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Editorial: Guidelines for WT persons publishing an Opinion piece

Editorial: Guidelines for WT persons publishing an Opinion piece

Here at The Prairie News, we are the oldest organization on the campus of West Texas A&M University. We are a student-run workplace to help inform students and the WT community about the happenings...

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Student Press Freedom Day 2022

Student Press Freedom Day 2022

Marcus Rogers, Reporter February 24, 2022

Journalists around the world face threats for shining light on controversial topic. People not involved with news do not always know how stories are covered and reported on to the public–it's a process. Student...

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Jeffrey Williams depicted in his graduation announcements.

Op/Ed: Two years in a flash, or how I somehow earned a minor

Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter November 5, 2020

My time as an active Buff is nearing its end. My experience has been stocked with the knowledge to go forward, relationships that will stay with me forever and branded memories in my mind. You know, the...

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Students live in a society where they are told more is better. With this kind of thinking, its easy to become overwhelmed.

OP/ED: Negative effects of a heavy workload

Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter October 9, 2020

From the start of high school to even after college, the majority of young adults fill up their schedules with activities and to-do lists. A typical college schedule includes around 13 hours, a part time...

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University traditions: the big ‘whoop’ and 11 others

Emily Merrill, Former Editor in Chief October 8, 2020

Every university has their special traditions, whether they involve senior rings, special days or game-time rituals, but if you live in Texas or are familiar with Texas culture, you know that Texas A&M...

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Op/Ed: Six Years, but nothing Wasted

Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter September 23, 2020

Heartbreak can feel so crippling. When something you are sure in seemingly slips through your fingers and all you can do is watch. The anger, hurt and confusion you feel can eat you alive. These are all...

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Op-Ed: How capitalism caused the COVID-19 pandemic

Op-Ed: How capitalism caused the COVID-19 pandemic

Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter March 27, 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak was officially labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020. Since then, the global infected count has reached over 460,000 with a death toll...

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‘Ragnarok’ comes in hot to climate change discussion

‘Ragnarok’ comes in hot to climate change discussion

Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter February 14, 2020
On January 31, Netflix premiered the Norwegian language series “Ragnarok.” Featuring a cast of characters who are disabled and in the LGBT community, “Ragnarok” tactfully blends teen drama, Norse mythology, and climate change to provide a unique look at a fictional town staring down the barrel of a modern ragnarok.
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Why Americans should ‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November”

Olivia Spiezio, Senior Reporter November 15, 2019

While most American adults are familiar with the 2006 Warner Bros. film “V for Vendetta,” not many are familiar with the historical basis for the film. V’s poem in “V for Vendetta,” his plot...

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Free Speech Zones

Savannah Wesley, Former Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2019

Interpretation of freedom of speech often leads people to think that they can say whatever, whenever, and wherever they want and however they want to. Contrary to that belief, there are limitations...

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@WTAMUPOLICE, @WTspirit, and @wtsquirrels are unofficial Twitter accounts involving WTAMU events.

Social media parody accounts: The musical

Jeffrey Williams, Senior Reporter November 8, 2019

As much as I would like to provide a musical rendition of social media, I don’t have the ability. As a student here at West Texas A&M University, I am aware of the often humorous parody accounts...

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Is the Fair Pay to Play Act fair enough?

Is the Fair Pay to Play Act fair enough?

Alyssa Gonzales, Former Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2019

College football is arguably one of the most prominent sports within the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA). The popularity of the sport has only increased over the years as players from various...

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