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Skylerr Patterson

Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter

My name is Skylerr Patterson. I am a junior, broadcast journalism major from Electra, TX. I want to become a traveling journalist after I earn my degree. I love to travel and experience new cultures, and I believe that there are so many untold stories around the world just waiting to be discovered.

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Early rumors of a new Harry Potter series on HBO Max have surfaced.

[PHOTO] You’re a TV show Harry

February 7, 2021

Early rumors of a new Harry Potter series on HBO Max have surfaced.

After LCU's final attempt at coming back, Lady Buff's celebrate their first home when. The final score of the 3rd set is 25-17.

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

January 31, 2021

After LCU's final attempt at coming back, Lady Buff's celebrate their first home when. The final score of the 3rd set is 25-17.

Kayla Hernandez, a freshman animal science/pre-vet major, and Alexis Nevarez,  a freshman Biology Pre-dental major wait to donate blood for the first time.

[PHOTO] You’re somebody’s type: West Texas A&M’s Blood Drive

January 24, 2021

Kayla Hernandez, a freshman animal science/pre-vet major, and Alexis Nevarez, a freshman Biology Pre-dental major wait to donate blood for the first time.

[PHOTO] A season of thanks

December 4, 2020

"I am most thankful for my family and my friends and Mr. and Mrs. Thompson who are like my parents," Kharma Khoski, a freshman nursing major, said

With COVID-19 still a concern, sports have taken a major hit. However, WTAMU's soccer teams are still striving for success.

[PHOTO] WTAMU soccer keeps on kicking

November 13, 2020

With COVID-19 still a concern, sports have taken a major hit. However, WTAMU's soccer teams are still striving for success.

WTAMU’s Homecoming
Week took place Oct.19-25.

[PHOTO] West Texas A&M University’s Homecoming Week 2020

October 30, 2020

WTAMU’s Homecoming Week took place Oct.19-25.

Holly Beamesderfer, a junior animal science major.

[PHOTO] WTAMU First-Time Voters

October 16, 2020

Holly Beamesderfer, a junior animal science major. "How I prepared for voting was I communicated with others and watched the debates to learn viewpoints and perspectives that I believe will help our country."

Jessica Person's 31 eyes piece in the men's bathroom of Mary Moody Northen Hall.

In the eyes of the artist

October 15, 2020

Art is more than a hobby. Art is essential to human life, especially for West Texas A&M University’s own Jessica Person, a sophomore studio arts major with an emphasis in drawing and sculpture making....

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Students live in a society where they are told more is better. With this kind of thinking, it's easy to become overwhelmed.

[PHOTO] OP/ED: Negative effects of a heavy workload

October 9, 2020

Students live in a society where they are told more is better. With this kind of thinking, it's easy to become overwhelmed.

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The WT Theatre Department put on it’s production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” this past weekend, September 25th and 26th at 7:30pm.

[PHOTO] West Texas A&M’s “Vintage Hitchcock” is live and on radio

October 2, 2020

The WT Theatre Department put on it’s production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” this past weekend, September 25th and 26th at 7:30pm.

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While many social groups have become more diverse and open, there still seems to be some negative views connected to the church.

Op/Ed: Religion on campus

September 25, 2020

Society tells students to be themselves. To not be ashamed of who they are, yet this doesn’t seem to be the feedback for all groups. Many Christian students don’t bring up their faith for fear of being...

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Girls Night In took place Wednesday evening, September 16. (Left to right) Tomi Moralez, Laiken McClure, and Kelsey Leseman prepare as they anticipate the start of this event.

Girls Night In

September 18, 2020

The West Texas A&M University Office of Student Engagement and Leadership held the Girls Night In event Wednesday evening, September 16, 2020. The event was sponsored by Laura W. Bush Institute for...

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[VIDEO] Coming back to school amid COVID-19

September 18, 2020

“Your engagement in—and outside the classroom is key to the ultimate college experience,” says the official West Texas A&M University website, as it describes how its faculty are always looking...

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With September here, suicide awareness and mental health is being promoted more. September is National Recovery Month, World Suicide Prevention day is September 20, and Suicide Awareness Week is September 6-12.

Suicide Awareness Week

September 11, 2020

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among many young adults according to Active Minds Organization. 39% of college students experience a significant mental health issue, 67% of people 18-24 who...

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One struggle that came about from the pandemic was international students deciding on whether they should go home, or stay in the U.S.

How international students are being affected by COVID-19

September 4, 2020

The coronavirus has swept through our nation, leaving behind worry and change. The past five months have proven to be an unknown challenge for many, especially for numerous colleges. Universities have...

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The Lady Buffs continued to fight until the last buzzer. WT won their final games, 80-46. The team took their place on the court to celebrate with the School's national anthem. They closed their season off with 26 wins and 5 losses.

The Herd’s last stampede

March 2, 2020

The Lady Buffs held their final game Saturday February 29, 2020. They played against the Cameron University Aggies. The final score was 80-46, WT with the win. The Lady Buffs fought hard from buzzer...

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