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Texas Wesleyan continued its 128-year tradition of convocation as students, staff, and faculty gathered in Nicholas Martin Hall on Tuesday to open the fall 2018 semester. The convocation opened with the Dr. Gladys Childs, interim dean of the School of Arts and Letters and university chaplain, leading the invocation, the Wesleyan Chamber Singers singing the… Continue reading

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Cox suspended 11 days before first football game

With 11 days left until the Rams football team plays the first game of the 2018 season, offensive coordinator Kyle Cox has been suspended. President Frederick Slabach announced Cox’s suspension in an email to faculty and staff Wednesday evening. Slabach wrote that tweets Cox wrote between 2012 and 2014 “contain questionable content that does not… Continue reading Cox suspended 11 days before first football game

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Buffy guards the psychology department

What if Willie the Ram wasn’t the only mascot at Texas Wesleyan? If you’re wandering the halls of the Nenetta Burton Carter Building, you may come face to face with a festive, hairy, severed javelina pig head by the name of Buffy. “Buffy has been here [Nenetta Burton] since we moved in,” said Dr. John… Continue reading Buffy guards the psychology department

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Sheek shines in and out of the classroom

As his hand reaches out for the stack of dishes stacked in the window, Silas Sheek does just one part of his weekly routine of working at Dora Roberts Dinning Hall. “[I do] dishwashing and wash the pots and pans in the back,” Sheek said. “Last semester, I did serving line quite frequently, which is… Continue reading Sheek shines in and out of the classroom

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Students react to rat in Dora’s

Freshman Elijah Taplin thought he heard silverware drop during dinner, until the Dora Roberts Dining Hall erupted in screams of, “There a rat!” “I videoed it because I didn’t think my friends would believe me,” Taplin said. “One of my friends was like, ‘I bet you won’t post that to Twitter.’ We made a deal… Continue reading Students react to rat in Dora’s

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Security issues addressed at open forum

With nine vehicle burglaries and two armed robberies this semester, concern for safety on campus has risen. “It [the car robberies and the armed robberies] freaked me out, because it happened in the middle of the day,” sophomore mass communication major Trudy Allen said. “I just don’t want that to happen to me.” In response… Continue reading Security issues addressed at open forum

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Car break-ins worry students

Amber Tuma had only been gone 45 minutes when her backpack disappeared from her back seat. “I parked beside the Texas Wesleyan bookstore on Rosedale Street,” Tuma said. “There were other cars there, so I didn’t think anything about it. I was like, ‘Oh my God, my backpack is heavy,’ so I grabbed anything of… Continue reading Car break-ins worry students

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Ram fans support football after their loss at homecoming

As the football sailed through the uprights on Saturday, cheers erupted across Farrington Field. It was the fourth quarter of the Rams’ homecoming game against the Bacone College Warriors, and the Rams had just gotten on the scoreboard with a field goal. They now trailed the Warriors 33-3. Junior music major Javy Careaga was relieved… Continue reading Ram fans support football after their loss at homecoming

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Wesleyan grows service opportunities

Texas Wesleyan’s food pantry, which started as a budgetless volunteer project, has exploded this semester. “This semester has been absolutely phenomenal in terms of volunteering, so much so that we have managed to open the food pantry five days a week for a good portion of the day,” Dr. Alison Simons said. “Freshmen this semester… Continue reading Wesleyan grows service opportunities

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Wesleyan prepares for football

Dr. Cary Adkinson and Dr. Eddy Lynton are pumped for Saturday. “We’re going (to the first football game) together and we’re trying to get a bunch of people to go with us,” said Adkinson, an associate professor of criminal justice. “I’m a huge football fan and I’ve never been at a university that really had… Continue reading Wesleyan prepares for football