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Joe Biden inaugurated as 46th President of the United Sates

Biden giving his inaugural address. Courtesy of NBC News.
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter January 21, 2021

The United States of America’s 59th presidential inauguration ceremony took place yesterday, Jan. 20, 2021 in front of the capitol building in a locked-down Washington D.C. and marked former Vice President...

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A Partnership for the Ages

WT looks to bring a brand new partnership to the campus of the Buffaloes
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter January 21, 2021

West Texas A&M University is now looking to expand with its new VERO (Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach) program this spring which is in partnership with the Texas A&M college of veterinary...

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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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WTAMU hosts MLK speech reenactment

WTAMU hosts MLK speech reenactment
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor January 19, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 19, 2021 The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted an event in which, head coach for the Amarillo Venom football team, Julian Reese portrayed Martin Luther King Jr.. Reese reenacted...

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Catching Up With the Buffs: what you missed over winter break

The Lady Buffs gearing up for Oklahoma Baptist.
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter January 19, 2021

The West Texas A&M University Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes have started their basketball season with full force. Both men and women’s teams only bearing one loss each continue in the success they...

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Op/Ed A blast from the past: Cobra Kai entertains audiences with an iconic ‘80s feel and has jaw-dropping twists that will leave people wanting more.

Johnny Lawhon, Contributor January 18, 2021

Cobra Kai, a spin-off from the iconic movie “The Karate Kid” that has left audiences speechless. Set in an ‘80s tone, it is a fantastic reminder of a filming style lost in most modern-day television...

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WTAMU undergrads presented with new scholarship opportunity

This scholarship is meant to inspire students to make change and produce plans on action for the future.
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor January 18, 2021

The Black Women’s Association of WTAMU has created a new scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students at West Texas A&M University with the Martin Luther King Jr. Video Essay Contest. The...

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Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office will seek a return to scientific pandemic response

The US COVID-19 numbers continue to rise with no lockdown and little mask enforcement.
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter December 6, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has been very vocal about his plans to help stave off a longer bout of COVID-19 even before his securing of the job. On the campaign trail, he displayed support for both the...

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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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WTAMU Horse Judging Team places at the top at World Championships

The WTAMU Horse Judging Team won NRHA world championships and placed as reserve champion at the AQHA world competition.
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2020

West Texas A&M University’s very own Horse Judging Team received top honors yet again at World Championships on Nov. 7 and 9, 2020, earning them both champion and reserve awards. This is an old hat...

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The politics of wearing a mask

These strange times have caused the pandemic to become a hot political topic.
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor November 30, 2020

Masks have somewhat become a norm for many with the ongoing pandemic. However, with all of the craziness that has come with 2020, wearing a mask has seemed to spark the most controversy. In July of...

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USDA Shares Easy At-Home Advice for Handling Food Safely this Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
November 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2020 – This week, Americans will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends – either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe...

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