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Ask the Professor, Mr. Tirey instructor of mathematics

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023

Instructor of mathematics, Mr. Tirey, spoke of all the things students who take his classes should know in order to be successful. Mr. Tirey teaches college algebra, business math and basic statistics....

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Marisa Garcia

Behind the major with Marisa Garcia: Dance your heart out

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2023

Marisa Garcia is a sophomore majoring in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance here at West Texas A&M University. Garcia is from Corpus Cristi, Texas, and has found herself a family here on campus,...

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The past present and future of the High Plains Food Bank

The past present and future of the High Plains Food Bank

Jeanine Fabbri, Contributor January 26, 2023

Nov. 14, 2022 The High Plains Food Bank hosted a luncheon, “Harvest of Hope,” to celebrate four decades of being able to provide food to residents in the Panhandle. In the luncheon, the food...

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Snack Pak 4 Kids: a positive impact on the Texas Panhandle

Snack Pak 4 Kids: a positive impact on the Texas Panhandle

Corrin Davis, Contributor January 26, 2023

Nov. 15, 2022 Our brain processes thousands of thoughts per day. Usually, those thoughts pertain to work and family. Things that tie to our everyday lives. For many people, the thought that never crosses...

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Photo of produce at Walmart taken by Blass Guerrero.

Government food assistance not enough for families

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter January 25, 2023

Nov. 13, 2022 Gas and food prices have increased as inflation continues to rise this year and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Some have no choice but to purchase high-cost foods while...

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The yarn bombing team posed in front of the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughan Pedestrian Mall on Jan. 16 2022. (Photo/ Victoria Fatiregun)

Service to all and for all

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

Since 2016, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority has gathered every year to hang scarves, hats and other winter clothes to provide for the West Texas A&M University community, as well as others within the...

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Average brain development over three years.

COVID-19 aged the brains of adolescents

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

A recently published article by Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science discovered that teenagers' premature brains have aged by at least three years throughout the Coronavirus lockdown. Similarly,...

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Falling into Dance photo

Behind the scenes of “Falling into Dance”

Melanie Garcia, Junior Reporter, News Production Coordinator December 4, 2022

Behind the scenes “Falling into Dance” Six senior dance majors had the opportunity to create their own dance concert, ‘Falling into Dance.’ These seniors individually choreographed a group...

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Be thankful throughout the holiday season and give back.

Opinion: A time of greediness

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2022

The Prairie News is a student-led free press. All opinions expressed herein are solely those of the writer and not those of WTAMU. As winter quickly approaches and Christmas is right around the corner,...

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Marcus Rogers stands in front of the West Texas A&M University sign with the First United Bank Canter in the background. (Nov. 1, 2022)

Opinion: Leaving WT

Marcus Rogers, Reporter November 30, 2022

The Prairie News is a student-led free press. All opinions expressed herein are solely those of the writer and not those of WTAMU. I am finally graduating, and after four and half years, I am leaving...

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Hollywood makes reading popular again for young readers

Sydnee Baten, Contributor November 30, 2022

Ever wanted to read again, but thought you were too busy, or it was too much to get back into? Well, it is the perfect time to dig deep into a page-turner and carry this healthy habit into your next chapter....

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WT’s Bird Scooter rollout exceeds safety expectations

Michael Kidd, Contributor November 30, 2022

In 2020, Consumer Reports found that commercial e-scooters were just as risky as riding a bicycle without a helmet. Almost eight months ago, Canyon and West Texas A&M University partnered with Bird...

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