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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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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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Op/Ed:Coming together because of COVID-19

Thanksgiving this year may look different due to COVID-19 however, everyone still has something to be thankful for
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving, this is usually the time of month when everyone gets a break from school, work or life in general. Family, friends and loved ones begin to travel on that day to be surrounded by love. Many...

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Two potential vaccines and Biden’s COVID-19 taskforce

President-elect Joe Biden announced his COVID-19 taskforce Nov. 9, 2020 at his COVID-19 briefing.
Savannah Wesley, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden named his coronavirus taskforce which includes a team of public health and science experts. This was announced that same day the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfzier and BioNTech...

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WT Will Host Virtual Commencement Ceremony in December

WT Will Host Virtual Commencement Ceremony in December
November 13, 2020

Copy by Chip Chandler, 806-651-2124, [email protected] CANYON, Texas — After weeks of careful consideration, West Texas A&M University officials today announced that its December 2020 graduation...

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Dr. Fauci weighs in on “when will life return to the way it used to be?”

“When you want people to do the kinds of things that can mitigate against spread and you see people still not doing it, that to me is discouraging,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview with Healthline.
Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter November 8, 2020

It is no secret that COVID-19 has turned society as we know it upside down. With 2021 nearing this begs the question, when will life return to normal? In an article, Healthline reached out to Dr. Anthony...

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COVID-19 continues to spread on campus

As the semester progresses, COVID-19 cases rise.
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter November 7, 2020

Since March 1 of 2020, West Texas A&M University has experienced 423 confirmed COVID-19 cases among both students and staff. According to the university’s website, which has been dutifully cataloguing...

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Homecoming during a different time

While times are different now due to COVID-19 the tradition of Homecoming still holds strong with the Buffaloes.
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter October 29, 2020

While COVID-19 has affected many here on campus at WTAMU as well as cancel events that may spread the disease, one tradition that did carry on was the homecoming court being named at Buffalo Stadium this...

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Esports plays on while staying safe

Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor October 26, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted a number of sports at West Texas A&M University. Though there have been some adjustments to the way athletics are normally run, students are still able to participate in their...

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The Theory of Relativity showcases WT’s versatile Theater Department

The main ensemble cast join together to lip-sync the grand finale.
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 24, 2020

The West Texas A&M University Theater Department has sent out their production of “The Theory of Relativity” for streaming.  The song cycle by Neil Bartram based on the book by Brian Hill,...

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The new normal during COVID-19

Education majors are faced with many different components with COVID-19 however the Buffs remain optimistic.
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter October 22, 2020

A worldwide pandemic has changed lives for many all over the world. However, one group that has been affected and had to adapt for the better is education majors. During a pandemic, some are getting ready...

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Greenlighting season during COVID-19

Advising services encourages students to get greenlighted as soon as possible.
Alyssa Gonzales, Sports Editor October 19, 2020

As the end of the fall semester begins, students now have the task of setting up appointments and choosing their classes for the spring semester. For lower classmen, greenlighting appointments must...

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