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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Opinion

A Journey comes to an end.

Op/Ed: Graduation: A long journey comes to an end

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter April 29, 2021

  A long journey filled with changing paths, trials and tribulations and lasting memories will be coming to a close on May 8th, 2021 when I finally cross the stage and receive my diploma. I can...

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Op/Ed: “Respect”

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter April 27, 2021

The famous singer Aretha Franklin once said, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.” The well-known song, “Respect” also contains the lyrics, “All I’m askin’ is for a little respect...

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Op/Ed: Graduation: Victory in the fourth quarter

Op/Ed: Graduation: Victory in the fourth quarter

Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

It is finally ending. Four years of learning, growing and crying (happy and sad tears) are finally coming to an end. It’s very surreal to think that four years ago, an intimidated, somewhat lost freshman...

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Prince Philip died on the 9th of April, 2021.

Op-Ed: You don’t have to care about the monarchy

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter April 25, 2021

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, born Prince of Greece and Denmark, died on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99 and is now buried. He was the longest serving royal consort in the history of the world. And...

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A drone-view of the WT football field.

WTAMU athletics’ impressive spring performance

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter April 16, 2021

The Buffs and Lady Buffs have altogether put on a stellar performance so far in this spring season. The Buffs have the baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer and track and field teams....

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Around 45 million Americans are struggling with student loan debt.

Op-Ed: Joe Biden should cancel student loan debt

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter April 8, 2021

The day Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, he signed an executive order that paused student federal loan payments, but was hesitant to contemplate anything more long-lasting and...

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There are many ways in which people stay motived.

Op/Ed: All aboard the motivation station

Alyssa Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2021

Motivation. When looking it up, it can be defined as, “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” Sometimes people lack in having it, other times people have a large amount. With...

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Covid-19 vaccine being offered at West Texas A&M University

Op/Ed: The Buffs are getting Vaccinated

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter April 1, 2021

West Texas A&M University is approved to distribute both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These vaccination appointments are easy to schedule and...

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Is there a wall between church and state?

Op/Ed: Separation of Church and State: both sides

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter March 9, 2021

It’s a known fact that the fundamental truths for America lay in The First Amendment. Freedom of religion being the first amendment listed, it’s obviously one of, if not the most, important amendment...

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Op-Ed: Framing Britney Spears brings past mistakes back into frame

Op-Ed: Framing Britney Spears brings past mistakes back into frame

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter March 3, 2021

The newly released New York Times documentary television film “Framing Britney Spears” ushers the viewer back to a time of intrusive paparazzi, scandalizing tabloids, invasive interviews, rampant misogyny,...

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Is Xcel Energy right to interrupt power supply?

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter February 26, 2021

  Many residents of Amarillo and Canyon have for the past couple of weeks encountered many power fluctuations, which have led to some residents having faulty appliances, not to talk of hikes in...

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This reporter watched Earwig and the Witch from HBO Max and did not visit a theater.

Op-Ed: Earwig and the Witch fails to enchant

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter February 24, 2021

Studio Ghibli easily stands alongside Pixar and Disney as one of the most influential, awe-inspiring and gorgeous creators of animated entertainment the world has ever known. Many of their characters have...

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