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WTAMU Old Main sits at the center of campus.

West Texas A&M University is 2020, at least in some aspects

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 16, 2021

Every 10 years at the start of the decade, the federal government gathers information about how many people are in the United States across the states and territories, as required by the Constitution....

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Buffaloes on the brink of a touchdown.

Ups and downs from University of Texas at Permian Basin loss

Jarrod Murray September 16, 2021

It was a rough defeat for the Buffaloes as they fell to University of Texas at Permian Basin 42-31 in their first away game of the season. It was a competitive game to start and went blow for blow, but...

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The 2021 Graduates of Distinction and First Choice Awards from the Department of Agricultural Sciences scholarship reception.

WT Agriculture preparing for the future

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 16, 2021

For the past 20 plus years, the Department of Agricultural Sciences has been preparing the next generation of agriculturalists in the Texas Panhandle by financially helping students pay for their college...

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WTAMU Student Registering to vote in Canyon, TX.

The Voter Registration Booth at WTAMU: what is a volunteer deputy registrar?

Victoria Fatiregun, Staff September 14, 2021

It is time to register to vote, students. The voting booth at West Texas A&M University was a fantastic opportunity for students who are not registered to vote in their hometowns, to be able to...

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WTAG hosts annual Ag Day

WTAG hosts annual Ag Day

Emily Merrill, Senior Reporter September 13, 2021

On Sept. 11, 2021, West Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences hosted its annual Ag Day. Ag Day was started 25 years ago when a group of alumni met and began the celebration...

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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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WTAMU student worker pay to increase over 25% starting this fall

Hannah Valencia, Reporter September 10, 2021

The minimum wage for student workers used to be equal to the Texas minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. However, West Texas A&M University’s Office of Human Resources announced last week that the university...

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Photo of a military man saluting an image of the American flag in the sky

Military Troop Withdrawal from Afghan: one week later

Jennifer Tuttor, Senior Reporter September 10, 2021

Military Troop Withdrawal from Afghan: one week later After 20 years of the United States of America fighting their longest war ever, President Joe Biden withdrew all service personnel from Afghanistan...

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WTAMU Buffaloes Crush Texas College Steers

WTAMU Buffaloes Crush Texas College Steers

Jarrod Murray, Staff September 9, 2021

Before getting into any of the skill positions we must stress the importance of all things starting up front. The West Texas A&M University offensive line held no punches from the start, and...

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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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Recycling, repurposing, and reusing

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 9, 2021

All around the West Texas A&M University campus there's garbage. The materials such as aluminum, paper, number one, number two, and mix plastic bottles are repurposed by KB Recycling in Amarillo, TX...

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WT Communication Professors, Graduate Student to Present Research to Thousands

WT Communication Professors, Graduate Student to Present Research to Thousands

September 7, 2021

CANYON, Texas — Three West Texas A&M University communication faculty members and one graduate student will present their research at the National Communication Association’s 107th Annual Convention...

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