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Artist Georgia OKeeffe met Ted Reid during her time in Canyon.

Unpublished O’Keeffe letters unveiled at the Cornette Library

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2023

The Friends of the Cornette Library hosted an event on Nov. 15 where the library displayed six unpublished personal letters penned by artist Georgia O’Keeffe. From 1916 to 1918, O’Keeffe taught at...

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Wendler said he was trying to “bite off too much” on the new textbook policy

Wendler said he was trying to “bite off too much” on the new textbook policy

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor November 14, 2023

West Texas A&M University President Dr. Walter Wendler met with the Faculty Senate on Nov. 3 to discuss his new textbook-free policy. Wendler announced the new textbook policy at the beginning of the...

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Members of WT partner with local church to establish food pantry

Filiberto Avila, Contributor November 13, 2023

Members of the West Texas A&M University and St. Ann's Catholic Church communities will join efforts to establish The Market on Tierra Blanca Street food pantry to help students grappling with the...

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Judge issues mixed rulings on WT drag show lawsuit

Judge issues mixed rulings on WT drag show lawsuit

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor October 20, 2023

A federal judge in Amarillo issued a mixed ruling in the case against West Texas A&M University and President Dr. Walter Wendler for canceling a planned drag show in March to raise funds for The Trevor...

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Hispanic students struggle to obtain bachelors degrees due to financial stress

Hispanic students struggle to obtain bachelor’s degrees due to financial stress

JoLina Lopez, Blass Guerrero, and Julie Chavez May 18, 2023

For many Hispanic people in the Texas Panhandle, pursuing a college education can feel overwhelming. Financial difficulties have been identified as the biggest barrier for Hispanic students looking...

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Former WT Title IX director sues university

Former WT Title IX director sues university

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor May 3, 2023

Former Director of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance Department, Georganna Ecker, is suing West Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System, according to court documents filed on...

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West Texas A&M University students protest at the Original Texans sculpture foundation on March 22 2023 (Photo/Jo Early)

WT students sue president, Texas A&M University System officials

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor March 24, 2023

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, is suing the President of West Texas A&M University, Dr. Walter Wendler, after canceling a student organization's charity drag show supporting...

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The past present and future of the High Plains Food Bank

The past present and future of the High Plains Food Bank

Jeanine Fabbri, Former Multimedia Reporter January 26, 2023

Nov. 14, 2022 The High Plains Food Bank hosted a luncheon, “Harvest of Hope,” to celebrate four decades of being able to provide food to residents in the Panhandle. In the luncheon, the food...

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The yarn bombing team posed in front of the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughan Pedestrian Mall on Jan. 16 2022. (Photo/ Victoria Fatiregun)

Service to all and for all

Victoria Fatiregun, Former Senior Reporter, Former Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

Since 2016, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority has gathered every year to hang scarves, hats and other winter clothes to provide for the West Texas A&M University community, as well as others within the...

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Polk Street gets renovations giving more WT students getaways spots

Corrin Davis, Contributor November 30, 2022

The life of a full-time college student can be taxing. Some days it’s an early morning consumed with studying and a late night logging hours at work. On other days that schedule is flipped. For some,...

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Local leaders from rural Texas sit down with the Texas Tribune on the campus of Texas Tech University for a discussion about the future of rural Texas. (From right to left, Amarillo mayor Ginger Nelson; Lufkin mayor Mark Hicks; City Councilman from Lubbock, TX, Steve Massengale and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, Sewell Chan.)

Amarillo Mayor talks about the future of rural Texas

Marcus Rogers, Reporter November 28, 2022

  On Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, Steve Massengale, City Councilman from Lubbock, TX; Ginger Nelson, mayor of Amarillo, TX and Mark Hicks, mayor of Lufkin, TX, sat down with the editor-in-chief of the...

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Everest Cannabis Co’s billboard sits just above S U.S. Hwy 87, driving into Canyon, Tx. (Marcus Rogers/The Prairie News)

Why is there a dispensary advertisement in Canyon?

Marcus Rogers, Reporter November 7, 2022

In the last couple weeks of October 2022, several new billboards for Everest Cannabis Co. have popped up along the Interstate 27 corridor and even coming into Canyon. This advertising campaign is promoting...

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