M University Police Department hosted “Coffee with a Cop” in the Jack B. Kelly Legends Club on Oct. 2 from 9:30 to 11:00 am. For this annual, nationwide university event, police...

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Buffs win at home after cruising by the Mustangs

Quarterback, Nick Gerber runs in for a touchdown.
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor September 30, 2019

The Buffs added another victory at home on Saturday, September 28th against the Mustangs of Western New Mexico University. The Buffs battled it out even after a severe weather warning caused a game...

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WTAMU celebrates Diversity Week

Alyssa Gonzales and Jeffrey Williams September 27, 2019

The sound of drums filled the air as Diversity Week began on Monday, Sept. 23.  Students gathered as members of Sacred Circle Amarillo celebrated the Fall equinox and performed a Native American drum...

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Study abroad fair showcases opportunities for students

The fair was advertised in more than one manner, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 20, 2019

The study abroad fair took place in the Jack B. Kelly (JBK) Commons on Sept. 18. The fair was put on by the Office of Study Abroad in order to promote all new faculty-led programs for May and the summer...

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First home game at Buffalo Stadium

Student section at the inaugural home game
Carter Hall, Junior Reporter September 10, 2019

 

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WTAMU 2019 Communication Week Alumni Table Talk

Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor February 22, 2019

As a part of Comm week, students gathered in Legacy Hall to hear DLS speaker Annette Simmons discuss the different type of storytelling and  the importance and impact storytelling has. Simmons shared...

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Comm Week Live Lounge and Breakfast for Dinner Event

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Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor February 21, 2019

To wrap up the Comm Week events, KWTS hosted a Live Lounge session that featured local band bombCity . Student also enjoyed a Breakfast for Dinner event that was planned by the Comm Week planning committee. The...

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