Since 1919

The Prairie News

Since 1919

The Prairie News

Since 1919

The Prairie News

Blass Guerrero

Blass Guerrero, Senior Reporter

Hello, my name is Blass Guerrero, and I’m from Dumas, Texas. I am currently a senior as a broadcast journalism major. I like to work out, hang out with friends, and read everything about Apple and the tech world. My goal after college is to work at a major news organization like NBC News or CNN.

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Photo of produce at Walmart taken by Blass Guerrero.

Government food assistance not enough for families

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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Student cast votes for change

November 30, 2022

This year's midterm election is on Nov. 8 and students are watching closely and hope the change will come on key issues. Typically, midterm elections have lower turnout than presidential elections according...

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Students gathered in Legacy Hall with Gina Woodward as the moderator with Amelia Balderrama, Colette Lane and Mindi McLain.

Women entrepreneurs talk about being business owners

November 19, 2022

On Oct. 15, the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business hosted ‘A Woman in Business’ event with three local women in business, Amelia Balderrama, President & CEO of iDocket; Colette Lane,...

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After losing the 2020 Presidental Election, President Donald Trumps supporters attacked the United States Capitol on Jan 6, 2021.

Former President subpoenaed as presidential announcement nears

November 11, 2022

The Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol in 2021 held its last public hearing on Oct. 13. The hearing didn’t have any live witnesses. Still, the committee voted...

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Opinion: Don’t pay for Netflix if you see ads

Opinion: Don’t pay for Netflix if you see ads

November 4, 2022

Ten years ago, streaming services offered a new way to watch shows on demand at an affordable price. During that time, many had cable subscriptions that would cost an average of $25.40 per month for basic...

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Editorial: Guidelines for WT persons publishing an Opinion piece

Editorial: Guidelines for WT persons publishing an Opinion piece

November 1, 2022

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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Students’ concerns about nuclear war

Students’ concerns about nuclear war

October 28, 2022

The Ukraine and Russia war has been ongoing since Feb. and has no plans to end. The fighting has intensified as Russia is losing ground in Ukraine. Russia has increased attacks on civilians and infrastructure. Russian...

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As college costs increase, getting a degree without getting into huge amounts of student debt could seem challenging. Planning ahead can help manage and reduce student debt.

Budget yourself and graduate debt-free

October 21, 2022

On Oct. 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened for the 2023-2024 academic year. Students can qualify for federal and state grants depending on income, but they won’t cover most of it....

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Many stores like Walmart, have already started selling Christmas decorations trying to get customers to start thinking about the holiday season two months in advance.

Start Saving before the Holidays

October 14, 2022

The Christmas holiday season is just a month away. Many stores are already setting up Christmas merchandise, even though October has just started. Less than 80 days from Christmas, some planning can help...

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Many Texas schools face the lack of resources highlighted on Abbott Elementary like underfunding and teacher salaries.

Abbott Elementary highlights issues in the education system

October 5, 2022

ABC’s Abbott Elementary season two premiered Sept. 21. The show’s mockumentary showcases the daily issues many teachers in the country face. Season one highlighted issues like underfunding, teachers...

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iPhone 8 and later iPhones will receive the iOS 16 update, bringing lock screen customization.

Apple updates product line with safety in mind

September 19, 2022

On Sep. 7th, Apple announced new updates to the Apple Watch, Airpods Pro and iPhone. Apple's main focus is safety and saving lives. Past versions of the Apple Watch alert users of heart rate issues and...

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HelloFresh is an online food subscription service that sends you ingredients to your doorstep with step-by-step instructions on how to cook a meal.

Say Hello to a new Fresh way to cook

September 7, 2022

As college students, it's challenging to find time and figure out what to cook every day. Most students spend money on meal plans or eat fast-food every day. Students who want to spend less time shopping,...

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As of Aug. 29, Murphys gas station price in Canyon is $3.21 per gallon. A Walmart+ subscription will save $0.10 per gallon.

As gas station prices soar, students pockets hurt

September 2, 2022

As students return to class, many find commuting difficult as gas prices are still high. Even though gas prices have dropped since June, inflation is at an all-time high. While many students live in...

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The financial aid office is located in Old Main in room 103.

Students have mixed reactions on Biden’s loan forgiveness

August 30, 2022

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced loan forgiveness to those who have federal student loans. Biden’s plan will forgive $10,000 per borrower that makes between $125,000 to $150,000 in annual...

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Dyke and Terry Rogers pose in front of the new College of Education and Social Sciences logo. (Photo/Blass Guerrero)

WT’s College of Education and Social Sciences renamed after $5 million donation

March 23, 2022

West Texas A&M University announced that the College of Education and Social Sciences is being renamed the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences after Dyke and Terry Rogers donated...

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Eric Jenkins, President and CEO of Education Credit Union announces new student-led branch

Education Credit Union partners with WT to support financial education

January 27, 2022

Eric Jenkins, President and CEO of Education Credit Union announces new student-led branch

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