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Since 1919

The Prairie News

Since 1919

The Prairie News


The free application for federal student aid is officially open for the 2024-2025 school year.

Understanding 2024-2025 FAFSA updates

Carlie Rutledge, Multimedia Reporter February 29, 2024

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has made changes for the 2024-2025 academic year. The new application had a delayed opening time of Dec. 31, 2023, because of new updates. That left...

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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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Chinese spy balloon sparks UFO conspiracies

Chinese spy balloon sparks UFO conspiracies

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor March 10, 2023

On Jan. 28, a spy balloon owned by the Chinese government was spotted in North America and made it into the United States air space. One week later, President Joe Biden ordered the U.S. Air Force to shoot...

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After losing the 2020 Presidental Election, President Donald Trumps supporters attacked the United States Capitol on Jan 6, 2021.

Former President subpoenaed as presidential announcement nears

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor November 11, 2022

The Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol in 2021 held its last public hearing on Oct. 13. The hearing didn’t have any live witnesses. Still, the committee voted...

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The Randall County Justice Center, located at 2309 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon, Texas, is one of the many places where people can vote for General Elections.  Early voting began on Oct. 24 2022 and will end on Oct. 28 2022. Election Day will be on Nov. 8 2022. (Photo/Marcus Rogers)

Why is voting important?

Victoria Fatiregun, Former Senior Reporter, Former Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, giving voting rights to all Americans. Figures such as Martin Luther King and many other activists fought for these rights....

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Wearing the color pink throughout October raises awareness to Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer: a developing vaccine

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

In commemoration of Oct., the United States celebrates Breast Cancer awareness, where we rise against the infectious disease in the hope of developing a cure someday. Breast cancer has several different...

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Fort Myers, FL, USA - October 1, 2022: Fort Myers FL scene after Hurricane Ian storm surge with 6 foot floods.

Hurricane Ian: how to bounce back

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2022

On Sept. 28, 2022, Florida endured one of the most disastrous events the United States has ever seen. Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms in decades, hit Western Florida as a Category 4 storm....

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Many Texas schools face the lack of resources highlighted on Abbott Elementary like underfunding and teacher salaries.

Abbott Elementary highlights issues in the education system

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor October 5, 2022

ABC’s Abbott Elementary season two premiered Sept. 21. The show’s mockumentary showcases the daily issues many teachers in the country face. Season one highlighted issues like underfunding, teachers...

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Adnan Syed steps out of prison for the first time in 23 years.

Adnan Seyd Retrial

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2022

On Jan. 13, 1999, Woodlawn high school senior, Hae Min Lee disappeared after school in Baltimore, Maryland. Every day after school, Lee would pick up her cousin, but her family became concerned when she...

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Graphic showing how alcohol can affect different body systems.

Alcohol Awareness: Get Informed

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2022

Often leaving for college is one of the most renewing feelings, since most students finally have some freedom and independence from parental figures. Due to the new and exciting transition, college students...

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Canyon, TX – Dec 1, 2021: WTAMU students listen to the WT Turning Point USA guest speaker, Ian Haworth, about the topic of censorship in the media

Midterm elections have begun

Marcus Rogers, Reporter December 3, 2021

Several Politicians and political figures have begun visiting West Texas A&M University and Amarillo as the midterm election of 2022 is less than a year away and the political primaries in March. Early...

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Photo by Myriams Fotos from Pexels

Op/Ed: COVID-19 has changed the way we view illness

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter December 3, 2021

Self-isolation, wearing masks and maintaining distance between others became our new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing. Nobody wants to get sick and it is common to take extra...

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