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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Dealing with burnout in college
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • April 23, 2021

College burnout--the concept has permeated the popular and comedic culture of the past few generations, has squarely positioned...

Buffs encouraged to ‘Stress Less’ with Fun Run
Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief • April 19, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end, there is no doubt that both students and staff have acquired a significant amount of stress...

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BLM victory: Derek Chauvin found guilty of killing George Floyd
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • April 23, 2021

Americans and the world have been on a long cheer following the jury’s decision...

Money Management Bootcamp for the Buffs
Money Management Bootcamp
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • April 15, 2021

The third annual Advanced Money Management Bootcamp has been underway and will...

Joe Bob McCartt had strong ties to the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.
New scholarship honors Amarillo businessman
Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief • April 12, 2021

A scholarship has recently been established through the Paul and Virginia Engler...

The WTAMU track and field team know the true meaning of team spirit.
The West Texas A&M University track and field team practice true team spirit.
Johnny Lawhon, Contributor • April 23, 2021

No matter the circumstances, the track and field team at West Texas A&M University always choose to persevere, and support each...

Football in Spring cant get any better then that.
Saturday night lights in April
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • April 22, 2021

On Saturday April 17, 2021, the West Texas A&M University Buffaloes hosted their spring football game with maroon vs white at...

WTAMU rodeo team is looking to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo.
WTAMU rodeo team says 'howdy' to the season
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • April 13, 2021

The West Texas A&M University rodeo team puts the steps back into the arena this season and is looking to not only be competitive,...

Buffs compete at home for the Jo Meaker Classic & Multi
Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter • April 6, 2021

On a cool Easter weekend, the West Texas A&M University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Jo...

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Frenemies: the podcast changing culture norms
Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter • April 20, 2021

Internet personalities Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein started their YouTube podcast, “Frenemies”, on Sep. 15, 2020, and it has been a growing sensation since. Each episode has received at least one million views since the beginning of the podcast. The two came together by strange circumstances....

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Informing while performing
Jackie Valdovinos, Reporter • April 19, 2021

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Gaven Ludington presented his senior lecture recital in the Harrington Fine Arts Complex Hallway....

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WT's Theater Program stream [title of show]
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • April 14, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s Theater program streamed four student performances of “[title of show],” a meta musical...

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‘Satan Shoes’ slapped with an injunction on sales
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • April 9, 2021

  The internet has been going wild, following proceedings between MSCHF Product Studios and Nike, over shoes made in collaboration...

"The Unholy" recieves harsh reviews.
“The Unholy” receives distasteful reviews in a time when the film industry is struggling.
Johnny Lawhon, Contributor • April 5, 2021

With the theater debut of the horror film “The Unholy,” critics hold nothing back when it comes to their negative thoughts...

Prince Philip died on the 9th of April, 2021.
Op-Ed: You don't have to care about the monarchy
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • April 25, 2021

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, born Prince of Greece and Denmark, died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99 and is now buried. He was the longest serving royal consort in the history...

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WTAMU athletics' impressive spring performance
Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter • April 16, 2021

The Buffs and Lady Buffs have altogether put on a stellar performance so far in this spring season. The Buffs have the baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer...

Around 45 million Americans are struggling with student loan debt.
Op-Ed: Joe Biden should cancel student loan debt
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • April 8, 2021

The day Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, he signed an executive order that...

There are many ways in which people stay motived.
Op/Ed: All aboard the motivation station
Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief • April 5, 2021

Motivation. When looking it up, it can be defined as, “the general desire or willingness of someone...

Covid-19 vaccine being offered at West Texas A&M University
Op/Ed: The Buffs are getting Vaccinated
Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter • April 1, 2021

West Texas A&M University is approved to distribute both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in...