The PRAIRIE

A month of pride and celebration during Black History Month

Hannah Nelson, Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2019

Throughout the month of February students and faculty will be coming together to celebrate culture and remember those who made history. “Without Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and all those that we haven’t...

Seek Then Speak implemented on WTAMU campus

Savannah Wesley, Features Editor

February 6, 2019

West Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) is taking a new approach to reporting sexual assault crimes using the program offered by SeekThenSpeak.org. "We want [victims and survivors of sexual assault] to know t...

Expect VERO center to open in August of 2020

Savannah Wesley, Features Editor

January 23, 2019

WTAMU student population expected to continue to increase with the addition of new Veterinary Education Research and Outreach center (VERO) in 2020 attracting current and future pre-vet majors. “Over the last several years, since this p...

PPHM in no immediate danger

Hannah Nelson, Entertainment Editor

January 21, 2019

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM), located on the West Texas A&M University campus, has recently caught attention from news of potential budget cuts. The Texas Legislator’s decision on potential decreases in f...

The aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession

Jo Lowry, Senior Reporter

October 22, 2018

 It has been one decade since the crash of the stock market in September 2008. Although the crash of the economy happened 10 years ago, there are still people who are recovering from the events that happened, including studen...

Energy reduction project sparks green initiative at WT

Tova Kibal, Features Editor

October 22, 2018

West Texas A&M University is looking to save $1.1 million annually in energy costs with the implementation of the energy reduction project starting this year.  The campus will undergo a variety of nature-friendly chang...

Midterms 2018, “Some people gave their life” for voter rights

Tova Kibal, Features Editor

October 18, 2018

The battle for voting rights in the United States was arguably a long and imperfect struggle, a gradual development from white men to African American men and eventually women. The 15th Amendment was adopted into the U.S....