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Pictured is Ms. Angela Allen, the chief of diversity and inclusion officer at WTAMU.

Op-Ed: Angela Allen, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Angela Allen, Contributor May 6, 2022

Located in the heart of campus, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s mission is to foster a safe and welcoming climate that will enhance the University experience for everyone who visits, attends...

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Op/Ed: Growing through the most intense but worthwhile stage of my life

Op/Ed: Growing through the most intense but worthwhile stage of my life

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor May 6, 2022

In the quest to have higher education, an ambitious Black girl took a bold step moving all the way from New Jersey to Texas to get a degree in communication studies with emphasis in strategic communication....

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How will New Mexico’s free college impact WT?

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter May 3, 2022

Around the U.S., there is currently $1.75 trillion in federal and private student debt. New Mexico recently became the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free college to its residents. West...

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Op/Ed: Finding my ‘why’ and embracing change

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter May 2, 2022

If someone told me five years ago that I would decide to go to a university halfway across the country, I don’t think I would have believed it. It was in my sophomore year of high school that...

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Behind the major with Diego Romero: A musicians journey

Behind the major with Diego Romero: A musician’s journey

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter April 30, 2022

Diego Romero is a junior music performance major at West Texas A&M University, with a double emphasis in flute and piano. It takes some people a lifetime to find their passion, but Romero found...

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Graduating students reflect on their time at WT

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 29, 2022

Not only is the Spring 2022 semester coming to end, but some students are successfully completing their undergraduate and graduate programs at West Texas A&M University. Shannon Kathyleen Burr is...

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Screenshots of Yik Yak posts made by WT students during the Buffs Around the World event on April 6, 2022.

Opinion: We are tired of the ‘lip service’ about addressing racism at WT

Filiberto Avila, Staff April 29, 2022

“We must be impatient for change,” said Claudia Flores, immigration campaign manager for the Center for American Progress. “Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift, and we must use it.” West...

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Residential Learning Communities are coming in Fall 2022

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter April 24, 2022

West Texas A&M University is starting Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) in Fall 2022. The RLCs will house students with similar academic, social and cultural interests in the same dorms. There...

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What will WT students be doing over the summer?

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 22, 2022

The semester is almost ending, and students of West Texas A&M University are making plans for the summer. From internships to summer jobs, traveling or just recuperating at home, the summer is one...

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Visitors walk around the WT section of the Student/Faculty Exhibition on the second floor of the Amarillo Museum of Art. Photo taken April 16, 2022.

Op/Ed: Visiting AMoA helps reduce stress during finals

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter April 20, 2022

With finals around the corner, breaks are a necessity to keep your sanity. The next time you’re in need of a break, consider visiting the Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA). Amarillo College and West Texas...

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Students’ union shows potential for change

Students’ union shows potential for change

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter April 20, 2022

A set of promising moments for labor unions are currently in progress around the U.S. At West Texas A&M University, a professor advocates for a new sector of political involvement on campus. Over...

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WT students reanalyzing transportation options

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 15, 2022

With the hike in gas prices across the U.S. due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, students of West Texas A&M University are reanalyzing their transportation options on and around campus. According...

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