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Jennifer Tuttor

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor

Jennifer Tuttor is a strategic communication major at WTAMU. Jennifer is passionate about women and children’s advocacy, not forgetting general human rights. As hobbies, she likes to read, research and cook as well. She also takes an interest in fashion and design and looks forward to becoming a cooperate press secretary, speech coach and a professional fixer.

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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

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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Graduating students reflect on their time at WT

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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What will WT students be doing over the summer?

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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WT students reanalyzing transportation options

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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Lets talk about rape culture

Let’s talk about rape culture

April 15, 2022

Over the years, children have been taught how to protect themselves against people likely to do “bad things” to them. There is a misconception that only females can be raped. The truth is, males can...

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WT goes intercultural with Buffs Around the World

April 8, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, West Texas A&M University held an event dubbed “Buffs Around the World” at the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. The aim of this event was to showcase the cultural diversity...

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WT Dining Services launches new mobile app

April 2, 2022

Students of West Texas A&M University now have a more convenient means of getting food from the food court at the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. In a press release sent out on March 24, the university...

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WT hosts district UIL competition

March 27, 2022

West Texas A&M University hosted the University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic Spring Meet from March 23-25. WT falls under Conference 5A, District 3. Some faculty of the Department of Communication,...

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International Women’s Day at WT: ‘Girls Night Out’

March 11, 2022

  International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8. The celebration is a call to encourage social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. The theme for this...

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WT’s multipurpose leader: Leroy Aleman II

March 4, 2022

Leadership is an attribute some college students crave or learn. For others, it is an inherent attribute. Leroy Aleman II is a junior political science major who is involved in student government as a...

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The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games has come to a close

February 26, 2022

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games ended on Feb. 20 and the U.S. is not as excited about their performances compared to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games last year. One fascinating thing about the...

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How are WT students coping with the online bookstore?

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?

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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Mental health: One thing not to take for granted

Mental health: One thing not to take for granted

February 4, 2022

  The advocacy of mental health is becoming more popular. People are being warned not to take their mental health for granted. According to the CDC, mental health affects how we think, feel and...

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Op/Ed- A look a day keeps the body shaming at bay

Op/Ed- A look a day keeps the body shaming at bay

February 4, 2022

  Two years ago, in an eatery off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J., I met this amazing lady whom I will call Miss X. Miss X had the bluest of eyes I had ever seen. She was going to the cafeteria...

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The Wonder Woman of WT Esports: Catherine Giffin

The ‘Wonder Woman’ of WT Esports: Catherine Giffin

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

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

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 musical theatre genie: Nolan Quintanilla

December 5, 2021

Named after the baseball star Nolan Ryan, Nolan Quintanilla is a junior musical theatre major at West Texas A&M University. Coming from a Spanish-Mexican root, Quintanilla grew up in Amarillo and is...

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Op/Ed: Thanksgiving traditions and what it means to internationals

November 27, 2021

Thanksgiving, as traditional as it may be to many Americans, is very foreign to a lot of international immigrants, many of whom heard of thanksgiving after they landed in the U.S.A. Those who are still...

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WTAMU’s triple powerhouse: Zada Swoopes

November 19, 2021

For many athletes, engaging in one sport can be cumbersome, but for Zada Swoopes, excelling at three field events is just as well managed. Swoopes is a West Texas A&M University track and field athlete...

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WTAMU’s homecoming queen: Ustina Guirguis

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: the spirit of WTAMU athletics

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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Buffs showing off their trophies after defeating the Daemen Wildcats in the Tipoff Classic on Oct. 31, 2021.

WTAMU athletics on an impressive season roll

November 6, 2021

The fall season is the most active season in the academic calendar of most colleges and universities across the United States. This season, West Texas A&M University is most active in football, soccer,...

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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

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 defensive lineman: Dillon Mata

October 22, 2021

Austin native, Dillon Mata plays the defensive line as a lineman for the West Texas A&M University’s football team. The six-foot-two-inch redshirt is a senior, reading general business and an entrepreneurship...

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Pink October: a month of breast cancer awareness

October 15, 2021

October has over the years been earmarked as “Pink October”- a month dedicated to creating awareness on breast cancer and the significance of having breasts checked regularly. Contrary to popular opinions,...

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WTAMU students and their take on philanthropy

October 8, 2021

  In these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic where people still find it difficult to get around, students of West Texas A&M University still believe in philanthropy. In WTAMU, The Wesley...

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Lady Buffs on an impressive season roll

October 8, 2021

Before the start of the 2021 season, the LSC Poll placed the Lady Buffs as fourth favorites for the season. Head coaches, sports information directors and media representatives cast their votes to determine...

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WTAMU students enjoy other sports aside football

October 1, 2021

It is the fall semester, and all eyes are mostly locked onto one sport: football games. The rhetoric behind this transcends beyond college football. To others, it is a continuation of tradition. The...

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Post olympics: end of track and field season

September 26, 2021

  The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games took off successfully between July 23 to Aug. 9. Key moments in the Olympics included the historic gold-medal-sharing high jump final between Tamberi of Italy and...

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WTAMU Celebrates Leadership Week

September 24, 2021

  Students at West Texas A&M University have the opportunity to participate in leadership week. This year, the leadership week, presented by the Leadership Board, lasted from Monday, Sept....

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ASO President, Victory Suobite

WTAMU’s African Students Organization president: Victory Suobite

September 17, 2021

Being away from home can be daunting on some, if not all of us. It gets worse when we are unable to find a community into which we can fit and be accepted into. West Texas A&M University, as diverse...

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Military Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: One week later

September 10, 2021

  After 20 years of the United States of America fighting their longest war ever, President Joe Biden withdrew all service personnel from Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2021. The troops left behind some...

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WTAMU COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted June 1, 2021

May 4, 2021

The Texas A&M system based on Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on March 2, 2021 has lifted bans on restrictions relating to the current health trends from Potter and Randall county. West Texas...

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BLM victory: Derek Chauvin found guilty of killing George Floyd

April 23, 2021

Americans and the world have been on a long cheer following the jury’s decision in convicting the former police officer, Dereck Chauvin on April 20, 2021. Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s...

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WTAMU athletics’ impressive spring performance

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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‘Satan Shoes’ slapped with an injunction on sales

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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WTAMU new spirit initiative causes stir among affected teams

April 2, 2021

  The West Texas A&M University community have for the past weeks received some information on the merging of certain athletic teams into one spirit team. This information first came to light...

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

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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In-person graduation to resume in WTAMU

March 5, 2021

  Graduation ceremonies across the world have had to be reverted to virtual ones, since the outbreak of COVID-19. In a press release by the Office of Communication and marketing, West Texas A&M...

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Is Xcel Energy right to interrupt power supply?

February 26, 2021

  Many residents of Amarillo and Canyon have for the past couple of weeks encountered many power fluctuations, which have led to some residents having faulty appliances, not to talk of hikes in...

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Erik Qualman speaking in a virtual keynote February 23 at 6:00pm

DLS Event: WTAMU hosts best-selling author, Erik Qualman

February 23, 2021

  Best-selling author Erik Qualman hosted a virtual lecture series dubbed, “The power of focus: stepping into your story.” This event, which was held via zoom took place at 6 p.m. on Feb.23,...

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NBA All-Star Game 2021: welcome or bye

February 19, 2021

  The National Basketball Association is scheduled to host the All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The All-Star Game is hosted every year in February by the NBA, having both competing teams...

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WT Cornhole gaining momentum at the Virgil Henson Activities Center

February 12, 2021

  The current COVID-19 pandemic has sucked the life out of college activities in almost every country worldwide, and West Texas A&M University is no exception. Many sports activities have...

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WTAMU dining hall welcomes new Chef

February 5, 2021

West Texas A&M University began the 2021 spring semester with a new addition to the culinary tribe: a new chef, Julio Rubio. Chef Julio is the new executive Chef for Aramark, managers of the WTAMU...

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West Texas A&M’s Lady Buffs Ace their first home game

January 31, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Lady Buffaloes held their first game of the semester. WTAMU defeated Lubbock Christain University Lady Chaps in three sets. Before WTAMU’s victory took place, the team celebrated...

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Third stimulus checks on the way: President Joe Biden has promised

January 29, 2021

After his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, President Joe Biden has begun making long strides in his quest to relieve a lot of struggling Americans from the money crisis- one lasting effect of the COVID-19...

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Does Black or White determine the reaction of the security services?

January 22, 2021

The United State’s Senate is known to be one of the most secure places in the country, but little could be said about the level of said security after certain insurgents broke into the senate on Jan....

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COVID-19 and the Spanish flu of 1918: Did we learn our lessons from over a century ago?

November 21, 2020

The world has never been the same since the first case of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan, China on November 17, 2019. Since then, many people have compared COVID-19 to the Spanish...

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Well in my opinion, it got a bit chaotic in the beginning and towards the end there, but I feel like it was a very tight race and both parties were very head-to-head and elections have both positives and negatives about them, said Dane Glenn, a part time instructor for the Department of Communications. But I feel like this election has really in ways split the country, and those two sides are very competitive; not only with the president elect nominees, but also with the supporters and followers.

[Photo] 2020 Election results and opinions

November 13, 2020

"Well in my opinion, it got a bit chaotic in the beginning and towards the end there, but I feel like it was a very tight race and both parties were very head-to-head and elections have both positives...

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Dancing with the stars: which set of couples make it to the season finale

November 9, 2020

Monday evenings seem to be a lot of fun for people of all ages in America, thanks to ABC’s Dancing with The Stars; a reality TV show that features celebrities paired with professional dancers to learn...

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Benjamin Azamati at the finish line at the Spring 2020 LSC conference.

Benjamin Azamati: The young decorated Buff all the way from Ghana-Africa

October 6, 2020

Many a time, there are people who chance upon stepping into the limelight, and there are others who are simply intentional about the minutest of opportunities granted them to work their way all up...

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