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

The PRAIRIE

Opinion

OP/ED: What’s that smell?

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter January 25, 2022

If you have walked around the Great Plains, you've probably encountered the “smell of money”, as the local community calls it. The smell permeates from 130 concentrated animal feeding operations...

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How to excel at the beginning of the semester

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter January 20, 2022

The semester has just begun and it is time to start studying. There are many different ways to study, but it is not always easy to know which method is the best one for you. You may be wondering how you...

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The Witcher captures audiences with dramatic flair

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter January 20, 2022

“The Witcher” was first released on Netflix on Dec. 20, 2019 and is based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the video games by CD Projekt RED. It follows the story of Geralt, a hunter with...

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Graduating in 3 Years: An obligatory but welcome retrospective

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter December 5, 2021

On Dec. 11, 2021, Jonah Dietz will graduate from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing. It is highly probable that neither of these will come...

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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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As always, God bless and go Buffs!

Op/Ed: My time as a Buffalo

Emily Merrill, Editor in Chief December 1, 2021

After four and a half years, it has finally come to an end. My undergraduate career is now over, and here I am to share my experiences with you all. Although I wouldn’t change anything for the world,...

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The cultural significance of Christmas movies

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter November 30, 2021

Who doesn’t love Christmas? The smell of peppermint, the gifts, the family time, it’s all worth it. There have been many Christmas films produced over the years and the ones of note for the purposes...

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Book review “Sissie Klein is Completely Normal”

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter November 30, 2021

Kris Clink, an alum of West Texas A&M University, is an author who released a novel, which was available for reading on Nov. 9, 2021. Known for interesting characters, “Sissie Klein is Completely...

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Op/Ed: Thanksgiving traditions and what it means to internationals

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor November 27, 2021

Thanksgiving, as traditional as it may be to many Americans, is very foreign to a lot of international immigrants, many of whom heard of thanksgiving after they landed in the U.S.A. Those who are still...

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Op-Ed: The French Dispatch is a marvel within its own niche

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter November 22, 2021

Way back in 2019, when this hellish pandemic was only a science fiction concept that would never happen in real life, the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest film “The French Dispatch” was dropped....

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Review

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter November 16, 2021

The eponymous Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” is a film that mixes Halloween with Chritstmas, only in a way Tim Burton knows to. Jack Skellington intersects with Christmas as he approaches...

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Op-Ed: Eternals is a middling Marvel movie with miraculous moments

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter November 15, 2021

It’s 2021, Disney is worth 93 billion dollars, “Endgame” made 3 billion and they will never stop until the entire film and streaming industry is run by their formulaic cash-grabs. So, on Nov. 5....

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