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Opinion

A graphic designed by Victoria Fatiregun using the color themes of House of the Dragon (Victoria Fatiregun/ Tuesday Oct. 26 2021)

House of the Dragon trailer doesn’t impress viewers

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter October 26, 2021

“House of the Dragon” is the prequel to “Game of Thrones” detailing the journey of the Targaryen family. Viewers do not seem excited, based on the Youtube comments underneath the trailer and there...

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Lots of dunes.

Op-Ed: Dune is a huge, beautiful start to a huge, intimidating franchise

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 24, 2021

Dune is a novel written by Frank Herbert in 1965 that introduces the reader to a science fiction future where humans dominate the galaxy by enhancing their life and mind with a drug known as spice, a giant...

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A graphic designed by Victoria Fatiregun of Halloweentown set within the background of colors representing the fall. (Canyon, TX/ Wednesday Oct. 19)

OP/ED Why is “Halloweentown” a good film?

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter October 19, 2021

“Halloweentown” is the quintessential film of childhood. Watching it every year at Halloween always sets the mood for fall. The film details the story of Marnie Piper who goes to her Grandma’s town...

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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 milkman, who manages to...

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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 budget on advertising,...

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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 new book under the working title “Can We All Get Along: An Alternative History of the American Frontier”...

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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 his impassioned, honest and unscripted rant on the state of the world’s affairs. This prompts the...

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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...

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A tartan track with an astro-turf field in the middle

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 the Olympics included the historic gold-medal-sharing high jump final between Tamberi of Italy and...

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Op/Ed: The Golden Rule

Op/Ed: The Golden Rule

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter September 17, 2021

The Golden Rule. Almost everyone knows the meaning of this principle of reciprocity in relationships with others. To, quite simply, treat others as you would like to be treated. But what if the meaning...

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The Prairie News - Film Retrospective

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 musical adventure film “Labyrinth” directed by Jim Henson of “Sesame...

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Op-Ed: Why Do I Have to Take This Class?

Op-Ed: Why Do I Have to Take This Class?

September 9, 2021

College professors answer student questions. Sometimes the answers are simple, as in, “It’s in the syllabus.” There are questions, however, that may require 17 years of patient research and waiting...

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