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WT in need of Active Minds: Mental health on campus
WT in need of Active Minds: Mental health on campus
Maddox Nite, Multimedia Reporter • February 20, 2024

West Texas A&M University is facing a mental health crisis; the Active Minds chapter wants to combat it. According to WT's...

How WT celebrates Valentines day
How WT celebrates Valentine's day
Maddox Nite, Multimedia Reporter • February 13, 2024

At West Texas A&M University, holiday events can be a time to celebrate and take a break from the stresses of schoolwork,...

Left to right: Janel Pineda and Sara Uribe. Photo by 1910 PR.
Different Identities, One Language: Spanish Program brings Latinx poets to WT
JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief • February 12, 2024

On Feb. 6, the West Texas A&M University community heard from poets Janel Pineda and Sara Uribe. The two poets lead a discussion...

Dorms vs the weather: How on-campus living deals with the cold
Dorms vs the weather: How on-campus living deals with the cold
Maddox Nite, Multimedia Reporter • February 9, 2024

Freezing temperatures swept over West Texas A&M University this winter, and students in residential halls felt the chill. The...

WT School of Music invited to perform at TMEA showcase
WT School of Music invited to perform at TMEA showcase
Maddox Nite, Multimedia Reporter • February 7, 2024

West Texas A&M University's Chorale Choir and Symphonic Band have been invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association...

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Ask the Professor: Dr. Nick Gerlich
Ask the Professor: Dr. Nick Gerlich
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2024

Dr. Nick Gerlich is a Hickman professor of marketing in the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business at the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West...

Whats the deal with honor societies?
What's the deal with honor societies?
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • February 14, 2024

Students who maintain a high GPA may be familiar with these email openings: “Congratulations on your academic achievement and nomination by West Texas A&M University for...

Ask the Professor: Dr. Michelle Bartlett
Ask the Professor: Dr. Michelle Bartlett
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • February 12, 2024

Dr. Michelle Bartlett is an associate professor of sports and exercise science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at West Texas A&M University. She teaches undergraduate...

Student Organization Spotlight: Spectrum WT
Student Organization Spotlight: Spectrum WT
JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief • February 6, 2024

  Spectrum WT is a student organization for West Test A&M University’s LGBTQIA+ students and allies. The organization serves as a support group and community...

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Behind the major with Brynne Wright: a woman in stem
Behind the major with Brynne Wright: a woman in stem
Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief • February 15, 2024

Brynne Wright is a junior working towards a bachelor of science in computer science at West Texas A&M University. Wright is from Austin and is intrigued by the field of technology. Wright...

Abigail Stilwell
Behind the major with Abigail Stilwell: supporting others through everything
Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief • February 7, 2024

Abigail Stilwell is a senior working towards a bachelor of arts degree while double majoring in psychology and sociology with a minor in Spanish at West Texas A&M University....

Alison Sweeney.
Behind the major with Alison Sweeney: helping people with their rights
Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief • November 29, 2023

Alison Sweeney is a freshman working towards a bachelor of science while majoring in political science on a pre-law track at West Texas A&M University. Sweeney is from Klein...

Alli Davis.
Behind the major with Alli Davis: a field that serves everybody
Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief • November 22, 2023

Alli Davis is a graduate student pursuing a master's of science while majoring in communication disorders. Davis was born and raised in Durango, Colorado, but moved to Canyon during...

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Ask the Professor: Dr. Jim Rogers
Ask the Professor: Dr. Jim Rogers
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • February 5, 2024

Dr. Jim Rogers is a professor of environmental science in the Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences at the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences....

Ask the Professor: Dr. Li Chen, associate professor of media communication
Ask the Professor: Dr. Li Chen, associate professor of media communication
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • January 29, 2024

Dr. Li Chen is an associate professor of media communication in the Department of Communication at the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities. She teaches courses...

Ask the Professor: Dr. Joanna Kimbell, clinical assistant professor of business law and management
Ask the Professor: Dr. Joanna Kimbell, clinical assistant professor of business law and management
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • November 13, 2023

Dr. Joanna P. Kimbell is a clinical assistant professor of business law and management at the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. She teaches courses in conflict resolution...

Ask the Professor: Dr. Audrey Meador, assistant professor of mathematics
Ask the Professor: Dr. Audrey Meador, assistant professor of mathematics
Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief • November 6, 2023

Dr. Audrey Meador is an assistant professor of mathematics in the College of Engineering. Dr. Meador teaches mathematics content courses to pre-service teachers and professional...

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Men and women cross country teams win LSC titles
Men and women cross country teams win LSC titles
Reagan Riddle, Former Multimedia Reporter • November 30, 2023

The West Texas A&M University men’s and women’s cross country teams have both won Lone Star Conference (LSC) titles, an accomplishment...

Buffs explain why they are looking forward to the upcoming softball, baseball, and basketball seasons
Buffs explain why they are looking forward to the upcoming softball, baseball, and basketball seasons
Reagan Riddle, Former Multimedia Reporter • November 2, 2023

The students at West Texas A&M University and Buff fans have a lot of sporting events to look forward to in the upcoming months. With football...

What Homecoming means for football
What Homecoming means for football
Reagan Riddle, Former Multimedia Reporter • October 13, 2023

The West Texas A&M University Homecoming football game is a big event across campus and throughout the Buff community. Homecoming is a chance...

Fans explain why all Buffs should go tailgating
Fans explain why all Buffs should go tailgating
Reagan Riddle, Former Multimedia Reporter • October 10, 2023

Before every football home game, students and fans can look forward to the tailgate. Tailgates are held on the road in front of the dining hall...

Beyond The 9-to-5 with Professor Sarah Beckham-Turner
Beyond The 9-to-5 with Professor Sarah Beckham-Turner
Bryson Ramage, Audio and Video Editor • February 15, 2024

Assistant Professor Sarah Beckham-Turner became a part of the School of Music in 2018. She graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree in music in 2005 and later...

Beyond the 9-to-5 with Dr. Shanna Peeples
Beyond the 9-to-5 with Dr. Shanna Peeples
Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor • October 26, 2023

Dr. Shanna Peeples joined the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences in 2020. Peeples graduated from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in...

Beyond the 9-to-5 with Dr. Farren
Beyond the 9-to-5 with Dr. Farren
Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor • September 20, 2023

Dr. Gene Farren has been a West Texas A&M University professor since 2017. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2006 with a bachelor's of science degree in psychology,...

Football season is here and what better way to cheer on the Buffs this season by learning from the squad who does it best!
Prepare To Pom
Jeanine Fabbri and Karree Belmares September 16, 2023

Football season is here and what better way to cheer on the Buff’s this season than by learning from the squad who does it best?  The Prairie News entertainment reporters...

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Sí se pudo
Sí se pudo
Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor • December 8, 2023
Photo courtesy to WT Communication and Marketing
Leading a Public University
Walter V. Wendler May 1, 2023
Photo credit to Debany Arciniega
Graduating from WT: The lessons, pitfalls and triumphs
Victoria Fatiregun, Former Senior Reporter, Former Editor-in-Chief • April 28, 2023
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