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Rafael Flores

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter

I am a junior majoring in digital communication.

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Panhandling the Pandemic

“Panhandling” the Pandemic

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
April 7, 2020

The panhandle area has recently undergone a shelter-in-place act in order to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With this new act, we as a community are finally following the guidelines that other states...

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Virus decreases appointments for student medical services

Virus decreases appointments for student medical services

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
March 31, 2020

Although services from a face-to-face experience has diminished everywhere due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the student medical services at West Texas A&M will continue to serve the campus, but with...

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This is Amarillo area COVID-19 chart, it shows the levels and precautions that the area will try to follow. Red being the highest level of quarantine.

Community Confronts Coronavirus

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020

The panhandle area is one of the latest in America to put into effect the social distancing precautions between individuals. The issues were addressed on Wednesday, March 18 in a meeting between local...

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WTAMU Black Student Union Hard Topic

WTAMU Black Student Union Hard Topic

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020

The Black Student Union engages in a weekly hard topic that covers issues in culture. From debates of abortion, gender roles, and most recently the inappropriate use of the "N-Word". To see how the students...

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[Video] What’s the Word, WT? – Voting opinion

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
March 3, 2020

Students at West Texas A&M University share their opinions on voting in light of the democratic primaries.

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 Students were given extra credit opportunities by  professors if they attended the event.

COMM-edy week provides service and laughter

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
February 21, 2020

For fifteen years, COMM week has been a time for the communication department to rally up the COMM-study focused students to spend time with faculty outside of the classroom and meet up for a variety of...

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Sonic cinema debut is a speedy success

Sonic cinema debut is a speedy success

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
February 18, 2020

For almost 30 years, Sonic the Hedgehog has captivated video game culture with his speedy gameplay and Bill Clinton’s “get it done” attitude that inspired his persona. The Blue Blur now takes off...

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Valentine’s Day with the Buffs

Jonah Dietz and Rafael Flores
February 14, 2020

Being a college student means different things to different people. Depending on the season of life one is in, college can be a time of self-discovery, finding one’s purpose, or discovering a source...

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49ers Weston Richburg sits with Jon Mark Beilue at the annual Buckner fundraiser

NFL star returns home

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens hosted the annual fundraiser for Buckner, a non-profit faith-based foster care organization based in Dallas, Texas. The event was headlined by San Francisco 49ers’...

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WTAMU Students mourn Kobe Bryant

WTAMU Students mourn Kobe Bryant

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020

  Retired basketball phenom, Kobe Bryant, and 8 others passed away after a fatal helicopter crash near Calabasas, CA. Among the passengers, were Bryant's six family friends, his 13-year-old...

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New Song is the book World Mission Society Church of God uses to spread their message.

“Fake News” tarnishes new religious group

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
January 30, 2020

It was a fresh first week of the spring semester for students at West Texas A&M University, but that would soon change with speculations made on social media. ““It was a specific post that...

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Provided by Dr. Rausch, results of survey participation by ideology

A campus divided

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
January 24, 2020

    West Texas A&M University students have a divided stance on their political views according to the results of a survey conducted by Dr. David Rausch, a political science professor at...

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Math center has the ultimate resources

Math center has the ultimate resources

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
November 15, 2019

  Math is not the most exhilarating subject taught at a secondary education institution, but it’s one obstacle that every college major has to go through in order to pursue their degree.  Luckily...

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Cross Country Evangelism speakers wave sign at the Barbara Kerr Vaughn Pedestrian Mall

Young christians denounce doctrine of the street preacher

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
November 7, 2019

  West Texas A&M University students gathered across the Buffalo Fountain around 12 p.m. on Wednesday at the Barbara Kerr Vaughn  pedestrian mall to confront with a street preacher affiliated...

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Free-tailed bats are common species on campus.

Bats, birds, cats & more: The wild side of WTAMU

Rafael Flores, Senior Reporter
October 3, 2019

A college campus is not particularly meant to house animals, but that’s not the case for  West Texas A&M University. Walking from one building to another, the campus community will come across...

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The White Buffalo on Citizens Bank Plaza was revealed before welcoming the WTAMU family to the Buffalo Stadium.

White Buffalo ices the cake of Buffalo Stadium

Rafael Flores and Jace Hearn
September 6, 2019

The White Buffalo has made its grand reveal and so has the new Buffalo Stadium by the Virgil Henson Activities Center. Football games will now take place there after 52 years of being in the Kimbrough...

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