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How are WT students coping with the online bookstore?

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor February 18, 2022

  Digitization of college bookstores is becoming very common in the U.S. and West Texas A&M University is no exception. In many regards, books play a crucial role in the success journey of...

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Learning a new language in college: An interest or a chore?

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor February 11, 2022

As part of graduation requirements at West Texas A&M University, a student is to take certain core courses which sometimes include foreign languages. Some students take a foreign language out of obligation....

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The Wonder Woman of WT Esports: Catherine Giffin

The ‘Wonder Woman’ of WT Esports: Catherine Giffin

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor January 28, 2022

West Texas A&M University provides recreational sports for students during the academic year, which includes Esports. Catherine Giffin, a senior and strategic communication major, runs the Esports...

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OP/ED Sports and how it has been gendered

OP/ED Sports and how it has been gendered

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor January 21, 2022

  Several centuries ago, sports was primarily known as the forte of men, according to Britannica. Women in Ancient Greece were regarded as too weak to do anything physical. In the 21st century,...

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Progressions college students are making at graduations

Progressions college students are making at graduations

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor January 21, 2022

  For most  students, being able to complete their degree is something that is highly anticipated. Matriculation, as exciting as it is, cannot be compared to the thrill involved in putting on...

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WTAMU’s homecoming queen: Ustina Guirguis

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor November 12, 2021

  On Oct. 9, 2021, the West Texas A&M University crowned Ustina Guirguis as the new Homecoming Queen. The crowning moment was done at halftime of WTAMU’s Homecoming game against Angelo State...

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Maroon Platoon cheering on the Buffs at a home came with the crowd cheering along

Maroon Platoon: the spirit of WTAMU athletics

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor November 6, 2021

  Beginning in the 2021 fall semester, West Texas A&M University saw a different mode of cheering at the Buffs’ football games, the Maroon Platoon. During official home games of the Buffs...

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Dr. Todd W. Rasberry in his office on Oct. 20, 2021 after an interview on donations to WTAMU

WTAMU and donations: the office of Philanthropy and External Relations

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor October 29, 2021

The WT Foundation, founded right at the end of WWII in 1946, prides itself in offering immense financial support for students and staff of the West Texas A&M University. The foundation receives the...

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WTAMU Old Main sits at the center of campus.

West Texas A&M University is 2020, at least in some aspects

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 16, 2021

Every 10 years at the start of the decade, the federal government gathers information about how many people are in the United States across the states and territories, as required by the Constitution....

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A drone-view of the WT football field.

WTAMU athletics’ impressive spring performance

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 16, 2021

The Buffs and Lady Buffs have altogether put on a stellar performance so far in this spring season. The Buffs have the baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer and track and field teams....

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Photo of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, which the Satan shoes are modeled after.

‘Satan Shoes’ slapped with an injunction on sales

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor April 9, 2021

  The internet has been going wild, following proceedings between MSCHF Product Studios and Nike, over shoes made in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X. The shoes have the Nike swoosh logo. Nike...

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Photo of the seating area and anchor lane with hurdles of the track stadium

Lone Star Conference champions: WTAMU’s track and field team clocking milestones

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor March 12, 2021

The West Texas A&M University’s track and field team are the 2021 Lone Star Conference (LSC) champions after competing in Lubbock, Texas. The Buffs, with a collective point of 198 defeated 2nd and...

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