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OPINION: Gum wrapper can be expensive

Plastic bags and Styrofoam cups adorn the fence line. Newspapers billow along the roadside. Cigarette butts are scattered across the ground like stars across the night sky. It’s a beautiful scene. Well, OK, maybe it isn’t. In fact, it’s downright ugly. I detest litter, especially because there is absolutely no reason for More »

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Students will get a chance to compete in the AC Combat Fitness Challenge May 10.

Students train to get combative

In preparation for the Amarillo College Combat Fitness Challenge, the AC Fit Club conducted a competition in front of the clock tower April 8. The competition consisted of pull-ups, dips, and ab exercises. The male and female who had the most pull-ups, dips and hanging leg raises at the end More »

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Ruoping Zhang, an ESL major, poses with her picture in The Ranger at Badgerama April 17, 2014.

PHOTOS: Badgerama 2014

Check out photos from Badgerama 2014. More »

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Brianna Burnett, a  visiting photographer, speaks to Amarillo College faculty and students April 3 on the Washington Street Campus.

Visiting photographer inspires students to test the waters

Brianna Burnett spoke to AC faculty and students April 3 on photography, tintypes and more. More »

‘Ocean’ mixes childhood memories, terror in slim package

After eight years between adult novels, Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane has been much anticipated by his fans. The long-awaited book is slim, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in its dark whimsy. The novel begins when the narrator, who never is More »

West develops photo outreach

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Rene West poses with members of the Amarillo College Photography Club and fourth- and fifth-grade San Jacinto Elementary students who participate in the after-school Camera Clubhouse.
When asked, many students said they’d be hard-pressed to find an instructor as passionate as Rene West. An Amarillo College photography instructor since 2008, West has shared that enthusiasm with the many students who have passed through her classes. Read more [...]

Students train to get combative

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Students will get a chance to compete in the AC Combat Fitness Challenge May 10.
In preparation for the Amarillo College Combat Fitness Challenge, the AC Fit Club conducted a competition in front of the clock tower April 8. The competition consisted of pull-ups, dips, and ab exercises. The male and female who had the most pull-ups, dips and hanging leg raises at the end of the day won free admission to the Combat Fitness Challenge. Read more [...]

PBS educates, entertains: Science, technology, math main focuses

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The cast of Sesame Street, a regular program on PBS, poses with Santa Claus during holiday program
When Amarillo got its a public television station in 1988, it was known as KACV-TV. The station underwent a rebranding recently, dropping the old title and emerging under the name Panhandle PBS. Read more [...]

‘Big’ bird idea promotes station

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Panhandle Public Broadcasting Service started the Big Idea Challenge April 2. It’s a five-week puzzle full of scattered clues all around Amarillo. The Challenge, in its first year, is a way to raise funds for Panhandle PBS. Read more [...]