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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 chapter adviser, Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting...

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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, including Valentine’s Day. WT student organizations, Greek Life and the Theatre...

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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 of writing and read their poetry. Janel Pineda, a Los Angeles-born...

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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 Office of Residential Living, located in Centennial Hall, handles all...

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How long-term breaks affect students cognitively

How long-term breaks affect students cognitively

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2024

On average, each academic year a student will spend roughly four months in the classroom, then take several weeks off for winter break before returning to their academic routine for another five months...

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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 (TMEA) showcase, which takes place Feb. 7 to 10 in San Antonio. TMEA...

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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 for LGBTQIA+ students at...

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year at WT

Celebrating the Lunar New Year at WT

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

West Texas A&M University’s Asian and Pacific Islander Association (APIA) will bring a celebration of the Lunar New Year to campus on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thunder Room in the Jack B. Kelley...

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Wendler updates textbook plan: no cost for core

Wendler updates textbook plan: no cost for core

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2024

West Texas A&M University President Dr. Walter Wendler announced in a Jan. 16 update memo that WT will provide textbooks for core curriculum courses at no cost to students starting in the fall. According...

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The Prairie Newscast: Nov. 29

December 6, 2023

Producers – Daniel Colunga, Maurice Holderman, Veronica Torres  Director – Daniel Colunga Technical Director – Jordan Conde  Anchors – Filiberto Avila, Corrin Davis, Jeanine Fabbri,...

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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 they reached for the first time in 10 years. According to...

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Academics applying AI: how generating content could be another educational resource

Madilyn Findley November 22, 2023

Finding ways to liberate students from college debt is something West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler has discussed for years. Without financial burden, Wendler said, “students have...

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