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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

The value of a college education: How COVID-19 changed college culture
Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter • October 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on many aspects of life, including traveling, going out with friends and attending live concerts....

Wi-Fi on campus, is it slow or just technology
Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter • October 7, 2021

Technology has come leaps and bounds since inception in the 1980’s with advancements coming everyday for the newest and best...

Copper Clean patches sit on the east entrance door handles to the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Comple
Technology designed on campus kills microbes across the country
Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter • October 14, 2021

Copper Clean is a partnership between West Texas A&M University College...

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WT Department of Communication Hall of Fame to Honor Five Women, Local Business
October 14, 2021

CANYON, Texas — Four West Texas A&M University alumni and a respected,...

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First Amendment Art Mural, The Prairie newsroom
Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter • October 12, 2021

The Prairie newsroom currently has a group of art students working on an...

Lady Buffs with a spike for a point
Lady Buffs on an impressive season roll
Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor • October 8, 2021

Before the start of the 2021 season, the LSC Poll placed the Lady Buffs as fourth favorites for the season. Head coaches, sports...

The insanity following WT football loss to Western Oregon
The insanity following WT football loss to Western Oregon
Jarrod Murray, Junior Reporter • October 7, 2021

It was once said by Einstein, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different...

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WTAMU students enjoy other sports aside football
Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor • October 1, 2021

It is the fall semester, and all eyes are mostly locked onto one sport: football games. The rhetoric behind this transcends...

WTAMU blow biggest challenge of the season
Jarrod Murray, Junior Reporter • September 30, 2021

The West Texas A&M University’s football team entered their third home game of the season facing their biggest opponent...

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Prairie News Movie Review
Op-Ed: A letter to Dear Evan Hansen
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • September 26, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a rough day, because you, a senior in high school, are being played by a 27 year-old Ben Platt and people are freaking out about it. His tenure as you on Broadway led to Tony-award-winning success and the songs you sing, penned by the magnificent heart-wrenchers...

Yik Yak is back
Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter • September 23, 2021

In 2017, the social media app Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing app that has discussion threads within a five mile radius and...

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WT Theater Productions: What, how and why
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • September 19, 2021

Every year West Texas A&M University’s Theater Department puts on around four to five productions, ranging from Shakesperian...

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Op-Ed: Please watch Labyrinth
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • September 12, 2021

Netflix recently added a long list of new and old titles to its United States roster, among which was the 1986 classic fantasy...

Faculty Arts Show to Highlight Diversity, Talent of WTAMU professors
Faculty art show to highlight diversity: the talent of WTAMU professors
Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter • September 7, 2021

Every year, the faculty members of the Department of Arts, Theatre and Dance at West Texas A&M University create an exhibition...

Fiddler on the Roof

By Stein, Bock & Harnick

Fall 2009,

showcase of the Fall 2009 play Fiddler on the Roof at West Texas A&M University, courtesy of West Texas A&M University Theatre.
"Fiddler on the Roof", happiness within pain
Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter • October 12, 2021

The 1971 musical film adapted from the 1964 Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” emphasizes enjoying life while it is raining outside. The character of Tevye is a poor...

The hand is Disney. Get it?
Op-Ed: Disney doesn't get the Muppets - Reviewing Muppets Haunted Mansion
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • October 10, 2021

On Friday, October 8, 2021, Disney released its newest Muppet movie, “Muppets Haunted Mansion,” onto its streaming service after spending what looks to be most of the film’s...

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Historian Stephen Aron: Alternatives of the American West
Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter • October 5, 2021

On Sept. 30 2021, Historian Stephen Aron lectured on alternatives to the American West, based on his...

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Op-Ed: Decline and division in American news media
Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter • October 4, 2021

In the 1976 film “Network,” news anchor Howard Beale loses his cool on air and boosts ratings with...

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Post olympics: end of track and field season
Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor • September 26, 2021

  The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games took off successfully between July 23 to Aug. 9. Key moments in...